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ced(a)ir, cedrus

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n (Lat. loanword) cedar : di chedir (boat of the Argonauts), LL 30943 ( TTr. 125 ). cona n-dib cael-crannoip . . . do cedir, CCath. 4717 . indhuaisliu oldate cedair leuain gl. cedris Liuani, Ml. 48c21 . amal cedir slébi Leuáin, PH 4271 . a chethair ṡlebi lebán (Mary), LB 74 marg. inf. ós crannaibh céadruis sléibhe Liobháin, TSh. 4300 . cedir a cos etc. (the Cross), Lib. Hymn. 39 gl. 39 . cedir in cos feibh adcúas / gius in crann bōi etarbhūas, ZCP viii 107.12 . do cedrus, crann cedrais, Maund. 9 , 10 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. foma or
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cip dune lasimb asu tairgille n-airiu oldáte smachta; is foma do cach recht oca mbiat 'whoever should think a fore-pledge in respect of them more convenient than fines, the choice (?) belongs to the person on whose land they are', Bechbretha 64 § 26 . foma gl. .i. is fo a mhaith [no is rogo] no is foemhta, Bechbretha 64 § 26 gl. c . foma i. coimgech, ut est cip duine lasa n-asu tairgille n-airriu ... is fomu do cach recht lasa mbiat .i. is cuimgech .i. is fo a maith. Nó is foemtha nó is rogu nó is cuimcech do cach richt duine oca mbit beich, O'Dav. 985 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. forus or
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Forms: forus, forus, foris, forois, foris, forsib, foirsib, foras, faras

n o, u, n. (for decl. cf. dorus). n s. a forus sae, Cáin Ad. 28 . d s. forus, Wb. 15d34 . g s. foris, 9c1 et pass. forois, Sg. 138a7 . n p. cf. inna foris , Ml. 63c6 , which seems corrupt. d s. forsib, Laws i 288.10 . foirsib, ii 78z . foras m. IGT Decl. § 38 .

As to the suggestion by Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 676 that it is the abstr. to fo-ro-finn- (see for-finnadar) see Bergin, Ériu xii 223 . The derivation < forfis given by Asc. is untenable (despite the expl. in Rawl. 105b cited below and: foras fírfhios, O'Cl. Such expls., frequent in Laws only show that the original meaning of the word was then unknown); see Gwynn, KMMisc. p. 183 .


(a) that which is stable; stability; basis, foundation, bottom , the orig. sense acc. to Gwynn loc. cit.; in older texts generally in fig., in later also in lit. sense. í f.¤ cen oclatid at rest, unmoved (gl. in longanimitate Wb. 15d34 (`in knowledge' Edd. Thes., taking gloss to refer to the preceding in scientia. Bergin suggests `in firmness' Ériu xii 223 ). cen nī don dīni bai i fus | hi suidib fīri hi f.¤ (i.e. who had remained stationary on the hither side, see 1 Sam. xxx 22 ) SR 6464 . iarraidh ḟorais i fudomain (of a hopeless undertaking), CCath. 4396 . atáim ceangailte i láib an ghrinnill ┐ ní fhuil f.¤ ann, TSh. 4188 (= substantia Psalms lxviii 3 ). do thuit tu san bpoll ... is nach bhfoghair foras acht ag gabhail timchioll choidhche, Luc. Fid. 292.16 . grinneal aigéin gan f.¤ `unfathomable ocean-bed' TD 17.52 . This is prob. the sense in the follg. fig. expressions: f.¤ comairle `steadfastness of counsel' Ériu vii 138 (d) = ZCP iii 25.23 . f.¤ fesa (of Cathbad) TBC-LL¹ 5487 St (cf. F.¤ Feasa ar Éirenn, the title of Keating's history (= the firm foundation of knowledge of Ireland ?)). f.¤ úird na healadhna (of a chief), Rel. Celt. ii 272.10 . f.¤ focal (name of a glossary) LL 395a1 . béim forais a driving home (?), fig. a fundamental doctrine, statement of a general principle underlying several previous statements, see Gwynn, KMMisc. p. 178 ff .: beim foris tra anisiu, Wb. 11c3 ( 1 Corinth. x 31 ). is béim foris inso forsna dlígetha remeperthi no is titul in dligid ar chiunn, Wb. 13a29 , similarly 9c1 , 10a12 , 28a11 . beim foirais lessom ánísiu for a remeperthe asrubart riam .i. as hon choimdid forcomnacair a mbrith som isin doiri (gl. A Domino factus est istud ...) Ml. 131c14 , cf. aithbeim forais, 94c13 . beim forois in sin (gl. Et ea per naturam, following descr. of the formations tonstrix, tonstricula from tonsor. Gwynn, KMMisc. 181 , would translate `a statement of principle') Sg. 138a7 . co bráth combad beim forais, SR 6468 (= quasi lex in Israel usque in diem hanc 1 Sam. xxx 25 ). as tusa do raid tosach an cobro, as let beim a foris you began the conversation, it is yours to state the gist of the whole matter ZCP xiii 274.18 . is sí roben beim forais for in lámthorad, LU 10322 = ZCP iii 237.7 . beim forais an aphorism O'Mulc. 578 (see KMMisc. 183 ). indeóin forais something firmly based; a `point d'appui,' fulcrum, base of operations (?): ro múradh ... an toilén ... fo dháigh ná badh carracc cothaighthe ┐ ná budh inneoin ḟorais do dhiberccach é, AFM v 1742.6 . istudh flatha ┐ indeoin forais (of Babylon), CCath. 21 . Of persons: in indeoin forais ┐ an forus breth (of Cicero) ib. 4492 . inneóin ḟoruis Inse Fáil, TD 25.40 . O Cerbhaill ... inneóin forais ┐ uaithne óir na nEileach `anvil of the solidity' AFM v 1408.5 . tabraid for cobais ... rād forais (a statement from the very beginning, an exhaustive account ?) SR 3614 . Cf. further: is cían o tá hi fis ┐ hi f.¤ for tíchtain sund your coming hither has long been a matter of established knowledge LU 1812 ( RC ix 490 ). im Teamhair tír in ḟorais, BB 37b36 . Ard na Riag, raid a foros ` origin ' Metr. Dinds. iii 414 . oldate inna foris di ar n-athraib, Ml. 63c6 (gl. magna a patribus de tuis factis audivimus et maiora [praestolamur]) is almost certainly corrupt. The rendering is Thes. `than the accounts of our fathers' is in any case impossible.

(b) established or fundamental principles of knowledge or science, axioms, apodictic maxims (?): fochmorc foruis (of Ferchertne: investigation of first principles i.e. a final authority ?) Rawl. 108b35 ( RC xxvi 20 ). forus .i. forismus [ = ἀφόρισμος] graece, sermo breuis latine ... unde dicitur : adcomced beim foruis fair [ = O'Mulc. 578 ] nō forus .i. fis for araile ut est is ē in fis in Senchas Mār. is ē in forus Cāin Patraic ┐ Cāin Adomnan , Rawl. 108b36 ff . Cf. foras .i. dligheadh no bunáit. foras chána Adhamnáin, etc., O'Cl. see also under (c) below. a fis, a f.¤, a foirceatol, Ériu iv 146 § 24 . a filidhecht ┐ a f.¤ dhorchaidh `abstruse knowledge' AU iii 572 . a croinicib ┐ a Periges Prescean ┐ a berla forais, BB 488a marg. inf., man. rec. ( IT ii2 96 ). Esp. of legal learning: o Feinib gach foruss, Corm. Y 975 , p. 84 . cach dliged iar f.¤, cach rāth co f.¤ , ACL iii 227.53 . cach f.¤ co slán, cach slan co f.¤ , 60 - 62 (perh. these belong to II). faras ` Reason ' Kirk (gan ḟ.¤ ` unreasonable ' 2 Thessal. iii 2, 1681 = gan chúibhgheas 1602).

(c) hence the principle or enactments of a law, passing occas. into sense of enforcement, sanction (cf. cit. fr. Rawl. 108b above): iss ead in so f.¤ Cana Adomnan ... Oc Birraib forurmed a f.¤ sae for feraib Hērenn, Cáin Ad. 28 . is ed in so f.¤ cána in domnaig, Ériu ii 202 § 20 . f.¤ chano Patricii hi Cruachnibh la Dub da leithi ` promulgation ' AU 782 = AFM 778 . breth ria f.¤, f.¤ ria forba, Cóic Con. p. 30 § 16 (stages in a lawsuit: `Geltend-Erklärung' Thurn., i.e. enforcement of the verdict ?). cēin bīt brethemain fri tasbenad ┐ foros (.i. in fis ōgh asa mberend a brethe), ZCP xii 359.24 . cūlairecht ..., is iat all bis iar g[c]ūl na n-airechta fri breth ┐ f.¤ (.i. fri fīrfis na brethe sin) ib. 17 .

Occurs in late compds. in sense of aged or tried, experienced: foraisbhean .i. bean áosda, O'Cl. na bhforascháirdibh friends of long standing Ó Bruad. iii 192 . forasoglach .i. óglach aosta, O'Cl. ba forasócclach an ionbhaidh sin é ┐ nir bhó túalaing tathugadh a thuath (of an aged chief), Hugh Roe 32.21 (f. 9a) . mna ┐ miondaoine ┐ forusócclaoich old men 124y (f. 33b) . a uaisle, a airigh, ┐ a ḟorusocclaoigh veterans AFM vi 2126.24 .

II A station, resting-place, dwelling. Cf. lethdire foruis, Críth G. 220 . In Laws sometimes glossed by `ārus' and used esp. of a cattle-pound or other place where distrained cattle might be detained (f.¤ n-athgabála), a place appointed for the delivery of animals according to a contract: ni fuil acht tri foruis ann: f.¤ n-acra, f.¤ nditin, f.¤ mbreitheamhun Laws ii 10.24 (glossed .i. tri aruis ib. 27 ). icfai a slan ... a f.¤ to thigi fadein, Bürgschaft 27 § 74c . atdaime for f.¤ ┐ follus ┐ fiadan `Erfüllungsort' 15 § 51b . fuircimsi cobach latsa ar mo chind i maighin an forais, 13 § 44 . fiach domsa huait ... isind f.¤ sa, 15 § 51a . f.¤ fēich, 17 § 52 . raith fuis (.i. raith bis a fosaighecht i f.¤), 41 . f.¤ tuaithe `territory house', Laws iv 302.5 ( Críth G. 57 : `to the appointed place in the territory (?)'; apparently `a public infirmary,' Mac Neill, MacNeill, Law of status 285 ). fer forais `a house-holding man ' (one expl. of `seirthiud') Laws iv 352.1 . ailid fír foirrse an oath requires fixed habitations v 460.16 (= ZCP xvi 270 , but see foirse). atait secht foruis ... arachuille coir n-athgabala ... a n-āin i tech mbriugud, ... cathuir uasalnemid, tech bid fas. Otha suidiu dligi cach f.¤ n-athgabala dia faithce fodesin (i.e. there are seven illegal pounds for cattle; these apart, anyone may detain them in his own green) Laws v 266.19 . a tabairt (na athgabala) ... a f.¤ dona secht forsib, i 288.10 . See also s.v. foíndel (c). Rucus: f.¤ n-athgabāla, i n-alachrích I decided that it was lawful (in the case) to impound beyond the territory Caratnia 49 . dermadach forais forgetful about the place appointed for fulfilling the contract Bürgschaft 31 § 84 .

Defining gen.: seirthiud [sic leg.] .i. oclach do daghcenel no fer forais `a householding man' Laws iv 352.1 . ? cf. sentuindi foraiss, Cóir Anm.² i 103 § 104 (Ed. 7) ​​​. rath foruis, Bürgschaft 28 § 76a ( .i. aga mbi arus, 41 ). .uii. muca co muic ḟorais `domestic boar (?)' Críth G. 90 (a `resident sow' the remaining seven being expendable and replaceable ?). tuirc ḟorais `domestic boars' 195 .

Cf. apad ┐ forais, Cáin Ad. 39 . na .iii. foruis .i. cain ┐ cairde ┐ urrudus, no fogelt ┐ bleith ┐ dithim, H 3.17, c. 4 , 35 ( O'D. 5 ). filidh fíora forusda, f.¤ teora mbreth, breth Féne, breth filedh saoir, breth fuighill, Ériu xiii 32.6 . ... fuigheall fri f.¤ fath, 33y . ? dlighedh do feghar for f.¤ firinnsge, 26.6 .

1 grád

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n (Lat. gradus) o, n. grade, degree, rank, order ; in sg. and pl. eccles. orders : a ngrád as isliu oldate angil, Wb. 4b25 . cid huaisliu grád neich alailiu, Ml. 115d8 . sechib grád i mbether and imp óge fa lánamnas, Wb. 10a18 . intain dorratad grád fort `when orders have been conferred upon thee,' ib. 28d9 . grad nepscuip, 28c8 . archuit ind óissa gráid `as regards those in orders,' 16d7 . re ngrád et iar mbathis `before ordination and after baptism,' ib. 31b4 . ni taibre grád for nech, 29a28 . salm di grad `Gradual,' Thes. ii 252.17 (St. Miss) ; ib. 15 . Gramm. as ṅgrád (gl. positivus gradus), Sg. 139a10 . bid anim (leg. ainm) n-adiecht- for cetal (leg. cétna-) randgabail ┐ condelgdar tresna thri grad `it is compared throughout the three degrees,' Hib. Min. 446 . fer graid sochenelach sobessach `a man of rank of good family and morals,' Thes. ii 307.11 . aés gráid tarmideocatár a n-gráda `ordained folk who have transgressed their orders,' FA 28 . dobeir grád as ardam it gives rank that is highest, Fél. Ep. 207 . ad-mestar díre coir cach grāid do ṡōernemthib ┐ dōernemthib, ZCP xi 95 § 52 . ocht n-eich ... la grádhaibh flatha acus áirdrigh do righ na n-Uaithni `with the office [of chief officer of trust] of a sovereign ...,' Leb. Cert. 70.11 = seacht cuirn dia ndámhaibh d'án díl | beith a ngrádhaibh an áird-righ `to be in office under the monarch,' 78.12 . madh na secht ngraidh flatha `the seven degrees of chieftains,' Laws i 60.17 Comm. ró miodhair Neire nemhedh gach báird fri gradha Féne 'Neire has adjudged the privilege of every bard, as they correspond to the freeman grades', UR 55.1 ​. mat beich aerda a mbun craind graid feine is leth bech don grad fein[e] ┐ leth dfir bunadh 'if it is bees in the air [which settle] in the trunk of a commoner, a half of the bees goes to this person and a half to the original owner', Bechbretha 182 (b)​ . atait secht ngraid la Feine, na con tualuing nachae fiadnaise do denum, v 284.1 . co tibred anoir ┐ cátaig ngradai ... do dia n-adrad na hídlu, PH 6622 . nihed domthabair fo grad, | m'athair ba húa do Abrám, SR 3301 . ro fritháiled in rí ... ar grádaib ┐ dánaib, TBC-LL¹ 997 . rogeall ... co tibred seodu imda ┐ mæni ┐ sirgrada doib, Aen. 2090 . gairmidh chuice Elegto ingen Plutoin ina gradaibh `according to her rank,' ib. 1627 . ecclesiastical orders : docuaid fo gradaib illou fheili Adomnain, AU ii 76.2 (an. 1105) . līn forsrolēg grād co nūibe, ACL iii 303 § 6 . secht cōicait n-epscop ... ūad fo grādaibh, § 7 . cutarda grād fair, Trip. i 196.14 . doraid a oide friss dol fona gradaib coiserca, RC xii 324 § 9 . is aire rogabh Natfraich gradha sacairt, Lat. Lives 78.3 . tet ... iar ngabail grad do gu Fabur, RC xii 324 § 9 . Mairg do-beir guth ar ḟer ngrāid | bīs i n-inad Chrīst comlāin, ACL iii 222.14 . in gradh onni is gradus .i. ceim, Auraic. 3284 . secht ngrād ecalsa, ACL iii 307 § 17 . nī cōir a cleith ar ind āes grāid `it is not right to conceal it from the ordained,' Ériu i 44.19 . coica ar dib cétuib escop ┐ coic cét sacart ┐ teora mile do gradhuib ecailse, ib. ii 100 § 4 . deochain ar grādaib `a deacon in rank,' BColm. 82.15 . mac fir ro tuislithe fo grad `while under Holy Orders,' Laws v 202.7 . in tan tra teit oen ... fo gradaib in choimded, PH 7157 . dul fo grad nep[s]coip, Mon. Tall. § 20 . iar n-indarbad uathi (i.e. from the Church) ... droch-aesa gráid, ib. 4645 . Don tsacramainnt ar a ttugthar ord nó grádha, Ó Héodhusa 218.3 . grádha coisreagtha Holy Orders, Donlevy 328.20 . Used of the orders or ranks of the celestial hierarchy : arnaib grádib nemdib tantum , Wb. 21a13 . cuairt ind richidh co noi ngradaib aingel, Ériu ii 106 § 17 . a Chrīst go n-grādhaib, iii 29 § 1 . nōi ngrādh n-aingel, § 4 . co céolaib aingel ar gradhaib dlightheacha an airdrigh, RC xxiv 369.18 . Drong árchaingel nime | ... la nói ṅgrád ríg rathmair, Fél. Ep. 235 . noi n-uird ┐ noi ngraid for anglib nime, PH 6233 . ro-fhresgab mac Dé for gradu hiruphin, 2280 . order, rank of chivalry ; knighthood : tabur gradha ridirechta damh budesta, ZCP vi 28.4 . dohoirdhnedh ... a ngradhaibh ridirechta `were raised ... to the rank of knighthood,' ib. 8 . anuair fa tainic ais gaisgidh damsa, dogabus gradha gaiscidh ┐ deisi ridiri cugum, RC x 189.y . go ngabhadh grádha ridire gaiscidh `the degree of a knight of chivalry,' Keat. ii 6269 . 'sna grádhaibh gaisce fá héigean do gach aon do ghabháil sul do glacfaidhe i bhFiannaidheacht é, ib. 5187 . An individual member of a grade : ar nísnádi(g) na(ch) grád nech bes ardu 'for no member of a grade gives protection to anyone who is of higher rank', Críth G. 114 , Ériu lxvi 3 . nach grād bes īssle araile 'any member of a grade who is lower in status than another', CIH i 234.21 , Ériu lxvi 3 . Used of the raven’s cry: madh fer graidh is gradh gradh congair 'if it be a man in orders it calls gradh gradh ' Ériu viii 121 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. imchossaít or


Forms: n-iomchossaoidib, iomchasaoid, iomcosaoit

n f. act of stirring up strife; accusing, charging, accusation, complaint: bit lia ar mairb oldáte ar mbí íarnar n-imchosait do Bricrind, LU 8080 ( FB § 5 ). dogénsa ... imcossaít na ríg, LU 8084 ( FB § 6 ). tri chōir n-indlaig ┐ imc[h]osāidi, TBC-I¹ 2237. co taratsi imchosait móir eter Diarmait ┐ Guaire, LU 9569. bande na himchosaide ┐ na deabtha, Aen. 1628. lucht ... imchosaide caich asiad iarsma Fhear mBolg, MS. Mat. 579.x . dorinne a eccnach ┐ a iomhchosáoid fris, BNnÉ 231 § 140. biaidh Criosd an breithemh lan d'fheirg ┐ d'iomchasaoid (of the Last Judgment), Parrth. Anma, 475.14 . d p. for g p. bá homhnach imeglach lá cách a thurus la hiolar na n-aimleis ┐ na n-iomchossaoidib , ALC ii 228.22 . amles ┐ imcosait do denam eturro iarsin `false accusations and complaints were carried between them,' Ann. Conn. 1291.7 . do-ní Augustine ... éagnach ┐ iomchasaoid air féin, TSh. 7535. nó an ngoilleann ar a ghruaidh nduinn | iomchosaoid Chineóil Chonuill `the complaint of Conall's kindred,' TD 4.37 . iomchasaoid (title of a poem), 22 . Used as a vn.: an iustis, an tepscop ┐ an Priostunach do dol co tech an rig d'iomcosaoit for aroile, AFM iv 1034.6 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ísel or
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Forms: isliu, ísliu, íslem, íseal, íseall

adj o, ā (in pl. as i). Compar. isliu, Wb. 4b25 . ísliu, Thes. ii 22.35 (Bcr.). Superl. íslem, Ériu ii 202 § 20. Subst. íseal íseall, IGT Decl. § 53.8 .


(a) Of size or position, low, of low stature, low-lying ; as subst. (freq. in pl.), a low-lying place, a hollow, the depths: īsil .i. tīs fil, Corm. Y 775. īsel .i. īs-aill, ar nī erbarad a n-īsil muna bē ard ocae, 738 . hua ísiul gl. ab inferno, Ml. 69b8 . donaib íslib gl. ad inferna, 27b2 . inna fortechtai .i. inna ísli ┐ inna cobsaidi gl. depresa (camporum), 81c15 . isin mórchuthe n-í.¤ (i.e. Hell), Thes. ii 317.1 ( Hy. ii ). i n-ísiul gl. in deiectu, 11.39 (Bcr.). isli gl. demersa, ib. ísli doibsom in fecht-sa innahí ruptar ardda dunnai `low to them now ...,' 11.41 (Bcr.). sírid in rindide n-uile ó hisul co huasal `the whole zodiac from low to high,' 22.40 (ib.). rí in hislib, ri in arddaib, SR 7630. ard a medón isli im a dá n-imechtar, LU 2149. nach tan bus n-íslem cech bendchopur Arad Mora is and bas ardam a chongbáil-sium ┐ a bendchopur, Ériu ii 202 § 20. mo slīabh árd ós gach íseall, ZCP viii 221 § 44. Bri mag n-í.¤ ... mag innā biat slēbe ardae, acht talam cumbair í.¤ , O'Mulc. 154. a n-īslib ┐ a n-etrigib na talman, ML² 37. ar ní is ísli ní ḟeacfa | na trí trínsi in túaiscearta, IGT Decl. ex. 1592. fer i.¤ tailc tarbda, TTebe 2557 . hi nglendaib ísle na Galile, PH 4474. biaidh na cnuic níosa thorthaighe iná na hísle, Corp. Astron. 206.9 . Isell Ciarain `name of a church at Clonmacnoise,' CS p. 302.5 and n. 0

Frequent as the second element of a compd. : mac do Samuél chendísel `the Low-headed ,' Fél.² lxxxv 12. amhail theid sruth ... tar chladhaibh clachisli ` low-stoned ,' CF 808. ní bu leithísel in mam `the yoke was not down on one side,' Thes. ii 341.2 (Hy. v). ina dumaduib smūid-lethna smáil-ísle smūrluaithrig, ML² 1178. ar na glenn-s[h]ūilib geil-derga gruadhlaig-ísli very hollow-cheeked . 1589 .

(b) Of sound, low, deep: guth i.¤ cruaid leis, BB 496b28 . traethait na ciulu isli na ciuil arda .i. stocairecht no cornairecht, 327b33 . re séisibh ísle ... oirfidech, MR 110.z . an osnaidh ísill, IGT Decl. ex. 399. Of palatal vowels: eadhadh, iodhadh ceann i gceann | agus éabhadh .eó. íseall 'e, i together with palatal eó', Celtica xxvii 62 § 17 . na trí heamhanchuill ísle 'the three palatal graphs beginning with a', Celtica xxvii 63 § 19 . See also ísle.

(c) Of colour, pale (?) : da mbía in fual is e isi[l] ina dat `remissa in colore,' Rosa Angl. 186.14 .

(d) Of number : ós aniú as ísle a dtionóil `the number is lowest,' Content. xxii 11.

(e) As grammat. epithet, used of the short form of pl. of a noun which has more than one pl. form : gach focal bhíos d'úathadh ┐ d'iollradh, séimh as cóir a ainm ísiol iollraidh a ndíaigh an áirimh, mur so : trí bhile, ... ┐ lom as cóir a ainm ard iollraidh ... mur so : trí bileadha, IGT Introd. 8.21 .

In advbl. phrase, ós ísel, ós ísiol secretly, in secret: tig Naoise ós ísiol a ndaíl [D.], IT ii2 111.42 . go ttainic fora menmain imteacht a hErinn os íseal, BNnÉ i 207.29 . guth oram ... ós íseal ris an ollamh, Studies 1924, 87 § 19 . claon do dhearc uirre os íseal, TD 1 § 12. dorala iomacallamh ós ísiol etir é ┐ drong d'esccairdibh U., AFM vi 1956.y . do chúaidh ... do chum na solluman, ní hós aird acht ... ós íseal, John vii 10. an ti ithiomráidheas ós íseal a chomharsa, TSh. 7277. labhair go réig is glaodhaig go híosal, Midnight court 905 ( ZCP v 228 ).

II Metaph. lowly, humble, mean, of low degree: a ngrád as isliu oldate angil gl. Principatus, Wb. 4b25 . air dom-muinfide bed n-í.¤ intí dia `for that God would have been thought to be mean,' Ml. 40c17 . foillsigthir as n-í.¤ in doinacht iar n-aicniud, 25c5 . is airi asindet som donaib huaislib i ndiad inna n-í.¤ , 40c20 . huand eregim hísil gl. humili conquestione, 63d13 . i.¤ fri art `lowly towards the high,' Thes. ii 235.15 . Cf. Celtica viii 58.5 . cit móir ríg in domain | uaisliu | amsáin ísil Íssu `Jesu's lowly soldiers,' Fél. 152. cíat ísliu fíad dainib | ... bit áird úas dind ḟlatha, 153 . [as] ndiabul taurchrecce in gráid as ísliu t[a]urchreic in gráid as ardu, Críth G. 112. nach grad bes issle araile, is fair fortongar ; nach grad bes uaisle araile, is e fortoing araill, Laws v 460.16 . secht cumula do eagluis uasail, ocus let secht cumul do eagluis ísil `an humble church,' iii 70.12 Comm. is coitceann índsin itir iseal ocus uasal `both to plebeian and noble,' iv 26.2 Comm. on grad uasal cusin grad n-isil, amail ata ollam, ansruth ... foclac, v 26.16 Comm. re foluibh ísli fhuinn Luighdheach `low-born families,' Studies 1919, 73 § 4 . breith íseal ni fhuiléangadh `he will be satisfied with no mean ambition,' Aithd. D. 20 § 3. ráinig mise ar an miotal badh hísle, Keat. Poems 659. do rochtain ... an bhoicht ┐ an tsaidhbhir, an uasail ┐ an ísil, TSh. 361. Of quality : cuibrech is isliu anas ` worse ,' Laws iii 498.10 Comm.

Compds. ? ¤shellach : issil selbt (leg. íssel-sellach `kurzsichtig,' Thurn.), Thes. ii 236.13 . ¤nemed a nemed of low rank, lower dignitary: i mun (leg. mbun) craind uasal-neimid ... i mbun craínd isil-nemidh, Laws iv 182.17 and 184.1 Comm.

Leuain, Lebáin

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nloc Also Lauain (Lat. Libanus) Lebanon: in phrr.: ind huaisliu oldate cedair leuain gl. celsius cedris Liuani, Ml. 48c21 . i fail Slebe Leuain, LU 77 = Lebain (Labhain, v.l.), Sex Aet. 77 § 30 . dar sliss desceirt slebi Lauain, Alex. 108 . sernait sreith slébe Lebáin (: Dáin), SR (Greene) 5186 . a Dún Tulcha tíar doráith | húachtur bar[r] fedha Lebáin, Ériu iv 150 § 30 .


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Forms: máirm, mairb, moírb, mairm, marbh

adj o, ā. adj. and subst. g s m. máirm, LU 5327 = mairb, TBC-I¹ 851. n p m. moírb, Wb. 11b11 . mairm, LU 3478 ( SCC 25 ). marbh (o, m. subst.), IGT Dec. § 96.

(a) dead; (subst.) a dead person; mortal; in religious lit. often fig. in sense either mortified, insensible, or spiritually dead . Transl. Lat. mortuus, Wb. 3b6 , 4a6 , Ml. 49c6 , etc. amal da marb i n-adnacul two dead persons in a grave, Wb. 20c26 . esseírge inna n-uile m.¤ , 13d16 . asreracht Crist hó marbaib, 13b12 . m.¤ cen anmain, TBC-LL¹ 1571. duine m.¤ hi curp beo, PH 8382. praind do tomailt la m.¤ hi tig with a dead man in the house, Mon. Tall. § 65. bit lia ar mairb oldáte ar mbí, FB 5. at marbu (= marba) anmanda na n-uli doíne, PH 2386. doraga do mess for bíu ┐ marbu, 3633 . dob'i sidhe cēd-marbh Erenn diob the first of them to die in Ireland, Leb. Gab.(i) i 74. lá féile na marb All Souls' day , AFM iv 1084.15 . cisde na marbh a coffin , Eg. Gl. 116.

(a 1) dying; on the point of death; lifeless, unconscious : ┐ se marb 'sin glind 'and he dying' PMLA lvi 940 . grech muíce mairbe 'das Geschrei einer sterbenden Sau' IT iii.1 104 § 201 , Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919, 545 n. 3 . dorala sain [sic leg.] marb di muaid móir ... ri ré cían, TBC-LL¹ 4285, 4436 . in liaig marb ... berti robad, TBC(C) 2415 . do thuit féin ... ┐ ba marb hé asa aithli acht gé dho éirig arís, CF² 1338 .

(b) used idiomatically with poss. pron.: is mo beo ragas . . . ┐ mo m.¤ fócebthar icon dún I shall be left behind dead, TBC-LL¹ 1224 , cf. 1251 , 1332 . co tabrad a m.¤ ar(a) beolu a brathar he was carried dead, TBC-I¹ 1637. conid a mm.¤ tarraid talam a nónbur (= the nine of them fell dead to earth), FB 84. co riacht a m.¤ dochum talman, TTébe 2855 (= co riacht marbh, Eg.).

(c) with cop. often as periphrasis for vb. to die: conid i ngiallnus is m.¤ Fiachna so that F. died as a hostage, RC xxiv 182.23 (cf. Lat. mortuus est). dochoidh co Ferta . . . conadh [ann] is marbh, ZCP xiii 173.17 . bid m.¤ tussa fén anocht thou shalt die, PH 298. ba m.¤ Lugaid a chetoir oca descin, died immediately on beholding her, Ériu v 212.2 . conid and robo m.¤ , iii 136.37 . cid c'ait bud m.¤ wherever he might die, Fen. 136.12 . Cf. similar use of Welsh marw. As pass. of vb. marbaid: gommo m.¤ laiss cu Caulaind C.'s hound was killed by him, IT i 140.16 . nir ba m.¤ mac ria athair . . . ocaind riam no son was ever killed by his father among us, Alex. 881 (but prob. we should read with R. riana athair = no son ever died before his father). innis dó Cú Ch. do beth marbh d'feraibh Éirenn, Comp. CC 115.22 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. iii ). With ellipse of cop.: m.¤ de chumaid a oenmic, MacCarthy 144.5 . Gand, Genand, marba de thám, 150 § 2. marba na caírig do brith a n-úan, LL 218b15 ( TTr. 112 ). marbh Cusantin iartain, BNnÉ 303 § 13.

(d) Of inanimate things and fig.: is m.¤ mo guth exhausted , SCC 29. an linn mh.¤ stagnant pool , RC xxiv 375.7 . is dearbh gur tír mharbh tír gan tighearna, Maguires of F. § 88. gráin mharbh ` deadly ', O'Gr. Cat. 532.5. fer na pairilis[e] mairbe deadly, fatal , RC xii 334 § 25. m.¤ na pesde the monster's corpse, BCC § 321.


(a) with noun, used in various technical legal terms (often oppd. to beo-): ¤bél: fer mar[b]beil (one who cannot plead for himself), Laws v 252.28 Comm. ¤coirpdire ` dead-body-fine', fine for a fatal injury (oppd. to beo-c., imposed for an injury not causing death), Laws v 434.13 Comm. ; Cóic Con. 55 § 124. ¤crod ` dead stock', property of the dead , Laws v 430.26 ; ` carcasses of the cattle ', i 300.2 Comm. ¤dil ` dead chattels' i.e. inanimate possessions (oppd. to beo-d. `live stock'), Laws ii 288.3 . marbdili ┐ beocethra, 258.5 . beodil ┐ marbdile, Corm. Y 531. trí bí focherdat marbdili (i.e. cattle shedding their horns, a wood its leaves, cattle their fell), Triads 105. ¤dílse ` dead property ': mairbdilsi .i. ni dobeir nech fri hudacht .i. fri bas; no mairbdilsi .i. dilsi do na hetar fuasnad tre bithu betha, H 3.18 p. 392 ( O'Curry 871 ), i.e. either property bequeathed at death, or property permanently alienated in mortmain. im ard [leg. ord] manach marbdilsi (.i. inni ēm ordaiter do dilsi leisin manach marb), Laws v 498.4 , 16 . ¤folad ` dead wealth': is cach feistidh fiach frisgni marbfolta nó is é gnías tagra iman folaid agartar for in marb, O'Dav. 896 = claims on a dead man's estate? ¤gabáil f. a death-due , apparently a duty levied on tenants after their chief's death by his successor in order to pay to the church the `cennaithe' of the deceased (Plummer MS. slips). Laws i 184.5 , 20 fg. m. .i. bai gaibter onn cheili do chomarba na flatha mairbe, H 3.18 p. 371a ( O'Curry 799 ). Perhaps same as: togbail marbtha, Laws ii 118 n . ¤maicne, see maicne. ¤ maín f.: di nach marbmuin ` death-benefits ', Laws ii 272.15 (glossed: cin maine dō on marb-sin). ¤manchaine f. see maicne and manchaine. ¤riar f. food-dues paid in dead cattle (Laws Gloss.): ` service due to chief after his death, such as attending his funeral , etc.' O'Don. Sup. deich mbeoriara ┐ secht mairbriara do flaith fo irgiallna: aen mairbriar ┐ secht mbeoriara do flaith cuitrig, H 3.17, c. 415 ( O'D. 510 ).

In other compds. meaning variously dead, pertaining to the dead, inanimate: ¤alt ` death-dirge ', Metr. Dinds. iii 50.3 . ¤cích: athgabail dingbala meic dia marbchich a mathar from his dead mother's breast, Laws i 226.33 . ¤cnaí ` dead fleece', covering of the dead: im marbchnai n-armaige `for stripping the slain', Laws i 174.30 , glossed: in cnai bis dar in marb, 176.20 ; a woollen shroud , Loth, RC xliii 407. ¤cró (crú) blood of a dead person, gore: o marbcru, Laws i 140.31 Comm. ¤dúil f. a lifeless thing: aitteoch frit cech beothach . . . atteoch frit cech marbduil, ZCP viii 232 § 9. bennacht . . . for a mbéoduil ┐ a marbdhuil, iv 242.25 (leg. -dil for -duil?). na marbduile cen dliged cen tuicsi, PH 3368. ¤édáil f. lifeless booty: mairbedala mora ┐ capaill do thabairt leo, AU ii 456.23 . AFM iv 896.18 . ¤fásc swathings of a corpse , see Eg. Gl. 362. Dinneen . Frequent in Mod.Ir. imprecation: marbh-ḟáisg ort! ¤gein (<gein birth, child?): as npr. m. Mairbgein mac Mogha Ruith, Anecd. ii 77.2 . ¤lia f. a grave-stone , Metr. Dinds. iv 94.36 . ¤linn f. a standing pool: in mairblind, YBL 83b16 . ¤nath see marbnad. ¤uisce stagnant water , ACL iii 248.10 . Auraic. 1321.

(b) with adj. formed from noun: ¤craidech faint-hearted , RC xix 122 § 86. marbhlamach having a withered arm , BNnÉ 296.8 .

3 ol

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Forms: oldaas

conj. than , after comparatives; prob. an extension of the adverbial use, see 1 ol. Ol is always combined with an absol. form (rel. in 3d pers.) of the subst. vb., which it eclipses. In O.Ir. (a) the subst. vb. after ol generally represents the copula and agrees in number and pers. with a follg. subject, its tense being determined by that of the main sentence; but already within the O.Ir period (b) the form oldaas (ol+3 s. rel.) ` than he (she, it) is ' comes to be regarded as a conj. = ` than ' and may be followed by another vb. in the absol. form. Finally in Mid.Ir. oldaas (oldás) `than' comes to be used without distinction of person, number or tense, though the older inflected forms frequently occur down to the close of the Mid.Ir. period. See Pedersen Vgl. Gr. § 511 Anm. 1. Already in O.Ir, ol- begins to be replaced by in- (in Glosses found only in Ml.), which before the close of the Mid.Ir. period supersedes it.

1 Exx. from Glosses:

(a) is bec as máo oldáu-sa, Sg. 45a15 (gl. quam ego sum maiuscula est). is sochrudiu láam oldó-sa hand is comelier than I, Wb. 12a21 , cf. 25 . ni airegdu a persan- som oldaas persan na n-abstal olchene, 18d14 . móa oldaas óenṡillab, Sg. 68b8 . oldate ind aingil, gl. melior angelis, Wb. 32b5 . oillu oldate cóic cét fer, gl. plus quam quingentis fratri- bus, 13b2 . oldatae, Ml. 131a6 . ni pa gliccu felsub ola-mbieid- si acuter than ye will be, Wb. 26d26 . ba deidbiriu dúnni . . . ol ṁboí do-som it were more reasonable for us . . . than it was for him, 9c10 . air robtar lia sidi ol ṁbatar maicc israhel more numerous than the Children of I., Ml. 123a8 .

(b) is follus . . . téte aitherrechtaigthe ní as hire oldáta maic that a patronymic goes farther than sons, Sg. 30b12 (where a vb. is implied after oldáta). is móa dongní-som oldaas dontlucham he does it more than we ask it (gl. superabundanter quam petimus), Wb. 21d9 . bid mó dongenae-siu oldaas ro- foided cucut (super id quod dico facies), 32a25 .

2 Later lit.:

(a) is ansu limsa mo thech oldás mo trebad, FB 26. ba siniu oldás Cu Chulaind, 83 . uair bam siniu oltás I was older than he, LB 113a16 ( MacCarthy 68.24 ). ba ḟeliu duit th'immḟoluch oldás teiched, TBC-LL¹ 1973. cumba mesa dúib oltás dam-sa, PH 2042. in tan bas giliu in grian . . . oldaas innossa, Ériu ii 142 § 155. athnúigfither in uli dúl i ndeilb bus áille . . . oldás in a form fairer than at present, 200.17 . ní théit immach . . . as diliu lind oldammit fadessin any one dearer to us than ourselves, TBC-LL¹ 199 = inā sind fein, St. don tí ata ina ṡinser indíu oldáim-ne who is older to-day than we, LL 133a43 . at lia Greic oldáthe than ye are, TTr. 319 . bit lia ar mairb oldáte ar mbí, FB 5. is truma smachta geimrid oldaiti smachta samraid, Laws iv 88.25 . narb andsa la cristaigib he oldait geinte not dearer to Christians than to Gentiles, PH 311 ; rectius oldaas (O.Ir. ol mboí) la geinte. cach óen . . . as sinu olmbí older than thou art, ACL iii 312 § 4 (olnambe v.l.). ba hamru delb Fothaid ol baí Oilill acht ba hamru ben Oilella oldas ben Ḟothaid, Fianaig. 6.14 , 15 . nir bo mailli dolotar olmbatar in charpait (the men) came not more slowly than the chariots, TBC-LL¹ 3537 (where olmb. takes the place of another vb.). nir uo lugha mioscais na nGaoideal lasna Gallaibh olttáitte the Irish were not less hated by the English than they (the Burkes), Hugh Roe 110.6 (f. 30 a) , i.e. the English hated them as much as they hated the Irish; the construction is confused.

(b) folld. by another vb.: bid mó bas loscud don tig oldás bas suillse don teglugh (i.e. the house is more likely to catch fire than the household to get light), FB 92. is toisechu ro cet in coecatmad psalm oldas ro cet in tre[s] psalm, Hib. Min. 6.200 . comtis annso a phiana oldas mar ata fo secht its tor- ments would be seven times worse than they are, Ériu ii 142.3 . The vb. follg. may be understood: is tusca ro tusmed tu fen oltas Adam, LB 110b19 ( MacCarthy 50.15 ), cf. Sg. 30b12 cited above.

(c) Used absolutely: glainidir gol (.i. is glaine ol na dér), ZCP iii 223 § 6 (Amra Senáin).


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Forms: óll

adj o,ā. great, ample ; cognate with ol `beyond', cf. ind-oll, gl. ultra, Sg. 220a6 (see 1 ol). The primary sense seems that of extension (gl. Lat. amplus, Ml. 20a3 , 92a9 ), but it is widely used to denote magnitude in general, of size, quantity, degree, etc. In positive degree not common as pred., and as attrib. used more often before the subst. forming a compd. than after it. Very common in compar., where the orig. sense of transcending a certain limit (size, number, etc.) often comes out. óll, gl. [requiem] amplam, Ml. 20a3 . oll gach ní as mór, Metr. Gl. Ff. 6. oll .i. mor, O'Dav. 1314. O'Cl. ionann o.¤ is mór, Keat. ii 2114. With pred.: ? is o.¤ ar nert, TBC-LL¹ 3280 (= is ald ar nirt a rock in strength, TBC-LL¹ 5383 ). o.¤ a sāith don ord ḟiledh | tar gach gcined d'ḟōir fuinidh (i.e. they above any other tribe of Ireland gave ample bounty to the poets), Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 92 § 14 . senchas nad o.¤ , Rawl. 88b25 . ba holl cuirp big of body, BNnÉ 328 § 59. As attrib.: scabel oll a great cauldron, Laws i 134.1 Comm. cubat n-oll, Auraic. 5664 . tarlaic Oscur irchur n-oll a far cast, IT i 158.5 ( LL 154b1 ). fo tuinn uill ūire the vast surface of the earth, ZCP vi 265 § 19. pl. ada olla `great privileges', Metr. Dinds. iii 18.233 . allmaire set .i. na seta olla morda, Laws v 412.30 Comm. (etym. gl.). bá-sa inón bíasta n-oll, LU 2999.

Of persons prob. in fig. sense: Aed oll fri andud n-āne `great at kindling of radiance', Thes. ii 295.2 ( SP v 1 ). ben Ádhaimh uill, Ériu iii 148 § 1. fīr gach Goidil glan-uill, ACL iii 303 § 4 . pl. airigh uill, Keat. i 222.42 (poem). errid uill, ZCP xi 108 § 4. tuarustal tri n-uirrigh n-oll, ZCP viii 116 § 14 . imon caocca n-inghen n-oll, Leb. Gab.(i) i 12.17 . ic rígaib allib hErend `noble', Metr. Dinds. iii 170.52 (for form cf. ii 78.12 ). (with prosthetic f) in fer foll, Fen. 226.15 (see Stokes Metr. Gl. p. 100 ). Prob. fig. also in follg.: fon eclais n-uill, BColm. 98.31 . i nhErind uill, LL 8b18 .

Used as subst.: dar o.¤ in mara `the great surface of sea', Laws i 142.12 Comm. , cf. O'Dav. 501 and 927 (gl. allmuire in all cases). cathchris . . . ó chond a lessi co holl a ochsaille (i.e. from hip to shoulder), LL 189a47 , cf. cathchriss . . . co tiug a oxaille, TBC-LL¹ 2562.

As adv.: intí ro charus co holl whom I greatly loved, SCC 45 ( LU 3997 ). co holl, Metr. Dinds. iii 428.29 .

compar. huilliu oínsillaib, gl. supra syllabam, Sg. 70a6 . is huilliu in trocaire oldatae ar n-airilltin-ni (= merita excedens nostra), Ml. 131a6 . nicon ru-accobras ní bed uilliu indaas rond-boí m'ingnae (= quae mediocritatis meae modulum excederent), 136b7 . it uilliu inna mmai[ni] . . . indatae in dánai, 43d18 . oillu oldate cóic cét fer (plus quam quingentis), Wb. 13b2 . ochtmoga taighi no ni is uilliu eighty houses or more, AU ii 140.11 , cf. 126.20 . cúicc cētt no ní as uille dona Gallaibh, AFM iii 26.4 . ní bai for Affraic . . . ri bad uilliu ferann inās who had more territory, CCath. 3017. Folld. by partitive DE: ni bed uilliu . . . di fochaid any more tribulation, Ml. 54b30 . ni dingenta-sa ní budh uilli do goil thou wouldst do no more feats of valour, ZCP vi 34.5 . With prosthetic f: ni fulliu serc a mmac la doíne . . . andas do serc-so lim-sa, LU 1680 ( RC ix 456.11 ). airimh is fuilliu anda coit, Auraic. 1452 = is uille, 3063 . uilliu fit na n-opreoire the workmen's ration is larger, ZCP xiii 27.24 (fuilliu v.l.). With -de: uilliti he in dā sreith do bet[h] air `longer from having two parts', Laws i 138.35 Comm. co mbad ḟuillite a gráin, Metr. Dinds. iv 328.20 ( LL 193b2 ). As adv.: cor pianad he ni bud ulli oldait a braithre, PH 6648. na ro thraetha nech a chorp andaas is uilliu téchta more than is meet, 5978 . bí ar mo chuid ní as uille ná mar iarrmuid beyond what I ask, Dán Dé i 3.

superl. ? rí tuathe, . . . rí, rígruire . . . ollom huas cach cóe highest, ZCP v 499 § 8. in chuid rob uilli d'Ard Macha, RC xviii 13.15 . aonfher rob uille nert a nErinn, ZCP xiii 199.17 . dreach is uille bladh `mightiest in fame', Studies 1921, 589 § 10 . Adv. do shaor-chlannuibh Gaoidheal . . . do bhiodh anas uille ara n-aire do ionchoimheud (whose records) they were most solicitous to preserve, MS. Mat. 581.39 (D. MacFirbisigh).


(a) with subst. in sense vast, great , occas. forming a stable compd.: ¤alt: mathe fer n-Ol n-écmacht n-ollalt `of great adventures', Arch. Hib. ii 74 § 56 ( LL 184a55 ), cf. cona ollaltaib, LU 4333. ¤ār .i. ár oll .i. ár mór, O'Cl. (etym. gl. on river-name Ollar). ¤arbhar .i. sluagh mór, O'Cl. (gl. on river-name Ollarbha). ¤athach .i. naimhdheanus mór, O'Cl. ¤athair, sobriquet of the Dagda: Eochaid Ollathair, Cóir Anm. 151. Eochu O., LL 127b3 . ¤band `great exploit', Arch. Hib. ii 60 § 22 ( LL 182b48 ). ¤bairdne (one of the four divi- sions of `bairdne'), IT iii 6.17 (-bairdni), 23.10 . ¤bine `great crime', RC xv 294.18 ( Dinds. 5 , explanation of name Inber n-Ailbine). ¤blad great fame : gním fri o., SR 3323. co n-ollbladaib, 459 . ós Elga ollblaid, Metr. Dinds. iii 112.26 . ¤breccad (name of a metre), IT iii 76 § 41. ¤bríg, SCC 41 ( LU 3904 ). ¤chéssad `great suffering', Fél. Dec. 2. ¤chóiced a great fifth , (a) one of the major provinces of Ireland (common and stereotyped): cethri ollchoíceda Hérend, CRR 3. oc c(r)ethri ollchoecedaib Herend, LU 3437 ( SCC 21 ). opair cethri ollchoiced ṅhErenn, TBC-LL¹ 122. (b) the fifth day of the moon? mar ēsca 'na ollchuigeadh, MR 186.26 ; cf. 106.14 . ¤chosnam great contention: bó fri hUlath n-ollchosnam, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia ii 61 § 6 (Conailla Medb míchuru) . ¤c[h]uma `great carnage', CF 776. ¤dam a great ox: of a hero, Rawl. 116c14 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17.5 , where Meyer emends: Ollam, taking it as npr. ¤dám a great company: mór in o. óenmuicce, Metr. Dinds. iv 196.24 (i.e. great was the company which assembled to feast on a single pig), cf. IT i 109.8 and ZCP ii 37.8 . ¤domun the great world: foth slóig olldomuin 'the equivalent of the host of the great world' Ériu lii 76, 83 . sīr methraī oldomun, Corp. Gen. 2 (Rawl. 115 a 33) . oldomun crīch Crothomuin, ibid. (Rawl. 115 a 47) . ¤geis: secht n-ailgeasa . . . .i. secht n-ollgeisi major prohibitions, Laws v 352.2 . ¤grád, SR 628 (of a rank of the celestial hierarchy). Mannasse milib olgrád, 4446 . Maolumha ind ollgráidh `of great dignity', AFM i 250 (poem). ¤gus, Arch. Hib. ii 60 § 18 ( LL 182b40 ). ¤imbresan: g p. uall ollimresan, SCC 41 ( LU 3904 ). ¤maisse great beauty: for dath n-órda n-o., BDD 100 e . ¤muir, Fél. Feb. 17. ¤nia .i. trēnfer, Lism. L. 317.20 . ¤oígi a great guest or visitor : ollaighe boi at' urbruinde, Ériu i 122.26 (hymn to the Virgin Mary). ¤piast: oillphiast, TSh. 6622. ódchí an oilphéisd, TD i 36 (see note ii 193 ). ¤trían a great third (cf. ollchoíced): o. Gaedel `the third part and upwards of the Gaels', MR 186.16 . go n-o. in ríghthoighe, Ériu viii 135.12 .

(b) with adj., with advbl. force: ¤adbal: delg . . . olladbol, BDD 100 g. i n-aonach olladbul, TBC-LL¹ 5449 St. ¤asndisse declared emphatically (gl. emphaticus), Ml. 40b7 . ¤brass: os inis . . . ocēin ollbrais, Anecd. i 55 § 39. ¤étig, LL 27b45 . ¤forbthe: āirim o. `a quite perfect number', Auraic. 1447 (distinguished from á. anforbthe ┐ á. forbthe) = nuimir oullforpthi, 3056 . ¤gorm: for Eithni n-ollghuirm, IT iii 72 § 28 = Bruchst. i § 40 (`die glorreiche E.'). macc Echach ollguirm `brilliant', Arch. Hib. ii 60 § 20 ( LL 182b44 ). ¤mass `exceeding fair', Metr. Dinds. ii 66.9 . cosin n-aeb ollmais, LL 288 marg. inf. ¤mór ( ¤már): rí co n-allodaib ol[l]már, SR 6762 . la sluagh n-ollmár, ACL iii 298 § 66. ¤múad: ar buide n-Iuda n-ollmúad, SR 6574.

(c) adj. derived from noun compounded with oll: ¤bladach: Oisín o., Acall. 740. coiced o. Ulad, 2817 . Ulaid ollbladacha, TBC-LL¹ 1032. ¤brígach: ind o. (of Emer), FB 68. ¤buidnech possessing great troops: Comar o. na tri n-uisci, Acall. 2629. ¤chruthach: Una Ollchruthach, The Kingship and Landscape of Tara 229 . ¤dóitech big-fisted: g s m. (as sobriquet) Olldóitig [sic leg.], Metr. Dinds. iii 70.68 (see note). ¤gothach: Gede O., LL 128a6 ( MacCarthy 166 § 1 ), cf. Cóir Anm. 247. rigraid Ailig ollghothach, MR 188.1 .

(d) exceptionally with vb.: iathu Ailbhi ollghebhaidh `he shall mightily obtain', Leb. Cert. 202.9 ( BB 278a41 ).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. úasal or
Last Revised: 2019


Forms: ūassal, uasal, huasil, huasail, úaisliu, húaisliu, huaisliu, huaislimem, uasal, huaisle, huaisli, uasalathair, úasalathraig, huasalfichire, huasalgabáltaid, huasallieig, huasalsacart, huasalterchomrictid

(in pl. as -i- stem) adj. and subst.

adj I o-ā high, lofty ; metaph. noble, honourable : ūassal .i. ūassa fil, Corm. Y 1276 . uasal .i. oirrdric, Lec. Gl. 23 . altus .i. uasal a laidin sin, 235 . is ind athig huasil .i. moir (gl. sublime) `in a high wind,' Ml. 57c12 . huasil (gl. summa), 56a10 . huasail (gl. summates), Sg. 200b2 . frisna duli huaisli `to the high elements,' Ml. 55d8 . Of persons : Germán martir úasal, Fél. Feb. 4 . ri huasal, SR 565.832 . slúag Euagair úasail, Fél. Apr. 3 . athair Iohain uasail Babtaist, SR 7458 . fri hapstal n-ūasal, Corm. Y 1224 . ar in flaithius suthain na da apstal uasli, PH 1627 . Of places : ós Egeipt uasail, SR. 3380 . Ri rothidnacht do chlainn Chaim | in n-Affraic n-uasail, 2658 . Mellán Inse húasle, Fél. Feb. 7 . frisrócaib nem ṅ-uasal he ascended to high heaven, Oct. 24 . Of things : etha aird osil of tall noble corn, AM 73.19 . ind arc huasal, SR 4905 . batar i cachtaib ... | fo smachtaib huaislib Ioséiph, 3162 . Of jewels : le a chloich n-uasoil, `with his precious stone,' TD 22a40 . atáid soimhianuighthe tar ór ┐ tar chlochaibh uaisle, TSh. 10684 . ináid na clocha ūaisle, Proverbs iii 15 . Metaph. : genfedit teora gemma uaisle ... uaib, Trip. 462.16 . Of a tale : atá sgéal uasal eile | agam ar an aithreighe, A. Ó Dálaigh li 13 .

Contr. with ísel : sírid in rindide ṅ-uile ó hisul co huasal, BCr. 33d3 . d'eidirdeliughadh onóra gach aoin ... otha íseal go hu.¤ , AFM i 44.1 . o a fomhámaighthibh o tha u.¤ co híseal, 116y . o u.¤, o isal, Ir. Lit. 14.22 . bid ú.¤ cid ísel, Tec. Corm. § 31.30 . d'fhearaibh Uladh idir íseal agus u.¤ , ITS xxiv 136.28 . ní bfhuilid siad ísiol ná u.¤ (of decayed nobility, PCT 901 . Lordly, haughty (?) : do bhí sé uasal d'uaislibh fíre, do bhí re a thaoibh sin d'íslibh íseal, Keat. Poems 771 . Generous (?) : Ua Ruairc do b'u.¤ le deóruidhibh `who behaved nobly to,' O'Rah. xxii 46 .

Compar. : bad úaisliu cách lialaile oldaas fessin, Wb. 23c15 . is úaisliu cach céitbuid córe, 24b4 . úaisliu són, 19d21 . do eim ... in clī innī besid nīsle, do emar som ōnni besad n-ūaisliu, Corm. Y 275 . uaisliu doib Dia, SR 5852 . húaisliu (gl. eminentior), BCr. 33d9 . is huaisliu cech duil a ndaratad don doinacht `is above every creature,' Ml. 25a1 . it huaisliu cách `Thou art higher than all,' 108d2 (gl. transcendis). at huaisliu oldate nime (gl. celsiorem) 126c9 . is huaisliu a folud saidi ... oldatae in doini `nobler,' 112b20 . huaisliu (gl. sublimior), 32a15 . (gl. sublimioribus) 116a10 . (gl. superior) 71b13 ; (gl. superioris), 32a17 ; (gl. superiore), 49a21 ; (gl. superiores), 113c9 . uasliu cech rád `nobler than any saying,' Ériu ix 46 § 13 ( LL 147b26 ). uaisliu in cend innāit na buill, 48 § 24 . uaisli lē a clann re Cathlán, Irish Texts ii 3 § 15 . is ro uáisle na ór, 1 Peter i 7 . Adv. : indhuaisliu oldáte cedair leuain `more loftily than,' Ml. 48c21 .

Superl. : huare it hé ata huáislem ánd, Ml. 116a11 . huaislimem (gl. altissimum), 28d14 . huaislium rígaib rígda gein, | rí rogenair i mBetheil, SR 7521 . gnim as úaisliu, Fél. Oct. 23 . a Christ as uaisliu, ib. Ep. 319 . is siad féin is uaisle d'ḟuil, TD 17.21 .

n II Subst.

(a) a lofty place : dind .i. cnoc nó uasal nó aibind, Lec. Gl. 83 . is bennachda in t-íí tanic chucaind i n-anmaim in Choimded, ┐ no-n-slanaig is-na huaislib, PH 4386 . Gloir do Dia is-na huaislib `Gloria in excelsis Deo', 4788 . Of incense : ... uair athascnaid a de-side ... i n-uaislib nime, 7020 .

(b) a noble : uasal d'aibigh ó ríghthibh é, O'Rah. xi 17 . fem. an uasal mhaordha, xxxiv 110 . nách raibhe R. acht 'na uasal `a [private] gentleman,' AFM v 1726.16 . pl. na huaisle , TSh. 71 . uaisli ocus ard-mhaithi Erenn, MR 140.3 . droṅg d. d'arbrib aṅgel | na n-uasal, na n-archaṅgel, SR 792 . drong d'uaislibh F., AFM ii 1022.13 . colcaid ... .i. coimēd cādusa ī, ar is la hūaislib bīs, Corm. Y 341 . mó do sceile ég an ḟir | iná céd eili d'úaislib, IGT, Decl. ex. 60 .

See also u.¤ ┐ ísel, above under I.

As npr. f. : Uasal oen-gel, ben Ḟaelain, Metr. Dinds. iv 342.31 . U.¤ ingen Subni, v 144 ( LL 169b marg. inf. ). mors hUaisle filiae Suibni, AU 642 =bass Uasle, etc., RC xvii 186 (Tig.).

(c) Of things : inna huaisli (gl. summa), Ml. 48b7 . is airi asindet som donaib huaislib i ndiad inna n-ísel, 40c20 .

Compds. : úasal-athair m. a patriarch : uasalathair (gl. patriarcha), Ir. Gl. 13 . is Cathair is uasalathair do ṡaerclannaib Lagen ` ancestor ,' RC xx 418.3 . pl. úasalathraig ┐ fáde, LU 1990 ( FA 6 ). Húasalathraig, fáithi, Fél. Ep. 13 . drong fáithe ..., proféta ..., uasalathraig guidme, ib. 243 . i n-ernaigthib hūasalathrach, Thes. ii 355.8 . i n-oentaid úasalathrach, LU 2489 . dilig dam cach cin romgab | ar fairinn na n-húasalathar, SR 7812 . a Isu ... a chrid-serc uasal-aithrech, Ir. Lit. 40.8 ( ¤athrach v.l.). adhnacal inna n-uasalaithrech .i. Adhamh ┐ Abraham ┐ Iacop, Maund. 51 . a cosmailecht cheneoil ... na n-uasalaithrech, MR 116.7 . do húasalathrachaib et fáthib et apstalib, Wb. 30d1 . ¤bráthair noble kinsman : o aimsir bhar n-uasal-brathar, MR 126.14 . ¤chaín gentle and noble : airdrigan uasalchain, Ériu v 146.16 . ¤dechon m. an archdeacon : Trip. 104.25 . ¤eclais : go huasail-eclais S. Iulio `great church,' Fl. Earls 132y . ¤espoc : Cellach comurba Padraic, uasaleaspoc Erenn, RC xviii 52.4 . ¤fích : cusin (n-ua)sal(fích) (gl. ad Areopagum Acts xvii 19 ), Thes. i 497 ( Ardm. 182a2 ). ¤fíchire : huasalfichire (gl. Areopagita, Acts xvii 34 ), Thes. i 497 ( Ardm. 182b2 ). ¤gabáltaid `high-holder' : huasalgabáltaid (gl. arquitenens), Sg. 24a9 . ¤grád high orders : nach epscop dobeir ūasalgrada for nech nā bí tūalaing [a] n-airberta, Ériu i 218 § 3 . Rule of Tallaght § 59 . toitim fo uasal-grad, § 38 . ¤inntlechtach : ier n-a gabāil go glic uassail-inntlechtach (of a besieged city), `with ability' Fl. Earls 30.23 . ¤lieig : huasallieig principal physician (gl. archiater), BCr. 35a1 . ¤martīr : mar uassal-martīr, Fl. Earls 206y . ¤mór noble and great : Almu uassalmór, Acall. 3365 . ¤nóemtha : an sēpēl uassal-naomhtha, Fl. Earls 146.13 . ¤peinntélad : ierna uassal-peinntēladh nobly painted , 178.3 . ¤sacart archpriest, high priest : huasalsacart he, Trip. 8.5 . Calpuirnd ainm a athar .i. uasalsacart, ACL iii 8 § 3 . Arón ... | ba huasalsacart húasaib, SR 4910 . a chethri maicc ... | Aron ind huasalsacairt, 4902 . a uasalsagairt na huile dul ( O High-priest of all creation ), Ir. Lit. 2.30 . ¤terchomrictid ruler of a synagogue : huasalterchomrictid (gl. archisynagogus) Thes. i 497 . ¤techtaire chief messenger : ind Archaiṅgil ... | ithé na uasaltechtaire, SR 692 . ¤toirrchess : gur glacus ... in t-uassal-toirrchess, Fl. Earls 116.16 . ¤tres a noble battle MR 94.12 .

1 uisse

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 uisse or


Forms: huissi, uissiu

adj io-iā just, right, fitting : iss u.¤ (gl. iustum est, Ephesians vi 1 ), Wb. 22c21 . is do is u.¤ gloria (gl. cui est gloria), 18c5 . is hu.¤ a imgabáil, 9d6 . is u.¤ grad nepscuip do thabirt forru, 28c8 . roboi du meit a pecthae som combu u.¤ a n-epeltu in oinecht, Ml. 98c6 . is hu.¤ a molath (gl. laudandus, laude dignus), Sg. 59b4 . húise a ṡerc (gl. amandus, dignus amari), ib. 5 . compare ib. 6 , 7 . cumtach bas u.¤ fri hiriss, Wb. 28b9 . ba u.¤ ce notectad ilgotha `it were right that it should possess,' Sg. 197a11 . ba huisse (.i. ba coru) | soillse fri éitsecht na nóeb, Thes. ii 320.2 . pl. it huissi (gl. digni sunt [morte]), Wb. 1c7 . huissi do dígail forru (gl. uasa irae apta [in interitum]), 4c36 . Compar.: is uissiu duit (gl. sectare vero iustitiam 1 Timothy vi 11 ), Wb. 29b24 . ba uissiu són quam inflatio , 9b1 . Cf. 18c10 . ba uissiu dúib oldáte pecthe do buid and, 9d13 . is uissiu (v.l. is coir) a bas ┐ a éc ... ind ḟir coṅgreiss in rig samlaid, TBC-LL¹ 4741 = ba hisa, TBC-I¹ 2996 (Wi. compares usa .i. cóir; bá husa .i. ba cóir, O'Cl.).