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45 1 sul, suil (résiu+ro, see Stokes, CCath. Gloss . s.v. sú) con- junction folld. by rel. form of verb. With lenition of follg.
consonant when folld. directly by verb (see DDána Gloss . );
but the combinations sul a, sul fo cause nasalization except
in the past tense of regular verbs. Also sol, soil, Fl. Earls
50 70.10 , Luc. Fid. 237.2 . siul, TBC 3475 = sīu, TBC² 2672 . re
sul, AU ii 224.4 . sul added in marg. after síu, PH 1042 . ? as
suil , ML² 2096 (in verse). sul a gcuirthear, Dánta Gr. 26.26 .
sul ar ghabh sí, SG 1.9 . sul fó dtugam, Oss. iv 144.9 . sul fó
dtáinig, vi 66.7 . With follg. neg. sul nach sgarud, ZCP vi
55105.5 . sul nar fagaibh, St. Ercuil 1052 . The form sul is incor-
rect in syll. verse according to 24 P 8, 238 cited Aithd. D. Gloss .
(a) before . With indic.: sul tarraid a n-etráin, TBC 4579 .
suil adralsat a ngliaid nglé, Met. Dinds. iii 272.35 . sul do
fhacaib Meadb in mag, 364.113 . suil do baistedh in naoidhin,
60 BNnÉ 132.10 . suil tarla i dtoirchim, TD 24.33 . sul táinig
Pádraic, Keat. i 226.16 . suil do bhí an talamh ann `or ever
the earth was
', Prov. viii 23 . siul gairmes in cailech, TBC 3475 .
sul éirgius lucht in baile, SG 243.16 . bláth ar n-olc sul aibghi-
gheas, DDána 11.15 . na trí chonnsuine dhég . . . suil chuireas
65.h. a n-iomad áirmhe íad until they are increased by the addition
of h
, IGT Introd. § 1 (1.15) . sul sguirfeas mé `before I cease',
Content. v 47 . sul íosfam iad, TSh. 8897 .
With condit.: sul do féadfaidhe ar n-eadráin before we could
be separated
, Content. xv 20 . sol ticfadh ēn-ghloine . . . este,
70 Fl. Earls 70.10 .
With subjunctive: sul donéor mo mudu, TBC 3078 . sul-
bustrasta imbarach before this time tomorrow, 4271 (sul tí, v.l.).
sul deach ar saoghal seachoinn `ere my life be spent', Dán Dé
iv 8 . suil tí ara thoil, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 172.3 . a héideadh Dé
75sul dheachar, DDána 58.19 . sul dechus grian fai, Fier. 26 . ro
marbadh é féin inn . . . re sul budh cenn mís (impf. subj.?),
AU ii 224.4 .
(b) before in sense of rather than that, lest . With subj.: créad
nár áirmhis tríochaid céad | sul do churthaoi im leith-si bréag
80 rather than that I should be accused of a lie, Content. v 150 .
With future: is erlam sinde fri bás . . . síu (sul) dogénum
édpart do na deeb we are ready to die rather than make sacrifice
to the gods
, PH 1042 . suil bhus saoghlach sinn rather than that
I should live
, TD 11.38 . With conditional: sul do chífed a oidi
85. . . amlaid sin hí rather than that her foster-father should see her
thus
, Acall. 2986 . suil do beradh taobh . . . | le drochbreithir
nD., Cog. 88.24 . suil do cluinfinn an t-allmurach ac rád na
m-briathar so, CF 942 . sul dobeinn isin carcair-so, ZCP vi
100.17 . sol tiocfadh a dtimchioll an b[hoile], Cín Lae Ó
Meall. 46.20 .
5(c) Hence rather than that, lest : sul lenus sé in chalann (of
the soul), O'Gr. Cat. 446.14 . With pres. subj.: suil sgara sinne
. . . ruibh, Aithd. D. 92.22 . sul mhealla sé sinn ar-aon | ná
féach ar an bhfolt lest it beguile both of us, Dánta Gr. 16.65 .
suil bheas aimhréidh eatarra `lest there be disagreement between
10them
', TD 24.3 . sul dheach meas ar méad mo chean, DDána
7.24 . With impf. subj.: suil tísiodh oilbhéim lest reproach
should come
, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 208.18 .

2 sul: n s. ¤ .i. grian, inde dicitur dari sulut , O'C. 120 ( H. 3.18, 74a ).
See Stokes Celt. Decl. p. 23 .

15 sulbair adj i (2 so+labar) Later suilbir. (a) eloquent, well-spoken (of
speech and persons): mad s. ¤ . . . in precept, Wb. 8a5 . manip
s. ¤ , 12 . ni sulbir in bríathar gl. sermo contemptibilis, 17b4 . cid
sulbir oc aisṅdís, 27a8 . arcades .i. sulbari nó fissidi, Thes. ii
47.4 (as subst.?). brígfaidh Andcrist proicept s. ¤ , Snedg. u.
20Mac Riagla 12 § 59 . epscop Senach s. ¤ `bishop Senach the elo-
quent
', Fél. Aug. 21 . sulbaire espai `eloquent on trifles' (of
women), Tec. Corm. § 16.83 . fer suilbir . . . ┐ ba comdes isna
primbelraib, LB 150b41 . fer suilbir soingthe (= soithnge)
soagallmha, FM v 1704.2 . In comic n.pr.: mac seidhe sethar
25Sodhua Suluaire, Anecd. ii 54.z .
(b) cheerful, affable, genial, merry : s. ¤ gl. lepida, Sg. 91b3 .
linpaite 'na ngablaib | fri sirtraite s. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 220.46 .
bá suilbhir dogrés, Cóir Anm. 168 . dream go méin suilbhir,
DDána 17.32 . is tú . . . | thug mé . . . go neamhshuilbhir who
30hast made me sad
, 65.2 . mise go ndíoghrais uimpi, | 's gan í
go suilbhir umainn, Dánta Gr. 58.4 . foillsighidh aghaidh
shuilbhir = hilarem vultum facit, 23 K 42, 121.6 . dream . . .
soilbhir súbhach, Oss. iv 66.19 . an tí bhronnus gu
soilbhir, 2 Cor. ix 7 . Of weather: i n-aimsir shuilbhir shuirgh-
35igh shíne, Keat. Poems 878 . Note also: ba menmnach suilbir
iat do chur in chatha optimistic (?), SG 50.7 . óir as faoilidh fír-
suilbhir friot an uair si hé (of God) well-disposed, favourable ,
BNnÉ 234.2 . go niompóighe an tighearna a ghnúis shuilbhir
ribh, Numb. vi 25 .
40 Compar. and superl.: nach facaidh talamh . . . budh suil-
bhire daoine, TSh. 3739 . sgáth a dheirbhfhine an séimhfhear
as suilbhire, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 146.4 .
Compd. an fheadhain shaor shuilbhearchonnail, DDána 89.1 .

sulbaire n iā,f. (sulbair) later suilbire. Also spelt sulgaire.
45(a) eloquence, readiness of speech, fluency, rhetoric : sulbhaire
.i. deagh urlabhra, O'Cl. s. ¤ degbelrai, Ml. 89c16 . sruth s. ¤ ind
labartha, 89d3 . inna s. ¤ gl. oratoriarum, Sg. 9a6 . air indi atreba
sulbairi gl. rethoricus, 33a31 . inchosc s. ¤ , 209b11 . s. ¤ gl. coturnus,
Acr. 35b1 ( Thes. ii 9 ). hisin cethramad ceniul na s. ¤ romanta
50`rhetoric', Hib. Min. 440 . a sos, a sodelb, a sulbairi, Ériu iv
146 § 24 . ar sulbhuire a innsce from the fluency of his speech,
Laws iv 356.5 Comm . Cf. v 28.13 Comm . ar tshulgaire a
innscni (of the ánruth), O'C. 1948 ( H. 4.22, 4 ). ara shuilbere,
IT iii 92 § 134 . trí indchoisc ordain do duine .i. sodelb, sáire,
55s. ¤ , Triads 254 . sulbair ro dolbsat filedu sulgaire na faidble
bréci, LB 238(c)b49 (ACC). aircetal no sulghaire (gl. ernae fo
fris), Anecd. v 27 n. 8 . ? noco sulgaire labarta, BB 498a2 =
nidam comshulbir laburtha fritt, Alex. 827 = comsubeis,
Anecd. v 2.8 . ? as leór so do solbraib sreth | barr beg do
60gnímaib cáinbreth `this is enough of eloquence . . .', Ériu iv
138.11 (or to sulbair?). ar s. ¤ sluinn siarain glossed: ar sola-
barthaighe, Leb. Gab. 130.6 .
(b) cheerfulness, affability, merriment : s. ¤ gl. lepus, Sg. 50b7 .
suilbire, MU² 693 v.l. for chóemi ┐ suilbere ┐ dág-besaib, PH
65 831 . suilbhire ┐ easguidheacht san gcrabhadh readiness,
alacrity
, Luc. Fid. 155.11 . cia fochain na suilbire ut ar N.
mirth, D iv 2, 42ra38 . an tshuilbhire, Desid. 6693 .

sulbairigidir v(sulbair) is eloquent, fluent (in speech, prayer,
etc.): sulbairiged gl. oret, Wb. 12d9 . sulbirigfer spiritu et
70mente , 12d12 . cia sulbiriger gl. si orem lingua, 12d10 . bad
samlith sulbairichthe co n-etarceirt gl. qui loquitur lingua,
12d8 . Vn. g s. hua accuiss sulbairichthe gl. urbanitatis `because
of politeness
', Sg. 45b3 .

sulbairigthid n i,m. (sulbairigidir) eloquent person, merry person :
75s. ¤ gl. exorator, Ml. 73d9 . sulbairegthid gl. lepos, Sg. 67b17 .

súlchar adj o, ā (súil+car?). See Met. Dinds. iv p. 436 and Gloss .
In Fl. Earls súlchair. beautiful (?), pleasant, agreeable, affable,
cheerful . Of persons: Mac Echach . . . | tuc in sóer-data sul-
chair, Met. Dinds. iii 134.6 . ní baí bad chaíme 'na ré | bad
80saíre, bad súlchaire (sic leg.), iv 228.10 . aran mbuidhin suairc
sulchair (: Dūnchaid), BNnÉ 272 § 244 . Maelodor mīad sūl-
c[h]ar sóer (: Dūnchad), ZCP viii 302.15 . 'mar saormhacaibh
súlchara, DDána 65.25 . a ghéag shúlchar Shíotha Truim
(: rúnchar), 101.9 . As subst. an treas urchar (sic leg.) do rad
85A. | fan sulchar `at the beloved one', Galway Arch. Soc. Jn. vii
58 § 15 .
Of things: dechelt Crimthainn, cét cumal, | s. ¤ sét na sáer-
luban `a gaudy treasure', Met. Dinds. iv 220.18 . cruit baoi
istigh . . . | dar liom fa sulcharr in séud, Mann. and Cust. iii
223.x . na sreb sulchar, Hy Fiachr. 226.10 . go ráith súlchair
5Nuadhan Neacht (: múchtair), Aithd. D. 16.44(a) .
Adv. molaim na sluaig co sulchar, Met. Dinds. iii 362.88 .
gabhuis chuige go honōrach sulchair (sic) degh-aighthech iad,
Fl. Earls 186.21 . go sulchair, 226.6 .