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slemain xsee slemon.

slemda adj smooth, slippery: adv. atomraracht co s. ¤ slithemda,
Aisl. MC 85.1 . Cf. slimda.

slemnae xsee sleimne.

5 slemnaigid v(slemon) (a) makes smooth, polishes : slemnaigim
mo putraill `I smooth my hair', Aisl. MC 122.26 . ro-cermassdair
┐ ro-ṡlemhnaighesdair iad conac-toirrasadh cuil fortha, do-bai
dhá sleimhni da eis, ZCP viii 540.7 . níor chaoladh ┐ níor'
ghearadh ┐ nior' ṡleimhnighedh an droichet fáoi `the bridge
10was not made slippery under him
', RC xxix 122 § 22 . ro
snoided ┐ ro slemhnaiged (of a building), ML² 1111 . ra slibaid
┐ ro slemnaigid cloidmi aithghera urnochta aco-sam, TTebe
1271 . Part. cona fet[h]crannaibh snasta slemnaigti inntib (of
arrows), CCath. 5663 .
15(b) Of the lenitive action of medicine, lubricates, softens : óir
slemhnaighi ┐ bogaidh sé na sreabhainn bís [timchioll] in
toirrchesa, O'Gr. Cat. 225.13 . sleamhnuighidh an bhrú,
23 K 42, 34.18 .
(c) slips, slides : is beag nar sleamnuigh mo choiscéime úaim,
20 Psalms lxxiii 2 . Vn. slemnugad.

slemnaigthech adj o, ā (slemnaigid) slippery : do smer sé a chorp
le husc esgunn ┐ le holuibh sleabhnaigthecha ele, St. Ercuil
2391 .

slemnán n[o, m.] (slemon) (a) smoothness, flattery, cajoling talk:
25 is deimhin a rís go meallfádh | go minic do bhuidhin le sle-
amhnán, Munster Poets 66.20 .
(b) a sleigh : doimh . . . go slemhnānoibh i n-a ffoilenmhain
ag treōrughadh gacha mēide nār uo hinaistir dhībh tar in
imdhoraidh, Fl. Earls 88.15 .

30 ? slemnethu adj compar.: atcomlasom friu ardislemnethu de do
hicc inna fiach `that they may be the willinger to pay the debts',
Wb. 4a10 .

slemnugad vn. of slemnaigid. (a) act of making smooth, polish-
ing; lubricating : con denad a féth ┐ a snass ┐ a slemnugud,
35 TBC 1410 . rogab . . . ic slemnachad a findfaid, D iv 2, 73vb4 .
is innlabarta do na leigheasaibh lagus ag slemhnughad `we
have to speak now of medicines which relax by a lenitive action
',
O'Gr. Cat. 176.16 .
(b) act of slipping, sliding: fig. cred fa bhfuilid an pobal so
40Ierusalem ag slemhnughadh síar lé míochoingioll?, Jer. viii 5 .
imdheargfuidh do shleamhnughadh tar hais thú, ii 19 .

slemon, slemain adj o, ā and i.
I (a) smooth, polished, sleek, slippery : ailgen nó slemon gl.
leuem, Ml. 87b13 . slemain gl. lubricus, Ir. Gl. 639 : c.t.p. is
45airi asbertar étrumma ┐ slemna huare nád techtad (leg.
techtat) tinfeth `c, t, and p therefore they are called "light"
(lēves) and "smooth" (lēves), because they have no aspiration
',
Sg. 10a8 . léine . . . slemun do shita, IT i 119.17 . each . . .
sleamain seimhcosach, O'C. 1863 ( 23 P 3, 20a ). magsliab mór
50inti cen fraech is se ferach slemoin, RC x 62.14 . claidmi . . .
slemna, Cog. 162.13 . mín ón chearamh gach crann caol |
sleamhan a taobh thall ón tál (of a castle), DDána 119.8 . do
rinne arán sleamhuin de `unleavened bread', 1 Samuel xxviii 24
(cf. slim). ba tairmeasc dosum na sligthi sleamna risna srothaib
55falcmara fala, TTebe 3484 . biodh a slighe . . . ro-shleamhuin
`let their way be slippery', Ps. xxxv 6 . Equative: slemnithir
eirr escuinge `slippery as an eel's tail', Ériu iii 14 § 8 .
Of the skin becoming healed whole: dochuir a ccneadhaibh
. . . in oglaoich í ┐ dobhí slemhon slainchrechtach iarsin, Ériu
60 v 102.7 . do bí sleamhain slan-crechtach (of a paralytic mira-
culously healed), BNnÉ 277 § 260 . go beith dot rún sleamhain
slán till thy darling is whole and hale again, Hackett liv 28 .
Of persons smooth, soft, plump : corp slemain ┐ taebh fota
remhar `sleek' (as a sign of luxury), ZCP i 456.14 . mná slemna
65sádhaile, viii 209 § 48 . bean ṡleamhan, IGT Decl. § 116 .
(b) smooth, calm, temperate; gentle, affable, courteous : síd
slemun (cheville) `perfect peace', Fél. July 5 . manotgabat in
chathae | is ferr deit ní ba slemon (.i. mainnectnach) `if battles
overtake thee, it is better for thee that thou shoulds't not be slack
',
70 Ériu i 194 § 6 . fertnaiges s. ¤ cobarchar `a tactful steward', Ériu
iii 106 § 42 . is ed as olc la demon, | mad slemon fri garg,
98 § 13 . slemoin fri garbh, ZCP vii 268 § 2 . slemun guide
gargg tomtha smooth in entreaties, fierce in threats, Mór M.
264.21 . ata ar merughudh nocho meabal | rogabh seanughudh
75sleman solamh tranquil old age (?), IT iii 95 § 146 . ni fábhar
cneasta bheith sleamhain re seannlomán, Ó Bruad. iii 118.8 .
a glacadh le greim slemhuin | ní cheinnseocha an chinnea-
mhain, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 172.13 .
II As subst.: do benuit leō roga ro-chleth ┐ slemain slat-
80chaolaig smooth wattles, ML² 1065 . Of a place: fer dib i
s-slemnaib Mhuigi Hitha, Anecd. ii 6.15 . In nn.loc.: a Sleamain
a Sláine, Ériu iv 150.1 . See also Hog. Onom.
Of persons: miscus gach buirb a tinchosc | beridh sleamain
a fhiacha an affable person (?), Ériu ii 229 § 9 . gébait orra
85dealba Dé | na sleamna, na sladaige, Lism. L. 4581 .
Compds. (a) With adjj. ¤ chrúaid: bar ar slegaib sneitti
snasta slemunchrúadi, TBC 3571 . ¤ gel: batar bláithe
slemon-gelu na sliastai, IT i 120.5 . ¤ gér: a da ṡleig slemun-
géra uillendcha, IT iii 484.302 . ¤ gorm: aged ethiopacda
slemangorm aci, MU² 689 . ¤ mael: uircionna maola meir-
5giocha smearrtha sleamhuinmhaola, PCT 107 . ¤ rigin: do
methrad slemunrighin `with smooth-stiff grease', CCath. 2935 .
¤ sholus: gláedh . . . [n]a stoc sleschain sleamhainṡolus,
CCath. 474 . ¤ tiug: ag dibragud na n-iasg slis-geal slemain-
tiug a mesg na rian-tonn, ML² 664 . feabhas . . . a múr séanta
10sleamhaintiogh, TD 41.13 .
(b) With nouns: ¤ chainnlech as quasi-vn. act of making
smooth and bright : ic sleman-cainnligh a sciath, CCath. 4636 .
¤ chírad: iar slemoin-chirad a fuilt after her hair was combed
smooth
, IT i 273.24 (FB Eg.). ¤ shíta smooth silk: da leni di
15ṡlemainṡita fria cnessaib, TBC 4372 . leine don tṡlemenṡíd
buidhe, Acall. 3894 .
(c) With vb. ¤ chíraid combs smooth : roslemanchirad do
chind Fergail la Cathal `F's head was combed smooth by C.',
RC xxiv 64 § 26 . ro slemun-chirtha a fuilt, CRR 24 .