anbáil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. anbáil or dil.ie/3388

Forms: anbóil

adj also anbóil and perh. -aíl (see below) (an + fóill); adj. of vague meaning, common in hyperbole and us. alliterating: Sergius . . . a theist is ard anbail (: fagbail) very great , Gorm. Feb. 24 . crothadh anbháil arrachta excessive , TBC p. 545 n.5 . do c[h]uirset greim anbáil air, ML² 284 . coccadh anbháil etir . . . Conn . . . ┐ Aodh, FM iv 1186.12 . a mbeith i n-eiccen anbhail, v 1740.1 . i ngalar anba anbhóil (: Roimh), BNnÉ 276 § 259 . g. anbháil (anfforlannach v.l.), 275 § 257 . eagla anbāil, ML² 979 . aingcise anbháile na hanma, TSh. 7878 . bedgaid do bhithin a chráid / 'na chrithir ḟergaig anbháil `in a mighty tremor of resentment', O'Gr. Cat. 461.15 . ag fornaidhe an uilc anbháil `extraordinary evil', TD 4.24 . an téigmheadh (= éigem) ainbháil eccobsaidh na mban, Ériu v 76.1 . ícc anbail ina einech, MR 132.4 . an éaraic uile anbháil (: láibh), DDána 39.4 . fleochud mor ┐ falcc anbail, MR 68.6 . anfadh anbháil, TSh. 2054 . tuile éigse anbháile (: Dáire), Content. x 23 . mine chluinead . . . in n-nual[l] n-anuail, TTebe 408 . na nuala arda anbaile, Smaointe B. Chr. 3717 . uch, a Dhé, as anbháil an fhoir, ZCP x 26.12 . Of a weapon: ro ghabhastur an óirsgiath . . . n-anbhóil . . . gona bile . . . anbháil terrible, Cath MT 491 . Of a person: fatha marbtha Eōin āin / do muintir hIrúaith anbāil, Ériu iv 174 § 4 . anbhal .i. anbfóill .i. romhór, O'Cl. Adv.: rofu- bad Find co hanbail, LL 193a32 . fo cinget in roth co hanbhail imdiscir, TBC 5614 . glaoidhes C. go hanbhail ar Laogh, p. 561 n.7 . creidit na manaigh co hanbail / cabair d'faghbáil dóib ó'n righ, SG 23.8 . lá co n-oidhci do co hanbháil / can a fhaghbáil de ó dheoin Dé, 27.29 . atracht co hanbhfhail, Lism. L. 1485 . co anbail oscardha, MR 120.3 . bátar co hanbhail esrainti greatly scattered, CCath. 737 .

? Also: co cath ard Ocha a.¤ (: cain, leg. anbaíl: caín ?), Met. Dinds. iii 12.142 . Appar. as subst. in: tug mac an Dagdha . . . / serc gan tarba fri hanbaíl / do mnaí Ch., Met. Dinds. iv 270.5 . Perh. forms of anbal.

Cf. anfóill.