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axal

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n (early borrowing of Lat. apostolus, Binchy, Ériu xviii 164 ) apostle: ro-anic axalu la airbriu archangliu, ACC 33 ( RC xx 172 ) he has reached the apostles and (lit. with) the throngs of archangels (read archaingel with H 3.18, p. 74 , Binchy loc. cit., ar caigne, O'Curry 123 ). ba eola a.¤ n-angel, ACC 82 (ib. xx 180 ) `he was familiar with apostles (and) angels', Binchy. ar mind n-a.¤ n-acallad, 82 (ib. xx 266 ) `our hero used to hold converse with the apostle', Binchy. Cf. asccal iomagallamh ann, Metr. Gl. 30 § 58 . a.¤ .i. imagallaim, O'Dav. 190 . axul .i. imagallmha, Ériu xiii 83 § 312 . Note also: axail .i. ab auxilio (.i. ōn c[h]omuirli dobeir-sium do c[h]āch) quod [angeli] hominibus praebent .i. ón ḟurtacht dobeirsium do chāch, Corm. Y 47 . agsal generous, noble , Eg. Gl. 664 .