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Cite this: eDIL s.v. uilen or dil.ie/42969
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: uille, uilli, uile, uille, uile, uilenn, uillenn, uilen, uilleann, uillean, ulind, uille, huilinn, huillind, huillin, ulli, uilli, huille, huilleann, uili, ulinn, uillind, uillinn, uillinn, ulendnaib, n-ullennaib, ulni, huille, hulen, huillib, ulli, uilneib, uillib, uillennfaebrach

n ā, f. In later lang. we find also: uille (uile), either undecl., or n— st.: uilli uile (a n-anann a réim), IGT, Decl. § 3 . uille uile (asa teid a rem add. H), § 145 (g s. —enn, —inne; d s. —inn). uilenn uillenn, § 12 (ā-st.). n s. (a) ind uilen , Ml. 131c11 . an uilleann , IGT, Decl. ex. 600 . uillean, 562 . cf. ulind, LU 6402 . (b) uille, PBocht 21.12 . TD 11.26 . a s. (a) huilinn , Rawl. 71a17 . huillind, BB 22b3 . huillin, ZCP x 14.26 . (b) ulli, TBC-LL¹ 4641 . uilli (: duine), IGT, Decl. ex. 386 . g s. (a) na huille , IGT, Decl. ex. 1961 . (b) na huilleann , 1962 . d s. (a) uili, Ml. 131c12 . ulinn, Trip.² 2329 . uillind, IGT, Decl. ex. 648 . a du. an dā uillinn , AFM v 1500.22 . co a di uillinn , YBL 118a44 . d du. fora díb n-ulendnaib , LU 10236 . dib n-ullennaib , 9277 . a p. co ulni , LU 7140 . na huille , Gild. Lor. 163 . g p. hulen, LL 219a4 ( TTr. 138 ). d p. huillib, SR 4242 , 8090 . ulli, Trip.² 1043 . LU 6908 . uilneib, LL 249a9 ( TBFr. § 8 ). uillib, L. Cl. A. B. 238.38 .

I An elbow; somet. forearm : na huille (gl. ulnas) Gild. Lor. 163 . tri gerrchochaill ... impu co ulni, LU 7140 ( BDD 82 ). coichline ... immi co n-aurslocud ar a dib n-ullennaib, LU 9277 . scéith ... úasa n-ullib, 6908 ( BDD 51 ). bud iomdha ... sgiath oir ar uillinn mhiledh, Book of O'Conor Don 174b (= ar righ mh., TD 4.30 ). sgiathán eoin d'uillinn gach ḟir | greamaighid, TD 20.33 . tuc a uille (dorat a uillinn v.l.) fri lar ┐ ro codail, lay down , Anecd. i 76.12 . cf. tuc a ulli chlé fáe i Taltin, TBC-LL¹ 4641 . atracht súas G. ... ┐ dorat a ulind foí ┐ rodecustar imme rested on his elbow , Hib. Min. 65 § 4 . ro dluthaig frisin luing ┐ ro leicc a uillinn ar burd na lungu, D IV 2, 74va 19 . Metaph.: uille gach abhla re talmhuin (of trees heavily laden with fruit), KMMisc. 172 § 26 .

Fig. and transf.: beith d'araidh ag ōl ar h'uillind beside thee , IGT, Decl. ex. 648 . do lógh mḟaigseana ar h'uillinn, TD 14.18 . similarly 25.10 , 27.20 , 29.15 . gé bheith mé ar uillinn gach ḟir | ní chluininn é, 8.9 . gé tharla a díol uirre d'uaislibh | uille an ríogh níor uaisligh orm, 11.26 . gan triall dot uille d'ḟilidh without quitting thy side , 10.26 . éirghid romham ... | d'uillinn an ríogh `from beside' 25.17 . do-gheibhinnse ... t'uille ┐ leath do leabtha the seat next thee , 14.17 . fer gach uille a n-imbualadh | fer D. do dingébadh, IGT, Decl. ex. 220 . let ḟaghlaidh an uilleann chlé, ex. 600 . lór úaisle na huille clé | 'snár thuille mé úaibhsi í, 1961 . do nós ḟir na huilleann clé | ni thuilleann mé asttig a ttáoi, 1962 . Cf. [th]uille ar gach n-olc dá fhoicse, PBocht 3.40 .

uillinn fri huillinn: catha Poimp arna corugadh u.¤ fri hu.¤ side by side , CCath. 3469 . bonn fri bonn ┐ uilinn fri huilinn ┐ dóid fri dóid, Comp. CC 105.11 (of bodies on a battle-field), uille fri uille, 131.23 . Cf. taobh re taobh uille ar uille DDána 20.24 . Symbolic of power, help : fer cosantach ... uille chruaidh la a chomharsanaibh `a strong arm against' AFM vi 2178.3 . (badh) liom ón óigh a huille `may the Maid's arm be with me' (i.e. her help), A. Ó Dálaigh vii 5 . Cf. don ḟedhangraidh far ḟáomh crois | tug a uille ais re hais, Book of O'Conor Don 88b § 9 (= DDána p. 115 ). Cf. legaid siar a uille ar Art, L. Cl. A. B. 247.131 .

With ar (for) in sense of anger, wrath : gab a Choimdhe ar gcumann | nach raibh oirne th'uilleand, IGT, Decl. ex. 562 . do bhí a uille ar a fhine, PBocht 21.12 .

cuirid, etc. u.¤ ar(for) oppresses, crushes : do chuir sé uille ar Ulltoibh | Ulltoigh uile as lé leagthair, L. Cl. A. B. 72.43 . do leag in tnúth uille orra | gur mhúch tuile orchra iad, O'Gr. Cat. 472.19 . do leag uille ar an anmain, DDána 21 A.4 .

II Angle, corner . Of a building: issí ind uilen doibsom tadchor asin doiri (gl. in paginem anguli proficerit), Ml. 131c11 (cf. a uilliu (v.l. fuilliud) phetarlaici `cornerstone of the Old Testament' Ir. Lit. 4.21 ). epert as lie uilnech .i. huare rongab in uilin .i. ar congaibsom toib ┐ erchinn issuidiu, 131c12 . i nhuillib na ecalsé, SR 4242 . go huillinn tighe inghine úi Br., ZCP x 14.26 . i n-uillinn an tighe, Ir. Monthly 1921, 27 § 20 ( DDána p. 417 ). ar gach uillinn don ráith, ML 215 . nár eirigh grian tar uillinn laochmhúir na hEmhna, Ériu viii 134.27 . Celt. Rev. ii 24.5 . ro bhris sí (sc. gaoth mhór) an dá uillinn iartharaigh do thempall C., AFM v 1500.22 . an palas ... ar a uillinn tuaiscertaigh `at its (sc. St. Peter's, Rome) northern angle ,' Fl. Earls 220.15 . do cumhduigheadh cupla tor | ... mun dúnadh | sliocht láimhe Argo níorbh fhearr | táille arda a dá uilleann, L. Cl. A. B. 184.20 . Of an altar : ceithri cailig ... fora ceithri ullib, Trip.² 1043 . taipernacul ... uas uillinn descertaigh na prímh-altóra, Fl. Earls 214.28 . Of a chariot : corbo chonair letartha cach n-ulind ┐ cach n-ind ┐ cach n-aird ┐ cach n-aircind don charput sin, LU 6402 (= cach n-uill, TBC-LL¹ 2545 . gach n-all, St.). Of a shield : seach uillinn an sceith, MR 286.1 . d'uillibh sgiath, do sgaoilfeadh cailc, L. Cl. A. B. 238.38 . Of a ship : ic tennad a hulend `its knee-timbers,' TTr. 138 ( LL 219a4 ). Of a plough : arathar og cona brut ┐ a huile, O'Curry 883 (< H 3.18, 375a ). Of a spear : tecmaid a huilliu no fogran tar suil Cormaic, O'Curry 894 (< H 3.18 p. 399 ). For other versions of this passage see 5 eochair, RIA Dict. fasc. ii. Of a chessboard : clár ... co cetheoraib auaib ┐ uilneib óir, TBFr. § 8 . Of a river bend, winding : boi C. ... i n-ullib srotha Iordanen, LB 147b28 . Of the sea an inlet (?): eochairimle an mhara .i. imil ┐ uilleanna an mhara, O'Cl. Of a land, continent : ro selbsat in nEspain ... co huilinn talman , Rawl. 71a17 . turgeba sruth ... a huillib talman, SR 8090 , co huillind n-aird nEaspaine, BB 22b3 . atá a chongbail in n-uilinn airthirtuascertaig na Déisi deiscirt `in the north-eastern angle,' Trip. 198.16 ( Trip.² 2329 ). i n-uillind ... oirrthirdescirt na hInnia, MR 114.10 . tánic bódíth ind-Érinn ón uillind co arali, `from end to end,' Fianaig. 86.20 . Cf. gurbo corcra ... in t-áth ón uillinn go raili, 90.20 .

Fig. a hill : gan ḟán fan gcruinne, gan chéim | gan uille acht 'na chlár choimhréidh `peak,' Ir. Monthly 1927, 261 § 15 ( DDána p. 88 ). uchán ! a inis na nArt | tugas ... | taisteal h'uilleadh ... | ar bhúirtheadh bhuinneadh mborblonn, Measgra D. 50.35 . cf. Fathadh Canann ... | ar an uillinn uaid sarthuaidh | do thuit ... a chnuic `on thy north-eastern shoulder,' Ir. Monthly 1919, 168 § 14 ( DDána p. 193 ).

Compds.: uillennfaebrach sharp-angled (i.e. -pointed): dia foghadhaibh uillennfaobhracha, Hugh Roe 226.12 (f.60b) . ¤gér id.: do sleagaib ... uillendgera, BB 431b11 . don fhogha ... uillenngér, BS § 9 . ¤glas: gaí u. `blue-angled', Acall. 1655 . cf. 1712 , 5325 , 6023 . ¤tiug: tonn ... uillionntiugh Inbhir, ML 94.16 .