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súaichnid, súaithnid adj i (*su-aith-gnid, see Thurn. Gramm.
75 § 127 ). bean shúaithnidh , IGT Decl. § 170 .
I Used predicatively. (a) In phr. is s. ¤ (folld. by clause) it is
well-known, clear, obvious (that): is suaichnid ní ruthórbasa `it
is well-known
', Ml. 44b29 . bid suaichnid a failti in popuil as
ṅdia prithchibes doib `it will be manifest', 107a16 . is suaichnid
80sund tra as recht maid `obvious', Wb. 3d10 . ishuáichnid is in
iudeam conrodastar som techt `it is well-known that it is in
iudeam', 7a14 . is suáignid, 8c15 . is suaichnid tra cid dia tuiced
in cosmuilius co sse, 12b12 . is suaícnid, 13a20 . isuáichnid tra
cid dia ndechuith tit, 16c7 . 23d30 . isuaignid, 18c6 . is su-
85áichnid, 10a15 . 13b19 . 28a12 . Note also: is suaichnid dún insin
(of a fact), Ml. 63c11 . nate ni fil homun dǽ les is suaichnid,
55c10 . is suachnid ni rodchadh mo iccsa, Ériu xii 168.12 =
isuachnid, LU 10761 (TE). as suaithnigh for raith Édain, |
Aodh i n-éccaibh it is clear from Ráth E. that A. is dead, TFrag.
238.17 = suaithnidh, FM 576.6 . is lán shuaithnigh the fact is
5quite clear
, BR 62.19 . aniú is suaithnidh co prab | beg let
brigh do shencharad it is obvious that you think little of your
old friend
, Buile S. 46.11 . is sūaithneidh (.i. is soaithenta),
ZCP v 489 § 10 (B. na f.).
(b) Of persons, things clear, distinct, unmistakable; conspicu-
10ous, distinguished : combad suaíchnid leosom gl. mea manu
Pauli; quod est signum in omni epistola, Wb. 26b31 . s[u]aichnid
duit-siu ind aband, TBC 1303 (is aithnidh, v.l.). ba suaichnid
é sech ilur (a warrior), IT i 80.12 . bá suachnid a eirred nglan |
eter fhiannaib fer n-Alban, 17 . is suaichne ina rus . . . .i. is
15forreill ar aghaidh, O'C. 2490 ( Eg. 88, 40 (41)a ). nirba su-
aichnich soaichnid neach dib seach aroili, TTebe 2335 . bá
súaithnigh a ndath sen (of standards), CCath. 486 . roba
suaic[h]nid airerda corp inn oenocclaigh, 6047 . ba suaithnig
tra (sic leg. suaichnid, v.l.) an rí . . . 'ma roibi an shochraidi
20sin, TTebe 4823 . Ara Céli as suaithnidh clú of distinguished
reputation
, PBocht 8.28 . is suaithnidh somholta aní do-rinne
an feallsamh D. `illustrious' (Gloss.), TSh. 7695 .
II Used attributively distinct, conspicuous, illustrious, excel-
lent : con fhacca in mnái . . . | segda, suaichnid, sochrutach
25(Eve), SR 1068 . comartha suachnid, LU 8982 ( FB 73 ). slicht
suachnid, LU 8493 ( FB 34 ). Mael-tShechloind t-shuaichnigh,
MacCarthy 430.6 . sed suaitnid dar dfagbail (sic) ar a lorg .i.
arm no edach na gaidi distinctive personal possession, O'C. 288
( H. 3.18, 158a ). in tú thuc in sét suachnid út dona hechlachaib
30.i. Dond Cualnge? TBC 139 . Cf. 6160 . tempoll suaichnich,
TTebe 2258 . cath suaithnidh Sléibhe Muire, TD 17.40 .
cocadh suaichnid, Irish Texts ii 29 § 30 . crann suaithnidh na
sleas ndonnchaomh (i.e. the Cross), DDána 54.1 . id chúirt
shuaithnidh, Measgra D. 56.131 . fear . . . go ccraobhaibh
35suaithnidhe síodamhla iona lámhaibh, CRR² 24 (76.16) . guss
in sreibh . . . suaichnig, MR 104.10 . lúirioch . . . suaithnigh,
xiii z. srol suaithne, 226.13 . eolach mé an t-saltair shuaith-
nidh, Oss. iii 294.9 . issé sin an figradach suaichnid `the famous
wood
', L. Chl. Suibhne 9 . a shanntach shuaichnidh notoriously
40greedy one
(Ireland), Keat. Poems 1381 .
Superl. na doirrsi is súaithenta atá ar an cathraig sin `prin-
cipal gates
', Maund. 249 (or to súaichenta?).
Adv. cenco taidhbred Cesair co suaichnidh iat `should not
behold them clearly
', CCath. 5357 . dearbháchaidh sinn go
45suaithnidh, DDána 71.4 . go suaithnidh clearly, Content. v 92 .

súaichnide n iā,f. (súaichnid) conspicuousness, distinction, excel-
lence : eter sochraide ┐ súachnide, LU 8048 ( FB 1 ).

súaidte xsee súata.

súaig: ind ni suaig .i. ni soshubaig, ACC 117 , 118 . suaigh .i. so ágh,
50sóinmheach no sona, O'Cl.

súaignid xsee súaichnid.

súail(l) adj i small, trifling, insignificant : ni suail .i. nir' bo bec hé
ifus iar ceneol nó hi fiss, ACC 117 . súail gl. séim, Goid. 161 § 25 .
súaill .i. beag. ní suaill .i. ní beag, O'Cl.
55 I As adj. (a) Predicatively: ní súail in tairm, Met. Dinds.
iii 348.19 . is svail a tharbai do neoch ergi a atharda little does
it profit a man to leave his patrimony
, Thr. Hom. 94.9 . nír
shúail ní ris bud shamalta leiss, TBC 5025 . ní ba suaill inní
fris `not trifling did that seem to him', CCath. 663 . is suaill in
60t-olcc do-rígnis, PH 6473 . nocha nfuil ceol . . . | nár shuaill
fogar . . . | acht a canadh C., SG 109.10 . súaill inní as buide
le bocht the poor man is thankful for little, ZCP vii 268 § 6 .
a Athsa toir | ac nar suaill m'ághsa where I fought strenuously,
Irish Texts ii 10 § 2 . suaill id ghuinse . . . | a fuilse id dheoidh
65go ndortaid it will not suffice, Aithd. D. 92.3 . ba suaill um
fhochraibh th'aighneas `poor would be your arguments com-
pared to mine
', Content. xxii 24 . do chíos-sa ní ba suail síth
`thy tribute was powerful for peace', Dán Dé xxvi 24 . suaill
gach duine go D. no one is of account compared with D., Caithr.
70Thoirdh. 44.3 .
(b) In chevilles: ni suail, SR 1465 . nir suaill sin, BCC 390.4 .
nī sūaill in sein, ZCP viii 113.z . ní suaill, Laws iv 42.5 Comm .
(c) In phrases. (is) s. ¤ nach almost, nearly : is súail naptar
decra daill `they were wonders for a blind man almost to see',
75 Met. Dinds. iii 372.95 . robo súail nárbo secc-marb, 400.22 .
suail nach farroeblaṅgatar in bruiden `they almost leaped the
mansion
', CRR 15 (20.y) . is suail nach fatha conais dait a
romét ros molais, TBC 3344 . as suaill narbo nar leis a nderna
do dánacht gloir, CCath. 5018 . súail nach táinic mo tiuglecht,
80 RC xxiii 410 § 20 . is [s]uaill nar fhāg síad a n-anmain d'ecla
in mara, KMMisc. 319.6 . buaidhreadh . . . | ón suaill nach
snámhaid snáithe m'anma neóill which almost causes me to
swoon away
, Hackett xii 32 . Note also: ba sūaill tra co
rroibdithe in curach cona lucht, Corm. Y 1059 ( Anecd. iv 92 )
85= ba suaill tra nach báite in curach, Corm. 37.1 . is s. ¤ má
hardly, scarcely : as suaill ma ro bhaoí do chlandaibh na gC.
. . . a comhmór do écht ar a inmhe féin, FM v 1700.6 . as
suaill má ro faccbadh leó baile gan brisedh, 1744.23 . ba suaill
má ro hairigheadh iad, vi 2084.5 .
(d) Attributively (rare): téit ma sech in saegul suail, LL
5 306b27 . nā sir (sic leg.) fis do tsāegail shūaill, ZCP vii 301 § 1 .
ní gníomh suaill, FM ii 674.8 .
(e) Adv.: ni suail rosainig not feebly did he protect her, Arch.
Hib. ii 70 § 9 .
II As subst. [n.]: is suail romfera `it is little that suffices me',
10 Wb. 24b15 . ar ní hinfhíadnaisi acht fri cach súaill cannot give
valid evidence except in trifling matters
, Críth Gabl. 35 . ōn
laithiu romc[h]uitc[h]estuir | sūaill a n-aiscidh rohsīress I
made few requests in vain
(?), ZCP vii 305.30 . With follg. DE:
suaill bec don arbur, Laws iv 52.21 Comm . suaill dib `but few
15of them
', 164.x Comm . is suail dia n-echuibh nach faghuibh
bas gach bliadain, Marco P. 175 . Of time: ba suail do Níall
. . . | co toracht creitem dil Dé `it was a short space from N.',
Met. Dinds. ii 38.43 . ri suail `for a short while', Auraic. 1604 =
ní súail, 5366 . ? gidh suail ó ané gus aniogh, Dán Dé xxv 5 .
20In phr. acht s. ¤ almost, nearly : luid dar formna lái acht suáil,
LL 109b19 ( RC xiv 414 § 26 ). co romarb í acht suaill, Thr. Ir.
Gl. xliii 17 . Cf. go ro scaichsett a laochradh acht súaill biucc,
Leb. Gab. 144.26 . ? bronntach suaill na suadh do mealladh
`who beguiled the needs of learned sages', Ó Bruad. i 142.15 .