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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 ).

25 élap n` Divine Ruler (?) (`a compound of Hebrew êl
"God" and Ir. ap, a loan from Lat. abbas' K. Meyer,
Miscellanea Hibernica p. 29 ): Fiacra fer na feili | ...gērat
gluair co nglaine | ēlap sluaigh co saine IT iii 57 § 108 .
Cf. Él.

30 Elatha, -da npr. m. (cf. elada): nom. Elotha mac
Delbaet[h] RC xii 96.24 . gen. Bress mac Elathan meic
Delbaeth, Rawl. 162a31 . RC xii 108.3 . Ériu viii 52.12 .
Bres mac Eladan meic Neit, Dinds. 46 . mac (,clann)
Ealathain , Keat. i 216.16 . Leb. Gab. i 152.3 ; 164.4 .
35 mac Ealagain , Ériu viii 20 n. 4 .

1 elba n f. IGT Decl. § 4 . Apparently a transformation
of Early Mid. Ir. alma (see alam and albe), which it often
replaces in later texts, cf. coimetaiah ealma ┐ indile TBC
1045 St = alma LL. The vowel change may be due to the
40influence of elta. A flock, herd, drove (usually of deer, but
also of domesticated animals): confaccatar in ealba do
aigib eallta TBC 1317 St (=in n-alma LL. alma n-oss
TBC² 679 ). ocht fichit oss n-allta i n-enealba 542 St (=i
n-óen alaim TBC² 196 ). damh ó elbaidh ar íarraidh a stag
45from the herd
IGT, Decl. ex. 339 . le hosnadaibh elbhadh
the panting of the deer ex. 156 . do-chonncadar...ealbha ┐
éide ┐ innile a nGleann L., ML 26.17 . nuall a gcon
meardha 'sa míolchon | ag cor ealbha a díothrobh dháibh
`driving deer from the woods' TD 11.8 . Hackett xxxix
50114 . go bhfágbha clár...Teamhra | lomnán d'ealbha is
d'ḟaolchonaibh `wild deer and wolves' TD 16.19 (in one
MS. ealbha is gl. here by tréda, see footnotes). beiridh
bhur dtréda ┐ bhur n-ealbhadha libh, Ex. xii 32 . ealbha
na ttarbh = the multitude of the bulls Ps. lxviii 30 . ealbha,
55búar, speil, tréud, Kirk = Eg. Gl. 255 ( Arch. iii 154 ). Fig.:
Mac Moire...laogh oighe dar n-ealbha fawn of a doe from
our herd
(i.e. our kinsman) Dán Dé viii 17 . ealbha láoch
a band of warriors Ériu ix 164.1 . ag dáil ḟíneamhna... |
ar ríghealbha chláir Chonnacht `royal stags' (i.e. noblemen,
60warriors
) TD 20.59 . damh ríghealbha 21.32 ; 9.1 .

2 elba n chattels, goods (?): marbais a mbuar... ┐ a
n-echu... ┐ conaitcheadar imarchor a n-elba uad ┐ dorad
doib each RC xvi 151.23 = atbertadar fris nad bai aca
cumang do imachur in ealma ellaig bai oga gen chaiplai,
65 Folklore iv 474 = SG ii 484.15 (in Met. Dinds. iv 64.99
the corresponding word is crod). deillich a n-ech leu
iar cur a n-elba de RC xvi 151.27 (= a ndelma BB 396a
16 ).