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saebchoire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. saebchoire or dil.ie/35884

 

Forms: sáebhchoire, sáebchore

n (saeb+coire) lit. `eddying cauldron', whirlpool, maelstrom : sáebhchoire gl. uorago, Ir. Gl. 938 . srothsaobha .i. sáobhchoire .i. coire tuaithbhil bhios ar muiribh no ar uisgeadhaibh, O'Cl. Coire Brecāin .i. saobhc[h]oire mōr fuil eter Ērind ┐ Albain . . . .i. comruc na n-ilmuire, Corm. Y 323 . itá sóebchore sainraedach i mmedon in tsrotha sin, LU 2113 ( FA 18 = saébchoiri, LB). inna sáebchore (g p.) gl. Syrtium, BCr. 34b9 ( Thes. ii 24 ). dia mbattar forin aiccén . . . co facattar . . . na saobhchoiredha dubha dermora, BNnÉ 62 § 84 . fiuchadh na saobhcoired, ib. Cf. Lism. L. 3618 . Transf. of a whirling crowd: an saobhchoire sáruightheach siabhartha (of devils), TSh. 1975. 6680 .