esgal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. esgal or dil.ie/20506

n f. (a) noise, roar (of water); storm, commotion: escal .i. torann, Lec. Gl. 413 (easgal M 225 ). eascal .i. anfadh, O'Cl. P. O'C. eascal .i. fuaim; e.¤ .i. tonn, P. O'C. [a]estus .i. ind esgal (gl. metus) Ml 96b11 (cf. Sg 36b4 ). rocluinter a torandbrucht ┐ a breisimnech ┐ a esgal iter nellaib (of a whirlpool), Corm. Y 323 . co cluinter a escal amail thoraind do chéin (of same), Dinds. 145 . escal in mórmara oc a trentuargain do basaibh na ruadhrámha, CCath. 1934 . co closs...escal in occiain 4332 . atracht ascal (escal, esccal v.l.) mór ┐ fodhord isin muir 1427 . rocoisc eascal in átha TBC 3880 St (eargla, coigedal v.l.). trait torraid romra aird esgail, Ält. Ir. Dichtg. i 40 § 10 = Rawl. 115a39 . fo bruth na nesgal n-ān 76a50 .

(b) Fig. (mental) confusion (?) : essgal ┐ tessgal (of confusion and strife in a host) RC xiv 426.17 . rombáid fuil is tesbach tromm, | fuair esgal is anforlond, Met. Dinds. iii 128.18 . easgal oighreata nó gaoth ghoith-neimhneach na glóire díomhaoine the icy gale TSh. 10720 . cain tesband teim essgal .i. is taitnemach doesband dorchatu esgaile na daille form LB 241a41 = ZCP iii 224 § 13 ; 'well is confusing darkness absent' Sages, Saints and Storytellers 27 § 14 . on uithir, espa, aineim, adgaire, esgala CIH vi 2217.21 .