Search Results

Your search returned 2 result(s).

moil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. moil or dil.ie/32464

 

n (? móil ) i, f. a mass, heap, pile . In follg. exx. from CCath. seems used to render Lat. mōles: co ndernai aenmoil trein tomaithnigh dona huilib, 977 (of entrails used in augury , cf. videt . . . fibrarum increscere molem, Luc. Phars. i 627 ). dognitis m.¤ nemcumsccaicthe in talman do cumscugud, 3940 (cf. tantae molis onus, Luc. Phars. vi 483 ). ro dercsat na moli [móli v.l.] mora for fogluasacht, 2654 (of rafts, called moles , Luc. Phars. iv 453 , 456 , 462 ). do tenntibh . . . ┐ do molaibh [moilibh v.l.] carracc, 1888 (= flammis et magnae fragmine molis, Luc. Phars. iii 493 ). cur croithestair slíabh nE. uadh ina mbui da moilib sena snechtaidi masses of snow, 864 . Fig. truagh don tí mheallas moil breige as beg ttoraidh whom a deceitful mass of unprofitable trifles deludes, ZCP ii 583.22 (end of 16th or beginning of 17th cent.). See mul.

moíl

Cite this: eDIL s.v. moíl or dil.ie/32465

 

x see 1 mael.