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80 Albanach pn(Albu) m., IGT Decl. § 17 . f., § 18 . (a) an inhabitant
of Albu: Scotigena .i. A. ¤ , Ir. Gl. 306 . Coemhi [.i.] A. ¤ ó Chill
Coéimhi, Gorm. Nov. 2 gl. 8 . mac deoradha no albanaig he,
Laws i 70.21 Comm. A. ¤ is erennach, v 64.31 Comm. Bretnaig
Cruthnig Albanaig, Festschr. Stokes 9.4 . Longbaird ┐
85Albanaig, LL 3685 (cf. Alpae?). ri Alban do marbad la
h-Albanchu fein, AU i 480.z . cath etir Albancho, RC xvii
351.4 (Tig.). luid for cuairt a procepta fo Albain (? Albanchu)
┐ Bretnu ┐ Saxanchu, Three Hom. 118.14 . dalbanchuib,
116.14 . rosia ainm Albanchu, ZCP iii 257.28 . ní slega as
áil d'Albanchaib / sgena dáib i ndergdabchaib, IGT Decl.
5ex. 710 . adj
(b) o, ā Scottish: triasan ngaoidhilcc nAlbanaigh `Scotch
Gaelic
', FM iii 366.20 .

albani xsee ailbín.

Albánnai pn(n p.) Albanians , Rawl. 76b46 .

10 Albu pn n, f. n s. A. ¤ , Goid. 77 § 51 (Dúil Laithne). Alpu, IT iii
33 § 7 . a s. Albain, AU i 278.x . Alpain, Trip.² 1891 . g s.
Alban, Thes. ii 306.3 (Hy. i), Fél. March 23 (: ardam). Alpan,
LU 6725 . d s. A. ¤ (Alba, Alpa v.l.), ACC § 114 ( RC xx 280 ).
Albain (Alpain v.l.), Fél. Apr. 21 . Albae (: ardae), Jan.8,
15 June 25 . Albe, Im. Brain 42.8 . Meyer, Wortk. 67 postulates
an early form Alpe (iā or io), but his exx. are not conclusive.
Equivalent of Greek-Lat. Albion, see Ped. ii 110 , O'Rahilly,
Early Irish Hist. and Mythology p. 385 .
Orig. the whole island of Britain; later localised to North
20 Britain, Scotland. See O'Rahilly loc. cit.; Fraser, Sc. Gael.
Stud. v 72 . ondlosbu .i. albu Scotia, Goid. 77 § 151 (Dúil
Laithne). ar iffurn i n-A. omun .i. ar húamun iffirn do-chuaid
i nAlbain dia ailithri, ACC § 114 ( RC xx 280 ). bendacht for
Colum cille / co nnóebaib Alban alla, Thes. ii 306.3 (Hy. i).
25 Colum Cille i n-ailithre. Prima nox eius i nAlbain in Pen-
tecostén, Ann. Inisf. 74.2 . dar Alpain ... ar robo ainm do
inis Bretan ule ollim Alban (glossators attempt to explain
tar Elpai), Thes. ii 311.20 . for feraib Hērenn ┐ Alban,
Cáin Ad. § 28 . for cūairt Ēirenn ┐ Alban ┐ Mannand, Corm. Y
30 1059 ( Anecd. iv 92.x ). muir iter Ēirinn ┐ Albain, 753 . i
nAlbain túascirt la Cruthnechu, TBFr. 359 . atan-rarbadne
a tír Alban ┐ Breatan, BDD² 417 . Aedán macc Gabrán ro
gab Alpain ar éicin, Trip.² 1891 . imchosnom im rígi n-Alban
... co torchair leth fer n-Alban etarru, SCano 1 . fosén
35diangabh Aengus Albain (albanach v.l.) / alpu (alba v.l.)
thulcach, IT iii 33 § 7 . Gruibni eces di Alpain, ib. luid ... do
foglaim ecsi in Albain co Eochu echbél, LL 186a13 . cait a
bḟuil in ferann sin (i.e. Arann in the firth of Clyde)? Idir
Alpain ┐ Cruithentua[i]th, Acall. 332 . Druim nAlpuind
40(nAlban v.l.) name of the mountain range separating the
Scots from the Picts, ZCP iii 463 § 18 (O'Rahilly loc. cit.).
Also name of a hill in Co. Kildare: mors Laeghaire for
taebh Chaisse in campo Lifi etir in da chnoc .i. Eiriu ┐ A.
a n-anmanda, AU i 20.5 .
45See Alpae.

? alchaib: n ro órdaig Brigit ... gol ┐ caine marb ┐ eigem fri
hecin ┐ fet (sic leg.) mar cach n-alchaib, Dinds. 159 (RC xvi
276, LL 22626 ).

alcaille xsee allcaille.

50 ? alcain: n a tadhgain a tholltimpaín a meic a. ¤ , IT iii 99 §
165 . N. pr. ?

alchaill xby-form of alchaing, q.v.: robæ ic descin na cairre ar
a ha. ¤ , Hib. Min. 78.29 .

alchaing n f. Also alchuing, ailcheng. ealchuing, alchuing f.,
55 IGT Decl. § 13 (? 1 al (but see Marstrander, Lochlann ii 215 )
+ cuing) rack for hanging weapons, etc.: alcheng ab alligando
.i. arma, Corm. Y 97 . alchung quasi arm-chong .i. congbaid
arma, 85 . alla .i. ab alligatione equorum. Sic alcheng a ligando
arma, O'Mulc. 39 . a. ¤ quasi archuing .i. congbail arma, O'C.
60 83 ( H. 3.18, 63 ). ro ir dom. .. .x. faidlenda (= aidlenda) .i.
alcainge co n-imdenum, Ériu ii 5 gl. 87 . rogab in crimall ...
anuas da healchaing, Laws iii 82.x . luirecha ara lebarealchaingibh,
ML 76.9 . ní thogaibh laoch do leith Cuinn /
arm ... dá ealchuing, Aithd. D. 39.22 . ealchuing ar gach
65slios díobh ┐ a lán bacán ionnta ... ┐ is ar na bacánaibh do
chuireadh an seancha sciatha na n-uasal, Keat. ii 3895 . do
lámh fan ccráoisigh na cearchuill / as dál fáoisimh d'ealchuing
é relieves the a. of its weight(?), IGT Decl. ex. 876 . do chúl
cam ní healchuing áer air is no support for(?), ex. 631 . fearg
70Ríogh na n-uile ar a ha. ¤ `though God's wrath be laid aside',
Dán Dé xii 3 . Common in descriptions of tumult, clamour
etc. in which weapons fall from their racks: conná rabi gai
for a. ¤ (ailching, BDD² 498 ) inte, BDD 55 (of the tumult
caused by arrival of boats). cuna fargaib sleg ar aidlind ...
75ná claideb ar a. ¤ , MU² 496 . In token of sympathy with death
or disaster: co ndechraigsetar ... airm ┐ alchaingi (wounding
of Cú Chulainn), LL 22086 . do tuitetar na leabhuir ... don
ealchuing ar a rabhutur (a monk's death), ZCP x 246.19 .
an adhaigh théighe tar tuinn / raghaidh Éire dá healchuing,
80 Aithd. D. 36.28 . Fig. of a warrior's hands: a. ¤ gai glaiss a
glacca, LL 15337 . Of a person: Cairbre ... ealcuing congbhala
an crábhaidh, FM iv 670.9 . ealchuing an enigh, IGT Decl.
ex. 632 . Cf. mag al cuing (? read chuing, Thurn. Gramm. §
825 ), descr. of a girl's bosom , ZCP iii 245 § 52 .
85See alchaill.

? alchel n(-é-?) (? 1 al + cél sky . Perh. properly al chél): co
rríg n-ardnime a. ¤ coton Sion suidigthe leis raigma do lathiu
lanbratha (rhet.), LL 14182 . alchél cach uand dia éol
immaciam immacaínem . . ., 14292 .