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Cite this: eDIL s.v. ceirtle or dil.ie/8508

 

Forms: certle, certle

n , f. In class. verse may also be treated as m., see IGT Metr. Faults § 131 . clew, ball of thread : certle gl. glomus, Sg. 70b2 . certle, Auraic. 5816 . ? drisioc do-grinn go teóra certle comhnadma, Ériu xiii 43. 20 = co tri certle cum, O'Dav. 617 , cf. 570 . cnai olla, no ceirtli, Laws v 80.12 . damna certle `the makings of a ball', iv 108.6 Comm. na ceirtli gela .i. snath finn, i 152.19 Comm. mar chertli i fásbulg `like a ball of thread', TBC-LL² 3743 . bói in snáthe inna certle hilláim inna mná, LU 10088 `the thread of the ball', Imr. Brain 62 . coro dibairgsi certli dlútha dolbthi druidechta forsin luiṅg (Medea), LL 31160 (TTr.). Cf. Anecd. i 69.5 . ? tecsaidh Ceallach c.¤ cruinne, AFM i 302.x (cf. Laws Gloss.).