esclae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. esclae or dil.ie/20455
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n (? ess + 1 clú) expedition ; favourable auspice (?) (see K. Meyer, Wortk. 46 , and RC xxxvi 367 ; ZCP x 200 , xx 485 ): esclae .i. laa n-escomlaithe .i. la suabais do imtecht a day favourable for setting out O'Mulc. 445 . macc bec dochoid indiu ar esclu hi carpat (of Cu Chulainn's first chariot-expedition, début), TBC-I¹ 640 LU = ar oesclu YBL. ar escla Eg. ( ZCP ix 137 ). mac bec docoidh for escla .i. for sēn uaire, O'Curry 583 < H 3.18, 289 . Cf. gebut-sa ma psalmu aniu | i n-uaim cloch[da], nar esclu (: desctdu, v.l. descæ) may it not be a good auspice (?) [for his enemies] Cáin Ad. 18 .