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óbéla

Cite this: eDIL s.v. óbéla or dil.ie/33383

Forms: oebéla, óbéle, óbél, abél, huabéla

adj. (prep. ó+bél, see Thurn. Hdb. p. 475 ) also oebéla, óbéle and óbél. abél, Laws i 140.11 Comm.

(a) wide open, gaping , chiefly used as pred. or complement of pred.: huabéla, gl. hiulcus, Sg. 7b15 . no bidis a ngena óbéla frisna nélaibh, CCath. 2539. Esp. of buildings, doors, etc.: óebéla ro boí in dún, LU 1703 ( RC ix 476.6 ). bithobéle trá in bruiden the hostel was always open, BDD 64. fáiceb in less n-óibéla, LL 252a37 ( TBFr. 412 ). frisin tech n-óbéla n-oslacthi, MacCongl. 15.5 . ciarbo oebela oslaicthi dorus na cathrach, TBC-LL¹ 1033 . doléccet na doirsi óbhéla don tslógh, Hugh Roe 130.19 (f. 35a) . adnocul óbela , PH 3473. intan boi int adnacal obel, D IV 2, 40va37 . Of a whirlpool: coire obele yawning, Corm. Y 323 . Of wounds: aladha obela oslaicthi, CCath. 6085. Of unfurled banners: amail linas gaoth onchú óbhél oslaicthi, TBC-LL¹ 3868 St. co facatar . . . na honchonu obeli, CCath. 3530. do tógbhadh a meirgedha . . . obheula, ITS v 184.13 . As adv.: osluicid . . . na doirrsi cu hoibheil, Marco P. 150.

(b) transf. of persons open-mouthed, vociferous ? bid belgach (.i. brēcach) oibella, ZCP ix 170.22 . bid engach oebela, ib. n. 11 . Of utterance: frecra n-ard n-óbéle, Tec. Corm. § 25.12 . gan guth [n-]ard n-oebela, MacCongl. 123.2 .

(c) as subst., an open space : facbail obele eter bu ┐ laega `leaving the way open between', Laws i 232.5 . An open mouth? risna cethaib . . . cubair consnigtis re hoílib [hoibhlibh, Eg.] na heachraidi, TTebe 2341 ; Calder assigns the v.l. to this word, but it may be merely a wrong spelling. dar oilib [oibhlibh, Eg.] na hechraidi, 3066 .