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Ní Dhonnchadha (Máirín): Spailpín 'spalpeen’ and other words beginning in sp-.
In Celtica 27 (2013), pp. 154–157.
Argues that three different words [(i) speilp, spailp ‘covering; bout, spell’ (> spailpín); (ii) speilp ‘wealth’; (iii) spalp ‘burst forth’] have been conflated in modern Irish dictionaries under the lemmata speilp and spailp.

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