celg

Cite this: eDIL s.v. celg or dil.ie/8555

 

Forms: celgaid

n ā, f. IGT Decl. § 39 , Verbs § 117 .

(a) deceit, treachery, guile, stratagem: a dolo .i. ōn c[h]eilg, Corm. Y 470 . main .i. cealg, O'Dav. 1242 . immerthai ceilg, LU 5871 . co tartaitis ceilc immon slóg, 5929 . cengait celga úargossa, 6177 . tria indle ┐ chelga C., LMU 11 ( IT i 73 ). for imad do ch.¤ ┐ t'elathan, PH 8247 . nirbo `cealg gan conach' in c.¤ sin, CCath. 3091 . ? a cascrad is celgg calma, LL 3259 . cealg imman múr ag M. M. had wrought treachery against the wall, Celtica ii 179 § 84 . íar ttarraing ceilcce da combrathair fair after being betrayed, AFM vi 2018.1 . do-chuadur a celga a ndimhainius orra their stratagems came to nought, Smaointe B. Chr. 2848 . In favourable sense: i gceilg `coaxingly', Aithd. D. 68.4 slat shaighdidh cháigh tre chealgaibh `charms' (of Mary), 85.10 .

Attrib. g s.: do denam sída célci fris dia tarrachtain false peace, LU 6147 . logud mo ṡel ceilgi a clī, ACL iii 237 § 29 `my treacherous life', Aithd. D. 62.29 . ? nir cradh cealga, Celtica ii 158 § 12 (: dirga: emended to cealgdha); cf. gan chradh celge `deceptive wealth', Magauran 2559 ; perh. wheedled gift, gift unwillingly given, cf. IGT Decl. ex. 210 cited s. celgaid. coinne celci, Ann. Conn. 1236.3 .

As vn. gan aon ag ceilg dá chéile, Dán Dé xxv 33 .

(b) In concrete sense ambush, trap : i ceilg, CRR 29 . roeirigh in c.¤ ina ndocum `the ambuscade sprang to attack them', ZCP vi 36.4 . celcc do indell for ciond na n-allmuireach, AFM vi 1976.26 . ina celgaib comnaidhe, Caithr. Thoirdh. 79.6 .

(c) sting of an insect: ainmhidhe loites ellach in mhachaire ó cheilg atá i n-inad erbaill lais, ZCP i 114 . mo chealg bháis chruaidh ghuirt `o bitter piercing sting of death to me', O'Rah. xvi 40 . See colg.

Compds. With nouns: tria chealg-chomhadhaibh treach- erous conditions, Hugh Roe² 314.13 . ag cealgghoin, TSh. 2338 . an cholann 'na c(h)ealg-námhaid . . . aige, 7530 . ar an gcealg-rún macántachta bréige, 8957 . With adjj.: tren-chor . . . cealg-baeglaide `mighty dangerous twist', MR 258.25 . na cuindigh-sin / orm-sa in comaid celg-duaibhsigh, 306.23 . charad . . . gcealgrúnach, TSh. 5414 .