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éolach, éulach, adj o-ā (the n s. is not found in the earlier O.
Ir. Glosses; acc. to Thurn., Hdb. § 360 ; Ped. ii 99 , the O. Ir.
n s. is éola (q.v.), n p. eolig, to which in Ml a new n s. eulach
50is formed). knowing, learned, skilled (in), acquainted with;
absol. or with gen. or prep. n
(a) in general sense (absol.): is eulach (gl. expertus)
Ml 49a28 . eolach inti asidfet wise is he who recounts
it
IT i 217.6 . ícaid cach n-eolach every wise man is a
55healer
(?) Arch. iii 228.83 . aineolach i n-agaid eoluig,
Laws v 252x Comm. In pl. the learned: eulaig (gl. experti)
Ml 134a7 . amal adfiadat ind eolaigh = periti Todd Lect. v
45.4 . na heolaig PH 7794.7300 . éolaig in tsenchassa
BDD 68 . ba mé in t-éolach aneólach (said by a survivor
60of the flood, on emerging after its subsidence) LL 376b42 .
d p. donaib eulachaib (gl. expertis) Ml 131c15 . is
uathadh dona heolchuibh aga bfuil fios RC xxix 116.11 .
v p. abraid, a éolcho , Todd Lect. vi 10.14 . a éolchu Elga
ZCP xiii 131 § 1 . a eolcha Erenn ii 357.26 . g p. genelach
65Lége...do réir na n-eólach according to the men of learning
Met. Dinds. iv 248.23 . As attrib.: in liaig eolach PH
4222 . aisneis cach ugdair eolaig MR 166.10 . na forcet-
laide eolcha PH 6816 . co máigistrib eolchaib 3462 . With
gen.: armbat eolig forcitil that they may be versed in
5teaching
Wb 31d15 . ba heolach goibnechta he, Three
Hom. 108.32 = LB 32a45 . éolaige rebraid, aneolaige
réire (women are) skilled in pleasure-seeking, unskilled in
obedience
Tec. Corm. § 16.79 .
Compar.: rig bus ecnaide ┐ bus eolchu indai PH 3969 .
10 ar cend neich bid éolchu ┐ bid síne andás, Ériu iv 126.15 .
cia as eolcha anaid ? who is more learned than thou ? ix 176
§ 1 .
With i n-: ammin éulig and (gl. non ignoramus cogita-
tiones eius) Wb 14d28 . adib éolig and (gl. scitis) 26b12 .
15 33c19 (eolaig). condan éolich ir-rúnaib deachte 15b19 .
Met. Dinds. iv 56.210 . ro búi i farrad Echach corbo
eolach i n-écsi RC xxvi 8.4 . eolach i ndligedh mara skilled
in the law of the sea
(i.e. in seamanship) Laws iii 210.25 .
am éolach in cech breithemnos...dorónad, Ériu iv 134.24 .
20 am é. ¤ ina fesaib ┐ ina táintib ┐ ina toglaib 128.23 . Duan.
Ḟ. i 25.5 . nech bus eólchu 'na n-aisneis `better versed in
the account thereof
' Met. Dinds. iii 304.8 . fer roeolach a
mberla ┐ a filidecht, Auraic. 5470 . eólach hi Laidin FM
v 1630.5 . bat eoluigh-sium i togail cathrach skilled in
25destroying cities
Marco P. 132 . C. do bhí eolach san
Bhreitheamhnas Tuaithe, Keat. iii 115 .
With for: eolach...for a modhuibh, Marco P. 116 .
(b) esp. knowing, acquainted with a locality (way, place,
person, etc.), absol. or with gen. or prep.: nidat eolach
30 thou knowest not the way TBC 993 . amm eolach 1751 .
1699 . ua uathad eolaig inn usci si few knew of TTebe 1753 .
isim eolach-sa co dunad Euaindir `I know the way to the
fortress of E.
' Aen. 2084 . With i n-: nim eolach-sa i crích
mo phopa Conchobair etir TBC 1210 . FM vi 1922.3 .
35 piloit fessach no eolach sa chuan sin, Fl. Earls 12.8 . am
éolach isin Gréic. atchonnarc a láechu, TTr.² 409 . rop
eolach i nErinn eiside FM vi 2088.1 . Transf., of things:
na longa budh éolchu acco the ships that best knew the way
(i.e. whose commanders best knew) CCath. 1413 .
40 gan beim orrtha 'gá n-eolchaib those who knew them
YBL 389b3 = Ir. Monthly 1921, 160 .
(c) Hence as subst. a guide: in carpat cen araid cen
eolach o Ard Machai co Sleibti, Trip. 248.21 . mani dig
[ind anim] le heolchu aingel with angels as guides FA 15
45(= RC xxvi 148.17 ). BNnÉ 149.12 . maith tra, or I. frisna
héolchu, cid as nesam dún sund ? BDD 70 . teid...eolac re
cach cetirn...dib sechnoin na cathrach BB 442a37 . a
túsigh conaire ┐ a eolaigh sligedh, CCath. 4761 . badar
drocheolaig ria F. ┐ tucsad i n-aimréidib hé RC xxiv 46.7 .
50 a n-eolaig robatar remib, Alex. 692 . frisna heolchu batar oc
imthús dóib 683 . noch dho bhí na éolach ag an muinntir
do chuir lámha a Níosa, Acts i 16 . ó's é is treóraighe ┐ is
eólach dhúinn...go neamh, TSh. 10035 .
(d) known, familiar: cf. air ni bi eulach (gl. non talis est
55qualis articulatae vocis oratio) `it is not knowledgeable'
(Thes.) Ml 42c9 . aithris dó...bás na bhfear óir dob eolach
dhó féin iad, Maguires of F. § 33 . dob eolach dhuinn cuiger
mac an R. Mhoirsin we were acquainted with Rel. Celt. ii
216.26 . Cf. ni fríoth tuath gan dudhchusach do chlannuiph
60E...acht an tuath eolach aitheachda sin .i. Tuath Ruisen
a hainm well-known (?) Hy Fiachr. 156 = Lec. 168a27 .
(e) of things requiring skill, cunning, curious (rare) : do
dhénamh gach aon ghné oibre eóluigh, Exod. xxxv 33 .
Cf. eólgach.

65 eólaige n a guide: noch dobhí 'na eoluighe ag an muintir
do ghabh Iosa, Acts i 16 (1681). im ḟáidh nó im eólaidh,
Hackett xxvi 128 . pl.: éoluighthe dalla a gcionn dall,
Matt. xv 14 .