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1 ell , ella

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n (a) a flush, a sudden emotion, a rush of feeling freq. in e.¤ condalbe, e.¤ (m)báide, used generally of an emotion experienced on seeing one's kin in danger. (a) tanic ell condailbi im Ultaib dó a flush of affection for his kin of Ulster TBC-LL¹ 468 . tánic a ell chondailbi fair, 2964 (= tainic ell mbáidhe et condailbe dhó, St). dosuicfe uile ell condolba oc aiscin in maic isind nith, TBC-I¹ 3378 . RC xiii 444.16 . arrangab ell chondailbe, RC xiii 458.18 = SG 316.38 . do eirigh ell baidhe ann, TBC-LL¹ p. 899 n. 1 . eill nári `a feeling of shame' MU 34.20 = LL 267a20 . (b) ro eirigh ealla bagha ann, TBC-LL¹ 399 n. 10 . tanic ealla aithrechuis dó im a nderna `a fit of repentance for what he had done' Celt. Rev. ii 212 . pl. (?), geubdaid ella aithreachuis, ITS v 168.19 . i richt meic sheacht mbliadan ...co ndenaind ella baide imme, Moling 39 . Cf. ris atbert a bhuime...tré ealla buidhe Baoísgne, Duan. F. i 25.6 . Cf. corbar clochthige os chella | nírap ella aislinge, RC xiii 114.8 = SG 388.31 (`may all this not be a mere fit of dreaming' ii 423 ).

(b) a blush: ell n-ailgen issindara hoil dó... .i. frecra mín munterda indara fecht an expression of gentleness (?) in one cheek MU 36.27 = LL 267b9 .

(c) a sudden pang or pain (probably this is the earliest sense); generally in pl., of pains of travail: tancatar bressa brighi ┐ ella da hindsaighid ┐ rucustar gein meic, Acall. 543 . tangadar breasa briogha ┐ ella idhna (alla idhan v.l.) dá hionnsaidhe, Ériu v 80.28 . ella idan, YBL 180b20 . alla idhan, RC xiv 28 § 5. BNnÉ 126.1 .

2 ell , eill

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n the original meaning of the word is doubtful; cf. ell didiu .i. intus, O'Mulc. 376 . It usually has the sense of opportunity, vantage: ell for Fhionn .i. greim no baoghal ar Fhionn, O'Cl. (cf. Dinds. 49 cited below). boisium for eill Fhinn he `was lying in wait for F.' RC xiv 242.18 . dus an ttairsittis eill ngabhala for A. an opportunity of seizing upon A. Hugh Roe² 3.10 (f.1 b) . batar...i forbhaisi isin dúnadh dus an ttairsitis eill na criche ass, Hugh Roe 176.9 (f.47b) . Freq. in phr. gaibid¤ , fo-gaib e.¤ (with gen. or prep. of object) takes advantage of, overcomes: teilgc cenn meic Bachairi 'mach | ni gébthar ell na cathrach SR 6980 . nert Dé lend | arná ragbaither ar nell, LL 308b8 = SG 389.25 . ní raghba ar n-eill | demon, ACL iii 231.15 . mairg ríg...gebas eill mo naím, LU 119b8 . BS 74.26 . cidh 'mo ngeibhe mh' eill, 72.10 . gonaidh, marbaidh, airligidh | gabhaid uile a eill (: beinn), 68.6 . meicc beca ni geibtis eill | do M. had no chance against M. ZCP viii 217.26 . rogab eill dona Mirmedóndaib sech cách, TTr.² 1513 . imraidi C. modh nod-gabad eill for Find, Dinds. 49 (cf. O'Cl. cited above). ni ḟuair nechtarde eill for a cheile `neither of them prevailed over the other' RC iii 184.29 = LL 122b9 . fuarattar ell forsna coimhédaighib...go ro bhensat a ngeimhle dhíobh, AFM vi 1912 w . fuair an Iustis ell ┐ elang a fforcoimett Uí Neill...co ndeachaidh treimhit gan troit, 2224.10 . Cf. ni ellastar clóenchleir .i....ba gabail ella lasin n-uasal bith ic inblegon creitmi forna cleḟeraib, RC xx 272.6 . don abaill imar gabustair Eba éill, no imar gabustair eill Eba, Laws i 54.5 Comm. (cf. Corm. Y 1272 ). co héill fir célide .i. cuirm, MacCongl. 99.21 .

3 ell

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n troop, flock: ell no iall .i. ealta d'énaibh no do dháoinibh, O'Cl. ; here also perhaps: ell .i. cath, O'Cl. This may be the word in the following instances: úair dosfuargaib, rígda ell | co sluagaib Hierusalem a kingly host (?) SR 6677 . Fergal na n-airech n-ell , 2357 . cnáifed dia álaig óg n-ell | slóg sádail na senÉrend would have wasted all the flocks (?) of the peoples of ancient Ireland Metr. Dinds. ii 62.11 . Cf. also iii 48.1 . Trip. 252.21 . SR 1129. 3915 . ficell a vigilia, nó feiccell .i. ell feig, O'Mulc. 535 . nirb fand fri glan-ella gluind were not weak before troops of prowess (?) LL 146a14 = ZCP xii 377 § 8 .