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1 ela n f. IGT,Decl. § 4 . ex. 1250 . swan: elae auis qu[as]i
olo [ = ὅλος].i. totum quia totus albus , O'Mulc. 381 .elu(gl.
cygnis) Thes. ii 47.19 n. inela hic cygnus Ir. Gl. 509 .risna
65dirmaib diairmidi d'elaib cycni TTebe 1230 ( Theb. iii 525 .)
essnad ealao, K. and H. 29 ( ZCP iii 457 ).conaccatar
in dá ela timchell na Temra LU 132a41 .Loch nEnaig,
adhba ela, Acall. 2427 (cf. 2425 ).airm i cluinfinn cuibdius
cubaid ac na helaib (: Febail) ZCP vii 309.21 .robadur...
5ar dath alainn eala(of a gift of birds, dogs, and steeds)
ZCP vi 31.14 .do thiccdis eladha do chantain ciuil doibh
BNnÉ 172.22 .mar a n-áirmheann an eala idir na
hainmhinntibh amhghlana, TSh. 7796 .Fig.:eala cuain
Luimnigh(of a lady), GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 226 .
10 An ogam symbol for the lettere: ēn-ogam...aicme
ailme . . aidhircleog, odoroscrach, uiseoc, ela, illait, Auraic.
5696 .

2 ela ? n ealaebraice elom exercitus , O'Mulc. 384 .

elach adj o-ā(1 ela) swan-haunted: 'gun Múaidh mbreacaigh
15ealaigh, KMMiscell. 170 § 18 .Cairbre an chuain ealaigh
TD 41.14 .don tír ealaigh 27.14 .Cf. os Muir Icht elach
LL 129b40 = MacCarthy 210 .

elada,elatha n n,f. g s. -an, later also-na IGT,Decl.
§ 9 . (a) art,science, acquiredcraftorskill (in general sense
20or of a specific branch), renders Lat.ars:beanaidh ris an
ealadhain leighis=artis est medicinae TSh. 8229 (cf. Lile
na hEladhan Leighis=Lilium Medicinae O'Gr. Cat. 202 ).
abairt .i.ab arte.i. issī abairt do-ní .i. elada, O'Mulc. 10 .
O'Cl. s.abairt.foillsigther do fis cecha healadna, Auraic.
25 4940 .lan do ecna in gach uile eladhain eter dlighedh ┐
diaghacht, ḟisigecht ┐ ḟellsaime ┐ ealadhain Gaeidhilgi air
chena every science including law, divinity, physic, philo-
sophy and the art of Gaelic [composition] in general
AU
1498 .do réir [sic leg.] ealadhan an photeceári, Ex. xxx
3035 .tárras deigh-ealadhain a noble craft(viz.poetic art)
Dán Dé xxv 4 .gorab sec[h]ranach ealadhan an baramail
sin unscientific Ir. Astron. Tr. 70.23 .Gailian Ipocráid
amhra | gérbh égcinnte a n-eladhna`boundless as was their
science
' O'Gr. Cat. 556.5 .aes borb eladan unskilled
35workmen
Laws v 98.11 Comm. (here opp. toaes dána).
gnimrada borba...ac na recar a les ealat[h]u iii 174n .
Esp.of literaryorpoetic art, or ofminstrelsy , the under-
lying meaning being always skill , hence the word is not
synonymouswithéicse:aes ciuil ┐ oirfide ┐ ealadna IT
40 ii2122.6 .aos ealadhna(of poets), Studies 1924, 85 . TD
8.16 .uinivers na healadhna(i.e.the poet's study),
Ir. Review 1913, 594 .buime is ḟearr don ealodhain(of
one bountiful to poets and minstrels) TD 9.51 .bágh na
healadhna eadruinn the bond of art(letters, music) 23.5 .
45With defining gen.of a particularcraftorcalling:
doneoch...is tualaing éladu imbertha airm, TTr.² 91 .
eolus ealadhna an ghaisgidh, Studies 1919, 439 .Cf.
bearradh...lais...a ccomhartha ealadhan re taighleoiriocht
in token of (his) calling as a courier Todd Lect. iv 68.14 .
50 do-gní e. ¤ studies,learns,teachesorpractisesacraft: ag
dénum eladhan isin cathraigh sin RC x 182 y .co ndenad
se ars memorativa .i. el[adh]na na cuimni do chach 182.7 .
ní tíaghair...d'íarraidh ealathan to seek (training in poetic)
art IGT,Decl. ex. 315 ( = Studies 1924, 86 ). TD 12.6 .
55 (b) ofapplied skillin any art or craft;workmanship:
ro derscaigestar a tech so eter adbur ┐ elathain material
and workmanship
FB 1 .screpall rob fiu in bunad ┐ da
screpall dorormacht ealadu ┐ frichnum air(of a metal
vessel; the skill and industry of the craftsman augmented
60the value of the material), Laws v 18.1 Comm. Ofhorse-
training: don fer do-righne in eladhain...don fer do-
righne in frichnumh, Cóic Conara 48.2 = Laws v 214.7
Comm. Ofmedicalorsurgical treatment: da ndecha mer as a
inadh tarringther é ┐ cuir le suil th'ordoige 'na inadh é ┐
65dentar an eladha cedna air(viz.apply a bandage,etc., as in
the case of dislocatio manus) YBL 349a41 .nach fetirdo
reir naduire na ndaine clocha...dfoirithin, acht do reir
eladhan...fetirseandaine eigin dfoirithin 353b10 .
In connexion with military operations:doronsat...
5aidhme iongnaithe d'amhainsi ealadhan ┐ inntlechta trias
ro ghabhsat Carrag L.C. for mhuintir F., FM iii 280.17 .
(c)of skillin deception,craft,cunning,wile: gabaid
fen rigi...tria cheilg ┐ elathain LB 140a42 (= Todd Lect.
vi 78.7 ). PH 8090 .mellaid demun tria eladain in drém
10na techtait in fírDia 1950 .na fil celg no eladu dráid-
echta lais 786 . BNnÉ 43.5 .trem' inntlecht ┐ trem'
ealadhnoib diaplaidhi infernal arts Fl. Earls 138.11 .
Here probably:ealaidhe na bpeataoi-se manœuvres(?)
Ó Bruad. iii 134.22 .
15 (d) anexhibitionorspecimenofskill,craftsmanship:
do erail eladan forru a display of their skill (in dancing)
PH 893 .doronsat éladna inganta performed wonderful
(gymnastic) feats 897 .trí fáilti coirmthige: immed ┐
dúthracht ┐ elatho (.i. ealadha do thaisbeana[dh]), Triads
20 225 and p. 42 .dob imdha céol ┐ eladhna ar an mbanais
sin ZCP vi 82.33 .augtair na elathan ic tennad a tairngi
the builders of the structure(of a ship) LL 219a1 = TTr.
136 .Cf. cliatha bo Raghamain ruanaid | nírb ealadhain
uabair [sic leg.?] iat, Ériu x 85 z .Of aliterary composition:
25 augtar inna healathan-sa Béid Bede is the author of this
work
Anecd. iii 63.25 .S. O'D. da-rini inn ealadhu-so
(heading of a piece of alliterative prose), H 2.7, col.213 .
don eladuin-si na Táno, Arch. iii 3.3 .ros bennach cách
dib elathain aroile Fél. 4.21 .cethardai condagar da cech
30elathain .i. locc ┐ aimser,etc. 2.3 . Aisl. MC 3 . Ériu viii
150 .co nderna liubra ┐ eladhna lanmora do amaindse ┐
do indleacht`treatises' [cf.above, last cit. under (b)] RC
xvii 417.29 .Cf. Ir. Astron. Tr. 8.12 . RC x 183.3 .is
don Mac S.-si doroinneadh na healadnacha adchualabar
35 these poems were composed L. Chl. Suibhne § 40 .Cf.
elada .i. eccloga .i. gobarc[h]omrád...ar a doirchi ┐ ar
a dot[h]uigsi, is umi aderar gobarc[h]omrad...rie, Corm.
Y 561 .
COMPD.:in t-eladenmaid=artifex PH 5578 ( =elad-d.,
40see IGT,Introd. § 94 ).Cf. gusan elandenmaid, Ériu v
72.6 (n.2) , perhaps foreladandenmaid(see IGT,Introd.
§ 93 ).