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1 ellam,ullam,ollam adj I (a) quick,prompt,
speedy;soon,readily: combad ellam no comallaitis aní
60asrochoilset that they should speedily perform(gl.ut
maturent exsolvere) Ml 95c2 .longphort do gabáil dóib
co hellom ┐ co héscaid TBC 431 .cid ellom condranic
cách, luathium conarnic F. 1034 (ullamhSt). TBC² 1402 .
ba torrach ather[r]och ellam IT i 139.15 .dufochtrastar
65ellam awoke promptly RC xi 450.1 .táncatár...co hellam
ond insi LU 24b10 = RC ix 486.5 .co tisedh co hellam
...docom in catha, CCath. 3296 .tiagaidh uaim go hullamh
BNnÉ 218.3 .bás go hullamh d'ḟagháil TD 30.11 .do-
beir proinn go hullamh deg-thapaidh doibh, Fl. Earls
5 90.11 .atá an spioraid ollamh, ┐ an cholann éiglidhe=
promptus TSh. 10159 . As attrib.:aisgidh ollamh ready
gift
TD 25.6 .Compar.:brōnaigh Conailli indiu... | ni
ba ellmhu bias gen | i nAird iar nD. not readier shall be
the smile
AU 687 .rob iat...ba hellma ┐ ba hescaidi
10aigned d'iarraid na himresna MR 216.23 .Míchéal...
dom anmuin is é as ullmha readiest Dán Dé xxviii 4 .
do brisedh eachlusc uirri | bar n-eachradh ní hullmaide
IGT,Decl. ex. 554 .
(b) sudden: athcha ellma`sudden tempests' RC xxvi
1544 z .Cf. nib ellam mo lecht may my grave not be at
hand
(i.e. may I not die suddenly?) IT iii 53.18 . adj
II (a) ready,prepared,finished: cor bo éim ┐ cor bo
ellam MU 8.32 = LL 262b46 .Cf. ellam cach n-airceand
.i. cach ni is ellam (.i. is derb) do denum duit ot laim is
20ellam ort a chin, O'C. Law Transcr. 216 (< H 3.18,112b ).
ro aithin dóibh DC long...do denum occo comdis ellma
(v.l.elma) inmara iat fó athgin in erruigh ar chinn, CCath.
169.3269 . Leb. Gab. i 222.19 .combtar ellmha a lóinte
till their supplies were ready Hugh Roe² 47 z (f. 26a) .
25 o robtar fuirithe eallmha na Gaill, Hugh Roe,164.24 (f. 44a) .
a mbeith ullamh aicce dochum Uí C. d'aithrioghadh
`he had them in readiness' FM iii 546.13 .ní foláir don
uile dhuine bheith ollamh roimhe, ó atá an bás dearbh,
TSh. 131 .don tí atá ollamh ar dhéanamh breitheamhnais
30=qui paratus est judicare 808 .ollamh ar a chionn pre-
pared for it
(sc.death) 1543 .ón druing...bhíos ollamh
ré fagháil fulachta= ...praeparatis ad escam 7995 . Hence
convenient,suitable: ní ba ellam urusa Muir trom-adbul
Torrianda do bar n-ǽs athgǽti LL 238b31 = TTr. 1621 .
35(b) finished,complete: in uair rob ullamh an ecclas
ready i.e. consecrated RC xxv 398.17 .adhbar righ no rí
ullamh heir apparent or actual king BNnÉ 262.30 .ar
mbeith ollamh n-ealadhan perfected in his art TD 3.9 .sol
ticfadh ēnghloine amháin ullamh este before one glass could
40come out of it
(a glazier's furnace)completed Fl. Earls 70.
10 .derlaic onóir do cloinn na hE., go mba heallomh a n-
oirrdercas perfect(?) Leb. Gab. i 130 n. 7 .
(c) ready(for) in the sense ofpredisposed(to),in-
clined(to): is ullum iatsein cum idhroipisi YBL 351a36 .
45 teagaim sin a lucht na lubra ┐ isin lucht bis ullam
cuice 23 P 10³,21a8 .gurub iad daine is ullma cum
flux fola 22b6 .Cf. ellam .i. a laim esti, Trans. Phil. Soc.
1859, 184 ( H. 3. 18,70.1 ).ellam .i. illaim .i. ni for
dail 210 ( H. 3. 18,81.2 ).ellam .i. al-laim ┐ ni for dail,
50 O'Mulc. 379 . Corm. Y 540 .Cf. 2 ellam.
Assubst.:a ṡaor-ollamh bláth`thou noble, alert, smooth
weapon
' TD 33.18 .Cf. raticfa ra mod n-ellaim | meni
choisc do droch-thengaid`that will reach thee readily' RC
xiv 424.26 = LL 111a27 .

55 2 ellam n(a)abride-pricegiven by the bridegroom to
the bride or her father: eallamh .i. coibhche dogeibhthear
a láimh, O'Cl. (cf. 1 ellam, end of II c).mad rotoirrched
bansgal a ttaidhe cin cor, cin dilsi, cen ellam`without
dowry
' Cáin Ad. 52 .ellom rogáid ben Géde | for a chéle,
60 Met. Dinds. i 6.5 .co tuctha a hellam huile | do Buichet
till her bride-price were given to B.(i.e.to her father)
ZCP viii 270.10 .tucad ellam anbfoil ann d'ingin C. 270.
11 .
(b)? in an extended sense giftto a minstrel,etc.:do
65iarr a (th)idluctha ┐ a elmhaleis, Celt. Rev. ii 26 .adconn-
cadar an imirce adbalmor ellmhada n-indsaige 28 (but
these are perhaps wrong expansions,cf. 2 ellach).Cf.
`ealladh' aisgidh (v.l.ealladh no eallamh), Metr. Gl. D 42 .