bachall

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Forms: bachla(e), baichle

n ā, f. (Lat. baculum) g s. bachla(e), baichle. b.¤ f., IGT Decl. § 192.6 .

(a) staff, crozier, pastoral staff: bachal quasi bachul .i. a bacula, Corm. Y 112. clocc ┐ menstir ┐ b.¤ , Thes. ii 241.17 (Ardm.). sénais Brigit lia bachaill, 341.4 (Hy. v). taibrith mo bachail immon fot so, Vita Br. 17. co tarát bachaill nÍsu dó (name of Patrick's crozier), Trip.² 282. ermted na bachlai, 2297 (see airmtiud). in tImblech/ro sáer Ailbe dia bachail (: Cathail), Ann. Inisf. A.D. 742 . comadh eadh ba meirge dhóibh . . . b.¤ Cholaim Cille, TFrag. 230.5 . cor'benadh an Bernan Ciaraín fair co lois na Bachla Issa (a sign of excommunication), RC xvii 383.12 (Tig.). ro ghellsat a eascaine . . . ┐ a cluic ┐ a mbachla do bein fair, MR 38.14 . Cf. AFM iii 268.4 . iar tabairt mind Muman ┐ clocc ┐ b.¤ da cheli doib after swearing by . . . a crozier, Ann. Conn. 1277.2 . damna trostáin ┐ damna bhaichle, SG 38.12 . clérech a bhachla the clerk who carried his staff, Lism. L. 3131.

? g p. na daoine luigheas lámha nó uailse (= uaisle) . . . riogh nó tighearna atáid ag denamh bhachlagh mbrégach dibh (= are making them a false support), Carswell 219.20 . ? In npr.: a Mail Bachal `thou servant of the rods', Thes. ii 290.14 (Sg. Poems iii). `croziers (?)´ CSANA 3-4 iii-iv 287 .

In phr. (gaibid) bachail(l) takes holy orders; goes on a pilgrimage: D. do bachaill D. is taking orders, Trip.² 2227 (glossed: .i. do berrad, ACL iii 26 § 67 ). b.¤ Beicce B. assumed the pilgrim's staff, AU i 154.z (A.D. 707) = Becc . . . do gabháil bachlae, AFM i 306.10 . b.¤ A. . . . peregrinatio eius , AU i 256.1 (A.D. 782). rind reimiteit b.¤ (i.e. a king precedes a cleric), Laws v 12.y Comm. i corraib b.¤ .i. i n-aes graid, RC xxvi 40 § 216 ( LL 24785 ). dia rogba(i) ind ḟlaith bachaill, Críth G. 574. imbad cách dia eclais dúthaig do gabáil bachla ba nabad i n-oenchathair `whether each should go to his local church to take the staff or … in one place´ Celtica xviii 40 § 1 . bedg a n-ailithre, . . . gabail bachla, Laws v 296.17 . tarrngaire bachla a promise to go on a pilgrimage, O'Curry 2597 ( Eg. 88, 50b ). Cf. .xxuii. ríg rofollnaisetar fo bachaill hi Caisiul co ré Cinn Gécán (i.e. were both kings and clerics), Trip.² 2308.

(b) hurley-stick: cet mac . . . oc ain liathroidi. . . . Geibid . . . Moronoc a mbachla, Ériu v 28.8 .

(c) In later lang. curl or tress of hair: Muire . . . na mb.¤ bhfionn, DDána 31.28 . a ghéag óg na mb.¤ mbán, Hard. i 16.4 . So in compds. an barr bachalldacht `thick-clustering', Ir. Review 1912, 471 § 1 . folt . . . bachaillfhiar, DDána 66.13 . a chúl bachullag, Aithd. D. 41.25 .