1 slat

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 slat or dil.ie/37852

n (with voiceless-t) ā,f.

(a) rod, lath, twig : virga .i. s.¤ , Ir. Gl. 116 . cur slaiti gl. fenamain weaving, O'Dav. 868 . na slata fige `weaving-rods', Laws i 152.15 Comm . da ba ar tigib s.¤ `wicker houses', v 94.16 Comm . mórfessiur di thrénferaib Ulad oc cor cacha hóenslaite (of building a house), LU 8060 ( FB 2 ). fer ro laa id samlaid cona óenláim ┐ óenṡ.¤ día tá, 4740 (TBC). lotar fon fid ┐ ro bensat tri fidṡlatta, TBC 1433 . a ccadal croicenn do chor im shioth-slataibh slimrighne do dhénamh curach diobh, FM vi 2314.10 . ní léir san chur claochládh s.¤ | aonchlár dar lat an brugh breac the change of laths (i.e. the line where one joins another) is not apparent (of a building), DDána 119.32 .

With extended meanings: sciath . . . cona shlaitt comthind chreduma, LL 189b1 . ’sind laind óir lenas dia ṡlaitt 'within the golden plate that cleaves to its edge-strip' Ériu xx 192 § 4 . ic gobail eisc . . . cona slait geired, Aisl. MC 122.2 . tug builli don tslait echradha do bi 'na láim dí, Comp. Con C. 116.15 . tuc bulli . . . do'n con-shlaitt boi ina laim, PH 856 . crann gan crathadh nā s.¤ gan snīm (of the yard of a ship), ML² 706 . slatta etha imm ithgurtu `blades of corn around cornfields', Ériu vii 2.14 . s.¤ óir an donnbhrait brooch, pin, DDána 106.27 . an ts.¤ fháinne do fhuair mé `the round brooch', Aithd. D. 6.26 . a bhfuil aca ag righe ruibh | slata idhe gut fhéachain `thy rivals are, compared with thee, brooch-pins on a (neck-)chain', 37.9 . A ceremonial rod, staff, etc.: is é an croinice dobheireadh s.¤ i láimh gach tíghearna re linn garma do ghabháil (as symbol of royal power), Keat. iii 140 . gibe díbh gebhus righe | ná siritt slata 'na ndoid | acht ó fhior ionaid Maodhóicc, BNnÉ 258 § 218 . nír ghaib sé in slait tigiornais `rod of lordship', O'Gr. Cat. 386.12 . Fig. s.¤ na ríghe an inghean óg `the young maiden is the wand of kingship', TD 20.42 . s.¤ ṡeilbhe an ḟíonḟuinn aga `the wand of possession of the fair land was his', 32.36 . co tucc in maigistir s.¤ a muinti di budhein iarna sharugudh di i ngach egna, ZCP vi 24.11 . slata esbac, ITS xix 68.z . an ts.¤ ferda membrum virile: bun na slaiti ferdha, O'Gr. Cat. 271.34 . As an element in the names of metres: s.¤ airbenn, IT iii 104 § 204 . s.¤ brecht, 92 § 132 .

(b) branch of a tree : trí cnuasa . . . bítís ann uasa slataib, SG 104.9 . mac Céin dá gclaon iobharslat `C's son for whom the yew-branch bends', TD 31.1 . na slata abhla a hEamhoin the apple-branches, 26.39 . s.¤ abhla ós fhiodh (of Mary), PBocht 2.26 . do ghabh . . . slata glassa do chrann critheach, Gen. xxx 37 . domhnach na s.¤ Palm Sunday, Parrth. Anma 456.19 .

(c) scion, youth, stripling : do Ch. s.¤ soichlech, Gorm. Sept. 6 . go ngeinfidhe s.¤ og . . . ┐ gomadh crann mor iar sin, Mart. Don. 156.18 . an ts.¤ oirbheartach ḟortail | mac toirbheartach To- maltaigh, TD 32.58 . s.¤ réidh is roibhinn briathar, RC xlix 174 § 34 . s.¤ na gloine 's na glóiri, | mac Moiri na mór-óigi, Ériu iv 116 § 27 . slata cumhra chláir Line, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 103.55 . a sh.¤ cheannsa do mhúin Dia (of a woman), Dánta Gr.² 42.22 .

(d) a yard (measure of length): ocht slata ┐ da fichit do sgarloit, AU iii 208.24 . a h-éirde ceart, má mheas mé díreach | sé no seacht do shlata is fuighlioch, ZCP v 206.50 (Midn. Court). ceithri slata dēg a ttighi in balla, Fl. Earls 78.32 .

Compds.

(a) With adjj. ¤chaín: Temair Fáil fúair charait caím | dia toracht Sirna slattcaín `the erect comely S.', Mac Carthy 168 § 5 . ¤gel: brugh slaitgheal `white-lathed castle', TD 6.5 . muighe slaitgheala, DDána 92.15 . ¤lebar: do-ní an áirc ṡlaitleabhair ṡlim `he makes a graceful smooth-masted ark', TD 7.38 . dod throighidh slaitleabhair saoir, DDána 19.12 . ¤shaer: druim re fraighidh slatshaoir sonn their backs to the finely lathed wall, 85.43 .

(b) With nouns: ¤buinne: slatbuindedha . . . credumha `a border of rods', CCath. 5320 . ¤búalad act of smiting with a rod : an sústadh ┐ an slat- bhualadh, TSh. 6261 . ¤chaelach wattles : slemain slat- chaolaig, ML² 1065 . ¤choll branching hazel : céir ag tál le slatchoill slimfheoighe, DDána 83.17 . toradh slatchoille Ó Néill náir, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 218.3 . ¤chóta: slatchótuidhe slime snáthreamhra do bhréan-chlúmh pucán, PCT 104 . ¤chúl long lock of hair (on the back of the head): anaid na héisc re scéimh a slat-chúil chais, Keat. Poems 73 . ¤túarcon: in tshlat[t]uargain rolin in cathraig `the work of demolition', Aen. 531 . ¤túairgnech: in golghaire ┐ in slat[t]uairgnidh ┐ in esargain (a s.), 1402 .