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Cite this: eDIL s.v. subae or dil.ie/39134
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: suba

n io, n. (cf. however LB 226a43 cited below). See Marstrander, ZCP xiii 52 . joy, pleasure, happiness, merriment : subha .i. subhachas, O'Cl. a s. gl. iubelatio, Ml. 146d2 . int suibi gl. iubelationis, 47d2 (see Ériu iii 75 ). isint subu gl. in iuuelatione, Ml. 67c10 . a rogu ro fer, subai samshíd, ACC 135 ( RC xx 410 ). coṅgaib as mó sh.¤ | féil de fhélib Maire `what is greater happiness', Fél. Apr. 1 . iar lécud cech shubai (cach subai, v.l.), Apr. 21 . fail ann sid, fail suba slán (of heaven), SR 645 . co subu ┐ forbáelti, LU 2100 . is do gein a meic móir adfet nem fáilte suba (rhetoric), SG 253.x . cona bi sid na subai na cairdi i cech dú, Anecd. iii 27.2 . co tárcend suba ┐ sogra dond ardríg amusement (of Conchobar's jester), MU² 693 . falti indiu ní dam úain | . . . | na síd na suba na sám, IT i 79.55 . do-ronad iar-sin foelti mor ┐ suba dermair, PH 258 . hi fháilte ┐ subai, 2414 . nembrón ┐ subai dhuit, LB 278b19 . is córu duit suba ┐ forbáilti, Three Hom. 100.17 . sub[a] ┐ somenma, TTebe 678 . ua hadhual subha re Tiabanda it was a great joy to the Thebans, 3869 . suba . . . re bruinne báis `hilarity', MR 168.z . go bfuilmíd sunn ar subha, ML² 1976 . ba liach ua Cathail caín | foben subha síl B. destroys the joy of the race of B., AFM i 538.y ( Bruchst. 52 § 114 ). nísta sith na subha slóigh, AFM ii 594.x . g s. as attrib.: derccain suba a ssithchailtib `delicious acorns', Ériu vii 2 § 1 .

In chevilles: slán s.¤ `perfect gladness', Fél. Jan. 6 . án sube Dec. 17 . ba seol suba a pleasant course, Anecd. i 57 § 57 . slechta leis, ba sét suba | da mag déc an easy task, LL 7a10 ba sét subai, 36b26 .

In phr. s.¤ sliged: bá suba sliged dogénadsum di techt ar cend Con Culaind, LU 5966 = ba suib sligi dongeni, TBC-I¹ 1499 (leg. as compd. or a misunderstanding of the expression, Ériu xxxiv 180 ?) = dáig suba sliged dogniu-sa de, TBC-LL¹ 2090 , looked on it as a mere pleasure-trip (?) (of Caur mac Da Lath going to fight with Cú Chulainn).

As quasi-vn. oc foelti ┐ oc subai moir, LB 226a43 .

? In n. loc.: toret im gáir ṅgubae | cain aindrae Dun Subae , LL 122b47 .