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Elg

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Forms: Elg, Ealg, Elga, Elgga, Elcgae, Eilgi, Elg, Eilgg

pn a name of Ireland: nom. Elg .i. Ere, Corm. Y 510 . 714 . Auraic. 3540 . Elg nomen Hiberniae , O'Mulc. 382 . Ealga [leg. Ealg ?] .i. Eiriu .i. ealg ainm do mhuic ...go tucad fuirri in t-ainm sin, ar is cosmhailius mhuice boí for Eirinn, etc., Cóir Anm. 243 . gen. rígan iarthair Elgga, TBC-LL¹ 3109 = Elga, TBC-I¹ 2309 . Hechtair Elgga (.i. hErend), LL 45a22 = RC xxxvi 262 . bress Elgga (.i. ualglorach hErend), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 15.12 (< LL 315c4 ). mairgg Elcgae , 15.22 (cf. elgon .i. guin Elge .i. guin do tuaithe ┐ do cairte elgon, O'Mulc. 382 ). Iath Elga, YBL 113a39 = Eilgi (.i. Ere), LL 377b16 . Inis Ealga, eadhon, oiléan uasal; óir is ionann...ealga agus uasal, Keat. i 98.5 . dat. oenchairde fon Eilg n-a[d]ragar, O'Dav. 768 (v.l. Elg ). rí for Eilgg , Hail Brigit § 13 .

1 elg

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n pig: ealg ainm do mhuic isin tṡengáidhilg, Cóir Anm. 243 .

2 elg

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adj conspicuous, noble, famous: elg .i. ordricc, Corm. Y 510 . Auraic. 2517 . Lec. Gl. 47 . O'Cl. Cf. do gach ealg oirdeirc, Auraic. 2294 . elg lán, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 55 § 33 (cf. 31 § 52 ). The exx.: Macc Zachair sainsercc intslúaig | glainelcc cenṁbathail ṁbithbuaid, SR 7486 . fri glaineilc (: saigit), 6122 , seem to belong to a different word. Cf. Elg .