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baiscell

Cite this: eDIL s.v. baiscell or dil.ie/5249

Forms: bascall

n bascall, Metr. Gl. 32 § 7. Lec. Gl. 501. Expld. as wild, wild creature, hind: b.¤ .i. geilt, O'Curry 971 (H. 3.18, 416). boisgell .i. geltan , 85 (64). baiscil .i. obann, ut est . . . in indreich mna baiscil .i. . . . resin mnaoi baoith co hobann, O'Dav. 240. clithar mbaiscaill .i. buaili .i. boscell .i. gelt. . . . Clithar boiscell dono .i. quert sin: no boscell .i. elti .i. edruma iat, Auraic. 5551 - 3 . clithar boaiscille .i. elit gelt, 1185 . But cf. clithcar boscill (? leg. -cell) .i. eilit nó geilt (i.e. a wild thing loves shelter ?), H 3.18, 34a10 . doghní boiscill (leg. boiscell) (glossed: baos céille [eadhon] geilt) die bhidhbhadh, Hard. ii 296.12 . ? bas bosgill forc guba, Dinds. 42. ? boiscell bada buimigte, KZ xxxiii 82.y . Cf. 3 baislec.

1 geilt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 geilt or dil.ie/25518
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Forms: geltai

n i f. one who goes mad from terror; a panic-stricken fugitive from battle; a crazy person living in the woods and supposed to be endowed with the power of levitation; a lunatic. See Irish Mirabilia in Speculum Regale ( Ériu iv 11 § 18 ). Translated by volatilis, RC xvii 229.19 = xxiv 54.3 = CS 122.8 . As sobriquet: Suibne Geilt do dul (sic leg.) ar geltacht, Laws iii 88.3 . nídam nia acht am geilt ghand | Dia dorad i cert mo chond, Corm. p. 34 (s.v. ong) = BS 40.11 . amail geilt cin aslach uilc like an innocent, ZCP vi 266 § 3 . geilt in mara (of Lí Ban), SG. 237.28 . See muir-geilt, s.v. muir. fuil na geilte, Anecd. ii 26 § 5 . voc. a gheilt ghníomhach ghér, BS 138.10 . pl. naoi ngelti dibh do dol for geltacht, TFrag. 40.11 ; ib. 48.11 (ngeilte). geltai, RC xvii 229.19 (Tig.). im naei ngelta, xxiv 54 § 14 . ra garbhgortgholgrechaig na ngelt, CCath. 4355 . rith fri geltaib, CRR § 38 . clithar boiscell .i. gelti no elti, Auraic. 5554 . Cf. 5551 ; 1185 and Anecd. iii 43.16 . gelti may be a gloss on a fanciful etymology of boiscell as baos céille. Cf. Hard. ii 296.12 . nach n-éirigheann mar na geilte i mbárr na gcraobh, ITS xvii 110.26 (Ó Cearbhalláin). geilt glinne

(a) sprite of the glen: bocánaigh agus bádhbha agus geilte glinne agus deamhain aidhéir, ITS xxiv 28.21 . ┐ do síl na geilti nglinne sinn fein, Irish Texts iv 17.1 . Formed on analogy of geniti glinne, s.v. genit.

(b) Of birds or animals : is annsin rom-fagaibh in gheilt, Duan. F. i 21.1 . Glenn mBolcáin ... | ima ngairid geilte glinne, BS 40.25 . tuccas-[s]a leam in gheilt gharcc, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) iii 77.9 . dí gheilt ghlinne Gleanna Smóil, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) iii 80.9 = día ttugthá let in geilt gharg, Duan. F. i 20.20 . Dimin. geltán and geltagán, q.v.

geltán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. geltán or dil.ie/25605
Last Revised: 2019

n (geilt) o, m. dimin.: a lunatic, one panic-stricken: misi an gealtán gealtach, BS 30 § 21 . bid gealtán truag, MR 174.15 . boisgell .i. geltān , O'Curry 85 ( H 3.18, p. 64b ). ? Of a supernatural being (cf. geilt glinne s.v. 1 geilt): frasgháir laoch ag gníomh ré bélaibh badhbh, 's gealtáin gaoithe ... ag éirghe a ngleann, TD 35.6 .