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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 .

25 1 súaimnech adj o, ā (cf. sóinmech?) Occas. súainmech. peaceful,
tranquil, calm, at rest : ní suaimnech soréidh an sét sin `calm',
RC xxviii 318 § 32 . tathamh súaimhneach, Sc.G.St. iv 138.4 .
'na héanchlár shuaimhneach shíthe (of a territory), TD 32.77 .
maille re tighibh dídin ┐ re cumdaighibh suainmecha, De
30Contemptu 1517 v.l. robdar certa suaimnech[a] na síona, FM
i 96.10 . ní derca suaimnecha soin (of eyes), 24 P 21, 245.19 .
bás suaimhneach, TSh. 8522 . dobudh suaimhnech ar ccumann
gus anois a n-aonionadh, Comp. Con C. 125.5 . Of persons:
mo thriath suaimhneach síothchána `gentle', A. Ó Dálaigh
35 lii 27 . ris an ríoghraidh | mir séimh suaimhnigh, DDána
111.20 . do-ní sinn suaimhneach . . . | do linn uaibhreach
fheirgci-se, 88.19 . suaimhneach dá gach dhuine dhíobh | gan
mharthain d'fhulang fairbríogh (of a dead chief and poet),
73.25 . bu suaimhnech tostach na hAlbonaigh san oidhche,
40 Cín Lae Ó Meall. 12.10 . suaimhneach an fear téad nár mheath,
Measgra D. 7.124 (see Gloss.).
Compar.: dala . . . na lethe thess do Chonnachtaib nirbo
ciuine doib ┐ nirbo suamnige, Ann. Conn. 1225.14 . iondus
gomadh luaithidi ┐ coma shuaimhidhighi (sic) do ghebhadh
45Dia iat = iocundius, ITS xxix 181.3 .
Adv.: nír bhó suaimhnech sádhal ro leiccsiot don gobernóir
`they allowed the Lord Justice . . . neither ease nor rest', FM vi
2030.12 . má d'fhuiling sé go suaibhneach an droch-smuaintiu-
ghadh, Donl. 380.12 . ó áitreabhus sé go suáimhnech láimh
50riot `securely', Prov. iii 29 . chum ar m-beatha do chaitheamh
go suaimhneach, 1 Tim. ii 2 . go . . . suaimhnigheach, Keat.
Poems 379 (metri gratia).
As subst. (of women): gun t-suaibhnigh úir fhor bhfaeiligh
Misc. Celt. Soc. 350.6 . suaimhneach shéaghain bhéilghlic
55 Hackett x 10 .

2 súaimnech xsee súainmech.

súaimnes n u and o,m. (cf. 1 súaimnech) peace, tranquillity, ease,
rest : ro fháccaibh Ere gan síth gan suaimhnes, FM vi 2138.13 .
maeidhig tír an Turcaigh féin | suaimhneas acu ar n-ég Ch.,
60 Misc. Celt. Soc. 376.8 . mothuighidh suaimhneas ┐ sádhaile
'na mheanmain, TSh. 2992 . gan socamhal ná suaimhneas . . .
do bheith aige, 9892 . do chonnairc sé gur mhaith an ní
súaimhneas, Gen. xlix 15 . greim tur, ┐ súaimhnios maille ris,
Prov. xvii 1 . gur thuar suaimhneasa don fhíréan, TSh. 8567 .
65 sábóid shúaimhneasa, Exod. xxxv 2 . do iarraidh suaimhnis,
Hy Fiachr. 124.11 . ag iomruagadh suaimhnis na subháilceadh
a meanmain an duine, TSh. 9545 . suaimhneas na namadán
`the ease of the simple', Prov. i 32 . dochum suaimhnis na
neithe n-aimsirdha = in prosperis, ITS xxix 125.9 . suaimmis
70(sic) spioradalta, 147.4 . suaimhneas comhnaighthe fixed abode,
MS. Mat. 561.12 .

súaimnige n iā,f. (1 súaimnech) an tsúaimnighe, IGT Abstr.
Nouns 85 . = súaimnes: comhurtha suainmhighi, Laud 610,
19b38 = samrigi, LB 152a54 . suainmhidhi, ITS xxix 113.27 .

75 súaimnigid v(1 súaimnech) reposes, is at rest : ra dorchaig
th'fholt indiu ┐ ra suanmig do rosc your eye has become dim(?),
TBC 3653 . do bhríogh gur shuaimhnigh nó gur chumhsanuigh
sé = requievit, TSh. 5822 .

súaine xsee súainem.

80 súainem n n,m. Later also o and u. súaineamh o,m., IGT Decl.
§ 11 (54.31) . súaineamh, o and u,m., § 28 . súainimh, lochdach,
ib. g s. suainemna, Anecd. i 1.12 . Note also: suaine a sleagh
(: truaille) `thongs', TD 9.29 .
(a) rope, cord, string : suainemh .i. tét, O'Dav. 1492 . int
85suaneman gl. funis, Ml. 37d5 . tri deligud inna crích honaib
suanemnaib, 37d11 . suánemuin do dénum i n-aidchi, Wb.
24d14 (see note). dénum suainemun i n-aidchi, 26b17 . Of
retrieving objects of value by means of ropes (see Thurn.,
ZCP xv 259 ): cro fir saiges a suainemnaib `who advances by
ropes
', Laws v 236.15 .i. timartain in fir innsaidhis a suainem-
5naib na teite; in rodaide no in tallaige, iar testu na teite
roime, .i. a cliab co suainemnaib teiti, 238.15 Comm . ( O'Dav.
1492 ). turchlu a suainemnad (suainemnaib, O'C. 1799 , 23 Q 6,
42a ) .i. ini dobeir ar clo, is tar in ti saighes ris im suainemain,
Laws v 298.12 , 300. 18 Comm . See turchlu. is lēim alboilcc
10.i. suainem tar blái foa ndichet carpat, O'Mulc. 759 . no
clistís errid Ulod for súanemnaib tarsnu on dorus diarailiu,
LU 10138 . ind long . . . doleced do nim, ┐ cethri suanimain
esti, 1953 ( FA 2 ) = co cethri suainemnu, LB ( IT i 171.23 ). no
shíned a shuanemain eter da chualli, LL 125a13 . co tarut
15suainem im bragait I., PH 2312 . do-rigne sroigill do shuai-
nemnaib becca, 4526 . ceṅgaltar a lám iarum dia thóeb co
suanemnaib, RC iii 184.28 . dusrelged síos fris na suainemh-
naibh, FM vi 1898.4 .
(b) thong or loop of a spear : faga feig . . . co suanemnaib loga,
20 TBC 2738 . ar slegaib . . . go suanemnaib lín, 3571 . tuc a
chorrmér gaiscid i ssuainim na sleighe, Acall. 7709 . ro meb-
datar a slegha ┐ a foghadha . . . i tollaib a suainemh, CCath.
2127 . ro coirighsit a coirrmera . . . i suainemnaiph . . . a fogad
feig, 5552 . do rad F. a mhéur hi suainemh an fhogha, FM vi
251978.18 . bera . . . co suathnemaib sita, Cog. 160.27 . co tarrla
in ga . . . annsa Dub Sailind conuige a suainemh, Comp. Con
C. 110.5 . súainimh re sleaghaibh dá snaidhm, IGT Decl. ex.
440 . go leagh snáth gacha suainimh, Aithd. D. 21.8 . a
samhnuidhibh na sleighe, ITS xxiv 42.21 .
30(c) Of rivers course, confluence (?): suanem S., suainem E.,
suanem B., ┐ is é sin Comar na tri nUisci, Rawl. B 512, 76vb9 .
Bun Suainmi, 8 = Bun Suinbhi, BB 22b16 - 18 . rangator tra
as sin co M., día ngaror Bun Suainmhe aniu .i. suainemh S.,
suainemh E., ┐ suainem B., Leb. Gab. 12.4 . go Bun Suaimhne,
35eadhon Cumar-na-dtrí-n-uisge, áit a bhfuil suaineamh S. ┐ F.
┐ B., Keat. i 144.80 .
(d) In literary contexts. Of the versification of the Senchus
Már: airdugdu[i]r in tSencusa . . . atrechtadur suainemain
filidechta fou la Patraic `who put a thread of poetry around it
40for Patrick
', Laws i 22.z Comm . dorat suainemain fai, 38.9
Comm . = adracht suainemhain fou, O'C. 756 ( H. 3.18, 358a ).
In name of a metre: suaínem domhunghuírt, IT iii 103 § 200 .
Perh. also in: sūainem Segsa, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 56 § 36 .
See 1 súaithnid.