We are currently in the process of addressing the missing and broken hyperlinks in the dictionary and will try to take care of as many as we possibly can. In the meantime, we have created a little list of issues which could prevent you from finding the correct headword and hope that you will find this useful (we also hope that you will not need it in the future):
1. Check for homonym numbers. The entry you are reading might refer you to "1 xxx" when the entry is actually under "xxx". When using the 'Browse' function, always search without the homonym number.
2. Brackets can prevent you from finding the correct word. This occurs in the case of deponent verbs which have later non-deponent forms. E.g. the reference is trying to send you to "-igidir" but the actual headword is "-igid(ir)". Or the headword is attested with single or double 's' and the headword is therefore marked as '-s(s)'
3. Spelling with or without a glide vowel. The hyperlink might be spelled with a glide vowel whereas the headword does not contain one, or vice versa.
4. The indication or absence of length-marks can affect your searches. In 'Browse', always search without the length-mark. Watch out for cases such as 'imm-sói' vs 'imm-soí' where the length-mark is placed on a different vowel in the hyperlink than in the actual headword.
5. Hyperlinks to sub-sections within entries: In particularly long entries, you will sometimes find internal references to different sections of that entry. These do not work and we are working to remove them.
6. Hyperlinks to words which are not in the dictionary: you will sometimes find words hyperlinked which look modern. In some cases, these actually refer to words in other dictionaries (such as Modern Irish dictionaries), and eDIL does not have an entry for them because they do not fall without the period of the dictionary. We are working to remove these.
Our goal is to make the dictionary as user-friendly as we possibly can, so please be patient ;)