áillecán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áillecán or dil.ie/1046

n o, m. (áille) toy, plaything: mar aliogán iongantach like a new toy, RC xxiii 18.14 . na áilleagán ochta fear, Arch. Hib. i 89 § ii . a áilleagán na n-airdríogh `thou darling of high-kings' (of a weapon), TD 33.4 . meas an áilleagáin fhallso (of a castle), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 184.122 . In prov. phrase: nach ba h-āillecán a láim leinib . . . Éire a n-urlāimh E. E's hold on Ireland will not be like that of a child on its toy, ML² 1327 . is ailleacán a láimh leinbh sin (in a list of unsat- isfactory undertakings), CRR 92.1 .