1 gel

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 gel or dil.ie/25565

adj o,ā fair, white, bright, shining: luaichtidiu .i. aittoitech .i. giul (gl. fulgida), Ml. 40d4 . geal (gl. albus), Ir. Gl. 659 . O'Mulc. 632 , 690 . gel, i.e. gelu ōn reod, Corm. Y 680 . geal .i. caindleach, Lec. Gl. 477 . geal .i. cain, Stowe Gl. 417 . Of garments: co caslaib lín gil, FA § 4 . lenti gela, Hog. Nenn. 60.3 . Of complexion, limbs, etc.: a dá ngrúaid ngormgela, BDD 100 d . TD 8.19 . fa réaltainn chorcra an chnis ghil, 25.16 . il-láim ragil, RC xx 10 § 3 . gela det, IT i 132.36 ( LU 10849 ). Of metals, weapons, etc.: do argut gil white silver, AU i 464.z (an. 946 ). Cog. 94.6 . na gcolg slisgheal, TD 9.23 . Of the colour of the winds: in derg ocus in buide itir ngaith ngil ocus corcra, Laws i 26.34 Comm. , cf. SR 57 . Of the sun: grían gel, Fél. Feb. 10. Prol. 4 . Of scenery: gort geal nach bī fa barr a field lying fallow (?), Arch. iii 236 § 5 . (Cf. geal `stubble,' O'R. ) tulach géiggeal `brightly-foliaged,' TD 4.17 . Of animals and inanimate objects: in n-elta do gésib gela, TBC 1327 . each geal, ZCP viii 220 § 27 . tige snechtaidi márgela, RC ix 476.6 . amal olaind ngil, PH 6200 . na ceirtli gela, Laws i 152.19 Comm. bairgen geal, ZCP vi 283.25 . bhí sé geal (of manna), Ex. xvi 31 . Fig. cona cléir gil gríanaig, Fél.² Nov. 1 . a ṅanmann it gela illustrious , May 19 . dúan gel, IGT Decl. ex. 354 . Equative: gilidir casnaide white as wood-shavings, Ériu iv 94 § 13a . gilithir tonn, tic dar trácht, 96 § 17 . gilidir snechta n-oen-aidche, TTr. 1530 ( LL 237b14 ). Cf. IT i 119.25 . gilithir fírinni ic flaith, Ériu ix 47 § 17 . Compar.: airdri ... as giliu grianuibh, Ériu ii 98.3 . drech fa gili inā gach grūadh, ZCP vii 304 § 9 . Used as subst., whiteness, bright-coloured surface: slabrad ... dar gel a gualand, TTr. 1545 ( LL 237b34 ). geal a ngríos- ghruaidheadh, TD 21.43 .

Compds. ¤argat: slabrad gelarggit, TTr. 1545 . bretnass gelairgit, RC xxiv 200.4 . ¤bán candidus: cleirchén gelbán, cáin a lí, LL 37b54 ( Auraic. 5203 ). Fél. Ep. 287 . ¤báne pure whiteness: is argit gel ara gelbane, LL 371a42 . ¤blad ` bright renown ,' FM ii 752.11 . ¤Bóinn, IGT Decl. ex. 1 . ¤brecc variegated with white, RC xxi 399 § 46 . ¤briathrach fair- spoken (?): geilbriathrach cach flaitheamain, Arch. iii 230.139 . ¤buide: Niall g. `Tawny N.' AU ii 368.17 . ¤cloch hail- stone , CF Eg. 13 . ¤cnes white skin, TBC 5568 . RC ix 490.6 . CCath. 4671 . TFerbe 26 . ¤cnesta white-skinned: corp g., TBC 5309 . ¤corcra rosy: cossa gelchorcrai, RC ix 490.4 . dá ngrúad ng., BDD 100 d, n. 8 . ¤corp, RC ix 490, n. 4 . ¤crécht a white scar (= vestigia cicatricis), Lat. Lives 60.1 . foillechta in g. ib. 47 . ¤cruithnecht white wheat, Aisl. MC 37.10 . ¤derg bright red, crimson (?): brat g., BDD 114 . ¤dét white tooth , ML 62.19 . ¤féle pure modesty (?): friar Coimdid co. ṅgeḟéle, SR 8075 . ¤gainmide white-sanded , CF Eg. 8 . ¤gairthe bright ruddy , Dánta Grádha², 70.11 . ¤gart, SR 2375 . ¤glass bright blue , LL 230b28 ( TTr. 992 ). ¤glór clear voice: Filistín ... línib gelglor (: dermor), SR 5407 . ¤gnúis fair face , SR 4334. 4584 . ¤grúad: coṅglonnaib gelgrúad coemrád, SR 2750 . ¤iarnn steel: glais geilia[i]rnd, Ériu ii 4.13 . ¤maidm a bloodless victory, FM iv 752.8 . ¤mérach white-fingered: a lama gasda gelmeracha, ZCP x 305.17 . CF Eg. 48 . AS 148 . ¤miad stainless honour (?), Laws i 10.29 (so understood by Carey, CMCS xix 14 § 13 , but taken as gell míad 'with pledge and dignity' by McCone, Peritia v 33 ). ¤sciath a white shield , AS 231 , 1564 . Rawl. B 506, f. 27c ( O'D. 2293 ). in eret bus leir gelsciath ar muir, Ériu xi 98.16 . ¤tesc a silver dish: .x. ngeiltesca (gl. .i. míasa airgit), Ériu ii 4.14 . ¤torad pure profit (?): mar gel- toradh, BB 279a1 = mar ghlanthoradh, BR 216.12 . ¤trácht white strand, CF 492 . Fig. (of a man's body) tar cech g. don rigfeindig, Acall. 6201, n . ¤tulchach having fair hills: fán dtír ... gealtolchaigh, Misc. Celt. Soc. 352.y . an ḟuinn ghealtolchaigh, TD 16.10 .