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50 elef(a)int n(there may also have been a form elef(a)inte,
undecl., cf. fiormamaint and firminte IGT, Decl. § 13 , § 3 ).
elephant: n s f. ind elifaint , CCath. 3650 . a s. is é in cú sin
romarb...in elefint , Alex. 436 . romarb in elifindt BB
492a10 . g s. (a) ō cnāim elefante , O'Mulc. 700 . elifinte,
55 CCath. 4691 . elifainti 4989 . eilfinti, TTebe 472 . i curp
na heliphainti , CCath. 3652 . cosa elefinnti , Marco P. 162 .
(b) do chnáimh eileaphaint , Todd Lect. iv 80.14 . co cnaim
eilepaint IT ii2 104.1 (BB). n p. cethri heilifinti...fán
carpat ica imurchur, Maund. 210 . elipinnti IT ii2 104.31 .
60(c) a helifaint LL 135b1 (possibly sg.). a p. elifainnte,
Marco P. 114 . elifinnti 186 . g p. .m.m. elifint 111 . fria
groigib na n-elefint, Alex. 622 . do chnamaib elefinnte ,
Alex. 592 (elefant BB 493b13 ). imud camhall ┐ elifain-
tedh, Marco P. 42 . immut elefinnted 158 . iar faicsin na
65 n-eilifant 113 . d p. for eilifaintibh 115 . for elifaintibh 91 .
mar thoirrcheas n-elphant, Studies 1918, 453 is an ex.
of a late undeclined form.

elefenti n name of a skin-disease, elephantiasis: elefenti
┐ mill duba ingnacha bréna do thidecht trena chorp
5himach PH 375 . Cf. anacairdi .i. mila na heilifinnti, Arch. i
328 , where the first word is probably from anacardium, a
vegetable oil used in leprosy.

elefleog, elefreog, elethreog n f., name of a plant,
the atriplex or goose-foot: atriplex .i. elifleog, Arch. i
10327.61 . an elefleog ib. 340 . eilefleóg strangle-tare,
stinking goose-foot
(?) Hogan, Luibhleabhrán . arracia
[= arache] atriplex .i. an elefreog, 23 K 42, 359.3 . gabh
elefreog 359.6 . arracia [= arache] atriplex .i. in eletreog
RC ix 225.10 . prem elefleoig YBL 348a30 . Cf. Ros. Angl.

15 elegæ? ind cach rí gebus Temraig am díaidh-si dom
digail-si fort .i. rop tú elegæ ríg Temrae co bráth (a curse
pronounced by King of Meath on his assassin) `mayest thou
be one of the two spears
(?) of Tara' BColm. 72.11 .

elenn n name of a tree, aspen (?): ebad .i. elend, Auraic.
20 5523 . 5660 .

elestar: xsee ailestar.

elestront n m. olusatrum (< holus atrum), alexanders,
Macedonian parsley: alexandrum macedonicum petro-
semanna an elistroint, 23 K 42, 343.10 . adearar persille
25alastront risin luibh so ib. elestront RC ix 230.13 . See
Ros. Angl.

1 elg n pig: ealg ainm do mhuic isin tṡengáidhilg, Cóir
Anm. 243 .

2 elg adj conspicuous, noble, famous: elg .i. ordricc, Corm.
30Y 510 . Auraic. 2517 . Lec. Gl. 47 . O'Cl. Cf. do gach ealg
oirdeirc, Auraic. 2294 . elg lán, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 55 § 33
(cf. 31 § 52 ). The exx.: Macc Zachair sainsercc intslúaig |
glainelcc cenṁbathail ṁbithbuaid SR 7486 . fri glaineilc
(: saigit) 6122 , seem to belong to a different word. Cf. Elg.

35 Elg pn a name of Ireland: nom. Elg .i. Ere, Corm. Y
510 . 714 . Auraic. 3540 . Elg nomen Hiberniae , O'Mulc.
382 . Ealga [leg. Ealg ?] .i. Eiriu .i. ealg ainm do mhuic
...go tucad fuirri in t-ainm sin, ar is cosmhailius mhuice
boí for Eirinn, etc., Cóir Anm. 243 . gen. rígan iarthair
40Elgga TBC 3109 = Elga TBC² 2309 . Hechtair Elgga
(.i. hErend) LL 45a22 = RC xxxvi 262 . bress Elgga (.i.
ualglorach hErend), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 15.12 (< LL 315c4 ).
mairgg Elcgae 15.22 (cf. elgon .i. guin Elge .i. guin do
tuaithe ┐ do cairte elgon, O'Mulc. 382 ). Iath Elga YBL
45 113a39 = Eilgi (.i. Ere) LL 377b16 . Inis Ealga, eadhon,
oiléan uasal; óir is ionann...ealga agus uasal, Keat. i 98.5 .
dat. oenchairde fon Eilg n-a[d]ragar, O'Dav. 768 (v.l. Elg).
rí for Eilgg , Hail Brigit § 13 .

elga adj= 2 elg q.v.: ionann ealga agus uasal, Keat. i 98.6 .

50 Elga pn= Elg q.v.: Ealga no iath Ealga .i. tir no fearann
Eireann, O'Cl. a nEalga ZCP viii 103.1 = a nEirinn,
Ériu ii 186.19 .

elgainecht n ill-conduct (?), wilful mischief or injury (?):
cin gach aoin dia comaitce | teit foruib go brath | ar cach
55n-elgainecht (.i. dobesa) da-gnead | is ed foglaind cach,
Arch. iii 315 n. 21 = delgainecht .i. dobés, O'Dav. 696 .

elgna? adj guin macc nUslend, ba helgna (: Emna) `it
was of malice aforethought
' RC xxiii 308.9 ( LL 31b20 ) =
ba helgno 326.9 . Cf. elgon.

60 elgnaid? ind [ro] choill Oengus elgnaid gein | rosc rig
Temrach asa thuil, Rawl. 84a28 .

elgnas n(a) wanton or deliberate mischief; malicious
injury: elgnais .i. fogail, O'Dav. 767 . acc. (a) bla slisen
saírsi acht nib tre helgnais so as it is not done through
65malice
Laws iii 226.23 (cf. cen elguin .i. cen eol gnais
comraite do denam ii 352.9 Comm. ). gnim cen elgnais
(: tegdais) ZCP xi 151 § 32 = Anecd. i 54 . (b) Druim
nElgga cen elgnus ngle, Met. Dinds. iv 338.23 . tre elgnus
rotus mudhaigh, Leb. Gab. i 108.12 . dat. Etar co n-elgnus
5(: clemnus) cech áig, Met. Dinds. iii 114.57 . mo chorp,
a Rí cháem na cros, | rop sáer ar olc, ar elgnos iv 16.30 .
(b) in favourable sense readiness for fight or mischief; a
vivacious, mettlesome disposition (?): mo dathi ┐ mo elgnas
do Ḟiachaig ZCP viii 305.4 = Rawl. 138a27 (testament of
10Niall Noígíallach bequeathing his qualities to his sons).
tuirmem chena...a n-elgnos, a n-ardēchtu (of prowess of
Leinster heroes) ZCP viii 117 § 4 = Rawl. 88a27 . Cf. fer
elgnais (leg. fír-elgnais ?), O'Dav. 463 .