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elitronta n the name of a plant: diptannus pulegium
martis .i. da ainm in elitronta RC ix 231 (= dittany
origanum dictamnus ?). Cf. diptamus, pulegium mertus .i.
an litronta 23 K 42, 422 .

5 ell, ella n(a) a flush, a sudden emotion, a rush of feeling
freq. in e. ¤ condalbe, e. ¤ (m)báide, used generally of an
emotion experienced on seeing one's kin in danger. (a)
tanic ell condailbi im Ultaib dó a flush of affection for his
kin of Ulster
TBC 468 . tánic a ell chondailbi fair 2964
10(= tainic ell mbáidhe et condailbe dhó, St). dosuicfe uile
ell condolba oc aiscin in maic isind nith TBC² 3378 . RC
xiii 444.16 . arrangab ell chondailbe RC xiii 458.18 =
SG 316.38 . do eirigh ell baidhe ann TBC p. 899 n. 1 .
eill nári `a feeling of shame' MU 34.20 = LL 267a20 .
15(b) ro eirigh ealla bagha ann TBC 399 n. 10 . tanic ealla
aithrechuis dó im a nderna `a fit of repentance for what he
had done
' Celt. Rev. ii 212 . pl. (?), geubdaid ella aith-
reachuis ITS v 168.19 . i richt meic sheacht mbliadan
...co ndenaind ella baide imme, B.Molling 39 . Cf. ris atbert
20a bhuime...tré ealla buidhe Baoísgne, Duan. Ḟ. i 25.6 .
Cf. corbar clochthige os chella | nírap ella aislinge RC
xiii 114.8 = SG 388.31 (`may all this not be a mere fit of
dreaming
' ii 423 ).
(b) a blush: ell n-ailgen issindara hoil dó... .i. frecra mín
25munterda indara fecht an expression of gentleness (?) in one
cheek
MU 36.27 = LL 267b9 .
(c) a sudden pang or pain (probably this is the earliest
sense); generally in pl., of pains of travail: tancatar bressa
brighi ┐ ella da hindsaighid ┐ rucustar gein meic, Acall. 543 .
30 tangadar breasa briogha ┐ ella idhna (alla idhan v.l.) dá
hionnsaidhe, Ériu v 80.28 . ella idan YBL 180b20 . alla
idhan RC xiv 28 § 5. BNnÉ 126.1 .

2 ell, eill nthe original meaning of the word is doubtful;
cf. ell didiu .i. intus, O'Mulc. 376 . It usually has the sense of
35 opportunity, vantage: ell for Fhionn .i. greim no baoghal
ar Fhionn, O'Cl. (cf. Dinds. 49 cited below). boisium for
eill Fhinn he `was lying in wait for F.' RC xiv 242.18 .
dus an ttairsittis eill ngabhala for A. an opportunity of
seizing upon A.
Hugh Roe² 3.10 (f.1 b) . batar...i
40forbhaisi isin dúnadh dus an ttairsitis eill na criche ass, Hugh
Roe 176.9 (f.47b) . Freq. in phr. gaibid ¤ , fo-gaib e. ¤ (with
gen. or prep. of object) takes advantage of, overcomes: teilgc
cenn meic Bachairi 'mach | ni gébthar ell na cathrach
SR 6980 . nert Dé lend | arná ragbaither ar nell LL
45 308b8 = SG 389.25 . ní raghba ar n-eill | demon, Arch. iii
231.15 . mairg ríg...gebas eill mo naím LU 119b8 . Buile Ṡ.
74.26 . cidh 'mo ngeibhe mh' eill 72.10 . gonaidh,
marbaidh, airligidh | gabhaid uile a eill (: beinn) 68.6 .
meicc beca ni geibtis eill | do M. had no chance against
50M.
ZCP viii 217.26 . rogab eill dona Mirmedóndaib sech
cách, TTr.² 1513 . imraidi C. modh nod-gabad eill for Find,
Dinds. 49 (cf. O'Cl. cited above). ni ḟuair nechtarde eill
for a cheile `neither of them prevailed over the other' RC
iii 184.29 = LL 122b9 . fuarattar ell forsna coimh-
55édaighib...go ro bhensat a ngeimhle dhíobh FM vi 1912
w . fuair an Iustis ell ┐ elang a fforcoimett Uí Neill...co
ndeachaidh treimhit gan troit 2224.10 . Cf. ni ellastar clóen-
chleir .i....ba gabail ella lasin n-uasal bith ic inblegon
creitmi forna cleḟeraib RC xx 272.6 . don abaill imar
60gabustair Eba éill, no imar gabustair eill Eba, Laws i 54.5
Comm. (cf. Corm. Y 1272 ). co héill fir célide .i. cuirm,
Aisl. MC 99.21 .

3 ell n troop, flock: ell no iall .i. ealta d'énaibh no do
dháoinibh, O'Cl. ; here also perhaps: ell .i. cath, O'Cl. This
65may be the word in the following instances: úair
dosfuargaib, rígda ell | co sluagaib Hierusalem a kingly
host
(?) SR 6677 . Fergal na n-airech n-ell 2357 . cnáifed
dia álaig óg n-ell | slóg sádail na senÉrend would have
wasted all the flocks
(?) of the peoples of ancient Ireland
5 Met. Dinds. ii 62.11 . Cf. also iii 48.1 . Trip. 252.21 . SR
1129. 3915 . ficell a vigilia, nó feiccell .i. ell feig, O'Mulc.
535 . nirb fand fri glan-ella gluind were not weak before
troops of prowess
(?) LL 146a14 = ZCP xii 377 § 8 .