obel, obil

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n (Lat. obelus) an obelus, a sign shaped like a dagger or spit, used to indicate spurious readings in MSS. Orig. masc.: in tan foruirim obell ┐ astric foir when he put obelus and asterisk upon it, Ml. 2a6 (of the LXX version of the Psalms). Later treated as fem. -st.: nach ní dorormacht Septin . . . dorat Cirine obail fair. Obail didiu .i. uirga iugalans .i. flesc gonus, Hib. Min. 10.339 (= obil, Harl.). fo obail ┐ aistreisc, ib. 336 . ro glinnig na salmu fo obil ┐ astrisc, LU 799 ( ACC § 54 Comm. ). tintud Septin . . . rocertaig Duid . . . fo obil is fo aistreisc, ZCP iii 22.15 , Éigse iii 223 . oibil id est uirgo iualans (leg. virga iugulans) H 3.18 p. 562 ( O'Curry 1469 ).