boicmell

Cite this: eDIL s.v. boicmell or dil.ie/6292

 

n [o, m.] (1 or 2 boc + mell) name of a kind of fool: ni bi raith friut . . . b.¤ (.i. fo a mbit na mill buic fo bragaid, n. 10, ref. to goitres ? Plummer MS. notes) . . . ┐ inann in bobre ┐ in buicmeall ┐ in meallach suirig . . . ┐ in druth go rath `let not be surety for you . . . a `b.¤'', Ériu xi 73 § 7. Cf. bocmeall .i. fo mbit na mill buicc braghad no is boc ar merdacht mella congna `(one) under whom are the soft lumps of the neck. Or he is a he-goat for madness (who has) the lumps of horn', O'Dav. 318. in bocmbell, one of twelve names given to the `drúth' and one of six given to the `d[r]uth co rath,' Ériu xi 80 § 7. in druth co sundradach . . . ┐ mellach suirig ┐ b. ainm aile do, 81.5 ( Laws v 144.3 wrongly as n.pr.). ni chlunim gáir echlach, nó boccmell slúaig, nó tarcon turusa inti ` hubbub (?),' RC xiv 416 § 33 , where, however, b.¤ may be g p. depending on gáir.