1 all

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 all or dil.ie/2909
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: a., a., a., aill, aill, haille, aill, halla

n Form and inflexion variable. Perh. orig. o or u, n. a.¤ nglaine, Fél. Jan. 6 . tri a.¤ , Triads 200 . a du. da na.¤ , Laws v 190.10 Comm. Later m. and f. a.¤ m. (g s. and n p. aill), IGT Decl. § 96 . A s f. n s. in aill , Laws i 188.34 Comm. (g s. na haille , a d s. aill, see infra) (Cf. 1 ail?). Note also g s. na halla , Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 25 , Ériu iv 100 § 38 v.l.

Cliff: alla ┐ dreiminda, Laws iii 500.24 Comm. im claide alla for rud, for umad, i 184.12 . dolotatar . . . for culaib ailli, TBC-I¹ 2737 . dar droibelaibh, dar allaibh ┐ dar ardaibh, TBC St. 4623 . is a.¤ do thimarcain cach anma phíantair (of hell), LU 2447 . a.¤ bruach-dhubh roi-ghéar riasgach (hell), Dán Dé xxv 21 = IGT Decl. ex. 933 . aill chlochi mór, LL 261b21 . isind a.¤ moro sea cliff, RC xi 452.2 (cf. alt in maro, LU 1725 ). atraacht a mmuir . . . co ndernai alle dímora impe (watery) cliffs (of a strange island), LU 1901 . sighi se[i]g di aild the swoop of a hawk from a cliff, RC xiii 222.3 . an seabhac uasal aille (: chugainne), PBocht 15.12 . ro lin mac-alla . . . allu ┐ inberai in tire, CCath. 5626 . da toighli iasg i n-allaib no a n-esaib among rocks(?), ZCP viii 550.19 . cách a huamhaibh's a hallaibh, DDána 29.16 . ata aill ard . . . a n-urtimcill ind alein, Stair Erc. 232 . a mbennaib sliab ┐ a n-ochtaibh ald. Marco P. 36 . feib tiastais ré haill (ri ha.¤, v.l.) as if they had fallen over a cliff (cf. mod. tuitim le h-aill), TTebe 4509 . ? Of a rocky surface: cach a.¤ ba amréid dó no fácbaitis a scaim . . . im ailib etc., TBC-LL¹ 1924 . ? is caill tón bo can buaraig / for aill srón cherr Mael Ruanaid, LL 5098 = Auraic. 5243 . In proverbial phrases: bu beim cind fur aill (of a hopeless endeavour), ZCP x 302.4 , RC xi 28.29 . fri hald, xii 96 § 127 . is essarcain cind fri hallib ám alt neich mar sain, CRR 42 . ar labhair Cormac Ó Cuinn / ní samhail d'orchar re haill i.e. it is not ineffectual, DDána 93.6 . nach budh urchar fá a.¤ , ML 98.11 . Cf. don aill, go dīan, tapuigh, do láthair, Eg. Gl. 26 .

Extended applications: sruth di aill, name of the third class of poet in sáer-bard group, IT iii 5.9 . Laws iv 356.11 , 354. 23 . macc alla see 1 mac. Fig. of persons: aue Muiredaich . . . a.¤ togu fri orddain úallann `descendant of M . . . . rock of choice for noble dignity', Thes. ii 295.10 . hūāe Énnai, ald fri ūath, Hail Brigit 22 . ba ha.¤ glaine I., Ält. Ir. Dicht. 42 § 45 . is ald ar nirt, TBC-LL¹ 5383 = is a.¤ ar mēt, is oll ar nert, TBC-I¹ 3281 . a.¤ Bodhba, TBC-LL¹ 5558 . Cearball . . . a.¤ nard nAlmhaine, AFM ii 572.12 .

Compds. ¤-brúach see separate article. ¤-chnoc rocky hill: in all-cnocoip . . . slebhi O., CCath. 5634 . ¤-phort rocky harbour: rolinsat . . . ar allbruichi ┐ allporta in tragha, CCath. 2671 .

(b) Perh. in sense (d) of 1 ail foundation, basis: tri a.¤ frisa timargar béscna .i. mainister, flaith, fine, Triads 200 . ? do a.¤ a naill from rock to rock (of certain privileged kinds of testimony), O'D. 1630 (H. 5. 15, 16b). Note also: aill .i. uasal, ut est aill for breth, breth for enech, O'Dav. 65 . aill .i. uasal, Lec. Gl. 35 , 202 .