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taiscélad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. taiscélad or dil.ie/39830
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: to(i)scélad, to—ad—scéla—, taisgélta

n u, m. vn. of do-scé(u)lai. In early texts also to(i)scélad ( taiscélad < to—ad—scéla— ?). taisgélta (pl. ? But cf. ex. 71 infra) m. IGT Decl. § 2 (39.28) . teascélta, Celtica xxi 498.61 .

I

(a) exploring, examining: du thaiscelud a foirbthetad `to explore their perfection,' Ml. 90c1 . fria taiscelad aignidh talmun, Anecd. i 57 § 61 . ic taescelad inn inaid i rroibe (a river), TTebe 1806 . occá mídhemhain ... do taisccéladh for a airdhibh `that they might explore his [natural] endowments,' AFM v 1864.5 .

(b) finding out, ascertaining (by calculation): do thoscélad áis ésci `to ascertain the moon's age,' BCr. 32a8 . Thes. ii 39.24 , 27 , 28 . do toscelad lai sechtmaine, 40.26 . 40.31 , 35 . 41.17 . do thoscélad féle, Fél. Ep. 80.

(c) Med., gen. in pl. prognostics; symptoms: taisgbelta bais no beathadh, Rosa Angl. 2.14 . taisgelta na haimsire ata [ag] teacht do tuigsin, 24 P 22, 148.13 . Cf. budh fearr aisioc na slainti inaid na neithe nach dtainic do taisgeladh, 3.5 . is iad so a taiscelta .i. crith craidhi ┐ claoclod dathand, Rosa Angl. 134.8 .

(d) divination, prognostication: Mog ruith ... is a rothaib doníth a t.¤ druídhechta, Cóir Anm. 287 . tria solud ┐ taiscelad druadh, RC xxv 35.9 . rotriallsatar taisceladh ar nellaib ... in aeoir, TTebe 1196 .

II

(a) spying, reconnoitring: áes ... taiscelta, SR 3476 . du thoscélad forru ó Ultaib, TBC-I² 943 . tothéit I. do thoscélad forsin brudin, LU 7054 ( BDD² 640 ). athgabail dechmaide ... im folach fiann do taiscelad , Laws i 202.2 . ro-fhúided na dráide do th.¤ uad for Ísu `to find out about,' PH 6997 . do th.¤ forsin n-indsi-sea, Ériu iv 142.18 . ag taisccéladh ┐ ag timchealladh na téghdhaisi, AFM v 1794.2 .

(b) betraying, treachery: taiscéladh .i. brath, O'Cl. bátar iadsidhe baí acc taiscceladh an bhaile do Chonn, AFM v 1598.15 . do brath ┐ taiscéladh ┐ do thabairt breicce imo roile, vi 2002.9 .

? leisin mbréid sróllchon sénta | bóchrodh téid dá (na, v.l.) thaiscélta, IGT Decl. ex. 71.