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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 snas or dil.ie/38140
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Forms: snais

[o, m.] vn. of snaidid (see also snaide). g s. snais in bardic verse.

(a) act of cutting, chipping; a cutting, a chipping : co ndenad a féth ┐ a snass ┐ a slemnugud, TBC-LL¹ 1410 . dognī . . . L. . . . na crunda fri teōra snasa, ┐ ba fēth in s.¤ dēdenach in three cuts (?), Corm. Y 975 . Cf. RC xii 94 § 122 . a gemhel . . . | ac s.¤ chúiledh calpthadh `his chain marks the backs of (wrong-doers') legs', Studies 1920, 418.24 . gabsat na laeich ac s.¤ a slegh, Marco P. 58 . s.¤ a chinn leis an gcaráin `owing to the crown lacerating His head', PBocht 12.42 . a s.¤ re ndul don doras `the cutting up of B.'s body ere he entered Heaven's gate', 16.32 . Concr.: tipra Sen-Garmna fo a s.¤ `with its chip of wood', Metr. Dinds. iii 242.1 . s.¤ iboire arna losgad `ivory turnings', Rosa Angl. 36.25 . Cf. 84.11 . 140.y . unsa do sh.¤ iuboiri, 23 P 10³, 13a38 . crann snais do char ar mo cheanaibh `adze', PBocht 4.36 . Of a person: dul do dhéanamh coimhmeasa | . . . | re crann snais na seanFhódla, Aithd. D. 27.34 . ? dath snechta ar sléib s.¤ do shim, Ériu ix 47 § 15 (see v.ll. and below under compds.). ? Cf. bruth aeisi orm s.¤ ar sin, Acall. 1383 ( SG 124.9 ). In chevilles: nir' línaib fer, formnaib s.¤ , SR 5633 . toluib s.¤ , Acall. 580 = SG 107.3 . With DE filing off: Fig. ag snas mo choire, a Dhé, dhíom | go mbé oighe an dá airdríogh 'may the rasp of the two High Kings be filing away my sin from me', Giolla Brighde 230 § 26 .

(b) Of a piece of work, a person, etc., finish, polish, shine, appearance : s.¤ na hoibre, Arch. Hib. i 92 § xxv . do bhoing dár síodh s.¤ `gave the finishing touch to our pardon', PBocht 5.16 . mar s.¤ amáille ar ór nglan, L. Cl. A. B. 176.123 . réalta dhonn as dearg s.¤ , DDána 110.19 . cruth . . . go s.¤ chorcra of crimson hue, 49.1 . naoi saoithe nar shaobh a s.¤ `of wise aspect', Keat. iii 475 . fá ghairbhe shnais an tlachta from the coarse finish of the garment, Ó Bruad. ii 42 § 3 . Of literary compositions: s.¤ an fhocail, PBocht 13.1 . a s.¤ ar a sníomh ní fhuil, Content. xxii 17 n . gan s.¤ fileadh do bheith ar na briathraibh, Carswell 244 . ? Cf. feib adfét in súidi s.¤ , Metr. Dinds. ii 44.47 (see v 129 ). Note also: in ri rodelb in s.¤ (i.e. the Creator), Rawl. 163b17 . Used by Keating apparently in sense of mark, stain : s.¤ nó sal an pheacaidh, Eochairsg. 109.30 . ó sh.¤ na nathrach neimhe `trail', Keat. ii 295 .

Compds. ¤bláith of fair appearance (?): budh lucht brón snas-bhláithi sleagh | do shlógh mer glasláithe glan, IGT Decl. ex. 661 . ¤chaem: slios snaschaomh (of a boat), Measgra D. 48.35 . ¤chor shavings, chippings (?): rosnaid Osine in snaschur, ┐ foceird e la sruth, Dinds. 52 , cf. Metr. Dinds. iii 242 ff . bláth snechtai ar sleib snaschur sin, LL 147b30 (see Ériu ix 47 § 15 ). ¤mín: furinn ele re slegaibh slinnletna, snasmine `smoothly polished', ZCP vi 46.29 .