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ainfíal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ainfíal or dil.ie/1340

adj (1 fíal) late form of anbal

(a) shameless: slige anbfial anailcech an tsaogail, Aisl. Tond. 105 § 1 . nech bus diumsach, fīrfercach . . . anfial, slatra, ZCP vii 311 § 12 . a angbaid anfhéil imresnaig (to Satan), PH 3930 . rurach cach n-ainfial , ACL iii 229.103 (cf. anbal cech rudrach, Tec. Corm. § 15.12 ). is ainfial dhuit bainecht do dhenamh, RC xxix 132 § 45 . rommain . . . ar in galar nanfial nolc, KZ xxix 374.z (Chalcidius 68b). Compar. ced ed no maidedsom a cless dorigniusa fíadu nipu anféliu dó it would have become him better (see Stories from the Táin, Glossary), LU 5743 = anḟēiliu, TBC-I¹ 1271 . As subst. shame, scandal: loi[s]cther . . . co na roib in ainbhfial (an ḟingal v.l.) foraind (of an incestuous birth), Anecd. i 19.3 = conná raib a n-anfíal is tír, LU 4407 .

(b) ungenerous, mean: ithamail anfhīal occurach ` niggardly ', MacCongl. 87.7 . comhartha a síl is sé riamh / ní díbh é dámadh ainfhial `ungenerous', Magauran 3799 . téid do mhnaoi ainbhféil is féil `she surpasses them all, the generous and the ungenerous', Aithd. D. 1.5 . Compar. nirbo anfélisium ond uairsin, LL 13564 = nirbo hanfeli indas gach duine, ZCP xii 399.6 . As subst. nársad diultadach um biad / nárab cumthach duit ainfhíal, Acall. 602 .