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frestal n o,n., later m. (prob. orig. vn. of fris-indlea, cf. fres-
ndal
, and see Thurn. Gr. 514 . fresdel (a prima manu)
Wb 24c11 . freasdal IGT, Decl. § 17 .
(a) receiving (as a guest), meeting, welcoming: gl. excip-
60ientes [verbum] Wb 24c11 . Cf. co noebthanic Dia do nim |
do frestul anma Adaim SR 2154 . doragat dia ḟrestul | i
ṅaimsir atbéla, Fél. Ep. 115 . f. ¤ Luciáni, ib. Dec. 24 (hence,
perh. freastal .i. friotháileamh, O'Cl.; Stowe Gl. 403 ).
tiagair ... ar a cenn dia f. ¤ ┐ dia rígadh ZCP xi 64.6 .
65(b) waiting on, ministering to, serving (freq. of supplying
physical wants): f. ¤ nuithir `attendance on an invalid'
Ériu xii 103.13 . no bīd oc frestul na fírinne (of Abraham,
i.e. following the true God) LB 113b17 = BB 236a30 . a
colann fona míanaib do f. ¤ PH 7463 . bo bis ac f. ¤ duine
70galair (i.e. supplying with milk), Laws v 260.13 Comm. in
mheit as cumhuing leo do freasdul do bhiudh ┐ etgud `the
number he is able to provide with food and clothing
' Marco P.
36 . fa búan ar freasdol do mhiodh, Duan F. ii 280 . Hence
ration, supply: bó ... ┐ do gebdaeís a f. ¤ fen ┐ f. ¤ a n-aīdhedh
75do bainde uaithe ` fill ' BCC § 156 . a restul lóin dó, Cog.
50.10 (cf. g, below).
Intrans.: ... oc fresdul dona deibh, Marco P. 53 . Of
serving at table, Marco P. 52 .
Of handling tools, etc.: da ord... ag in ghabha | & teanch-
80air ... tri lamha leis ga ffreastal ` attending to ' Duan. F. ii
10 .
Attendance, service: da aingeal decc ... rab e sin a fh. ¤
o nimh BNnÉ 132.23 . f. ¤ muinteri for tigerna, CCath. 1709
(cf. cit. under e, below). lucht a frestail ┐ a frithalma
85 attendants LL 268b25 ( MU² 865 ). bui f. ¤ ┐ frithailem forra
ML ( TMO) 158.18 ( YBL 329b3 ). lucht freasduil ┐ fritheolma
IT ii2 135 . sbiorada freasduil ministering spirits Heb. i 14 .
cf. lucht freasdail ┐ fir duchais do rigaib O M., Hy Maine
86 ( Lec. 83rb 23 ) = locht freastail ḟirducusa, Bk. of Hy M.
Facs. 45vb24 .
5 With gen. of thing supplying, furnishing: tanic C. ...
do frestul ┐ frithalim lenna ┐ bíd TBC 964 . dirmadha
slóigh ... cen f. ¤ airm [arm v.l.] nā mergedh unprovided with
weapons or standards
CCath. 1484 (agmina ... non armata ...
Phars. iii 72 ). aoinfer ... do frestul gotha ┐ urlabra dara
10cenn uile ... .i. Tul Cicer (= to speak on behalf of them all)
CCath. 4490 . fer frestail gotha ┐ urlabra 4487 . is gnāth fernd
do frestol na .u. consaine la Goedelae (= f takes the place
of Latin v) Corm.Y 606 . (Absol. ) míle do sheomradhuibh
solusda fria suan ┐ freasdal entertainment Marco P. 137 .
15(c) transf. of serving a church, office, etc.: an líon manach
... ag freastal na sé dteampull, Keat. iii 3107 . ré freastal
coradh 3111 . gan techt do fhressdal na nona ..., do fresdul
na trāth BCC § 220 .
(d) similarly in phrase: f. ¤ catha to join battle: cen
20acfuing tṡlóigh ... do f. ¤ catha, CCath. 1226 . ba ... leo
[slega] do restal catha ┐ comloind, Cog. 160.25 . ... do
ḟreasdal catha do Chonn ML 14.5 (= ML² 198 ). ré freastal
cogaidh i n-aghaidh Laighean, Keat. iii 3071 . do ullmhuigh
D. é féin do ḟreasdal catha do thabhairt do Mac G., Ériu
25 i 93 § 46 . In some of these exx. the meaning is however
not easily distinguished from (f) below.
(e) hence in hostile sense responding to (an attack or
opponent), encountering, coping with: cf. in imbeirt dorón-
sat ic frestal na slógh. nírbo f. ¤ carat for carait ... acht f. ¤
30námhat for námhait, CCath. 1710 . ise sin in f. ¤ doberid
na Troiandaigh ... for na Rudultaib, Aen. 2259 = haec
Rutulis responsa remittunt Virg. Aen. ix 635 . ro ḟiarfaidh
dibh cia f. ¤ noberdis for Froech how they would answer F.'s
challenge ZCP xiii 174.30 . agá rádha riú freasdal éigin do
35thabhairt ar Eóghan ` opposition ' ML 62.22 = cā frestal
do-berdais ar ... ML² 922 . With gen. of pers.: ro gabhsat
for f. ¤ a namhat do clochaib ... ┐ dá righthibh fein, CCath.
1873 . nir bai aici seom acmaing frestail Gall, Cog. 66 x .
is truagh gan fer a frestail accainde a man fit to encounter
40him
Acall. 33.3 . o nach bfaghaim ... | fear da fhreasdal
acht mé féin | rachad do troid ... le M., Duan. F. ii 326 .
Cf. is fearg Aodh da ffreasdol 376 . ní fuair fer a freastail
a man to encounter (the boar) ZCP vi 279.19 . fer frestail
cacha flatha a match for any chief MR 202.12 . S. ... do
45dol i conne .h. R. le buille slegi ┐ h. R. do dol da f. ¤ ┐ da
frithalad , Ann. Conn. 1391 § 3 . With gen. of thing: re
f. ¤ na forécni sea MR 122.3 . ... do restal catha do Brian
`to meet B. in battle' Cog. 150x . ag freasdal greas ... na
hardghaoithe ML 48.20 . bá duiligh ... f. ¤ diubhraicthe na
50n-ócc FM vi 2254.5 .
(f) i f. ¤ in preparation for; anticipating: cindus no bedís
coraighthi na cathrach ... i f. ¤ ind etualaing ... bui ic tom-
aithim forro ` in prospect of ' CCath. 1110 , Cf. doroine ...
túra ... ic [v.l. i] f. ¤ imairic imdibhraici dibh re foirnibh na
55long 1395 .
(g) by extension matching, keeping up with, being equal
to: is é méit na sonairtí na fétfaitis fir in betha ... [a] f. ¤ im
sroighledh, Ériu v 152.123 . conarbo tualaing a aos comtha
do f. ¤ la hionmoille a eich to keep up with his company Hugh
60Roe 102.18 (f. 27b) . cf. FM vi 1978.12 . ni ruacht la a
mhíledhaibh O'D. do ḟ. ¤ `to keep pace with' FM vi 2210.23 .
Cf. dá déaraibh do dhoirt Muire | a freasdal nach fuair a
dearc, DDána, p. 85 § 23 .

frestlaid v ā (frestal) IGT III § 43 (where fut. stem freisdeól-,
65 freisdéal- or fresdailf- is implied), sometimes misspelt fres-
laid, etc.
(a) attends on, ministers to; entertains: ná freasdail do
thoil indulge not thy will Dán Dé xxiii 33 . asberit ... conudh
iat na dei nosfreasdlat iat who serve them (at table) Marco P.
70 52 . frestlais M. ... é do bhiudh SG 29.23 . ro freslaitt co
hanorach eat an oidhchi sin they were entertained RC x
185x . do badar ann re hedh na hoidhchi sin ┐ ro freastladh
┐ ro frithoiledh ... iat, Acall. 1894 . do cuireadh ... a dtigh-
thibh ... ┐ do freasdlath ┐ do fritheóladh go honórach iad
75go ceann trí lá ... ML 40.19 (= do freasdaladh ... ML²
562 v.l.). ro freslait ┐ ro fritailit iat ML ( TMO) 158.20
( YBL 329b6 ). do freslad ┐ do frithoiled iat do rogha gacha
sóidh, Fianaig. 56.4 . do freasladh, etc. in t-imper ... do
rogha gacha bid ZCP vi 48.26 . bá sé M. ro freastladh día
80lamhaibh a saotha ┐ a ngallra BNnÉ 298 § 40 (cf. minis-
trabat eis in the corresp. pass. VSH i 194.1 ).
(b) transf. of receiving or encountering an attack, enemy:
frestlaid gach n-ainbthin grapple with every storm SG 344.10 .
ótcondcatar ... na freslaidis (frestl- v.l.) lucht na cathrach
85a ndiubhrucud were not shooting back CCath. 1862 . ro
frestuil in Cuimdiu inechgressa in rig tar a chent, Arch.
iii 3.11 . ro frestladh ┐ ro friothóileadh an sluagh ... lá
muintir an Captin FM v 1718 - 1720 . ro freslaid ┐ ro frioth-
áilitt lás na Gaoidhealaibh vi 2332.22 .