airgal

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ā, f. vn. of ar-fich.

(a) act of boiling, bursting forth; upheaval: is damhnai uamhain na cóic ergala sescat ar .ccc. donaib teinethsliabhaibh do madmaim for talmandaib `the bursting of the 365 ranges of fiery mountain', Ériu ii 136 § 122 . Fig. conroib irgal désercce in spirto indiunn gl. spiritu feruentes, Wb. 5d18 .

(b) act of fighting; strife, contest, battle: i n-irgail `in conflict ', Wb. 3b11 . robatar . . . ic urgail dara chend, LL 225b18 ( TTr. 615 ). mór n-ergal ṅdegrach ṅdian, SR 7081 . catha ┐ urtha ┐ irgala (types of tales), Laws i 46.4 Comm. adchíu dofócrat far mná / a ngnúis tarsna ergala, LU 6583 (TBC). ergal ān riam, scīath taulgel ina laim '(may) splendid battle (be waged) before him!' TBC-LL¹ 3365 , Celtica x 148 . robrisius aurgala for triunu na túath, 9349 . fir i n-irgalaib, 8431 ( FB § 29 ). ro fosaighedh an ergal ┐ an t-imairecc ann, CCath. 5803 . d'ionnsoighidh na hiorghoile, DDána 85.4 . ar orgail (: orduigh), Dán Dé xxiv 1 . Fig. Ailill . . . / aurgail ūais amraid, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 34 . comla ergaile shield of battle (of a warrior), LU 4842 (TBC).

(c) line of battle, battalion: o ergail gl. acie, Ml. 34c12 . in ergail gl. in acie, 47c2 . ilchéta do cechtar in dá ergal, TTr.² 947 . itir dá hirgail, Alex. 23 . ro coṅgaibthe trá na da urgail ó theirt co nónai, RC viii 56.11 . co tenid leonas ergala `to the fire that wounds battalions', Ériu i 116 § 5 . arms: ni tidbarid far mbaullu i n-irgail ar beolu diabuil gl. sed neque exhibetis membra uestra arma iniquitatis, Wb. 3b11 . irgala firinne diar ndítin gl. per arma iustitiae, 15d39 . irgala gl. induamur arma lucis, 6a28 .