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Cite this: eDIL s.v. soillse or dil.ie/38344
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Forms: soilse, soillsi

n , f. (solus) O.Ir. soilse.

(a) brightness, light : léos .i. soillsi, Corm. Y 827 . sūil quasi sol, ar is treithi atā soillsi do duine. suilsi ab eo quod est sūil, 1129 . lux .i. solsse, ZCP viii 173.18 . lumen .i. s.¤ , Ir. Gl. 998 . hóre ammi maicc lai et soilse, Wb. 25c6 . ó soilsi deachte Crist `by the brightness of Christ's Godhead', 26a17 . is dǽ int soilse `the light is God's', Ml. 140c5 . cia beith soilse isind lau ní soilse do neuch bís i mbrón, 108a11 . du deicsin soilse dǽ `to see the light of God', 56a17 . dond fritobairt maill fritataibret na dorche don ṡoilsi `from the slow opposition with which the darkness opposes itself to the light', Sg. 183b3 . co cenn blīadne bái soillse , Thes. ii 319.6 ( Hy. ii ). sossaid Aingel co soillsib, SR 533 . combad coitchenn a suillsi don tegluch, LU 9199 ( FB 92 ). ba hairecna . . . in tsuillse mór sin, BDD² 589 . ba lór suilse isind rígthaigh a cumtach fil forna tinnib, 772 . se sinistri . . . do thaithnemh soillsi treithib, Laws i 28 x Comm . ni sorche suilse ind ítharni, ZCP viii 175.19 . ní bhí s.¤ i dteinidh ifrinn, TSh. 6172 . a riochd aingil na soillsi, Desid. 4061 . athair na soillsedh, Mac Aingil 12.12 . re soillsi an lai, TTebe 3929 . lear soillsiodh saighnēan neimhneach 'the multitude of flashes of deadly lightning', Celtica xxvi 102 § 31 . Attrib. g s.: de lubib soillsi airthir bethad, TBC-LL¹ 3734 . sutrall soillsi a shining candle, Ériu i 39 § 8 .

(b) a light, lamp : comba soilse siu sicut Christus lux est , Wb. 22c3 . tarrastair int ṡoillsi dil (of the sun), SR 5109 . do chuir Murchadh s.¤ dá lasadh dhóibh, PCT 346 . do dhéana tú a seacht soillsibh sin `thou shalt make seven lamps thereof', Exodus xxv 37 . an té do rinne soillsighe móra (i.e. the heavenly bodies), Psalms cxxxvi 7 .

(c) Fig. light, illumination: a lumine ueritatis .i. ó soilsi etarcni dé, Wb. 1b18 . co tartad sollsi eolais ┐ irse do Thomas, PH 6771 . do thabhairt shoillsi don chuid dar ndúthaigh nách tuigeand theangtha eile, Desid. 23 . madtha soillsi fhiadhan ┐ tsencaidh agat, O'Curry 444 ( H 3.18, 238b ).