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spelaid v(Mid.Eng. pilen, pelen, O'Rahilly, Sc.G.St. ii 26 , see
75 Ériu xi 159 , xiii 191 ) strips, peels, mows, sheds, scatters : no
spelad a fultu ┐ a n-ulcu (sic leg. with v.l.) cona laim clí dib
= coman . . . abscidit, CCath. 3995 . mo chúl . . . do spealadh dá
bhruachaibh, Keat. Poems 1421 . go spealtar fá dheóidh dhe
gach blás dá mbí air he is stripped of all his smoothness (the
80sinner compared to Job), TSh. 7961 . go spealtar amach ainn-
séin é, go n-éagann amhlaidh sin (sc. an t-othar) is completely
debilitated
(?), 7954 . gan beadhgadh re doimhneas a spréidh
do speal has spent his wealth, Ó Bruad. ii 204.x .
Vn. ag spealadh a splín-chiabh shaving off his thin hair,
85 TSh. 6682 . iar spealadh a spinnséireach `when their spencers
were mown down
'. Ó Bruad. iii 20.1 . dá dtig é . . . do spealadh
a mhaoine saoghalta ré hól so that he disperses his earthly goods,
TSh. 10356 . airgead spealta money to spend (?), Hackett
xxxix 213 . Ó Bruad. iii 16.6 .
Part.: ina anach spealta mown path, Keat. Poems 1500 .

5 spelt: n claidem . . . cona inntech . . . do cnaimh . . . elifinte, cona
dib caelspeltib blathmaetha biannaide, `sheepskins (?)', CCath.
4692 . From Mid.Eng. pelt, Gloss.

spérad ind(with unlen. -d-) g p. trutha gan trúmpaoi acht spionn-
laoi spéarad `rubbishy spades', Ó Bruad. ii 282.1 .

10 speróc n(Mid.Eng. speerhauk, Wortk. 79 = RC xxxvii 147 )
sparrowhawk: sberog cael corr (spioróg, v.l.), Irish Texts i 25
§ 7 (poem on a dead pig).

spésrach n `muzzle, gag', P. O'C. See O'Rahilly, Sc.G.St. ii 28 .

spíce n m.(Eng. loan-word) spike: ceann an bhárda ar sgáth an
15s. ¤ ar lár, LBranach 3956 .

spicnard, spicanairde n(Eng. or Lat. loan-word) spikenard:
spiocnard ┐ cróch, Cant. iv 14 . bean aga raibhe box . .. do
spicnárd mhórluáighe, Mark xiv 3 . mēid ēigin do spicanardi,
RSláinte 1157 . spicanairdi, 23 P 10³, 6b5 .

20 spíd n(with unlen. -d-, Eng. loan-word) spite: dia do s. ¤ , Hackett
xlii 130 . níor s. ¤ leis, Iar Conn. 293.7 .

spideóg n(with unlen. -d-) ā,f. (see O'Rahilly, Sc.G.St. ii 28 )
robin: ata in spideog derg uli, LB 73 marg. in spideog oc anad
rínd, 248 marg. sbideóg na spor, Irish Texts i 28.30 . craidhi
25spideoigi uchtdergi, Rosa Ang. 234.7 . suil sbideoige ucht-
deirge, 23 P 10 ³, 26a29 , In n. loc.: ar guirtín (sic leg.) na
spideóige, FM iii 586.2 = ALC i 648.1 , see Hog. Onom. Note
also: spideog gl. philomena (= philomela), Ir. Gl. 202 .

spín n[f.] (Lat. spina) (a) thorn, also as collect. thorns. Freq. in
30phrase coróin do spín(ib), coróin spín(e) crown of thorns : coróin
spíne, IGT Decl. § 135 (coróin spín, ib.). coróin do spínib, PH
3296 . Todd Lect. vi 58.12 . coroin do spin, PH 134 . coroin
sbine, YBL 145a19 . ac a choronugud do spin, LB 280by .
cuirim ar an gcoróin sbíne | mo chomairce, DDána 39.25 . an
35coroin spíne, Maund. 14 . Note also: lile idir spiúnaibh a lily
among thorns
, E. O'Rahilly (1900) xxvi 161 .
(b) a thorn bush : co ṅdelgi spíne ┐ sciach, PH 2148 . reanna
na sboirdhealg sbíne, Studies 1931, 662 § 15 ( Aithd. D. 92.15 ).
In the follg. translated `gooseberry (bush)' (see spínán): losa
40feada; . . . s. ¤ , Laws iv 148.2 . ipin .i. spinan no spin, Auraic.
4304 - 5 . pin. millsem fedho .i. s. ¤ , Anecd. iii 44.5 (see pin).

spínaid, spiúnaid v(? Eng. spy, cf. Mid.Eng. spien) (a) searches,
examines, investigates, ransacks : spīon `search', Eg. Gl. 546 .
sbian an biobla o chuirr go cuirr, Luc. Fid. 346.6 . spíon mé a
45Thighearna `examine me', Ps. xxvi 2 . do spíon Lában an
pubuil uile, Gen. xxxi 34 . go spíonfuidh tú da híarruidh,
Prov. ii 4 . dob olc n-a choimhidheacht mise, dá spiúntaoi mé,
Hackett xxxiii 3 .
(b) disperses, scatters : ro spínsadar co dithreabh na hEigipti,
50 Études Celt. i 89.20 .
Vn. spínad. (a) do spíonadh na caithreacha (sic), 2 Sam. x 3 .
cúis do spíonadh amach `to search out a matter', Prov. xxv 2 .
do spíonadh a naithreach, Job viii 8 . (b) an t-ór 's an t-airgead
dá spíonadh gold and silver being scattered, Keat. Poems 845 .
55 sméirle . . . | chuir spiúnadh ar ar laochraidh le púdar is le
pléaraibh `who dispersed', E. O'Rahilly xx 23 .

spínán n[o, m.] (spín) (a) = spín: cuiredh coroin imma cenn do
spínan ghel `white-thorn', Maund. 15 . Metaph. is é Criosd
teitheadh . . . na ndaine bhis lán do chumhgach ┐ do sbína-
60naibh ┐ do ghruamdhacht constraint and prickings and gloom,
ITS xxix 217.7 .
(b) `a gooseberry also a gooseberry bush', P.O'C. So also prob.
in the follg.: iphin .i. spinan, Auraic. 1197 (cf. 4304 ). lus
spínan, Arch. i 334 § 35 . spínáin ┐ baindi goirt `gooseberries',
65 O'Gr. Cat. 193.1 .

spingc x(see Dinneen s.v. splinnc ): tuillid triur ina leabaidh, ata
i s. ¤ anabaidh, Mart. Don. June 3 (144.4) , `a projecting rock
over a precipice
', Plummer MS. notes.

spinnad n(Mid.Eng. spinne or spend, O'Rahilly, Sc.G.St. ii 26 )
70 strength, vigour : co ndechaidh brigh ┐ sbindadh a cuirp uile
ar cul `the pith and sap', BCC 334.37 . dá ttigeadh spionna 'san
ccluithidh, 23 G 24, 398.28 .

spinnamail adj(cf. spinnad) vigorous, strong : an tan do bhuaileadh
Dia splangc spionnamhail do sporghoin a spiorad, TSh. 2284 .
75 tuc M. . . . clisiud sprancdha sbindamail . . . d'a ballaib uadha,
Celt. Rev. iii 206.18 .

spinnséir xsee speinnséir.

spinnséirech x= speinnséir: iar spealadh a spinnséireach
(glossed: na hinformers .i. méirligh an fheill), Ó Bruad. iii 20.1 .

80 spíóir n[i,m.] (based on Eng.) spy: do chonnuic spīoir na
nāmhad gach ní dhīobh so, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 31.9 .

spiracul n(Lat. loan-word) breathing-hole, vent : s. ¤ ab eo quod
est spiraculum , Corm. Y 1146 = Corm. p. 40 . Explained by
Mac Firbis as: poll as a dtig gaoth no anal no deatach no aer
85truailligthe, Corm. Tr. 150 .

spirad xsee spirut.