maoilenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maoilenn or dil.ie/31555

Forms: máoileann

n ā, f., (mael) máoileann, IGT Dec. § 12 (p. 62.10) . Late Mid. and Mod.Ir. A swelling or convex surface ; ro lingestair do maoilind talman, TBC-LL¹ 3890 St. (= do mhaol, Eg.); 3914 St. (= do chomhthrom, Eg.). tar maoilinn machaire, p. 491, n. 5 = dar muni m.¤ , LL. ar faicht[h]e do maoilend réidh . . . a Dhúin!, ACL iii 305 § 3. ar mhaoilinn mhara, IGT Dec. ex. 1407. The rounded summit of a hill and by extension a hillock, eminence: mar shíoth gaoithe ar mhaoilinn cnoic, Oss. iv 40. ceó dubh . . . ar gach maoilinn, Hackett xxxix 76. a Éire na maoilinn mbán, Keat. Poems 549. maoilinne sídhe fairy knolls, TD 40.6 .