gillacht

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n (gilla) ā, f.

(a) youth, the third of the six ages of man : .i. aimsera āis .i. naoidendacht ┐ macdacht, gillacht ┐ ōglachass, sendatu ┐ dīblideta, Corm. Y 322 . is-na tri haesaib ... .i. a ngillacht, a n-óite a sendataid, PH 3977 . mór di fertaib ... dorone Dia tré Patraic in a gillacht (= in illius pueritia), Lat. Lives 45.5 . rofhothaig-siumh ... tri hecalsa asa ghillacht, Lism. L. 2526.

(b) service, office of a servant : robúi se secht mbliadna a gillacht ech don righ, ZCP vi 278.1 . gillacht chon office of kennel-boy, Acall. 2489. As vn. : act of attending, escorting : Aongus ag ar ngiollacht, Duan. F. i 5.32 .