aidlenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. aidlenn or dil.ie/886

Forms: faidhlenn, aidhlenn, aidle

n [ā, f.] . faidhlenn, aidhlenn (-gh- v.l.) f. IGT Decl. § 12 . Perh. orig. aidle, g s. -enn, Zimmer, KZ xxx 101 ff. See also Vendr. Lex.

Hook or rack for holding weapons (esp. the `sleg' or 'gae`): roir dam . . . x faidlenda (.i. alcainge co n-imdenum) fo a ngaiscedhuibh, Ériu ii 5.5 . cuna fargaib sleg ar aidlind ná sciath ar berraidi ná claideb ar alchaing i Temair, MU² 495 . ra coraigit / . . . a slega fora n-adlennaib, LL 12965 . co torchratar na gascid dia n-adlennaib, 13777 . gan tocbail airm da aidlind, Ir. Texts. ii 8.16 . a bheith aonaidhche ar aidhlinn (of a sword), TD 19.8 . ga tuagh is uaisle aidhleann? IGT Decl. ex. 1094 . bráon fola úadh ar aidhlinn / fogha glainṡlim rúadh Raghnuill, ex. 532 . Extended use: gur tuittetar tiagha liubhar Erenn . . . da n-aidhlennaibh so that the satchels of the books of Ireland fell from their racks, Mart. Don. 234.5 . ro fuirmistar ar glan aiglind sceith `boss', MR 234.3 . i cluasaidlind (sic leg.) cathbairr (some projecting part of the helmet covering the ear), MR 298.22 . nach taighlim na trí ceardcha / do shní fhaighlinn mh'aigeanta `wears away the armoury of my mind', Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 4 . Fig. of warriors: a.¤ gaiscid na fiannaigachta hero, Laud 610, 141a2 (Plummer MS. notes). imscarad da a.¤ aíg na Asia, LL 243b26 ( TTr. 1997 ). taoiseach treabh aidhleann airdgliadh, Ó Bruad. iii 54.2 . ropsat aidlenna aimdesa urscailti ar n-athchuma a n-anrad (of wounded warriors), MR 236.15 . scaradh rinn don aidhlinn úir (of a woman), Ó Bruad. iii 226.5 . dá gcuiread tu ar faghloinn féin / madh maol gearr, glacfair oilbhéim (to an old cloak), Hackett lvi 9 . co tracht-aidlennaib bar traiged (of the heel of the foot?), MR 176.z . a.¤ gualann top of the shoulder: co ránic aidlend a gualand, LL 8222 . fri aidleind a gualand, 8449 . fri eglend a da gualann, IT i 271.35 . as haighleannaibh iomdhoimhne . . . na n-oirear (of creeks or inlets), ML 44.27 .