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On 7/4/05 15:34, "Neil McLeod" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Is the 'anorexic comatose guy' called Giolla do you think? Or is Giolla
> here just 'loyal adherent'?
> 
> 12. 
> (a) Giolla as groide gart
> (b) giolla as garsa lth
> (c) d fhuil Nill na Naoi nGiall
> (d) nar laoi cim ar ccl
> 
> Giolla whose generosity is promptest,
> Giolla whose vigour is swift.
> If Niall of the Nine Hostages was at hand
> he would not take a backwards step.
> 
> Neil
> 
How about reading the third line as "of the blood of" - descendent of,  one
of the UNill.  With Colm Cille on the sidelines...



Michel