stúaim

Cite this: eDIL s.v. stúaim or dil.ie/39018

Forms: sdúaim

n sdúaim f., IGT Decl. § 14 (69.2) .

(a) ingenuity, clever- ness, ability : gan s.¤ , Met. Gl. 25 § 22 . lámdha lámhdaighi (ón sdúaim) skill, IGT Decl. § 3 (44.13) . níor altuigheas—olc an sduaim—| m'ísliughadh an ill-advised procedure, DDána 46.4 . duine gan stuaim, O'Gr. Cat. 590.34 . cha ferr sdúaim what better art? Rel. Celt. ii 289.17 . do bhreith éoluis air gach uile stuáim da ccuirfighthear chuige `to find out every device which shall be put to him', 2 Chron. ii 14 ( Eg. Gl. 540 ).

(b) Of a lady's charms beauty, grace, dignity, modesty (?): mailghe caola | . . . | aonsduaim orra | dá chaolsduaidh dhonna dhaolamhla, DDána 114.14 . gibé stuaim do bheith 'na méin, Dánta Gr. 12.10 . a bhean lán do stuaim, Keat. Poems 949 , 972 .

Compds. ¤glan fair, handsome : .ii. mac . . . Zelpha sduam- glaine, BB 237a7 . ¤richt: ón stuaimriocht tslán do bhá níor mhalartuigh nós | an chuanna `pleasing shape' (Gloss.), Hackett xii 9 .