IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
maol1, m. (gs. & npl. -oil, gpl. ~). 1. Bare, bald, object. 2. (a)Lit: Devotee. (b) Servant. 3. Blunt object. 4. Dense, obtuse, person. 5. Mus: Flat. 6. Ent:~ fuar, webworm. 7. f. (gs. maoile).Hornless cow.
maol2, a1. 1. (a) Bare, bald. An fear ~, the bald man. Paiste ~, bald patch. Cruithneacht mhaol, beardless wheat. Chomh ~ le tuairgnín, le croí mo dhearnan, as bald as a coot. (b) Bare, unprotected. Aon ~, bare ace. Prov:Is ~ gualainn gan bhráthair, it is not good to stand alone. S.a. logall 2, mola1. 2. (a) Hornless. Bó, eilit, mhaol, hornless cow, doe. S.a. aithne11. (b) Cropped. Madra ~, crop-eared dog. Láir mhaol, bobtailed mare. Imill mhaola, cropped edges. 3. Roofless, dismantled. Teach ~, roofless house. Muileann ~, derelict mill. S.a. long11. 4. Edgeless, blunt. Scian mhaol, blunt knife. S.a. pionsa 2. 5. (a) Flattened. Cuar ~, flat curve. Áirse mhaol, depressed arch. (b)Geom: Obtuse. 6. (Of tone) Flat. Dath ~, flat colour. Torann ~, low sound. Mus:B ~, B flat. 7. Dense, obtuse. Nach ~ atá do cheann ort? What a dunce you are? Ná bí ~ ina bhun, keep your wits about you while you are doing it. 8. Late in day. Agus an lá ~, agus é ~ sa lá, when it was late in the day. 9. (Intensifying) Bhí sé ~ marbh, he was stone dead; he was in a dead faint. Tá sé ~ tarnocht, he is stark naked. Shéid an stoirm ~ gléigeal, the storm raged furiously.
maol3, f = maoil1.
maol4 = maolaigh.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Chuir siad ~ na mbó maol ar a chéile, they quarrelled on first acquaintance.
Breith maol, san fhoghail, ar dhuine, to catch s.o. red-handed.
Ar mhaoil a bhlagaide, on top of his bald head.
Tá an pota ag cur thairis, thar maoil, the pot is spilling over.
~ thar maoil, overflow(ing).
~ maoile, rope tied over top of load.
Beidh ~ i mbliana ar Ghráinne Mhaol, Granuaile’s descendants will rise up this year.
~ curaigh Maoile Dúin, Maeldun’s currach voyage.
~ mhaol, (i) sheerhulk, (ii)
Bheith i do mhaoil, to be bareheaded; to have one’s bald head exposed.
Thit sé ar mhaoil a chinn, he fell on the top of his head.
~ a chur ar chiseán le prátaí, to heap a basket with potatoes.
Plátaí faoi mhaoil le bia, plates heaped with food.
Fómhar faoi mhaoil, bountiful harvest.
Chuir sé ~ is cruach air, he piled it up high.
Dul ó mhaoil go mullach, to pile things higher, to go from bad to worse.
Más olc ~ is measa mullóg, the alternative is even worse.
Ag cur thar ~ le rud, brimming over, full to overflowing, with sth.
Tá an corcán ag cur thar ~, the pot is overflowing.
Bhí an tír ag cur thar ~ le cruithneacht, there was an overabundance of wheat in the country.
As ~, ó mhaoil, do ghualainne, straight from the shoulder, with all one’s might.
As ~ do chonláin; de mhaoil do mhainge; de mhaoil an bhaige, on the spur of the moment; on an impulse, for no apparent reason.
~ gan mhaoil, stricken measure.
~ mhaoile, strickle (for levelling).
~ na mbó maol, harmless fight.