1 geilt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 geilt or dil.ie/25518

Forms: geltai

n i f. one who goes mad from terror; a panic-stricken fugitive from battle; a crazy person living in the woods and supposed to be endowed with the power of levitation; a lunatic. See Irish Mirabilia in Speculum Regale ( Ériu iv 11 § 18 ). Translated by volatilis, RC xvii 229.19 = xxiv 54.3 = CS 122.8 . As sobriquet: Suibne Geilt do dul (sic leg.) ar geltacht, Laws iii 88.3 . nídam nia acht am geilt ghand | Dia dorad i cert mo chond, Corm. p. 34 (s.v. ong) = Buile Ṡ. 40.11 . amail geilt cin aslach uilc like an innocent, ZCP vi 266 § 3 . geilt in mara (of Lí Ban), SG. 237.28 . See muir-geilt, s.v. muir. fuil na geilte, Anecd. ii 26 § 5 . voc. a gheilt ghnío- mhach ghér, Buile Ṡ. 138.10 . pl. naoi ngelti dibh do dol for geltacht, TFrag. 40.11 ; ib. 48.11 (ngeilte). geltai, RC xvii 229.19 (Tig.). im naei ngelta, xxiv 54 § 14 . ra garbhgortgholgrechaig na ngelt, CCath. 4355 . rith fri gel- taib, CRR § 38 . clithar boiscell .i. gelti no elti, Auraic. 5554 . Cf. 5551 ; 1185 and Anecd. iii 43.16 . gelti may be a gloss on a fanciful etymology of boiscell as baos céille. Cf. Hard. ii 296.12 . nach n-éirigheann mar na geilte i mbárr na gcraobh, ITS xvii 110.26 (Ó Cearbhalláin). geilt glinne

(a) sprite of the glen: Glenn mBolcáin ... | ima ngairid geilte glinne, Buile Ṡ. 40.x . bocánaigh agus bádhbha agus geilte glinne agus deamhain aidhéir, ITS xxiv 28.21 . ┐ do síl na geilti nglinne sinn fein, Irish Texts iv 17.1 . Formed on analogy of geniti glinne, s.v. genit.

(b) name of some bird (?): dí gheilt glinne Ghleanna Smóil, PRIA 1 Ser. vii 190 (from poem enumerating various birds and animals). Dimin. geltán and geltagán, q.v.