oircél

Cite this: eDIL s.v. oircél or dil.ie/33695

Forms: oircel

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(? Lat. orcellus, Studies on Early Ireland 16 ). (a) a trough : bla muc oircel, Laws iii 242.13 . g s. torc orcela a trough-hog (i.e. a home-fed one), i 122.6 . cu bhfuair [in mac] isinn orcel i raibhi ┐ sé oc cluichi frisna tonna `in the trough (?)', Lism. L. 2170 (of a child fallen from a cliff into the sea).

(b) chute of a mill : oircel, Laws i 124.18 (one of the parts of a mill, glossed .i. dar a cel ṡilis in t-uisci, 140.19 ). pl. docuiredar cach ai i tuaim alaile amail orceil tairechtae (of opposing ocean-currents), Corm. Y 323. muilend .x. forcél, FB 52 ( LU 8699 ) = dec n-oirccel, Eg. ? ancid sreba ar oircelaib, ZCP viii 104.4 .