Cite this: eDIL s.v. étla(id) or dil.ie/20875

Forms: edlaigh-si, edla, edla, étlaitis, étlais, atrula, étla

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 [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 díb 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 treiset 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. 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 him' (ed. refers this gl. to co mbe dithle, but it may belong to adapail), Laws v 450.18 Comm.