soirb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. soirb or dil.ie/38369

adj i ( su-ṡrib, Wortk. 135 ).

(a) easy, smooth, pleasant : tri insci redi (? leg. réid, Edd.) ┐ s.¤ `through speech plain and easy', Ml. 51c11 . amal as s.¤ lat tairciud cech lathi in digaid alaili `as it is easy with Thee to bring every day after another', 111a5 . is íat lucht díarbo s.¤ in sét sain, aes óige, LU 2158 (FA). bá soirbh [a] slighe doibh go dul do Roim, BNnÉ 7.20 . robtur athlumha . . . a longa ┐ bá soirbh a stiúradh, CCath. 1974 . doigh nirbho soirph comhrac re Coin cCulainn, ZCP x 281.30 . an tí darab soirbh an saoghal lé saidhbhreas, TSh. 9942 . tig uadha le hintinn soirbh, DDána 31.15 . gidh soirbh dhuitse dul ar neamh, Maguires of F. 62.29 . As personal epithet: nis batar mná soirbe soíre `there were no charming noble wives', Todd Nenn. 250.5 . dreach shoirbh, DDána 83.21 . Equative: amal as s.¤ donaib broinidib in cocnam síc is soirbidir sin forndengatsom inni bis fua mmam, Ml. 75b7 . soirbithir sin do dia, 120d5 . Compar. is soirbiu dano du chumachtae dæ a denum, 74b14 . a[s] soirbiu gl. uolubiliorem, Sg. 16a4 . is soirbhe sin iona dul i mBreathnaibh da thóraidheacht, Keat. ii 4340 . Superl. amal as ned as soirbem `as it is that that is easiest', Ml. 56a13 . go bhfuil ar na daoinip is onoraighe shoirbhe . . . isin cristaigheacht, Fl. Earls 180.24 . Adv. adhbhar egla, an saoghal d'fhaghail dognath go soirbh, Parrth. Anma 72.23 . bás cháigh do ghabháil chuige go soirbh cheerfully, TSh. 8591 .

(b) auspicious, favourable : da tecmadh comadh soirbh dó in bliadan sin ina consulacht, CCath. 75 . go bhfuil blodh dib co s.¤ (of the stars), Ir. Astr. Tr. 70.13 . ní cás soirbh, DDána 21.13 .