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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 .

saignénach n[ā,f.] (saignén) flashes (coll.): int saignēnach ┐ ind
n-āiblech tened, TBC² 3123 . re saighnénaigh na gréine,
20 CCath. 1261 (saigneanradh, v.l.).

saignénrad n[ā,f.] (saignén) flashes, lightning (coll.): atchondairc
iarsin in shaighnēnrath ┐ in mbreisimnich, TBC² 3114 .
o'tcondcator dellraid ┐ saighnénraid na gréne, CCath. 1924 .
isin aimsir ba soilsi a saighnenrad, 3922 (of the sun); cf.
25 1261 v.l.

saignénta adj io, iā (saignén) resembling lightning; bright, flashing :
srenngemnech sce[n]mda saignenda na nell, Cog. 178.22 .
Freq. of spears: co slip[adh]cainnledh . . . solusta saignentae
fortae, CCath. 5302 . cona cennoip solsib saignenta forru,
30 4940 . do slegaib . . . soignenta, MR 224.2 . Of persons: fer
rigda . . . solusta saignenta, TTebe 958 . séideadh soighnéanta
na sainnte, TSh. 2072 . adv. leigis d'indsaige an pupaill go
soighnenta an sleig as quick as a flash, Celt. Rev. iv 112.10 .

saignes n o,m. (so + aignes ?) humour, satire : saighneas nach
35aidhmhilleann réad uim neach, Ó Bruad. ii 204.y . saighneas do
chuir Dáibhith ó Bruadair ar dhís do shagartaibh maithe
`satire', 216.16 . cúis an tsaighnise, ib. note b . soighneas
`pleasure, delight', O'R.

saignesach adj o, ā (saignes?): at fer s. ¤ -su lista, TBC 1206 (Ibar
40the charioteer to Cú Ch.); `ein netter Mann', Wind. Cf.
saignech.

? saignithir v in grian . . . ic asgnam re seoluchtachaib saignithir
suas, MR 112.12 .

saigtech n o,m. (saiget) archer : ri suachintecht na s. ¤ for saiget-
45bolggaib, LL 239a44 ( TTr. 1669 ). mili saegdech, TTebe 2656
(= mille sagittiferos, Theb. vii 254 ).

saigteóir n i,m. (saiget, cf. Lat. sagittarius) in late Mid. and
Mod.Ir. saigdiú(i)r. soighdeóir m. (g s. -eóir, -eóra, -eórach;
n p. -eóire, -eóraigh), IGT Decl. § 50.10 . dona soighdibh,
50soighdeóir uadh, Introd. § 123 .
(a) archer, bowman : Gilla P. . . . do marbadh le saighdeoir
Connachtach, AU 1243 (ii 302.9) . sruit[h]leccadh da saig-
deoraib ┐ da n-occmiledhaiph, CCath. 5707 . síned bar soigh-
deoraigh a srenga `let your archers strain their bowstrings',
55 Caithr. Thoirdh. 106.18 . do bhí 'na soighdíur (of Esau), Gen.
xxi 20 . feacadh an soighdeóir a bhogha, Jerem. li 3 . do
thimchiolladar a shaigheadóirigh mé, Job xvi 13 . soighdeoir
na hannsa (Cupid), DDána 78.6 .
(b) soldier in general, prob. influenced by Eng. soldier: da
60chath doib etir ridire ┐ saighdeóir (of Eng. soldiery), RC xviii
278.18 (Tig.) = go n-iolar ridireadh ┐ saighdeoraibh, FM ii
1176.1 . saigdiūiridhe, Fl. Earls 74.20 . saighdeoireda, Parrth.
Anma 429.6 . na soigdeire, Rel. Celt. ii 198.35 . faoi breithemh-
nus na soighdeóire, ib. 198.z . lé cois tshaighdiúir, TD 22.17 .
65 caiptíne ┐ saighdiuiridhe, Keat. ii 5081 . ar lāin-fheabhus
sensaigdiūir in domain `one of the most excellent soldiers in the
world
', Fl. Earls 94.13 . mar shoighdiúr mhaith Dhiósa Críosd,
2 Tim. ii 3 . a bhfarradh shoighdiúir dho choimhéudfadh hé,
Acts xxviii 16 .
70 Cf. saigtiúirthe.

saigteóracht n ā,f. (saigteóir) (a) the act or art of shooting arrows,
archery : no losctis a cícha dessa ar na tairmescad saigteoracht
impu, LL 223a39 ( TTr. 445 ). saír . . . ic suidigud suidech . . .
ri saigteoracht, 236a27 ( TTr. 1427 ). ac soighdeoracht ┐ ac
75dibrugud for sloghaib na Laidinda, Aen. 2219. 1552 . dentar
imurbaigh shoigdeorachta, 1124 . soighdeoracht do be[i]th
atorra `a discharge of arrows', AU iii 120.5 . dorala do B.
beith ag saigdeoracht, Todd Nenn. 38.2 . fig. dearcain donna|
ar breacaib srotha ac saigdeóracht, IGT Decl. ex. 266 .
80(b) soldiering, calling of a soldier : saighdiuracht sechnadh
comluinn `soldiering that consists in shirking the fight', O'Gr.
Cat. 556.19 .

? saigthe adj[io, iā] a tir . . . | ata saidbri saigthi `whose wicked
ones are wealthy
' (?), Fél. Prol. 162 (saigthe, saigte v.ll.;
85: praidchi). do Idas saeigti `wicked I.', TTebe 2467 (= impro-
bus I., Theb. vi 644 ). Stokes Fél. Gloss. suggests = saichte,
cf. saich and saiche, but perh. conn. with saigid, cf. saigthige.
? fri sasad sluagda s. ¤ , SR 155 .