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áillecán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áillecán or dil.ie/1046
Last Revised: 2019

n o, m. (áille) toy, plaything: mar aliogán iongantach like a new toy, RC xxiii 18.14 . na áilleagán ochta fear, Arch. Hib. i 89 § ii . a áilleagán na n-airdríogh `thou darling of high-kings' (of a weapon), TD 33.4 . meas an áilleagáin fhallso (of a castle), L. Cl. A. B. 184.122 . In prov. phrase: nach ba h-āillecán a láim leinib . . . Éire a n-urlāimh E. E's hold on Ireland will not be like that of a child on its toy, ML² 1372 . is ailleacán a láimh leinbh sin (in a list of unsatisfactory undertakings), CRR 92.1 .