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1 ellam, ullam, ollam adj I (a) quick, prompt,
speedy; soon, readily: combad ellam no comallaitis aní
60asrochoilset that they should speedily perform (gl. ut
maturent exsolvere) Ml 95c2 . longphort do gabáil dóib
co hellom ┐ co héscaid TBC 431 . cid ellom condranic
cách, luathium conarnic F. 1034 (ullamh St). TBC² 1402 .
ba torrach ather[r]och ellam IT i 139.15 . dufochtrastar
65ellam awoke promptly RC xi 450.1 . táncatár...co hellam
ond insi LU 24b10 = RC ix 486.5 . co tisedh co hellam
...docom in catha, CCath. 3296 . tiagaidh uaim go hullamh
BNnÉ 218.3 . bás go hullamh d'ḟagháil TD 30.11 . do-
beir proinn go hullamh deg-thapaidh doibh, Fl. Earls
5 90.11 . atá an spioraid ollamh, ┐ an cholann éiglidhe =
promptus TSh. 10159 . As attrib.: aisgidh ollamh ready
gift
TD 25.6 . Compar.: brōnaigh Conailli indiu... | ni
ba ellmhu bias gen | i nAird iar nD. not readier shall be
the smile
AU 687 . rob iat...ba hellma ┐ ba hescaidi
10aigned d'iarraid na himresna MR 216.23 . Míchéal...
dom anmuin is é as ullmha readiest Dán Dé xxviii 4 .
do brisedh eachlusc uirri | bar n-eachradh ní hullmaide
IGT, Decl. ex. 554 .
(b) sudden: athcha ellma `sudden tempests' RC xxvi
1544 z . Cf. nib ellam mo lecht may my grave not be at
hand
(i.e. may I not die suddenly?) IT iii 53.18 . adj
II (a) ready, prepared, finished: cor bo éim ┐ cor bo
ellam MU 8.32 = LL 262b46 . Cf. ellam cach n-airceand
.i. cach ni is ellam (.i. is derb) do denum duit ot laim is
20ellam ort a chin, O'C. Law Transcr. 216 (< H 3.18, 112b ).
ro aithin dóibh DC long...do denum occo comdis ellma
(v.l. elma) inmara iat fó athgin in erruigh ar chinn, CCath.
169.3269 . Leb. Gab. i 222.19 . combtar ellmha a lóinte
till their supplies were ready Hugh Roe² 47 z (f. 26a) .
25 o robtar fuirithe eallmha na Gaill, Hugh Roe, 164.24 (f. 44a) .
a mbeith ullamh aicce dochum Uí C. d'aithrioghadh
`he had them in readiness' FM iii 546.13 . ní foláir don
uile dhuine bheith ollamh roimhe, ó atá an bás dearbh,
TSh. 131 . don tí atá ollamh ar dhéanamh breitheamhnais
30= qui paratus est judicare 808 . ollamh ar a chionn pre-
pared for it
(sc. death) 1543 . ón druing...bhíos ollamh
ré fagháil fulachta = ...praeparatis ad escam 7995 . Hence
convenient, suitable: ní ba ellam urusa Muir trom-adbul
Torrianda do bar n-ǽs athgǽti LL 238b31 = TTr. 1621 .
35(b) finished, complete: in uair rob ullamh an ecclas
ready i.e. consecrated RC xxv 398.17 . adhbar righ no rí
ullamh heir apparent or actual king BNnÉ 262.30 . ar
mbeith ollamh n-ealadhan perfected in his art TD 3.9 . sol
ticfadh ēnghloine amháin ullamh este before one glass could
40come out of it
(a glazier's furnace) completed Fl. Earls 70.
10 . derlaic onóir do cloinn na hE., go mba heallomh a n-
oirrdercas perfect (?) Leb. Gab. i 130 n. 7 .
(c) ready (for) in the sense of predisposed (to), in-
clined (to): is ullum iatsein cum idhroipisi YBL 351a36 .
45 teagaim sin a lucht na lubra ┐ isin lucht bis ullam
cuice 23 P 10³, 21a8 . gurub iad daine is ullma cum
flux fola 22b6 . Cf. ellam .i. a laim esti, Trans. Phil. Soc.
1859, 184 ( H. 3. 18, 70.1 ). ellam .i. illaim .i. ni for
dail 210 ( H. 3. 18, 81.2 ). ellam .i. al-laim ┐ ni for dail,
50 O'Mulc. 379 . Corm. Y 540 . Cf. 2 ellam.
As subst.: a ṡaor-ollamh bláth `thou noble, alert, smooth
weapon
' TD 33.18 . Cf. raticfa ra mod n-ellaim | meni
choisc do droch-thengaid `that will reach thee readily' RC
xiv 424.26 = LL 111a27 .

55 2 ellam n(a) a bride-price given by the bridegroom to
the bride or her father: eallamh .i. coibhche dogeibhthear
a láimh, O'Cl. (cf. 1 ellam, end of II c). mad rotoirrched
bansgal a ttaidhe cin cor, cin dilsi, cen ellam `without
dowry
' Cáin Ad. 52 . ellom rogáid ben Géde | for a chéle,
60 Met. Dinds. i 6.5 . co tuctha a hellam huile | do Buichet
till her bride-price were given to B. (i.e. to her father)
ZCP viii 270.10 . tucad ellam anbfoil ann d'ingin C. 270.
11 .
(b)? in an extended sense gift to a minstrel, etc.: do
65iarr a (th)idluctha ┐ a elmha leis, Celt. Rev. ii 26 . adconn-
cadar an imirce adbalmor ellmha da n-indsaige 28 (but
these are perhaps wrong expansions, cf. 2 ellach). Cf.
`ealladh' aisgidh (v.l. ealladh no eallamh), Metr. Gl. D 42 .