Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollacht or dil.ie/33806

n ā,f. (oll) greatness (of extent or degree), magnitude : re ho.¤ ┐ re hoibni na himgona, MR 268.5 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollaigidir or dil.ie/33807

Forms: ollaigthe, ollaiged

v g. (denom. from oll) makes larger, expands, ampli- fies: 2 s. imp. ollaigthe, gl. amplica, Ml. 70c7 . 3 s. impf. no ollaiged (ampliavit), 61c6 . part. nec. bed olaigthi (ampliandae), 88a14 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollam or dil.ie/33808

Forms: olloman, ollamh, oll-aimh, -amhan, -aimh

n [o ?], n,m. (< oll `great' Ériu xviii 54 ). d s. ollum Ériu xviii 54 . g s. olloman, LU 302 , 361 . a s. (? d s.) eter ríg ┐ ollomain, 10306 . ollamh, IGT Dec. § 51 (g s. oll-aimh, -amhan ; n p. -aimh , -amhain; a p. -amha, -amhna). Both declensions are used side by side in late Mid.Ir. and early mod. texts, the o-st. being preferred in sing., the n-st. in pl.

(a) An ollave, the highest grade of `fili' (in O.Ir. ollam may have denoted an office as much as a grade of learning; later used to denote the grade alone, UR 91-94 ), Laws v 26.25 (ollum). filid oldam, anroth, clí, etc., ZCP v 499 § 7. secht ngrad filed .i. ollam, ansrut[h], etc., O'Mulc. 537. He was entitled to a retinue of 30, a number lowered to 24 at the Convention of Druim Cet in 590: no bid .xxx. i cléir cac[h] olloman, LU 302. ro dígbait iar sein a clíara .i. xxiiii. i cléir ind olloman, 361 . ollamh .i. oll a dhámh .xx.iiii., Corm. p. 33 = [o]lldam, Corm. Y 993 . His specific form of poetic composition was the `anamain' (`mór' and `bec'): anamna ollaman, IT iii 31.25 ; 59 § 112 , §113 . anamaín . . . is dán olloman, Corm. Y 39 ; cf. O'Dav. 1072 , O'Mulc. 537. An ollave was attached to the court of each of the provincial kings, often to those of sub- kings; and there seems (at some periods) to have been an `ard-ollam' who exercised authority over all the provincial `filidh'. int ollam filedh iarna uirdned ag rig tuath, Laws i 42 z Comm. ollamh Uladh Fercertne, TBC 5467 St. Gilla C. Ua Slebin ollum Ulad, Cog. 120.2 . ar ollamh nUladh, TD 3.9 . The inferior grades of `filidh' had to discharge various offices for the ollave, such as keeping his two dogs (task of the `cana') and fostering his children (that of the `drisech'); and the erenaghs (airchindig eclaisi) had to maintain his horses, H. 3.18 p. 133 ( O'C. 239 ). Among his functions, acc. to the same passage, was that of guarding the King from occult dangers: dlegar don ollam beith i fail in rig im snamad (leg. samain) dia snadad ar siabrud, ib. See further Heldensage 66 fg. In wider sense: am ollom, am gáeth, LU 10628 = IT i 141.5 (loquitur Sencha m. Ailella). ollam britheman, LL 29b21 . Later an expert in any art or science, a professor : ollam breithemhnachta Ua Failghe, FM ii 888.18 . ollam Tuad- Muman re timpanacht, AU ii 510.18 (an. 1360). ard-ollamh Ereann i ccruitirecht, FM ii 1170.12 . ardollam a scribiund, RC xviii 193.13 (Tig.). ollamh legha Fer Manach `chief physi- cian', AU iii 346.8 (an. 1490). ollamh leighis Fearmanach, FM iii 554 z . clann Chraith a ollamhain ré dán, clann Chruitín a ollamhain ré seanchus (of O'Brien, chief of Thomond), Keat. iii 179 . ollam cerda a master craftsman (of Daedalus), ZCP iv 238.26 . secht n-ollumain ghabhunn master smiths, Lism.L. 2931 . mur ollamh cuarta . . . nā mes misi do not count me a vagrant bard, ZCP ii 348.18 (late 16th cent.). Of a woman: ba hollamh i ngach eagna i, Ériu v 78.12 .

(b) chief : ollam ard … caide side? nï, amail [rond-gab] rí Connacht… 'a high o. … what manner of man is this? For example, the king of Connacht' Ériu xviii 49-50 (Míadṡlechta) . In early poetry used of warriors: mandrais arma athar ollam as a master he destroyed the weapons of his [grand]father Ält.Ir.Dicht. ii 7 § 4 (text uncertain). caine dind dem i foat ollomain (of the burial-grounds of warriors), ib. 20.6 (= ollo- mhan, LL 380a12 ).

As npr. in the name (prob. a title) of Ollam Fodla, one of the early kings of Ireland: dá mac la Fiacha Fínsgothach .i. Eochaid (qui et Ollam Fodla) ┐ Araidhe, Cóir An. 249. docer Ailderg Dóit . . . la hOllomain, MacCarthy 164 z ( LL 127b52 ). co éc Olloman, MacCarthy 166.3 ( LL 128a1 ). mac Ollaim Fodla , MacCarthy 296 k ( BB 12a35 ). is uime ghairthear Ollamh Fódla dé, do bhrígh go raibhe 'n-a ollamh i n-eagna ┐ i n-eolus ré reachtaibh is ré dlighthibh d'ordughadh, Keat. ii 2057.

Compd. ¤thairngertaid m. ollave-elect , Tromd. Guaire 224.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollamanta or dil.ie/33809

adj io,iā. (ollam) pertaining to or worthy of an ollave, masterly : tinnscedal don tres . . . ughdardha ollamhanda `poetical', MR 94.18 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollamantacht or dil.ie/33810

n f. office of an ollave or professor: i bpéin a n- ollamhantachta do chaill `of losing their professorship', Keat. i 20.1 . fearann ollamhantachta `professional lands' (assigned to the maintenance of scholars), 72.4 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollamda or dil.ie/33811

adj io,iā. ollave-like, learned, accomplished : as pn sobriquet: Eithne O.¤ , Acall. 2103 , 5313 . Esp. of that which is according to the principles or technique of art: Dondchadh int ainm o.¤ , Auraic. 2202 (i.e. in a poem opening with the word Dondchadh, the rules of composition require its repetition in full at the end). fuair a hurgnamh co hollomhda augdurdha it had been prepared in accordance with the highest rules and authorities (of a hauberk), CCath. 5215.

? ollamnach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? ollamnach or dil.ie/33812

n o,m. = ollamnacht? ar n-ullmughadh fuaramar | eidir ollamhnaib cláir Cuind | dáigh ro-ollamhnaigh bfogluim `zum Behuf der Obermeisterschaft im Studium', ZCP ii 352.28 (poem by Eochaidh Ó Heoghusa, 16th—17th cent.).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollamnacht or dil.ie/33813

n ā,f. the office of an ollave: ba dirsan . . . do chor a hollomnacht that thou shouldst be put out of the ollaveship, RC xxvi 12.19 . ro gab Amorgen ard-ollomnacht Ulad, Ir. Texts i 34.13 ( LL 118a7 ). Tanaide . . . d'oirdneadh i n-ard- ollamhnacht Connacht, FM iii 412.20 . ro ṡuidhesdair T. . . . a cathaoir ollamnachta chóiged Chonnacht, ALC i 468.6 . ollamnacht Eirenn, Acall. 7894. cuairt ollamnachta, Tromd. Guaire 253 . ollamhnacht Í Uid `the bardic estate of Ó hUid', KMMisc. 56 § 3.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollamnaigid or dil.ie/33814

v g.

(a) exercises functions of an ollave? Teasalus . . . ro chumdaig in catraig dianid ainm Teasolonica ┐ is into ro ollomhnaig held authority, ruled (?), BB 3a27 .

(b) appoints as ollave: ro hollamhnaiged Senchán, Tromd. Guaire 225 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ollamnas or dil.ie/33815

n m. the office or dignity of an ollave : ro gab o.¤ i n-inad a athar, RC xxvi 8.13 . as a breithemnus .i. as a o.¤ , Laws v 252.15 . atáid re haimsir n-imchéin . . . i n-ollamhnas Éirionn `for ages past they have been high-teachers of Eire', Content. vii 10 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. olldeirb or dil.ie/33816

n a liquid measure , see 2 ól.