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esbal n o, m. (a later form of apstal) esbal esbhal IGT,
Decl. § 11 . Apostle: is e Pátraic is esbal for Eirinn, Lism. L
627 . in da esbal déc 624 . ris an dá esbal .x., Mac Aingil
81.18 . taisi Lúcais espail , Maund. 18 . dalta Rígh na n-esbal
65Eóin IGT, Decl. ex. 390 (: desgadh). Dán Dé xv 29 .
O'Hussey, T.C. 15.12 . mur adubradar na hespail ZCP vi
84.7 . Issu Christ gona espulaibh BCC § 257 . an ė nách
easbol meisi ? 1 Cor. ix 1 (but: na hasbuil , Mark vi 30 ).

esbalach adj o-ā (esbal) apostolic: dobēra a deiscipla | for
5a dess n-espulaigh on his apostolic right hand ZCP viii 211.
10 (cf. Ériu iii 11 ).

esbalóit n(a variant of apsolóit < absolutio) absolution:
gan bās d'fhagbāil...acht go tucad se fein esbaloid doib
BCC § 113 . espaloid ib.

10 esbatu n t, f. (esba) idleness, worthlessness, vanity:
esbetu (gl. in fermento...nequitiae) Wb 9b15 . a esbataid
[leg. -tad ?] (gl. inutilitatis su) Ml 130c23 . tri seithir
deirmiten: tromdatu, espatu, utmaille, Triads 214 (with gl.:
easpata .i. diomhaoines, p. 42 ).

15 esbeorna n f. name of a plant, the petty spurge: esula
.i. in esbeorna RC ix 232.2 . asula ┐ sebran .i. da hainm
na heaspeorna, Arch. i 326.35 . bríonia .i. easpeorna 327.
54 . brionia .i. esba eorna 331.30 . easbeórna, Hogan.

esbicul, escibul n o, m. ( < L. scyphulus) a small drink-
20ing vessel or cup: esbicul .i. ol bic as, Corm. Y 564 . g s. is
cuit esbicuil `a passing cup' (gl. gustaret) Wb 32d4 .
escibul, O'Mulc. 427 (corrected (?) into espicul).

esbogtha adj io-ia becoming to (or pertaining to) a bishop,
episcopal: níorbh easbagta an t-inniollsoin IGT, Decl. ex.
25111 . ughdardhás esbugtha episcopal authority Mac Aingil
378.5 .

esbrath n( < mrath, brath ?) betraying (?): dire rig,
gen gae, gen easbrath, cen eisindrucus fri a thuatha, Laws
iv 50.25 (with gl.: cen brath na n-uasal 52.1 ). Cf. next.

30 esbreth, esmbreth n perverse or unjust judgment (?):
soifid esbretha ir-rigu ┐ tigernu RC xxvi 42.7 = soifid
esmbretha, etc. .i. soibbretha ┐ fingala LL 188c9 . Hence
probably eismbreatha .i. sáoibhbreatha, O'Cl. Cf. preceding.

esbrethach, esmb- adj o-ā (esbreth) prone to unjust judg-
35ments (?): nita cailtech esbrethach TBC² 976 (rhet.). fer
fingalach esmbrethach, Zu Ir. Hss. u. Lit. i 52.13 .

1 esc n(eisc?) water: esc .i. usce, Corm. Y 566 . 519
s.v. escconn (escand). O'Dav. 761 (s.v. esmong). easc
.i. usce, Lec. Gl. 526 . .i. uisce domain deep water ib. M
40327 (cf. Lec. Gl. 528 ). esc .i. feith uisci cechraig, O'Mulc.
433 . Cf. co barr eisc (a gl. on: co boirisc) .i. eisc, uisci,
Laws v 450.10 Comm. minn co ndath uinge no eisc,
Arch. iii 306.7 . A puddle? cf. esca, and O'Mulc. 434 ,
cited under escir.

45 2 esc n ā, f. IGT, Decl. § 39 . a vessel: mur uisge a
beól úar eisci IGT, Decl. ex. 1081 . Cf. easc a laimi,
Laws v 40.17 Comm. Perhaps same word as 1 esc. See
also esca.

esca n f. IGT, Decl. § 4 (probably a by-form of 1
50esc
(eisc); cf. seisc, sesca, etc.). a bog, quagmire; a
depression, puddle: oc léim do dar aroile escai, Fél.¹ ciii
12 = escca, Fél. 150.29 . folchar a gciomhsa... | nach
léir... | brúaigh easgadh na ngrianshroth nglan the edges of
the clear-streamed bogs
Studies 1921, 419 . Cf. lecht in
55abuicc is [a]mlaid ata in cubad sairdes ┐ siardes; tri
troigti nama a tomus [inda lige] na esscaid bicc tis in its
shallow depression
(?) Petrie's Tara Hill 140 ( RIA
Trans. xviii ) = Dinds. 1 (a thomoss esc bec this LL 30b41 ).
Cf. 2 esc.

60 ésca(e), éisce n io, n., later m. nom. æscæ Bcr 33d5 .
æscae Sg 61a26 . aesca Bcr 33b1 . (with art.) a n-ésca
3d . in t-ésca , CCath. 258 . ésca éisce IGT, Decl. § 2 . acc.
(with art.) a n-æscae Bcr 33b18 . esca, MacCarthy 396.
12 = BB 48b9 . dat. escu Bcr 32a6 . esca PH 6988 .
65 gen. aescai Bcr 3c . Thes. ii 40.32 . æsci 39.27 . escai
41.28 . AU 1023 . (with art.) ind escai . ib. éscai, CCath.
3942 . ésci Bcr 32a8 . CCath. 450 . (with art.) ind
ésci PH 5072 . ésca LU 36a23 . esca BB 42b7 . esga
21b32 . eisci, CCath. 849 . the moon: aesca bís com-
5matain os talam (gl. pernox luna) Bcr 33b1 . esga (gl. luna)
Ir. Gl. 234 . cach mí aescai every lunar month Bcr 3c .
grian gel...ocus esca SR 7917 . Arch. iii 242.14 . esca
.i. aos-ca, ar atat aosa ili and o aon co trichait, Corm.
Y 572 . do thoscélad aís ésci Bcr 32a8 . ercrai escai
10 AU 1023 . CCath. 849 . mar ésga a n-am urdhubhuidh,
Studies 1918, 453 . co tartsom grein ┐ esca friu (as
guarantees), MacCarthy 396.12 = BB 48b9 . Keat. iii
588 (éasca). pn
As complimentary epithet: a éisgi derg os gach dhún
15 IGT, Decl. ex. 88 . a éasga an einigh (to the Virgin Mary),
A. Ó Dálaigh xiv 5 . a éasga as ghloine ná an ghrian xxii 1 .