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cúaille

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cúaille or dil.ie/13317

Forms: cúalne, chúalle, chualli, cuaille

n earlier cúalne (cúal), dí chúalle , LL 12975 , da chualli , 14423 . stake, pole, post : cūaille .i. de an cūal, nō caoile quam alia , Corm. Y 328 . cuaillne fernae (rhet.) `a stake of alder', Corm. Bodl. (28.17) orcc. cuaille gl. palus, Ir. Gl. 495 . Common as material of (wooden) structures, fences, etc. cor cuálne, ZCP xii 365.33 ( Laws iv 340.14 .). bla cuaille airbi `a stake in a fence', Laws iii 290.10 . ar cūaillib cell, Bruchst. 30 § 67 . etir chúalle ┐ cháilach `both pole and palisade' (of a `ríg-thech'), Metr. Dinds. iii 80.z . buna na cuailled `butts of the stakes' (remains of war camp), CCath. 2997 . se duirn isin chuaille, Laws iv 140.6 Comm. amuil in cuaili, iii 176.22 Comm. in cert for cuaille `the rag upon the pole' (to scare the timid), i 178.2.Comm. an crann chuirthear 'n-a chuaille the tree that is put down as a stake (does not last long), DDána 57.8 . bliadhuin don chuailli a year is the life of a stake, Lism. L. xli 5 . is Lagin rosmarbastar / nirbo chualle i (sic leg.) Cind Tíre (of one of many heroes slain by Leinstermen), ZCP xxiv 141 § 37 . cuaille feda see s.v. felm . bērat do chend co rraib for cuailli ar bēlaib R., Fing. R. 96 . do thabairt a chind ar an cuaille ḟolam atā 'mon dūn, Ériu iii 168 § 25 . cuaille cuilinn na coradh tríd `the holly-stake of the weir (of Clúain Tarbh) through him', Cog. 257.11 . ar cuaille na himdhaide, ALC i 8.25 . sibh ar dhá chuailli do chor `on two poles' (of a bier), O'Hara 3577 . M. . . . do marbad . . . d'orchor chuailli, Ann. Conn. 1408.10 . an cuaille Fáil `the flag-staff of F.,' Miscell. Celt. Soc. 156.119 . cūailli īaraind fora brut, TBC-I¹ 3284 . LL 11977 `an iron stake', TBC-LL² 4485 , `stake-brooch', Contribb. 542 . cóirighios a sgiath . . . ina cuailli comhraic, Leabh. ó Láimhsgr. xix 6249 . Smiting the c.c. (`pole of battle') was a challenge to fight, ZCP xxiii 309 § 5 , Plummer MS notes. cuailledha trēna Tuathail (of warriors), ML² 1362 . meraidh uaim tre laidhibh leat / in cuaille ma comhraigeat the axis where they meet (sc. cōic cōicid Ērenn), BB 31b21 ( ITS xli 72 § 1 ).

In name of metre: berrídhi ar rind chuailli so, IT iii 101 § 179 .

In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom.

1 fern

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fern or dil.ie/21728

Forms: ferna, fern, fernd, fernae, fernai

n ā, f.

(a) an alder-tree: a p. ferna (gl. alnos) Thes. ii 46.33 . fern (one of the `athaig fedha,' plebeian trees) Auraic. 1154 . Laws iv 146.24 . huinnius ┐ f.¤ , LL 275b11 = Mór M. § 11 (ferd v.l.). f.¤ ... is dī dogniter na sgeith, Auraic. 4265 (see below under (b)). fernd, 1169 . g s. cuaillne fernae , Corm. Bodl. s.v. orc trēith . taman ferna, BColm. 86.22 . colba ferna, MacCongl. 97.2 . i mbothán ḟerna, Cog. 92.17 . cep ferna `a log of alder' Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 28.12 . losc ... in fhern is in sciaig, SG 245. 35 .

(b) a shield (made of alder-wood , see Auraic 4265 cited above): sciath ar fern ... air isī in fern adbur in sceith, Auraic. 5536 . fearn .i. sgiath, O'Cl. tar fernn fland, IT i 108.6 . cú ferna fodluigthe shield-cleaving LU 8891 ( FB 68 ). pl. bit fernai fer dlochtai LU 8430 ( FB 29 ). ferna urdlochta .i. scietha bristi, RC xxi 401.18 . ferna tulbochtaib, BDD 35 (U). fir fern `men with shields' MU 22.32 ( LL 265a33 ; cf. MU² 440 , and note). fernaib (.i. sciathaib) ildlochtaib, LU 10376 .

(c) a pole or stake (strictly of alder ?), esp. in phrase: f.¤ siúil a sailyard; a mast: fernn siúil no seól (gl. artimone) Ardm. 189b1 ( Thes. i 498 ). feirn séoil luinge .i. bun an chroinn siúil, O'Cl. do feren seoil luingi S., Aen. 1125 (= malum de nave S., Aeneid v 487 ). feren seoil, Aen. 1131 . ótchondaic ... na seolcrannu ... ┐ na ferna, LL 235b4 ( TTr. 1367 ). Of a tent-pole: atbert ... f.¤ a pupla do ṡadhud, RC xliii 40.25 . ic gabhail férne na pupla don talmain, 42.1 . ro ḟuirim ... an feirn-sin, 42.13 . See fernae.

(d) the letter f: ind ú consain lasin laitneóir is f.¤ ... lasin Gaoidel, Corm. Y 576 . fern dono is o crand rohainmniged , YBL 235a17 = Auraic. 4264 . fearn an tshéimhighthe (i.e. lenited p) IGT, Introd. § 30 . fearn do níthear do .P. ... le séimhiughadh do chur air ib. airdibdad ferna extinction (i.e. lenition ) of f Auraic. 1283 . Cf. masa dairi fede feirn, LL 265a27 ( MU² 426 ).