saeglonn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. saeglonn or dil.ie/35895
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n o, m. poetic word; according to native glossators chief or king; judge, brehon; aged man; pillar : saoghlonn (.i. rīgh), ZCP v 486 § 8 (B. na f.). s.¤ .i. brithem ┐ senoir ┐ columna, ut dicitur: saoglonn brithemh . . . | saoglonn senōir sīr-saoglach, | saoglonn cech rī for a dū | ┐ saoglonn columnu, O'Mulc. 857 ; the quatrain also occurs in Metr. Gl. p. 4 and O'Cl. saeghlonn .i. seanoir no colomna . . . Nó saeghlonn .i. brithem, O'Dav. 1424 . saeghlann .i. breitheamh; .i. seanóir; .i. rí; .i. colamhain no toisigh, O'Cl. ecalso ... sáeglannaib 'to the notables of the church' Ériu xl 16 § 20 (Bretha Nemed Toísech) . lia saoglann Corcartri, ZCP viii 102.12 (B. na f.) = do righ Corca Tri, Ériu ii 186.16 . lenaidh sluagh saoghlann (saeglond, v.l.) an army follows a chief, Anecd. ii 64.20 . congrenn saeghlonn sochaidi a chief collects a host, O'Dav. 411 . congreind soeghlond sochaidhe .i. cainlenaidh in tshochaidhe don righ, O'Curry 1987 ( H 4.22 p. 24 ). cosegat saeglann (leg. -lainn?) sloiged, Laws iii 494.5 . olc díl i torchair mac Duind | cen síl sorthain fri sáigluind (saergluind, v.l.) `leaving no prosperous seed among chieftains' (? to produce chieftains), Metr. Dinds. iii 150.10 (metri gratia for saeglonnu?). selb saeghlann (of Ireland), Leb. Gab.(i) 282.6 . gell n-uinge o cach . . . di[a] saeglonnaib, Laws iii 14.23 Comm . saolonn súl an bhanntrachta `princely charm of ladies' eyes' (of a chief), Ó Bruad. ii 150.8 . As epithet (g p.): sruthar saeglond `a lordly river', Metr. Dinds. ii 82.41 (saiglend, v.l.). In late poetry applied also to a woman: an tsaoghlan chailce, Hackett x 14 .