cenél

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cenél or dil.ie/8601

Forms: chenéel, ceneel, chenéil, cinél, -eoil, -éoil, -euil, -éuil, -ioil, -iuil, -íoil, -iúil, -éil, -íl, -eul, -éul, -iul, -íul, -eol, -él

n o, n. chenéel, Wb. 29d6 , ceneel, 28b1 , chenéil, 5a14 (see GOI 37 ). Later cinél. g s. -eoil, -éoil, -euil, -éuil, -ioil, -iuil, -íoil, -iúil, later -éil, -íl. d s. -eul, -éul, -iul, -íul, later -eol, -él.

(a) kindred, race, tribe, nation : icht .i. cinēl, Corm. Y 787 . c.¤ ` children ', Metr. Gl. 56.3 . cenel .i. clann, O'Cl. cineal `a nation, kindness ', Eg. Gl. 204 (see (g) below). mo ch.¤ colnide gl. carnem meam `my fleshly kindred', Wb. 5b19 . drécht caich ceniúil `a portion of every nation', 5c3 . écoscc a cheneóil `the mark of His nation', 6d6 . inna c(h).¤ forrorbris `the peoples whom He had routed', Ml. 67b24 . inna c.¤ sin (n pl.), 72d5 . inna cenela gl. nationes, 37a3 . ar chuit ceneuil `by race', 66d1 . a huili chenela indomuin, 67b17 . a chenela són gl. partes, 103d3 . innananmman inchoisc ceníuil gl. cognominum, Sg. 28b4 . comaitecht ceniuil dochenéul, 75a6 . do cenel `your people', Blathm. 46 . ar ciniuil do chur `the slaughter of a tribe', Laws v 450.26 . arindí as toísech a ceníul, Críth G. 387 . cuic treaba di-a ceiniul `five houses of his own race', Laws v 514.17 . ar ḟebas do chrotha ┐ do ceille ┐ do ceneoil descent, LU 8226 ( FB 17 ). nach sóimm i mbrethir nach i ceneol, PH 1761 . slaniccid in chenéoil doenna, 1168 . do chenel dea do `of the stock of the gods', Aen. 677 . do chenel na Cristaige, PH 1402 . os cinn chinil na ndaine = prae filiis hominum, Smaointe B. Chr. 3809 . ba duaislibh a cheiniúil eisidhe, Hugh Roe² 90.15 .

(b) In tribal names: lassar ingen anfolmithe dicheniul caicháin, Thes. ii 238.16 (Ardm.). c.¤ fétho fio `the race of Fith Fio', 239.1 (ibid.). do mhaithibh ceineoil Chonuill (: deigheoil), DDána 66.7 . ar maithe Cinīl Luighdeach, Ériu xvii 24 § 29 (Cinēil, 26 § 35). iomthúsa chinéal gConuill, TD 3.17 . Hence of territory: i tir ba ceiniul doaib riam `in a land which had previously belonged to their tribe', Laws iv 4.29 .

(c) In phrases: re a ccenel ┐ re a n-aicmi, Cog. 42.23 . a clann ┐ a cinél, ACL iii 4.36 . dochum a chrichi ┐ a chineoil, TTebe 4617 . a slond ┐ a chenel, Aen. 2381 . tar cenn tuaithe ┐ ceneoil, Laws v 186.4 . bunada ceniuil, BB 327b25 (cf. bunad). gach bean aga bunadh-chineóil, ML 88.34 . tainic a chinél bunaidh-sium Phatraic cu Bretnu, Lism. L. 42 . Attrib. g s as is proper among relations, familial, natural; by nature: bunadh na ccéadghlún cciníl (: sídh) `stock of the first generations', Studies 1920, 97 § 1 . an tréad nar thréad ceiníl, DDána 31.20 . caor do mhianach criadh ceinéil (: ghréin), 49.2 . a bhláth clúimhfheadha cheiníl (: Aibhilín), 74.67 . gabhthar ainn-séin ga n-aos cheoil / dán re cuisleannaibh ceineoil, 85.46 . Cf. aos ceoil na gcuislionn gciniuil, Celtica iv 119 § 35 . cuairt cheiníl, DDána 90.18 . fa binn c[e]ineoil `who was musical by nature', Duan. F. ii 120 § 12 . ordhruic an dá chéim cheiníl, O'Hara 2277 .

(d) Of animals species: cenela anmidead erchoideacha, TTebe 2774 . elta do enaib gach ceniuil ein, Aen. 1470 . táinig . . . / ar chaorchaibh a cheineoil `returned to its fellows', Dán Dé xii 18 . ar enirte gacha ceneóil cethra `of all kinds of cattle', Hugh Roe² 92.7 .

(e) In general sense of kind, sort, type: hi cach ceniul fis ┐ ecni, Sg. 2a2 . hisin cethramad ceniul na sulbaire romanta `in the fourth kind of Roman rhetoric', Hib. Min. 13.440 . cis lir cenēla airechta dochusin la Fēne?, ZCP xii 359.11 . secht cinela aire, Laws v 228.25 . cech cenel galair, PH 3824 . don chinel c[h]ēdna of the same kind, ML² 1473 . cenel flatha dligtigh eisein `he is a kind of lawful chief', Laws ii 202.13 Comm. cenel m-bíd. MR 16.6 . a cheinél ni fhuair gach aoinfher `the like of it', Rel. Celt. ii 220.27 . ar an dara cinéal peacaidh, TSh. 1493 . an cinél pearsan sin class (of nouns), IGT Decl. § 11 (55.18) .

With cach: do chenel gacha dighi, Aen. 375 . mergi . . . do cenel cacha datha, Cog. 156.4 . mor . . . ┐ do cheniul cecha lenna somilis, MacCarthy 42.6 . In Auraic. in classification: in gne no in cenel in fidh? Is cenel . . . fid inn ogaim, in gne no in cenel? Is cenel . . . ar techtaid gne, 853 . See 3735 ff. and gné.

With abstract genitive in sense of a sort of, a certain amount of: rongab cenel aithrechuis ┐ imnáire he, LB 114b23 . rosgab tespach mór ┐ híttu ┐ cénel occaruis, 141b24 . tria cenel n-airceseacht, ZCP xxx 119.36 (Alex.).

(f) Gramm. gender: atrobair cach cenel `every gender can say it', Sg. 190b4 . imchloud cenéiuil, 31b12 . da c.¤ , 61a14 . do chenelaib . . . ar is écsamil a c.¤ , 211a14 . ceneiuil (g s.), 16 . Note also: don chinéal bhanda `to the female sex', Corp. Astron. 74.15 .

(g) kindness, friendship, affection (see Celtica i 367 ): ta cairdine ┐ cenel etraind `there is friendship and relationship between us', Aen. 1852 . nā faghuim focal ciníl, O'R. Poems 2849 . an dream roinneas cinéal riú, go roinnfidhear cinéal riú-san, TSh. 4942 . nar dhearmuid a chinéul don bheó = kindness, Ruth ii 20 . do dhearbha chinéil bhur ngrádhasa, 2 Cor. viii 8 . do ghéabha cinéal = shall obtain favour, Proverbs viii 35 (1827) . fiafruighis C. dhi cia da ndéineadh cinéal an uisce an lachta ┐ na luachra `for whom she was making the special selection of . . .', Keat. ii 4719 . See Dinneen and cf. cineolta.

Compd. is argain . . . cenélchlainni in talman, LL 31276 ( TTr. 458 ).