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forcipol , forcepol

Cite this: eDIL s.v. forcipol , forcepol or dil.ie/23451
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: foirceabal

n m. only in phrase: i f.¤ generally of a cloak (shawl ?) gathered up and held by hand or brooch (see Ériu xvi 203 ): a brat hi forcepul immi LU 10974 (= Imr. Brain i 47 ). tri broit hi forcepul, LU 7621 ( BDD 117 ). tri bruitt ... i forcipul (.i. i filliud) impu, LL 266b13 ( MU² 606 ). broitt ... i forcipul co filliud impu, LU 4489 . brat i forcebul im cach fer, 5792 (= forcibul, TBC-I¹ 1319 ). brat ... i forcipol immi, LU 6294 . hi forcibal, TBC-I¹ 3274 . bratt (etc.) ... i forcipul, TBC-LL¹ 4347 , 4359 , 4370 = i filliud (etc.) St in all cases. gabaid a lummain ... i forcipul imme, MacCongl. 9.26 . breacbruit ... i forciupal (sic MS.; of attire of Scottish mercenaries), Hugh Roe 72.4 (f. 19a) . da nathraigh ... for leimnigh ... a forcipul a bairr `out of the wrappings of her crown' CCath. 4122 (of a head-dress of twisted serpents). ro cengladh a cruadh-claidem ... for a cliu i forciupul an cressa, 5240 . i forcipul in cresa ... eter a uillinn cli ┐ a taeb (of a sword worn from a crossbelt) 4686 . foirciobal .i. foircdhiabal .i. tilleadh daingean, O'Cl. foirceabal ` power, strength ' P. O'C. (a misunderstanding of O'Cl. ?).