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smech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. smech or dil.ie/38027
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: smeic, smeig, -e

n In later lang. smeic. Usually ā f., Bretha 63 . smeig f. g s. -e, IGT Decl. § 14 . On the relationship between smech and smeig, see Ériu xix 112 . chin : s.¤ .i. smeget, ut est, .v. sétaib saighe s.¤ smitir .i. i fuil asa smeget, O'Dav. 1477 . smeach .i. smeicc, imeal a sgiath fri a smeacha .i. fri a smeigibh, O'Cl. don smeich to the chin (gl. mento), Gild. Lor. 110 . Cf. 122 . immbél a scíath fría smechu, Trip.² 468 . imbel a scíath ac a smechaib doib, TBC-LL¹ 5200 . roth n-óir . . . ad-comaicc húa s.¤ co a imlind, BDD² 1000 . mana duirn tar s.¤ `a reason for a blow across a chin', BS 62.3 . muir tened impu connice a smecha, LU 2173 ( FA 25 ) = smechu, LB. conuigi a smeacha, RC xxvi 154 § 38 . ulcha . . . imchass imma s.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 5187 . bha s.¤ , 5176 . oland líath rocenglad dia smechaib, ZCP viii 325.19 . lōä līath uma smechaib (smecho, MS), Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 92 § 15 . saill is cutruma ri s.¤ , O'Curry 1976 ( H 4.22, 17 ). i comarda fria a smeich `as high as his chin', CCath. 5266 . a smeig-som a m-bel an macaimh, CF 499 . coruigi a smeig, ZCP vi 285.32 . eder an chíoch ┐ an smeig, Rel. Celt. ii 188.x . Of a bird: im oilib ┐ im smeich an eoin moir throat (?), RC x 74.21 (for smeachaib, v.l.).

Compd.: ¤íall cheek-piece (part of a horse's harness): smeigiall d'aithrighe . . . | cuir ceangailte don tsriansain, Studies 1933, 406 § 7 ( Aithd. D. 81.7 ).