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pistol

Cite this: eDIL s.v. pistol or dil.ie/34381

Forms: peisteal

n m. (acc. to Meyer RC xii 467 < Lat. pistellum `campanae clava ferrea', Du Cange ; cf. Eng. pestle) a peg : pistoll .i. bís toll .i. toll bis and. No toll imbi sé, Corm. Y 1068 (i.e. it goes into a hole?). pistul iairnd a[s] sithremithir cuing . . . a cind cecha slabraide, LU 7744 = BDD 130 (`pestle'). pistal cuinge, IT iii 101 § 181 . Cf. mod. peisteal `a pestle', P. O'C. , Dinneen .