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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 .

ellabair n a host, multitude (?): ellabhair .i. ollarbhar
10.i. sluagh mór, O'Cl.

1 ellach n o, m. (earlier n.?) (vn. of in-loing) I (a)
joining, uniting; union, combination, composition , cf.
eallach. .i. suidhiughadh, O'Cl. : buith i n-elluch coirp Crist
in union with Wb 29d22 . i nhellug coirp Crist 29c8 .
15 i n-ellug 19c20 . inna ellug 26d16 . inna n-elluch Sg 188a
3 . Laws v 342.23 Comm. do-alla in cethramthu ...a
n-ellach in trin together with the third part ii 398.17
Comm. i n-ellach na daime in the train of iii 404.19
Comm. bai lanumuin i n-elluch ar a chinn isstig together
20 IT i 144.5 . Cf. tictís iar n-elluch fo smacht | do chen-
nuch i tír nEgept SR 3427 . inna clocha bíte i n-elluch
in talman in the earth's mass Acr 12c1 ( Thes. ii 5.32 ).
ar na roib na eicmailt i n-ellug inna æcaillse in the
communion of the church
Wb 22c20 . cethardha ata i
25n-ellach gacha duila dligidhe .i. aer ┐ talam, teine ┐ uisce
in the composition of O'C., Law Transcr. 901 < H 3.18, 400 .
i n-ellach dénma na ndúl, Todd Lect. vi 67 = LB 138b17 .
i n-ellach in cumdaigh inlaid (?) BB 493b6 (cf. Alex. 587 ).
In gramm.: issi intsillab diuit sillab ellaig rain[n]e a
30syllable in the composition
, i.e. body of a part (of speech) Sg
25b13 . i n-ællug insce biid dictio in connected speech
(= oratio) 25a2 . esse feda .i. in blog aoir tebide gebhes in
fid i n-elluch focail, Auraic. 898 . in blog, etc.techtas i n-elluch
focail 902 . Hence (b) metre (?): ellach .i. aisti ut est cibe
35cenel dina secht n-eillghibh .i. dona secht n-aistibh, O'Dav.
765 . eallach .i. aisde ealadhna, O'Cl. vii primeillge na
filideachta, Auraic. 743 . aisti dona seacht primellgibh na
f., 1686 . is lethloigibh na .vii. primellach direnaiter na haisti
seo IT iii 28.28 . Cf. also O'Mulc. 537 , and: fuirim .i. ellach
40aisti, Corm. Y 665 . trefocal...cen ellach dona hellgib
cenmothá óen-ellach, Arch. iii 293.5 = Auraic. 1931 .
fogonar airchetul i n-anocht n-ellag (of a metrical fault)
5224 . ellach .i. rann. lān-ellach i. lān-rann do denam
do lethrann, amail ata: a Gilla Míchil Ó Maol Caimin, O'C.
45 Law Transcr. 977 < H 3.18, 422 .
(c) In connexion with cath, joining in battle, engaging;
encounter, battle , cf. eallach .i. cath, O'Cl. : céin ro bás ic
ellach ┐ ic tinol ┐ ic cur na tri cath-sa, Alex. 421 . mor
ndrong ndhánai...ro hellachtai and i n-urd ellaig in chathai
50 132 . 144 . a ndith ┐ a mudugud inn-ellach in mórcathae
eiter Poimp ┐ Cesair for muigh na Tésali, CCath. 4392 .
(of vultures :) ic urnaidhe a fola ┐ a n-apaige d'fagbail...i
n-ellach in morcatha ┐ inn-otharligib na n-anradh isin
armaig 5003 . ellach [a] cath ar a chind ZCP xii 378.26 .
55 Cf. Cellach...cen ellach n-aith n-imgona LL 132b43 .
óenach cen imchosnom cen ellach `without seizure'
(without encounter ?) Met. Dinds. iv 150.63 . rogníset
úaibre ellach an arrogant encounter (?) Met. Dinds. iii 370.
65 . The following exx. may also come here: ellach
60n-ossaid a union of truce, a league LL 184a33 = Arch. Hib.
ii 73 . trí rígna... | 'ca mbítis ríg rochrotha | ... | nírbtar
ellaig óenḟechta `unions of a moment' Met. Dinds. iii 366 .
20 . sesca mor-mili imma cuaird...do chemendaib uird
ellaig paces in order of union, in succession (?) (of
65measurements of Babylon) Rawl. 74b17 .
Cf. also: co n-uaill ellaig, Met. Dinds. ii 20.46 . deilm
gan ellach ZCP vii 310.7 . fenelach .i. ellach ercai, Corm.
Y 666 .
II (a) a putting in: ellach .i. ni do chur ann ┐ tellach
5.i. ni do chur as ut est ar is cuma ellach ┐ tellach do tigh
cach graid... .i. nech inntu nó as, O'Dav. 797 (cf. 802 ).
Laws v 172.8 . ni chumgaba nech ellach nā tellach im
thegluch-sa acht me fadéin `none shall have power to keep
or send forth
' (said by one required to dismiss one of his
10following) Ériu vi 148.52 . Cf. eallach cach eathair co na
fuiluing a lucht loading (or entering ?) a boat so (heavily)
that it cannot sustain its burden Laws v 490.11 gl. by:
techtugad do brith isin ethar, co na imuilngenn a lucht
492.28 . Hence (b) entering upon, taking possession of,
15 appropriating: ellag tire... .i. techt intiu; tellag ┐ iallag
de hoc dicitur , O'Mulc. 376 . fuair ellach ar nóebe nirt
`gained possession' Met. Dinds iv 98.95 . a tellach saighe
.i. a n-ellech side, Laws v 470.16 . Here probably: eallach .i.
suidhiughadh, O'Cl.
20 III Harness (?): ar aireach n-ellaigh on a harnessed horse
(?) IT iii 85 z . [a] adastar ┐ a ellach (of a steed), Aisl. MC
81.3 . But cf. 2 ellach.