doél,

Cite this: eDIL s.v. doél, or dil.ie/17536

Forms: ndoíle, Daolcú

n o, m. and ā, f. chafer, beetle: is neimneach dubh in dáel, Cóir Anm. 263 . líntar a crechta . . . do dēis, do dael ḟota othrach, do gai, BB 193a17 (= duirb, 192b27 ). ilar t(h)or ṅdoel, duba druing, | ilar cruma cael, SR 889 . hidan idan corpan criad, | cuman cuman cruth na ndael, RC xxiii 416 . dael . . . méitigther oirce, Fél. p. 42 ( Fél. Jan. 15 ). ro cnaí daíl a choiss, Trip.² 2862 . Freq. in comparisons: ingen Conmair . . . ina gormdael gobuil-duib, BB 393b33 = inna garmdail, LL 214a7 . duibe iná gual nó druimne daeil, SG 251 . dubithir druim ndáil, BDD 97 . coícait ṁbratt ṅgorm, ┐ ba cosmail cech áe fri druimne (ri findruine, MSS.) ndoíle , TBFr. 19 = fria druimni dúile, RC xxiv 143 Eg. abratchair duba daile (: sāire), LU 3821 ( SCC 37 ). dá brá dóile dubgorma, MacCongl. 97 . Regarded, like the worm, as instrument of dissolution of the body after death: dursan . . . Mac Domnaill do dheól don daol (: Aod) alas that D.'s son is the beetle's prey, ACL iii 304 . not-ísat daela duba (said to the body), ZCP vi 265 . [i]sind áth, ba dúire daol, | is leis docer Congal Cáel doom of death, Fianaig. 12 . a ádbai na ṅdoel ndubgorm (to the body), PH 8256 . mo chorp . . . ní bec lem í co hécaid | d'énaib Dé no de dáelaib (: táebaib) as bait for birds and beetles, ACL iii 216 . Applied fig. to a person who inspires dread (in good and bad sense): in cach níth ba dáel dolaid `a beetle of havoc', Metr. Dinds. iii 340 ( LL 157b14 ). an doel dub Droma Tibrud, ZCP ix 453 . húasal dóel diasnéti (of Colum Cille), ACL iii 218 ( Rawl. 107a47 ). torcair an snomhdhaol seang la Cormac, P. O'C. s.v. daol . cein co ti an daol bán . . . ┐ bidh maith ind ecclas fria re, BNnÉ 305 (a prophecy). pn Hence as sobriquet: Dubthach Dóel Ulad, FB § 12 , TBC-I¹ 2109 , TBC-LL¹ 2825 ; D. Dael, TBC-LL¹ 2750 , 2829 , TBC-I¹ 2055 (see also ¤tenga below). D. Dáel Uladh .i. adhuath Uladh a ḟaigsin . . . mar is aduath lé cách nduine in bheist dara comainm in dáel d'ḟaicsin, Cóir Anm. 264 . Cf. O'Mulc. 347 = doel a graeco dilos (δειλός) formido (an etymol. gloss, not a definition). Hence through misunderstanding the definition: Dubthach Dáel Uladh .i. adhúath Ulad, Cóir Anm. 264 . As n.pr. m.: ingen Dūil Dermait, IT ii1 181 . maccu Dūil D., ib., tri Doil Eirrig, TBC-I¹ 3487 = tri Dóelḟir, TBC-LL¹ 5888 .

Compds. ¤abra dark eyelash: glannua rosc . . . itir clethchor ndub ndóel-abrat, BDD 100d . ¤chomramach: sgiath dhaolchomhramhach ` chafer-marked ', Atlantis iv 176 . ¤chú: Daolcú (name of a black hound), Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 28 . Cealtchuir romarb Daelcoin dia luin .i. dia ghae, RC xxiii 325 . ¤dath beetle-colour, jet black: celtur cunnail co ndaeldath, LL 193b40 . ¤ḟuince, 3 C 1 3, 920.6 .

¤tenga chafer-tongue, backbiting, etc.: teist Cathail m. Finguine ríg Dési cu ndoelthengthaib, LL 149b11 . As sobriquet: Dubthach Dóeltenga, FB § 90 ; TBC-LL¹ 2780 , 2811 = D. Dóeltengad, FB §§ 92 , 72 ; TBC-I¹ 2066 . ¤tengthach chafer-tongued, given to backbiting, etc.: Dubthach dael-tengthach, Cóir Anm. 263 . fearand Dubthaig Daeltengthaig, Ériu viii 174 ; mac D. Doeltengaidh, ib.