slim

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(a) smooth, sleek; flat : nídat glasa slíma a mbruitt | at casa finna a forfhuilt their cloaks are neither faded nor worn smooth, Acall. 797 . slatchótuidhe slime snáthreamhra do bhréan-chlúmh pucán, PCT 104 . dar láimh Bríain na ccloi- demh s.¤ (: sind), ZCP viii 222 § 5 . síol gColla na gcorn sliom (: Éireann) `of smooth goblets', TD 9.30 . airdrí Midhe na múr s.¤ (: sind), Arch. iii 305 § 1 . tre Chlár s.¤ (: chinn) na sleagh bhfiuchair smooth, Measgra D. 16.7 . tug th'aghaidh ar a slios s.¤ (: Éirinn) `approach her graceful form', TD 1.12 . a bhas ṡliom (: chionn) bhanamhail bog `slender', 15.6 . cneas slím lom do bhí ag Iacob, Eochairsg. 60.28 . folts.¤ . . . no cas, O'C. 1297 ( H. 3.18, p. 539a ). Cian mhac Oilill an ḟuilt s.¤ (: Oilill) `smooth-haired Cian', TD 32.17 . a shlat bhraoishlim bhais- leabhar `sleek-browed', 2.43 .

(b) unleavened (of bread) (cf. the terms `slim-bread', `slim- cake' commonly used in Ireland of flat cakes made with water): is d'arán tslimm donitt sacramint na heclaisi, Maund. 28 . do caithtí leó an t-Uan Cásga mar aon le h-arán slím, Eochairsg. 34.36 . bheith s.¤ 'na arán ghlan gan cumasg laibhín nó gabhála do bheith ann, TSh. 8909 .

(c) slippery, deceitful : 's do chleasaibh an tsaoghail ts.¤ `deceitful', Measgra D. 27.1 . níor thuigeas, ba thuigse sh.¤, | truagh nár thuigeas mar thuigim, 33.5 . tagra ṡ.¤ claoin- bhreath le báidh an insidious argument, Content. xiii 6 .

(d) weak, lax : mál nach s.¤ do chasnaimh céim `prince not feeble to maintain his steps', Ó Bruad. iii 186.4 . Adv. gan amarus aithnim fein go ffuilim ag sgriobhad morain go fada, eimilt s.¤ `slowly, tediously, wretchedly', BNnÉ 182 § 41 .

Compds. Frequ. merely intensive or for alliteration

(a) With adjj. ¤bláith: múr . . . sliombhláth `smooth evened', O'Gr. Cat. 474.1 . ¤búaidertha sly and quarrelsome (?): slibire slím-bhuaidheartha, E. O'Rahilly iv 26 . ¤buide: bláith sliombuidhe a buird 's a bruaich, DDána 119.7 . ¤donn: gleann na ndobhrán sliomdhonn smutach, Measgra D. 43.21 . ¤fheoige: céir ag tál le slatchoill slimfheoighe, DDána 83.17 . ¤gel: toirrchios mná na múr slimgheal, Irish Texts iv 56.57 . cá slat is slimghile bas (: ingine), O'Gr. Cat. Cat. 33.27.2 ¤glan: cruth sliomghlan gan chlaon 'na chlí (: iongnadh), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 266.27 . ¤glas: do roiched fér . . . slímglas na faitche co a glún, SG 240.5 . ¤grenta: slógh na lann slimghreanta sean `host of the finely-wrought weapons', Ériu v 62.155 . ¤lebar: an gruaidh slimleabhar, Studies 1932, 433 § 4 . ¤rigin: a ccadhal croicenn do chor im shioth- slataibh slimrighne to place their hides about long rods smooth and stiff, FM vi 2314.y . ¤rúad: a Caisel na colg s., BB 61a34 . ¤thanaide: folt dond temin fair is é s. bar a étun, TBC 5246 . ¤thend: síol Fergna na slegh slimteand, BNnÉ 206.10 .

(b) With nouns: ¤arán unleavened bread : i sliom-aránaibh na deighmhéine, TSh. 8940 . ¤chlad: it mhúr sriobhghlan sliomchladh gcuir, Maguires of F. 100 . ¤chom: a dtrí slím- chom, a míon-ghrúidh do líon dubhach mo chroidhe, E. O'Rahilly xii 28 . ¤gíallad: slimghialladh do Dhia gan eacht gan coingheall do chur ann, TSh. 10840 `complete surrender', Gloss. ¤grúad: dar s. sóer Sen-Charmain, Met. Dinds. iii 2.16 . ¤fhuinnem: go suaitheadh sé gan saobhadh slim- fhuinnimh pliant energy, Hackett iii 9 . ¤léine: ní sleamhuine an eascain uim shleasaibh a slímléine (: míghnéithibh), Ó Bruad. iii 18.19 . ¤marcach: mairg sliommarcach fhuair mar each | an truaill iomarcrach uaibhreach, Aithd. D. 81.15 . ¤? ruud: tré imeallaibh churraigh, tré mhongaibh, tré shlím-ruaidhtibh (: croidhe-luaimneach), E. O'Rahilly iv 18 . ¤shlúag: tic mór s., Met. Dinds. iii 74.103 . ¤thúr: críoch na sliom-thúr `land of the smooth mansions', Content. xi 12 .

(c) With vb.: as m'aisling do shlím-bhíodhgus go h-ath- chumair suas, E. O'Rahilly v 17 .