slíab

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Forms: slíab, sliab, sliab, slebe, sléib, sleb, slebe, slebe, slebib, sléibte, slebte, slébtib, sléibtib

n s,n. later m. slíab m., IGT Decl. § 66 . Forms in O.Ir. Glosses: n s. a sliab , Ml. 67d12 . a s. frí sliab , 133b3 . g s. int slebe , 58c4 . d s forsind sléib , 84d4 . hi sleb , 96b18 . n p. inna slebe , 81a2 . a p. slebe, 90b4 . d p. isnaib slebib , 29d3 . In Mid.Ir. with dental plural (see Strachan, Mid.Ir. Decl. p. 38 ): a p. sléibte, TBFr. 377 . g p. sechnon na slebte , LU 4022 ( SC 47 ). d p. slébtib, PH 501 . sléibtib, RC xxiv 373.7 .

(a) a mountain, a mountain-range : hi tuaisciurt slebe sióin, Ml. 67d8 . huare is moir sleb fírinne dǽ, 55d11 . inna slebe ┐ inna comglinne, 81c16 . sliab ṅossa `mons Ossa', Sg. 63a16 . in hi sliabaib no i glennaib?, Lat. Lives 21 . trí slébe Hérenn: Slíab Cúa, Slíab Mis, Slíab Cúalann, Triads 37 . co rráncatar Sléibte Aelpae, TBFr. 377 . sirmís mór sliab is mór mag, RC vii 304.3 . mag inna biat slēbe ardae, O'Mulc. 154 . slíabh Apeinnin ara cula, sliabh is airdi ┐ is accairbhi do ṡleibhtibh in domain `the Apennine mountain-range', CCath. 1201 . do chonnairc madh . . . iar n-a thimchiollughadh do shléibhtibh ruagho ro-loma ┐ do chnocaibh clochthacho, Desid. 383 . In an oath: do-bheirim sliabh gur tú sibh, Measgra D. 27.40 . Fig.: na mórṡlébe andaig, Fél. Prol. 237 . sanct Martain, sóer samuil, | slíab óir íarthair domuin, Nov. 11 .

(b) a moor , moorland; poor, high land , Stud. Hib. xxiv 45-46 : ba ansa dóib immthecht i tír a n-orbbae hi sleib ┐ fothíur 'it was difficult for them to travel in the land of their inheritance on mountainous land and on lowland' Trip.2 1525 . atchoncatar im̅ na gentlidi bátar isna intledaib ocht n-aige altai do thecht sechu fón sliab 'however, the pagans who were in the snares, saw eight deer going past them across the mountainous land' 517 . sléibhte míne ameasg a feadh | cnuic corra ar cúl na sléibhteadh `smooth moors amidst its forests, peaked hills beyond the moors', TD 28.35 . déantar sléibhte seachnóin Uisnigh | d'imlibh réidhe romhoigheadh `let the level borders of the spreading plains become moorlands', 16.24 . talam cona sleibtib ┐ cona fidbaduibh, RC xxiv 373.7 . In botanical names: canach slébe cotton-grass, bog-down (?): findithir canach slébe cach finda ásas triana chend, BDD² 1164 . sían slébe foxglove: batar dergithir sían slébe na dá grúad, 21 . Freq. in nn. loc., see Hog. Onom.