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1 ela n f. IGT, Decl. § 4 . ex. 1250 . swan: elae auis qu[as]i
olo [ = ὅλος] .i. totum quia totus albus , O'Mulc. 381 . elu (gl.
cygnis) Thes. ii 47.19 n. in ela hic cygnus Ir. Gl. 509 . risna
65dirmaib diairmidi d'elaib cycni TTebe 1230 ( Theb. iii 525 .)
essnad ealao, K. and H. 29 ( ZCP iii 457 ). conaccatar
in dá ela timchell na Temra LU 132 a41 . Loch nEnaig,
adhba ela, Acall. 2427 (cf. 2425 ). airm i cluinfinn cuibdius
cubaid ac na helaib (: Febail) ZCP vii 309.21 . robadur...
5ar dath alainn eala (of a gift of birds, dogs, and steeds)
ZCP vi 31.14 . do thiccdis eladha do chantain ciuil doibh
BNnÉ 172.22 . mar a n-áirmheann an eala idir na
hainmhinntibh amhghlana, TSh. 7796 . Fig.: eala cuain
Luimnigh (of a lady), GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 226 .
10 An ogam symbol for the letter e: ēn-ogam...aicme
ailme . . aidhircleog, odoroscrach, uiseoc, ela, illait, Auraic.
5696 .

2 ela ? n eala ebraice elom exercitus , O'Mulc. 384 .

elach adj o-ā (1 ela) swan-haunted: 'gun Múaidh mbreacaigh
15ealaigh, KMMiscell. 170 § 18 . Cairbre an chuain ealaigh
TD 41.14 . don tír ealaigh 27.14 . Cf. os Muir Icht elach
LL 129b40 = MacCarthy 210 .

elada, elatha n n, f. g s. -an, later also -na IGT, Decl.
§ 9 . (a) art, science, acquired craft or skill (in general sense
20or of a specific branch), renders Lat. ars: beanaidh ris an
ealadhain leighis = artis est medicinae TSh. 8229 (cf. Lile
na hEladhan Leighis = Lilium Medicinae O'Gr. Cat. 202 ).
abairt .i. ab arte .i. issī abairt do-ní .i. elada, O'Mulc. 10 .
O'Cl. s. abairt. foillsigther do fis cecha healadna, Auraic.
25 4940 . lan do ecna in gach uile eladhain eter dlighedh ┐
diaghacht, ḟisigecht ┐ ḟellsaime ┐ ealadhain Gaeidhilgi air
chena every science including law, divinity, physic, philo-
sophy and the art of Gaelic [composition] in general
AU
1498 . do réir [sic leg.] ealadhan an photeceári, Ex. xxx
3035 . tárras deigh-ealadhain a noble craft (viz. poetic art)
Dán Dé xxv 4 . gorab sec[h]ranach ealadhan an baramail
sin unscientific Ir. Astron. Tr. 70.23 . Gailian Ipocráid
amhra | gérbh égcinnte a n-eladhna `boundless as was their
science
' O'Gr. Cat. 556.5 . aes borb eladan unskilled
35workmen
Laws v 98.11 Comm. (here opp. to aes dána).
gnimrada borba...ac na recar a les ealat[h]u iii 174n .
Esp. of literary or poetic art, or of minstrelsy , the under-
lying meaning being always skill , hence the word is not
synonymous with éicse: aes ciuil ┐ oirfide ┐ ealadna IT
40 ii2 122.6 . aos ealadhna (of poets), Studies 1924, 85 . TD
8.16 . uinivers na healadhna (i.e. the poet's study),
Ir. Review 1913, 594 . buime is ḟearr don ealodhain (of
one bountiful to poets and minstrels) TD 9.51 . bágh na
healadhna eadruinn the bond of art (letters, music) 23.5 .
45With defining gen. of a particular craft or calling:
doneoch...is tualaing éladu imbertha airm, TTr.² 91 .
eolus ealadhna an ghaisgidh, Studies 1919, 439 . Cf.
bearradh...lais...a ccomhartha ealadhan re taighleoiriocht
in token of (his) calling as a courier Todd Lect. iv 68.14 .
50 do-gní e. ¤ studies, learns, teaches or practises a craft: ag
dénum eladhan isin cathraigh sin RC x 182 y . co ndenad
se ars memorativa .i. el[adh]na na cuimni do chach 182.7 .
ní tíaghair...d'íarraidh ealathan to seek (training in poetic)
art IGT, Decl. ex. 315 ( = Studies 1924, 86 ). TD 12.6 .
55 (b) of applied skill in any art or craft; workmanship:
ro derscaigestar a tech so eter adbur ┐ elathain material
and workmanship
FB 1 . screpall rob fiu in bunad ┐ da
screpall dorormacht ealadu ┐ frichnum air (of a metal
vessel; the skill and industry of the craftsman augmented
60the value of the material), Laws v 18.1 Comm. Of horse-
training: don fer do-righne in eladhain...don fer do-
righne in frichnumh, Cóic Conara 48.2 = Laws v 214.7
Comm. Of medical or surgical treatment: da ndecha mer as a
inadh tarringther é ┐ cuir le suil th'ordoige 'na inadh é ┐
65dentar an eladha cedna air (viz. apply a bandage, etc., as in
the case of dislocatio manus) YBL 349a41 . nach fetir do
reir naduire na ndaine clocha...dfoirithin, acht do reir
eladhan...fetir seandaine eigin dfoirithin 353b10 .
In connexion with military operations: doronsat...
5aidhme iongnaithe d'amhainsi ealadhan ┐ inntlechta trias
ro ghabhsat Carrag L.C. for mhuintir F., FM iii 280.17 .
(c) of skill in deception, craft, cunning, wile: gabaid
fen rigi...tria cheilg ┐ elathain LB 140a42 (= Todd Lect.
vi 78.7 ). PH 8090 . mellaid demun tria eladain in drém
10na techtait in fírDia 1950 . na fil celg no eladu dráid-
echta lais 786 . BNnÉ 43.5 . trem' inntlecht ┐ trem'
ealadhnoib diaplaidhi infernal arts Fl. Earls 138.11 .
Here probably: ealaidhe na bpeataoi-se manœuvres (?)
Ó Bruad. iii 134.22 .
15 (d) an exhibition or specimen of skill, craftsmanship:
do erail eladan forru a display of their skill (in dancing)
PH 893 . doronsat éladna inganta performed wonderful
(gymnastic) feats 897 . trí fáilti coirmthige: immed ┐
dúthracht ┐ elatho (.i. ealadha do thaisbeana[dh]), Triads
20 225 and p. 42 . dob imdha céol ┐ eladhna ar an mbanais
sin ZCP vi 82.33 . augtair na elathan ic tennad a tairngi
the builders of the structure (of a ship) LL 219a1 = TTr.
136 . Cf. cliatha bo Raghamain ruanaid | nírb ealadhain
uabair [sic leg. ?] iat, Ériu x 85 z . Of a literary composition:
25 augtar inna healathan-sa Béid Bede is the author of this
work
Anecd. iii 63.25 . S. O'D. da-rini inn ealadhu-so
(heading of a piece of alliterative prose), H 2.7, col. 213 .
don eladuin-si na Táno, Arch. iii 3.3 . ros bennach cách
dib elathain aroile Fél. 4.21 . cethardai condagar da cech
30elathain .i. locc ┐ aimser, etc. 2.3 . Aisl. MC 3 . Ériu viii
150 . co nderna liubra ┐ eladhna lanmora do amaindse ┐
do indleacht `treatises' [cf. above, last cit. under (b)] RC
xvii 417.29 . Cf. Ir. Astron. Tr. 8.12 . RC x 183.3 . is
don Mac S.-si doroinneadh na healadnacha adchualabar
35 these poems were composed L. Chl. Suibhne § 40 . Cf.
elada .i. eccloga .i. gobarc[h]omrád...ar a doirchi ┐ ar
a dot[h]uigsi, is umi aderar gobarc[h]omrad...rie, Corm.
Y 561 .
COMPD.: in t-eladenmaid = artifex PH 5578 ( = elad-d.,
40see IGT, Introd. § 94 ). Cf. gusan elandenmaid, Ériu v
72.6 (n.2) , perhaps for eladandenmaid (see IGT, Introd.
§ 93 ).