cuisle

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cuisle or dil.ie/13704

 

Forms: -end, -inde, cuslend, cuislibh

n n, f. c.¤ f., g s. -end, -inde, IGT Decl. § 145 (cf. n s. cuslend, LL 18574 ). d p. cuislibh (: thuismhidh), DDána 17.12 .

(a) pipe, tube; stalk, stem : for deirc cuislinde `by the hole of a pipe', Ériu ii 134 § 113 . do ibh digh . . . / tres an ccuislinn `tube', Leb. Gab.(i) 44.z glossed tres an corn, n. 14 . cenglait a croinn cu snighenn sugh friu amail chuslenna uiscidhe `juice drops from them like watery pipes', Marco P. 163 . [oendircu a-ccind] na cuslindi, ZCP xii 273.12 , cf. RC xx 335 § 1 . ? cúig préamha dhéag ceann i gceann / as a n-éabha céad cuisleann, DDána 60.27 (`géag', Gloss.).

(b) (musical) pipe, flute: c.¤ Brigdi `Flöte', ZCP xix 121.5 . cuisli .i. crand ciuil, Lec. Gl. 402 , M 216 . Stowe Gl. 283 . O'Curry 963 ( H 3.18, 415 ). bindfogur na cuslend n-órdae, LU 7367 (BDD). re ciuin-ḟogar na cuisleann ciuil, MR 168.21 . cuisleanna cóire `harmonious pipes' (Notes), Ériu xiii 40.4 ( O'Dav. 1095 ). co ndergenai cuislind ndēgabail dīb `a double pipe', Otia iii 50.5 = ZCP xix 118 § 10 . gláedh . . . na cuislenn catha, CCath. 475 . mar sgotha ceoil a cuislinn, Dán Dé xxv 29 . Meaning uncertain in phr. c.¤ cenēoil (see cenél).

(c) blood-vessel, vein, artery, pulse; sinew : cusle gl. vena, Ir. Gl. 99 . uenas .i. na héte ochta, no na cuislenna, Gild. Lor. 222 . cuisleanna fairsinga = venas latas, RSláinte 9440 . c.¤ an ailt (= saphena) `saphenic vein', Rosa Angl. 34.9 . cuislenna a scamhán, CCath. 2537 . an ch.¤ dhearg dhian, PBocht 5.17 . c.¤ dhonnḟola, DDána 3.30 . legur c.¤ a laimh = phlebotomari ex brachio, ZCP xviii 264 .y . ligin na cuislinni is in fiabrus, RC xlix 21.11 . tinnsgnam . . . don chuisleinn = de fleubothomia, RSláinte 9390 . C. décc do chuislinn `venesection', AFM iv 662.10 . ? cu cuslind cu cumtach cóir (of a woman), LL 16758 (`pulse', RC xlvii 298.2 ). is eadh is c.¤ ann, friothbhualadh gluasachta an chroidhe, TSh. 1657 .

As term of endearment: mo cuit, mo c.¤ , Ériu ii 89 § 9 . tú dhúinn bhus ch.¤ chroidhe `the vein of my heart', O'Hara 2189 .

(d) In general sense of strength, vigour, spirit : bhar nithe is bhar gcuisleanna `your hopes and your interests', Ó Bruad. ii 8.4 . a gc.¤ 's a mórdhacht, O'Rah. 124.87 .