Cite this: eDIL s.v. élaid or dil.ie/19922

v (from prototonic stem of as-luí) also with st. élá(i)d-, etc., cf. élúdach. When marks of length are absent (a) élaid and (b) éláid, etc. are sometimes indistinguishable. For -ēlai, etc. in Laws Text and elsewhere, see as-luí. In commentary to Laws absconds, evades; makes off, escapes; in general usage also departs, goes away; elopes: abs. (a) mad in fer acarthar ann elas, Laws i 94.25 . mad ro elosdarsumh...┐ ro icsat in fine a cuit tar [a] éisi, iv 256.13 . cuirid bar libra i n-usce ┐ cibe uaib is a libair élait dogenum-ne adrad dó = cuius libri illæsi evaserint Todd Lect. v 10.11 ; 83.9 . go n-élait that they escape (of hostages) BNnÉ 191.10 . subj. as imp.: éla fort láim ndeiss = declina ab eis in dexteram partem Todd Lect. v 80.15 . fut. ind elife (éláfa, elasu v.l.) lim-so? Ni elub em, ol si, ZCP iv 38.10 . (b) cé eloid cin co heloidh whether he evade or not Laws ii 98.20 . ba huathad ro ela dib escaped PH 6326 . an troigh...do loigh i n-uaigh is do éaló, Dán Dé v 43 . (c) nīr elaid in feichem, Laws v 182.19 . ro eluidsiut ar oman na n-airde gin techt isin sluaighed la F., i 20.25 . ro eloidhetar...tar muir Torrian, ZCP iv 240.17 .

With imm of that about which the absconding or evasion takes place: (a) flaith...na tabair seoit...┐ elaid ime evades in the matter v 358.15 . (b) ni elann uime, 502.9 . (c) ni ro eloidh im druim fri lias did not evade respecting the cowshed i 220.9 . Cf. docoislet .i. do elodhsi, O'Dav. 713 .

With ó or a(s) of person or place absconded from or departed from: (a) dona leastraib o n-elan siad (of bees), Laws iv 190.25 Comm. is e treidi elas uadaib...a ndaine ┐ a n-indile ┐ a n-indrucus, i 50.15 Comm. ro elasatar uaithib (gl. asluiset huadaib) 66.2 . ro gab...tri bu i n-athgabhail, ┐ ro elaisit uaid `escaped' 74.27 Comm. ar bithin nach helodis uatha, TTebe 3874 . (b) ni elo-somh o fine `does not abscond from the tribe' Laws v 502. 17 - 19 Comm. ro ela a llamaib a apstal...dochumm nime PH 3087 . a broinn talmhan...d'argain Ifirnn do éalá, Dán Dé xx 40 . robui 'ca fechud cein no cor elath [v.l. ela] uad in beccan bethad robui fa bruindib, TTebe 3241 .

Pass. with subj. of person in whose despite the absconding or evasion takes place: elodh elaither flaith im biadh a case in which a chief is evaded in respect of (supplying) food (an evasion whereby a chief, etc.) Laws ii 196.15 Comm. Cf. ce no elaidhtea im in set, 268.7 Comm. , which seems impers. vn. élúd (-ód, -ád), q.v.