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gell n o,n., laterm. IGT Decl. § 65 , as a regularo-stem `when
not a verbal noun'; § 95 when used as avn. n s. angell ,
10 Ml. 27a6 . gelln-uathbais(sic leg.), Laws iv 268.25 .n p.
innagell , Ml. 58d8 .
(a)apledge, asurety . In Laws specifically of the pledge
of some valuable personal belonging, given as earnest of
payment from debtor to creditor who fasts on him. See
15Thurn. ZCP xv 266 - 7 . gl.pignus, Ml. 23d16 .inna gell(gl.
pignera), 58d8 .[do]rrat gell, Wb. 14c38 .gell glaine, Fél.²
July 6 .tairr lind di ghiull di inchaib Connacht as a pledge
of the honour of C.
, TBC² 1243 .ruc in claideb dam do giull
dom anmain as a pledge for (i.e.for the sake of) my life,
20 LL 251a23 ( TBF² 299 ).rugsat braighde fomda leo i ngill
re cíos as security for..., TFrag. 158.1 .cislir ata corai do
righ do giull for a tuatha? A tri ... g. ¤ sloghad, g. ¤ rechtge,
g. ¤ cairddi`How many things is it proper for a king to bind
by pledge on his "tuatha"?
', Laws iv 332.20 ; 334.7 .fer gill
25 a pledged man, 338.10 .eneclund a marbadh a gill, i 76.16
Comm. atait secht ngealla la Feine, v 186.1 .gill easbaidh
idle pledges, 13 Comm. an geall dobera duine re fiachaib,
O'C. 303 ( H.3.18,166 ).ni gabar raith do raith ... no geall
do gill, O'D 711 ( H.3.17, c.519 ).gell do bas a pledge to
30death
, Laws v 220.13 .gl. .i. gell de um a fuaslucad o bas ...
.i. is he rath tuc do, a fuaslucadh o bas .i. o croich, 30 - 32 .
Cf. 206.19 . iii 10.22 ; 66.20 ; and for explanation of phrase,
see Thurn. ZCP xv 323 .tucadh Dorn ... i ngell re cin a mic,
Laws i 70.21 .na druinge bhíos i ngioll ré díol na bhfiach
35bhíos orra, TSh. 4452 . See 5001 .muire icna bít géill ingill |
isé in lind i coire toll`the king who has not hostages in keeping,
Ériu ix 45 § 3 .do bhadar Gaoidhil 'na gioll, Irish Texts i i
105.1 .rogab ... ríghe nÉrenn ... ┐ fuair a ngelli iarum took
pledges from them
, ZCP xiii 196.12 .geall caeca mogadh tar
40muir | atá d'ór ana borduibh(`the ransom of' ... O'Gr.),
Acall. 1992 .na seacht laigh le raibhe C. ... i ngioll`under
bond
,' BNnÉ 115.4 .biaid t'animm in-a gill`responsible
for it
,' PH 7451 .Cf. 7391 .ní taobhtha rú a ngáol i ngioll
`as a prisoner,' Ériu ix 167 § 36 .tá sé a n-ifreann a ngeall
45`in bondage,' Oss. iv 10.15 .A bhean ... | do bhí agam riamh
i ngioll who wert ever pledged to me, Dánta Gr. xxx 6 .taoíseach
... nach bíodh file fana laimh | ar gheall Ch. mhic R. pledged
for by C.
Duan. Finn ii 282 § 120 .do ghabhail gill creche,
FM iii 572.16 .braighe gill`a hostage for ransom,' v 1788.26 .
50 an budh geall re hoireachus damhsa sibh?`...a pledge for
supremacy
...,' ML 106.11 .a gcosnamh gill(epithet of
Mac Sweeney) `the defender of their pledge,' TD 25.38 .
beantar dhíom i bhfiachoibh cáigh | dá gheall nó trí, 22.10 ;
13.19 .go léine ghiorr nár gheall buinn... `not worth (lit.
55not security for) a groat
,' 44.10 .glac geall uadh, Prov. xx
16 . In leg. documents used of a pledge or mortgage
deposited; a return for the use of lands. See Trans. RIA
xv 15 seq . (Ant.); PRIA vii 248 ; TD ii 262 .fearonn a
ngioll mortgaged land, Misc. Ir. Arch. Soc. i 190.12 .thug sé
60geall air in dá fhearaonn so he gave a mortgage on..., O'Gr.
Cat. 155.10. Passing into sense of promise: fa mor ngill
`it was a great promise,' BNnÉ 283.1 .aird-gella, TBC 2385 .
As quasivn.:A-tú (atáMS)riamh ... ag geall d'Iosa 'ma
éan-duain ... a gheall dhó is gan a dhéanamh`I am ever
65promising Jesus a poem
,' Dán Dé xxv 2 .cith a ló gríanach
gá gheall, IGT Decl. ex. 1662.
(b)astake, awager: `An imérum fichell?' ol Midir,
`Ní imérum,' ol Eochaid `acht do ghill,' ZCP v 526.6 .In
n-imberam fidchill, for Midir. Cid gell bias and ... Gell
70adcobra cechtar dá lína the stake which either of the two parties
desires
, LU 10834 .muna imre fi[th]chill rum-sa (ar) geall-
taibh, Ériu iii 162 § 15 .ag cur geill as ar gconaibh betting on
our hounds
, Oss. vi 140.18 .ní faigter gille ag geall tresa to
challenge combat
, O'Gr. Cat. 472.22. Fig.palm,supremacy,
75 excellence,prize: gell ar dénam cá dreich nduind the palm
for shapeliness to
..., Hy Fiachr. 294.9 .geall ón rós ag grís
a ghrúadh the glow of his cheek excels the rose, Rel. Celt. ii
303.5 .nir tarraidh in talamh te | cú ga mbiadh geall
Gaillfheithe, Duan. Finn i 15.16 .geall Eireann ag Ullta-
80chaibh, Content. xxx 30 .g s.used attrib. praiseworthy a
leapthaibh dhénta duan ngill, Studies 1920, 2 § 8 .gréas
ngill`of worthy poems,' DDána 73 § 43 .berid g. ¤ (foll. by
prep.ar,óof pers. or by gen.)carries off the palm from:
Gobán sáor ... | rucc geall ar gach náon ... | saor an tsaogail,
85 BNnÉ 241 § 179 .ní rug ... geall calmachta ó Chonchubhar,
Misc. Celt. Soc. 372.12 .nach lór do bhreith ghill Ghaeidhil,
146.7 .beire geall gach ḟir dá aimhdheóin, IGT Decl. ex. 1308 .
an té berus gell gaisgidh ... na cruinne, ZCP vi 29.8 .Cf.
289.28 .Cia do bhéaradh geall Cormaic`who could surpass
C.?
' Content. xv 50 . xviii 97 . TD 28.29 .fogeib (do-alla,
benaid) g. ¤ in same sense:ní bentair geall dealbha dít, IGT
Decl. ex. 264 .geall gach oide ... mar fuair A., DDána 73
5§ 40 . A. Ó Dálaigh lii 12. TD 20.29 .rithid uile ... gidh eadh,
is aoin-fhear do-gheibh an geall, TSh. 10276 .uaisleacht ...
ní thall soin dá ghníomhaibh geall`cannot match his valour,'
DDána 91 § 13 .drong bheanus geall do Ghuaire, TD 34.2 .
cuirid g. ¤ re challenges: do chuir geall ... fa dhán re hadhbhar
10eile`he challenged another notice about a poem,' DDána 90 § 16.
(c)theequal, theequivalent , a development of (a) and (b):
fri geld bais at the point of death, Mon. Tall. § 48 .ba gell do
anmain it was a question of her life, ZCP xv 322.5 .Cf. mina
be gell de anmannaib`unless lives are in danger,' Rule of
15Céli Dé 66 § 8 ( LB 9b34 ).ingnadh gill gnái a fledóil | 's in
Trái ...`a marvellous identity,' O'Gr. Cat. 354.8. Usu. foll. by
re(la):má atá do thal leam ... | budh geall damh re haithní
é it were to me equivalent to a command, Studies 1919, 73 § 6 .
geall re hoighidh an eachtra, ib. 255 § 1 .gell re bás a mbetha
20ghnáth, O'Gr. Cat. 472.2 .beag nár gheall re flaith an file,
TD 25.15 . TSh. Gl.
(d) Meaning doubtful:bai ind arc for cuclaigi gell | 'coa
tabairt di Hierusalem, SR 6673.
(e) In prep. phrases:do g. ¤ ar for thesakeof: do gheall
25ar ghlóir dhíomhaín, Content. ix. 24 .i n ¤ inneedof:
dependingon: étach d'á rabi 'na gill, PH 7550 .do bhí
Magh Tuireadh ... i ngeall mhic Céin, Measgra Dánta 54.70 .
┐ gan í i ngeall nó i n-éigean a furtachta, TSh. 4835 ; 4861 ;
5084 .i ng. ¤ (ngioll) ar:bymeansof, onaccountof, in
30 exchangefor,pledgedto: i ngeall (sic v.l.) ar a fhoghluim
fuair Niul ... gach innmhe, Keat. i 92.6 .i ngeall ar onóir
shaoghalta, TSh. 619 . ib. 2023 ; 10084 .i ngioll ar Dhia
for the sake of God, Measgra Dánta 52.61 .a ngioll ar in tig
sin`depending on that house,' Fl. Earls 180.7 .muna ghlacdaois
35uatha e a ngioll ar bheith ag guidhe orra, Rule of Tall. § 30 .
gibé ler ab fuath an dream | atáimse i ngeall ortha riamh,
I am devoted to them ever, Dánta Grádha ix 8(ed. 1916).
Cf. xiv 18 .i ng. ¤ re:inpledgefor, inlieuof, as theequivalent
of;dependingon; onaccountof: is meinic ... bheannaid
40a anam as i ngioll ris an gcúntas, TSh. 3654 .Cf. 4377 .
ó tá síoth a ngioll re gleó, IGT Decl. ex. 1493 .fada linn gu
lá na graifne | a ngill atá ar raithne ris, ex. 1392 .Mac Mhoire
... i ngeall ré pháis oile...as it were a second passion,
A. Ó Dálaigh xviii 2 .do chrú léd ghrásaibh i ngioll thy kins-
45folk depending on thy grace
, xlvii 10 .Cf. Dán Dé iii 31 .a
ngeall re meidhir na gcon | ... atá Fionn ... air láimh`because
of the amusement
...,' Oss. iv 12.25 .mar gh. ¤ air inreturnfor,
onaccountof: rug claoinbhreath mar gheall ar chumaoin
fuair, TSh. 6788 .Cf. 3604 .

50 gellach adj(gell)o,ā subjectto apledge(?) : etmach gellach,
O'D. 2212 ( Nero A vii f. 146b ).

gellad xseegellaid.

gellaid v Cf. gillim, LB 214a66 ( Aisl. MC 21.6 ). (a) pledges
oneself,vows,promises:withDOof person to whom promise
55is made:ce gellaid ... ni comalland, Laws v 124.14 Comm.
is iat-sede na comallat o gním in maith gellait o bélaib those
are they that do not fulfil by deed the good which they promise
with their lips
, RC iv 250 § 15 .Cf. ii 388 § 13 .ni geallaim-si
a n-ioc so I do not promise to heal them, TBC p. 619, n. 5
60(St.).an ro gellad damsa ... tucthar dam, LU 10899 .`isim
egen tra' ol Fer Baeth `darindgult' (gl..i. ro gellus), 6019 .
rogell Patraic ... do Shenpatraic, Lib. Hymn. 103.66 n .ra
gellaisiu teiched remumsa, TBC 6060 ; 3026 .ní fil ní nad
gellfad dar cend a enig, 817 .ni ragam do Ierusalem cia
65rogellsamm dula ind, Hog. Nenn. 72.z .ro gell Irūath ...
nāch bīad a dīn for talmain Herod vowed..., ZCP viii 114
§ 17 .gillim fiad nduilemain I vow before the Creator, Aisl. MC
21.6 .rogheall ó Bhoirintt go Luimneach do lot he vowed he
would destroy from
..., FM v 1746.4 . Foll. byFRI(RE) of
70person:do gellatar riu tir, Laws i 20.x Comm. PH 897 .
is fiach o gelltar ri (v.l.do) nech a promise made to a person
is a debt incurred
, Ériu ix 48 § 25 . TTebe 684 . Passing into
sense foretells: dingna Eirenn ... a mbeith i fás is a fán | is
edh sin ro geall Ruadhán, SG 70.42 .atchiu nél glas gellus
75brón, 230.27 .amail rusgellsad draidi ... doib, RC xiii 222.23 .
faitsine geallus maith duit, xliii 102 § 105 . Ériu iii 168 § 24 .
do gheall Críosd ... go ndinginte a dhiúltadh-san, Dán Dé
xx § 6 ; xv § 18 .
(b) pledges: dligit nad ngellai oenach forru(of relations
80of king to his `tuath'), Laws iv 332.14 [`it is their right that
he do not pledge them to hold an assembly
,' Mac Neill].gillfit di
comad e ara baruch asidrula cini eta saidbre (leg.gillfid ?)
he shall give a pledge, Laws i 120.27 Comm. Is í rogell
Coinculainn o[i]dchchi samna dia saighid, Dinds. 53
85(RC xv and ZCP ix 198 , BB =rodál, LL).rí fían ...
rangell`held him in pledge,' Met. Dinds. iii 250.119 . ?ni
gelliub-sa acht fri indraic I shall not accept a pledge (?)
except from a proper person,' Laws ii 122.15 Comm. Fig.
wagers: `Ro gellsom,' ol Mongán, `ocus in fili ucut im
aidid Fothaid' the poet and I have made a wager (lit. exacted
pledges from each other) regarding
..., Im. Br. i 47.21 ( LU
10979 ).
5(c) givesinpledge: colpach gelluid gach n-oidhchi(of a
hostage-surety), Laws ii 132.4 Comm. nech nad gella di
troscud .i. nech na tabair gell do scuir troisc[th]e(sic leg.
WS)he who does not give pledges [to settle] after fasting, i
114.15 Comm. Cf. O'D. 539 ( H.3.17, c.433 ).gellta dib la
10Coirpre pledges were given for them by C., Laws i 64.6 .C.
rogell in athgabhail C. gave pledges for the distraint, 66.25
Comm.
(d) testifies: is andsin rodgella marbh for bíu, IT iii 201.15 .
cidphe gellus dít ... im anmaim icom adrad gellfassa de fiad
15ili whoever testifies of thee ... I will bear witness of him, Trip.
140.19 = ZCP x 41.21 .
(e) ?ní rogelta(=in rogellta; nirbo gelta v.ll.)aguide ,
Met. Dinds. iii 298.16 .
Vn. gellad,u m. pledging,promising; apledge, apromise:
20 a gellad do scaradh fri gach caingin indligthig, Laws v
124.13 gl.na comaillfed a gellad fri Dia, PH 3056 .leis an
ngealladh gealltar leis, Studies 1919, 258 § 19 .na fir nar ob
gealladh, Content. xxviii 64 .tar ghealladh against your
promise
, v 183 .g s. lanad gellta a full pledge, Laws v 416.21
25gl.comad uidi anta uidi (a) gellta so that its period of stay
is its period of pledging
, i 176.30 Comm. i n-āge a gellta at
the time it was promised
, BColm. 92.3 .dol tar bharr a
gheallta, TSh. 3672 .pl. fátsine ┐ gellta in choimded frínd,
PH 2546 .tréna ngealltaibh dhamh, Studies 1924, 242 § 11 .
30Alsogellamain,q.v. infra.