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scailp , scalp

Cite this: eDIL s.v. scailp , scalp or dil.ie/36265
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Forms: scalp

n [f.?] cleft, fissure, chasm (in rock): s.¤ a uerbo scalpio .i. lomraim, Corm. Y 1185 . cor-raba forsind liic īar cúl in dūine fo s.¤ and beneath an opening in the rock, 698(60.2 = fond licc, 3 ). scalp (given as ex. of wd. of five letters), Auraic. 1230 = sgailp, 4540 . a n-aitriubh . . . i scailpib (scalpaibh, v.l.) carracc (of serpents), CCath. 3083 , cf. 3959 . i s.¤ cairrci, 4009 . ro ḟágaibh . . . a curach a scalpaibh carrag, Ériu iii 154 § 7 . a sgalpaibh cruadhcharrag, BS 22.9 . a s.¤ comhadhpail cairrgi, Fl. Earls 162.9 . annsna gleanntuibh fá scealpaibh na ccarrac `clefts', Isaiah lvii 5 . a scealpuibh na ccarrac, Jerem. xlix 16 . ? is do deacraib in domain | buain mela ar mecnaib ibaír | a s.¤ for conaib gearraib | longad i ceallaib scibair, BB 299a15 . Of a person : s.¤ ingini maeili duibhi, Acall. 1901 = an scailp sgíamh-dhothaimh scath-adhbhal mhéith, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) i 224.24 . scailp sean-duine 'a gaunt old man', Dinneen s.v. scailp . See also 1 scairb.