echlas, echlais

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Forms: echlaise, echla(i)s, echla(i)sg

n f. (g s. echlaise). Cf. 2 echlasc.

I A horse-cloth (?): in echlas múldae (gl. mulionicam paenolam) Sg 33b5 .

II A shelter for horses or cattle; a stall: dorigenta furopra ic aradaib Ulad, colomna cloch do thócbáil eturru ar scathaib a n-ech, eturru ┐ in snechta, cundat marthanaig béos echlasa ech Ulad o ṡin ille MU 16.30 = LL 264a37 . na heich ina cuimrech dligthech, in cenn fri bac ina n-echailsib, Laws iv 104 x Comm. O'Dav. 1126 . echlas (ón leabaidh) IGT, Decl. § 12. ex. 555 . eachlais (ón leabaidh) § 13 . Cf. luith eachlaime da achlais `for the horse-boy' Laws v 482 x . It is noteworthy that both echla(i)s and echla(i)sg become confused with echlach in traditional recitations, see Ériu ix 16.2 , 17 . In n.l.: a hEchlais Banguba, Acall. 363 .