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2 gil ind .i. lāmh, O'C. 1466 ( H.3.18,651 ). Possibly suggested by
Corm. Y 702.

3 gil n aleech: gil ┐ gilcach .i.quia in gelidis locis [nascuntur] ,
O'Mulc. 653 .gilldæ(=ayouth, apupil ).i. is fri gil is cosmail.
5Is ē didiu a bēs aide .i. tossugad (= do ṡugud,LB). Iss ē
dono bēssad in gilla tosugud (do ṡugud,LB) forcetail do
t[h]engaid a fithidire,unde dicitur... doglen gil tengaid,
Corm. Y 676 .gil an sugad (? -aid) seng, Met. Gl. 33 § 16.

gilcach n o,m.occas.ā,f. reed,cane,broom: gilcachquia
10locis in gelidis nas[c]itur , Corm. Y 704 .Cf. O'Mulc. 653 .
gl.arundo, Ir. Gl. 933 . gl.genista, Arch. i 335.83 .in gilcach
genestula, RC ix 235.43b.getal .i. gilcach, Auraic. 5521 .
One of the `losa feada,' Laws iv 148.2 .lūth leighe .i.
gilcach ar imat a īcce, Anecd. iii 43.19 .críonfuidh an giol-
15cach agus an soileastar, Is. xix 6 .g s. coirt gilcaighe, O'Don.
Suppl. (fr. Med. Ms.).croicinn gilcaighi, Irish Texts v 82.25 .
a maide giolcuighe briste`bruised reed,' Is. xxxvi 6 .slat
ghiolcuigh, Matt. xxvii 29 .pl. na giolcuigh pháipéir papyrus
reeds
, Is. xix 7 .An g. ¤ sléibhegl.genestula ; giolcach nimhe
20=butcher's broom, P. O'C.

gile n(1 gel)iā,f. whiteness,brightness: a glaine ... a gile,
LU 2482 .nicon fil locht and isind fir sin ... e[ter] rosc ┐
folt ┐ gili, LU 7473 ( BDD § 102 ). SR 2935. TBC 5436 .
Fél. Feb. 5. Ep. 222 .in corp do rogili, TBFr. 219 .co ṅgili
25glacc white-handed , LL 202a60 .co ngile gné`radiant of
beauty
,' Met. Dinds. iii 198.25 .rop adhaigh dur degh-gille
of good light, Ir. Arch. Soc. i 30.z .npr f.:bai ingen la Romra
.i. Gili a hainm, Dinds. § 138 ( RC xvi 146.1 ).

gilech n thespikeorspearforming thecentral bossof ashield (?)
30(see Mann. and Cust. i cccclxix ) :gilech cúach cóicrind ar a
dur[n]d derglassid, LU 8602 ( FB § 45 ).

gilla n n s. gilldæ, Corm. Y 676 , 1059 ( p. 93.11 ) ; alsogille,
IGT Decl. exx. 1136 , 1405 , 2130 ;cf. gilli(:fīrindi), Arch. iii
246.7 ;gille(:imme), Aisl. MC 69.30 .io,m.A word of
35pre-Norse origin, prob. from Latin. See Pokorny, ZCP xii
298 ff. ; Marstrander, ib. 309 ff.
(a)ayouthof anagetobear arms; one who has arrived at
the third of the six ages of man(for which seegillacht) :Dauid
in gille dáne, Hy. i 12 .gilla oac amulach, LU 3825 ( SC
40 § 37.14 ). TBC 265 .do gilli no óclig, Mon. Tall § 41 .v s.
cucainn cetna thanacais do chétgasciud, a gillai, IT i 103.9 .
a gilli, LU 3535 ( SC § 29 ).a ghille ... doní uaill as do ghile,
A. Ó Dálaigh xliii 2. As a contemptuous mode of address :
creud as creidemh dhuitsi, a ghiollaidh thall, Luc. Fid. 182 .
45 pl. a ṅgillai óca, CRR § 34 .gilde ┐ ócláoich, Mon. Tall. § 48 .
a gillu Connacht, IT i 106.21 (LL).chethirn ṅ-gilla, TBC
5762 .gialladh do ghillaibh óga giving youths as hostages,
AU ii 540.17 .tri chet do gillib occa, TTebe 1468 .tuc Ráp
... aeghaidhecht do ghilladaib Israel(of the spies), ZCP ii
5052.9 ( Maund. § 90 ).atconnarc gillu glána, LU 3767 ( SC
§ 34 ).
(b) Sometimes (with or without `bec') used as the equiva-
lent of `mac,'amale child, aboy: in gilla bec mo dalta sa,
TBC 842 ,gilla, TBC² 514 =mac bec, TBC 1015 .Cf.also
55 TBC² 508 , 537 with TBC 989 , 1046 respectively.ba gilla
bec, LL 226b28 ( TTr. 700 ). PH 1366.
(c)Used of apupil: gilldæ .i. is fri gil is cosmail. ... issē
dono bēssad in gilla tosugud (do ṡugud, LB) forcetail do
t[h]engaid a fithidire, Corm. Y 676.
60(d)aservant, agilly, amessenger: gillaa cillus, graece
manus unius, ar is lām do cach áon a gilla, Corm. Y 702 .
Cf. O'Mulc. 654 .a gilla laiss .i. ēcsīne ēiside co menmuin
fithidire lais, Corm. Y 825 .ro chuir in gilla na eocho hi
fergort, LU 8514 ( FB § 36 ). TBC 3295 . TBC² 2468 .
65 ro-fhóid tra Iacop a gilla, PH 2193 .C. giolla gradha do
Brian`confidential officer,' Cog. 102.19 .gilla Crist(gl.
Christianus), Ir. Gl. 523 .gilla ... nó timtirid, Mon. Tall.
§ 37 .pl. ferr lais feis la gillib to sleep with his servants, Laws v
292.22 .daescurṡluag ┐ gillida fedma`drudges,' Acall. 5627 .
70 CRR § 28 .gilli na sluag`horse-boys,' Cog. 82.7 .giollaidhe
an tsluaigh`camp-followers,' Keat. iii 3199 .daill iad
┐ giolladha dall=duces caecorum), Mac Aingil 401 . With a
defining gen. of the work allotted or the service performed :
g. ¤ adhairce(gl.cornicen), Ir. Gl. 1018 .g. ¤ con a kennel
75attendant
, Laws v 72.29 . ZCP xiii 254.16 .g. ¤ cupáin
cup-bearers , 1 Kings x 5 .g. ¤ na-n-each(gl.mango), Ir. Gl.
946 .Cf. Ériu iii 141.196 . BColm. 102.2 . IGT Decl. ex 2130 .
g. ¤ an eich, TD 22.17 .gille echraide grooms , RC xliii 26 § 25 .
g. ¤ na fi[d]chli chess-board attendant, Acall. 1344 .g. ¤ na filed
80.i. g. ¤ urraith .i. i cometecht caich bis a bailiu i mbailiu(i.e.
a guide for wandering poets), Laws i 106.10 Comm. g. ¤ gái
aspear-gilly , SG 66.1 .marbus g. ¤ in gái .i. in callaire
sergeant(?), 76.9 .g. ¤ glomair horse-boy , Laws v 72.29 Comm.
g. ¤ an ghobanno theboywhofeedsthesmith's furnace: fuaradh
85ghiolla an ghabhann(prov. saying), TSh. 6206 .g. ¤ scuir
astud-groom, astableman , Acall. 778 .g. ¤ tened one who
attends to the fires
, SG 354.33 .g. ¤ turusa amessenger: cursúr
.i. gilla turusa, PH 2601. Laws v 72.29 Comm. g. ¤ urláir
a household servant, Laws v 72.29 Comm. Cf. echlach urláir,
Ériu ix 15.
(e) Commonly used from the close of the 10th cent. as the
first element of masc. proper names, foll. by gen. ofnpr.
5(saint or other), see Marstrander, ZCP xii 313 .Gillacolaim,
AU i 488.16(an.976).G. ¤ Patraic, 492.22(an.982).
G. ¤ Ciarain, Caithr. CC. § 53 .G. ¤ na Trinódi hUa Dálaigh,
RC xviii 270.1 . For further exx. see AU(Index): FM iii
2-3 n. and Heldensage(Index). Also (accompanied by a
10descriptive adj. or gen.) used asnpr m.or sobriquet :G. ¤ Bec,
Rawl. 159a14 .G. ¤ Luaithrindi, Lec. 57rb16 . InG. ¤ Leith-
derg O Concobair, RC xviii 276.25 . See alsoDubgilla,
Crōngilla,Gormgilla, ZCP xiii 1 - 2 .