ísle

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ísle or dil.ie/29115

n , f. (ísel)

I

(a) Of places or objects, lowness: isind ísli gl. in illa terrae (diuexitate), Thes. ii 11.39 (Bcr.). in t-aeal ... cin ro airde gin ro ísli, O'C. 2269 (< Eg. 88, fo. 20a ). a fot, a lethet ... | eter i.¤ ocus ardde, SR 2460. ras-cuir imma sech i n-urairdi ┐ i n-ísli ` downwards ,' MU² 544. do íarr ar Día a cur a n-isli ┐ a delb do buain de `besought God to minish his stature,' BCC 362.12 .

(b) Of sounds, lowness: bo i ro airde ngotha no isli ngotha, O'C. 228 (< H 3. 18, p. 123 ).

II Metaph.

(a) lowliness, humility, meanness: bói sund dúib i nísli | bochtán frismbad dénti `here you would have in lowliness a poor wretch to whom it (i.e. charity) should be shown,' Fél. Ep. 391. i númla ┐ i ní.¤ fri Dia, LB 108a75 . is adhnair leisan ḟein isli h'inaid-si isin comlann sin, CF 638. nírb í.¤ dia roblaid `it was no lowering of her fame,' Met. Dinds. iii 300.48 . ó ghleó an trír-se ní thiocfa | beo acht le hi.¤ aigionta, DDána 5 § 3.

(b) depression, low spirits: sé i gcriaidh dom chur i n-í.¤ , 116 § 7.

(c) Of people, commoners: uaisle ┐ í.¤ na ríoghbhruighne sin, Maguires of F. § 27.