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réil(l)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. réil(l) or dil.ie/34952

Forms: réil, réill, léir, réli, reiliu, relem

adj i. (a formation from vb. rélaid, Thurn. Hdb. § 911 ; cf. Pokorny, KZ xlvi 152 ). O.Ir. réil, Mid.Ir. generally réill. In mod. Ir. superseded by léir.

In general sense clear, manifest : gl. manifestum, Ml. 42d7 , clara, 51c23 (d s f.). réli, gl. clara, 20c11 (neut. pl.). compar. as reiliu , 70b11 . superl. relem, 56c11 . réil .i. solas no follas, O'Cl.

(a) of sight clearly visible: reil do chach dib dath a chuirp, SR 1357 . is reil fornn feib atam nocht, 1347 . rathrian cach múir . . . reil radiall sech araili, 428 (of the three walls round the heavenly city). is i mmedon lathi is relem cech rét, Ml. 56c11 . comba rél dia rusc an bith, ZCP ix 449.7 (reild v.l.). Israel .i. fer darbo rel Issu, BB 237a37 (cf. Gen. xxxii 30 ), bhail in roba réil doibh muintir an bhaile, AFM vi 2206.6 .

Cf. bargena réile remfúir, SR 6172 ( = rédi, LB 128b49 , see réid).

Rarely of sound, audible: son a gotha Coluim Cille . . . co cend cúic cét déc ceimmend . . . ed ba réil, LU 739 ; cf. RC xx 176 § 41 , LB 31b15 (réill), BCC § 62 (reil).

(b) in mental sense clear, intelligible : ara tucca cách a canas condib réil less ind inne that the sense may be clear to him , Wb. 27b27 . is réil . . . conid lim-sa in caurathmir, FB 73 . is reill dún atá ar ndual fri mor-olc, LB 111a45 ( MacCarthy 56.4 ). robo re[i]l trocaire Dé dó, RC xvii 407.22 . rimthir fo riaghlaibh reilibh, AU 927 . mar deir Ceart gach ríogh go réil, Content. v 132 , cf. KMMisc. 260 § 1 . superl. rādh as rēiliu, Anecd. i 72.4 .

(c) of objects, bright, clear, lustrous : romgabat fir richid reill, ZCP vi 266 § 11 . fordorcha dar grein isin aimsir ba reli a ruithne, CCath. 3922 . adv. réil doraittni brightly he shone , SR 7531 . Of eyes, clear, piercing : mu rosc reil, SP ii 5 ( Thes. ii 293 ). ruisc reilli, TBC-LL¹ 5684 . Fer rogair réil fri ro-ardmes sharp-sighted , BDD § 69 ( LU p. 87 marg.). Of persons mo rí reil, SR 1387 . naí ngradh na nglan-aingeal . . . reill ZCP viii 213 § 67 . bēraid in cumal ingin reil taitnemaich thaitnighfes amail grein, Lism. L. 1171 . Clear, void of offence : coibeis réil reithenach, ZCP viii 215.3 .

Compds. ¤chobair: dom ro[ḟ]oir dom rusc reilcobair (.i. dom ro-foire dom suilib soluschobair), ZCP iii 224.2 ( Amra Senáin § 9 ). ¤seng: co rrian rēlseang, IT iii 8 § 9 = Bruchst. i § 120 (`ans glänzend duftige Meer').