gablach

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(gabul)

adj I o,ā branching, forked, pronged: hi crund gablaigh (leg. gablach) Anecd. i 66 § 135 . tír na cliath ṅg.¤ LL 136b13 . dá ech gablaich sinuous (?): LU 8593 ( FB 45 ). 10200 (TEm.). bruid ... gablacha peaked (?) cloaks, RC xxi 152 § 8 . ín gae sin gabhlach, forked (?), IT iii 97 § 156 . Of hair. ód chéibh ghéagánaigh gabhlaigh `waving, parted locks,' TD 14.21 . Fig. Críth Gabhlach (name of a law treatise): cid ara neiperr C. G. ? ... ar a lin do gablaibh i fodlait(h)er grá[d] túathe, Críth Gabl. 1 . glan gablach | aue Luircc rich in descendants was the grandson of L., Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 23 . ? long lúaichet fer ng.¤ fíangalach, LU 6791 (= BDD² 305 ). Mor ua Dubthaig drongo[blaig] (i. ... dronchoibnes[saig nó dron-]diglaig), ZCP iii 224.1 ( LB 241a53 ).

See also dé-gablach, fo-gablach.

II n ā,f. a forked branch; a javelin; the forked shaft of a sling (?) (see SCano 29 and Anecd. below): ber lat in gablaig-se, Anecd. i 8.18 . sian ... na foghaid ┐ na ngabluch, RC xii 98.20 . gae ocus gablach, g.¤ ocus gai, IT iii 97 § 156 . ? gabul fuarcne .g. .i. lum gablach fuargni .i. crechtach, O'Dav. 842. Cf. `gabhla, spear, lance ,' O'R. Fig. Gablach gliad `a contentious pair,' Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 30 § 36.