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etla n iā, f. (1 etal, see Ériu vii 178 ) I Self-denial,
renunciation; purity, holiness: eatla .i. ciamhaire, congain
45chroidhe..., O'Cl. inna hissiu huili congaibtiur ann-etlai
all these(viz. the virtues of faith, abstinence, gentleness,
humility, etc.) are comprised in `etla'
ZCP iii 448.3 =
YBL 252a12 (ind eutlu). co rabat don eclais iar n-etla
uird [leg. urd ?] `according to the purity of their order'
50 Laws iii 34.1 (with gl.: iar n-ordugad a glaine,...iar n-urd
etole 34.15 ). cach riagail iar comairle, co n-etla `with
purity
' 36.4 (with gl.: a toil Dē bít 36.18 ). foss oc
etlai (e(a)tla, MSS), Ériu i 193.4 . Lism.L. 4541 . Mon.
Tall. § 19 (etli). Cf. dorigensat samud Cíaran etla fri Dia
55fair co tísad slán `did penance to God' ZCP iii 206.5
(LU) = FM i 260 x (`made supplication'), where fasting
in supplication seems implied. set sirhettla a way of con-
tinual self-abnegation
(?) SR 2086 . cen síl n-etla (:pectha)
7199 . II Penitence, repentance, penance: eatla .i....
60aithrighe..., O'Cl. is tualaing timdibi cach pennid dib
amail bís nert ┐ etla ┐ erlatu indii torgaba in chinaith,
Ériu vii 142.11 . genus i n-óide [= oítid], cressine i
mmidaīs, ettla fri haes LB 71 marg. inf. III Tears (of
remorse): eatla .i....déra, O'Cl. etla ainbech (.i. déra
65iumda no eolchaire imda), Fél.¹ Mar. 24 n. LB. Here
perhaps: roclissa etla dar do gruad | scrutan screptra
crabud ngúr LL 272 marg. sup. ri rodet dilgud...do
Dauid dia mórchintaib iarna hettlaib athirgi tears (?)
of penitence SR 6876 . it hesin in primpeccthaig...tiagait
5cen ni d'fír-ettlaib | la Demun... 8351 . Cf. 3 etal.

étla, étlód; later éltód, -ád, -úd (vn. of étlaid q.v.)
eltogh, eltagh, eltúgh, E iv 1² 32b ( IGT, Conj .). I Evading,
escaping: (a) etla cumtusa lanamnusa comtincuir, Laws ii
360.18 (with gl.:... etlod in neich tinecairthir ina cumaid
10 360.24 ). (b) in fetfaidís...a n-étlódh cen giall dó whether
they could escape
CCath. 1651 (a ethlod v.l.). (c) siol Néill
aga n-eltágh uainn (: échtár), E iv 1² 38a ( IGT, Conj .).
II Stealing, taking away (by stealth or unfair means): (a)
ina sleith .i. ina hetlo, Laws v 274.4 Comm. (b) etlod,
15 Laws ii 360.24 Comm. (see above under I). (c) an bhfedfa
m'eltogh tar ais | a rélta dércmhor Dhurrlais, E iv 1² 33a
( IGT, Conj .).

? étlachtach: adj suidhis...co hanmhunn étlaith (étlachtach
v.l.), Acall. 1924 .

20 étla(id) v(from the prototonic forms of a compd. of
-tlen (?), but apparently influenced by élaid, with which it
is synonymous in I. Cf. do-étla, tétlaid) I Steals away,
escapes, makes off: imperat. pl. 2 edlaigh-si as fo ḟedhaibh
slip away TBC 5678 St. ind. pres. (?) s. 3 is annsin edla
25[leg. ro edla , perf. ?] R. anair...do fogra imana ar Tuathaib
D. `sped westward' Ériu viii 28.24 . imperf. pl. 3 ra
étlaitis lucht a frestail...ar oenḟeraib uathu stole away one by
one
MU 44.14 < LL 268b25 . pret. s. 3 étlais úadib, Met.
Dinds. iii 194.17 (tetlais, teltais v.l.). perf. ra étla óenḟer
30díb úad im-munigin a retha escaped from him TBC 2980
(rodnelo St). in soiser ro etla uad arecin .i. Ionas BB
245b1 (=ro éla YBL 296a11 . atrula SR 5317 ). ro étla
[in macc bec] ar a lamhacan do ṡaighi na con crept on its
hands and knees
Cóir Anm. 71 = BB 254a16 . ra étlá a
35treiset assa thrén-lámaib (of a wounded warrior) LL 244b3
= TTr. 2056 . II In middle sense, with infixed pron.
betakes oneself stealthily: mos-etlannsi cuci immach steals
out to him
IT i 72.14 (mosetlánsi, nosetlannsi, nusétlannsi
v.l.). III Trans. steals away, takes away: pres. subj. pass.
40 madia n-adbul-etlaiter ni on uasal (gl. on: dithle duind
damaig) `if anything...is pilfered from the noble' Laws
v 440.26 Comm. past subj. pass. acht nabeth rúad-daire
... ┐ ra étlaithé a cháel...ass CRR 34 .
Cf. co n-adbul-etlaidenn uad `that it takes away from
45him
' (ed. refers this gl. to co mbe dithle, but it may
belong to adapail), Laws v 450.18 Comm.

etlaide adj(etla) I Tenuous, unsubstantial, subtle (?);
starved, wasted and gaunt through asceticism (?): senoir
etlaidhi aighedhbhan ic ernuighthi, Lism.L. 3790 . BNnÉ
50 77.13 . aghaid glasban etlaide inalcaille, CCath. 4023 .
gnúisi aigedbána ettlaidi, Mer. Uil. 52 = etlaidi BB
445b22 . tresna haireachtaib etlaide do anmandaib batar
i ngrianbrogaib iffrind, TTebe 191 . Of a mountain: ra
rathaig Elcmaire eim | ar in tsleib etlaide uaid | coro
55cloemchlai lí cach luib (?), Ériu vii 223.14 . II Hence im-
perceptible, sudden (?): atbélat ēc etlaide | cach mil beo SR
8183 . imriadat co héttlaide | mili bliadna sind lóo 8391 ,
but in these exx. we may have a different word. See eltaide.

1 étláith adj(neg. of tláith) ungentle, vigorous: eatláth
60 strong, stout, vigorous P. O'C. bos tláith na dtachar
n-édtláth `gentle hand versed in ungentle strife' Studies
1921, 418 .

? 2 étláith adj weak, feeble: ro éirigh sí co hanmḟann
étláith, Acall. 31 . suidhis C. co hanmhunn étlaith (étlacht-
65ach v.l.) 1924 .