drolam

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n o, m. (1 drol). See LEIA D-200 , Sprache xliv 45 . ring attached to an object, serving as a handle, staple, etc. Of the Ark: cethri drolaim di ór dron ┐ asind airc dia himmarchor (= quattuor annulos, Exodus xxxvii 3 ), SR 4309 , cf. BB 242a23 (droluim) = YBL 292a18 . Of side-rings or handles of a cauldron: trascairthair . . . forsin coire co memaid a dóe láma forsin d.¤ iarthairach `the further lug', Ériu vi 148.45 . focairt side láim dar d.¤ in choiri, ZCP ix 191.36 . Of handles of a cup: coilech argait ┐ dí d.¤ da cech leth ass, LB 158a20 . cuach . . . ceithri drolaim ass, Ériu i 44.31 . Of staples for a bolt: comla ibair . . . ┐ dá d.¤ íaraind esse ┐ indber íarind arin dá d.¤ sin, MU² 915 . Of the ring or handle fixed in Balor's eyelid by which it was lifted: cetrar turcbaud a mālaig dia shōl cona drolum omlithi triena mālaig, RC xii 100 § 133 . In follg. exx. the exact meaning is doubtful: dá dagtrian damseiche [do chriss] im-medón cach ae ┐ it remithir sliastae fir cech dubdrolom cetharchoir fordadúna `each quadrangular clasp' (a buckle through which the hide was passed at each end?), BDD § 130 . Of a door: benaim-siu in drolom imme frisin comlaidh ngrotha, co tancator dá doirseoir imach, MacCongl. 123.12 (`the knocker of butter'; perh. for 1 drol). Cf. in drolan urgartha .i. crothla bis ar dorus airlisi an deoraid Dé, O'Dav. 543 (prob. same word). focheird a coisliasait báin | ar in derdrolam derggóir, LL 164a2 = Metr. Dinds. iv 38 (of a stone attached to a gold chain; perh. the staple to which the chain was fastened).