aicil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. aicil or dil.ie/798

 

Forms: acail

n (with voiceless -c-) f. (Lat. aquila). Also acail. Freq. with Lat. -qu-. eagle: delb aquili, CCath. 487 . fuath aiquile, Marco P. 5 . tecut na haicile anuas, 178 . conad iat na nat[h]racha sin thoimhlit na haquile dímhora, ib. iar gcur na n-aiquiled dhibh, ib. gu n-aquilibh geala, ib. Fig. of persons: is é inn accil ómnach (sic leg.), TBC-LL¹ 5417 . ag siud . . . aquil dib . . . .i. Capeneus, TTebe 1237 . ann acil ra-imig imshlán (of Adrastus), 1244 . secht n-aquili aduathmara . . . secht rig na nGreg, 1235 . a fírDé . . . a aqil . . . airchis dín (in a litany), Hib. Min. 43.15 . Sant Aibhisdín an acuil úd . . . an Sgrioptúir, Desid. 4622 . is sí an aquil Críost cain / siad na heóin an chlíar chrábhaidh, O'R. Poems 3057 . As n.pr. f. Aquila: muinter priscill et aquille, Wb. 7b9 .