From Old Irish báegul (“unguarded condition, danger, hazard, vulnerability; chance, opportunity (of taking by surprise, inflicting an injury); making a mistake in judgement, etc., liability arising from error (or negligence ?)”) (compare Scottish Gaelic baoghal (“weirdo; fool, idiot; harm, peril, crisis”)).
baol m (genitive singular baoil)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "baol" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- “báegul” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
baol (plural baols)