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70 smech nIn later lang. smeic. The form smech appears to be
o,m. or n., later perh. ā,f., but its relation to smeic is not
clear. smeig f. g s. -e, IGT Decl. § 14 . chin : s. ¤ .i. smeget, ut
est, .v. sétaib saighe s. ¤ smitir .i. i fuil asa smeget, O'Dav. 1477 .
smeach .i. smeicc, imeal a sgiath fri a smeacha .i. fri a smeigibh,
75 O'Cl. don smeich to the chin (gl. mento), Lor. Gild. 110 . Cf.
122 . immbél a scíath fría smechu, Trip.² 468 . imbel a scíath
ac a smechaib doib, TBC 5200 . roth n-óir . . . ad-comaicc húa
s. ¤ co a imlind, BDD² 1000 . mana duirn tar s. ¤ `a reason for a
blow across a chin
', Buile S. 62.3 . muir tened impu connice
80a smecha, LU 2173 ( FA 25 ) = smechu, LB. conuigi a smeacha,
RC xxvi 154 § 38 . ulcha . . . imchass imma s. ¤ , TBC 5187 . bha
s. ¤ , 5176 . oland líath rocenglad dia smechaib, ZCP viii 325.19 .
lōä līath uma smechaib (smecho, MS), Sitzb. 1919 v 92 § 15 .
saill is cutruma ri s. ¤ , O'C. 1976 ( H. 4.22, 17 ). i comarda fria
85a smeich `as high as his chin', CCath. 5266 . a smeig-som a
m-bel an macaimh, CF 499 . coruigi a smeig, ZCP vi 285.32 .
eder an chíoch ┐ an smeig, Rel. Celt. ii 188.x . Of a bird: im
oilib ┐ im smeich an eoin moir throat (?), RC x 74.21 (for
smeachaib, v.l.).
Compd.: ¤ íall cheek-piece (part of a horse's harness):
5 smeigiall d'aithrighe . . . | cuir ceangailte don tsriansain,
Studies 1933, 406 § 7 ( Aithd. D. 81.7 ).

smeget n(smech) chin: smech .i. s. ¤ , O'Dav. 1477 . asa s. ¤ , ib. ic
timchellad | . . . | . . . a laec[h]smeigead, MR 184.26 .

smeic xsee smech.

10 smeide xsee smid(ed).

sméide x= sméitiud: smeide súl, GJ i 1.7 . do gaireadh is
tagaid tar learaibh don ríghs. ¤ `at the king's beck', Ó Bruad. iii
20.16 . marbhthar an caismearthach le súils. ¤ `the winking of an
eye
', 2.5 .

15 sméidernach n(sméide, sméitid) a nodding, winking : do thuit
smédearnach chodalta orrtha, Matth. xxv 5 .

smeig xsee smech.

smeirdris n[f.?] name of a certain lake-monster: anmanna na
triath . . . ro báidh in s. ¤ , Acall. 4562 . ac dechain na smirdrissi,
20 4528 . inneoch ro báid in smirdris . . . díb, 4546 . smirgrís,
4528 v.l. See muirdris.

sméirle n m.(cf. meirle, etc.) a low-born fellow, a rascal : gan
féachain | do neach . . . | seoch an fuaicle nó an s. ¤ , Measgra D.
66.16 . ó Londain tig s. ¤ caschrúbach an bhéil duibh, E.
25O'Rahilly xx 21 .

sméirlis ind(cf. sméirle): is fusaide féire i bhféith na fochaille fis |
nach tuigthear acht s. ¤ éigse i bhforba Chuirc `vulgar poetry'
(i.e. modern assonantal metres), Ó Bruad. iii 194.8 .

sméith n a defect (?): gan s. ¤ ná smál air a 'tsaoghal, ITS xvii
30l. 703 (Carolan).

sméitid v nods, beckons, winks : ferais in ben failti fris, ┐ tommaid
(.i. smetid) for a suile, IT ii1181.202 ( YBL 116b39 ). do smeid
sé amach ar an scolaire `nodded to the scholar', BCC 112.22 .
do sméid sé air, GJ ii 74a17 . do sméid sé orrtha `beckoned unto
35them
', Luke i 22 . san ló sin, go sméidfidh an Tighearna ar an
míoltóig, Isa. vii 18 . sméidigh sé le na shúilibh, Prov. vi 13 .
léig thort nó sméid ar gach cam do-chír wink at (i.e. ignore),
Hackett i 5 .
Vn. sméitiud.

40 sméitiud u m. vn. of sméitid. act of beckoning, nodding, wink-
ing : ro airig . . . in Demon ic smetiud for in macc leginn, RC
xx 176.16 ( ACC 41 = smétiud, LU 731 ). a cein in smeitedh,
gl. cin súla di aithniu no foircsiu mignima conniving at (?),
Laws i 240.22 Comm . Cf. tairderc .i. in smétiud, O'Dav. 1141 .
45 ar sméideadh a laímhe dhó san órtha do chum bheith ina
d-tochd, Acts xii 17 . do dhéana mé sméideadh orra `I will
hiss for them
', Zech. x 8 . ag sméidedh a laimh ar a mhuinntir
misnech mhaith . . . do dhenamh `beckoning to his party with
his hand
', Rel. Celt. ii 186.x . atá Méin ag sméideadh ar a
50macaibh | dá ndúiseacht, Ó Bruad. i 162.7 .

smennta, smentain(e) nForm and inflection obscure. Only
in phrase: smera (smir) s. ¤ spinal cord: a smeara smeanntain
aga fhaidiughadh = nucha elongatur, ZCP xviii 278.19 . smior
smeannta a mhuinéil `the marrow of the vertebrae (?) of his neck',
55 Duan. Finn ii 274.20 . a smir s[m]entuinde, RC xii 88 § 99 .
mine tescta a smera smentain (sic leg.), Acall. 5213 v.l. (smir
a ndroma, text). frigidum inimicum . . . spinali medullae . . .
.i. as namha . . . don smior smeantuin (sic leg.) an fuacht,
23 K 42, 68.8 . dar toll a smera s[m]entuine `hole of the spinal
60marrow
', FM ii 1128.1 , `the hole where the marrowe was to-
wardes his throate
', Ann. Clonmacnoise 203 .

1 smér n pl. sméra. a berry, blackberry: inde slán césad Mauro-
rum .i. nigrorum et inde mearen .i. smer addita littera s , KZ
xxix 374.19 (Bodleian glosses on Chalcidius) (mearen for We.
65 mwyaren, Stokes). is dó doratad tría rath . . . inna sméra sind
fulliuch blackberries in February (Guaire), LU 9725 (= ZCP
iii 218.36 ). lan beinne mo broit acum do smeruibh corra
cirdhubha—isin fhailledh ro chuinnidh sisi sin, Tromd. Guaire
466 . sméra 'sna fuighlechaibh, BNnÉ 128 § 25 . Cf. 107 § 27 ff . ,
70 SG 8.20 ff . nó mérai nó cnoi bongar dia domnaich `black-
berries
', Mon. Tall. 132.20 (with lenited s-). sméra is áirne
dub-droigin, SG 102.5 = Acall. 344 . tarasair . . . in mháthair
for lomrad a smer don mhuine, Lism. L. 1891 . a sméra áille
uagha, | a chna, a airne ionnúara, Buile S. 110.7 . sméar dubh
75a gealbhláth ghlan, DDána 42.34 . dresa . . . lan do smeraib,
RC xxvi 160 § 46 . smēranna drisi = mora celsi, RSláinte
5072 . s. ¤ grianáin a mulberry (?): le smeruibh grianain, Rosa
Ang. 220.25 . Cf. sméra gréine Sléibe da Duma, RC xiii 46 § 29
(sméra na gréine, SG 364.29 ). smera . . . sceachaire haws,
80 Acall. 729 .
In comparisons: duibithir re ṡméraib, Acall. 6636 - 41 v.l.
(of hair). go mbraoi mar smeór foghmhair, Hackett xxi 27 .
Cf. 2 mér.

2 smér n fire (word found only in glossaries): smēr tine, Corm. Y
85 1136 = s. ¤ , Corm. p. 40 . Cf. O'Mulc. 846 . Lec. Gl. 486 ( M.
291 ). Met. Gl. 32 § 3 . Phil. Soc. Trans. 1859, 193 . aed ┐ tnū
┐ smēr ┐ bōtt (.i. beo-ait) ┐ tene, quinque nomina ingnis,
O'Mulc. 95 . See sméróit.