do-etlen

Cite this: eDIL s.v. do-etlen or dil.ie/17607

Forms: tetlaid, étlais, tetlo

v (* to-ess-tlen-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 649 ) Later as simple verb tetlaid (from vn.) IGT Verbs § 64 . takes away by stealth, steals: doretlasstar (dorétlaistir, LU) a claideb ar Fhergus, TBC-I¹ 1164 . tig Cuchulaind ┐ atraig ammach ┐ tetlaithir a chranda do his spears are smuggled out to him (?), IT ii1 177 ( YBL 115b35 ). With reflex. pron. (and subsequently as intrans. vb.) gets away secretly, escapes, flees: mus-tetlai uaidib co hErinn fled from them, RC xv 434 ( Dinds. 43 ). noco tetlai fiadh tar fraech, BB 370a6 = ní rontétlai fiad `no quarry escaped him' (or simply escaped, with pron. 3 s. reflex. ?), Metr. Dinds. iii 158 . rothelta (leg. rothetla) ara lamacan dia shaigid crept, Lec. 446a33 = róétla ara lamha[can] do ṡaighi na con, Cóir Anm. 71 . tetlais uaidib in fénnid, BB 373a48 = étlais, Metr. Dinds. iii 194 . roteichset riam ┐ dorétlaiset aire, Hugh Roe 134 . rotetlaidhsid (rotétlaiset, H) a ngabhra uile uaidhibh, TBC-LL¹ 5646 (St.). Cf. further BB 7b20 : coega macc og Adamh ān | cōica ingen ard imslan . . . | tren ratetla in bith buidhi | ra brechta tre bancuiri = trén ros étlá, LL 141b34 . rusetla, Lec. 74a30 . Vn. tetlo.