bledmíl

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bledmíl or dil.ie/6109
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: bledmil, bladhmhíla

(bled + 1 míl) sea-monster, some kind of reptile; whale: nerea .i. bled-mil .i. animalia maris , Thes. ii 46.30 , 361.32 (bled-). bledmil gl. rubeta, Goid. 71.1 . 'san domnach dodechaid ass / a broinn in bledhmil Ionas, Ériu iii 144 § 14. míol mór no bleidh mhíol mhara, O'Cl. bloach. abrat bleidmil (one of seven `gella' which are unprofitable), Laws v 250.4 . ro thuissim Día bleidhmíla mora muirídí ( Gen. i 21 ), BB 15b25 . ra ngeiseand bleigmil do muir, Anecd. i 18.12 `the monsters of the main', RC xiv 402 § 9 ; `the monster of the sea ´ (? of a seal) ZCP xxvii 52 . do delbaib . . . b.¤ n-ingantach in betha (of ornament on a shield), TTr.² 1004 . amal ba bledhmhil do torathraibh in maru, CCath. 3646. bladhmhíla, RC xxiv 374.1 . do bhéicsead na bleidhmhíola, DDána 46.44 .

See blédmaind, bledmall.