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saebchíall

Cite this: eDIL s.v. saebchíall or dil.ie/35883

 

n (saeb+cíall)

(a) a perversion of meaning, perverted meaning : diromnaibter littre (.i. saebchiall estib), RC xxvi 44 § 224 and p. 45 n. 1 , cf. LL 188c41 . re saoibh-chiallaibh `by foolish etymologies', Content. v 8 . nach tuigthi íad (sc. articles of belief) acht bon os cionn, san tsaoibhcheill chodarsna, Luc. Fid. 183.15 . ag mealladh cháigh lé saobhchiallaibh chuirid san sgrioptúir, Desid. 4751 .

(b) derangement of sense, distraction : ticc dá theacht . . . | mo chur sechum ar sáobh-chéill, Ériu ix 6.54 . Note also: má atámuid air sáobh céille `beside ourselves', 2 Cor. v 13 . ar sáobh gcéille a dtimcheall cheasdann ┐ imreasan bhfocal `doting', 1 Timothy vi 4 (infl. of díth céille?).