snám

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Forms: Snam-dá-én

u m. vn. of snáïd. IGT Decl. § 38 (87.13) , § 95 (127.18) . Verbs § 42 .

(a) act of swimming, floating : marcuighecht . . . ┐ snamh (to be taught to foster-children), Laws ii 154.7 Comm . gabhol mara . . . na fetar cen luing no cen snam, iii 318.5 Comm . dul tar abind na be snam doib not deep enough to necessitate swimming (?) (see Comm.), iv 126.7 (of cattle). tar nai tondaib . . . ┐ is snam, v 298.24 Comm . mad for snam dobera, 26 . mas a dualghus a snamu tainic ass `by means of his swimming', 206.24 Comm . cid fodera long do ṡ.¤ for in mag, Fél.² xxxii 15 . co rabatar lestra ┐ fóintreb in tige for s.¤ , Trip.² 114 . dollotár ind eóin ónd insi for s.¤ , LU 1691 . go mbeith an biadh ar snámh sa ghaili, Reg. San. col. v (19.10) . co n-accamar do sh.¤ , TBFr. 199 . eter ṡnamh ┐ dibrugad, LL 399b1 . buaid snáma, TBC 661 . s.¤ Í Néill . . . nocha borb | bolg geal ní léir ar a lurg, IGT Verbs ex. 377 . ar rathannaibh, ┐ ar snámh, FM ii 1060.10 . ag foghlaim snamha, v 1684.12 . ba hēiccen dōip gan a snámh do dhermat `to resort to swim- ming', Fl. Earls 76.13 . With do-gní: doronadur s.¤ , Acall. 7228 . co n-denainn snamh, CF 961 . With following gen.: snámh sreabh, IGT Decl. ex. 1111 . ag snámh na tuinne, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 12.13 . lachain . . . ag s.¤ oighridh uaine `paddling about upon', O'Gr. Cat. 487.10 = DDána 98.2 . Attrib. gen.: cnaim inn iaich snamha dia marbad, RC xviii 382.20 . mac snáma (lit. son of swimming) a fish : mairg troich tar rōï rēna | atchí mēna mac snāma, Corm. Y 948 .

(b) Extended applications: imtairecc lin uadaib . . . ar cend in tsnamha that which swims, fish, O'C. 791 ( H. 3.18, 369a ). téultó, mágra, snámh, gluasacht creeping, Eg. Gl. 571 . cia an sluaghso ag snámh a-noir `slow-marching', Aithd. D. 27.9 . faolchoin is méirligh ag snámh led chneas encroaching on you, Hackett xv 8 . Of the floating of banners: ri s.¤ . . . na n-onchon, LL 239a33 ( TTr. 1662 ). Of the hovering of birds: snamh seabhaic (name of a metre), IT iii 12.9 . Cf. snamh suadh, 99 § 167 . Prov.: is s.¤ i tuinn rothuile | ríge neich ocá námait, SG 362.z ( LL 296b9 ). ba snam in nagaid srotha, Cog. 162.21 . snámh a n-agaidh Essa Ruaid | tachar sil Conuill as useless as swimming against Assaroe, Irish Texts ii 7 § 12 . See Ir. Prov. 370 . Fig. dorála i cind a snámha she has come to the end of her career, Acall. 45 = SG 95.10 . do bhí [an creidemh] ag snámh fedh na cruinne spreading, Mac Aingil 511.10 .

In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom. Cf. Snam-dá-én = vadum- duorum-avium, Lat. Lives 23.6 .

Compds. ¤ascnam proceeding by swimming : búi in fer sin ic snamascnam na tonn, CCath. 2103 . Of marching over a plain: ic snamasccnam darsin mag, 4944 . ¤char, ¤chain buoyant (in kennings for ebad, the letter ea in Ogam): snam- chain fheda .i. ebad les-sium sin, ar snamchain fid, Auraic. 5597 . snāmchar fer .i. crithach, Anecd. iii 44.2 . ¤chnaí: bídh a n-úrlabhra mar aillsi ag snámhchnaoi, Desid. 4849 (`slowly eating away', Gloss.). an bás . . . agá snámh-chnaoi, TSh. 111 . ¤dírech straight-swimming: ag diúbhragadh na m-bradán . . . snámh-dhírioch, ML 46.4 . ¤rám voyaging : ro gabsat ic snamhram in mara, CCath. 3368 . ¤thuitim act of streaming down : frasa . . . fola ag snighe ┐ ag snámh-thuitim ré sleasaibh . . . a gcneas, TSh. 2266 .