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pron. 3 s. f., later also í. Lenites in O. and Early Mid.Ir.:
65 issí thol dée . . . anísiu, Wb. 5c22 . is sí chíall, Ml. 94b17 . cisi
chiall bís indib, Sg. 217a2 . is sí ḟlaith mucleithe insin, Críth
Gabl. 350 . is sí thorrach, IT i 67.4 ( Lg. 1 ).
In O.Ir. Glosses, etc., with indic. pres. s. 3 of cop.: issi,
Thes. ii 247.1 (Cam.). issí, Wb. 5c22 . Sg. 211a1 . issi, Ml. 45c9 .
70 is sí , Wb. 28d24 . isí, 4d18 . Thes. ii 227.32 ( Pcr. 59a ). Abso-
lute: sí, Sg. 165b3 . sī, Thes. ii 348.4 ( Hy. v ).
The form í, hí first occurs in Early Mid.Ir.: conna hacced
nech leo hí, IT i 74.8 ( Lg. 11 ). nocharb í ind attrúag imnocht,
Sc.M² § 22a . co raib hi isind achad ina ḟíadnaisi, Sc.M² § R 10 .
75With emph. and anaphoric pronouns: is hí sin an cuíced
bhruigen . . ., Sc.M², § R 1 . is hisin tra ingen iss coiri . . ., IT i
120.10 . ba sí sin tra adaig ro dálsat . . ., LU 9083 ( FB 83 ). sí
sin aichni dobiur-sa forru, TBC 1247 . cathair i sidhe co
n-ilimud n-oir, St. Ercuil 1224 . coimedadh si í fein co maith,
80 2451 .
No emphatic form occurs in O.Ir. Glosses; later: sis(s)i,
sise, issi; Mod.Ir. sisi, sise: Brí Leth etárru: sisi i nDruim
Chéu . . . heisom fris anair, Trip.² 992 . `dlegtair' or sisi
`samaisci móra . . .', IT i 72.16 ( Lg. 9 ). `ni pam slán-sa ám' or
85issi, IT i 72.1 ( Lg. 7 ). armad sissi a ṡiur-sium cona hingenruid, IT i 144.32 .
ol sise, BDD² 546 . ceist ol sisi cia th'ainmsiu, LU 10774 (TE).
misi i nÉrind fós | sisi (isi, v.l.) hÉri fás, Ériu iv 130.x . `dá
ndearnta sin' ar sise, TD 20.26 . atpert sisi, St. Ercuil 523 .
For usage cf. 1 é, 2 í.
I Immediately follg. copula: issí in bánmartre du duiniu
5intain scaras ar Dea fri cach réet caris, Thes. ii 247.1 (Cam.).
is tol dǽ forchanat et ni sí dongníat, Wb. 30c12 . issí rún ind
forcill-sin no pridchim-se, 28b7 . issí dano in chiall hísin
araḟocladar som quando dicit . . ., Sg. 209b26 . is sí ḟlaith
mucleithe insin, Críth Gabl. 350 . is sí in bríg uile | serc mór
10. . ., Fél. Prol. 147 . bid sí ben bías im ḟarrad-sa, IT i 71.6
( Lg. 6 ). corop si cetathe . . . ria mnáib, LU 8825 ( FB 62 ). ba
hí eóchain de ilenaib ilerda . . . atchondaic-sium, TBC 5068 .
is sí an chúirtse . . . | uaimh an leomhain, TD 16.42 .
II With the interrogative: cesí, cisi, císí: cid chenél nó cesí
15aram `what is the gender or what the number', Sg. 197b3 . cisi
chiall bís indib, 217a2 . co n-eperthae cia aiccent ┐ cisi aimser
derb thechtas, 26a6 . císí suillse mór sucut? BDD² 591 . cisi
airm hi tá Labraid? LU 3620 (H).
III With is, ocus and acht: Muire ógh is í re n-iodhnaibh,
20 DDána 17.6 . ┐ sí ar snámh, IGT Decl. ex. 501 . is sí sobhúalta,
ex. 1282 . ni bhí ag gach gabháil dar gheabh, | acht sí d'ḟagháil
ar éigean, TD 17.4 . ┐ si co mbron ┐ co mímenmoin, St. Ercuil
1168 . ┐ í ard, TSh. 55 .
IV Independent: sí feisine it itself (viz. the letter l), Sg.
25 165b3 .
V As subject of copula: ar n[o]corb álic duitsiu hí, LU 4020 .
sí ar ḟéagain dob éagsamhail `curious was it when considered',
TD 15.30 . ógh do bhí gan iomdhaidh í, DDána 17.6 . dobudh
uathbhásach . . . ré faigsin í, TSh. 55 .
30 VI As object of trans. vb.: taghaim í dom anacal, DDána
1.14 . cor cuir a mainistir caillech ndub . . . hi, St. Ercuil 889 .
VII As subject of passive vb.: sí le héigean go n-aghar | ni
héidear . . ., TD 17.3 . do posadh ris í asa haithli, St. Ercuil
1141 . Cf. ni héidear í d'átaghadh, TD 17.3 .
35 VIII As subject of active vb.: rug báire ar gach aonlocht
hí, DDána 32.5 . tháinig sí, 17.6 . gé bheith sí ar an slighidh
móir, TD 7.25 . gur thruaill si a chorp uili, St. Ercuil 2509 .
coimedadh si í fein co maith, 2451 .
IX Acc. after prep.: eidir sī ┐ in Rōimh, Fl. Earls 96.2 .
40 X As nominative with ol (see Thurn. Gramm. § 408 , § 825 ):
is midlachda no taí ol si, LU 8776 ( FB 58 ). `mórgním donrin-
génsam' ol sí, TBFr. 138 .

1 sía?: ind gaibiu anfis, ibu [anfis, fri sia úathib ibiu lithu in Christo
Ihesu . . .], Trip.² 550 .

45 2 sía xsee fotae, sír.

síabair n i,m. n s. siabair, Thes. ii 293.4 ( SP I ). n p. siabrai, ZCP
xiii 375.20 . BDD² 250 . BB 380b11 . siabhra, BNnÉ 128.y .
g p. síabra, BDD² 1064 . LU 6171 (TBC). Later apparently
as o-stem: g p. siabar, SR 907 (: bithphianad). n du. da ṡiabar ,
50 IT iii 243.250 . In Mid. and Mod.Ir. dental endings occur in
pl.: n p. siabraidh, RC xviii 382.17 . siabhradha, Keat. ii 4667 .
In modern MSS. the usual form is siabra, síobra: n s. síobhra,
Ó Bruad. ii 220.3 . Hackett xx 8 . d s 'na shiabhra , Keat.
Poems 1568 .
55 a spectre, phantom, supernatural being (usually in pejora-
tive sense): adgúisiu na tri turcu tercu | tairi siabair mochon-
dáil conith ┐ mlicht may a phantom approach me (?), Thes. ii
293.2 ( SP I ). doellsit iarum gumtar da hsiabur con-apud trian
in tsluaig ar a n-omun, IT iii 240.169 . bid rī Temrac[h] comba
60trī | arambebad sīabrai, ZCP iii 461.24 (.i. sithaigi). dom-
ársad imned. imed síabra . slúag faen, BDD² 1064 . is é rí
insin loingsige (for -site) siabrai whom phantoms banished, 250 .
ise in Conairi sin iarum ri bertatar siabrai hirrige, Ériu vi
136.74 . is iat dodróni in smúitcheó ndruidechta sin din bith
65síabrai, LU 6750 (BDD). fodáilset siabra a ndochum co ro
delbsat Aige i rricht láig allaid, LL 160b14 . do muscail in rí
asa collud . . . tarfas dam, ar sé, slúag siabra ic losgudh in tigi
form, RC xxiii 422 § 39 . gair na slúag siabra ┐ ndráidechta,
§ 40 . frítha a díamraib, a dairib, | ó ṡíabraib, ó ṡídaigib, Met.
70Dinds. iii 280.64 . sinset siabrai sencuiri, BB 380b11 . it siabra
ro-n-ortsat iar n-a brath do Maelcenn, 45az . ro eirgetar geliti
glinni . . . ┐ siabra, Cog. 174.10 . ó mbeirdís siabhra a cland
uadha tre draidheacht, BNnÉ 128.y . an múr do-chonnarc i
n-uraidh go líonmhar | mar tá sé i mbliadhna 'na shiabhra
75síthe, Keat. Poems 1568 . gur sgiob síobhradh draoidheachta
é, E. O'Rahilly xlii 11 . beireadh síobhra d'eitill í . . . tar lear
`may some spectre carry [her] off', Ó Bruad ii 220.3 . an bás é
an galar so 'om bascadh, nó an síobhra mé?, Hackett xx 8 .
More specific applications: fri plagud na sluag siabar (of
80devils), SR 907 . no siabhra ro h-ort .i. Tuatha De Danainn,
áir it friu atberta siabra, Trans. RIA xx 98 n.d (Petrie's
Round Towers). do chuirsiom cath go calma | ar shiabhraibh
inse Banbha, Keat. ii 1413 . diorsan do sluaicch Leithe Cuinn,
a ttuitim la siabhra Sláini (of the Norsemen), FM i 508.18 .
85 g p. freq. used attributively: dusnicfe Flann Cinach | ar
abhaill mō[i]r sīabrae, ZCP x 343 § 9 . iar srethaib siabrai,
SR 8210 . is dó robdar eillti ba, | do Niadh Ségamain s[i]abra,
.i. siabhartha no sremach robói sé. Nó issé in t-áes sidhe ro
timairgdís na heillti dia mbleoghan ina ḟlaith, Cóir Anm. 26 .
for slóg síabra sorchaidi, LU 6171 (TBC). for sluagh siabhra
5nGall `over the magic host', FM i 506.z . no roichdis co ro dian
'na slog siabra ┐ 'na mbuidnib roburta (of plunderers), LB
156a53 . Whence perh. used substantivally: ni siabráe dotanic
is Cu Chulaind mac Soaltai, LU 9538 (H). Cf. [sluag] siabra
mór rom-tarfás, RC xxiii 418 § 33 (omit [sluag]?). ? To this:
10 la gol mairg fri síabru sé, LU 3841 ( SC 37 , H).
As adj., used adverbially: glór na saoir-fhear go siabhar
(: gar) (siabhradh , MSS.), Keat. Poems 1148 .
Compds. ¤ charpat phantom chariot : siaburcharpat Con
Culaind, LU 9220 . siabharcharpad .i. carbad taidhbsi, O'Cl.
15 ¤ chles: ubullchles ┐ siaburcles ┐ cles cúair, LU 8442 ( FB
30 'H). ¤ chobra mystic conversation (the title of a rhetorical
passage): siaburchobra Con Culaind i llathiu a eítsechta, LL
122b41 . ¤ chenn npr.: Siabharchend mac Sulremair, IT iii
474.165 . ¤ galar: Cerbhall o Dáluidh do theastail do sheirg
20(sic v.l.) siabhorghaloir, Ériu iv 64 § 60 (Tochm. Ḟearbh.).