1 elta

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 elta or dil.ie/19995

 

Forms: ealta, elta, ealta, ealtai, helta, eltain, ealta, eltain, healta, heltan, elta, ealtad, eltain, eltae, -ai, elt, eltadaib, eltan, elta

n f. n s. ind ealta , TBC-LL¹ p. 259 n. 1 (St). an elta IGT, Decl. § 7 , § 8 . an ealta , Dán Dé vi 19 . ealtai, Aen. 2981 . LL 394.35 . a s. (f)ri helta , LL 110a7 . eltain, LB 227b 48 . d s. ealta, TD 15.27 . eltain, IGT, Decl. § 8 . YBL 85 a 28 . TD 4.43 . g s. na healta , 15.21 . na heltan , IGT, Decl. § 8 . TD 40.7 . n p. elta, LL 265 a12 . ealtad, Marco P. 186 (see IGT, Decl. § 7 ). eltain, IGT, Decl. § 8. ex. 303 . a p. eltae [leg. -ai ?] LU 114 a18 = elt, Anecd. iii 53.5 . d p. eltadaib YBL 85 a27 . CCath. 5000 . g p. eltan, IGT, Decl. § 8 . TD 13.5 . elta, O'Gr. Cat. 487.18 . Marco P. 91 . a flock , esp.

(a) a bird-flock: elta do gésib, TBC-LL¹ 1329.1327 . ealta do gédaib, MR 16.13 . ealta én, TBC-LL¹ p. 237 n. 8 . p. 259 n. 1 St (= iall én LL). elta ḟiach (tradna, druiti, chadan, giugrand), LL 265ax = MU 24.14 . ealta mór cadhan, TSh. 3084 . beridh elta dia gribhuibh lais carries a flight of his gerfalcons Marco P. 91 . risna heltadaib do duibenoip, CCath. 5000 . co ndeiligid ana tri n-eltadaib, YBL 85 a27 = fosndailet na teora enlaithi, Ériu ii 128 § 93 . sgéala gach eóin don ealta (of three birds) TD 15.27 . As a generic term for birds: no lesaigheadh na cærcha; no shāsadh na helta, Lism. L. 1232 . san Éirne dá n-éir ealta from which birds soar GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 4 . Dán Dé vi 19 . an ealta dan hainm turtoir, KMMisc. 244.10 .

(b) a flock or multitude of any kind of animal: co fagbaind-se a n-eltae beó-marbae isnaib slébib, LU 114 a18 = Anecd. iii 53.5 . saighet tenedh...ro marb mile chet do doenibh ┐ altaibh AU 960 . elta bō, Cog. 192.2 . do-ní casaoid ar éag na healtan soin (of Mo-Chua's pet cock, mouse, and fly), Keat. iii 1132 .

Fig. of bands of soldiery , etc.: cruad a ngniomh aobda an ealtain, LL 394.35 . garbh-ṡluaigh...d'ealtain...chloidheamhghlais, TD 4.43 . ro lasat ealtadha día n-amhsaibh ettroma ...allamuigh dia marcachaibh bodies of their light soldiers Hugh Roe 166.15 (f. 44b) . ealta uasal dá ainglibh, Dán Dé xvii 18 . iar n-éc a sluaig...'na n-eltaib in multitudes LL 6 a7 .