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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 .

20 ? sléo: ind dobéram duit an ní iarrai | ascaidh oirches ní saob sleo
(: heo), SG 24.31 .

sléodae adj io, iā (? sléo): dorinól slúag sleoda sneid | in-agaid
ṅdeoda ṅDauid, SR 6897 .

? slessa: ind ca rét . . . in sét s. ¤ suachnid sainemail sármorsa thall,
25 LL 230a21 ( TTr. 954 ).

slessach adj o, ā (sliss): a mhainisdear an mhúir shleasaigh having
seats , DDána 122.4 .

slestan: inds. ¤ gl. lacerna, Ir. Gl. 32 .

sletgaire n the act of cutting, hewing?: ac sraigled ┐ ic sletgairi
30(ag esorccain, v.l.) na lurech, Cog. 180.20 .

slethchraite?: ind a bend mblaith baeth bithbruíte | nocho gran
seang silcaith slethcraití, IT iii 89 § 116 .

slíab n s,n. later m. slíab m., IGT Decl. § 66 . Forms in O.Ir.
Glosses: n s. a sliab , Ml. 67d12 . a s. frí sliab , 133b3 . g s. int
35 slebe , 58c4 . d s forsind sléib , 84d4 . hi sleb , 96b18 . n p. inna
slebe , 81a2 . a p. slebe, 90b4 . d p. isnaib slebib , 29d3 . In Mid.Ir.
with dental plural (see Strachan, Mid.Ir. Decl. p. 38 ): a p.
sléibte, TBFr. 377 . g p. sechnon na slebte , LU 4022 ( SC 47 ).
d p. slébtib, PH 501 . sléibtib, RC xxiv 373.7 .
40(a) a mountain, a mountain-range : hi tuaisciurt slebe sióin,
Ml. 67d8 . huare is moir sleb fírinne dǽ, 55d11 . inna slebe ┐
inna comglinne, 81c16 . sliab ṅossa `mons Ossa', Sg. 63a16 . in
hi sliabaib no i glennaib?, Lat. Lives 21 . trí slébe Hérenn:
Slíab Cúa, Slíab Mis, Slíab Cúalann, Triads 37 . co rráncatar
45Sléibte Aelpae, TBFr. 377 . sirmís mór sliab is mór mag, RC
vii 304.3 . mag inna biat slēbe ardae, O'Mulc. 154 . slíabh
Apeinnin ara cula, sliabh is airdi ┐ is accairbhi do ṡleibhtibh
in domain `the Apennine mountain-range', CCath. 1201 . do
chonnairc madh . . . iar n-a thimchiollughadh do shléibhtibh
50ruagho ro-loma ┐ do chnocaibh clochthacho, Desid. 383 . In
an oath: do-bheirim sliabh gur tú sibh, Measgra D. 27.40 .
Fig.: na mórṡlébe andaig, Fél. Prol. 237 . sanct Martain, sóer
samuil, | slíab óir íarthair domuin, Nov. 11 .
(b) a moor : sléibhte míne ameasg a feadh | cnuic corra ar
55cúl na sléibhteadh `smooth moors amidst its forests, peaked
hills beyond the moors
', TD 28.35 . déantar sléibhte seachnóin
Uisnigh | d'imlibh réidhe romhoigheadh `let the level borders
of the spreading plains become moorlands
', 16.24 . talam cona
sleibtib ┐ cona fidbaduibh, RC xxiv 373.7 . In botanical
60names: canach slébe cotton-grass, bog-down (?): findithir
canach slébe cach finda ásas triana chend, BDD² 1164 . sían
slébe foxglove: batar dergithir sían slébe na dá grúad, 21 .
Freq. in nn. loc., see Hog. Onom.

slíabdae adj(slíab) io, iā mountainous : a[t]chiat insi n-áird slíabdai,
65 RC ix 492.16 .

slíachtad [u,m.] vn. of slíachtaid. act of smoothing, sleeking,
stroking : rogab in rí ic s. ¤ a máile, TBC 1380 . dogensatar ind
eoin beous ecláim ┐ sliachtad inna cluma cona nguilbnib, RC
x 76.11 . sliachtadh .i. sliogadh. roghabh ag sliachtadh na
70péiste .i. ag a sliogadh, O'Cl.

slíachtaid v ā smoothes, sleeks, strokes : sliachtair croíchet in
eich di ria techt fair, IT iii 52.22 .

slíasait n i,f. Also slíasat. (a) the thigh : sliassait gl. poples, Sg.
66b5 . sliasit gl. femen, 101b2 . cum femoribus .i. cusna sliastaib,
75 Ir. Gl. 141.62 . doid, rig, sliasat, lugga, Laws v 354.5 . batar . .
sleamongeala na dí ṡlíasait, BDD² 29 . ro-lēcus-[s]a gaī . . .
co-ndechaid tret ṡlīasait ┐ tre hūachtar do macraille, Sc.M.²
13 . benaid . . . sleg . . . co ndechaid tríaa da ṡliasait, LU 1575 .
is amlaid dognítis sin a claidib fora slíastaib, 3234 ( SC 2 ).
80 colg dét iarna chossliasait chlí, TBC 5287 . go m-ba metithir
ri cend meic mís cach thothocht . . . dobeired cách díb de
gúallib ┐ de ṡlíastaib ┐ de ṡlinnéocaib araile, 3706 . co ngabtais
o innaib a traiged co remhar a sliasat, CCath. 4664 . amal da
urbuinne builg goband a lurgne ┐ a ṡliastai, Irish Texts i 33.6 .
85 do gerr a slíasat, RC xix 48.11 . mac gheinfes on cethramadh
fer do torudh do shliasta sa, BNnÉ 24 § 9 . ó na háirnibh go
nuige na slíasta roitheochuid síad, Exod. xxviii 42 . in sliasait
nar fhoscclais frimsa i tTemair (a mark of respect wanting
from Diarmait mac Cerbaill to Ruadán), BNnÉ 325 § 42 . an
tsliasait na ro thócbhais romhamsa fria coimhéirghi, SG 70.1 .
5As defining gen.: cairdes slíasta sexual intercourse : cardes
mo [s]liasta-sa, TBC 97 . cairdes sliasta Medba, 108 . Cf. ingen
Aililla do oen-mnai dait ┐ comaid dom sliasaid-sea dia ris a
leas, p. 443 n. 1 . atchonnarc-sa caim-chele sliasta i snim sruth
ḟola consort, LL 116a12 . ech slíasta horse for riding, saddle-
10horse : ech slíasta[e] comadas co srían arggaitt, Críth Gabl.
345 . ech do sliasta `thy riding-horse', RC xx 142.28 . ech
gabail ┐ sliasta, Fen. 140.17 . orba slíasta `land given as a
marriage portion
(or morning-gift ?)' (Plummer MS. notes): orba
craib no sliasta a mathar, Laws i 148.5 Comm . mad orba
15cruib no sliasta no dilsigthi d'athair dia íngin, iv 44.14 Comm .
tarb slíasta the thigh where it thickens at the top, loin, buttock,
see s.v. tarb.
(b) side, ledge : tuitis . . . in ttoirrchim suain ar sliasuid na
fuinneoicce the side-post of the window, Ériu iv 53 § 16 . cloi-
20dhemh . . . ata ar sliasait na fuindeogi úd, ZCP vi 103.5 . for
sliastai sadbai lit. on the thighs of a goodly abode (an obscure
kenning), RC xxvi 28 § 118 .
Compd. ¤ cholptha: imma dib sliastcolpthaib `round his
two shanks
', CCath. 5206 .