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Forms: sgoth, sgath

n ā,f. sgoth, sgath, IGT Decl. § 39 (91.14) .

(a) flower, blossom : s.¤ gl. uiola, Thes. ii 361 v 38 . scotha gl. uiollas, 360 ii 47 (Glosses on Philargyrius). an fogebed in gilla di scothaib, Trip.² 365 .i. bolamaraib, Arch. iii 14 § 22 . na tri bairr for Erind .i. barr días ┐ barr s.¤ ┐ barr messa, LU 7018 = BDD² 610 . bolad tíri láin do milscothaib honeyed flowers, Rawl. B 512, 69d (cited Plummer MS. notes). ? scoith (scot, v.l.) aglind glass froech, IT iii 14 § 30 . is cosmail fri mbrechtrad s.¤ for magh, O'Dav. 1435 . tocbaid [in]a laim s.¤ chorcra, Fél.² xxxii 13 . scotha buide, Laws iv 278.y Comm . do bhláth na sgath fa fhód Aighne | bróg ar dhath na druimne, IGT Decl. ex. 1391 . do gebhthí bheós a lán fíona is na sgothaibh ísin, FM i 52.2 . conus aicet in scoith ndífhreccra ndímhóir chuca dind comhartha tíre tairngire . . . d'iarraidh tíre na scoithi, BNnÉ 96 § 1 `eine gewaltige Blume', ZCP x 409.z . Cf. V.SS. Hib. I xli , clxxxiii , 63.24 . With follg. gen.: scotha fína inna fhlaith | co fásctís i llestraib glaine blooms of the vine (or choice wine as in (d)?), LL 18b23 . sgotha fíona `wine-flowers', Content. xxx 11 . a sgaith fhīneamhna (sic leg.) a hór glan, Ériu ix 167 § 42 . már líonus scoth mara a ccúan 'as sea-weed (?) fills up a harbour' Ériu xxi 116 § 2 . Note also: am sgath chríon aimrid `I am a withered, barren flower', Aithd. D. 51.11 .

(b) of the hair of the head lock, tress, tuft : ri cul na sgath (of a chief), Ir. Texts iv 117 § 34 . d'ionnsaighe Chuinn ciabh na sgath `thick-tressed', Content. xviii 81 . le céibh na sgath `by the flowing-haired hero', Aithd. D. 6.46 . barr cuachthrom na gcéd sgath, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 209.23 . Note also: do chuireadh gach scoith fhada úrluachra . . . ar leith ┐ an luachair ghearr don leith oile `each long wisp of fresh rushes', Keat. ii 4715 .

(c) as complimentary epithet hero, noble one, scion : innisim sgéal do sgoith Teamhra, TD 25.22 . tre sgaith nEachdhroma, Aithd. D. 10.28 . molta sgath Breagh `the scion of B. is to be praised', Ériu v 60.119 . sgotha cumhra Clann U., TD 22a.18 . le scathaib shluaig Erne, Ir. Texts ii 22 § 3 . ar sgothaibh Eorpa uile, Misc. Celt. Soc. 378.23 . ? forfess Fer Falgae . . . iss isidi foilsigti do Oultaib . . . dia tubart ind héungrip in scoith (scoth, v.l.) milide doib, ZCP viii 564.6 .

(d) flower, pick, choice, best part : sgath méirgheal mná (Mary), PBocht 2.12 . sgoth mhuirne, TD 15.12 . sgath an dána, 31.16 . s.¤ toirbhert `the primest of all largesse', O'Gr. Cat. 475.15 . caithidh . . . | ó so amach deasga an domhain | a sgath feasda fuarobhair the best of it is now over, Dán Dé xvii 14 . sgoth m'ealathna (sic leg.), Content. x 23 n . do-rat dó . . . | sgaith a heóil 'sa hionmhuine, Studies 1923, 422 § 4 . do roghain gacha bídh ┐ do sgoith gacha leanna, RC xiv 30.14 . a scoith a naóise, 1 Sam. ii 33 .

As n.pr.: filiam regis Brittonum, id est S.¤ Noe, Trip. 334.26 .

Compds.

(a) with nouns: ? ¤ar: oc Cill scothair Scīre of flowering fields (?), Arch. Hib. ii 93 § 13 . ¤dos: aradhna . . . go sgoth-dhossaibh . . . for a gcennoip `tassels', Fl. Earls 252.30 . ¤gort flowering field: go sgothghort Temhra, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 179.196 . ¤muine flowering copse: ba sgáth gach sgoth-mhuine, ML 142.12 . ¤níam: s. fhuilt ógfhind imglain `flower-like the sheen of his locks', Ériu iv 92 § 6 . As n.pr.: Caoimheall ┐ Scoithniamh a n-anmanna na n-inghean, ML 42.27 . ? meldait sluaíg s., TBC 1515 (but note scoitnia, St., scoithnia, TBC² 850 , scoith nía, LU 5326 ).

(b) with adjj.: ¤fhinn fair-flowered : i gcrích sgaithfhinn na ngort ngeal, Aithd. D. 53.4 . ¤geal = prec.: gréas badh sgoithghile sgiamhadh (of a poem), DDána 73.31 . ¤mín: tulach sgaithmhín Dá Thí the smooth, flowery hill, DDána 93. 36 . ¤níamda shining like a flower: a ghrian sgoithniamhdha sgiamhach (of a person), TD 33.8 .