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slemon, slemain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. slemon, slemain or dil.ie/37909
Last Revised: 2019

 

adj o, ā and i.

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(a) smooth, polished, sleek, slippery : ailgen nó slemon gl. leuem, Ml. 87b13 . slemain gl. lubricus, Ir. Gl. 639 : c.t.p. is airi asbertar étrumma ┐ slemna huare nád techtad (leg. techtat) tinfeth `c, t, and p therefore they are called "light"(lēves) and "smooth" (lēves), because they have no aspiration ', Sg. 10a8 . léine . . . slemun do shita, IT i 119.17 . each . . . sleamain seimhcosach, O'Curry 1863 ( 23 P 3, 20a ). magsliab mór inti cen fraech is se ferach slemoin, RC x 62.14 . claidmi . . . slemna, Cog. 162.13 . mín ón chearamh gach crann caol | sleamhan a taobh thall ón tál (of a castle), DDána 119.8 . do rinne arán sleamhuin de `unleavened bread', 1 Samuel xxviii 24 (cf. slim). ba tairmeasc dosum na sligthi sleamna risna srothaib falcmara fala, TTebe 3484 . biodh a slighe . . . ro-shleamhuin `let their way be slippery', Psalms xxxv 6 . Equative: slemnithir eirr escuinge `slippery as an eel's tail', Ériu iii 14 § 8 .

Of the skin becoming healed whole: dochuir a ccneadhaibh . . . in oglaoich í ┐ dobhí slemhon slainchrechtach iarsin, Ériu v 102.7 . do bí sleamhain slan-crechtach (of a paralytic miraculously healed), BNnÉ 277 § 260 . go beith dot rún sleamhain slán till thy darling is whole and hale again, Hackett liv 28 .

Of persons smooth, soft, plump : corp slemain ┐ taebh fota remhar `sleek' (as a sign of luxury), ZCP i 456.14 . mná slemna sádhaile, viii 209 § 48 . bean ṡleamhan, IGT Decl. § 116 .

(b) smooth, calm, temperate; gentle, affable, courteous : síd slemun (cheville) `perfect peace', Fél. July 5 . manotgabat in chathae | is ferr deit ní ba slemon (.i. mainnectnach) `if battles overtake thee, it is better for thee that thou shoulds't not be slack', Ériu i 194 § 6 . fertnaiges s.¤ cobarchar `a tactful steward', Ériu iii 106 § 42 . is ed as olc la demon, | mad slemon fri garg, 98 § 13 . slemoin fri garbh, ZCP vii 268 § 2 . slemun guide gargg tomtha smooth in entreaties, fierce in threats, Mór M. 264.21 . ata ar merughudh nocho meabal | rogabh seanughudh sleman solamh tranquil old age (?), IT iii 95 § 146 . ni fábhar cneasta bheith sleamhain re seannlomán, Ó Bruad. iii 118.8 . a glacadh le greim slemhuin | ní cheinnseocha an chinneamhain, L. Cl. A. B. 172.13 .

II As subst.: do benuit leō roga ro-chleth ┐ slemain slatchaolaig smooth wattles, ML² 1065 . Of a place: fer dib i s-slemnaib Mhuigi Hitha, Anecd. ii 6.15 . In nn.loc.: a Sleamain a Sláine, Ériu iv 150.1 . See also Hog. Onom.

Of persons: miscus gach buirb a tinchosc | beridh sleamain a fhiacha an affable person (?), Ériu ii 229 § 9 . gébait orra dealba Dé | na sleamna, na sladaige, Lism. L. 4581 . co ndernad sleman sláin-chréchtach de 'till he was healed and made whole', Stories fr. Acall. 22.613 .

Compds.

(a) With adjj. ¤chrúaid: bar ar slegaib sneitti snasta slemunchrúadi, TBC-LL¹ 3571 . ¤gel: batar bláithe slemon-gelu na sliastai, IT i 120.5 . ¤gér: a da ṡleig slemun-géra uillendcha, IT iii 484.302 . ¤gorm: aged ethiopacda slemangorm aci, MU² 689 . ¤mael: uircionna maola meirgiocha smearrtha sleamhuinmhaola, PCT 107 . ¤rigin: do methrad slemunrighin `with smooth-stiff grease', CCath. 2935 . ¤sholus: gláedh . . . [n]a stoc sleschain sleamhainṡolus, CCath. 474 . ¤tiug: ag dibragud na n-iasg slis-geal slemain-tiug a mesg na rian-tonn, ML² 664 . feabhas . . . a múr séanta sleamhaintiogh, TD 41.13 .

(b) With nouns: ¤chainnlech as quasi-vn. act of making smooth and bright : ic sleman-cainnligh a sciath, CCath. 4636 . ¤chírad: iar slemoin-chirad a fuilt after her hair was combed smooth, IT i 273.24 (FB Eg.). ¤shíta smooth silk: da leni di ṡlemainṡita fria cnessaib, TBC-LL¹ 4372 . leine don tṡlemenṡíd buidhe, Acall. 3894 .

(c) With vb. ¤chíraid combs smooth : roslemanchirad do chind Fergail la Cathal `F's head was combed smooth by C.', RC xxiv 64 § 26 . ro slemun-chirtha a fuilt, CRR 24 .