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scrútan, scrútain (Lat. scrutinium). Vn. of scrútaid. In
75O.Ir. an o-stem, but in Mid.Ir. a d s. commonly scrútain (found
also as n s., Ériu ii 89 § 2 ). The d s scrutunt (gl. scrutinio),
Thes. i 3.13 is referred by Stokes, KZ xxxi 234 , to Lat. scru-
tandum, but may merely be due to the influence of légund,
scríbund.
80(a) act of examining, pondering, studying; meditation, thought :
scrūdan scrūdas in file, Corm. Y 1275 . o scrutan inmedonach
a ndligid inward meditation, LU 2676 . maith limsa ré scrútain
dam fris time in which to ponder the matter, 8752 ( FB 56 ). a
s. ¤ uli inna menmain, LU 8108 ( FB 8 ). iar s. ¤ a comarli, LU 8782
85( FB 59 ). scrutan screptra studying the scriptures, LL 272
marg. sup. dothorairchim rihuair nillsgrudain | aenanma
ogaim adbhulbrogha uaidleathain, IT iii 90.11 . a scrutain fris
`examining himself against it' (a temptation), Mon. Tall. 62
(151.18) . ic sgrutain an bratha breodhai pondering the flaming
judgement-day
, Snedgus u. Mac R., 12 § 55 . sel ic scrútain
5flatha nime meditating on heaven, ZCP v 497 § 10 (= Measgra
D. 42.41 ). rob tu mo scrutain | i llō 'san aidche (a prayer),
Ériu ii 89 § 2 . a scrutan fadisin, Laws i 156.7 Comm . rucsat
leo hé ar fót scrutan gaisse fo leith, Acall. 6191 (see note).
(b) act of excogitating (a plan, etc.); plan, plot: ic á scrutain
10ina menmain . . . amail dogénadh a[n] cocadh, CCath. 402 .
cia tast ata for do chride celcach, cen scrutain ┐ cen bréca do
denum anossa? `that no longer is engaged in plots and lies', PH
8133 . conid é scrudan aicenta fuairsium `invention of mind'
(of a plan), ML 164.23 .
15See also scrútad.

scúaine n(cf. cúaine) flock, herd : mar scuaine trud, Ó Bruad. iii
168.16 . mar scuaintibh uan, Hackett xix 36 . ar lachain 'na
sguainte ar chuan, ZCP v 205.13 (Midn. Court).

scúap n ā,f. (Lat. scopa). IGT Decl. § 39 . (a) brush, broom : scuab,
20seiche, ┐ susta, Laws iii 264.14 Comm . don scoip teinead,
Laud 610 f. 19b (cited Plummer MS. notes).ná derntar isin
domnach . . . s. ¤ dar lár tige `sweeping', Ériu ii 200 § 17 .
tláthshop . . . i malairt na scuaibe, Hackett iv 1 (prov. See Ir.
Prov. 396 ). Fig. le sguaib . . . an sgrúduighthe with the broom
25of self-examination
, TSh. 5250 .
(b) in certain phrases: in S. ¤ a Fánait the Besom out of Fánait,
a calamity prophesied by Colum Cille: tic in scuab a Fanait
do erglanadh Erenn fri deredh in domain, Fél. 190.19 . See
MS. Mat. 421 , 423 , 426 , 428 , 429 . is a n-aimsir didiu Fhlaind
30Chinaid ticc in Roth Ramach ┐ in Scuap a Fanait, ┐ in Saignen
tenntige, LB 242b47 ( MS. Mat. 632.31 ). in S. ¤ Crábaid the
Besom of Devotion
, name of two prayers or litanies: aurnaigh-
thi Colgan hÚa D. fer leiginn Cluana meic Nois sísana .i. s. ¤
crabaidh, Ir. Lit. xvii.z . riasan scuaip crabaidh so, xviii. 13 . is
35i seo co cumair | in sguab cunnail crabuid, 23 N 10, 92.24
(Meyer, Selections from Early Ir. Poetry 4 § 1 ). an gné
ernaigthe da ngoirther Sguab Crabhaidh, Mart. Don. Feb. 20 .
asé do roine an Scuaip Chrabhaidh, FM i 396.3 . Cf. also Otia
ii 92 .
40(c) of flax sheaf, bundle: lethtrian . . . a scuapaib lin, Laws ii
372.16 .i. ar scuabaib do genam de, 21 Comm . nomadh a
scuapaib cen thuargain, 374.5 Comm . = a sguabadh, O'Don.
303 ( H. 3.17, 237 ). is í doróine aonroisne do chur co nderna
scuap dhe who sowed a single flax-seed which became a sheaf,
45 SG 71.32 ( YBL 174a52 ). amail scuaba lin da m-badhadh
`sheafs of flax', Skene, Picts and Scots 92.13 . Note also:
barrach uirbeithi do scuabaib cengail ime in bound bundles (?)
(descr. of a man), Todd Nenn. 206.8 . fá sguabaibh na coille
`brushwood', Oss. iii 140.11 .
50(d) of a straw (?) winding-sheet: strophaiss in scuap bís
immon corp ica thabairt dochum relggi, LL 161a marg. sup.
scuap adnacail, Anecd. iv 92 n. 13 (gloss on rophuis, Corm. Y
1059 , see under strophais).
(e) of human hair: alli na bronnor bruthach | scuap narḟoilt
55Néill, LL 33b39 (cf. Ériu iv 94 § 13 ). mong . . . na scuaip . . .
imma cend (of a Fury), CCath. 4028 . Of a horse's tail (see also
compds.): cona scóib dhulisc fair, Aisl. MC 89.19 . cauda
equina .i. scuab eich .i. currudan, Arch. i 332 no. 49 . ? na
ghoire ní racha an rúag | sgúab dhatha roimhe san ród, IGT
60 Decl. ex. 1095 .
Of gusts of wind (see scúapaid): sguaba . . . sgealbh-ghaoithe,
TSh. 6633 . In nn.pr.: Scuap ingen Garmanta, Anecd. ii 56.5 .
re hUillioc a Búrc mac Remund na sgúab, ALC ii 516.2 = FM
vi 1972.4 .
65Compds. ¤ fholt bushy hair : a scuapfolt roinnidi rogarb,
CCath. 4118 . ¤ lebor long-tailed (of horses): ech . . . s., LU
8668 ( FB 50 ). eich scūaibleabhra, ZCP x 339 § 16 . bró seng
sguaibleabhur sguir many slender long-tailed horses, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 170.119 . ¤ rúathar sweeping rush: nior sguir don
70sgúabrúathar sin, Ériu v 174.203 .

scúapach adj o, ā (scúap) sweeping (of snow): snecda sguabach ro
mor, CS 316.y .

scúapad [u,m.] vn. of scúapaid. (a) act of sweeping : mas ar na
thiumsughudh no ar na sguabadh (of fallen fruit), O'C. 1933
75( 23 P 3, 25c ). maille ré sgiobadh ┐ ré sguabadh do dhéanamh
ar an árus roimhe, TSh. 8764 . ré fearthuinn scúaptha `a
sweeping rain
', Prov. xxviii 3 . Of the Scúap a Fánait (see
scúap): A. dixit den scoba[d], Fél.² cxxxiv 15 .
(b) of the wind: conā fārcaib in gāeth sifind tuga . . . cen
80scūabad lee dar in dorus so that there was no wisp of straw that
the wind did not sweep away
, Aisl. MC 11.15 . ba samalta . . .
re tuighe . . . ica scuabadh . . . re gaith, CCath. 5896 . ar
sguabadh an sgiobadh (leg. sgiobaidh?) sin . . . o imlibh críoch
when that fleet (?) was swept out to sea, ML 46.5 . táinig sguabadh
85garbh-anfaidh ar fud na fairrge, Atlantis iv 132.22 . sguabadh
le hiomghaothaibh = turbinibus excutiat, TSh. 8232 .