saill

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n (sall ā, f.) salted meat, esp. bacon ; but the word is not restricted to the latter, cf. the compds. bó-shaill corned beef, úr-shaill fresh bacon (i.e. pork) distinguished from sen-sh.¤ bacon (old hard-cured Peritia xv 320 n. 54 , matured MacCongl.² 192 ). By some Edd. also translated `fat'. s.¤, imm . . ., Triads 170 . s.¤ muicce . . . s.¤ bruicc, LL 297a30 , 36 = SG 364.23 , 27 . mani chaithea . . . feoil ┐ s.¤ fresh meat and salted (bacon?), Mon. Tall. 146.14 . sall dó i treissi, Críth G. 300 . s.¤ gin tsaille `fat without being salted', Laws iv 380.11 Comm . a ssall (sic MS.), a mmil, a cruithnecht, Ériu iv 163.12 . tabraidh don file ith ┐ s.¤ , O'Dav. 1611 (sall, v.l.). sáll `bacon', MacCongl. 37.11 . sall boc[c] brainech, 79.24 . conamailt s.¤ ┐ bōṡ.¤ foa, Corm. Y 883 (76.11) . a s.¤ méth do sainmesaib bacon-fat (?), ZCP vi 271.20 (a perquisite of monks). tomus na saille ┐ na tinne, Laws ii 250.15 Comm . de croch[t]aib saildi `flitches of bacon', Mon. Tall. 128.13 . tinne saille, Thes. ii 339.14 ( Hy. v Comm . ). a llucht saille, 334.1 . tine sailli, Irish Texts i 4 § 10 . secht n-airtim di forbaidh saille fora srūib, Sc.M² 23 (`fat', Gloss.). toocht senshaille etir cech dā toocht ūrsaille of bacon . . . of pork, MacCongl. 117.26 . ni berbamm salla na cárnai, Alex. 883 = sallu, Anecd. v 3.29 = s.¤ na carnu, BB 498a48 . s.¤ ur leaghtha no im gan tsalann melted pork fat (?), Irish Texts v 5.20 . As fictitious n.pr.: mac Saille Súgmaire, MacCongl. 79.2 . ? dom inghreim beo fá bhórd le soill mar shás, Ó Bruad. ii 140.x .

Compd. ¤charna: flaith corma ┐ sallcarna bruithe, ZCP xv 245.4 (Thurn. takes as dvandva compd. bacon and beef) ( Laws ii 202.11 ).