élang

Cite this: eDIL s.v. élang or dil.ie/19927

n o, m. ; ā, f. IGT, Decl. § 11 , § 12 .

I Defect, flaw, weak spot (of persons or things): nach geimliged dib acht gach drem ar a n-aireochadh élang in whom he would perceive any lack (of courage) MR 198.17 . ni frith fer gan élang no gan etirlen (of warriors tested for courage and coolness) 200.15 . ar a crodhacht ni celam | ni frith orra én-elang BB 62a33 . nochan feadar mh'élang féin I know of no weakness in myself Duan. Ḟ. i 19.3 . tréad gan éalaing, Hackett xv 19 . a Dhé...léigsi gan éalaing...Séamus...dá mhuinntir slán unharmed Ó Bruad. iii 140.11 . fath gan elang gan easbhaidh, Top. Poems 98.20 . nemh gan elang da n-anmain without fail BNnÉ 268.8 . fuar[a]ttar elang ┐ uireasbaidh ar an bprotexion `a flaw...in [the wording of] the protection' FM v 1774.11 . fuair an Iustis...ell ┐ elang a fforcoimett Uí Neill ar an mbealach go ndeachaidh treimhit gan troit vi 2224.10 . an tán na fuairsiott...élang na eislis forsan bforaire, Hugh Roe 272.7 (f. 72a) . dus an bfuighbhetis elang no eatar- bhaogal for araill do bhailtibh meic M. 304.24 (f. 79b) . go ffuair faill ┐ elang na huaire sin fair FM vi 2256.6 . Hence opportunity: fuair Iarla D. elang ar eludh v 1664.23 .

II Loss, misfortune (?): dith meic D., trúag n-élang, Met. Dinds. iv 306.31 . cf. tri fichit láa dó for leirg | fer cecha lá inna cheird | batir hésein a hélaing | con[d]atánc[at]ar Héraind ZCP iii 45§29 (` (?)' Thurn., ZCP ix 209 ).