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1 scoth n ā,f. sgoth, sgath, IGT Decl. § 39 (91.14) .
(a) flower, blossom : s. ¤ gl. uiola, Thes. ii 361 v 38 . scotha gl.
uiollas, 360 ii 47 (Glosses on Philargyrius). an fogebed in gilla
65di scothaib, Trip.² 365 .i. bolamaraib, Arch. iii 14 § 22 . na tri
bairr for Erind .i. barr días ┐ barr s. ¤ ┐ barr messa, LU 7018 =
BDD² 610 . bolad tíri láin do milscothaib honeyed flowers,
Rawl. B 512, 69d (cited Plummer MS. notes). ? scoith (scot,
v.l.) aglind glass froech, IT iii 14 § 30 . is cosmail fri mbrechtrad
70s. ¤ for magh, O'Dav. 1435 . tocbaid [in]a laim s. ¤ chorcra, Fél.²
xxxii 13 . scotha buide, Laws iv 278.y Comm . do bhláth na
sgath fa fhód Aighne | bróg ar dhath na druimne, IGT Decl.
ex. 1391 . do gebhthí bheós a lán fíona is na sgothaibh ísin,
FM i 52.2 . conus aicet in scoith ndífhreccra ndímhóir chuca
75dind comhartha tíre tairngire . . . d'iarraidh tíre na scoithi,
BNnÉ 96 § 1 `eine gewaltige Blume', ZCP x 409.z . Cf. V.SS.
Hib. I xli , clxxxiii , 63.24 . With follg. gen.: scotha fína inna
fhlaith | co fásctís i llestraib glaine blooms of the vine (or choice
wine
as in (d)?), LL 18b23 . sgotha fíona `wine-flowers', Content.
80 xxx 11 . a sgaith fhīneamhna (sic leg.) a hór glan, Ériu ix
167 § 42 . Note also: am sgath chríon aimrid `I am a withered,
barren flower
', Aithd. D. 51.11 .
(b) of the hair of the head lock, tress, tuft : ri cul na sgath (of
a chief), Ir. Texts iv 117 § 34 . d'ionnsaighe Chuinn ciabh na
85sgath `thick-tressed', Content. xviii 81 . le céibh na sgath `by
the flowing-haired hero
', Aithd. D. 6.46 . barr cuachthrom na
gcéd sgath, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 209.23 . Note also: do chuireadh
gach scoith fhada úrluachra . . . ar leith ┐ an luachair ghearr
don leith oile `each long wisp of fresh rushes', Keat. ii 4715 .
(c) as complimentary epithet hero, noble one, scion : innisim
5sgéal do sgoith Teamhra, TD 25.22 . tre sgaith nEachdhroma,
Aithd. D. 10.28 . molta sgath Breagh `the scion of B. is to be
praised
', Ériu v 60.119 . sgotha cumhra Clann U., TD 22a.18 .
le scathaib shluaig Erne, Ir. Texts ii 22 § 3 . ar sgothaibh
Eorpa uile, Misc. Celt. Soc. 378.23 . ? forfess Fer Falgae . . .
10iss isidi foilsigti do Oultaib . . . dia tubart ind héungrip in
scoith (scoth, v.l.) milide doib, ZCP viii 564.6 .
(d) flower, pick, choice, best part : sgath méirgheal mná
(Mary), PBocht 2.12 . sgoth mhuirne, TD 15.12 . sgath an
dána, 31.16 . s. ¤ toirbhert `the primest of all largesse', O'Gr. Cat.
15 475.15 . caithidh . . . | ó so amach deasga an domhain | a
sgath feasda fuarobhair the best of it is now over, Dán Dé xvii
14 . sgoth m'ealathna (sic leg.), Content. x 23 n . do-rat dó
. . . | sgaith a heóil 'sa hionmhuine, Studies 1923, 422 § 4 . do
roghain gacha bídh ┐ do sgoith gacha leanna, RC xiv 30.14 .
20 a scoith a naóise, 1 Sam. ii 33 .
As n.pr.: filiam regis Brittonum, id est S. ¤ Noe, Trip. 334.26 .
Compds. (a) with nouns: ? ¤ ar: oc Cill scothair Scīre of
flowering fields
(?), Arch. Hib. ii 93 § 13 . ¤ dos: aradhna . . .
go sgoth-dhossaibh . . . for a gcennoip `tassels', Fl. Earls
25 252.30 . ¤ gort flowering field: go sgothghort Temhra, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 179.196 . ¤ muine flowering copse: ba sgáth gach
sgoth-mhuine, ML 142.12 . ¤ níam: s. fhuilt ógfhind imglain
`flower-like the sheen of his locks', Ériu iv 92 § 6 . As n.pr.:
Caoimheall ┐ Scoithniamh a n-anmanna na n-inghean, ML
30 42.27 . ? meldait sluaíg s., TBC 1515 (but note scoitnia, St.,
scoithnia, TBC² 850 , scoith nía, LU 5326 ).
(b) with adjj.: ¤ fhinn fair-flowered : i gcrích sgaithfhinn na
ngort ngeal, Aithd. D. 53.4 . ¤ geal = prec.: gréas badh
sgoithghile sgiamhadh (of a poem), DDána 73.31 . ¤ mín:
35 tulach sgaithmhín Dá Thí the smooth, flowery hill, DDána 93.
36 . ¤ níamda shining like a flower: a ghrian sgoithniamhdha
sgiamhach (of a person), TD 33.8 .

2 scoth n[ā,f.] point, edge (of weapon, etc.): turnamh ar sgoith
trí dtairngeadh on the points of three nails, Aithd. D. 88.4 .
40 sgath i mbéal oirbhire an ógh `a sharp point (?) against all
harm
', 95.4 . ceathra míle . . . | do leag sgoth a fhaobhar uile |
roth nar chaomhan duine dhíobh `were laid low by the edge of
its blades
' (story of St. Catherine), PBocht 18.27 . Of thorns,
spines in a hedge: ? noco teit in ní scuchas na scota trit ar
45dluithi (etymol. gloss on scuithe), Laws iv 112.26 Comm .
imthecht tri sgathaibh sgiach `through thorny thickets', Études
Celt. i 85.22 . sgath dealg 'n-a beol muna bheath `the thorn-
points
', Aithd. D. 95.20 . Note also: do éirigh scoith fa ruinn
a ruisc a piercing look came into his eyes, Maguires of F. 23
50(34.27) .
The follg. exx. from Met. Dinds. are tentatively assigned to
2 scoth by Editor: tar Cend Febrat na n-úar-scoth, Met. Dinds. iii 226.6
(see Gloss.). cnoc arar-chotail in Dagda, derg a scotha `spear-
points
' (Corr.), iv 106.y . in fail rolegsat na fir | . . . col-lín a s. ¤
55`wounds' (Corr.), iii 328.50 .
Compds. (a) with nouns: ¤ búain lopping, cutting to the
ground : go ttucc sgrios ┐ sgothbuain ar bharraibh aipche ┐
anaipche an tíre, FM vi 2186.20 . ¤ búalad: dá sgoth-
bhualadh féin scourging themselves, TSh. 2264 . ¤ buinne
60 lopped sapling : na hiomnadha . . . na sguth-bhuinnídhibh,
CRR² 29 (86.11) . ¤ ecna acuteness (?): scothegna, Auraic.
571 . ¤ fhis sharp knowledge (or, with 1 scoth, excellent know-
ledge
?): cuimeobh . . . | seanchas . . . | do sgaithfhios na slúagh,
L. Cl. A. Buidhe 273.43 . ¤ innell: sgaoil do sgaith[-innlibh]
65mo ghlais `loosen the strong fastenings of my fetter', A. Ó Dálaigh
xxi 3 . ¤ lann sharp blade: sgandram sgéith dar sgáth lannaib
(scoth lannaib, v.l.) `let us cleave shields by fierce blades', Celt.
Rev. iv 18.27 . ¤ mebair: do scēla bat scothmebra sharply
remembered
, ZCP ix 462 § 1 . ? ¤ réma (? ¤ fhrém): sgaith-
70réamha déar `floods of tears', A. Ó Dálaigh l 20 .
(b) with adjj.: ¤ fhaebrach sharp-edged : sgian scothfae-
brach, ZCP vi 62.19 . ¤ gér = prec.: do ghab in sgein sccoth-
ger i n-a laimh, AU iii 376.3 . ¤ gorm blue-edged : ailtan sgeine
sgathghoirme do bi aige, L. Chl. Suibhne 26 (34.4) . ¤ límtha
75 very sharp : le sguaib . . . sgoith-líomhtha an sgrúduighthe,
TSh. 5250 . ¤ neimnech: sguaba sgoith-neimhneacha, TSh.
6633 . ¤ roinnte hacked : go ros fhagaiph na d-tamhnaibh
scioth-roinnte (sic) iad, MR 274.2 . Cf. 'na d-tamhnaibh
sgaoilte sgáth-roinnte, ML 132.22 . ¤ thescaigthe: na hiom-
80nadha . . . na sguth-bhuinnídhibh . . . sgoith-theasgaighthe,
CRR² 29 (86.11) ¤ urlam: ar sguabadh an sgiobadh . . go
sgoth-urlamh . . . ó imlibh críoch with sharp rapidity, ML 46.6 .

3 scoth n ā,f. word, saying, speech : miscath .i. mí-innsci. scath .i.
innsci, amail atá Dūil Roscadach, Corm. Y 859 . See miscad.
85 roscad .i. ro-indsciged .i. dodeochaidh inn-ord n-indsci; scath
.i. indsce, 1095 . ros eolus ┐ sgoth indsgi, Auraic. 2685 . uair
s. ¤ briathar ┐ s. ¤ innsce isinn Gaidelg, Anecd. ii 47 - 8 . s. ¤ .i.
innsce, O'Cl. So also Lec. Gl. 272 . ? a airbert .i. eipert fir ani
nach [follus .i.] s. ¤ is in focal, Laws iii 90.16 Comm . aurdairc
a s. ¤ .i. maith a briathar, O'Dav. 41 . fal scothe sinnath `king
5of speech is satire
', 846 . s. ¤ .i. eipir[t] no cinn, ut est s. ¤ na bí do
drochduine drecht, 1423 = s. ¤ nad bi droch duine drechd,
O'Don. 2195 ( Nero A 7, 135a ). mana ro feghait na rig scotha,
no mana fhir scru(a)dait na righ innscida judgments (?), O'C.
1907 ( 23 P 3, 23 (21)d ). sgoth fhlatha, sgoth fhileadh, Ériu xiii
1017.12 cen scath dofarce cuitbuid, Auraic. 1935 . In B. na f.:
rún mo sgoth .i. rūn mo brīathar, ZCP v 485 § 1 . beir sgath .i.
beir beannacht, 489 § 13 . scath .i. beannacht, Lec. Gl. M 280 .
In pseudonym: Scothindsci mac Genna maic Cuitbiudha,
Anecd. ii 57.1 .