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soiléir adj i (2 so + léir). Also written soilléir. (a) quite clear,
visible : gur bó soilléir aingil fria taobhaibh, BNnÉ 4 § 10 . gér
bhó soilléir sofhairccsiona luisne . . . an bhaile, FM vi 1956.17 .
Fig. do dhéanfainn sampladha soilléire dhíobha súd, Maguires
5of F. 21 .
(b) clear, obvious, intelligible : is s. ¤ gurab tarbhach cuimhne
an bháis, TSh. 839 . fuil Bhúrcach na mbreath soilléir `blood
of the luminously judging Burkes
', TD 22a.15 . ag s[e]in a
sheanchas s. ¤ , Irish Texts iv 55.49 . soilléir don tí thuigios
10`plain to him that understandeth', Prov. viii 9 . Adv. go soilléir
sothuigsi, Desid. 36 . gur thoirmisg sé go soilléir air na
hIúdaighibh `expressly', Donl. 56.z .
(c) bright, shining (of places and persons): múr cuanna na
gcladh s. ¤ `the stately fortress of the bright ramparts', TD 26.38 .
15 treabh na solaisleag s. ¤ , 3.33 . tar an ro-mhuir s. ¤ sáimh, Misc.
Celt. Soc. 358.13 . dom breith-se don bhrugh sh. ¤ , DDána
25.14 . a chruth s. ¤ `thou shining form' (of a woman), TD 40.18 .
da h-aghaidh shíthe shoilléir, Irish Texts ii 107.32 .

soiléire n iā,f. (soiléir) clearness: soillse ┐ s. ¤ an Reachta Sois-
20geulta, Eochairsg. 119.30 .

soiler : ind solarium .i. s. ¤ , Ir. Gl. 740 .

soilér n o,m. (Eng. or Romance loan-word) a cellar : ionnus nach
raibh aon teach i n-Áth Cliath gan coinmheadh ┐ Donnchadh
féin annsa soilear mór mic Amhlaoibh, Ériu i 103 § 69 . an
25caiptín fein cona mbói do dhaoinibh maille fris [ ] dont ṡoilér,
ALC ii 448.13 (word or words missing in MS.). ataid naoi
soileir chloch . . . fa mhur na ratha sin, 14 . dochuireadar a
soiler caislein fa dhroichead na Róma he, ZCP vi 295.5 . na
soilléir ┐ na h-áite in a mbíonn fíon, Corp. Astron. 32.24 . a
30soiler thalman, Fl. Earls 164.1 . Used of stables for horses:
soléir futha sin a mbíd a n-eich, Maund. 23 . docuiredh in
t-ech a soiler chaisléin, ZCP vi 290.24 .

soiles n(2 so + les) good profit, advantage : nach téid biadh i
soileas na sláinte acht do dhuine beó, Eochairsg. 98.35 . gach
35ní dá gcuirfeam san trácht so do dhul . . . i soileas dona Críost-
aighthibh, TSh. 36 . na saidhbhris spioratdha bhíos ag
déanamh . . . soileasa dá anam, 9173 .

soilés n(2 so + lés) brightness: an solus doníodh an soiléas soin,
TSh. 2285 . mar soiléas cláir comhladh, DDána 37.26 . ní
40cuimhin libh clí an chéasaidh | do-chí sibh 'n-a soiléasaibh
`but in its bright (cured) state it watches you', Aithd. D. 78.33 .

soilestar n o,m. (Lat. salicastrum, see Ped. § 121.2 ). a marsh
flag, flag iris : riasc .i. inat i mbi s. ¤ , O'Dav. 1363 . s. ¤ gl. gladio-
lum, Ir. Gl. 795 . do chuir annsa tsoiliostar ar bhrúach na
45habhann é `she laid it in the flags', Exod. ii 3 . nuair a chon-
nairc sisi an chomhra a measg an tsoiliostair, 5 . an bhféadann
an sileastar fás gan uisge? Job viii 11 . an giolcach ┐ an
soileastar, Isa. xix 6 .

soilestrach ind(soilestar): gladiolus .i. s. ¤ , RC ix 234.13 .

50 soillse n iā,f. (solus) O.Ir. soilse. (a) brightness, light : léos .i.
soillsi, Corm. Y 827 . sūil quasi sol, ar is treithi atā soillsi do
duine. suilsi ab eo quod est sūil, 1129 . lux .i. solsse, ZCP viii
173.18 . lumen .i. s. ¤ , Ir. Gl. 998 . hóre ammi maicc lai et soilse,
Wb. 25c6 . ó soilsi deachte Crist `by the brightness of Christ's
55Godhead
', 26a17 . is dǽ int soilse `the light is God's', Ml. 140c5 .
cia beith soilse isind lau ní soilse do neuch bís i mbrón, 108a11 .
du deicsin soilse dǽ `to see the light of God', 56a17 . dond fri-
tobairt maill fritataibret na dorche don ṡoilsi `from the slow
opposition with which the darkness opposes itself to the light
',
60 Sg. 183b3 . co cenn blīadne bái soillse, Thes. ii 319.6 ( Hy. ii ).
sossaid Aingel co soillsib, SR 533 . combad coitchenn a suillsi
don tegluch, LU 9199 ( FB 92 ). ba hairecna . . . in tsuillse mór
sin, BDD² 589 . ba lór suilse isind rígthaigh a cumtach fil
forna tinnib, 772 . se sinistri . . . do thaithnemh soillsi treithib,
65 Laws i 28 x Comm . ni sorche suilse ind ítharni, ZCP viii
175.19 . ní bhí s. ¤ i dteinidh ifrinn, TSh. 6172 . a riochd aingil
na soillsi, Desid. 4061 . athair na soillsedh, Mac Aingil 12.12 .
re soillsi an lai, TTebe 3929 . Attrib. g s.: de lubib soillsi
airthir bethad, TBC 3734 . sutrall soillsi a shining candle,
70 Ériu i 39 § 8 .
(b) a light, lamp : comba soilse siu sicut Christus lux est , Wb.
22c3 . tarrastair int ṡoillsi dil (of the sun), SR 5109 . do chuir
Murchadh s. ¤ dá lasadh dhóibh, PCT 346 . do dhéana tú a
seacht soillsibh sin `thou shalt make seven lamps thereof', Exod.
75 xxv 37 . an té do rinne soillsighe móra (i.e. the heavenly
bodies), Ps. cxxxvi 7 .
(c) Fig. light, illumination: a lumine ueritatis .i. ó soilsi
etarcni dé, Wb. 1b18 . co tartad sollsi eolais ┐ irse do Thomas,
PH 6771 . do thabhairt shoillsi don chuid dar ndúthaigh nách
80tuigeand theangtha eile, Desid. 23 . madtha soillsi fhiadhan
┐ tsencaidh agat, O'C. 444 ( H. 3.18, 238b ).

soillsech adj o, ā (soillse) bright, shining : go mbiaid a gcoirp ro-
ghlórmhar . . . soillseach, Donl. 188.y . má fhanann an
bhallscóid shoillseach 'na áit, Lev. xiii 3 . As subst. fachtaim
85cás is fáth a déara | den tsoillsigh `of the brilliant lady', E.
O'Rahilly xxxv 194 .