gaithlenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gaithlenn or dil.ie/25275

n ā, f. ? some kind of spear (a javelin ?): deargaid gaithlenn (v.l. gaitlind) ngrib ngerfota, IT iii 72 § 29 ( BB 289b51 ). pl. ro cliath-chomardaigit ... a leabar-gaithlenna, MR 140.10 . re grain-faircsi a n-gaithlenn, 190.24 . ag drochdainohib na ngaithlend (: aifrenn), ZCP x 30.24 . Fig. a spearsman (?), a tall youth (?): ropsat ... urscailti ar n-athchuma a n-anrad ocus a n-gaithlenn n-gaiscid, MR 236.16 . a tall, slender maiden (?): n s. an ghaithlionn óg, Oss. vi 166.13 .