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éccell

Cite this: eDIL s.v. éccell or dil.ie/19395
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: ecell

n (neg. of cíall) carelessness EIF 279 : éccell .i. aicmeil, ut est án cach tigradh forrethar airndil nach suidhi[g]thi anmann i n-eicill [v.l. eigill] .i. nocho suidhigthi do neoch sin in baile is aigbeil dona hanmanduib, O'Dav. 796 . ecell .i. gnímh borblachais do imirt fair ia[r]na thoirmescc dhe, O'Curry 513 (<H 3.18, 259). eccell .i. ciall ecca (i.e. expectation of death?) O'Mulc. 356 . dilius cach turcreic iar fognum techta cen meth, cin follugad, cen elguin, cin ecell, cen eislis, ZCP xiv 364 ( = Laws ii 268 ; .i. im an mbrath Comm. ). cin egill ZCP xiv 366 ( = Laws ii 272 ) ; see ZCP xv 260 . focra fores cach n-écell (v.l. ecill) ┐ rl. .i. urfoicill a foirithin co heallam gach cin do dena[m] tria droch-cell, O'Dav. 1000 . The following exx. may belong to aidgell : mor do bid in Satan for eicill Coluim Cille ┐ a muintiri, YBL 164a19 = ecell, RC xx 402 . for ecell a cheile `lying in wait for each other' RC xiv 243 . Cf. eigil .i. gorta no fuacht `famine, extreme cold, necessity, poverty, also poor weak feeble' P. O'C.