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1 sorchae adj[io, iā] Also soirche. bright, luminous, radiant : soirche
.i. solasda, O'Cl. rí s. ¤ síl Ádaim, Fél. Dec. 25 . celebair féil
nAilbi | la Fleid sorchai snámaig, Sept. 12 . in Fothaid soirche
slúag-ard, Met. Dinds. iv 90.16 . barr soirc[h]e síl Airtt Óenfir,
5 Ériu iv 102.2 . atconnarc tír sorcha sáer, LU 3741 ( SC 34 ).
bith sorchi `a radiant world', RC xxvi 34 § 157 . in dub . . . | in
temen . . . | ind odar, doirchi datha | nidat soirchi sogabtha,
SR 64 . cén mbes sorchu al-lá, Ériu ii 206 § 26 . ni sorche
suilse ind ítharni, ZCP viii 175.19 . rop sorche (sorcha, soirche,
10 v.ll.) fri gnáis `let him be brilliant in company', Tec. Corm.
§ 6.37 . ba hé silled ba soirche, LL 210b15 . Compar. bás
cethorchat míled | co mórṡlóg ba ṡorchu, Fél. March 9 . sorcho
celebraidh, Snedgus u. Mac R. 40 . sorcho scelaib, Anecd. i
60 § 87 .

15 2 sorchae n[iā,f.] (cf. 1 sorchae). Also soirche. (a) light, bright-
ness : sorcha .i. solas, O'Cl. ri dorigne sorcha saer | ┐ dorcha
. . ., SR 17 . is uaisle na gach radh udacht fri bás . . . na confitir
an soirche fon doirche teis a ainm, O'C. 1743 ( 23 Q 6, 31 ). do-
llēce dorche do ṡorche | do-llēce brōn do ḟāilti, ZCP xi 96 § 54 .
20 for soirchi samluain, RC xxvi 28. n. 7 (= soilsi, text). go
sorcha maidne dia luain, FM vi 2194.z . ó rig Thire na Sorcha,
TBC 2587 .
(b) In legal phrases. mac soirche lit. son of light, i.e. of
legitimate (or legitimized) birth (?): do mac soirce iar ndoirce
25.i. iarna tabairt do fir de, O'C. 1996 ( H. 4.22, 28 ). mac itir
soirche ┐ doirchi .i. mac forcair, O'C. 2235 ( Eg. 88, 17a ). mac
soirche, mac doirche iar soirche, mac soirche iar ndoirche,
mac itir soirche ┐ doirche, O'C. 2232 ( Eg. 88, 16b ). ré soirche lit.
period of light (illumination, inspiration?): brethem ro bui a
30nécmais a breithi ann sin ┐ re soirchi no doirchi d'aithféghad
dorini iarrath. Is ann atá re soirchi do intan adrubairt fuair
hí ┐ nocha nitir cáit i fuair, O'D. 1573 ( H. 5.15, 5b ). Note also:
is í in soirchi . . . treisi soirchi in fénechais, cuicthi soirchi na
filidechta dechmaidh soirchi in leigind, ib. (cf. O'D. 644 - 5 ).
35 cuinge esbuide .i. cuinghi re risin ni is esbadach uadh d'a
breith .i. fo aicned soirche no doirche, Laws v 252.18 Comm .
Hence of persons: creic soirche fri doirche .i. creicc gaith fri
baeth, ZCP xiii 22.26 .

sorchaide adj io, iā (sorchae) bright, brilliant : for slog síabra sor-
40chaidi, LU 6171 (TBC). hi flaith . . . sair sáim s. ¤ , 2475 .
dillechta in slóg s. ¤ gan a comsid costadaig, TBC 5689 . and
rascuala īar ngním gaile | aidchi samna ṡ. ¤ , Fianaig. 48 § 15 .
céin mair samhadh sorchaidhe, TFrag. 196.7 .

sorchaigidir v(sorchae) illuminates, enlightens : is e . . . noda-
45ḟailtighetar ┐ nodosorcaidhetar it is he who gladdens and
illuminates them
, Ériu iii 2.16 . amal shorchaides in spirut
nóeb menmain in duine, PH 5582 .

sordach xsee under 2 sordán.

1 sordán, nlater written sórdán m. the act of humming, a hum-
50ming : nocha n-ag sreód ata ar cuid | nocha n-ag eóin da barr
slat | ní ag curnán do chrand chas | ní ag s. ¤ glac i n-glaic
(forms of divination), Misc. Arch. Soc. 5.56 . sórdán nach
sólás le geamaraibh, Ó Bruad. iii 130 ix . an uair éistid le haos
na faire amuigh | sórdán gach ceoláin nár chleachtadar, 136
55xxv . Cf. dord, dordán.

? 2 sordán: ind souilligh an eorna chethardruimnech .i. for a mbí
soalla no sordach no sordlach no s. ¤ , O'Dav. 1475 .

sordlach xsee under 2 sordán.

soréid adj i (2 so+réid) every smooth, level : rolensat úa Domblais
60déin | dia fuair in soglais s. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 280.68 . a himleib
srotha sorēid (: lēir), ZCP viii 266 § 35 . Bairend cia s. ¤ uile,
LL 278a2 . Adv. dochúaid fri senchas nach snéid | iar sreith
na súad co s. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iv 190.14 . See soraid.

sorn n o,m. (Lat. furnus). O.Ir. sornn. IGT Decl. § 67 . a furnace,
65 oven, kiln : int suirnn gl. foci, Ml. 121c14 . cam a camino ignis
.i. ō surn, O'Mulc. 283 . dercha suirnd .i. dichru, ut est is
dichru in orgain, O'Dav. 753 . búaid na trí macc n-ennac hi
surn, Fél. Apr. 24 . sroiglithea . . . trésna surnu tened, Prol. 44 .
ruri anacht tri maccu a surnn tened, Thes. ii 303.29 ( Hy. i ).
70 rodasaer is' t[ṡ]urnn tened, SR 7392 . imman sornd tened,
LU 2503 . ratuisil cloch leis isin lis .i. an cloch do bai ar belaib
an tṡuirn `the stone that covered the mouth of the flue', Ériu ii
186.18 . i s. ¤ na hatha `into the furnace of the kiln', Lism. L.
2629 . thug orra dul a sórn áithche na mbricead made them
75pass through the brick-kiln
, 2 Sam. xii 31 .

sórt n o,m. (Eng. loan-word) a sort, kind, species : leabar dá sort,
Gorm. 2.6 . créad an seort daoine iad, Ériu i 88 § 35 . do bhí
dá sh. ¤ toraidh air, Desid. 3223 . do thréig sinn sreatha caola |
. . . | ar sh. ¤ gnáthach grés robhog `for a common sort of easy art',
80 Studies 1918, 616 § 2 . gur bhá líonta an t-urlár . . . don uile
shórd brocnuightheachta, PCT 265 . Emonn ┐ Donnchadh do
dhul a sort coinde . . . ┐ sith do denam doibh fri aroile, AU iii
166.11 `i.e. an informal conference', Plummer MS notes. ré
himirt maille ré cárdaoibh geárrtha . . . ré comhartha sóirt
85`by making signs to his partner', Donl. 98.2 . Of persons, people:
measoigh gach s. ¤ dá ttig dhíobh fá seach gurab aca fein
amháin atá an creideamh cóir `sect' (Gl.), Desid. 4053 . minic
riamh do baghadh léise | lucht a súird do chur ar gcúl, Ó
Bruad. iii 146.19 .