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samain n f. g s. usually samna (i-stem); but samnae, AU i 254.3
may indicate ī- stem, see Ó Máille, Language of AU p. 144 .
80 samhain f., IGT Decl. § 10 (53.1) . See Ped. ii 56 .
The first of November, the festival held on that date, in relig.
contexts All Saints' Day, All Hallows. (a) slúaig Helair . . . |
sóerait s. ¤ síanaig, Fél. Nov. 1 ; samuin [.i.] samfuin .i. bas in
tsamraid, Fél.² clxvi . samhain .i. samhfhuin .i. fuin an
85tsamhraidh; fuin .i. criochnughadh, O'Cl. o shamuin, edhón
sam-fuin .i. fuin an tsamraid ann. Ar is dé (= dí) roinn nobid
for an mpliadain and .i. in samrad (sic leg.) o beltine co samfuin
┐ in gemred o samfuin co beltine. Nó samsun .i. sam-suan
.i. is ann sin feraid sam suana, ZCP iii 245 § 55 (Tochm. Em.).
ón lúan iar s. ¤ . . . cosin cétain iar n-imolg, TBC² 1821 = on
5lúan re s. ¤ , TBC 2472 . ar badair oslaicte sidha Erenn im s. ¤ do
gres, air ni feta diamair dia samna do gres for sidaib, RC v
202.16 . cuired Samna ar fhóir Emna, Ir. Texts ii 64 § 7 . ó
thá samhain go samhrodh (the usual time for visiting), TD
9.14 . on tsamhfuin . . . go féil Brénainn, FM v 1540.y . a
10gabhail gacha samhna `every hallow tide', BNnÉ 252 § 207 .
(b) explicitly of the festival of S.: co ndernad feiss na Samna
la Conchobar i nEmain Macha, MU² 30 . oc ferthain óenaig
na samna, LU 3224 ( SC 1 ). conid de sin atát na trenae samna
sechnón na hErend, 3227 ( SC 1 ). Of the festival held at Tara:
15 do chathim fessi Temrach ar cech s. ¤ , 4210 . fes Temra cecha
samna . . . ┐ óenach Tailten cech lúgnasaid, 4211 , cf. IT iii
198 § 55 .
(c) with prec. adaig, día, lá: co mbad i n-aidchi samna no
írrtha orgain Brudne, ┐ conid din tendáil út lentar tendal
20samna o sin co sudiu, BDD 69 . cech fer do Ultaib na tair-
cébad aidchi samna dochum nEmna, Ériu iv 26 § 14 . atbail
. . . Moingfinn aidche samna; . . . conid de do garar féil
Moingfinne frisin s. ¤ ocon daescarshluag, ár ba chumachtach
side ┐ bantuathaid . . . conid de cuindgit mná ┐ daescarsluag
25itcheda aidchi samna fuirri, SG 332.6 - 10 . adhaigh Samhna,
Aithd. D. 26.22 . die samnae, AU i 254.3 . día Samna, Sc. M²
24e . tri lá ría samfuin . . . ┐ lathe na samna feisne, LU 3223
( SC 1 ). ticedh co Temhraig i líthlaithi na samhna gacha
bliadhna, Acall. 1666 . lá Samhna, Aithd. D. 11.12 .
30(d) legal: im telguin in brog-feoir don senbaili im S. ¤ , Laws i
132.15 Comm . (see telcud). As date used in assessing age and
therefore value of animals: in da scripull cetna air o berther
e cus in samuin is nesa `from its birth till the next November
ensuing
' (a cow), Laws ii 240.14 Comm . in banb samna the b.
35born (due for payment
?) at s., O'Dav. 978 . trí scripaill ar in
mboin ó s. ¤ imach cus in mbelltainni is nesa, O'Don. 932
( H. 3.17, 658b ).
In n.pr. Maelsamna comarba Cainnigh, AU i 484.14 =
Maolsamhna, CS 220.2 .

40 samairle n m. cub, whelp. As pejorative of persons: samhair-
lighe pláis, Tribes of Irel. 66.6 . suairle caile, ZCP v 211.241
(Midn. Court), s. ¤ caillighe, v.l. As n.pr. (Sc.): Somairle Ane-
loigh mac Aenghusa Mic Domnaill, AU iii 466.z . Somhairle
Mac Giollabrighde, rí Innsi Gall, FM ii 920.7 .

45 samaisc n f. heifer . See RC vii 36 - 7 , KZ xxviii 290 . Spelling
samṡeisc suggests deriv. from 1 sam+sesc `summer-dry',
adopted by Meyer, ZCP vii 509 § 11 , Thurn. ZCP xiv 341 ,
Binchy, Críth Gabl. p. 106 .
(a) i rriocht samhaisci finne óderge, TBC 2293 = i rricht
50samaisce maíle, LU 6212 . is cáin . . . in tsh. ¤ , IT i 72.15 .
dlegtair . . . samaisci móra bale na bít tairb, 16 . cóica samaisci,
TBC 93 . in Dond Cualnge . . . ┐ cóica samṡeisci immi de
samascib, 1489 . coica samaisce leis dia shamascib, 1528 .
cárna samaisci, TBFr. 250 . dia n-airbera samuisci cona
55huilib iardaigib .i. mane esadar samuisc, O'Dav. 1092 . ii s. ¤ ,
iii samaisce , Auraic. 5764 (bó-ogam).
(b) as unit of value (see ZCP xiv 341 , xv 256 ): s. ¤ i llethbeirt
`two year old heifer' (Gloss.), Críth Gabl. 212 , see p. 106 . ite
a ḟeich .i. cetheora samaisce, LB 204b57 = cetheoir samaisci,
60 Anecd. iii 22.14 . Usually equated with sét: tri seoit .i. tri
samaisci, Laws i 186.17 Comm . for cuic setaib, v 388.19 .i.
cuic samhaisce, 23 Comm . But note: cuic seoit, d'a tecait da
ba ┐ s. ¤ , 486.5 Comm . See sét.

samalta verbal of nesess. of 2 samlaid to be likened to, com-
65parable to, like .
(a) with FRI: s. ¤ leam fri hōrsnath . . . nō re buidi mbech . . .
cach ōenḟinda don [ḟ]ult sin I would compare . . . to . . ., TBC²
2566 . ba s. ¤ ra sebacc . . . na ra tetag n-allaid . . . da ech
Conculaind, TBC 3381 . cunid s. ¤ ra cír ṁbethi . . . glantaitnem
70a fhuilt, MU² 585 . s. ¤ ra corcair lossa liac . . . a gnúis, 588 . ba
s. ¤ fri herball fiadeich in mong, RC xxiv 196.16 . ba s. ¤ fri
deread shnechta i claidib cach n-alt . . . di, 198.z . commá
samaltá ré céol aingel gach urlabra, 384.20 . nír ṡúail ní ris
bud ṡ. ¤ leiss acht mar bad hí in ḟirmiment do thuitted he could
75not compare it with anything small
, TBC 5026 . ba s. ¤ re Meidb
na beth penning a selba lé it seemed to M., 83 . gur ba samhalta
uaitheadha iorghaile . . . na nUlltach . . . ré doire, CRR² 29 (86.5) .
samhalta . . . fri dā lēige a fod its length was about two
leagues
, Fl. Earls 84.1 , cf. 250.15 . With inverted comparison:
80 béal ren samhalta snuadh subh, TD 27.42 . gnúis gheal re
samhalta sneachta, PBocht 9.13 . With DO: samalta d'adhbar
airdríogh, Duan. Finn ii 78.12 .
(b) with OCUS: combo s. ¤ ┐ snáth óirṡnáith cach finna, TBC
2716 (fri horsnath, v.l.) = comba s. ¤ ┐ snāth ōir, TBC² 2027 .
85 coma s. ¤ i[n] nuall sin ┐ tulborb fogragud na cruinni, TTebe
1284 .
(c) with clause: ba s. ¤ combo hí in muir tísad dar múraib it
seemed as if
, MU² 498 . ba samulta na taidled in talmain ar a
luas dorethad he seemed not to touch the ground, TTebe 2463 .
ba s. ¤ . . . co tuiced in t-ech a n-erbairt-sium ria, 3497 . badh
5samhalta go bhfrais-diubhraicdís . . . mion-chlocha na maighi,
CRR² 23 (74.26) .