ochsal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ochsal or dil.ie/33438

Forms: oxal, oxil, oxile, oxalaib, ochsal(l), ocsal(l), oscal(l), asgall, osgal(l), asgal(l), oschal(l), aschal(l), n-oxalaib

n ā,f. (< Lat. axilla, cf. W. asgell `wing') O.Ir. oxal: d s. isind oxil , Thes. ii 255.9 ( Stowe Miss. 64b ), cf. Thes. ii 254.4 . g s. cache oxile , 255.4 . d p. donaib oxalaib , Thes. i 486.33 ( Tur. 35 ). Mid.Ir. ochsal(l), ocsal(l), occas, with metath. oscal(l). Mod. asgall. osgal(l) asgal(l) oschal(l) aschal(l), IGT Dec. § 12.16 .

(a) an armpit : gabais in mnaí foa lethoxail deis, LU 10910 = fóa lethoscail, ZCP v 526.24 . isind achsaill toíbe deiss Ísu, LB 251a68 = i n-oxil in tuib deiss, Thes. ii 254.4 . o thana a thaíb co tiug a ochsaille, TBC2 1903 (LU) = oxaille, TBC 2562 . i nderc a oxaile, TBC2 1327 (oxaille, LU). i ndeirc a occsaille, FM vi 1978.19 . co derc a osgaile, Fianaig. 84.31 . on oscail co cheile di (of a pig), Acall. 2231. du. cu airbaccaib a dā ochsal, LL 266b46 ( MU 32.32 ). conice a dí ocsail, MR 18.4 . asa díb n-axalaib, LU 5676 = n-oxalaib, TBC2 1202. pl. ó filltib a occsall co llet[h]an a les, CCath. 5238. bolgmedon . . . cen asna co achsala[i]b, LL 210a61 .

(b) a wing (cf. W. asgell): donaib oxalaib, Tur. 35 (gl. ad ascellas, cf. Levit. i 15 - 17 Vulg.).

(c) transf. of an angle, bend or sharp curvature in general: isind oxil ochtarthuaiscerdig in the left upper angle (of a cross), Thes. ii 255.9 . tarrla cloidheamh F. a n-oscail uachtarach [sic] sceith righ an domain `the upper shoulder of the shield'. CF 896. Aráib . . . ó hochsail Romuir (= from the gulf of the Red Sea), LL 135b7 . ro cuirit muntera Lagen i n-ascaill Gall `the angle possessed by the foreigners', Cog. 110.6 (taken by Hogan Onom. as n.l.).