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1 oíbell n o,m. aoibheall(an eallaigh) m., IGT Dec. § 11.18 .
Heat,high temperature , esp. of cattle or animals in the breed-
ing-season.airlim n-aibil (.i. in tan bis aibell orra re teas
ngréine), Laws iv 92 y , 94.4 (of cattle).erlim ria toraind no
75aibeall`leaping on account of thunder or sultriness', 104.8
Comm. gelistar .i. ainm d'áth uisce a mbít cethra for oíbell,
Corm. p. 22 =for uíbhel, Corm. Y 674. amal elta bo ar aibell,
Cog. 192.2 .cobair mbech ┐ bu i n-oibiull(tasks permitted on
Sunday), LB 204b48 ,cf. dol a ndiaid . . . bóu a n-aibiull,
80 Anecd. iii 22.9 (aoibeall v.l.).erball bo aibhill, Tromd. Guaire
745 .cuaine na ccon . . . ag dol fa aoibheall, IGT Dec. ex. 459.
Cf.mod. phrase:i mí aoibhill(folld. by gen.) `in the month of
heat' = in the heyday,flush: [i] mí áoibhill a ḟeirge, IGT Dec.
ex. 489 .i mí a. a ratha saoghalta, TSh. 542. i mí a. na n-
85ainmhian, 8671 . The mod. adj.aoibhealloraoibhill` bright,
merry ' (of fine weather,etc.) is prob. orig. gen. of this word.
Cf. 2 óibellwith which this word may have orig. been
identical.

2 oíbell n f.alsoaíbell,oebell,aebel(l).aíbheal aíbheall(na
teineadh), IGT Dec. § 54.12 (f. g s. aíbhli). Mod.aoibheal m.
5 Asparkorflameoffire :n s. indaipel , Laws iii 66.17 Comm.
in ibell, gl.flammula, RC ix 241. indar lat ba oebell tened boi
for cach oenḟinda, TBC2 393 (=hoíbell, LU 4880 ).na haible
tened, 1950 .aíble tened(=scintillas), Lat. Lives 84.12 ,cf.
45.15 .aeibli lasamhna, Arch. iii 245 y .di aibill tic breo,
10 Trip. 186.14 =is do aíbill ḟásas breo, 468.6 ( LB 28a19 ).na
riglasra lassait amal oín-aíbill, LL 116a39 .do dheachaidh
aoibhel teinedh isin bpúdar, FM vi 2012.6 .aoibhle teneadh,
iv 904.6 .Anember,smouldering coal: co ndeilbh nduine
ndubh . . . amhail aibheal arna bhathadh, BNnÉ 91 § 196. co
15nár fáccbhadh . . . acht . . . aoibhle i n-ionadh a háitighte(of
a ravaged territory), FM vi 2148.5 .
Transf. and fig.:aoible fola gouts of blood, ZCP x 289.23 .
oible oitedh sparks of youth, Anecd. i 51 § 7. teora haible
sercci . . . for a inchaib`dimples' (?), Aisl. MC 97.7 .fo aíblib
20imais, Corm. p. 32 s.v. nimb.
Freq. of persons:a Phátric . . . a áebel óir ordnide, Met.
Dinds. iii 378.16 .Aimirgen . . . ar n-ór, ar n-án, ar n-óebel,
Ériu iv 136.18 .ba oíbel āga, TFerbe 310 .an breo ┐ an aibill
teora ┐ achtail(of St. Gregory), ZCP xii 368.2 .fear imtha ac
25aíbill tSoláin`the spark of S.' (of a chief), Ériu iv 220.10 .
cúirt fhairsing aíbhle Cualann, v 60.130 .Cf. Aibelán ┐
Solusbreathach(names of St. Patrick's guardian angels),
Acall. 294 ,and Aíbell(name of the fairy ofCliú Maíl, see O'Gr.
Cat. 496 n. 1 and TD 21.23 fg. ).
30In the follg. exx. there is an allusion to the `seed of fire' or
embers preserved from a turf fire overnight to rekindle the
morning's fire:aoín-aoibhel beo na freimhe fíor-dúthchasa
`the only living heir of the direct stock', FM vi 2264.4 .aoibheal
beo a chineadh, v 1628.14 .ní fríoth leó a ngrís na nGáoideal |
35áoibheal beó arís achd ríoghan, IGT Dec. ex. 1401. ni bia ind
aoibhell sin uait-siu accainne immedhon, BNnÉ 306.9 (a
refusal, on the expulsion of St. Mochuda from Raithen, to
allow one of his monks to remain behind).

oíbelteóir n f.prob. orig. two distinct words,oíbell teóir(cf. oís
40teoáir, Wb. 12a24 )or o. ¤ teóra(cf. ZCP xii 368.2 cited under
2 oíbell) `a spark (flame) of the theoric life', henceacontempla-
tive,recluse :anmcarat .i. in aibellteoir no in deoraid De
`hermit', Laws iii 14.27 .fer co rath De .i. aibillteoir no
deoradh De, v 408.14 .aiblecteoir, i 56.26 Comm. g s. mile
45ceimenn maigin naím no espuic no aibillteora no deorai[d]
De, iv 228.6 (text).a laim aibillteoir no deoraid De, v 126.4
Comm. in t-apstal . . . in t-anmchara, in oeibelteoir [inoeibel
teoirMS.], Lism.L. 3942 , see note ib. p. 397 .aibellteoir .i.
intí istai[di] foirithin amail aibell a fertaib one who like a flame
50radiates
(?)help through miraculous graces(?), O'Dav. 86.

oíbelteóracht n ā,f. the practice ofreligious contemplation, the
vocationof arecluse :in t-espuc do dul i n-aibilteoiracht no i
ndeoruighecht Dé, Laws i 58 z Comm.

oibid xseeobid.

55 oibil xseeobel.

oíbind(oeb-) adj i. (<oíb, Ped. i 387 , ii 59 ) O.Ir.aímin; occas.
spelt with m in Mid.Ir. Texts.aimeann no aoimeann .i.
áoibhinne, O'Cl.
Pleasant,agreeable,delightful (to the senses), usually of
60things and places.ecosc n-aímin . . . tegdassa, Thes. ii 292.22
( Ml. Poems ii ).ba caín ┐ ba haíbind . . . a rréim ronucset
Ulaid, FB 42. cno mora aibinde, Laws v 408.13 .is aíbind in
carn út, TBC 1204. oebind, 1205 .a n-inad n-oíbind, PH
1297 .aibne na hard-aenaigh, ZCP viii 202.9 .fér na tulach
65n-aibind, Laws iii 296.12 .go hinis aoibhinn Ealga, Keat.
Poems 10. an talamh áoibhinn, Psa. cvi 24.
Of persons, chiefly of appearance or social qualities:loech
caem . . . ard oemind, TBC2 3145. banntrac[h]t oimbinn, IT i
145.2 .clann aibind, PH 7383. secht coicait n-epscop n-uag
70n-oebin gracious(?), Arch. iii 303 § 7. ecca Taidcc urdeirc,
aimhind, | an righ aibhind Desgabhair, FM ii 606.19 .
Compar. gid ébind [= oebind] bith sund . . . aebni in maith
iar cind, LU 9889 = PRIA iii 534 § 15. aibhne in treabh is
lugha ar nim | ina in treab is mo ar talmain, Ir. Texts i 24 § 17.
75 ní chluin céol . . . óenrí dianat aíbinniu any king that has fairer
possessions
, Met. Dinds. iii 312.116 .oibniti in tech far tichtain
the house is the pleasanter for your arrival, ZCP viii 270 z .ro
ḟás and ócdruth amra . . . is aíbinniti fo deich | Druim caín . . .
Crieich, Met. Dinds. iv 56.203 .in tan robo haibneom a flait-
80heamnass at the height of felicity, YBL 137a16 .is o. ¤ domm I am
pleased,happy,well content: is oemen dún indiu isin clusail,
MacCarthy 15.4 ,cf. 16.1 (obenn).is oíbne duinn inas duit-siu,
LB 139a56 ( Todd Lect. vi 72.12 ).is eagal liom . . . nach fada
is aoibhinn do Mhac Cúmhaill, Oss. iv 96.4 .
85Compd.muighe minsgot[hacha] aimin-ālli, IT ii2127.143
(<álaind).