Cite this: eDIL s.v. scuithe or


Forms: scu(i)che, scuichi, scuithe, scuithche, scuichthe

n pl. movable property, movables. More particularly smaller animals as opposed to cattle. Thurn., Ir. Recht 56 n. 1 cites the MS. spellings scu(i)che, scuichi, scuithe, scuithche, scuichthe, etc., and suggests that the word may be pl. of scuich or the part. of scuchaid used as a substantive. It may, however, be pl. of the word scuichid, scuithid pig (agent noun from scuchaid?) found in the first three quotations given here: is ocht n-anmanna in[n]a muc, comlachtaid, scuithid, etc., O'Dav. 360 . scuithid .i. ainm do orc, ut est scuithidh sceo banb lomtharr .i. ac ithe scoth. Nó tescaidh a cenn dona scothaib. No ótcí na scotha scuichid, 1428 . scuichid sceo banb lomtarr lupait lintar . . ., O'D. 2225 ( Nero A vii, 152b ). mad nocht aile, gebaidh side fri damscuithe (sic leg.); ni dicead scuithe ar a dluithe `oxen and small cattle', Laws iv 112.7 .i. noco teit in ní scuchas na scota trit ar dluithi, 25 Comm . ba .i. fal, etarba damscuithe `a fence of oxen and small animals', O'Dav. 327 (not necessarily a dvandva-compd.). na scuithi .i. indile, Laws v 496.11 Comm . (gl. seoit, 3 ). dibadh sguithi ┐ annsguithi `moveable and immoveable "dibadh"-property', iv 292.20 . a scuithi uile don eaglais ina neart[sh]lainte `bewegliche Habe', Ir. Recht 32 § 34 . con-ic duine a scuichi uli ┐ a andscuichthi do thabairt ina nertslainti don ecclais, 56 xi a . na scuithi do comraind doib, Laws iii 404.3 Comm . a leth seic ar scuithi . . . ┐ a leth ar scath annscuichthi `movables . . . immovables', v 34.14 , 15 Comm . ni uil eneclann doib na dire a dualgus scuithi, 120.26 Comm . as a scuichtib, 518.19 Comm . Cf. an-s.¤ .i. neams.¤ .i. gan toichned dogrēs, Corm. Y 361 .