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fíacail

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fíacail or dil.ie/21870

 

Forms: fíacal, ḟiacail, ḟíacla, fiaclu, fíaclai, —ḟiacli, fiaclae, fiaclai, fiaccail

n i, m. and f. (but g p. fíacal, LU 7287 ). n s. ind ḟiacail , Trip.². 2314 (but g s. ind ḟíacla ib. = na fiaclu , Lism. L. 473 ). is hē fiacail dian duit rí, Fianaig. 36.16 . n p. fíaclai, LU 4518 . a p. —ḟiacli, Thes. ii 255.18 . g p. inna fiaclae , Ml. 54d22 . fiaclai BDD 94 Y (fíacal U). (fíacal) IGT, Decl. § 10 .

A tooth; a tusk: hua détnaig a fiaclae fri alailiu (gl. attritu dentium) Ml. 56d4 . dona fiaclaib (gl. dentibus), Gild. Lor. 126 . In Corm. Y 613 and O'Mulc. 507 derived fr. Lat. figere (i.e. a mouth-fixture). indala f.¤ airthir a chinn one of the front teeth Thes. ii 248.9 . fo culḟiacli under the back teeth 255.18 . cláir-ḟ.¤ incisor; f.¤ fostóigh canine tooth: atait tri gneithe dona fiaclaib .i. clair .f. le ndentur gerradh ... et cainine re n-abur fostogh. et molares , YBL 343b18 . a dho fo dhó .f. fostoigh ib. 26 . mó a clarḟiacail anda fianchlár fidchille (of an unsightly hag) LL 210a56 ( Metr. Dinds. iv 138 ). a clarḟiacla uachtair ┐ a culfiacla ichtair, LB 154a52 . co tuc tri cláirfīacla asa charpat uachtarach, Acall. 1352 . fiacail airisi .i. in tres f.¤ iartharach don mil mór back-tooth O'Dav. 938 . tri luirg fíacal (fiaclai v.l.) rows of teeth BDD 94 . beoil ┐ sróna cáich díb i ndétaib ┐ i fiaclaib a cheile (of fighters) TBC-LL¹ 4524 . fil anmann ... ann ... dí fhiacuil in cech dhēd two teeth in each jaw (?) Marco P. 43 (`tusk' Stokes). atchonncadur in mucc ... ┐ .ix. fiacla asa carbut uachtarach ┐ náe fiacla assa carpat ichtarach, Acall. 2225 (`tusks', SG ii 158 ). [in mucc] ┐ a fíacla faidi fírgráinemla don tóeb [a] muigh da mórchend, Fianaig. 64.15 . in torc ... cusna fiaclaib bir-athi `spiking teeth' (tusks ?) Laws v 444 . fiacail nimhe ... tuirc, Oss. iii 198.21 . dia rodáil dó [sc. Samson] Dia dig ... asind fíaccail, SR 5360 (A peruit Dominus molarem dentem in maxilla asini, Judic. xv 19 ). Transf. a spike: sondach umhuidhi ... ┐ līn ... ar scarad ara fiacluib sechtair RC xiv 46.14 . fiacla cirí, IT iii 101.5 (= fiachail círe, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 70 ; teeth of a comb, see Contribb s.v. cír). mathghamhain ... trí cíora fiacal 'na chionn, TSh. 1025 . In: cōic cēt fiaccail cech oenchind, SR 886 it may be collect. `five hundred (in) the set of teeth of each head'; or n s. for g p. after cét.

Compd. ¤chorrān tooth-sickle: of a belt-buckle: fiacal-corrana ... creduma isin dara cind de, stuagluba dar braighdibh na corrán sin isin cinn araill sharp (?) hooks CCath. 5234 .