samthach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. samthach or dil.ie/36166

Forms: samhthach, sámhthach

n ā,f. samhthach, sámhthach f., IGT Decl. § 12 (62.7) .

(a) axe-handle : docer in biail dia samthig issa mmuir ┐ focaird E. a samthig inna diad ┐ doluid in biail arithissi ar chenn in[na] samthige co mboi impe, Tur. 131 . a sliasat mar shám- thaig (sic leg.), Corm. 36.36 . bíail ina láim . . . buí feidm cuinge sesrige ina samthaig, LU 9192 ( FB 91 ). ead . . . [sam- taighe] a tuaigi, Laws iii 178.21 Comm .

(b) axe : lorgg shamthaige the handle of an axe, Críth Gabl. 532 . is imda s.¤ fhada | ig sluag dabcach Díarmada, MacCarthy 122.14 . glés do chloídmib . . . ┐ do shámachaib, LB 155a14 . le sámhthachuibh seinnfidhe | ar ádhbannuibh iorghuile, IGT Decl. ex. 455 . ro ghealsat na tuatha na samhthacha uile . . . fear samhthaighe gile `all the handles of their battle-axes', FM iii 262.17 . ba don gherrshamhtaigh ler marbh-som Aodh . . . do marbhadh é budhdein `with the same short axe', 500.2 . Brian oge na samhthach, Iar Conn. 362 (geneal. table).

(c) of other weapons: sithfulang a samhthach `lances', FM v 1646.7 . glaede . . . co mbalclan di doit miledh a n-imthach- mang a shamhtaigi, St. Ercuil 1247 . gur sgeinn an fiugh de'n tsaghfach staff, ITS i 26.z .