screpul(l), scripul(l)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. screpul(l), scripul(l) or dil.ie/36628

Forms: sgriball, sgreball

n o,m. (Lat. scripulus, see Ped. i 211 ) sgriball, sgreball, IGT Decl. § 17 (71.18) . a scruple : screpul quasi scripul, ab eo quod est scripulus , Corm. Y 1150 . ? dee .i. screbal, O'Mulc. 336 . ? scrupul .i. cloch fil a muir ruaidh .i. comthrom screpaill, conadh uaithi aderar, O'C. 1466 ( H. 3.18, 651 ).

(a) in Laws a unit of value, ⅟24 of an ounce or milch cow and equal to 3 pinginn. See Thurn., ZCP xiv 342 , xv 254 . uair .ui. grainni .x. ┐ .u. ced ┐ .lx. comtrom uingi. Uair cethra graindi fiched cruithnechta comtrom in screpaill airgid 576 grains make an ounce . . . 24 grains of wheat make a scruple of silver, Laws v 18.8 Comm . ó she lethpendingib gabar inotacht in tomhais; na sé lethpendinge is trí lán pendinge, na trí lan pendinge is screpall, ┐ is amhluidh so ro soich in tricha scripall on aig the three full pinginn make a s., O'Don. 903 ( H. 3.17, 645 ). ro suidiged a fochraicside for seot (sic leg.) deich screbul a sét of the value of ten scripuli, Laws iv 212.x . ro suidiged for seot (sic leg.) .ui. scripall (sic leg.) a fuillem, v 378.5 . colpach ocht scribull (sic leg.) acht cethoro pingeinne a heifer of eight s. less four pence, 172.2 Comm . molt . . . .i. s.¤ a fiu, ii 226.11 , see ZCP xiv 342 . in screpall (sic leg.) .i. log fir fognama ┐ meich, i 212.16 Comm . doní saorus in breithemh . . . don screpall deolaidh, O'Don. 559 ( H. 3.17, 439 ). naidm fri tri certle is fiu screpull, O'Dav. 617 (cf. Ériu xiii 43.19 ). scripul i turorguin uire iar trib druchtaibh, 677 . For s.¤ in- dracuis see indracus. In non-legal documents: sē scripuil for unga an ounce and six scruples (a fine), Cáin Ad. 44 . inna da sill is da scripul co leth, RC viii 368.3 . co rirfe in fer uallach a enech ┐ a anmain ar lóg ōenscripuil, xxvi 44.5 . gach teine . . . do bhíodh screaball nó trí pinginne ag rígh Múmhan do chíos uirre, Keat. ii 3819 . Note also: cuitbide . . . .i. ní ferr lethscripul `not better than half a scruple' (i.e. valueless) gl. fribolus, Sg. 49b10 .

(b) the s.¤ óir probably represented a different value (not found in Laws): nī rogaib A. acht . . . screpald óir cecha bantōsigi, Cáin Ad. 24 . screbal óir gach fhir, Acall. 1432 . a chís rigda . . . .i. screpall óir . . . .i. cethraimthi uinge óir a scruple of gold, i.e. ¼ of an ounce, LB 132b3 . achtmad oen- screpul óir no argit, LL 304a11 ( RC xiii 86.12 , SG 379.20 , Lism. L. 307.27 ).

(c) in general sense of fee, contribution, tribute, cess (freq. of the sum paid to a cleric for the exercise of his office, etc.): roddet o manchaib na túath | . . . | in screpol issin cendfhathe the s.¤ and (`in', Ed.) the bequest (?), Ériu viii 68.24 (see cen- naithe). screpul doberar do gilli no óclig `a groat' (as a reward), Mon. Tall. 143.8 (den scribul, 12 ). screpul fóss is cūairt is cāin | duit, a C[h]olmāin, BColm. 48.30 . da n-ícat mo screpul-sa (said by Moling), Anecd. ii 34 § 2 . Mael-Isu, comarba Patraic, for cuairt Muman . . . co tuc a lanchuairt, eter screpal ┐ edpurta `both cess and donations', AU ii 20.2 , cf. 76.12 ff . tucsad screball cumaili cacha tuaithi do cacha bliadna .i. tri ba ┐ timthacht cach rig dogebad rigi da cloind they gave him (St. Cormac) a s.¤ of the value of a cumal for every túath, Ir. Texts iii 4 § 10 (= BB 234a25 ). sgreball caethrech a tribute of sheep, Hy Maine 80.6 . With qualifying gen.: do orduigh screaball baithis Pádraig ar gach neach da ngabhadh baisteadh san Mhumhain .i. trí pinginne Patrick's baptismal fee, Keat. iii 377 . Cf. doberar screaball dó ara bhaisded .i. sect pinginne oir, Lism. L. 2832 . dorat Ciarán a clog do Caeimgen i comurtha a n-oentad ┐ i screpul a chomnae as his communion-fee, 4470 . an sgreaball ongtha fee for unction, Hy Maine 80.1 . doberatt bale . . . dō ina screpul soscēlae `gospel-tax', BColm. 42.13 . screpall soiscéla, a airdrí Muman . . . Cá screpall sin, a chleirig? . . . Crich ┐ ferann don chleirech, ar Beineoin, Acall. 5393 (`gospel-penny', Gloss.). doratt . . . na hImlecha i screpall a thodhuisci do Dia ┐ do Chiarán as a fee for his restoration to life, RC xxvi 370.27 = Arch. iii 226.2 . ? Cf. screpall ar feoil | eoinmhet ar eoch mall (screpul ar feoil naige, v.l.), IT iii 84.11 .

(d) as a unit of weight: nī fuirecht cid óen screpul ba mo tríun arailiu `that one third was greater than another by a single scruple' (of a piece of silver broken into three pieces), Hy. v 80 ( Thes. ii 346 ). ro cuiredh a chorp a comrair fo iadhadh, ┐ tucait secht scribhaill de ór fora ucht, RC xlvi 248.30 . See scrubul.

(e) piece, morsel : screapall beg don chiaraigh `a little piece of the wax', Fl. Earls 34.17 . ro tescadh screpal beac dieroile chloich ndīp, 164.28 . Cf. scrupul.