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Cite this: eDIL s.v. sop or dil.ie/38488
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: sop

n o, m. (Lat. stuppa, Ériu xxvi 178-81 ) sop m., IGT Decl. § 67 . a wisp, a tuft : s.¤ a sopinis [stopinis], ar is fuidell tuige ē, Corm. Y 1174 . rolaad gairm escaire for naomaib hĒrenn, id est, . . . slat ┐ s.¤ cacha boithe a summons was sent . . . (i.e.) . . . to supply a rod and a wisp from each hut, BColm. 54.22 . lotar na suipp ṡesca bátar na áltaib i cléthib aeóir, TBC-LL¹ 6039 . no druidedh a bassa fri belaibh a n-alad noco roic[h]edh uadh a ndaethain s.¤ ┐ inrech da n-étaighib inntu, CCath. 5986 . dunad figised a corp . . . do shopaib escairt, LB 156b58 . supu lasamna do escairt crín do chengul i llái cecha sinnaig dib, 127a32 . da óibell tened i m-medón suipp sílcátha corcca, MacCongl. 15.2 . co cuala in guth isin tsup illuachra (tum luachra, v.l.) `in the wisp of rushes', RC xxiv 58.18 . nir bo cloch in inad ugi sen ┐ nir bo s.¤ in inad largi `a wisp in the place of a club' (prov. of a person), Cog. 100.23 . cuiridh s.¤ fón cuire, BCC 182 . Of a wisp used in divinatory process for identifying a guilty person: gebid s.¤ arabarach ┐ doscan fair ┐ dosleice i n-agid Meic Da Cherda, Ériu v 34.10 . Hence in phrase fo sopaib, fo s.¤ , as an expression of contempt: it móra . . . na trí córaid seo do bith fo sopaibh fer in duni seo, LU 1603 . bethi fo seilib ┐ soppaib ┐ cuitbiud hi cach airiucht i mbed, Trip.² 1589 . corap fo ssop ┐ cuitbiudha i ndalaibh . . . t'airchinnech, BNnÉ 304 § 18 . ? To this: ro crochadh leis la sopaib in t(i) ras marb gan fuireach, AI 346 (s.a 1228) .