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ball n o,m.(see ZCP xxiii 300 ). Treated asn.in:cach ṁb. ¤ ,
75 TBC 5950. (a) limb,member,organ(used of any portion of
the body): is b. ¤ di crist in fer, Wb. 22c9 .hore adi[b] boill
crist, b10 .tria huili baullo ┐ gnímo, Thes. ii 252.16 (Stowe
M.).in gét a bullu ar crist . . .? Wb. 9d4 .far nuili baullugl.
membra uestra, 3b26 . 12b12 .tre thesbaid naich baill, Sg. 5a5 .
80 cach súg bís isnaib ballaibgl.sucum membrorum, Ml. 44d8 .
innam (inna,MS.) b. ¤ tuistengl.locorum genitalium, 58b2 .
clam dia tuititis a baild, Vita Br. 25. fo comdecsain in boill
in roclannadh in crécht, Bretha 30 n. 5 .issé b. ¤ fo a taet
imdergæ(the face), O'Mulc. 403. is b. ¤ cēta-geinit[h]er(the
85head), 217 .cach b. ¤ de, LU 5014 (TBC).cor bo b. ¤ da ballaib
a mac, TBC 2931. iar mballaibh limb by limb, BB 365bz .
ni boi b. ¤ de cen pian fo leith acht a thenga nama, PH 2871.
ní fhaca aon ball de gan éideadh acht a shúile ┐ a chosa,
Ériu i 88 § 35. le comailt na mb. ¤ foirimillach`the extremities',
O'Gr. Cat. 193.32. na mb. oilemhnach`of the organs of
5nutrition
', 206.22 . Reg. San. 30.15 .ona ballaibh ainmidhi . .
ona ballaibh spirutalta`the animal parts . . . the spiritual
parts
', 8 , 11 .boill Dé . . . do thabhairt to swear by God's
limbs
, Donl. 74.5 .baill do dénam di todismember: dogentar
boill dítt, Fier. 116 .boill bheacca do denamh da corp, FM iv
10658.z. b. ¤ ferda membrum virile. SeeF 90.3.Cf. do b. ¤ feili
pudendum tuum , YBL 208ax .coro benta do láim dona trí
ballaib filet acut da ndeine do chlaind, RC xiii 66 § 64.
?Fiachra Cassán . . . / da biach bar baill bróe atróe, LL 6075.
(b) Fig. memberof community(cf. memmar,cenn):o thair
15in b. ¤ eineclunn . . . a dualgus in cind`the follower', Laws i
62.23 Comm. ; glossingmemmar, iv 196.23 , v 360.1 .a crochad
do ballaib diabuil .i. do Iúdaidib, PH 4870. boill don aoin-
Eaglais, Desid. 4074. arna cennaib, ┐ ar na ballaibh,
RSClára 29b . ?gidh eadh níor theith, níor thuill guth / go
20breith gach bhoill don Bharrach, DDána 87.8 `but won the
approval of every side
(?)', Ir. Monthly 1928, 549 .
(c) Of inanimate objectspart,portion,piece;article,
object: im ocht mbullu arafognat muillond`eight parts',
Laws i 124.17 .go ffuil ina b. ¤ coimesa token, testimony,
25 ZCP x 20 v.l.(go ffuil sin ar cuimhne, text).do bud b. ¤ cruaidh
coimessa, Ir. Texts ii 11 § 10. ballorb .i. ball do forbau na
filideachta aicce, Auraic. 1305. b. ¤ éigin dom ealadhain
`a small example of my art', Aithd. D. 40.21 .b. ¤ oibri, IGT
Decl. ex. 54. re cois gach boill don leine, St. Ercuil 2513.
30 b. ¤ óirnéisi=instrument, Is. liv 16. b., dadum . . .`anatom,
point,spot ', Eg. Gl. 80. In abstract sense,quality,faculty:
cía bald ba dech dó nógébad di cleircecht`which attribute
of the clerical character
', Mon. Tall. 158.30 (§ 76) . ?ball
einigh, Magauran 4381 (`a point of generosity'). Gramm. of
35part of a verb:fríssin bréthir assumno fria baullu, Thes. ii
228.36 ( PCr. 61b2 ). sumconá ballib, Sg. 193b8 .cia b. ¤ in
brethir? Auraic. 322.
(d) place,spot; of a book,passage: an b. ¤ na ted sé a ferann
na fine where, in the event that, O'C. 2233 ( Eg. 88,17a ).ní
40cuala me an oiread sin do ghuithibh daoine ar aonbh. riamh,
CF Eg. 150. a ngach uile bh. ¤ (=in every place), Prov. xv 3.
ag míniughadh an bhoill úd 'san tsean-reacht, Eochairsg.
10.30 .contrardha dhó féin a niomad do bhallaibh(of a
heretic), O'Hussey TC 34.11 .
45 ar (an m)b. ¤ immediately,forthwith,at once: ar b. ¤ d'eís an
t-anam da fhagbhail, Rule of Tall. § 29. táinig an cléireach
ar b. ¤ , Oss. iii 278.11 .mo chur ar an mb. ¤ go hifrionn, Desid.
1168. air b. ¤ (= straightway ), Prov. vii 22. air a mb. ¤ , Donl.
186.26 .duine bhreathnuigheas a ghnúis a sgáthan . . . ┐
50dhearmadas air b. ¤ a chruth féin, 220.18 .
(e) spot,mark,blemish: Echu Ballderg . . . co rabai in b. ¤
sin inna churp do chomurthu ind ḟerta, Trip.² 2419 - 20 .do
ballaib bithchorcra co ndeirgi fola laíg, BDD² 37. ní fuil / b. ¤
ar an flaith romferguigh, Ériu iv 220 § 28. madh glan an
55corp don taoibh thall / b. ¤ ar a chaoin níor locht liom, Dán
Dé xxvii 31 .do bhídis na baill chorcra / ortha d'éis gach
ionnalta, A. Ó Dálaigh li 18. tí nó b. ¤ dearg ar a láimh,
Keat. ii 2265. ?sreath do chaolach bhán go a barr / clár
ball gcraobhach ós a cionn, DDána 119.28 (from a description
60of a castle).
Compds. With adjj.:a bé barrbude balbán(readballb., n.)
white-limbed , TFerbe 798 .ba bradanaib becca ballbreca
speckled , TTebe 3520 .bradán ballc[h]orcra, ML² 498. Eoc-
haid Scandail .i. ballderg red-spotted , LL 322e36 .Colman
65Baldub, 366g29 .in ballgel Baluíne, Fél. Oct. 4. Bran Berba
ballglaine`fleckenreinen', Bruchst. 8 § 9. in ballglandu, . . . /
Moire Magdallda fair-limbed, ZCP x 46.21 .tond ban ballglass
bright-flecked , Anecd. i 54 § 30. ben bán ballmass, 69 § 163 .
With nouns:calmach um nach faghar fuacht / a bhal-
70bhruth gan bladhadh mbharc(sic) `the fire from his limbs',
Magauran 1660 .ag flaith ballDaile of the speckled Dail(a
river), DDána 83.11 .
With vnn.:an talamh ar baill-chrioth ┐ bioth-luasgadh,
TSh. 1039. gan a mballghabháil ní bhíd`they put forth ever
75fresh growths
', Magauran 340 (`branching', note).
In compd.serc-ball, seeS 189.71.Cf.phr.ball seirce(in
oral tradition), ITS xlviii Introd. xxvii.

1 balla n[m.] (Engl. loanword) wall,rampart: do bh. ¤ chaomh
(to a castle), DDána 119.5 .mainistir . . . co mballaib co
80clodhuibh daingne ina timcall(sic), Grail 1751 .secht murtha
. . . do ballaibh cruadhdaingni cloch, ZCP vi 284.12 .a ballaide
línta do croicenn an bethadhaigh re n-abur pantérs(of a
hall), Maund. 191. clogāis ┐ ballaidhi na Rōmha, Fl. Earls
168.2 .balladha baile Atha an Ríogh, FM v 1660.12 .ag
85gabhail dar gcionnuibh fa na balladhuibh(of a fruitless
undertaking), Luc. Fid. 4129.