1 fúal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fúal or dil.ie/24640

Forms: fúaltech, fualtige

n o,m. on etymology see Loth, RC xlv 190 .

(a) urine: gl. urina Ir. Gl. 222 . fual quasi fuil ar a dath, Corm. Y 643 . galar fúail, Thes. ii 248.11 . galar fuel 250.13 . maigin hi tabair th'úal 248.13 taber do fual, 250.16 . tuc in t-ech a fual, Dinds. 79 . Met. Dinds. iii 456 . siblaís a fual cor bo thipra LU 2940 . ni laimethar ... tabairt a fúail i n-imech- tur in dúnaid 5535 . gabail ara f.¤ `retention of urine' Mon. Tall. § 53 . In wider sense : is and drecgais (tainic v.l.) a f.¤ fola for Meidb TBC 6077 . Used as fertilizer : a dualgus ḟuail no thuair, Laws iii 48.26 Comm. (perhaps = excrements ). (Fig.) f.¤ .i. salchur, ut est ar us and teid fual fo trebaire in tan don athmongar cuir tar einaige (i.e. it is then a surety is disgraced), Laws v 506.12 (= f.¤ for t. ZCP iv 228 . O'Dav. 980 ). Cf. the expression : cacc for enech s.v. enech. M. A. O'Brien's criticism ( Ériu xi 156 ) of Thurneysen's rendering in Bürgsch. 84 is unconvincing.

(b) water (foul water, a puddle ?) : f.¤ gach uisci edomain, Met. Gl. Eg. 14 . f.¤ .i. usce domain, Lec. Gl. 528 (leg. édomain ?). f.¤ quasi bual .i. uisce ..., dochuadar ar n-asa i f.¤ .i. a mbual, Corm. Y 596 (see búal). Hence, prob. f.¤ .i. uisce, Stowe Gl. 380 . O'Cl. This definition is not supported by literature (with the very doubtful exception of the citation in Corm. Y 596 ) and is probably due to confusion with búal; but fúal may have originally had the wider sense, cf. fúalrad.

Compds. fualgalar urinary disease 23 K 42, 336.16 . fual- shoitheach a chamber-pot TSh. 891 . fúaltech a urinal: n p. fialtige ... ┐ fualtige LB 11a8 ( Rule of Céli Dé 42 ).