túaithbel

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Forms: túathal, tuaithbil, tuathbi[u]l, thuathuil

n o, m. (túath + sel). In Mod. Ir. also túathal.

(a) a turning lefthandwise, against the sun, withershins: a laeua .i. ō tuaithbel, O'Mulc. 774 . is blicht la mnāi cur ar is donaite cach tuat[h]bel, 754 . inní ropu tuathbel dosum (Longinus) issed ón robo dess do Críst, LB 251a70 (see under túaisre). gabdais for imescargain a cheli ic malairt mong ┐ ic cirtlam ┐ ic atlugadh tuaithbil `rendant coup pour coup,' RC xliii 28.8 (perh. adverbial here, see (b)).

(b) As adv. (d s. ?) lefthandwise, from left to right, withershins: desiul scēo tuathbi[u]l do-féce, ZCP xi 93 § 22 . mad tuat[h]bil dotes, Ériu viii 122.14 . arna gentib impadhas tuaithbil, na sidhaighi `the folks that turn withershins, the fairies,' O'Dav. 1600. do inntódar na troich tuaicbel résan teichedh, Caithr. Thoirdh. 15.18 . an lec sin d'iompod fo tri tuaithbhel fair (part of curse left by Maedóc on transgressors), BNnÉ 248.24 . impáidis a bachla ┐ a bhuainmionna fo tri túaith-[bél] ina ttimceall, 236.34 .

(c) With prec. prep. (usually ar, for): impaid in fer sin ar tuaithbel ma cuairt, YBL 84a47 . sōais reime ar tuáthbel `turned it lefthandwise' (a mill), BColm. 58.25 . imasai ar tuaithbel fo thri fair (Satan), Ériu v 122.28 . imshoi for tuaithbiul ar belaib an tsluaigh, ii 120 § 60 . geis do cuairt ... | for tuath Laighean for tuaith-bel, Leb. Cert. 12.8 . In more general sense: a ruisc for tuaithbhil ` askew ,' Marco P. 187 . a shuaircfhir sháimh, ní sámh do reacaireacht sceól ... | ar tuathal táid (of ill tidings), Hackett xii 3 . With i n-: ticub na thuathbel fó thrí | in topair bi buan can breis, Ériu vii 229 § 74 (see under (d).

(d) As prep. with gen.: ro gabsat iarom deisiul Temra ┐ tuaithbiul Breg lefthandwise round B., LU 6747 (BDD). lodar tuaithbel Erenn tar Febal ┐ dar Eas Ruaid ... ┐ dar Mag n-Ai ┐ dar Mag Cruachan, RC xvi 148.19 . cingset assin Chrúachain chrúaid | túathbel nÉrenn dar Áth Lúain, Metr. Dinds. iv 46.2 . imsói tuaithbel in tobuir fo thri, RC xv 315.13 . tig ... in ainim tuaithbel an cuirp, Ériu v 122.44 . tuaithbel na Temhrach, BNnÉ 289.18 .

(e) Attrib. g s. (usually in fig. meanings): go ndiongnadh féin cíor thuathuil don teagh that he would turn the house topsy-turvy, PCT 644 . tuc bleith mulind tuathbil forthu the grinding of a mill turning the wrong way (of an attack on an army), CRR 34.15 . atad go hanordaighthe imaccuairt, ┐ bleith muilinn tuaithfil orra, Cog. 198.z . do thuit tu san bpoll tuaithchill as nach ttigir, Luc. Fid. 292.15 (=túaichel(l) ?). slog ... tuath-bil, PH 8105 . arin tsluagad tuaithbil-sin ` ill-sped ', Ann. Conn. 1315.8 . ina tarmánaib ... tuaithbil, MR 230.20 . an gérait aingceoil ┐ in tlam tuathail ro bai ac milled a maithiusa ┐ a arba, Acall. 4458 v.l. (leg. tuachail ?, Stokes). a tuisleadaig tuaithbil ur-thosaig na h-ingabala `from the awkward stumbling in the front of the flight,' MR 318.4 .

Compd.: ¤ cúairt: is sed luidi a tosaig cetamus Tuaithbiulchuart (túathbel, v.l.) erenn co rrola cuairt connacht, Tall. Étair 65, 4-5 . ? a mbáidh ar dtuathal cuairt (? leg. dtuathalchuairt) re cneastacht chaoin `love which now revolves awry opposed to kind civility' (of the growing unfriendliness of the nobility), Ó Bruad. ii 22.12 .