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stíall

Cite this: eDIL s.v. stíall or dil.ie/38930

Forms: stéill

n ā, f. (see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 199 ). Note also n. pl. tri stéill , LU 8731 , TBFr. 74 . strip, panel, slat, zone, border (consisting of cloth, wood, metal, etc.).

(a) Of clothes, etc.: sdīall .i. is dī īall idi .i. dī lēinid. Uel quasi stiad .i. is dī īadtar in muinchille, Corm. Y 1182 . ? `stiall' fúathróg ro fionnadh, Metr. Gl. 15 § 35 . stēlla dubglasso impu ┐ bruit līn dark grey bands (?) (of crotbuilg harp-bags), ZCP iv 36.4 = sella, TBFr. 103 .

(b) Of the structure of houses, furniture, etc.: sdiall .i. clár, go sdiallaibh airgid .i. go gcláraibh, O'Cl. tri stéill chréduma i taulaich in taige three bronze slats, LU 8731 ( FB 55 ). trí stéill chrédumai i n-aulaith cecha imda, secht stíalla umai ón damdabaich co cléithe issin tig, TBFr. 74 (`rods', Études Celt. ii 3 § 7 ). imduí Conchobair i n-airenuch in tigi co stiallaib airgit . . . cona steill airgit uasind ríg . . . inum (sic leg.) no búaled Concobar co fleisc rígda in steill contoítis Ulaid uli fris, LU 10124 ff . sdiall airgid aenghil a timchell na corudh sin `a border' (of an enclosed weir), BCC 386.28 .

(c) Common in phr. s.¤ ar chopur, apparently some kind of panelling or wainscoting used in the construction of houses: stiall ar capar d'airged `a wainscot of silver', RC xxvi 136 § 10 = ix 18 § 15 . stiall ar chapur d'argad glang[lu]air, Snedg. u. Mac R 9 § 10 . stiall ar capar do deircibar cach teach, Anecd. i 1.5 . stiall ar chopur do derggibur a teg ┐ na imdada `a wainscot of red yew', Ériu iv 30 § 21 . tuilg umpa d'iobhar .i. sdiall ar chapur, TFrag. 8.10 . s.¤ ar chapur hé íar n-íchtur ┐ tugi slinded íar n-úachtur (a house), LU 10122 .

Ref. perh. to land, territory in: treb Zabuloin na stiall ng[l]an, LB 124a51 = treabh Stabulon na stiall nglan (`of the bright girdles'), Keat. iii 2035 (cf. the compd. ¤phortach infra and Joshua xix 10 ff . ). Perh. torn strip in: do ní strócach ┐ stialla dhíobh, ITS xxiv 74.4 (or leg. stiallad?). Cf. stíall , strócadh `rent', Eg. Gl. 544a (cf. stíallaid).

Note also: cro a ssdiallaib, Laws i 152.26 Comm . , etymol. gloss on: im criol, 150.9 .

Compds. ? ¤acra: stiallacra cach ropach ferge dogniat carait, O'Curry 228 ( H 3.18, 124 ). ¤bán having white strips (ref. to clothes?): tri meic Beóain meic Stairn stialbain, LL 7b18 ( Leb. Gab.(i) 90.18 ). ¤chleth panel, stave (?): ceand esgrach na naballgort | adbha dona hiathbheachaibh | muine lucair ara lar | ata sdabh do sdiallcleathaib, IT iii 89 § 113 . ? ¤chúis: eachtrannaigh eatortha le stiallchúis (sic MSS.) áir, Hackett xvii 3 (Ed. prints stiallchas = stiallachas tearing, rending). ¤phortach possessing land in strips (? cf. LB 124a51 supra): in tres crand . . . la treb sdialportaig Zabulon, BB 244b37 = la treib Zabuloin, YBL 295a25 .