búachaill

Cite this: eDIL s.v. búachaill or dil.ie/7194

Forms: bó-, -ail, búachail, búachaill, -alla, búachail

n i, m. (see Ped. ii 89 - 90 ). Also bó-. -ail freq. especially in earlier exx. búachail búachaill (g s id. and -alla), IGT Decl. § 111. búachail (g s id.), § 112.

(a) herdsman, cowherd; herdswoman: buachail .i. cail [┐] coimétaige na mbó, Thr. Ir. Gl. 7. būachail .i. būaire fēin ┐ cail comēt, Corm. Y 130. buachaill bó gl. bubulcus, Ir. Gl. 583. buachaill mucc gl. subulcus, 584 . muinæ buachaele (n. loc.), Thes. ii 239.13 (Ardm.). bochail gl. armentarius ÉC xxii 220 . bóchaill gl. bobulcus, Sg. 58b6 . b.¤ , Trip.² 3137. F. ainm in búachalla, LU 5830. in tarb . . . ┐ . . . a bōchaill, TBC² 854 (= b.¤ LU 5330 ). i llías ṅgamna búachaille nEterscéle, BDD² 77. cond bo buachaill i mbansoillsi `in broad day-light a `b.¤' is the cow's wits', Gloss. (prov.), Laws iv 96.23 . ni augaire, ni buachail, i 104.x . itir buachaillib bo ┐ laeg, ii 366.7 Comm. a ṡuidi buachalla (of a swineherd ), LL 22605 ( Dinds. 103 ). buachal dano ┐ banlícerd ísen `a herdswoman', Dinds. 86. búachail a ndíaigh na ngopar, Duan. Finn ii 136 § 45. do scelaib na mbuachalla inso shepherds (of Bethlehem), LB 136a marg. sin ní ḟoil bhoin ar breith bhúachail, IGT Decl. ex. 1829. do thréd ag búain bhúachalla, ex. 1828 . na búachuillighe = they that kept them (of swine), Math. viii 33. aodhaire, buachaill `a herd or shepherd ', Eg. Gl. 5.

(b) Fig. guardian, protector: cénmaír tír díanad buachail (of a king), RC xvii 173.19 (Tig.). búachail manach, medh- amh clēirech (of Colum Cille), ZCP viii 197 § 10. is tú is buachail / ar Cruachain (to Medb), TBC 3094. biaid cen buachail Inis Fáil, LL 19247. buachaill tenn . . . na Tem- rach .i. Conn Cēdchathach, ML² 1198. mo bhuachail (of guardian angel), Dán Dé viii 10 . gach Ministir ┐ gach buachaill Eagluise, Carsw. 40.

(c) servant, attendant: in t-ara .i. in buachail, IT i 40.20 . búachail . . . / agatsa thall ad lubhgort, Duan. Finn ii 136 § 45. mo bhuachuil dar ab ainm Grādh na Comharsan, Desid. 6313. buachaill an táibhirne, TSh. 10677. buachaill brannaimh na beatha .i. an bás, 869 . aon bhuachaill legha medical attendant , FM vi 1956.27 .

(d) youth, boy: athair an bhúachalla (= of the child), Mark ix 24 . tré choimhriachtoin ré buachuillighibh, Desid. 3819. na buachuille beaga small boys, Mac Aingil 2367 .

As n. pr. m. geguin C. . . . maccu Búachalla, LU 5814 (TBC). meic Dondgail meic Buachalla, LL 334a14 . Cian Ua Buachalla, FM ii 938.2 .