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1 fail , foil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fail , foil or dil.ie/21086
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: foil, fail, fail óir, foil, folaig, falaig, falaigh, falach, foil, falaig, ḟalaig, folaig, failge, failgi, foilgi, falgib, failghibh, fuilgib, falach, folach, folach, fail

n = 1 foil (fail), Celtica x 82 . k, f. n s. ind foil , Anecd. i 4.22 . fail (óir), IGT, Decl. § 193 . fail óir, LL 267a47 . a s. foil (gl. armillam) Sg. 64a17 . folaig, SR 4296 . falaig , MacCongl. 45.16 . falaigh, ZCP viii 220.7 . g s. falach, Acall. 4485 . LB 259by . n du. di foil , LU 10992 . di falaig , Fianaig. 6.6 . da ḟalaig , Acall. 5942 . n p. folaig , Fianaig. 14.6 (?) (corrected to 'foilge' p. 114 ). failge, LU 7635 . Rawl. 147a28 . failgi, Acall. 5942 . a p. foilgi, ZCP xii 237 § 61 . (in: roinnis F. na seacht ffáilghe | do secht mhnáibh ba lór āille, Duan. F. i 44. 25 , there may be confusion with fáinne). d p. falgib LL 296a5 . failghibh, Lism. L. 4573 . TD 16.30 . fuilgib, SR 4891 (om. prose). g p. falach, LL 206b30 . RC xxiii 398 . folach, SR 4292 . = folach, BB 242a11 . YBL 67a41 ( caoga fail , Duan. F. i 24 is an ex. of n s. after this numeral). (a) ring, an arm-ring or bracelet: maith ind foil se, or se ... Bid imod laim, or D., Anecd. i 4.22 . a di foil airgit ┐ a di bunne doat, LU 10992 = Imr. Brain i 48 . fail óir ... cechtar a da lám, LL 267ax ( MU² 705 ). do bídur tri failgi óir uim indara láim di ┐ da ḟalaig imin laim aile, Acall. 5942 . nónbur ..., ix. failge glano immá láma, BDD 119 . Aildergdoit, is leis ar thus doronait failge oir im doitib, Rawl. 147a28 . failghe órtha ar a hocht méraibh, L. Cl. A. B. 202 . A torque (?): ata ... i ḟudomain ifirnn ┐ mo ḟailse ina circull tenntide ima bragait LB 259bw . fail druimnech dergōir i rabadur ocht fichit uinge ... ┐ poll tresin coirthi sea ┐ issí tresin poll, Acall. 4469 .

(b) ring, clasp, handle (of an object): iar tuidmidib ... sechtmoga folach ndergóir 'seventy rings of red gold attached to fastenings', SR (Greene) 4291 . bacān dron ... do chur for cech n-oenfholaig 'a firm hook ... is put on each ring', SR (Greene) 4295 ​. do dhéana tú failge d'ór ouches, clasps Exodus xxviii 13 . Of handle of vessel: folderb .i. bis ┐ in foil asa taib .i. in cua cluic `the cup, i.e. which has the handle out of its side i.e. the bellshaped cup' Laws i 134.5 .

(c) Fig. circuit, enclosure: scrisfuighther a Caisel | clann C. ... | cona bia 'na falaig [sic leg.] | acht danair is deoraidh ZCP iii 32.6 . Cf. (?) crioth arna neallaibh ... | béaraidh an bioth as [is MS] a fhail `displace the earth' Dán Dé xxvii 3 (2 fail ?). Cf. an fhairge as a falaidh féin | raghaidh i n-airde d'fhoiléim, PBocht 25.12 . do chnoibh falach fionnc[h]uill `of the nuts of the fair hazel-hedge' AFM ii 822 .

Compd. (?): folderb a vessel having a ring-shaped handle Laws i 134.5 , see cit. above.