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reilic

Cite this: eDIL s.v. reilic or dil.ie/34955

Forms: reilce, relec, -reilce, reilg, roileg, reileag, relgi

n f. (Lat. reliquiae) n p. reilce. g p. relec, LU 4040 . -reilce, Fél. Oct. 1 (in sense b). Later forms are roileg and reilg. roileg reileag f., IGT Dec. § 54.11 . g s. relgi, ex. 1404 .

(a) a burial-place , used both of pagan and Christian cemeteries: fecerunt fossam rotundam (in) similitudinem fertae, quia sic faciebant (Scotici) homines. Nobiscum hautem reli(c) uocatu(r) id est reliquiae, et feurt, Trip. 317.18 ( Ardm. 12b1 ). relic .i. a reliqui[i]s sanctorum , Corm. Y 1096 . reilic , gl. coemeterium, Ir. Gl. 691 . rupu sí a rreilic, gl. quorum cadavera prostrata sunt in deserto, Wb. 33a22 . combad he bad reilec adnaicthi dó ┐ día chlaind in Brug, LU 4109 . for son reilgce, `nach Art eines Friedhofs', Wortk. 201 ( SR 4411 ). iat tri réilce idlaide relec Thailten . . . relec Crúachan . . . ┐ relec in Broga, LU 2875 (= BB 249a5 ). rob í Tailltin tres primh-reileag na hEirenn, Ériu iii 150 § 2 . tempaill Dea ┐ relci idal, CCath. 5647 . i rrelgib idhol, 4008 . a chorp do léigean i reilg iodhal, Keat. ii 5412 .

Usually of Christian cemeteries attached to a church or oratory, somet. including the latter: in scuap bís immon corp ica thabairt do chum relggi, LL 161a marg. sup. roileg uasal Oireachtaigh | innte rob áil lem loighe, ZCP xii 393.24 . nach itge gigestar do Dia oc relcib nóemaib, Ériu ii 196 § 12 . dolluid desel relci, MacCongl. 11.3 . iar ccoisreaccadh tempall ┐ relgeadh, AFM iii 8.16 . In Laws allusion is made to the custom of taking oaths in cemeteries: dombeir fo secht relgaib he proffers it (an oath) at seven cemeteries , v 454.32 Comm. diablad luchta fira docum reilgi doubling the number of testators in the cemetery , Cóic Con. 37 § 50 . See ib. p. 64 and Ériu ix 114 . etach reilge (a funeral-due to the church), Laws v 432.14 Comm.

In follg. exx. seems used of the enclosure round a saint's `reiclés' (which became later a burial-place): tuctha dá ech Dare chuca ina regles . . . ar rubu [ḟ]érach ind reilec, Trip. 228.15 . rucc na bu do lār na reilcce, BNnÉ 315 § 10 (of Rahen). co cloisind núall ri táeb reilcci, fuam na fairrge, ZCP v 496 x (poem attributed to Colum Cille on an island). In follg. exx. of the church itself: almsa menic maith | don relic dian toich, KMMisc. 264.7 . guth an c[h]luicc in gach roilig buig, ZCP xii 395.4 . cf. ACL iii 233.20 (where read: in cach reilic mbuig). do chumdaigh se imat reilg . . . .i. tempall Anacis Granis . . . ┐ tempall a n-anoir San Sem, etc., ITS xix 12.20 (eclasa v.l.). Cf. basil[i]ci .i. relci, ar batar rig tantum no adnaictis intib, O'Mulc. 128 . Freq. in place-names, s. Hog. Onom. s.v. relecc .

(b) in pl. relics (of a saint): im reilcib Póil ┐ Petair, Lat. Lives 20.3 . cona reilgib (.i. cona taisib), ACL iii 20 § 47 , cf. Trip. 84.18 . notabar fercubat fir isind adnacal ar nā tucaiter do reilci ┐ do thaisi ass, Trip. 252.29 . ? foracaib P. reilgi sruithiu i lLecain Midi `relics of elders' (? ancient relics ), 82.5 . itat a relce ┐ a thaisi . . . i talmain, Lism. L. 2775 . reilci Patraic do tabairt i scrin, AU 552 . féil nóebreilce ṅ-úasal, Fél. Oct. 1 .

(c) in B. na f. a body (of a living person): mo c[h]orc am reilic (.i. mo chraidhe am chorp), ZCP v 487 § 1 .