saignénach

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n [ā,f.] (saignén) flashes (coll.): int saignēnach ┐ ind n-āiblech tened, TBC² 3123 . re saighnénaigh na gréine, CCath. 1261 (saigneanradh, v.l.).

saignénrad

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n [ā,f.] (saignén) flashes, lightning (coll.): atchondairc iarsin in shaighnēnrath ┐ in mbreisimnich, TBC² 3114 . o'tcondcator dellraid ┐ saighnénraid na gréne, CCath. 1924 . isin aimsir ba soilsi a saighnenrad, 3922 (of the sun); cf. 1261 v.l.

saignénta

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adj io, iā (saignén) resembling lightning; bright, flashing : srenngemnech sce[n]mda saignenda na nell, Cog. 178.22 . Freq. of spears: co slip[adh]cainnledh . . . solusta saignentae fortae, CCath. 5302 . cona cennoip solsib saignenta forru, 4940 . do slegaib . . . soignenta, MR 224.2 . Of persons: fer rigda . . . solusta saignenta, TTebe 958 . séideadh soighnéanta na sainnte, TSh. 2072 . adv. leigis d'indsaige an pupaill go soighnenta an sleig as quick as a flash, Celt. Rev. iv 112.10 .

saignes

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Forms: soighneas

n o,m. (so + aignes ?) humour, satire : saighneas nach aidhmhilleann réad uim neach, Ó Bruad. ii 204.y . saighneas do chuir Dáibhith ó Bruadair ar dhís do shagartaibh maithe `satire', 216.16 . cúis an tsaighnise, ib. note b . soighneas `pleasure, delight', O'R.

saignesach

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adj o, ā (saignes?): at fer s.¤ -su lista, TBC 1206 (Ibar the charioteer to Cú Ch.); `ein netter Mann', Wind. Cf. saignech.

? saignithir

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v in grian . . . ic asgnam re seoluchtachaib saignithir suas, MR 112.12 .

saigtech

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n o,m. (saiget) archer : ri suachintecht na s.¤ for saiget- bolggaib, LL 239a44 ( TTr. 1669 ). mili saegdech, TTebe 2656 (= mille sagittiferos, Theb. vii 254 ).

saigteóir

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Forms: saigdiú(i)r, soighdeóir

n i,m. (saiget, cf. Lat. sagittarius) in late Mid. and Mod.Ir. saigdiú(i)r. soighdeóir m. (g s. -eóir, -eóra, -eórach; n p. -eóire, -eóraigh), IGT Decl. § 50.10 . dona soighdibh, soighdeóir uadh, Introd. § 123 .

(a) archer, bowman : Gilla P. . . . do marbadh le saighdeoir Connachtach, AU 1243 (ii 302.9) . sruit[h]leccadh da saig- deoraib ┐ da n-occmiledhaiph, CCath. 5707 . síned bar soigh- deoraigh a srenga `let your archers strain their bowstrings', Caithr. Thoirdh. 106.18 . do bhí 'na soighdíur (of Esau), Gen. xxi 20 . feacadh an soighdeóir a bhogha, Jerem. li 3 . do thimchiolladar a shaigheadóirigh mé, Job xvi 13 . soighdeoir na hannsa (Cupid), DDána 78.6 .

(b) soldier in general, prob. influenced by Eng. soldier: da chath doib etir ridire ┐ saighdeóir (of Eng. soldiery), RC xviii 278.18 (Tig.) = go n-iolar ridireadh ┐ saighdeoraibh, FM ii 1176.1 . saigdiūiridhe, Fl. Earls 74.20 . saighdeoireda, Parrth. Anma 429.6 . na soigdeire, Rel. Celt. ii 198.35 . faoi breithemh- nus na soighdeóire, ib. 198.z . lé cois tshaighdiúir, TD 22.17 . caiptíne ┐ saighdiuiridhe, Keat. ii 5081 . ar lāin-fheabhus sensaigdiūir in domain `one of the most excellent soldiers in the world', Fl. Earls 94.13 . mar shoighdiúr mhaith Dhiósa Críosd, 2 Tim. ii 3 . a bhfarradh shoighdiúir dho choimhéudfadh hé, Acts xxviii 16 .

Cf. saigtiúirthe.

saigteóracht

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n ā,f. (saigteóir)

(a) the act or art of shooting arrows, archery : no losctis a cícha dessa ar na tairmescad saigteoracht impu, LL 223a39 ( TTr. 445 ). saír . . . ic suidigud suidech . . . ri saigteoracht, 236a27 ( TTr. 1427 ). ac soighdeoracht ┐ ac dibrugud for sloghaib na Laidinda, Aen. 2219. 1552 . dentar imurbaigh shoigdeorachta, 1124 . soighdeoracht do be[i]th atorra `a discharge of arrows', AU iii 120.5 . dorala do B. beith ag saigdeoracht, Todd Nenn. 38.2 . fig. dearcain donna| ar breacaib srotha ac saigdeóracht, IGT Decl. ex. 266 .

(b) soldiering, calling of a soldier : saighdiuracht sechnadh comluinn `soldiering that consists in shirking the fight', O'Gr. Cat. 556.19 .

? saigthe

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adj [io, iā] a tir . . . | ata saidbri saigthi `whose wicked ones are wealthy' (?), Fél. Prol. 162 (saigthe, saigte v.ll.; : praidchi). do Idas saeigti `wicked I.', TTebe 2467 (= impro- bus I., Theb. vi 644 ). Stokes Fél. Gloss. suggests = saichte, cf. saich and saiche, but perh. conn. with saigid, cf. saigthige. ? fri sasad sluagda s.¤ , SR 155 .

saigthech

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adj o, ā (2 saigid)

(a) aggressive ; as subst. m. aggressor, invader : s.¤ do cath, LU 3400 ( SC 18 ). rop sobraig, rop s.¤ , Tec. Corm. 6.5 . sétrech cech s.¤ , 15.25 (sathach, saithech, v.ll.). a maic saigthig soailte, Ériu i 118 § 8 = Comp. Con C. 14.5 . cach slúag nach s.¤ bíd secc, Met. Dinds. iii 24.319 . ní gnath co menic nach s.¤ cen sírdecair an aggressor is seldom without constant vicissitudes, Alex. 639 . roptar saigthecha . . . a shlúaig, LL 227a9 ( TTr. 724 ). cocad saegtech setrech, Cog. 100.25 .

(b) legal persistent in suing; a claimant, pursuant : cet[h]rar di saightiuch cona aitiri oc saigid, Anecd. iii 24.21 . raith seitrech . . . raith fial saightech choitsech, O'Don. 573 ( H. 3.17, 442 ). suable, liable to be sued : saightech cach fine, Laws iv 242.11 , .i. apadh ┐ troscadh foraibh, 20 Comm . saighteach gach eranntach, gach fine, O'C. 2539 ( Eg. 88, 45a ).