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cúal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cúal or dil.ie/13330

n ā, f. c.¤ f., IGT Decl. § 39 (91.20).

(a) faggot, bundle of sticks (firewood): cual .i. ona cuaillib bis inte asberur vel quasi gual .i. on gualaind ar is fuirre bis a tromma. Vel quasi caol a calon Latine (recte κᾶλον Graece, Ed.), Corm. Tr. 44 . cūaille .i. de an cūal , Corm. Y 328 . ? c.¤ (leg. cúaille ?, note) `a stake', Eg. Gl. 183 . ogam tirda . . . aicme huatha .i. . . . qual ` faggot ', Auraic. 5726 . madh si in chual ro fuachtnaig and `the faggot', Laws iii 174.12 Comm. na deich cuala ar secht fichtib, Anecd. i 11.28 ( SCano 360 ). gaba[i]s . . . in cūail crīnaig, ZCP viii 304.36 . co cuail connuid `with a burden of firewood', RC x 218 § 7 . do iomchair (Isac) an cual chonnaigh ( Gen. xxii 7 ) = struem lignorum, ITS xxix 154.16 . im cuail fitiucan, BB 435a52 . tuc leis cual do mhaescán `bundle of green twigs' (so bad firewood), MR 276.3 . a n-ionnshamhail bhrosna nō cúaile, Parrth. Anma 5553 .

(b) bundle, pile, heap in general: ho chuáilgae gl. ferro atque armis, Ml. 34b1 . condanimmart cual gae ┐ claideb for culu doridisi, LL 12223 `phalanx of spears' ( TBC-LL² 4726 ) i.e. body of armed men? cúalgai immusniada, RC viii 54.21 . a chual rinne, LL 4929 . ? ar chualaibh, IT iii 86 § 89 . mo chorp cáel c.¤ do chnámaib heap of bones, ACL iii 216 § 6 . mé an ch.¤sain (of the body ?), IGT Decl. ex. 613 . trefocul cen cuail cnam (some kind of metrical fault), Auraic. 1929 . is cual curadh insin (of stone as missile), RC xxi 322 § 53 . do c[h]ūail pecuid heap of sins, ZCP x 47 § 19 .

Compds. mo chlí 'na chuailbhruisg . . . chréachtaigh splintered mass, Hackett² xlii 8 . i cualchlais tened, Fing. R. 52 (`coal-pit', RC xiii 377.15 ). C. Cuaolléinech, RC xii 76 § 58 .