cúasal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cúasal or dil.ie/13374

Forms: cúsal

n also cúsal = cúas.

(a) hollow, cavity : a cuasallaib a cinn, LL 409b8 = i cúsalaib . . . `cavities', MR 232.10 . a cusalaib talman, Acall. 3514 v.l. (a ccuasaib bruach, text). a cusalaibh dubaib doimnib (of hell), YBL 162b37 . i clúsalaibh (cusalaibh, v.l.) doimhnibh in mhara, BNnÉ 98 § 8 . a cusalaib a sciath hollow or concave sides, Acall. 3014 v.l.

(b) cell; prison : co cend teora bliadna a cusail ┐ a carcair, 23 O 48 i, 27b (Lib. Flav. Fergusiorum) .

(c) Of container (?) used in women's work, basket ? (cf. Celtica i 299 where cusal is taken as = casal): im crandbolg, im rinde, im chusail `hoops', Laws i 150.10 .i. gairit, .i. cruind rigind .i. crandoga beca no bith aca anallót im an abras, 152.23 Comm. cusal .i. rinde, O'Mulc. 280 . causal .i. rinde, O'Curry 9 ( H 3.18, 66a ). rinde .i. cruind. causail .i. rainde fota son, 794 ( H 3.18, 370a ).