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gilla n n s. gilldæ, Corm. Y 676 , 1059 ( p. 93.11 ) ; also gille,
IGT Decl. exx. 1136 , 1405 , 2130 ; cf. gilli (: fīrindi), Arch. iii
246.7 ; gille (: imme), Aisl. MC 69.30 . io,m. A word of
35pre-Norse origin, prob. from Latin. See Pokorny, ZCP xii
298 ff. ; Marstrander, ib. 309 ff.
(a) a youth of an age to bear arms ; one who has arrived at
the third of the six ages of man (for which see gillacht) : Dauid
in gille dáne, Hy. i 12 . gilla oac amulach, LU 3825 ( SC
40 § 37.14 ). TBC 265 . do gilli no óclig, Mon. Tall § 41 . v s.
cucainn cetna thanacais do chétgasciud, a gillai, IT i 103.9 .
a gilli, LU 3535 ( SC § 29 ). a ghille ... doní uaill as do ghile,
A. Ó Dálaigh xliii 2. As a contemptuous mode of address :
creud as creidemh dhuitsi, a ghiollaidh thall, Luc. Fid. 182 .
45 pl. a ṅgillai óca, CRR § 34 . gilde ┐ ócláoich, Mon. Tall. § 48 .
a gillu Connacht, IT i 106.21 (LL). chethirn ṅ-gilla, TBC
5762 . gialladh do ghillaibh óga giving youths as hostages,
AU ii 540.17 . tri chet do gillib occa, TTebe 1468 . tuc Ráp
... aeghaidhecht do ghilladaib Israel (of the spies), ZCP ii
5052.9 ( Maund. § 90 ). atconnarc gillu glána, LU 3767 ( SC
§ 34 ).
(b) Sometimes (with or without `bec') used as the equiva-
lent of `mac,' a male child, a boy : in gilla bec mo dalta sa,
TBC 842 , gilla, TBC² 514 = mac bec, TBC 1015 . Cf. also
55 TBC² 508 , 537 with TBC 989 , 1046 respectively. ba gilla
bec, LL 226b28 ( TTr. 700 ). PH 1366.
(c) Used of a pupil : gilldæ .i. is fri gil is cosmail. ... issē
dono bēssad in gilla tosugud (do ṡugud, LB) forcetail do
t[h]engaid a fithidire, Corm. Y 676.
60(d) a servant, a gilly, a messenger : gilla a cillus, graece
manus unius, ar is lām do cach áon a gilla, Corm. Y 702 .
Cf. O'Mulc. 654 . a gilla laiss .i. ēcsīne ēiside co menmuin
fithidire lais, Corm. Y 825 . ro chuir in gilla na eocho hi
fergort, LU 8514 ( FB § 36 ). TBC 3295 . TBC² 2468 .
65 ro-fhóid tra Iacop a gilla, PH 2193 . C. giolla gradha do
Brian `confidential officer,' Cog. 102.19 . gilla Crist (gl.
Christianus), Ir. Gl. 523 . gilla ... nó timtirid, Mon. Tall.
§ 37 . pl. ferr lais feis la gillib to sleep with his servants, Laws v
292.22 . daescurṡluag ┐ gillida fedma `drudges,' Acall. 5627 .
70 CRR § 28 . gilli na sluag `horse-boys,' Cog. 82.7 . giollaidhe
an tsluaigh `camp-followers,' Keat. iii 3199 . daill iad
┐ giolladha dall = duces caecorum), Mac Aingil 401 . With a
defining gen. of the work allotted or the service performed :
g. ¤ adhairce (gl. cornicen), Ir. Gl. 1018 . g. ¤ con a kennel
75attendant
, Laws v 72.29 . ZCP xiii 254.16 . g. ¤ cupáin
cup-bearers , 1 Kings x 5 . g. ¤ na-n-each (gl. mango), Ir. Gl.
946 . Cf. Ériu iii 141.196 . BColm. 102.2 . IGT Decl. ex 2130 .
g. ¤ an eich, TD 22.17 . gille echraide grooms , RC xliii 26 § 25 .
g. ¤ na fi[d]chli chess-board attendant, Acall. 1344 . g. ¤ na filed
80.i. g. ¤ urraith .i. i cometecht caich bis a bailiu i mbailiu (i.e.
a guide for wandering poets), Laws i 106.10 Comm. g. ¤ gái
a spear-gilly , SG 66.1 . marbus g. ¤ in gái .i. in callaire
sergeant (?), 76.9 . g. ¤ glomair horse-boy , Laws v 72.29 Comm.
g. ¤ an ghobanno the boy who feeds the smith's furnace : fuaradh
85ghiolla an ghabhann (prov. saying), TSh. 6206 . g. ¤ scuir
a stud-groom, a stableman , Acall. 778 . g. ¤ tened one who
attends to the fires
, SG 354.33 . g. ¤ turusa a messenger : cursúr
.i. gilla turusa, PH 2601. Laws v 72.29 Comm. g. ¤ urláir
a household servant, Laws v 72.29 Comm. Cf. echlach urláir,
Ériu ix 15.
(e) Commonly used from the close of the 10th cent. as the
first element of masc. proper names, foll. by gen. of npr.
5(saint or other), see Marstrander, ZCP xii 313 . Gillacolaim,
AU i 488.16 (an. 976). G. ¤ Patraic, 492.22 (an. 982).
G. ¤ Ciarain, Caithr. CC. § 53 . G. ¤ na Trinódi hUa Dálaigh,
RC xviii 270.1 . For further exx. see AU (Index) : FM iii
2-3 n. and Heldensage (Index). Also (accompanied by a
10descriptive adj. or gen.) used as npr m. or sobriquet : G. ¤ Bec,
Rawl. 159a14 . G. ¤ Luaithrindi, Lec. 57rb16 . In G. ¤ Leith-
derg O Concobair, RC xviii 276.25 . See also Dubgilla,
Crōngilla, Gormgilla, ZCP xiii 1 - 2 .

gillacht n(gilla) ā,f. (a) youth, the third of the six ages of man :
15 .i. aimsera āis .i. naoidendacht ┐ macdacht, gillacht ┐
ōglachass, sendatu ┐ dīblideta, Corm. Y 322 . is-na tri
haesaib ... .i. a ngillacht, a n-óite a sendataid, PH 3977 .
mór di fertaib ... dorone Dia tré Patraic in a gillacht (= in
illius pueritia), Lat. Lives 45.5 . rofhothaig-siumh ... tri
20hecalsa asa ghillacht, Lism. L. 2526.
(b) service, office of a servant : robúi se secht mbliadna a
gillacht ech don righ, ZCP vi 278.1 . gillacht chon office of
kennel-boy
, Acall. 2489. As vn. : act of attending, escorting :
Aongus ag ar ngiollacht, Duan. Finn i 5.32 .

25 gillaidecht n(gilla) ā,f. (a) boyhood : doghnídh-somh ferta
... ina gillaidhecht, Lism. L. 4648 . ina naidin ┐ ina gill-
aighecht, 68 .
(b) service, office of a servant : adubairt nár' ghilla a
ngillaighecht hé, Acall. 1349 . dodhén giollaigheacht 'san
30ló ┐ faire 'san oidhche, Oss. iii 78.10 .

1 gillán n(gilla) o,m. dimin. a young servant : Benian gillan
Patraic, Anecd. iii 33.12 .

2 gillán n(gell) o,m. dimin. a little hostage, a pledgling : also
as npr m. : is alainn, ar siat in gillán (giallan v.l.) becc-sa
35indiu. Bid hé a ainm, ar Brigit, gillán. ... ┐ is e sein ata
hi Cill Gillán il-Laignib, Fél. 220.16 - 18 . See gíallán.

gillanrad n(gilla) n s. also gillanraid ā,f. gillanradh, IGT
Decl. § 12.18 . gillannraidh, § 13.4 . coll. (inorganic n
through analogy of ingenrad) youths, household, camp-
40followers, servants : mna agus giollanradh agus ingena,
TBC 2243 . condricfat in gillanraid, 5766 . in gillanraid ┐
ind ingenrad, Ériu iv 124.15 . Cf. ZCP xiii 260.18 . ingenrad
┐ gillannrad, LB 129a26 . gillanrad di-airm `followers
disarmed
,' CRR § 38 . gillandrad ocus macraid ocus aes
45dimain arcena, `suttlers,' Cog. 66.15 . Cf. FM vi 1976.9 .
gillanrad Lagen fó biud do ríg hE., RC xiii 90.3 . go
macáomhaibh ┐ go n-giollannraidh, ALC i 4.26 . glasláth
ocus gillanraid fher nE. (`calones' O'D.), MR 316.11 .
giollanraidh each horse-boys , IGT Decl. ex. 473 . gillannrach
50do marbadh, ZCP vi 278.31 . g s. buiden giollanraidhe moire,
TBC 5523 (St.). re taoib bhuailti a gcon ┐ a ngillanraidi,
Acall. 566 . FM v 1852.19 . See gillarad.

gillarad n(gilla) ā,f. coll. youths, servants : amus ┐ ócthigern
┐ g. ¤ ... in choicid, LL 109b8 = RC xiv 412.27 . at garga bar
55[n]gillarad, LL 225a33 = TTr. 589 . bá gáithiu dá ṅgillaraid,
LL 219b1 ( TTr. 170 ). luid ... dia chluchu lasin ṅgillaraid,
Rawl. 131a54 = frisna gillu, ZCP iii 7 § 25. See gillanrad.

Gillas o, npr m. Gildas : Gillas Bretnach, BNnÉ 83 § 166 .
iar mbennachad ... cathrach Gilláis, 85 § 174 . Gillaiss,
60 LL 366 marg. inf. ( Sitzb. d. preuss. Akad. xxv 438 § 2
[1912] ).

gillchaide n a hostage (?) : cach gillchaide i ṅglass, LL 147a45
( PRIA 3 Ser. iii 550 § 38 ).

gillcucán xsee gillgugán.

65 1 gille n(gell) io,n. a pledge (by-form used only as second
component of compd., Thurn. Gramm. § 254 ) : it cetheora
fodlai fil for gellaib : lan-gille, ocus lethgille, triangille ocus
smacht gille, Laws i 260.19 . caide aithne in langille ?
`how is the full pledge known ?' iii 322.11 . langille dar ceann
70geilfhine, O'D. 2265 ( Rawl. B 506 f. 22c ). fri laim brithi ...
co llangilli forsberur breuth, Anecd. iii 24.2 . Cf. smachtgille
eigcintech dā screpall déc fri fuaslucadh troisce ┐ smachtgille
sechtmadh ria mbreith breithe, ┐ lán gille iar mbreith breithe,
O'Don. 710 ( H.3.17, c. 518 ). gid coirpdiri uile nodlesta donn
75athair na gebadh sum grem triangilli in uraighiull no langilli
iar mbrethemnas, O'C. 560 ( H.3.18, p. 277 ). ma tarcas
soergilli do ... ┐ trian gille ... mas and targas do na gella
sin, O'Don. 965 ( H.3.18, c. 673 ). Cóic Con. Fug. pp. 63 , 75 .

2 gille xsee gilla.

80 gillgugán n(gilla) o,m. dimin. little lad : uindsi chucat in
gillgugān | mac rergagāin (.i. mac Lonāin), Corm. Y 1103 .
Cf. Auraic. 708 ; 3463 (gillccuccan). Cf. also a Chugagain
(pet-name for Cú Chulainn), ZCP viii 549.26 .

Gilliam npr m. = Gillialmus, Ir. Gl. 532.

85 Gilliberd npr m. = Gillibertus, Ir. Gl. 534.

? gillnae n homage, service : aigillne .i. aúgo gillnae ... is augo
dó gillnae don fir, Thr. Ir. Gl., p. 5 (s.v. aigillne) = auggu-
gīallne ... gīallae, Corm. Y 81. Read giallnae.