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snám u m. vn. of snáïd. IGT Decl. § 38 (87.13) , § 95 (127.18) .
Verbs § 42 . (a) act of swimming, floating : marcuighecht . . . ┐
45snamh (to be taught to foster-children), Laws ii 154.7 Comm .
gabhol mara . . . na fetar cen luing no cen snam, iii 318.5
Comm . dul tar abind na be snam doib not deep enough to
necessitate swimming
(?) (see Comm.), iv 126.7 (of cattle). tar
nai tondaib . . . ┐ is snam, v 298.24 Comm . mad for snam
50dobera, 26 . mas a dualghus a snamu tainic ass `by means of
his swimming
', 206.24 Comm . cid fodera long do ṡ. ¤ for in
mag, Fél.² xxxii 15 . co rabatar lestra ┐ fóintreb in tige for s. ¤ ,
Trip.² 114 . dollotár ind eóin ónd insi for s. ¤ , LU 1691 . go
mbeith an biadh ar snámh sa ghaili, Reg. San. col. v (19.10) .
55 co n-accamar do sh. ¤ , TBFr. 199 . eter ṡnamh ┐ dibrugad, LL
399b1 . buaid snáma, TBC 661 . s. ¤ Í Néill . . . nocha borb |
bolg geal ní léir ar a lurg, IGT Verbs ex. 377 . ar rathannaibh,
┐ ar snámh, FM ii 1060.10 . ag foghlaim snamha, v 1684.12 .
ba hēiccen dōip gan a snámh do dhermat `to resort to swim-
60ming
', Fl. Earls 76.13 . With do-gní: doronadur s. ¤ , Acall.
7228 . co n-denainn snamh, CF 961 . With following gen.:
snámh sreabh, IGT Decl. ex. 1111 . ag snámh na tuinne,
L. Cl. A. Buidhe 12.13 . lachain . . . ag s. ¤ oighridh uaine
`paddling about upon', O'Gr. Cat. 487.10 = DDána 98.2 .
65Attrib. gen.: cnaim inn iaich snamha dia marbad, RC xviii
382.20 . mac snáma (lit. son of swimming) a fish : mairg troich
tar rōï rēna | atchí mēna mac snāma, Corm. Y 948 .
(b) Extended applications: imtairecc lin uadaib . . . ar cend
in tsnamha that which swims, fish, O'C. 791 ( H. 3.18, 369a ).
70 téultó, mágra, snámh, gluasacht creeping, Eg. Gl. 571 . cia an
sluaghso ag snámh a-noir `slow-marching', Aithd. D. 27.9 .
faolchoin is méirligh ag snámh led chneas encroaching on you,
Hackett xv 8 . Of the floating of banners: ri s. ¤ . . . na n-onchon,
LL 239a33 ( TTr. 1662 ). Of the hovering of birds: snamh
75seabhaic (name of a metre), IT iii 12.9 . Cf. snamh suadh,
99 § 167 . Prov.: is s. ¤ i tuinn rothuile | ríge neich ocá námait,
SG 362.z ( LL 296b9 ). ba snam in nagaid srotha, Cog. 162.21 .
snámh a n-agaidh Essa Ruaid | tachar sil Conuill as useless as
swimming against Assaroe
, Irish Texts ii 7 § 12 . See Ir. Prov.
80 370 . Fig. dorála i cind a snámha she has come to the end of her
career
, Acall. 45 = SG 95.10 . do bhí [an creidemh] ag snámh
fedh na cruinne spreading, Mac Aingil 511.10 .
In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom. Cf. Snam-dá-én = vadum-
duorum-avium, Lat. Lives 23.6 .
85Compds. ¤ ascnam proceeding by swimming : búi in fer sin
ic snamascnam na tonn, CCath. 2103 . Of marching over
a plain: ic snamasccnam darsin mag, 4944 . ¤ char, ¤ chain
buoyant (in kennings for ebad, the letter ea in Ogam): snam-
chain fheda .i. ebad les-sium sin, ar snamchain fid, Auraic.
5597 . snāmchar fer .i. crithach, Anecd. iii 44.2 . ¤ chnaí:
5bídh a n-úrlabhra mar aillsi ag snámhchnaoi, Desid. 4849
(`slowly eating away', Gloss.). an bás . . . agá snámh-chnaoi,
TSh. 111 . ¤ dírech straight-swimming: ag diúbhragadh na
m-bradán . . . snámh-dhírioch, ML 46.4 . ¤ rám voyaging : ro
gabsat ic snamhram in mara, CCath. 3368 . ¤ thuitim act of
10 streaming down : frasa . . . fola ag snighe ┐ ag snámh-thuitim
ré sleasaibh . . . a gcneas, TSh. 2266 .

snámach adj o, ā (snám) (a) Of water flowing : ri tharlaic sruthlind
snamaig | do dilgenn clainni Adaim (i.e. the Flood), SR 2513 .
cen usce sreth-glan s. ¤ | iarnabarach bói Boind `flowing', Met.
15Dinds. iii 108.79 .
(b) Of persons. Laudatory in: Odrán sab sóer s. ¤ , Fél. Oct. 27
(glossed .i. for snam). saithe s. ¤ `a buoyant troop', Aug. 6 . la F.
sorchai snámaig, Sept. 12 . C. maic Snithe snámaig `son of S.
the swimmer
', Met. Dinds. ii 54.4 . Pejoratively: creeping, en-
20croaching, cunning (?): colach cach snamach, Tec. Corm.
§ 15.16 v.l. (also suanach; sámach, text). dúire na Saxon
snámhach | ┐ burba Easpánach, Geneal. Tr. i 24.17 (`floating',
ZCP i 113 ).
As subst. the cork-tree : s. ¤ gl. suber, Ir. Gl. 391 .

25 snámaid xsee snáimid.

snámaige n io,m. (snám) a swimmer : ni chumgat snámaigi in
talman ní dó, TBC 1302 . an snamaigi soinemail o sruth O.,
TTebe 4084 . snamaighi sarcalma in fer sin, 3565 .

? snámrad ind(snám): snamrad Loingsi lochaidhi, Acall. 738 v.l.
30(snámh na, text).

1 snas [o, m.] vn. of snaidid (see also snaide). g s. snais in bardic
verse.
(a) act of cutting, chipping; a cutting, a chipping : co ndenad
a féth ┐ a snass ┐ a slemnugud, TBC 1410 . dognī . . . L. . . .
35na crunda fri teōra snasa, ┐ ba fēth in s. ¤ dēdenach in three
cuts
(?), Corm. Y 975 . Cf. RC xii 94 § 122 . a gemhel . . . | ac s. ¤
chúiledh calpthadh `his chain marks the backs of (wrong-doers')
legs', Studies 1920, 418.24 . gabsat na laeich ac s. ¤ a slegh,
Marco P. 58 . s. ¤ a chinn leis an gcaráin `owing to the crown
40lacerating His head
', PBocht 12.42 . a s. ¤ re ndul don doras `the
cutting up of B.'s body ere he entered Heaven's gate
', 16.32 .
Concr.: tipra Sen-Garmna fo a s. ¤ `with its chip of wood', Met.
Dinds. iii 242.1 . s. ¤ iboire arna losgad `ivory turnings', Rosa
Ang. 36.25 . Cf. 84.11 . 140.y . unsa do sh. ¤ iuboiri, 23 P 10³,
4513a38 . crann snais do char ar mo cheanaibh `adze', PBocht
4.36 . Of a person: dul do dhéanamh coimhmeasa | . . . | re
crann snais na seanFhódla, Aithd. D. 27.34 . ? dath snechta
ar sléib s. ¤ do shim, Ériu ix 47 § 15 (see v.ll. and below under
compds.). ? Cf. bruth aeisi orm s. ¤ ar sin, Acall. 1383 ( SG
50 124.9 ). In chevilles: nir' línaib fer, formnaib s. ¤ , SR 5633 .
toluib s. ¤ , Acall. 580 = SG 107.3 .
(b) Of a piece of work, a person, etc., finish, polish, shine,
appearance : s. ¤ na hoibre, Arch. Hib. i 92 § xxv . do bhoing
dár síodh s. ¤ `gave the finishing touch to our pardon', PBocht
55 5.16 . mar s. ¤ amáille ar ór nglan, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 176.123 .
réalta dhonn as dearg s. ¤ , DDána 110.19 . cruth . . . go s. ¤
chorcra of crimson hue, 49.1 . naoi saoithe nar shaobh a s. ¤ `of
wise aspect
', Keat. iii 475 . fá ghairbhe shnais an tlachta from
the coarse finish of the garment
, Ó Bruad. ii 42 § 3 . Of literary
60compositions: s. ¤ an fhocail, PBocht 13.1 . a s. ¤ ar a sníomh ní
fhuil, Content. xxii 17 n . gan s. ¤ fileadh do bheith ar na
briathraibh, Carsw. 244 . ? Cf. feib adfét in súidi s. ¤ , Met.
Dinds. ii 44.47 (see v 129 ). Note also: in ri rodelb in s. ¤ (i.e. the
Creator), Rawl. 163b17 . Used by Keating apparently in sense
65of mark, stain : s. ¤ nó sal an pheacaidh, Eochairsg. 109.30 . ó
sh. ¤ na nathrach neimhe `trail', Keat. ii 295 .
Compds. ¤ bláith of fair appearance (?): budh lucht brón
snas-bhláithi sleagh | do shlógh mer glasláithe glan, IGT Decl.
ex. 661 . ¤ chaem: slios snaschaomh (of a boat), Measgra D.
70 48.35 . ¤ chor shavings, chippings (?): rosnaid Osine in
snaschur, ┐ foceird e la sruth, Dinds. 52 , cf. Met. Dinds. iii
242 ff . bláth snechtai ar sleib snaschur sin, LL 147b30 (see
Ériu ix 47 § 15 ). ¤ mín: furinn ele re slegaibh slinnletna,
snasmine `smoothly polished', ZCP vi 46.29 .

75 ? 2 snas, snass: v is leis cetna ro snas torgabail C. for Maig M.,
Rawl. 141a8 . cech ēchtach cach aṅgbaid | i slabraid ro snass
`was bound', PRIA xix 550 § 38 ( LL 147a45 ). ? con atuaidh
o sin ros nas | orrdan, BB 42b27 . Perh. developed from ro
nas(s) , perf. pass. of naiscid. Cf. snaidm. Cf. also con-snaidhim
80sea on aile, ZCP viii 550.29 , where, however, the text may be
corrupt, with snaidhim standing for snaidm.

snasaid v(1 snas) cuts, planes : rosnas Ossín dó a chrand, Met.
Dinds. iii 248.85 . Vn. conderna a fethugud ┐ a snasadh, TBC
p. 175 n. 4 (snass, text).

85 snasta adj(snas) cut, trimmed; polished . Of weapons: ar slegaib
. . . s. ¤ , TBC 3571 . a slegh seimnech s. ¤ , Acall. 3014 v.l. do
cranduib s. ¤ na slegh, CCath. 2795 . na saighdi s. ¤ , TTebe 1984 .
coma sna[s]ta [data] dat[h]a ┐ dellradacha dona cumdaigib
`gallant', 3072 . Of literary compositions elegant, well-turned :
dán s. ¤ `well-turned poem', O'Gr. Cat. 392.13 . do sheanfho-
5claibh snasda, Luc. Fid. 12.16 . le sruthán seanma s. ¤ (of
music), Hackett xxx 3 . Metaph. of persons: drong do thuill
ó shaoithibh s. ¤ | áiriomh léir a n-éacht `polished sages', Ó
Bruad. ii 242.5 . Note also: an múr maiseach s. ¤ snaidhmeach,
Keat. Poems 1496 .