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súan

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Forms: suain

n o. s.¤,o,m., IGT Decl. § 96 (130.16) .

sleep, slumber (usually of magically overpowering sleep, Celtic Language, Celtic Culture 184 ).

(a) s.¤ ┐ álgine, TBFr. 115 . iar . . . comattrib na colla cona s.¤ ┐ cona sádaile lethargy, LU 2078 ( FA 15 ). diambad . . . Fergus níthastar (sic leg.) s.¤ , LU 3537 ( SC 29 ) `if sleep should overpower Fergus', SC2 (see Speculum xv 283 ). ? do féth suan smacht, O'Don. 564 ( H. 3.17, 441 ) = smac[h]ta, O'C. 2454 ( Eg. 88, 37 (38)a ). ferr sūan serba sleep is better than bitterness, RC xlv 22 § 17 (cf. Tec. Corm. § 13.12 - 13 ). a ndiaigh súain, IGT Decl. ex. 1268 . ní mhúinfe dóibh dénamh súain, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 224.138 . suan a croidhe fa corrach her heart was ill at ease, Studies 1933, 311 § 32 . Of Cú Chulainn's `serglige': mór espa do láech | laigi fri s.¤ serglige, LU 3518 ( SC 28 ). o ro gab s.¤ síthbroga, LU 3571 ( SC 29 ) `since fairy sleep has overtaken him', SC2. rod dúsci suan slán subach, LU 3593 ( SC 30 ) `awake from sleep', SC2 (see n. 61 , and cf. LU 3612 ). As quasi-vn.: is loim for saith suan hi fat over-sleeping is as drinking when full (prov.), LU 3610 ( SC 30 ). deacair suan ar chneidh gcarad, Studies 1918, 280 § 1 . With do-cuirethar: focairtt a suan on trath co 'raili fell asleep, RC xii 80 § 73 . cuirither sāl sūan, Four Songs 8 § 4 . a-tá cupa d'ór ag Aodh | do lá slógh Suca 'n-a suan, Studies 1927, 288 § 11 . With prep. A(S): todiusgud nach aili á suan, Ml. 61b28 . eirg as do sh.¤ , PH 1333 . arna duscad asa suan, TTebe 643 . With I: in tí bíss ina suan, Laws i 104.2 Comm . iat fén i n-a suan, PH 7532 . rouatar . . . ina suan, TTebe 269 . im sheasamh im shuidhe im shuan, DDána 19.2 . i suan nó i ndúsgadh, TSh. 1175 . Of rivers: sreb 'na suan the slow-moving stream, Irish Texts ii 66 § 25 . trom do shuan a shenabann, 11 § 4 . suan na sruth, A. Ó Dálaigh xl 11 .

(b) With follg. attrib. gen.: focheird i s.¤ cotolta , RC x 50.11 . o ra[t]huit a suan sirchotalta ar na sluagaib, TTebe 1886 . cor thoit suan codalta fair, ALC i xxxvi z . iar tepe na noem eclaisi asa thoeb i suan chrochi (birth of the church compared to that of Eve), PH 3429 . suan an fhiadha (i.e. a light sleep), Dán Dé xxiii 29 . Note also: in a suan spirdalta spiritual sleep, Lat. Lives 107.z .

(c) g s. as attrib.: bricht suain spell inducing sleep , Anecd. i 10.8 (see compds.). luighe id chuilt shuain bed-clothes, Keat. Poems 970 . deoch shuain sleeping potion, ZCP vi 292.21 . créad an leabaidh nó an t-inneall suain bhíos aige, TSh. 4169 . dár leabthaibh suain, TD 25.20 . for Siuir suain `on the silent S.', BR 16.y (= BB 267b47 ). fon sruth súain `smooth', Met. Dinds. iv 174.31 . tech suain na horchra in áird tiar `sleeping- house (i.e. abode, headquarters) of gloom', O'Gr. Cat. 350.26 (in elegy). coro tholiur mo thromthairthim súain ┐ chotulta and-so heavy slumber, TBC 3286 . beg nár thuit 'na thoirrchim súain, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 240.110 (see compds.).

Compds.

(a) With nouns. ¤bás deathlike sleep : co corastar for slūagu sūanbās (of a harp), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 9 § 1 = ZCP iii 6.3 = coselastar for sluagu suanbas .i. bas cotolta , LU 623 (ACC). ¤bricht = bricht súain supra: suainbrect seacht- maine dorat in drai forro, RC xliii 36 § 33 . ¤fhled: um shuain-fhleidh an dúin daeinigh `quiet banquet', Misc. Celt. Soc. 350.5 . ¤lige = súan: le suanlaighi Sáraidi, ML² 1557 . ¤lepaid: dá súainleabthuibh sróil, IGT Decl. ex. 1112 . ¤lis: atá . . . | do shuainlios gan leaba bhláth dormitory, Measgra D. 59.58 . ¤rosc: suanrosc soilbhir `calm, cheerful eye', Ó Bruad. iii 66.21 . ¤tairthim = tairthim súain supra: baí ina s. cotulta, LU 6354 .

(b) With adjj. ¤binn: cruit [meic] M. aca seinm co suan- bhinn, Comp. Con Cul. 81.26 . ¤chotultach: for an lucht báttar go sóinmheach suanchodaltach, FM v 1652.8 . ¤gerr: i bfeichemh shuaingherr `brief-slumbered', O'Gr. Cat. 504.15 . géag shuainghearr (a chief), Aithd. D. 15.4 . ¤shocair: ón adhbhaidh budh shuanshocra of most peaceful slumber, Aithd. D. 45.5 . ¤trom: cid cia ro chodail . . . co suan-trom, MR 110.y .