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sercol(l)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. sercol(l) or dil.ie/37243
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Forms: sercla

n (? Lat. ferculum Dinneen s.v. searcal , Celtica xvii 53-58 ) n pl. sercla, Sg. 63a11 (gl. irritamenta gulae), LL 117b23 . `titbit, relish' (Críth Gabl. Vocabulary), a delicacy : ceo ni coirm ceo ni sercoll saith sechnais beoil .i. ┐ ni ebed coirm nó ni carad coirm ┐ nírbo sercad leis co ollsaith do sechnad dano in beoil, LU 914 (ACC). bíathad deise dó . . . imb i ndomnachaib, serccol tar(r)sain[n] la sodain—duilesc, cainnenn, salann, Críth G. 149 . imb dó co serccol tarsain[n], 300 . batir é a ṡercla grut bruithe. mór luatha. mera derga. caera glassa. diasa loscthi, Irish Texts i 33.11 (= LL 117b23 ). is licet doaib sercla tírmai di cach toruth `dry relishes of all sorts of fruit', Ériu vii 140.10 . cosin sercoll so-chenēlach, co mid, MacCongl. 99.16 . is maith do chuit, a Gráinne | is ferr duit inda ríge, | serccoll na cailech feda, | la banna meda míne, RC xx 264 § 73 ( ACC Comm . ). Hence: searcoll .i. feoil choileach feadha amhail a dubhairt Diarmuid o Duibhne isin rann: As maith do chuid a Ghrainne, etc., O'Cl.