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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.).

síabar xsee síabair.

síabardae adj io, iā (síabair) phantom, spectral, supernatural, be-
longing to the síabrai: teist ro ḟersur ré siabordai inaurchomair
sé mbliadna déc dlegmascur an enchanted period (?), LL
25 123b35 . cid latt mo ṡargud a ṡerriti ṡíabarda, TBC 1915 (cf.
ṡiabarthi, 3794 ). eclach . . . siabarda saeb-suileach, YBL
177a30 . srebai solmai síabardai | linfait ó nim co talmain,
SR 8159 . See síabartha.

síabartha, síabairthe part. of 1 síabraid.
30 I bewitched, `fairy-stricken'; spectral, ghostly : Niadh Séga-
main s[i]abra .i. siabhartha no sremach robói sé, Cóir Anm. 26 .
do-m-árfás recht ruadtheined | imad saerclann siabairthi, YBL
316bz . srotha serbha siaburtha do theine sraibhi `spectral',
RC xxviii 312 § 9 . a ṡillide ṡiabhartha ṡearguithe, xxix 116
35§ 11 . ní h-inchreti d'ánradaib sretha siabairthi, seachránacha,
saeb-fhorcetail na sean-druad, MR 190.3 - 4 (perh. = síabartha,
g s. of síabrad). mná siabhartha síodha `the phantom women of
faery
', TD 4.28 . na seacht seanbha siabhortha `the aged,
spectral kine
', 31.24 . iachtach shiabhartha an unearthly yell
40(uttered by an epileptic), Eochairsg. 125.33 . dobudh lór
dhóibh do phéin silleadh seirgnidhe siabhartha . . . an
aidhbhirseóra, TSh. 6656 .
In n.pr.: debaid . . . fri Senach Síaborthe ┐ fri Ecdaig nIúil,
LU 3343 ( SC 13 ).
45 II As subst., a bewitched person : caiti an siabarta cloen
truag ud frisa n-abortar (?) an Cuculainn, RC xiii 30.x .
See síabardae.

síabra xsee síabair.

síabrad vn. of 1 síabraid. (a) the appearance of madness, fury
50or distortion (due to supernatural influence or possession);
lasin n-adabair ┐ lasin siabrad ro síabrad immi, LU 9143 ( FB
88 ). rogab sīabrad do delbad, Fianaig. 36.17 . cia siabrad sin
fil for do bel? PH 8130 . claoclōd crotha for cenēlaib, ┐ sia-
bradh sídhi for saor-c[h]lannuib, ML² 1602 . ro díglas . . . | ar
55in sinig mo shiabrad my deformity, SG 252.12 .
(b) act of bewitching, enchanting, deluding; witchery, en-
chantment, delusion; distraction : minic ticc sonn . . . | . . . d'ar
síabhradh `to bedazzle me', Ériu ix 6.52 . a siabrad ┐ a saeb-
forcetul their maddening influence (of furies), MR 166.22 . mar
60thig i gcruth naomhnuaidhe | dom mheadhradh seal le sia-
bhradh, Measgra D. 62.22 . nach raibh annsin acht siabhradh
`that it was all superstition', Content. xv 55 . na tabhair dot'
aire an siabradh sithe (of an apparition), Ériu iv 50 § 6
(Tochm. Ḟearbh.). ag síobhra (leg. síobhradh with MSS.) ar
65dhórd cheólchar (of a woman), Hackett xxi 40 . ar an sia-
bhradh seachráin lé bhfuilid ag breith an phobuil bhoicht . . .
gu hifriond, Desid. 3849 . is iomdha iaramh ard-fhlaith . . . dá
siabhradh lé saobh-dholbhaibh síthe, TSh. 5950 . tré dhraoi-
dheacht Tuaithe Dé Danann doghníthí an siabhradh soin (sc.
70raising the slain), Keat. i 202.18 . gul leinbh, giodh siabhradh
cinn, | is binne linn ná do ghlór `though it rack one's head'
(see Gloss.), Measgra D. 5.31 . an tan bhias fiabhras . . . ar
neach maille re . . . siabhradh beóil no súl (= pervertatur),
23 K 42, 54.14 . da mbeith siabhradh no iontogh tar a nais
75is na fabhruidhibh, 192.5 . na baill ar siabhradh ┐ ar seargadh,
TSh. 1090 .

1 síabraid v ā (síabair) ? fut. pl. pass. sebortir, LU 5456 (rhe-
toric). arouses to fury, distorts, transforms (originally as a
result of supernatural influence) (both act. trans. and impers.
80pass. folld. by imm); enchants, bewitches: lasin n-adabair ┐
lasin siabrad ro síabrad immi, LU 9143 ( FB 88 ). ní fitir sin
itir ar méit na ferggi dofánic ┐ ra siabrad immi, TBC 1986 .
iúrthund Cu Chulaind, or si, día siabairther immi, LU 8810 .
sīartha (leg. síabartha, Edd.) im Choinchulaind, TBC² 1307 .
85 Cf. síarthar co urtrachta im Choin Culaind, LU 8880 ( FB 67 ).
distorts, transforms (for the worse); enchants, bewitches: la
dechsain do fuirri (viz. pēist uiscide) ro siabra a beoil do dib
culadaib, Laws i 72.18 Comm . = ro siapartha a beoil, O'C.
777 ( H. 3.18, 364b ). síabartar a baill imme, BColm. 62.3 . do
síabhradh a haignedh go mór do ghrádh an macáo[i]mh, RC
5 xxix 120 § 19 . saobh an bhreath dá siabhradh sibh; | do
dhreach grianmhar ná geimhrigh, Measgra D. 60.19 . agár
siabhradh a ruisg ┐ a radhairc `which had obscured his eye-
sight
', Ériu v 88.20 . an tuirrsi ca taobh nár ghabh, | raon na
soillsi gur siabhradh? L. Cl. A. Buidhe 253.48 . le draoítheacht
10. . . | do shíabhrattar ar fflaith-ne, Duan. Finn i 92.3 . ? To
this: adrad lītha nī fiu clúas, | solud nā sén sīabras bás that
death may transform
(?), Hail Brigit 14 (`that betoken death').
The follg. exx. are obscure: sceó anassaib ailfitir sceó sétaib
sebortir scéo gáib glanfitir, LU 5456 (TBC, rhetoric). tri cét
15bliadna iar saine | ni siabrat sét co suide | conambeir mac Dé
nime | i ngné ṅgile cen duibe, LL 194a1 . ? bid i n-aenuib 's a
ndeduib | taethsat siritiu siabhraid, RC xliii 80 § 79 .