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eladnach adj o-ā (elada) skilled; showing art or skill;
50 skilfully or artistically contrived or constructed: Socrait ┐
Arastotail na hugdair airrderca eladnacha IT ii2 95 .2 = BB
487b24 . filidecht eladnach (opp. to f. osgarda), Auraic.
2462 . gnimrada foil[l]e eladnacha conecar a [n]denma
cin cloistin no cin aicsin, Laws iii 174.3 Comm. (opp. to
55 borbgnimrad na cumangar do denam cen cloistin, no cen
aicsin 172 x . 174 n. ). isin cathaīr ingnathaig forsa raibi
imarcaid sairsi ┐ cerd n-eladnach D iv 2, 71 [61]v = 35 . Esp.
of persons, a trained or professional workman or artist, an
expert: mas ealadnuch robuí oca coimed...mas ainealadh-
60nuch (of guarding cattle), Laws ii 76.9 Comm. ealadanach
i 110.10 (cf. 110 z ). fo aicned eladnaig no aneladnaigh
according as he is a trained or untrained man iii 320.8
Comm. Cóic Conara p. 48.7 (cf. Laws v 214.13 . i
272.2 . v 334.23 ). bar ndee-si...dorónait do lámu heladnach
65 by the hands of artificers PH 990 . do acallaim prímṡair ┐
primelathnaig na nGréc .i. Argo a ainmside LL 218b22
= TTr. 117 .
Concerned with art, poetry: cóigedh eladnach Ulad `art-
loving province
' O'Gr. Cat. 364.8 .
5 Artificial (opp. to nadúrda natural): glantur an t-aer go
healadhnach le teine muna faghtur glan go nadurdha e,
Reg. San. c. xxvii . nod elaidhnech...nod nádúrdha `the
node artificial...the node natural
' O'Gr. Cat. 91.14 .

élaid, -óid, -úid, -áid v(from prototonic stem of as-luí)
10also with st. élá(i)d-, etc.,cf. élúdach. When marks of
length are absent (a) élaid and (b) éláid, etc. are sometimes
indistinguishable. For -ēlai, etc. in Laws Text and else-
where, see as-luí. In commentary to Laws absconds, evades;
makes off, escapes; in general usage also departs, goes
15away; elopes: abs. (a) mad in fer acarthar ann elas, Laws
i 94.25 . mad ro elosdarsumh...┐ ro icsat in fine a cuit
tar [a] éisi iv 256.13 . cuirid bar libra i n-usce ┐ cibe
uaib is a libair élait dogenum-ne adrad dó = cuius libri
illsi evaserint Todd Lect. v 10.11 ; 83.9 . go n-élait
20 that they escape (of hostages) BNnÉ 191.10 . subj. as
imp.: éla fort láim ndeiss = declina ab eis in dexteram
partem Todd Lect. v 80.15 . fut. ind elife (éláfa, elasu v.l.)
lim-so? Ni elub em, ol si ZCP iv 38.10 . (b) cé eloid
cin co heloidh whether he evade or not Laws ii 98.20 .
25 ba huathad ro ela dib escaped PH 6326 . an troigh...do
loigh i n-uaigh is do éaló, Dán Dé v 43 . (c) nīr elaid
in feichem, Laws v 182.19 . ro eluidsiut ar oman na
n-airde gin techt isin sluaighed la F. i 20.25 . ro eloidh-
etar...tar muir Torrian ZCP iv 240.17 .
30With imm of that about which the absconding or
evasion takes place: (a) flaith...na tabair seoit...┐ elaid
ime evades in the matter v 358.15 . (b) ni elann uime 502.9 .
(c) ni ro eloidh im druim fri lias did not evade respecting
the cowshed
i 220.9 . Cf. docoislet .i. do elodhsi, O'Dav.
35 713 .
With ó or a(s) of person or place absconded from or
departed from: (a) dona leastraib o n-elan siad (of bees),
Laws iv 190.25 Comm. is e treidi elas uadaib...a ndaine
┐ a n-indile ┐ a n-indrucus i 50.15 Comm. ro elasatar
40uaithib (gl. asluiset huadaib) 66.2 . ro gab...tri bu i
n-athgabhail, ┐ ro elaisit uaid `escaped' 74.27 Comm.
ar bithin nach helodis uatha, TTebe 3874 . (b) ni elo-somh
o fine `does not abscond from the tribe' Laws v 502.
17 - 19 Comm. ro ela a llamaib a apstal...dochumm nime
45 PH 3087 . a broinn talmhan...d'argain Ifirnn do éalá,
Dán Dé xx 40 . robui 'ca fechud cein no cor elath [v.l. ela]
uad in beccan bethad robui fa bruindib, TTebe 3241 .
Pass. with subj. of person in whose despite the abscond-
ing or evasion takes place: elodh elaither flaith im biadh a
50case in which a chief is evaded in respect of (supplying
)
food (an evasion whereby a chief, etc.) Laws ii 196.15
Comm. Cf. ce no elaidhtea im in set 268.7 Comm. ,
which seems impers. vn. élúd (-ód, -ád), q.v.

élaigthech n o-ā (an analogical form of élúdach, q.v.)
55 a fugitive, an escaper, survivor: nach bfúicfedh élaighthech
'na bheathaidh innte, Ériu v 176.236 (B iv 1). eloighth-
each, 18th cent. v.l. to élaithech ZCP xi 86.45 .

elair ? n airel (.i. elair) LL 393b3 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii
22 § 3 .

60 ? elaisc: ind na cathid...bar n-indmasa elaiscib na
hidbarta-sa, TTebe 2236 . possibly for: ar loisc(th)ib;
cf. ag loiscib 4624 .

élaithech: xsee élúdach.

élang n o, m. ; ā, f. IGT, Decl. § 11 , § 12 .
65 I Defect, flaw, weak spot (of persons or things): nach
geimliged dib acht gach drem ar a n-aireochadh élang in
whom he would perceive any lack (of courage
) MR 198.17 .
ni frith fer gan élang no gan etirlen (of warriors tested for
courage and coolness) 200.15 . ar a crodhacht ni celam |
5ni frith orra én-elang BB 62a33 . nochan feadar mh'élang
féin I know of no weakness in myself Duan. Ḟ. i 19.3 .
tréad gan éalaing, Hackett xv 19 . a Dhé...léigsi gan
éalaing...Séamus...dá mhuinntir slán unharmed Ó Bruad.
iii 140.11 . fath gan elang gan easbhaidh, Top. Poems
10 98.20 . nemh gan elang da n-anmain without fail BNnÉ
268.8 . fuar[a]ttar elang ┐ uireasbaidh ar an bprotexion
`a flaw...in [the wording of] the protection' FM v 1774.11 .
fuair an Iustis...ell ┐ elang a fforcoimett Uí Neill ar an
mbealach go ndeachaidh treimhit gan troit vi 2224.10 .
15 an tán na fuairsiott...élang na eislis forsan bforaire, Hugh
Roe 272.7 (f. 72a) . dus an bfuighbhetis elang no eatar-
bhaogal for araill do bhailtibh meic M. 304.24 (f. 79b) .
go ffuair faill ┐ elang na huaire sin fair FM vi 2256.6 .
Hence opportunity: fuair Iarla D. elang ar eludh v 1664.23 .
20 II Loss, misfortune (?): dith meic D., trúag n-élang, Met.
Dinds. iv 306.31 . cf. tri fichit láa dó for leirg | fer cecha lá
inna cheird | batir hésein a hélaing | con[d]atánc[at]ar
Héraind ZCP iii 45§29 (`seine Mühsale (?)' Thurn., ZCP ix
209 ).