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geltacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. geltacht or dil.ie/25601
Last Revised: 2013

n (geilt) ā, f. panic, terror, frenzy, insanity, state of being a geilt (characterized by e.g. living in the wilderness, leaping or flying, eating raw food and having visions) (see Éigse xiv 179-206 ): naoi ngelti dibh do dol for geltacht , TFrag. 40.11 . tuc síneadh ar a cholainn o talmain co n-deachaigh re gaith ┐ re gealtacht, CF 316 . Suibne Geilt do dul (sic leg.) ar geltacht , Laws iii 88.3 . conid re g.¤ ocus re genidecht ro cind comairli, MR 236.12 . cidh rottuc ar gealtacht thú, BS 102.14 . an cú bhíos ar bheagan muirne | méin gealtachta as gnáth sa gcoin, L. Cl. A. B. 191.50 . mar do chuir [Dia] i ngealtacht é, TSh. 3463 . naonbhar ... lotar hi faindeal ┐ i ngealtacht as in cath sin, AFM i 318.1 (= ix. uolatiles .i. geltai, Tig. RC xvii 229.19 . = gealta, CS 122.8 ). g s. re gabad na gealtachta, MR 232.9 .