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Cite this: eDIL s.v. ette or dil.ie/20940
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: ette, eite, eitte, eti, ette, etteda, eitidha, eiteadha, ette, etti, eiteda, eiteadha, itte, eited, eiteagh, itib, etteib, etti, eiteadhaib, ette

n f. (?) n s. ette, Sg. 67a7 . eite, IGT, Decl. ex. 1110 . g s. eitte, SR 624 . n p. eti, LU 3265 . ette, LB 176b33 . etteda, 176b48 . eitidha, YBL 85a17 . eiteadha, TD 20.45 . a p. ette, LU 2281 . etti, LB 243b46 . eiteda, RC xxvi 140.1 . eiteadha, TD 20.51 . g p. itte, SR 1026 . eited, Ériu ii 120.12 . eiteagh, iii 160.26 (ítech, gl. avium pennarum Ml. 40c9 , seems to be the adj.: of winged birds, see ettech). d p. itib, Ml. 80a7 . ZCP viii 108.18 . etteib, SR 622 . etti, Rawl. 79a29 . eitib, Ériu iii 156.18 . Acall. 6277 . eiteadhaib, TSh. 175c .

I A wing, pinion; fin:

(a) in lit. sense: ette (gl. pinna) Sg. 67a7 . ho itib (gl. alis) Ml. 80a7 . ro fersatar [in énlaith] gleic dia n-itib frisin loch, Dinds. 68 ( neitib, BB 385bz ). forluathar ar ite `it speeds on the wing' Ériu ii 120.13 . tennait [ind eóin] a n-ette fria curpu, LU 2281 . tré sciath n-ete indala heóin, 3282 . do chroitis [na heóin] a n-eiteda, RC xxvi 140.1 . fosccud a eitedh in tan sgailes uadha iat, Ériu ii 120.12 . i n-ettib Hiruphin the wings of the cherubim Rawl. 79a29 . aingel Dé...┐ cethri hette fair, PH 2094 . etti iarnaidi leo (of locusts), Ériu ii 194.1 . Fin: bradán...tri duirn ┐ dá mhér i fad a eite brághat `the fin of its neck' AFM ii 996.10 . eite éo, Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 17.9 (corresp. to cnáimh bradáin, Keat. ii 5404 ).

(b) transf. the wing of an army: gia ra thiasmáis i ndib carptib ánd itte co araile from one wing (of an army) to another TBC-LL¹ 5863 (ón eti, on eite, v.l.). .dc. marcach isin dara heiti dib in one wing CCath. 4876 . eitedha catha Cesair, 5701 . doronsat eitedha catha dia marcshluagh...dia ndíbh leithibh, Hugh Roe 166.14 (f. 44b) . ? To this: do chuir mac Éigneachán eite | d'fhearann gach ríogh ris a-muigh 'the son of Éigneachán put forth his wing towards the territory of every king adjacent to him beyond his borders', Giolla Brighde 18 § 27 ​. Peak or tail of cloak (?): eiti brec baí 'na mhatal, Cóir Anm. 126 .

II A feather, plume: enlaithi Abuaidi...nochu torchair eite asa sciathaib na cluim o thosach domuin, Ériu ii 128.6 . ni dechaid eti dib, YBL 85a23 . Here also, probably: teag...┐ se lethtuighthi do eitib en, IT iii 195.5 , 15 . ZCP viii 108. 18 . Acall. 787 . Of some part of a spear: laigen .i. gai co n-eitib, TBC-I¹ 2563 .

As npr.: Ingen ┐ Ette (names of two birds) IT iii 243. 248 = Eti ┐ Sengan, BB 384b19 . Cf. Eitte is Engan, Dinds. 66 .