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Cite this: eDIL s.v. putrall or
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Forms: putairle, púdrall

n ā, f. g s. putairle (by metathesis < putraille); later also o, m. púdrall (g s. -aill), IGT Dec. § 11.42 (p. 54 z) . A word of uncertain meaning, apparently a shag or fringe of hair: prob. used of the hair surrounding or below the crown . puttrall .i . . . petar-sill .i. ar a silliud for Petar apstal, Corm. Y 1061 (prob. an allusion to the Petrine tonsure, in which a fringe of hair encircled the crown). púttrall .i. gruag . . . go bpúttrallaibh .i. go ngruagaibh dubha, O'Cl. (but the p.¤ might be of any colour). putrall maile duibe for cach n-ae, TBC2 2835 (i.e. black hair below a bald crown?). putrall findliath forchas fair, MacCongl. 115.35 (of a cleric). slemnaigim mo putraill, 122.26 . mac . . . co putrall óic ētruim, IT iii 73 § 31 . do mhala lúbdhonn . . . púdrall chlann ccaomh os a cinon, IGT Dec. ex. 458 (i.e. a fringe over the forehead?). pl. pudralla gerra garba, Lism. L. 4568 (of monks). tríar . . . co putrallaib imgerra urardda, LL 268a1 = MU 38 z . a tarrung a los a putrull dragging them by the hair, Laws v 208.27 .

ba comdub re gual in blai futairlli do boí fair, Acall. 6639 . tuighnech phutairle forro co formnaib a ngualann, Acall. 3745 , cf. tuignech futairli, 5028 ; t. futairlli, 6017 : 'a mantle or covering of thick hair (on the head)' Éigse xiii 178 .