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Cite this: eDIL s.v. sous or dil.ie/38544
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: soas, sós

n o, u n. (2 so+1 fis). Also soas, sós. knowledge, science, learning, poetic lore: ara-caun Coire Soḟis .i. fir-canim-se do caire in sofesa I recite the Cauldron of Knowledge, i.e. I truly sing of the cauldron of good knowledge Ériu xxxii 62 § 2 . buas .i. soes n-arc[h]etail, Corm. Y 148 . dichetal dochennaib . . . is soas fodera son (learning as opposed to sorcery), 756 . Cuangus cáid co soas, Fél. March 13 , glossed s.¤ .i. airchedul, Fél.² lix . sos .i. airchedul, Lec. Gl. 123 . bunad in airchetail ┐ int sois (.i. na bairdne), Anecd. v 24.2 . is dom s.¤ matchous | a ndorigénai do maith, Thes. ii 337.2 ( Hy. v ) .i. is dom dán (filidecht, v.l.), Thes. ii 21 . forber cach grad filed sec alaili i sóus ┐ aircetail, is amlaid forber cach ái dib sen sec alaile i nimud sóis et segda, IT iii 6.3 . sos ┐ séghdha ┐ airchital asi sin an defir, O'D. 1212 ( H 2.15A, 84a ). ní thesta main bad maith linn | . . . | acht immas sóis co srethaib, Metr. Dinds. iii 288.47 . fortnosnae a n-imus .i. do fuarascaib a soes ar is ainm imbas do soes, O'Curry 768 ( H 3.18, 361b ). luid Sinend do saigi[d] in imbois, ar ní testa ní fuirri acht soas, RC xv 456 § 59 . ní soas dorigni | in lebrán léir laindrech | acht fortacht ríg ainglech, Fél. Ep. 89 , .i. fis maith, Fél.² ccviii . Cuongalt . . tetra Erenn etir guth ┐ cruth ┐ soas `knowledge', AU i 444.16 . tendal Éirenn ar shoas, TFrag. 62.7 . a scela, a seanchasa, a sos `her science' (of Ireland), Ériu iv 146 § 24 . a fhir fadlas sós na sen `the lore of the learned', Metr. Dinds. iii 270.1 . a rigni is messu don gáis | amail concren suthi sōs `the defect of prudence is its slowness while learning purchases sound knowledge', Ériu ix 47 § 19 . ferr grés s.¤ `to act is better than to know how,', RC xlv 25 § 34 . as nos baga tuath dosnacht | sos, dana, ┐ ollamnacht, Leb. Gab.(i) 284.20 .