englas, anglas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. englas, anglas or dil.ie/20092

Forms: anghlas, eanghlas, anghlais

n f. anghlas, eanghlas IGT, Decl. § 12 . a weak, mixed beverage, milk diluted with water; whey: englas .i. usce glas, Corm. Y 524 (cf. en). eanglais `milk and water mixed' P. O'C. eanghlais `poor, small, weak, raw drink, better anghlais', ib. dorigne céo lomma do englais midg made cream out of whey-water BColm. 104.1 . tuc drolmaig n-englaisi dhó, Lism. L. 2701 . robennach F. an englais cur rasoudh a mblas fina, ib. ibid englas doníther do bainne ┐ d'uiscci, Maund. 218 . n p. englasa inar lilachaib, Hib. Min. 66.14 . Cf. ena...ruiced for cech lestra...unde enag...┐ englass, O'Mulc. 402 .

Metaph. a mixture of kindreds, metals, etc.: cinel Conaill... | uaisle Connacht... | ...englas as lór saoire sin | ...as englas mhedha imeasg fíona | englas Connacht tre chrích Néill, B iv 2, 92b . na Goill ó Lunduin a le | ... tagaid 'na mbróin ghealghlais ghuirm | 'na n-eanglais óir is iaruinn, G.B. Mac Con Midhe, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 152.12 . (hence, perhaps eanglais as by-form of engrais, q.v. P. O'C. ).