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On Mon, 12 Jan 1998, Rod McDonald wrote:

>      docelat e/itchi = (which) hide ugliness
>                        docelat = they conceal, from "do-ceil"
>                        e/(i)tchi = acc. sing. of "e/tche"
>
> Can docelat have the sense of remove or negate?

The DIL translates the verb "do-ceil" as "conceals" in most
instances, but also gives "denies, refuses" as a less common
meaning.  Modern Irish "ceil" continues to embody both these
senses.

Dennis King