ámaill(e)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ámaill(e) or dil.ie/3059

Forms: ámhuill, á.

n ámhuill f., IGT Decl. § 13 . á.¤ , § 3 .

(a) playing, sporting: roscarsam friar n-amalla / aca mbimmís fri cach sel, LL 14516 ( Ériu v 211.88 ). barrthar bang chosnaimh ó cCuinn / an dol-sain ann ar amhuill `. . . has been checked from sporting there', Gleanings 32 § 24 . cleachtaim ámhuill ar iul ndíomhaoin, DDána 33.1 . gan mharthain do mhac Áine / rug don éigse a hamáille `has robbed poetry of her gaiety', Studies 1924, 89 § 30 (As the rhyme shows this example belongs to amáille, ed.). diongnadh ná damhoill, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 212.44 . ag ámhaill ┐ ag súgradh ria (a cat with a mouse), TSh. 2345 .

(b) In follg. perh. with implication of trickery, deceit: ? rufer āmaill im cech cāin / Alend `has made sport of every law', Hail Brigit 12 . na secht pecaidh mharbhtha-sa / nochan ḟanat dā n-ábhaill, ZCP xiii 10.4 . ní fuighthe t'fhine ar ámhuill `thy race was not to be lightly won', Aithd. D. 68.19 . cládh a ḟeadhma um ámhuillibh `there is victory over his effort in my schemes', Ériu ix 164 § 18 . beiridh gell ar úaim uirre / eng do ḟúaigh tre ámuille, IGT Decl. ex. 196 .

(c) Of the fingers: na dena amhailthi leat lámhaibh = nec . . . digitum extendas `practice no tricks with your hands', ITS xxix 138.20 . da bhfaictear an teaslán go hamhaillibh le na lamhuibh ar in bhfroighidh . . . signighidh bás clawing at the wall, 23 K 42, 166 a.18 .

(d) In general sense of behaviour, action(s), etc.: báthadh gráidh an ámhaill úd (: cámhaill) (of Cain's murder of Abel), DDána 31.10 . gabhaid sgela a bheatha ┐ a bhuan ámhaille `they enquire of his life and conversation', Carswell 43.14 . do chaitheamh ar mbeathadh anamhaillibh ┐ a dtreighibh diadha `in all godly conversation', 189.9 . neimhcindteacht angibluibh no na ngabhail, no anámhaille eile `dissolution in apparell, gesture, and other his doynges', 48.y . aithrechas . . . do dhenamh ar son ar naingidheachta ┐ ar námhailleadh neamhdhiadha at adhaighse `ungodly behaviour towards thee', 184.3 .

Note also: amald .i. a malitia , O'Mulc. 44 . bebais brón- āmaill ṁbratha / mac móralaind Murchada, LL 15906 .