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2 scoth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 scoth or dil.ie/36591

n [ā, f.] point, edge (of weapon, etc.): turnamh ar sgoith trí dtairngeadh on the points of three nails, Aithd. D. 88.4 . sgath i mbéal oirbhire an ógh `a sharp point (?) against all harm', 95.4 . ceathra míle . . . | do leag sgoth a fhaobhar uile | roth nar chaomhan duine dhíobh `were laid low by the edge of its blades' (story of St. Catherine), PBocht 18.27 . Of thorns, spines in a hedge: ? noco teit in ní scuchas na scota trit ar dluithi (etymol. gloss on scuithe), Laws iv 112.26 Comm . imthecht tri sgathaibh sgiach `through thorny thickets', Études Celt. i 85.22 . sgath dealg 'n-a beol muna bheath `the thorn-points', Aithd. D. 95.20 . Note also: do éirigh scoith fa ruinn a ruisc a piercing look came into his eyes, Maguires of F. 23 (34.27) .

The follg. exx. from Met. Dinds. are tentatively assigned to 2 scoth by Editor: tar Cend Febrat na n-úar-scoth, Metr. Dinds. iii 226.6 (see Gloss.). cnoc arar-chotail in Dagda, derg a scotha `spear-points' (Corr.), iv 106.y . in fail rolegsat na fir | . . . col-lín a s.¤ `wounds' (Corr.), iii 328.50 .

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(a) with nouns: ¤búain lopping, cutting to the ground : go ttucc sgrios ┐ sgothbuain ar bharraibh aipche ┐ anaipche an tíre, AFM vi 2186.20 . ¤búalad: dá sgoth-bhualadh féin scourging themselves, TSh. 2264 . ¤buinne lopped sapling : na hiomnadha . . . na sguth-bhuinnídhibh, CRR² 29 (86.11) . ¤ecna acuteness (?): scothegna, Auraic. 571 . ¤fhis sharp knowledge (or, with 1 scoth, excellent knowledge?): cuimeobh . . . | seanchas . . . | do sgaithfhios na slúagh, L. Cl. A. B. 273.43 . ¤innell: sgaoil do sgaith[-innlibh] mo ghlais `loosen the strong fastenings of my fetter', A. Ó Dálaigh xxi 3 . ¤lann sharp blade: sgandram sgéith dar sgáth lannaib (scoth lannaib, v.l.) `let us cleave shields by fierce blades', Celt. Rev. iv 18.27 . ¤mebair: do scēla bat scothmebra sharply remembered, ZCP ix 462 § 1 . ? ¤réma (? ¤fhrém): sgaith-réamha déar `floods of tears', A. Ó Dálaigh l 20 .

(b) with adjj.: ¤fhaebrach sharp-edged : sgian scothfaebrach, ZCP vi 62.19 . ¤gér = prec.: do ghab in sgein sccoth-ger i n-a laimh, AU iii 376.3 . ¤gorm blue-edged : ailtan sgeine sgathghoirme do bi aige, L. Chl. S. 26 (34.4) . ¤límtha very sharp : le sguaib . . . sgoith-líomhtha an sgrúduighthe, TSh. 5250 . ¤neimnech: sguaba sgoith-neimhneacha, TSh. 6633 . ¤roinnte hacked : go ros fhagaiph na d-tamhnaibh scioth-roinnte (sic) iad, MR 274.2 . Cf. 'na d-tamhnaibh sgaoilte sgáth-roinnte, ML 132.22 . ¤thescaigthe: na hiomnadha . . . na sguth-bhuinnídhibh . . . sgoith-theasgaighthe, CRR² 29 (86.11) ¤urlam: ar sguabadh an sgiobadh . . go sgoth-urlamh . . . ó imlibh críoch with sharp rapidity, ML 46.6 .