solus

Cite this: eDIL s.v. solus or dil.ie/38426

Forms: solas, ṡoluis

(2 so+lés)

I Adj. u, later o, ā

(a) bright, clear, light-giving : s.¤ gl. clarus, Ir. Gl. 665 . is rugs.¤ gl. praeclara, Ml. 37d18 . is bés inna tabernacuil didiu is s.¤ `tis is the manner of the tabernacle then that it is light', 40c15 . bit soilsi impo `they will be alight around them', Thes. ii 31.22 (Bvn.). ba s.¤ in grīan īar sein | a medhōn na haidhchi sin, ZCP v 25 § 6 . rind s.¤ (of a saint), Fél. Jan. 30 . a gríanan co senistrib solsib, LU 10636 . issed is coimdigh treibe and a lar ┐ a hairmedha ┐ a inada soillsi, Laws v 326.13 Comm . ro-artraig . . . hi ngné solais . . . in t-shnechta, PH 3384 . lotar . . . isin lō s.¤ dochum a mban, Arch. iii 224.29 . dath mar adhairc sholais `a colour like trans- parent horn', O'Gr. Cat. 252.8 . an tene ┐ gach ni s.¤ ele `and every other light-giving object', Ir. Astr. Tr. 106.16 . nach fuil inadh . . . gan beth deallraigteach s.¤ on grein, 98.10 . ro delbh se . . . in sliabh dorcha . . . do cach ┐ s.¤ taithnemach do fein, St. Ercuil 1779 . ag so an ré 'na ré s.¤ , TD 21.42 . lucht loingsi ó lis na Beirbhe | d'ḟis deilbhe soillsi Saidhbhe, IGT Decl. ex. 1369 . Of places: co Dun Sobairce solos, BB 268a21 . ar Mhagh Luirg na learg solas, DDána 88.32 . Fig. happy, prosperous : indar leo ba s.¤ in bliadain doibh samlaid, Marco P. 85 . Equa- tive: tech . . . soilsidir bid hi lugburt bright as though in a garden, Thes. ii 294.16 . soillsidir óen na retlann, SR 1902 . suillsithir ri snecht a gnúis, MU² 538 . soilsidir caindle cíartha | gnúis meicc Cairne cíallmíadcha, Ériu iv 94 § 13 . Used as compar.: soillsithir fó secht andá grían, LU 2029 (FA). Compar. co mba sollsi oldás grian, PH 6985 . soillse é ná gach aingeal | Míchéal, Dán Dé xxviii 44 . nó an bhfuil ní as soillse ná so, DDána 37.15 . cíoch as soillse iná réalta reoidh, PBocht 2.37 . Used substantivally: dona uaislib no dona soillsib illustrious (or distinguished) persons, O'C. 437 ( H. 3.18, 236a ). As a metrical term: incípít dona hanaichintibh . . . ┐ atáit da earnail furri .i. s.¤ ┐ dorcha, is é so ín s.¤ , IT iii 95 § 148 .

(b) clear (of sound): in guth s.¤ labrastar o bérlu ainglecdha, Ériu ii 100 § 7 . Compar. ba soillsiu ┐ ba gleu gothuib doine, § 8 .

(c) clear, lucid (in intellectual sense): do bi fáidhetoracht C.C. . . . s.¤ sothuicsena, BCC 430.2 . cionnas do bhiadh eólas solas ar an Ttríonnóid agoibh? Desid. 4867 . snadhmadh s.¤ ar an síothcháin, DDána 111.24 (prose 384.23 ). Compar. sloinn dúinn ní is soillse iná sin `name to us more clearly', TD 13.30 . Adv. atbér cen snaidm co s.¤ | a hainm is a bunadus, KMMisc. 194 § 1 .

II Subst. o. solas, m. IGT Decl. § 53 .

(a) light: goor gach s.¤ i suidi, Corm. Y 675 . goar .i. s.¤ isin Fenic[h]us, Auraic. 633 . mar na faicfea s.¤ co bráth, PH 7760 . a agad ar in s.¤ ngrianda budhdhes, Marco P. 85 . as tríthe tháinig an solas neamhdha dochum an chinidh dhaonna, Desid. 6309 . o thainic . . . s.¤ tratheirgi do lo arnamarch, TTebe 2195 . degsamlacht soluis an re, Ir. Astr. Tr. 106.4 . ní fhuil s.¤ mo dhearc agam (lumen oculorum), Tsh. 4203 . a ṡoluis oidhche um iarnóin (of a weapon), TD 33.4 . biodh s.¤ ann ┐ do bhi an s.¤ ann, Gen. i 3 . Fig. ar solas ríochoinnle, ar n-inghean Iachaimne (of Mary), Aithd. D. 72.11 . s.¤ eccna na hEreann, FM iv 1098.5 Attrib. g s.: do bhí an néalsain 'n-a néal ṡoluis , DDána 17.13 . in nomad bl. dhec don chicil solais `the solar cycle', ALC i 306.7 .

(b) clarity, intelligibility : sliocht ele . . . dobher solas da ccenas `another passage . . . throws light on their leadership', Geneal. Tracts 88 § 130 .

Compds.

(a) With nouns: ¤bruiden: a solusbruidhnibh . . . na hEmna, Comp. Con C. 79.9 . ¤chnes fair-skinned: tucus Éblend soluscnis `I wedded Éblenn of the radiant skin', Ériu iv 156.14 . ¤gabáil: ag solusghabáil a pshalm ┐ a pshaltair `blithely chanting', Buile Ṡ. 4.11 . ¤lia: treabh na solaisleag soiléir, TD 3.33 . ¤nélgal: ba samalta re solusnellgail ciach, CCath. 5873 . ¤reic: ag éisteacht re dréachtaibh ┐ re duan- laoidhibh . . . gá soluis-reic, DDána 111.24 (prose 384.6 ). ¤ruided: solusruidedh na saerchlann, CCath. 4990 . ¤tech: ar solustighib cláraigh, Acall. 763 . ¤tráth: o solustrath éirgi do ló co medón lái, Acall. 1804 . na ticfa co s. éirge i mbárach, RC xiv 424.8 .

(b) With adjj. (incl. adjj. derived from nouns) ¤bán: tar in sáile s., Acall. 4741 . ¤barr: Niall samglan s. `of shining locks', Ériu iv 108.2 . ¤bog: a dhreach ṡolasbhog, TD 21.18 . ¤gemach: a cathbarr . . . s. fana cenn bright with jewels, ZCP x 299.11 . ¤glan: guth mór s. clear and pure, LU 1934 . broghadha . . . solus-ghlana suaithenta bright and clean, ML² 1072 . ¤íarnaide: na slabradu . . . solus-iarnaidhe, MR 178.3 . ¤mór: dochuadur issin síd s., Acall. 2795 . in lind sholosmór út, MU² 301 . da leaspaire solusmora, BB 15b16 . ¤rennach: fa'n sroll-mergi . . . s. senta sparkling, MR 196.7 . ¤tairthech. As subst.: in Solus- tairtich (name of a draught-board), Acall. 7804 . ¤taitne- mach: dentar lespairedha solusthaitneamacha, BB 15b11 . ¤tiug: nírbh oirchios fós a bhfaicsin | gan tracht an taoibh sholuistigh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 209.22 .