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eólas, eulas n u, o, m. IGT, Decl. § 38 . (a) know-
ledge, information, esp. knowledge gained by experience or
10practice, acquaintance: eolus (gl. peritia) Ir. Gl. 901 . eolas
.i. tuicsi iar foglaim, O'Dav. 771 . maith a n-eulas (gl.
patres...certae scientiae) Ml 63b2 . duan eulus (gl. ad
notitiam) 78d5 . hí fius ┐ heulus Sg 209a6 . co festar
cach n-eólas IT i 224.3 . brethem cen fotha n-eoluis founda-
15tion of knowledge
Laws v 354.1 . indarpaid in génntli-
gecht eolas ┐ incongbaid aneolas PH 721 . isse mac
dian lia eolas i nErind the best-informed youth Ériu viii
156.5 . druid co mōr-eōlus TBC² 835 . RC vi 174.7 .
oc indisin eolais relating lore Ériu viii 156.11 . ardṡúi
20hErend eolossa 70.90 . i n-ecmais a ḟessa ┐ a eolusa in
the absence of information
TBC 1561.2845 (eolais). ic
iarfaigid fessa ┐ fastini ┐ eolais 407 . nochon eólas óen-
baile `lore not of one spot only' Met. Dinds. iv 134.6 .
immad ecna ┐ eolais PH 3961 . itir gach eolus da nderna
25se and adubairt... among other information that he made
known
BCC § 216 . thusa aga bhfuil éolas, 1 Cor. viii 10 .
ag éisteacht ealadhan ┐ eólais ó fheallsamhnaibh feasacha
foghlamtha, TSh. 247 . lucht eolais the learned O'Gr.
Cat. 475.9 . TD 17.59 .
30With obj. gen.: eolas laburtha PH 5372.5490 . a
mesrugud do neuch...la eolus ind fita everyone should regulate
his pittance...knowing the proper amount
Mon. Tall. § 63 .
do-bhéaram dhuit... | eólas do ghéag ngeinealaigh TD
30.21 .
35With ar: eólas foirbhthe ar na neithibh diadha, TSh.
8538 . an mhéid d'éolus is éidir dh'faghail ar Dhia, Rom.
i 19 .
With i n-: sainred n-eulais leu isin dan frisgníat (gl.
multa peritia) Ml 37b12 . eolas...i ndeachaib knowledge...
40of metrical feet
O'Dav. 771 . Cf. as mór n-iath a mbói a
n-eolas, Acall. 3617 = SG 174.25 (`many were the lands in
which they knew their way about
' SG ii 195 ; see c).
With ellipse, as quasi-vn.: biaid sē oc scēlaib ocus oc
eolas, Ériu viii 156.6 .
45 i n-e. ¤ (neich) acquainted with: atáimsi 'na n-eolas ó
aimsir mo naoidheandachta, Maguires of F. § 37 .
(b) experimental proof, experience: ar eulas (gl. experi-
mentum) Ml 97d6 . dinaib eulasaib no donaib etarcnaib
(gl. de experimentis) 19d18 . ho eulassaib (gl. experimentis)
50 57c11 .
(c) Esp. knowledge of the way (place), guidance (cf. e):
eolas dún co rísem bail atá in Dond (give) us directions
TBC 146 . tabair eolas dam co hairm a fuilet mo mic direct
me to the place
TTebe 4560 . atlochar...mh' eolus dochum
55an glinne, Anecd. ii 23.6 . tobair foirithin eolais uisqui
oraind succour in finding water TTebe 1769 . do múnud
eóluis dar muncind mara...dóib to teach them the way
CRR 8 . donfairni do chobair, ol C. is bec mo chumang
acht eolas namma guidance LL 252a17 = ZCP iv 45.20 . in
60retla resna druithibh ...tuc eolas doib isan teach i rabi Crist
ZCP v 25 § 13 . do gab athinni ré heolus na haidchi
`to show the way through the night' TTebe 4685 . lucht
eoluis guides Rel. Celt. ii 196.16 ; 206.9 .
Cf. bar mbeith uili d'áeneolus `of one mind' Mer. Ulix
65 133 = uili aeneolus BB 446a43 . do-gní e. ¤ guides, directs:
mar doniatt mairnelaig...éolus leis an réltainn direct their
course by the star
Maund. 155 . um eólus dingmalta do
dhenomh asteach sa chuan, Fl. Earls 14.11 . éolas dírech
do dhénamh go purt nimhe, Mac Aingil 342.7 . treóraighe
5d'fhagháil ré heólas na slighe do dhéanamh dhó, TSh. 9811 .
beirid e. ¤ do leads, guides: beir eolas dúinn guide us,
lead us
GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 283 .
beirid e. ¤ ria n- leads, guides: in t-oirc peata briseas ar
dus ┐ bereas eolus resin tret which first breaks through (the
10fence) and shows the way to the herd
Laws iv 108.19 Comm.
bērat eolus remut they will guide thee BColm. 28.19 .
d(o) [d(i)?] e. ¤ for guidance, as guide: luidsi...┐ Mac
Caille d'eolus rempe dar moin F. fo thuaith, Thes. ii 329.
39 . lotar rempu...cu Temair L., ┐ C. d'eolas rempu MU
15 18.27 = LL 264b17 . cia bad chóir do eolus rempu eter
na da chuiced TBC 461 (do denom eoluis St). 468 . Hugh
Roe 304.23 (f. 79b) . do deachator araill dhíobh do eolus
lais tré Bearnas Mór 116.16 (f. 31a) .
craobh eolais guiding branch A. Ó Dálaigh iii 7 . reulta
20eólais érlamh nUisnigh guiding star Studies 1919, 74 .
Cf. mar shaithe beachann gun bhech eolu[i]s , Rel. Celt.
i 165.29 .
(d) a way, direction, path, opening: cen ergna n-eolais
cen treóir...i tirib aneóil without knowledge of the way
25 SR 3447 . imt[h]ig eolus ale depart in another direction
BColm. 18.24 . sechain an t-eolass comcoitchenn gabus
cāch docum an oilen BCC § 233 . § 171 . dochuaid...ar ath-
gairid eolais `by a short cut' TTebe 4617 . cia héolus no
ghebhdais, Cog. 214 y . déarad gur thréig siad an t-eólus
30| sin síos an tslighe that they have mistaken the path,
Hackett xxvi 149 . mo theagh ní hé t'eolus-sa destination
A. Ó Dálaigh xlviii 6 . dorighnedh cro caeluigh uime gan
conair as acht eolus a tuctha began goirt-bidh do save a way
by which a little salt meat was given him
Lism. L., p. 310.
3510 = RC xx 420.7 . ro ghabhastair ionar...ionnas gach
éolas da n-imghidh rinn chaol chruaidh-ṡnáthaide go
ngabhadh dhó so that there was not so much as the point of
a sharp needle might touch where it did not fit to him
ML
112.1 . isteagh san eolas as fearr | ...muna seoltar sinn,
40 A. Ó Dálaigh iii 5 , may belong to c.
Cf. dothaed rompo for eolus a ceneóil BB 259b23 =
YBL 179b38 .
(e) a place known, familiar surroundings: cían om
eólus-sa crioch gusa ránag-sa far from my home Buile Ṡ.
45 98.3 . an uair rangadar eolus a ccrioch fein, Rel. Celt. ii
206.9 .
(f) description by which a person (thing) is known;
designation: Ser Gyi o Berbuic m'ainm ┐ m'fis ┐ m'eolus
ag sluaghaibh Saxan my name and title and description ZCP
50 vi 30.16 .
(g) secret knowledge, a prescription, spell, charm: ag
bruith in neich is cain do losaib ┐ do [sic leg.] eolusuib do
neoch bis a ngalur of herbs and nostrums (recipes, Stokes,
Criticism 45 ; spells, charms? see Ériu viii 130 ) Laws i
55300.15 Comm. v 260.13 Comm.

? eólcha n skill, expertness: dobhí de luas na luinge ┐
d'eólcha na hainnire ar a h-árd-stiuradh `skill' ITS i 54.
14 .

eólchaigid v g (éolach) is used to, acquainted with:
60 gnāth a gnato .i. eolchaigim no aichtigim, Corm. Y 706 .

eólchaire n io, n. (?) (eól; possibly abstr. of *eólchar; cf.
Im. Br. i 41 ). (a) longing, yearning; esp. longing for
home:
eolchaire .i. ima tir ┐ cuma .i. a ndiaigh dáine
(different kinds of grief), Arch. iii 139.33 . nach tan
65nosbert eolchaire n-oll fo rian roglass | nosbert for cūl...
ben bán as often as their great longing for home drew them
forth...the fair woman drew them back
Anecd. i 69.1 .
gabais éolcaire fer díib LU 121a6 . gabais éolchaire
inní Condla imon mnai atchonnairc a longing for the
5woman
120a39 . 120b10 . eolchaire mo mhendatain |
dorala ar mo chéill `longing for my little home' Buile
Ṡ. 64.1 . becc ná romúchda dóine oc eólchaire, oc imbáide
| ar ind Niall-sain... with yearning or emotion over N.
Ériu iv 96.18 .
10(b) regret, grief in general; mourning, lamentation:
eolchaire .i. doilgheas no dobrón, O'Cl. eolchuire wailing
Kirk (troscadh ┐ gul ┐ éolchuire, Esther iv 3 ). biaidh
m'fhaoilte 'na heólchoire, Tadhg Óg, Studies 1924, 87 ; 88 .
ag eolchuire ┐ ag tuirrsi am diaidh BCC § 189 . guil ban is
15eolchuire ḟear, Ir. Monthly 1921, 245 . do-níd eólchaire
= lamentantur TSh. 6433 . gol-gháirthe...┐ eólchaire
éagcuibhdheasach do dhéanamh 5575 . Leabhar na hEól-
chaire = Lamentationes Jeremiae 1425 .