síst

Cite this: eDIL s.v. síst or dil.ie/37713

n [ā, f.] Apparently with short vowel in Mod.Ir. See siostghoim below and cf. sistaid.

I Of time

(a) a time, period, while : decmaic .i. sist, ut est `a beith slan ni decmaic' [.i. ni decmaing] bias slainti dó, acht dogres, O'Dav. 655 (gloss on Fél. Ep. 172 ). bid calma ár s.¤ sinni, TBC-LL¹ 3279 . siist ár marbad Airtt na n-ech, ZCP viii 264 § 18 . i sistib at times, Alex. 1026 = siste, BB 499b30 . tiagaid . . . iar sist ┐ iar selad co sliab . . ., 241a16 . snaidhmit a cuir . . . 'man sist sin for this period (viz. a year), LB 278a73 . Míchéal maraidh sé is ní sísd it is not for a while only (?), Dán Dé xxvi 56 . tigherna Caille . . . do ghuin ┐ a écc iar sist after a (short) time, AFM ii 792.4 .

(b) spell, turn, bout : uair ro ferois do siost comhlainn, ZCP x 288.31 . secht mbliadna dam forsan sist sin, Anecd. i 73 § 210 . doronsamar sist chomhráidh `we made converse for a while', BS 106.8 . roataigh rium Crist do nimh | ar ṡíst mbig do léimeandaigh, 128.4 . t'aire rum, a rí na mbreath, | dainimh sunn ar sísd don bhioth `evil my spell of life here', Aithd. D. 51.11 .

(c) a respite, a truce : nachar damadh sīst nō sealaidheacht da bar sinnseraib um an oilén sa, ML² 1545 . anaid hi sist ┐ hi ccairdes tre bithe (sic), BNnÉ 7 § 23 .

i n-óen-s. simultaneously, at the same time : is sí no fired Ultu uli i n-óens., LU 10138 . [ro] righset a lámha i n-aensist ┐ i n-aćnuair ina bord, CCath. 2119 . ro greissit uile iarum i n-enṡ.¤ (inaenfecht, v.l.) ┐ i n-én[ḟ]ábhall, 1827 . glefid dia edruind i nensist `some day or other', Ériu v 236.59 .

Acc. used adverbially: assisedar sist forsin purt oc deiscin na n-ingen, LU 10667 (glossed: .i. seal, ZCP v 524.28 ). congna lem . . . rom bíth ┐ tucus leth mo bráthar ar mo muin beir s.¤ lim help me for a bit, LU 4935 . isam aithrech, a Crist cain, | dumrad sist fo domenmain, Laws v 22.22. Comm . = Fél.² cxl 20 . comamser . . . don Chathair-seo ┐ do Chund . . . s.¤ máir, LL 315b46 . ro boi sist cen labra . . . ar uaman in sceoil, ZCP iv 384.13 . biaigh cach oc a molud | co lá bratha sist (: Crīst) all the while till doom, RC vi 176.76 . boi occa co lán-gradach sist fhota (ḟota, MS. = fota with nasalized f), PH 839 .

(d) of space, distance, interval : conaccutar tímthirecht aingel uasu s.¤ on tsligid, Fél.² cxxviii 24 = sel on tṡligid, Fél. 180.34 . sruth Tigir i Pardus buán | fota sair sist ra himluad, ZCP viii 517.5 . sist fhoda etarra. Rochluineadh-som immorro inni itbereadh, Lism. L. 4042 .

Compd. ¤goim temporary anguish : 's nach bí siostghoimh (: iostaidh) seal um chéill, Ó Bruad. ii 126.3 (`clamour-forcing anguish').