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etla n iā,f.(1 etal, see Ériu vii 178 ) I Self-denial,
renunciation;purity,holiness: eatla .i. ciamhaire, congain
45chroidhe..., O'Cl. inna hissiu huili congaibtiur ann-etlai
all these(viz.the virtues of faith, abstinence, gentleness,
humility,etc.) are comprised in `etla'
ZCP iii 448.3 =
YBL 252a12 (ind eutlu).co rabat don eclais iar n-etla
uird [leg.urd ?]`according to the purity of their order'
50 Laws iii 34.1 (with gl.:iar n-ordugad a glaine,...iar n-urd
etole 34.15 ).cach riagail iar comairle, co n-etla`with
purity
' 36.4 (with gl.:a toil Dē bít 36.18 ).foss oc
etlai (e(a)tla, MSS), Ériu i 193.4 . Lism.L. 4541 . Mon.
Tall. § 19 (etli).Cf. dorigensat samud Cíaran etla fri Dia
55fair co tísad slán`did penance to God' ZCP iii 206.5
(LU) = FM i 260 x (`made supplication'), where fasting
in supplication seems implied.set sirhettla a way of con-
tinual self-abnegation
(?) SR 2086 .cen síl n-etla (:pectha)
7199 . II Penitence,repentance,penance: eatla .i....
60aithrighe..., O'Cl. is tualaing timdibi cach pennid dib
amail bís nert ┐ etla ┐ erlatu indii torgaba in chinaith,
Ériu vii 142.11 .genus i n-óide [= oítid], cressine i
mmidaīs, ettla fri haes LB 71 marg. inf. III Tears(of
remorse): eatla .i....déra, O'Cl. etla ainbech (.i. déra
65iumda no eolchaire imda), Fél.¹ Mar. 24 n. LB. Here
perhaps:roclissa etla dar do gruad | scrutan screptra
crabud ngúr LL 272 marg. sup. ri rodet dilgud...do
Dauid dia mórchintaib iarna hettlaib athirgi tears(?)
of penitence SR 6876 .it hesin in primpeccthaig...tiagait
5cen ni d'fír-ettlaib | la Demun... 8351 .Cf. 3 etal.

étla,étlód; lateréltód,-ád,-úd(vn.ofétlaid q.v.)
eltogh,eltagh,eltúgh, E iv 1² 32b ( IGT,Conj .). I Evading,
escaping:(a)etla cumtusa lanamnusa comtincuir, Laws ii
360.18 (with gl.:...etlod in neich tinecairthir ina cumaid
10 360.24 ). (b)in fetfaidís...a n-étlódh cen giall dó whether
they could escape
CCath. 1651 (a ethlod v.l.). (c)siol Néill
aga n-eltágh uainn (: échtár), E iv 1² 38a ( IGT,Conj .).
II Stealing,taking away (by stealth or unfair means):(a)
ina sleith .i. ina hetlo, Laws v 274.4 Comm. (b)etlod,
15 Laws ii 360.24 Comm. (see above underI). (c)an bhfedfa
m'eltogh tar ais | a rélta dércmhor Dhurrlais, E iv 1² 33a
( IGT,Conj .).

? étlachtach: adj suidhis...co hanmhunn étlaith(étlachtach
v.l.), Acall. 1924 .

20 étla(id) v(from the prototonic forms of a compd. of
-tlen(?), but apparently influenced byélaid, with which it
issynonymousin I.Cf. do-étla,tétlaid) I Stealsaway,
escapes,makesoff: imperat. pl. 2 edlaigh-sias fo ḟedhaibh
slip away TBC 5678 St.ind. pres.(?)s. 3 is annsinedla
25[leg. roedla ,perf.?]R. anair...do fogra imana ar Tuathaib
D.`sped westward' Ériu viii 28.24 .imperf. pl. 3 ra
étlaitislucht a frestail...ar oenḟeraib uathu stole away one by
one
MU 44.14 < LL 268b25 .pret. s. 3 étlaisúadib, Met.
Dinds. iii 194.17 (tetlais,teltais v.l.).perf. ra étla óenḟer
30díb úad im-munigin a retha escaped from him TBC 2980
(rodneloSt).in soiser ro etla uad arecin .i. Ionas BB
245b1 (=ro éla YBL 296a11 .atrula SR 5317 ).roétla
[in macc bec] ar a lamhacan do ṡaighi na con crept on its
hands and knees
Cóir Anm. 71 = BB 254a16 .ra étlá a
35treiset assa thrén-lámaib(of a wounded warrior) LL 244b3
= TTr. 2056 . IIIn middle sense, with infixed pron.
betakesoneselfstealthily: mos-etlannsi cuci immach steals
out to him
IT i 72.14 (mosetlánsi,nosetlannsi,nusétlannsi
v.l.). IIITrans. stealsaway,takesaway: pres. subj. pass.
40 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
45him
' (ed. refers this gl. toco mbe dithle, but it may
belong toadapail), Laws v 450.18 Comm.

etlaide adj(etla) I Tenuous,unsubstantial,subtle(?);
starved,wastedandgauntthroughasceticism(?): senoir
etlaidhi aighedhbhan ic ernuighthi, Lism.L. 3790 . BNnÉ
50 77.13 .aghaid glasban etlaide inalcaille, CCath. 4023 .
gnúisi aigedbána ettlaidi, Mer. Uil. 52 =etlaidi BB
445b22 .tresna haireachtaib etlaide do anmandaib batar
i ngrianbrogaib iffrind, TTebe 191 .Of amountain: ra
rathaig Elcmaire eim | ar in tsleib etlaide uaid | coro
55cloemchlai lí cach luib(?), Ériu vii 223.14 . IIHence im-
perceptible,sudden(?): atbélat ēc etlaide | cach mil beo SR
8183 .imriadat co héttlaide | mili bliadna sind lóo 8391 ,
but in these exx. we may have a different word. Seeeltaide.

1 étláith adj(neg. oftláith) ungentle,vigorous: eatláth
60 strong,stout,vigorous P. O'C. bos tláith na dtachar
n-édtláth`gentle hand versed in ungentle strife' Studies
1921, 418 .

? 2 étláith adj weak,feeble: ro éirigh sí co hanmḟann
étláith, Acall. 31 .suidhis C. co hanmhunn étlaith (étlacht-
65achv.l.) 1924 .