tochell

Cite this: eDIL s.v. tochell or dil.ie/41076
Last Revised: 2019

n (-ó- ?) o, n. (but cf. ní biur do thochaill, Fraech 122 ; cia toichill berae, TBC-I¹ 961 ; decl. perh. influenced by fidchell.) stake (in game of fidchell), usually in phr. berid X t.¤ Y X wins Y's stake, defeats him: madh tú beras mo thoceall (tóchell, LU), Ériu xii 174.24 . berar tochell M., 29 . berar tochell nEchada an lá sin. `Rucais mó tochell,' for Eochaid, 180.3 . damair a thoceall fo chédóir `he yielded his stake,' 182.6 . is [s]ainmuinter cach la fechtus bēus beiess a tochell, Corm. Y 607 . go rocurit fidhcelda na Temrach dia saigidh-sium ┐ gou rug-som a toichell, RC xii 78 § 69 . Hence: toichill .i. buaidh, ut est, rucadh toichill Eathach an lá sin, O'Curry 1482 ( H 3.18, 661 ). toichioll .i. buaidh, O'Cl.