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2 saigid i,f. vn. of 1 saigid. Later soigid. IGT Decl. § 150 (g s.
soighthe), Verbs § 91 . going, proceeding, advancing, attacking .
I With obj. gen.: (a) to advance towards, visit, seek ; esp.
65common with prep. DO in meaning towards: tainic C. . . . do
shaidhig na hErenn, Fél. 246.1 . oc saighidh a longphuirt,
CCath. 1895 . do saighidh an feraind sin, RC xxvi 132 § 2 . ar
dáig na ṅdóine do breith o chomrorcain ┐ dia tabairt do sh. ¤
Dé, PH 2131 . luig (= luid) . . . do s. ¤ carut `to visit friends',
70 Laws iv 4.28 Comm . nír bó saighidh carat i ccein dó Gaoidhil
Laighen d'ionnsaighidh it was no pleasant visit, FM vi 2110.23
(proverbial phrase). nīr vo saigidh deghc[h]arat a gcēin dōip
gnūissi na n-eritchedh, Fl. Earls 12.z . ag soighidh chlíath
ccáol attacking, IGT Decl. ex. 2017 . s. ¤ fir gráidh fri comnai
75 fetching, Ériu ii 208 § 32 (task permitted on Sunday). ní
hūaim téit éc . . . | acht tríall for sét dom sh. ¤ , Arch. iii 216.27 .
cuirfet-sa macamh . . . dot' shoighidh, BNnÉ 319 § 15 . tiagum
uli dia s. ¤ , PH 3756 . atconncatar slúagh . . . do demnaibh dia
soigedh, BNnÉ 67 § 104 . in coica long . . . da saidid gach
80ndirech making straight for them, Ériu v 146.9 . ra chonnaic
gnúis Conaill d'a sh. ¤ approaching him, CRR 38 . atchonnairc
A. d'a sh. ¤ , 43 . Note also: oc imchosnam na saigti thall `dis-
puting the attack from the other side
' (of a game of chess), Ériu
v 32.21 .
85(b) seeking, aiming at, trying to get : ar s. ¤ inna ngnimae
foirbthe gl. pro studio boni operis, Ml. 66b5 . amal nan coer
(= cóir) cen saigith mlas hi rruna Dé `not to seek (to bring)
savours into God's mysteries', Thes. ii 255.17 ( Stowe M. 66a ).
nimbái suidi saigthi síd of seeking peace, SR 6399 . oc s. ¤
acallma forro, LU 5796 = co saidig acallmai, TBC² 1324 . oc
5s. ¤ dit acallma Senchāin, Corm. Y 1059 (93.21) . dia s. ¤ to obtain
it
, Sc.M² 24 e . do soighidh na bethad naeimhe, BNnÉ 320 § 21 .
iar s. ¤ a airm, BDD 143 . rofecsat . . . for s. ¤ īca a mac friu, ZCP
viii 103.22 . luidh . . . du saghaid arba to procure corn, AU 913
(i 428.18) .
10 II With follg. prepp.: ag saighidh do dechain na lanamhan
going to see the couple, Ir. Texts iii 15.25 . With FOR act of
making for, approaching; in fig. sense tackling, dealing with,
discussing: is he besad felsub etarcert di dúlib et s. ¤ forru, Wb.
27a10 . oc s. ¤ for sunu nó oc tabairt ruún essib, 12b23 . nan coir
15rosaegeth for rúna Dé `to dispute overmuch', Thes. ii 255.18
( Stowe M. 66a ). s. ¤ for rūna Dé (a virtuous action), ZCP iii
25.11 . gan saighidh doibhsium ar Maoilshechlainn `not to
attack M.
', Cog. 134.5 . With other prepp. Gaill . . . do dergiu
Erenn . . . ┐ sagaith doib iarsin co firu Alban, AU 917 (i 436.7) .
20 cinnit . . . saighidh co Tor Conain, Leb. Gab. 78.1 . co saidig
(= saigid) tar comlond do briusiud for forlond, TBC² 3263 .
III Legal. claiming, suing for: oc s. ¤ chána in domnaig
enforcing the law of Sunday, LB 204b15 , cf. Ériu ii 208 § 29
(`claiming'). cach ōen comaldathar in cāin-si etir s. ¤ ┐ tim-
25marcain `both as to claim and levy', Cáin Ad. 30 . dlegar do
cach deorad De s. ¤ a nadma soscēle (sic leg.) amal adrogesta
ind, Laws iv 210.8 . s. ¤ feich a n-aicditar o mnai, v 308.18 . occ
saighidh ceirt a cheneoil forra `asserting', FM vi 2220.1 .
IV In prosody of the repetition of the opening word of a
30poem in full at the end (see Meyer, Ir. Metrics 12 § 28 ): .ui.
hernailí deg na filideachta . . . .i. saighidh ┐ ascnam . . .
saighidh .i. co rap isind iarcomarc in focul tusech, amail ron
gabh lasin filid: `Donnchad dian-fich domun', ┐rl. .i. co rob
`donnchad' frisin fordunad, IT iii 29 . ZCP vi 262.25 . saighid
35so . . . | Dondchadh int ainm ollamda, Auraic. 2201 . saighit[h],
2211 .
See also saige, saigin, saigthin.

saigin nlater soigin, soichin f. vn. of 1 saigid (cf. 2 saigid).
IGT Decl. § 150 . Verbs § 91 .
40(a) going, advancing, attacking : ro buí oc soigin co Temraig,
BDD² 236 = oc saigid do Th., BDD 25 (LU). soighin ar
echtra to go on a journey, O'Gr. Cat. 451.9 . With gen. of
destination or aim, usually in phr. do sh. ¤ = do shaigid to-
wards
: mar thríallfuid | do shoighin Chláir . . . Ír, Sc. G. St. iv
45142 § 17 . rodhirighset radarca a roscc . . . do saighin a
mbidbad, CCath. 5556 . tet . . . C. dia saichin siumh, BNnÉ
302 § 10 . táncatar . . . do shaidin na cléirech, SG 77.12 .
tancatar . . . a (leg. do?) soichin Tuirrn, Aen. 1766 . do chunn-
cadur in curach da soighin approaching them, KMMisc. 317.30 .
50 soighin sídh a seeking of peace, Aithd. D. 64.11 . s. ¤ tar síth
attacking in violation of a peace, ML² 1416 .
(b) with prep. FOR (AR) attempting, aiming at, oft. in hostile
sense attacking : nir lamthai buain riu no soichin forro, Celt.
Rev. i 216.16 . soighin orra níorbh í ar dtoil it was not my wish
55to attack them
, Content. xxi 2 . each ag soighin ar a srían
pulling at the bridle (?), IGT Decl. ex. 2017 . s. ¤ buirb ar baoth-
mhacaib, ML² 1731 .
(c) with FOR and gen. seeking from; inflicting on: ac saithin
a medar . . . ar in ṅgilla `were directing their exclamations . . .
60towards the lad
', TTebe 3239 . tré shoighin n-éagcóir orruinn,
Content. xxi 2 . gan comhradh do shoighin ar Suibhne not to
attempt to speak to S.
, Buile S. 60.13 . soighin comhra[i]dh
annso ó Thadhg Mac D. ar Aodh Ó D., Content. 177.3 ( Introd.
to xvii ). ro chuirsiot . . . saighin iomruacctha for mhuintir Í
65Domhnaill, FM v 1430.11 . dobhertsat . . . saighin iomruaicthi
for marcsloigh na ngall, vi 2030.1 . do bherat saighin n-ughra
for aroile, 2212.6 . doberatt soighin n-ughra for (sic leg.) aroile,
Hugh Roe 252.17 (67a) . Cf. soighin gráidh an impulse of
affection
(?), Ir. Syll. P. 68 § 10 .

70 ? saignech adj o, ā, it fer saignéch su, TBC 1145 ; ein netter Mann,
Wind., suggesting etym. so-gnéach; cf. saighneach `com-
panionable, affable
' O'R. ? gidh soighneach siansa [ó] a
haoibhill (of an arrow), DDána 78.4 (`though fierce the intent of
its heat
', Ir. Monthly 1927, 190 ). See saignesach.

75 saignén n o,m. (? saigin) later soignén, IGT Decl. § 35 (83.z.) .
(a) flash of lightning; lightning : ind saigneáin, gl. fulmina, Ml.
40d8 . gaeth ┐ flechad ┐ torann ┐ saignen, Ir. Texts i 16 § 48 .
etrochta in aingil amal s. ¤ , PH 3378 . i ṅdeilb etroicht in
tshóignén, 3379 . co n-erbailt . . . iarna beim o s. ¤ , BB 45b24 .
80 triar do losgadh do thenidh saighnén, TFrag. 150.1 . torunn
no tene saignen, Laws iv 94.6 Comm . na caera tened ┐ na
sóignena, PH 7263 . soignen tened do toitem do nem, Ann.
Conn. 1308.10 . saighnéan teintidhe do thuitim ó neamh,
Keat. ii 6400 . do marbhadh L. lé saighnéan teinntighe, iii 591 .
85 saighnen taithneamhach tentidhe, CCath. 361 . saighnéin
lonna loisgeacha, DDána 73.2 . is lia toirneac ┐ teinnteach ┐
soighnein isin earrach, Ir. Astr. Tr. 152.20 . soighnéan ar
dtoirléimnigh, Hackett xxxix 62 . co crothait [na renna] le
nert na soighnén, RC xxiv 378.30 . ro ergetar na caera tened
┐ na sóignena asin aeor, PH 7263 . oidhche shoighnéan,
5 DDána 110.9 . prov. bud teine fri soighnen (a futile attempt),
ZCP x 286.24 . masad cumachtaig ar saignenaib `thunder-
bolts
', TTebe 4261 .
(b) flash of light in general; sudden blast: do bhí [Pól] dall
on tsoighnéin do buaileadh air, Eochairsg. 85.2 . co ḟaictís
10na dóíne na sáignena oc ergi de, Todd Lect. vi 67.3 . co faictis
saigneana . . . ar cach leith (of the flashes emitted by weapons),
Cog. 180.23 . dochuaidh uad iarsin ina luathshaidhnen, BB
476a4 . biaidh críoch Bhóinne 'na bróin shaighnéan a mass of
flame
, TD 16.57 . do ling . . . soighnéan do ghaoith . . . ón
15bhfásach blast, TSh. 2501 .
Compd. ¤ lí: a ghnúis shaor mar shoighnéinlí bright as the
lightning
, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 162.2 .