airleng

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airleng or dil.ie/2202

n (cf. lingid) hurdle, barrier. In technical legal sense bar to an action at law, `a delict which first must be atoned for before one obtains justice', Hessen Lex. atáit secht nairlenga ar iadadh dlighidh la féine .i. atáit secht nuasal-linged ar bélaibh neich co na roich tobach ruc .i. ó rucadh atá éric a inndlighidh; no amhail firlinges a.¤ for cro na muice, uair a.¤ ainm do cleith craí na muice. Is amlaidh sin fírlinges in tinndligthech forin ae, forin caingin, O'D. 1701 (H. 2.12, no. 8 p. 2) = atait secht n-airlenga ariadhat dlighedh etc., 685 ( H 3.17, c. 502 ) = aurleng .i. ainm cléith crai muice, ut est, atatt secht nairlenga ariadhat dliged .i. atatt a sechta uasal-lingitt ar beolaib neich cona roich tobach secha, O'Dav. 125 . In general sense: a n-imdín ar na hairlengaib ármuigi sudden attacks(?), MR 316.20 (`hidden dangers').