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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 .

elgnatus x= elgnas (b): athnim m'elgnatus uile
15d'Ḟiachaig ZCP viii 305.12 = Rawl. 138a33 .

elgon, ~uin n f. (?) (g s. may be represented by elgna,
q.v. or elgon may be the old gen.) malice prépense, committing
a mischief or crime with deliberate intention, also injur-
ing a fellow-citizen (?): elgon .i. eolguin, is eol do cia gontae,
20 Corm. Y 508 . coig anmand cinath conlat ar andug : fa[i]ll,
eislis, elgon, imraichne, anfot, ruced didiu eitged conid
ainm cach gnīma na dēne nech ar elgoin (of five kinds of
evil-doing), O'Mulc. 456 . elgon .i. guin Elge .i. guin do
tuaithe ┐ do cairte elgon (gen. ?) 382 . comdiles do cach dib...
25cia imarbara cach dib ar araile cen elguin, Laws ii 350.21 ,
with gl.: cen eolgnais comraiti do denam ima brith tar
sarugad i fiadnaise `without committing intentional trespass'
352.9 . cach dichmairc cen taide cen elguin 352.4 , with gl.:
saraigthe i fiadnaisi 352.26 . tiscail gai a halad gen ealguin
30 drawing a spear from a wound without inflicting intentional
injury
v 490.8 , with gl.: cen eolgnais comraite do denam
de 492.22 . ain cethro as do gu-tir, cin elcuin 'na tir
fadeisin 136.8 , with gl.: cen a mbrisi tre comraiti; no cin
eolgnais comraite d' imirt forra 136.20 . gné ac sloindedh
35cenail, elguin ac sloinded comraiti species used to designate
genus, malice designating intention
iii 96 w . a p. ealgone
adcomchaissem `wilful crimes we have committed' Ériu
ii 122.16 . Cf. is iar suidhe ataella fiacha elguin in cluichi
so .i. is iarsan mbasugud ata tadhall do fiachaib comhraiti
40isan cluichi so, O'Dav. 157 .

elgonach adj o-ā (elgon) of malicious intent: elgon...
.i. guin do tuaithe ┐ do cairte elgon. ┐ elgonach uad,
O'Mulc. 382 .

eligiecda adj io-iā elegiac: metur eligiecda = elegiacum
45metrum Hib. Min. 6.195 .

elit, ailit n f. g s. ailite LU 64a5 . eillte, Ir. Monthly
1921, 115 . n p. elti, LL 265a 14 . eillti, Cóir Anm. 26 . eillte
GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 227 . Keat. ii 2785 . eilite, Job
xxxix 1 . a p. eillti, Trip. 72.10 = elte, Todd Lect. v 22.7 .
50 g p. ellti, Anecd. ii 30.18 . eillteadh IGT, Decl. 662 .
A doe, hind: ailit cona loeg = cervam cum vitulo suo
Todd Lect. v 16.6 = Trip. 230.22 . elit elifia (= ἐλάφεια)
graece cervina interpretatur , O'Mulc. 385 . port hi fuirsitis
innelit, Thes. ii 242.5 = Trip. 346.6 . issidi noblighed na
55heillti, Trip. 72.10 ( Todd Lect. v 22.7 ). Acall. 6582 .
cétt damh n-allta ra cēd n-ellti, Anecd. ii 30.18 . an oss
cona elet, BColmáin 60.27 . masat elti glenna garba LL
265a14 = MU 22.5 . laoigh breca a broinn oiss-eillti, Ériu
vii 197.7 . mar elit d'éis a láeicch a doe bereft of her fawn
60 Arch. iii 305 iv § 3 . Job xxxix 1 . eilid, Jer. xiv 5 . sdéd
gán dóich urraim na n-eillteadh a steed whom the deer are
like to respect
(i.e. it will excel them in speed) IGT, Decl.
ex. 662 .
Fig., of a lively, nimble person: oc tofund na ailite ucut
65ConCulaind LU 64a5 (= TBC² 781 ). TBC 2091 .