éislinn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. éislinn or dil.ie/19882
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adj i unsafe, insecure ; as subst. insecurity, danger; an insecure, unguarded place: eslind .i. esinnill,...inill i medon, eslind .i. extra , O'Mulc. 439 . eislinn .i. esinnill no edaingean, O'Cl. Thes. ii 352.5 - 42 . nau tholl diant eslinn guas, 294.27 . cé ní eslind libsi | ar gnúis ind ríg `though you have no danger' Fél., Epil. 397 . nobítís cauraid...ara bélaib hi cathaib ar na bad eslind dó that he might not be exposed to danger Ériu iv 24.28 . conuir bud eislinn do unsafe for him Laws iii 58.29 Comm. imthéit i n-ág i n-eslind, IT i 221.17 . na haithne aithniter don duine i n-eislind o do ria leis co inill ata trian do ar a comet, Laws iii 220.11 Comm. an tan no théged i cathugud no íadaitís...láma fair ná díchsed i n-eslind TTr.² 1676 . ni reilced...i n-eislind, Ériu iv 24.26 . cona bai ní badh eislinn doib acht a n-airm fen dia crechtnugad, CCath. 5690 . tucsat glūn re gliaid ┐ aighed re heislind do Goll cona muintir, Acall. 2828 . doriacht aenben... | is do ḟuacair ar Ḟein Ḟind | comling aenḟir gerb eislind, 5651 . doriachtsam as gach eslind, Aen. 619 . A vulnerable part of the body, flank (?): dolleici...uad indara sleig...conostarla tria eslind a chuirp corbo chross tall tarsna triana chlíab iar tregdad a chride, TFerbe 242 . dorat Achil furmiud fair don lágin...co lluid...tri eslind a chléib ┐ tri chomthrom a chride co ro briss a druimm dar dó `through the flank of his chest' TTr. 2047 = LL 244a41 . Cf. gor ab iad eislinni, inni ┐ inathair C. arna criathrad ┐ arna comthollad do cēdurchor Cellaig, MR 270.8 . Of worry, insecurity, mental affliction (?): agá rád riu gan dogra do dénam ┐ cen eslinn ┐ gan imshním do beith ortho 'telling them not to despair and not to feel sorrowful nor insecure', Stair Nic. 24.447 . Cf. éislinn 'a weak spot; a flaw, a defect; a failing in health'​​, Dinneen . As attrib.: ind áth eislind ind-agaid for namhot, Ériu viii 172.12 . gur crechtnaigit na cuirp ina n-inadhaib eslinne, 46.33 . Cf. imfaebair cach giallnai eislinniu `the punishment of every imperfect service' Laws iv 320.17 (`of every defective vassalage' PRIA xxxvi C 16, 296 ). Obscure exx. are: gáeth úar tar fáebru eslind, BDD 101a = LU 91a42 . fer ar-feid solaig fri aiss esslind..., LU 132a13 .