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saigin

Cite this: eDIL s.v. saigin or dil.ie/35953

 

Forms: soigin, soichin

n later soigin, soichin f. vn. of 1 saigid (cf. 2 saigid). IGT Decl. § 150 . Verbs § 91 .

(a) going, advancing, attacking : ro buí oc soigin co Temraig, BDD² 236 = oc saigid do Th., BDD 25 (LU). soighin ar echtra to go on a journey, O'Gr. Cat. 451.9 . With gen. of destination or aim, usually in phr. do sh.¤ = do shaigid towards: mar thríallfuid | do shoighin Chláir . . . Ír, SGS iv 142 § 17 . rodhirighset radarca a roscc . . . do saighin a mbidbad, CCath. 5556 . tet . . . C. dia saichin siumh, BNnÉ 302 § 10 . táncatar . . . do shaidin na cléirech, SG 77.12 . tancatar . . . a (leg. do?) soichin Tuirrn, Aen. 1766 . do chunncadur in curach da soighin approaching them, KMMisc. 317.30 . soighin sídh a seeking of peace, Aithd. D. 64.11 . s.¤ tar síth attacking in violation of a peace, ML² 1416 .

(b) with prep. FOR (AR) attempting, aiming at, oft. in hostile sense attacking : nir lamthai buain riu no soichin forro, Celt. Rev. i 216.16 . soighin orra níorbh í ar dtoil it was not my wish to attack them, Content. xxi 2 . each ag soighin ar a srían pulling at the bridle (?), IGT Decl. ex. 2017 . s.¤ buirb ar baothmhacaib, ML² 1731 .

(c) with FOR and gen. seeking from; inflicting on: ac saithin a medar . . . ar in ṅgilla `were directing their exclamations . . . towards the lad', TTebe 3239 . tré shoighin n-éagcóir orruinn, Content. xxi 2 . gan comhradh do shoighin ar Suibhne not to attempt to speak to S., BS 60.13 . soighin comhra[i]dh annso ó Thadhg Mac D. ar Aodh Ó D., Content. 177.3 ( Introd. to xvii ). ro chuirsiot . . . saighin iomruacctha for mhuintir Í Domhnaill, AFM v 1430.11 . dobhertsat . . . saighin iomruaicthi for marcsloigh na ngall, vi 2030.1 . do bherat saighin n-ughra for aroile, 2212.6 . doberatt soighin n-ughra for (sic leg.) aroile, Hugh Roe 252.17 (67a) . Cf. soighin gráidh an impulse of affection (?), Ir. Syll. Poetry 68 § 10 .