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spongcaíbell n(spongc+aíbell) tinder-spark. Usually in pl.
sparks: co maidend lán armide méich de spoṅcaíblib tentidi
dar a slind (a spear), MU² 728 . cu romhemhatar spongcaibhle
85teined . . . asa dhetaib sechtair, Lism. L. 2973 . in dara heach
díbh . . . co mbuinnib sponcaíbhell teinedh . . . ac lasadh a
glomarchinn, Comp. Con C. 101.3 . sbrēchsmāla sboncaidhbhle
teineadh, Cath MT 168 .

spongia x= spongc: co tuccadur s. ¤ léo ina sronaib, Maund. 22 .
gussin s. ¤ i n-ar chuirset . . . domblas ae . . . chuice a gcrann na
5croichi, Fl. Earls 194.33 . an spoingcía do cuiredh docum
Crist lé digh, Maund. 9 . tucadh fínegra . . . a sboingia do,
Smaointe B. Chr. 4141 . Cf.: sponci mor = porrum maius,
Irish Texts v 56.18 .

spor n o,m. (early Eng. spore, Ling. Val. 131 . See also Bidrag
10 126 ). IGT § 67 . spur: sbor an eich gl. calcar, Ir. Gl. 1041 .
sbor, cruba, cróga, Eg. Gl. 570 . ic áithiugudh a s. ¤ , CCath.
4641 . iall an sbuir, TD 14.12 . mionn sbuir ar bhróig bhuataisi,
Ir. Review ii 471 § 6 . dá s. ¤ . . . do choimhleag | ar mhuin na
mbróg, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 98.133 . an t-ech, fós, nach faghaibh
15sbuir | do cur uirri a n-áis tserruig, Ériu iv 214.25 . each seang
le sboruibh do sbreag, IGT Introd. § 11 . O'Spelan na s. ¤ n-óir,
Hy Fiachr. 250.13 . Cf. Ó Spealáin na s. ¤ ngléigheal, Top.
Poems² 1706 . ní bíd spuir ac marcṡlúag an tíre-si, Maund.
216 . do shaith da s. ¤ isin sdét, ZCP vi 39.y . do leig spuir co
20spraicemail isin sded, 280.6 . do léig fein spuir dochum a eich,
Fier. 66 . D. . . . do ghuin da s. ¤ fesin, FM iv 664.x = Ann.
Conn. 1376.9 = ALC ii 52.10 . leath-s. ¤ . . . na coise clé, PCT
1624 . Of a bird's spurs: sbideóg na s. ¤ , Irish Texts i 28.30 (in
poem on a dead pig). Metaph. ís sbor é do bhrosnughadh na
25ndaoine ndimhaoineach . . . ar a nadhaigh, Carsw. 170.21 .
Compds. ¤ delg: reanna na sboirdhealg sbíne, Studies
1931, 662 § 15 `pricking thorn-spikes', Aithd. D. 92.15 .
¤ goin act of pricking on, spurring (metaph.): do spor-ghoin
a spiorad, TSh. 2284 .

30 sporaid v(spor) spurs: do spor Sir Gyi in sdéd a certlár slūaigh
na L., ZCP vi 70.22 . spor Ó Cathān, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 18.26 .
sporuis A. a each on abuinn, Ériu xi 201.z . Metaph. is ion-
tuigthe go sporthar na fíréin leis an dóigh bhíos aca, TSh.
10318 .
35 Vn. sporad: cona frecraidis a spor[ad] nó a mbrostud,
CCath. 3137 . an sporadh fhúair an eachraidh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
90.77 . no gu clecht sí a sírsborad, Ériu iv 214.28 . fearg ar
bhfagháil a sboraidh, DDána 88.4 . occ sporadh ┐ occ ech-
losccadh a n-eoch, Hugh Roe 102.14 (fo. 27b) . tú féin dā
40gérsporadh síos a mblár, Celtica i 154.208 . amhail bhíos an
marcach ag marcaigheacht an óig-eich, dá sporadh, TSh.
1395 .

sporan n(-án ?) some kind of pet dog (?): esrecht .i. in t-oircne
(.i. gairit) nó in s. ¤ (.i. fada), O'Dav. 788 .

45 sporán xsee sparán.

sporsetaire n(cf. Lat. sparsio, etc.) sprinkler (for holy water):
dogena side sporsedari de (a ball), RC xiii 78.9 v.l. (sprédaire,
text). s. ¤ , 12 v.l. (sprédaire, text).

spórt, spóirt n(Eng. or Romance loan-word) sport, play : ná
50bíoth th'aire ar ghreann nó ar spóirt, TD 22.21 . do dhéan
sport dáibh (spoirt, v.l.), Irish Texts iv 102.19 . ní tuigthear
súd acht 'na spórt, Measgra D. 13.25 . spóirt . . . ná cluithche,
na ceannsacht, Oss. v 136.6 . cia do-gheibh spórt i gceol na
gcláirseach? Keat. Poems 521 . uallaigheacht spóirt playful
55pride
, 308 .

spot n(Eng. loan-word) spot, fault, blemish : eagluis ghlormhur
. . . i nach beith sbot no casadh, Luc. Fid. 379.1 (= maculam,
Ephes. v 27 ). solas an tighearna gan sbot, 18 . s. ¤ dom mheas
ní raibh 'na thréidhthibh, Ó Bruad. i 52.13 .

60 spotach adj(spot): naomhtha neamhsbotach without spot (of the
Church), Luc. Fid. 379.3 ( Ephes. v 27 ).

spracad vn. of spraicid movement, power, vigour : nír chuir sé
súim ina chorp féin do bhí cheana gan spracadh, Rom. iv 19 .
[bhur] nglúine gan sbracadh, Heb. xii 12 .
65See sprecad.

spraic n f.(Eng. sprack, Stokes, CCath. Gloss. Cf. brag, brack?)
(a) reprimand, rebuke : ro faided litri . . . docom A. do s. ¤ fair
┐ da etarguide co tisedh . . . docom in cat[h]a `to reprimand
him
', CCath. 3295 . dorigni s. ¤ moir ┐ tomaitheam adbul ar A.,
70 TTebe 2949 . ? an uair tiucfas brath brethach, | ar cach budh
ecclach an s. ¤ , BNnÉ 142.50 .
(b) power, dominion; force, vigour : a spraicc for cach cóiced
'na timchell, RC xxiii 404.11 . s. ¤ a chloinne ar gach cúigeadh
i nÉirinn; ┐ gan s. ¤ eunchúigidh orra, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 6.27 .
75 atá an chruinne 'na ghlaic ghil | gan sbraic fhir uirre ná air,
Dán Dé xxvii 29 . da rab (sic leg.) mo spraicsi uasa if he be in
my power
, Fen. 400.28 . aithech aigbhēil ba gér s. ¤ (: Afraic),
ZCP ii 362.23 . sbraic na hiomghona it aighidh, DDána 86.36 .
As epithet: ua Cuinn . . . | sbraic ionChuinn re hucht bhfor-
80luinn vigour worthy of Conn, DDána 78.21 . a sbraic ó n-anann
t'fhoghlaidh, 102.45 .
See spracad, spric.

spraicemail adj(spraic) vigorous, powerful : doleig spuir co s. ¤ isin
sded, ZCP vi 280.6 .

85 spraicid v(spraic) wields, brandishes, beckons : no spraictis a
claidhbhi eturru, CCath. 2422 . ro spraic a la[i]m forsna
slogaib . . . d'urestecht friss waved his hand, 5030 . ro tocaib
a laimh . . . ┐ ro spraic forru fo thri, Laud 610, 25d43 . ro
spraic a láimh uadh for (sic leg.) an teinidh `he reached forth
his hand to the fire
', Mart. Don. Sept. 12 .
5See sprecaid.