gemel

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gemel or dil.ie/25619

Forms: geimheal, -il, -li, -li, gemlecha

n m. and f. geimheal m., IGT Decl. § 53 (n p. -il or -li); f. § 54 (g s. and n p. -li): In pl. also gemlecha.

(a) a gyve, a fetter, a chain: glas no gemel no geibenn no slabrad, Laws i 110.11 Comm. frith cech glas ┐ cech gemel ┐ cech foriata ... oslaicthi, LB 133a6 . tabair gemeal (geimil v.l.) cruaid for cimbid, KMMisc. 270 § 8 . Ériu iii 14 § 7 . gemel ... glasiaraind, MR 178.12 . nír cuireadh gíall a ngeimhil, IGT Decl. ex. 1376 . LL 141b3 . mar bhráighid bhíos i ngeimhil, Dán Dé xv 17 . cin scáiliud glais nó gemli, Ériu ii 200.10 . pl. noco maith geill cen geimhle, LL 146b35 = PRIA iii 542 § 17 . mar do beitís gemla iairn ... fái, SG 243.24 . dothoitedur na geimlecha ... de, ZCP vi 287.10 . glais no geimlecha itir cach dá n-ánraid, MR 176.4 , 24 . d'folach ... na saer-geimlech, MR 178.1 . tucait iat hi ṅgémlib cus-in rig, PH 982 . Ériu x 80 § 43 . as bhar n-geimlechaib ... glas-iaraind, MR 178.4 . dochuirsiot a nglais ┐ a ngeimhle díobh, AFM vi 1992.3 . Often captivity: rochuinig Colman ... Maelodrán a geimhel dó asked for M.'s release, BColm. 68.13 . E ... do gabail do Donncadh ┐ a lecan a gemil do arís, RC xviii 196.x ; ib. 15.24 . do éludh a geimheal, AFM iii 134.7 . iatt i ngeimhlibh isin Mumhain, ii 950.16 . With subj. gen.: i ngeimel Taidg, ZCP viii 225 § 42 . i ngeimiul Néill, xiv 258.10 . Fig. ... co mēt teimil truim | mo dā rosc i ngeimil (ngeimel MS) grinn, ZCP vi 263 § 8 . cuirfead do chos a ngeimhiol isna liontuibh, Luc. Fid. 344.4 . a ngeibhlibh an pheacaidh, 241.4 . an ré 'san ghrian i ngeimheal, TD 21.40 .

(b) In specific sense of chain : batar ... geimli asin ær sin, slatine argait 'arna fighe ... asna geimlibh sin, Aisl. Tond. 117 § 2.

(c) Transferred of captives, hostages (by poetic licence) : Ní dúal cairde ar creich ngeimhil, Ériu ix 162 § 1 . do-ghénsa ... chreich ngeimhle, 163 § 3 . fine Néill na náoi ngeimiol, Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 18 § 27 ; Cf. TD 8.8 .

Compd. ¤trom, IGT Decl. ex. 536.