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scrupul

Cite this: eDIL s.v. scrupul or dil.ie/36666

n m.(Eng. loan-word) scruple, doubt, anxiety : gan a tteagmhann daibh . . . do sgrupul mar ata murmur, briat[h]ra diomhaoineacha . . . do chor a bhfaoisidin go domhnach `slight offences', Rule of Tallaght 12 § 20 . na bíodh scrupuil ort a gcás nách biadh rún follus agad na pecuidh do shechna, Mac Aingil 3.11 . ná cuiredh so scrúpuil nó buaidhirt inntinne ort, 11.15 . ná bíodh scrupal . . . ort fá na pecadhuibh dochuaidh ar dermad uait (rules for self-examination), 153.13 .

Cf. screpull.