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10 saeb adj o, ā (a) lit. crooked, aslant, askew : s. ¤ .i. claen, Lec. Gl. 81 .
dar sál fairrge sruthsóeba (saebsrotha, v.l.) `of the sea's treacher-
ous waters
', Met. Dinds. ii 28.22 . in oculis eius ista obliquitas
fuit .i. co s. ¤ ro derc for a aite, Fél. 112.20 . gomadh saobh a
rosc ┐ a radharc ag Iodh (result of a blow), ZCP x 295.30 . Cf.
15 buille saebh forsna sūile (infirmity of old age), ZCP vi 268.16 ;
saobh `blind', O'R.
(b) more commonly in moral sense perverted, perverse, fro-
ward. In late lang. oft. acquires added meaning of stupid,
silly: sáib a n-iress gl. reprobi circa fidem, Wb. 30c19 . dinaib
20saibaib gl. adversariis, Ml. 38c20 . doini saibibem gl. peruersi-
simi homines, 3a5 (for form see Thurn. Gr., p. 234 ). a chenél
soeb! PH 1384 . locc adnaicthi deorad ┐ doine sóim ṅdochene-
lach (of Aceldama), ZCP xvii 229.y . an dream is saobh
slighthe = quorum viae perversae sunt, TSh. 1742 , cf. 5011 .
25 trūag do sāebaib conar pity for those who follow evil courses (a
sign of degenerate times), Arch. iii 241 § 13 . teora saobha
sanasa | Clainni Cuind `crooked counsels', BNnÉ 302 § 9 .
dáoine . . . noch laibhéorus neithe sáobha, Acts xx 30 . blicht
seirci sāib 'na hagaid (sic leg.) `a spell of false love' (?), Ériu iv
30178.13 (adj. seems to refer to blicht).
(c) of weather deranged, unseasonable : sīna sāebha, ZCP viii
196.2 . is gó flatha dober sína saíba for tūatha clóena, xi
82 § 25 . truaillnither . . . triasna sínaib saebu, PH 4241 . See
Measgra D., p. 262 .
35(d) false, misleading, unjust, ill-judged : co a sloind nít saéba
sunna | mo raind chaema chutrumma `misleading', Met. Dinds.
iii 76.135 . bó as gach baile, ni saobh soin (of tribute to a
monastery), BNnÉ 255 § 213 . in lá rucad, ba sóeb sin, |
tressiu in mac indá a máthair, Met. Dinds. iii 176.115 . s. ¤
40leam mo díchell don droing | do díchenn Mael seng Sechlainn
I deem insufficient (?), Ir. Texts ii 13 § 20 . ní s. ¤ lib `you do not
think it deceitful
' (of using devices to avoid metrical faults),
Auraic. 2065 . a nemghlóir as saobh re seal (of Ireland), O'Gr.
Cat. 466.19 . ? ro hiorgabadh muinnter an filed. Indollais
45(= indar lais) biodh saoph it seemed to him an unjust proceed-
ing
(?), ZCP vii 305.3 (B. na filed). díomus do ládh 'nar
leith-ne | saobh adhbhar a ainmnighthe `foolish is the reason
for so calling me
', Content. viii 26 . gleic na suadh saobh an
cogadh sages in conflict, an unnatural war, xi 13 . saobh an ní
50fá dtugais láimh `stupid was your effort', xxvii 15 . mairg
uaisligheas an éigse | saobh an cheard a coimhéid-se, xxx 1 .
saobh nach aithnighe . . . | nach tráth dhuit dul ar díthchéill,
DDána 1.15 . As subst. ní creidthe ód dhán | nach dearna
saobh ná seachrán `foolish partiality', Content. vi 115 .
55Compds. (a) usually with nouns. ¤ airde: dogéna sáibfirtu
et sáibairde gl. signís et prodigís mendacibus, Wb. 26a20 .
¤ apstal false apostle : amal dongniat heritic et saibapstil,
Wb. 30b24 . sóibapstil, 8c19 . 17d10 . fri sáibapstalu , 16b4 .
fobith inna soebapstal, 18d1 . ¤ ben: do sní saomná ┐ a sás
60`foolish women', Aithd. D. 1.2 . ¤ breith false judgement : i
ssáib[b]retha, RC xxvi 40 § 214 (see under -recht infra).
¤ chomairlige (-id?) false counsellor : niptar saobchomairlighe
conacartha dosom, Anecd. ii 63.17 . ¤ dliged: in saeibhdliged
sin ara roibi A. `wicked practice', Marco P. 13 . ¤ fháid false
65 prophet : ní n-erbba do shōebfháthib, ZCP xi 87 § 51 . druidi ┐
saebfhaithe, Anecd. iii 32.29 . i tig in tshaebfátha, PH 8402 .
¤ fháitsine: anno cluined in s., Trip.² 801 . ¤ fhiurt see
under ¤ airde. ¤ fhorcetal false teaching : soebforcetul
Símoin in druad, PH 1736 . sóifid cách a dán i sáibforcital ┐
70i saibintliucht, RC xxvi 42 § 223 . ¤ fhorcetlaid: na saebh-
fhoircetlaidi ┐ na bregaire sin, Lism. L. 1513 . ¤ glés
( ¤ chless) one of Cú Chulaind's feats (consisting of turning his
body round inside his skin): rolae sāebglés dīberge dá churp
i mmedón a chrocind, TBC² 1932 = TBC 2593 . Cf. nos-gabat
75sáebglés ndíberge forsna díbergaib, BDD 153 . ¤ gaeth eddy-
ing wind : sitgail na saebgaithi, TTebe 1972 . ¤ léim: bedg,
no redg, no lua, no saebleim `false spring', Laws iii 180.17
Comm. ra lingestair saebléim isin ṁBoind, CRR 25 . ¤ mám:
nach mug . . . forsa tabarthar sáebmám isin domnach `wrong-
80ful bondage
', Ériu ii 194 § 9 . ¤ níam: nocon é in saeb-niam
sar-nua `specious splendour', Met. Dinds. iv 340.30 . ? ¤ rath:
ise fer inso dona timdibhenar a dhire cid saebratha, Laws iv
356.2 Comm. ¤ recht: sóifither ecna i soibrechta, RC xxvi 40
§ 214 v.l. (see above under ¤ breith). for saigtib saoibrechtae,
85 Anecd. ii 48.13 . corus marb i n-óenfhecht de | tria sáeb-recht
súain serb-dige `sleep-bringing spell' (or for saeb-bricht?), Met.
Dinds. iv 14.24 . ¤ ríagail: ac sidib co saebriaglaib, LL 27b49 .
¤ shacart: saibsacart gl. seodopontifice, Ml. 75d3 . ¤ shanas:
in tres saobh-sanus Lethe Cuinn `one of the three crooked coun-
sels
' (expulsion of Mo Chuda from Rahen), BNnÉ 302 § 9 .
5 ¤ shruth: tar saebhsrothaib (sic leg.) sál, Hy Maine 92.15 .
síon na saobhshroth treacherous streams, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
144.167 . ¤ shuidiugud false arrangement: trefocal . . . cen
sáebshuidiugud .i. díalt ic frecra d' íarcomruc i n-urd bairdne,
Arch. iii 293.10 . ¤ thonn: do sguiredar na saobh-thonna dā
10sibal `turbulent waves' (Gloss.), ML² 716 . ¤ uisce: sōit srotha
saebusci `eddies', Ériu vii 4.23 .
(b) with nouns to form adjj.: ¤ derc squint-eyed : Sarán
Saoibhderc, BNnÉ 231 § 142 ( Keat. iii 1827 ). ¤ ruisc (g s.):
Nindedh Saebhruisc, Lism. L. 4142 .
15(c) with adjj.: ¤ dall: súile saobh-dhalla `crooked and blind'
(Gloss.), TSh. 6613 . ¤ dían: sruth-aibhne . . . saeb-diana,
MR 240.15 . ¤ millte ( ¤ milliud?): na siangártha sáebhmíllti
sídhi so, Comp. Con C. 83.1 . ¤ thim: ruire . . . nach saoibh-
thim, DDána 87.21 . ¤ úar: dar tuind sáili sóeb-úair `cold and
20treacherous
', Met. Dinds. i 10.56 (= sóebruade, LL 162a19 ).
(d) with adjj. formed from nouns: ¤ shúilech squinting : L.
. . . saebsuileach, YBL 177a30 (= BB 257b23 ). ¤ thonnach:
tar na srothaibh . . . sáobhthonnach[a], RC xxix 110 § 2 .
See also saebchíall, —choire, —chuithe, —nós infra.

25 saebad [u,m.] vn. of 2 saebaid. IGT Verbs § 67 . (a) act of
twisting, contorting : suile ic a s. ¤ (i.e. in death), CCath. 6095 .
sestan na seolchrand ic sáebad bending LL 236a12 ( TTr. 1415 ).
ní seachna nó saobhadh tug C. do'n urchar `swerve aside', ITS
xxiv 120.6 . si . . . collum pervertitur . . . .i. da mbia saobhadh
30no claóine isin muinél, 23 K 42, 50.4 . go nár fhágaibh an
ainbhthine . . . seól gan saobhadh untwisted, ML 48.18 . Of
unnatural weather: saobhadh na síon, Dán Dé xxxi 12 .
saobhadh síne, Keat. Poems 1506 . saobath ēcuisc (as a result
of `vana gloria'), ZCP iii 28.14 = saeibath, Ériu vii 174.8 . Of
35a shipwreck: o'dclos do in saebhudh sin for loingius na T.,
Marco P. 150 .
(b) act of perverting, leading astray, deceiving : ní dúibsi is
soíbud it is not imposing on you, Wb. 10d11 . ni sáibad sin
`no deception this!' (cheville), Met. Dinds. iii 6.49 . oc saebud
40in popuil o shaebforcetlaib, PH 2584 . deman . . . doluidh do
shaobhadh ina sluagh, Anecd. ii 12.10 . Hiruath sin[n]ach
saebtha sloig, YBL 138b38 . gur ēcōir do cuir sē s. ¤ brēithre ar
baisded na Lumbardach (sic leg.?) changed the wording (of a
baptismal formula), ZCP xiii 180.35 . In phr. s. ¤ céille act of
45 losing one's senses, derangement, folly : saobhadh céille `per-
verseness of mind
', Content. xii 2 . go ccuireann na daoine ar
saobhadh céille makes the people lose their senses, Desid. 2931 .
See saebchíall.

? 1 saebaid v(saeb): a Éire . . . | saobhuidh do thréigeas faraoir
50do bhláth like a fool (?), Keat. Poems 550 .

2 saebaid v ā (saeb). IGT Verbs § 67 . (a) makes or becomes
crooked, contorts : ro saebait do ruisc ┐ ro camait do beoil, LB
143a28 . ro riastradh ┐ ro saobadh a bel, TBC p. 371 n. 7 (St.).
rosaobadh a radharc, Buile S. 14.11 . is hé ro shaobh mo
55chruth, Anecd. i 77.13 . Intrans. ro sáeb a rosc (of a corpse),
Ir. Review 1912, 250 § 10 . cur shaobh a rosc ┐ a radharc,
TBC 3904 (St.) Of unatural weather portending a calamity
(see Measgra D. p. 262 ): ann sin do saobhadh síona, DDána
46.44 . Cf. do saobad solad ar a sénóirib, ML² 1053 .
60(b) perverts, leads astray, deceives : saibes i n-obar gl. inanem
fallaciam, Wb. 27a9 . ro legsat canóin f[e]tarlaici . . . acht
ronda-saebset som `have perverted it', Ml. 24d24 . ro saebad
aicnead a n-acobraib saint, O'C. 1906 ( 23 P 3, 23 (21)d ).
brécait ┐ sáebait na sluagu lead astray, LU 2205 ( FA 28 ).
65 cech oen ro shaebais . . . o drúidecht, PH 2244 . coro shaebsat
a chride ┐ a menma on Choimdid, LB 130b34 (of Solomon's
wives). na-t-saebthar, . . ., ol se. Atbert N., noco rom saebad,
PH 1794 - 5 . saebobthar na moethoclaig sin tria mo brecc-si,
6555 . cona rotsaebta tú a ndichreidim, D iv 2, 74va10 . mar
70do saobhadh Gedeon . . . tré fhlaitheas saoghalta, TSh. 8381 .
ro saobhadh a chiall was deranged, FM v 1616.10 . ro saobhadh
a ccédfadh, Celt. Rev. x 134.13 . Of seducing a woman: ma
ra saebthar sech comhansa tuistidhi, O'Don. 2386 ( Rawl. B
506 f. 47c ). mad seoit do ro saebad in ben, O'C. 705 ( H. 3.18
75 p. 340 ) = mad do ṡeoitib ro saebad . . .? Cf. consoíba. Vn.
saebad.

saebaigid v= saebaid: ro saebaigh a naicnegh umpusum saint
accobair na seoit do beith accu gl. ro saebad, O'C. 1907
( 23 P 3, 23 (21)d ).

80 saebaigtheóir n i,m. (saebaigid) perverter, seducer : ac tarrngaire
in tsáebaigteoir ind Erinn (of Antichrist), SG 48.37 .

saebchíall n(saeb+cíall) (a) a perversion of meaning, perverted
meaning : diromnaibter littre (.i. saebchiall estib), RC xxvi 44
§ 224 and p. 45 n. 1 , cf. LL 188c41 . re saoibh-chiallaibh `by
85foolish etymologies
', Content. v 8 . nach tuigthi íad (sc. articles
of belief) acht bon os cionn, san tsaoibhcheill chodarsna, Luc.
Fid. 183.15 . ag mealladh cháigh lé saobhchiallaibh chuirid
san sgrioptúir, Desid. 4751 .
(b) derangement of sense, distraction : ticc dá theacht . . . | mo
chur sechum ar sáobh-chéill, Ériu ix 6.54 . Note also: má
5atámuid air sáobh céille `beside ourselves', 2 Cor. v 13 . ar
sáobh gcéille a dtimcheall cheasdann ┐ imreasan bhfocal
`doting', 1 Tim. vi 4 (infl. of díth céille?).