IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
caol1, m. (gs. -oil, pl. ~ta).1. (a)(Of body, limb) Slender part. ~ an droma, small of the back. ~ na láimhe, small of the hand, wrist. ~ na coise, small of the foot, ankle. ~ na sróine, bridge of the nose. Ceangal na gcúig g~ a chur ar dhuine, to bind s.o. hand and foot. (b)~imleacáin, navel-string. 2. Narrow water. 3. Basketry: Osier, twig. 4. ~ le ~ agus leathan le leathan, (rule in Irish spelling) slender (consonant) goes with slender (vowel) and broad (consonant) with broad (vowel). 5. (In phrase) Cuir ~ ort féin, (i) sharpen yourself, (ii) make yourself scarce.
caol2, a1. 1. Thin, slender. Aghaidh, cos, chaol, thin face, leg. Snáithe, sreangán, ~, thin thread, string. Slat chaol, thin rod. Coim chaol, slender waist. Barr ~, thin top, point. ~ crua, thin and hardy. Chomh ~ le cú, as slender as a greyhound. Ag éirí ~, getting thin. 2. Fine. Léine chaol, fine shirt. Gréasán ~, web of fine cloth. 3. Narrow. Uisce ~, narrow water. Cosán ~, narrow path. Bhí mé i mbearna ba chaoile ná sin, I was in worse straits than that. 4. (Of sound) Thin, shrill. Guth ~, thin voice, Fead chaol, shrill whistle. 5. Ling: Slender, palatalized. Guta, consan, ~, slender vowel, consonant. 6. Weak, dilute. Anraith ~, thin soup. Aigéad ~, dilute acid. 7. Slight. Béile ~, meagre repast. Tarraingt (go) ~ ar rud, to use something sparingly. 8. Subtle. Tuiscint, eagna, chaol, subtle perception, insight. 9. (In phrases) An ceann ~ den obair, the least, easiest, part of the work. Ar an gceann ~ de, at the very least. Bíonn ceann ~ ar an óige, you cannot put an old head on young shoulders. S.a. ceann12(a).Is ~ a thagann an duine, a human being survives many vicissitudes. ~ díreach, (of motion, direction) straight, direct; immediate. Chuaigh mé ~ díreach chuige, I went straight to him. Tharraing sé ~ díreach ar an teach, he made a beeline for the house. Tar ~ díreach abhaile, come straight home. Ag imeacht ~ díreach roimh an ngaoth, sailing straight before the wind, running free.
caol3 = caolaigh1.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Tá sé chomh caol le cú, he is as slender as a greyhound.
An ~ ramhar, caol, the thick, thin, end.
Ar an g~ caol, is lú de, at the minimum, the very least.
Is caol an cheannchosach atá air, he is slender about the ankles.
~ caol, leathan, fine, coarse, twill.
Gasúr caol ~, thin hardy boy.
~ caol) D’áitigh sé ~ caol orm (go), he used the most subtle arguments to persuade me (that).
Déanfaidh sé ~ caol é, he will use any means to do it.
Chomh caol, díreach, le ~, as slender, straight, as a rush.
~ chaol, fine linen shirt.
~ fuar, gránna, fada, caol, extremely cold, ugly, long, thin.
Rinneadh ~ air i gcaol na láimhe, an incision was made in his wrist to bleed him.
Cuir an ceann caol de ~e, put the thin end of it foremost.
Téigh caol díreach romhat, go straight ahead.
~ bheag, ~ chaol, fine needle.
Ag ~t caol díreach orainn, heading straight for us.
Chomh caol le ~, as thin as a blade of grass.