1 cumal

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Forms: cumaile, cumle, cumail, cumhal, comhail

n ā, f. g s. us. cumaile; cumle, Ériu iii 135.3 . a p. cumail (= handmaids), Gen. xxxiii 2 . cumhal (ó thrí cíallaibh) f., IGT Decl. § 12 . comhail (n du.), Eochairsg. 86.35 .

(a) female slave, bondwoman; later woman-in-waiting; servant, maid: c.¤ .i. cum mola .i. ben bīs fri bleith mbrōn, ar is ē mod frisa mbītis cumala dōera riasíu dorōntais muilind, Corm. Y 324 . cacht .i. c.¤ .i. bantraill, O'Mulc. 265 . cumala caínógat a ngnímu, Críth G. 485 . bla cumaile lec ┐ losat, Laws iii 274.18 . mug, c.¤ cimid (in list of seven things incapable of being given in fief), v 222.2 . do dechaidh co a cumhula, Blathm. 213 . da chumail, ┐ ocht ndoerammuis, RC xx 140.29 (ACC). hi foxal do moga, do chumaile, O'D. 73 ( H 3.17, 63 ). atconnairc c.¤ ele he (i.e. Peter), PH 3183 . cumhal Chríost (of Mary at annunciation), PBocht 9.2 . mac do chumhaile, Exodus xxiii 12 . ro ghabh a heirred cumuili, Caithr. CC 29 . co[n]a comail coimidechta maid-in-waiting , RC vi 184.21 . bert D. . . . Brigit dia reicc . . . do cumail fognuma, Vita Br. 13 .

(b) Name of a variable unit of value; generally fixed at three milch cows (see Thurn., ZCP xiv 341 ; Críth G. pp. 81 - 2 ) or equivalent to thirty-five acres of land Ériu xlix 27 , xxii 84 n. 10 , but note the follg. variations: teora cumala . . . .i. secht mba in gach c.¤ dib, O'Curry 1829 ( 23 Q 6, 47 b ). c.¤ sé mbó ┐ leth eneclainne isin crolighe cumaile, ┐ is í in c.¤ smachta metha ┐ c.¤ techtaighthe, O'D. 833 ( H 3.17, 595 ). c.¤ fichi(t) seoit . . . Leth-cumul, dech seoit, ZCP xiv 368.10 - 11 . cutruma c.¤ cana Padraicc ┐ c.¤ cana Cormaic . . . uair ni fuil isin c.¤ is mo acud acht ocht mba . . . c.¤ eladnach hí . . . .i. c.¤ do thabairt ar boin ar fichit, O'Curry 577 - 8 ( H 3.18, 278 ). bo ar fichit . . . do lulacubh, cunute sin secht cumulu urruduis, Laws ii 134.15 Comm. is mó c.¤ cana no c.¤ urraduis, Cóic Con. 50 § 97 H. an c.¤ sin is ar cethraime .vii. cumala ata, O'Curry 2577 ( Eg. 88, (49)d ) (of c.¤ aintestais. See aintestas). c.¤ ocht mba smacht nemdénma in gairi, O'D. 934 ( H 3.17, 658c ). is for cumail deich set conamas in c.¤ sin la Feine, Laws v 400.23 - 24 . cumala beca dibside, di uingi go le[th] cach cumaile, acht aon ch.¤ tri nuinge, O'Curry 962 ( H 3.18, 415 ). tucsad sgreball cumaili gacha tuaithi . . . .i. tri ba, Irish Texts iii 4.31 . Cf. ech c.¤ x. set . . . ech c.¤ trichat set horse worth 10 séts, Laws v 414.22 , 24 .

(c) Less specifically: ríthæ intech sin fri C. . . . ar chumil n-arggit, Thes. ii 240.2 (Ardm.). tri .vii. c.¤ , LU 5589 (TBC). ocht cumala a eneclann (of a `rí buiden'), Críth G. 469 . ba gabálta i cumail é (of ram) `the equivalent of a c.', TBC-LL² 63 . carpat trí secht c.¤ , 97 . in cocholl . . . / cemad fhiū trī secht c.¤ , MacCongl. 111.4 . carpat cethre cumala (sic), TFrag. 44.14 . .uii. cumala . . . .i. colg déd ┐ eó-ch.¤ (.i. dealg) ┐ sgíath-ch.¤ ┐ cris-ch.¤ ┐ brat-ch.¤ etc. `c.¤ of brooches, a c. of shields', Ériu xvi 67.113 - 5 . .x. cumala bana .i. di argat nó findruine, ii 4.10 . forgu cumaile c.¤ airgit, O'Curry 578 ( H 3.18, 287 ). de chumalaibh airggididibaon dan .i. ni thed na aill inn acht airgget, 472 ( 247 ). caéca eoch n-ændátha . . . a carbad cumhaile, ZCP xiii 175.19 . Cf. .uii. ancellas redere, Trip.² 2495 . See 3 airer, etc.), crólige, máithre, senorba, 1 tír.

(d) In wider sense of fine, mulct, compensation : c.¤ .i. éraic, O' Lec. Gl. 372 . M 186 . dia do chumail am chinaid `as sufficient fine for my offence', Metr. Dinds. iii 62.106 . cia file ar ccumhaluibh dlighidh?, Ériu xiii 18.4 . go ceithre sédoibh a cumhuile curp, 22.28 . do chuinghidh a cana ┐ a chumhaile, RC xliii 44.20 . c.¤ cís ┐ cáin, Leb. Cert.² 1644 . d'iarraidh chumail[e] Airt, RC xliii 26.7 . is greim cumaile pennaiti gabas a cur for muir no dul go eclais, O'Curry 2251 ( Eg. 88, 18(19)c ). c.¤ .v. seoit x, 246 ( H 3.18, 141 ). icfad sí cumalo a mac ro marbadh, Ériu viii 175.4 . c.¤ inn o Fh., RC xliii 14.11 . ic iarair na c.¤ i ndiguin a brathar, RC xx 140.24 (ACC). asrenar c.¤ cana cach fecht `a cumal prescribed by law(?)', O'Dav. 744 . créacht gan chumhail `a wound entailing no fine', Aithd. D. 74.4 .

In prep. phr. i cumail, i cumalaib in recompense for, as penalty for: uinnsiu . . . hi c.¤ do céile cōeca sleg, ZCP xiii 175.24 . ná sir cert a cumhail deilgi, IGT Decl. ex. 1237 . ro iarr si umla fort-sa a cumail in gníma sin, Grail 2232 . a gcumhoil ó othar fhuair / a thochmharc le tuloigh mBriain, O'Hara 2575 . co tuc da .xx. déc bó . . . i cumalaib meic C., Ann. Inisf. 246.4 .