athláech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. athláech or dil.ie/4801

Forms: asp̄, aspail

n (láech)

(a) ex-layman, one who has become a cleric (presum. at a later age than the normal) = conuersus monachus, V. SS. Hib. ii 249 § xxi etc.; relaicus, 308 § xlvii . athlaoch bói hi comaidecht meic bethad, Mon. Tall. 127.4 (§ 1) . athláich ┐ laichessa, SR 4386 . arra na n-a.¤ ┐ na n-athlaeiches, RC xv 488 § 8 `former lay men and women', Ériu xix 61 . a.¤ do muintir Phátraic, Acall. 2351 . aes aithrigi .i. athlaich ┐ ailithrigh, O'D. 918 (H 3.17, c. 654). fiadnaise boairech no miccléirigh no athlaich craibtigh, 620 (H 3.17, c. 461/2). athlaich fristongat dia pecthaib former laymen who renounce their sins, Laws v 420.15 Comm. araile a.¤ truag, Fél. 10.1 . amail ba bés do athloechaib, 8.3 . gebid mor d'athlechaib (sic) / oppuid mor d'ecnaigib, Lec. 170vb44 . Follg. seem to indicate that the a.¤ was barred from certain eccles. offices: teora cloena di (i.e. the Church), athloech eccraibech ina airchindecht, H 3.17 c. 855.10 . tri hurgoírt hecalsa cailleach fri clog a.¤ ína h-abdhaine . . ., BB 66a5 . ba ha.¤ i cathair n-espuic (asp̄, MS. leg. aspail?), Aisl. MC 73.15 .

Of specific persons: it he tri haithlaich Eirenn .i. Énna Áirne ┐ Colmán mac Léneni ┐ Mochammóc Inse Celtra. Cethramad athlaech epscop Erc hi Slane Maige Breg, Anecd. iii 60.19 . eirg cossin n-a.¤ fil issind insi .i. Becan, LL 358 marg. 17. tri athlaich Erenn .i. Becán etc., Fél. 112 § 5 . Fergail, primathlaech togaidhe, AU ii 82.22 . Maolseachloinn Ua Faoláin, athlaoch tocchaidhe, FM ii 924.y .

(b) Other applications: adláig bite oc pennit in æclesiís gl. contemptibiles qui sunt in aeclesia, Wb. 9c11 i.e. the sinners who were excluded from the church community between Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday, see Celtica iii 261 . an t-ógán, an fear, an seanóir ┐ an t-athlaoch very old man, TSh. 7631 . an t-athláoch nách féadann an t-arm d'iomchar former warrior , Párl. na mB. 3702 . mar inadh oirissimh . . . d'athlaochaibh . . . ┐ do sen-saighdiūirip, Fl. Earls 244.14 .