1 cáil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 cáil or dil.ie/7706

n f. (Lat. qualitas, Wortk. 172 )

(a) quality, property : isna cáilibh nadura = in qualitate naturae (sic leg.), O'D. 542 ( H 3.17, 434 ). foladh ┐ . . . c.¤ substance and quality, O'Gr. Cat. 254.27 . is ó'n tsubiecht gabus gach quail tosac[h], 259.29 . co fuil gach uile corp . . . cumasc[th]a as a cáilib féin, 246.23 . in tan gabtar in fín . . . a c.¤ laidir, 215.10 . cail gotha `quality of voice', Auraic. 601 . tria chail na tr. n-indsge, 3774 . is ed inchoisces qāil ind ḟocail as locusta .ii loco sta , ZCP xii 370.12 . do réir cháile ┐ chaindigheachta bídh, TSh. 8067 . ní fuil órd cailidh (cailli, v.l.) ná métaighti ar pianaib ifirn, De Contemptu 2593 . an t-aran d'ithe 'n-a cail fein, BCC 438.11 . c.¤ na persan `condition of the person', RSClára 68 § 1 . fir fa ch.¤ a gcionaidh, DDána 98.7 . créd hí an cháill shonuis do bhí oruibh blessedness, Galatians iv 15 . ? iar cálaib (: fácaib) garb ro gáel gail, SR 6167 .

(b) characteristic, trait : cáile maithe anma, Párl. na mB. 40 . ní coimseach mo ch.¤ ó chorp, PBocht 11A. 25 . is beg oram c.¤ na mban I do not like the ways of women, Duan. F. i 85 § 12 . go mbíd cáile sna hainmhinntibh . . . budh inleanta dona daoinibh, TSh. 2626 . an ch.¤ ón ceanamhla sind, O'Hara 1331 .

(c) repute, reputation : co clú is co c.¤ , SG 29.42 . cion ┐ c.¤ , AFM v 1630.5 . Í. Mh. as chruth-ghlaine c.¤ , Content. xxix 23 . inshluaghaidh a ch.¤ don coin, ZCP ii 344.12 `the fame of it (the deed) was as good as a hosting', Ir. Syll. Poetry 104 . cúirt go gc.¤ ar chócaireacht `famous for', Timth. vi 37 § 5 . ní c.¤ duit a bheith chomh h-uaibhreach, Hard. i 335.15 . Also cáile: an tí do raid is feas a ch.¤ ` fame ', O'Rah. 104.73 .

(d) measure, amount : dá mbeith c.¤ don éagcóir féin aige, Maguires of F. 25 . Frequ. with éicin some, a certain amount : go ffúair c.¤ éiccin ṡaothair ag sccríobhadh na Riaghla, RSClára 36.x . c.¤ éigin sholais do thabairt don aos óg, RC iv 355.2 . nō go ccodhludh cāil éigin, Feis Tighe Chonáin 38 . iomad re rádh re F. ┐ c.¤ éigin re P., Celtica i 93.190 . a gc.¤ éigin in some sort, Mac Aingil 156 .

(e) With prep. I N- way, respect; a mórán do cháilibh, Párl. na mB. 1838 . croinn . . . / nír mheabhoidh orrtha i n-éanch. in any respect, O'Hara 2462 . san ch.¤-sin in that respect, Desid. 4398 . créud í an cháill a rabhabhair fáoi eagluisibh eile?, 2 Cor. xii 13 . With AR: ní ar aon-ch.¤ amháin, TSh. 6488 .

(f) In conj. phrase i gc.¤ (co n-) so that : i gc.¤ go measaim, Hackett² xxx 29 . a gc.¤ gur taosga . . . , Mac Aingil 162 . With Vn. a g-cail a n-imrisin do t-slánughadh aturra with a view to settling their dispute, Hy Maine 161.35 .