teimel

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n o (cf. teim). o, m., IGT Decl. § 53.

(a) darkness, gloom: anadchither tri themel, Wb. 12c12 . ba hi temul dugníth saul ... intleda ... fri duaid, Ml. 30a3 . for tuaith Herenn bai temel, Lib. Hymn. 101.41 . ata a n-inis Doimli nó Temle .i. fo t.¤ ro buí in inis, Fél. 166.11 . ? marbh do thamh tria thar t.¤ , BB 28b29 = temen, LL 7a18 . atchuingid Ruadán in dubthemell isin tellaig co ná bia dé do chlethi i Temraig co bráth, SG 78.7 . Frequ. in chevilles: temel truag, SR 909 . tánic rempi cen temel, Metr. Dinds. iii 244.25 . ba tiamda t.¤ , LL 6b45 . cen tlás temil, Metr. Dinds. iv 236.23 . Of obscurity of title to land due to lapse of time (Plummer MS. notes): nisdim (?) temel tomailt ire iter finib imanetar .i. nocha dimther a ferann ar in fine eturru budein cia ro beth nech oca tomailt co tisadh teimel tairis, H 3.18, 235a ( O'Curry 434 ).

(b) darkness considered as an enveloping or concealing medium: teimheal .i. sgáth no folach, O'Cl. conaroib temel inna tol domunde tar rosc for nanme, Wb. 21a8 . ni fil ... fíal no temel eter muntir nime ┐ inna nóemu, LU 1986 . tír í dá dtéarnó a teimheal `a land from which a veil hath rolled away,' TD 32.78 . mór ar a dtéid teimheal `is being forgotten,' PBocht 22.1 . With particular reference to Mark xv 33 : in tan forcomnacuir in gnímso crochtha crist ┐ dodechuid temel tarsin gréin ... din temul, Ml. 16c5 , 7 . doluid temel tarsan mbith, Ériu i 41 § 3 . ar an domhan ... táinig teimheal dorcha dubh, Dán Dé xx 33.

(c) darkness, shadow on the human features: ra chondaic C. mí-delb ┐ mí-themel ... bar Fer diad, TBC-LL¹ 3651 . matat co mēt teimil truim | mo dā rosc, ZCP vi 263 § 8 . dodechaid temel tart'gnūis, 266 § 6. teimil for gruadaibh (in hell), RC xxviii 318 § 35 . gnaoi do ghabh teimheal ar dtós, DDána 59.14 . créad ... an teimheal ... tainic ar do dheilbh, Ériu v 80.10 .

(d) Hence gloom, dejection: spirat Dē gan troimt.¤ , Ériu iii 144 § 18 . do gab teimhel treb taidhen, BCC 220.11 . bennacht fora nirnaigthi | ro scar misi re t.¤ , RC xlvi 251 § 5.

(e) stain, blemish, fault: temel imorbais Ádaim, LU 10866 . ar a clú ní lēig teimheal | faill 'na einech ní léigeann, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 93 § 32 . ní fuighthear ... | teimheal ar thaobhaibh th'aolchlach, DDána 68.34 . tré bheith gan tsal gan teimheal, téid siad ar neamh, TSh. 4851 . a chéillidh dochí an timheal | ar rosc cháich don chéadshilleadh `who dost see the spot in the eyes of others,' Ó Bruad. ii 158.

(f) death (cf. teime): `ba' ┐ `temel' nar timcheall | ag sloinned ega gan feall, Metr. Gl. 3.3 . nó go dtí i dteimheal | táirthir ní fa dheireadh de 'before he goes into oblivion, something good eventually comes from him', Giolla Brighde 76 § 11 . ? cf. gur chuireastar a ceann cen tuisel cen tuirbreadh dā teimhiol-mhuinél, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) i 226.18 .

In n.pr. Fer Temel, BDD² 73.2 .

Compd. ¤garb: folt trom teimhiol-gharbh air dark bristling hair, CRR² 74.18 .