astal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. astal or dil.ie/4522

n (Lat. astula, Vendr. Lex.; astella, Ped. i 199 ). Presum- ably chip, splinter, sliver. Taken as meaning book-mark (Vendr. Lex. and Meyer Contribb. compare AS ǽstel in this meaning, but cf. 1 lebar) in the exx. in the glossaries, but plectrum; pointer, baton (?) according to Brown, CMCS xxiv 85-86, 76 : astul .i. ab astilia .i. slisen nō gāe libuir, nō assude a dul, Corm. Y 19 = asdol ab asdula . . ., Thr. Ir. Gl. 1 . astol .i. sliseg, ut est gadais .b. an astol. astol ab asdola .i. slisen, O'Dav. 177 . a.¤ ab astilia .i. slisen, O'Mulc. 63 . a.¤ .i. gai libuir .i. assaite a dul, ut dicitur: a.¤ amra ūas duillind .i. slissiu amra, 96 . a.¤ .i. slis no ga leabhair, O'Cl. dobheir . . . in astail (inda stoil v.l.) darsan mbraghait . . . nach binniu lemsa ceol . . . inas in astoil si, BNnÉ 93 § 204 .

Cf. aistell.