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búaball

Cite this: eDIL s.v. búaball or dil.ie/7185
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Forms: búabhal

n o, m. (Lat. bubalus, see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 207 ).

(a) wild ox, auroch Ériu xliv 81 : benna búabaill, Ériu iv 102 § 45. a beann bláthmhor duire bhúabhall, Duan. F. ii 370 § 2. gleann . . . na mbuabhall mbeannach, Measgra D. 43.4 . onocorn . . . clúmh buabhuill lais, Marco P. 162. bionngháir ag buabhallaibh, DDána 70.15 .

Extended applications. horn, trumpet, bugle (cf. 1 adarc): tucc . . . builli . . . furan mbarr mbuabuill, ZCP vi 32.28 . Fig. an barr buabhaill bladhmainn boastful trumpeting, TSh. 8732.

benn búabaill

(i) drinking-horn: fo bennaib buaball ic fleid, LL 17174. etrocht bas fo beind mbuabaild, IT iii 19 § 54. trī chēt do beannaibh būabaill, / trī chēt cupa, ZCP viii 230 § 20. See also s. benn.

(ii) = barr búabaill: fá fhoghair na binne buadhbhaill, ITS i 128.17 . searbhghlaodhach a mbeann mbuabhall, TD 4.32 . do lucht stoc ┐ bheann mbuabholl, Desid. 70.

Note further: bléide buabaill belḟairsiuṅg, LL 7292. cuirnd buabhaill (in a list of valuables of foreign origin), O'Dav. 1051 ( Laws v 220.23 Comm. ). bleda comardaigtir re cornaib buaball , Laws v 408.20 Comm. go gcloich buabhaill, go mbuilg sréin, DDána 119.29 `the goblet jewel (?),' Ir. Monthly, 1923, 643 .

(b) Hence b.¤ horn, drinking-horn; bugle, etc.: buabhall .i. beanna no adharca, O'Cl. i lith bua[bhall], LL 4246. B. na mbūaball, ZCP viii 266 § 33. a lind buidi buaball , IT iii 73 § 30 . 0 ag ól buabhall is bleidhe, DDána 77.23 . do sheinn buabhull eboire, BLism. 105 rb 12 . búabhal, the Cornet , Eg. Gl. 74 ( Dan. iii 5 , 1 Chron. xv 28 ). Fig. 'na buabhall bhinnghlorach ag teagasg . . . na gcriosduidhe, ZCP iv 448.13 . By transf. bugle-call: an tan sinnfídhear an buabhall anbhuaineach úd ar sdoc Mīchíl: Surgite, mortui, etc. , Parrth. Anma 1844.

(c) Various: buabhaill shréin ` bridle-bells ', Magauran 378 . búabhall idhe óir, IGT Decl. ex. 306. macaoimh fa bhrainibh buabhall, DDána 85.43 `by the edge of the ale-vats', Ir. Monthly 1919, 106 . mar chaoin mbuabhall, DDána 119.36 .

(d) As plant-name, see s. búathfallán.

Compds. With noun: meic Eirc meic Buabalchind (.i. cendmar e), LL 318a21 . With adj.: scíath . . . ṁbuabalcháin, TBC-LL¹ 3738.

pn In pseudonym: o atbath Bel Búabaill, LL 4233.