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sním

Cite this: eDIL s.v. sním or dil.ie/38167

Forms: -a

[u,m.] vn. of sníïd. Cf. don rat fri snim saethraich séis, SR 1319 , where, however, the adj. may qualify séis. m., g s. -a, IGT Decl. § 95 (127.8) . Verbs § 37 .

I Act of twisting, bending, shaping .

(a) act of spinning : iar na thoirithniugad di o laim da snim `in spinning', Laws ii 372.19 Comm . fertas snīmae a distaff, O'Mulc. 524 . augtair . . . na elathan . . . ic s.¤ a seólbratt weaving (?), LL 219a5 ( TTr. 138 ). na tri Parci ifernaide bite icc snim saeguil gac[h] aen duinne isin domun, CCath. 4180 . bean ag snim an tsnaithi, TTebe 1322 . é ag sníomh choigíle, TSh. 5482 . cuiridh sí a lámha air an maide sníomha `spindle', Prov. xxxi 19 . In humorous n.pr.: Tap ingen tSnima, Anecd. ii 56.3 .

(b) Of shaping withes, sticks, etc. (usually in proverbs): fer og snim ghaid, IT iii 36 n. 7 . ní fhulaing seanshlat a snímh an old rod cannot be bent, IGT Decl. ex. 656 . áiseach slat ó a sníomh `pliable is a sapling by being twisted', PBocht 5.55 . Cf. slat doishníomha an duine man is an unbending rod (i.e. in- tractable, unrepentant), IGT Decl. ex. 1699 . Perh. n. loc. in: re snim slat, BB 23a4 .

(c) Various applications. Of filigree work in gold: bretnas banbras . . . | d'arged amra | cona ecor dé ór fo shnim | gním as cadlu, Anecd. i 61 § 91 . do adaimh sníomh na nedh nóir | an fedh do chóidh ó chígh cuain the working of golden neck- lets (?), Rel. Celt. ii 226.3 . s.¤ casil `building a wall', Mart. Tall. 104.21 = ic figi chasil, 19 . coro lád snim tenn . . . i mbarr uachtair na fidhbuidhe so that the top of the wood was twisted tightly together, CCath. 668 . go nár fhágaibh an ainbhthine . . . slat gan sníomh `a yard untwisted', ML 48.18 . ag sníomh tairngeadh `driving . . . nails' (i.e. in horseshoes), TD 6.9 (see Notes). a folt hi snim dar a aiss his hair plaited behind, Rawl. 81a45 ( Otia ii 87 ). fri s.¤ snúad in blending of colours, Met. Dinds. iv 92.19 . Cf. sniomhsnúa .i. snamh srothann, O'Cl. ní fann in feidm ríog | sníom im gach crann cruaid to twist round every tree (of woodbine), SG 245.17 . Of poems: iomdha drécht . . . | da shníomh le mac súadh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 249.11 . ag sniomh a glac wringing his hands, 23 G 24, 391.23 . dóid- chleatha . . . is tréithe sníomh hands . . . most gently moulded, Keat. Poems 102 . ar bruach an t-srotha ro bhá ag sníomh tre lár an t-sléibhe which wound its way, Oss. iii 96.26 .

(d) In bardic verse freq. in sense of twisting or wrenching (perh. twirling or brandishing) weapons, hence fighting, doing battle: ar sníomh a airm d'fheirg Murchaidh | maidhm san leirg ar Lochlannchaibh when M.'s anger made him ply his weapons, DDána 85.25 . le sníomh goirmreann, 110.10 . sníomh do dhornchla i ngurt ghábhaidh `the labour of thy sword hilt', TD 10.29 . días fa sénamla ag snim crann (of two chiefs), Irish Texts ii 32 § 10 . go sníomh dornchar, go dáil crann, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 239.66 . adeir in rí teile an túagh | crúadh a shleighi isí ar na s.¤ , IGT Decl. ex. 1084 (or to (b) ?). nī raibhe ag rīg . . . | muinnter mar muintir mo rīg | Taidg ūi Cheallaigh re snīomh slegh, ZCP viii 224 § 35 .

II Trouble, care, grief, anxiety .

(a) sniomh .i. tuirsi, O'Cl. s.¤ gl. cura, Ml. 89b7 . nísé snim fil forn `this is not what distresses us', Trip. 10.15 ( Trip.² 117 ). s.¤ lobrae, Fél. Prol. 223 . farith asin tsh.¤-sa | in pauperán, Ep. 407 . ar med a shnima, Sc.M² 3 (R) . hi sir-galur ┐ hi sírshnim, IT i 121.18 ( TE 7 Eg.). dia lem fri cech snīomh, Ériu iv 236.1 . saire cen sáethar cen sh.¤ , LU 2470 . ba s.¤ fri sáethar in sel it was a time of grievous labour, Met. Dinds. iii 378.7 . comad lugaiti snim na saersluag re saethar ind imrama might be the less distressed by the labour of rowing, TTebe 1947 . cidh mor saet[h]or sin dano as dingmala do degmhnai mar tusa a snim do tabairt fris to devote her care to it, CCath. 4058 . is fair boi s.¤ lá dethitiu na n-uli n-eclaise, PH 1663 . turcbhaid | in s.¤ nítha `die Sorge um den Kampf', TBC 5796 . snim ┐ sirimradud an chatha . . . ar a menmain, TTebe 4329 . sníom cogaidh nó ceilge anxiety at the thought of war or treachery, Gleanings 15 § 7 . atbath cen nach snimh, Lism. L. 3689 . fer . . . | ar nach gcuirenn snīom slap[h]raid a man untrammelled by care, ML² 820 . ní aithrigh síon séis mbuinne | nach sníomh dot éis oruinne `without bringing anguish upon me', Studies 1921, 75 § 14 . sníomh intinne, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 211.14 . a Chaitir fhíona . . . | nar mhór sníomha san saoghal `who didst care so little for', PBocht 14.30 .

(b) In phrases with verbs: don rat fri snim has brought us into sorrow, SR 1319 . na tabrad a snímh sibsi sin `let not that trouble you', RC xiv 54.18 . na tabrad t'aicned i s.¤ , YBL 314a25 . nat-cuired i snim ni bus mó, Fél. 56.8 . nior chuir sinn i sníomh go se | th'éara-sa, Dán Dé xxv 14 . ní sin . . . | . . . romla a snim which has grieved me, Irish Texts i 60.44 . na dena snim don melladh tugadh fort, Aen. 1189 . 'ar cur shnima in catha dibh `having put from them the anxiety of battle', CCath. 2259 . fer ro lá sníomh . . . an tsaoghail de, FM vi 2220.2 . ba s.¤ ri cuane Chnuic Breg | éc ríg T., MacCarthy 190 § 3 . bid s.¤ leisna dáini do fhulaṅg-su, Ériu iv 142 § 19 . sníomh liom-sa th'Aonmhac `I lament thy son', Dán Dé xxvi 37 .

(c) As vn. caitte don tí da dtiocfa | a sníomh le srían n-oirbhiorta it must be subdued with the bridle of action (pros- perity compared to a steed), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 172.10 . sniom a neinigh ni hiongnadh, Rel. Celt. ii 266.12 . fuidheall áir . . . | 'gá sníomh ó chróluighe a gcneadh tortured by their wounds, Measgra D. 54.7 . atáid croidhe sonn gá sníomh | le trom n-oire gach airdríogh `straining', Studies 1921, 75 § 12 . teisd mar sin ag sníomh oram, expld. by Ed. as: ag breith greama orm impressing itself on me (?), DDána 85.11 . gin go mbé an saoghal da sníomh though the world is untroubled, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 211.11 . 'san saoghal dár sníomh `while the world afflicts me', PBocht 5.51 .

Compds. ? dála sníomholla (second element oll? olann?), DDána 83.8 . ¤thoirse: claochládh sníomhthoirsi relieving of anxious sorrow, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 149.106 .