snáth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. snáth or dil.ie/38144

n o thread. Usually collect. in sense; rare in pl.: sēd snāith, Corm. Y 1195 . snath glas olla . . . snath finn, Laws i 152.10 , 20 Comm . set int snaith ina cro, 30 Comm . , etymol. gloss on snathait, 150.10 . o bias ina snath urlam, ii 372.18 Comm. in gloss on: leath do mnai a etach, 15 . fogniat s.¤ do thusmhedh forsin talmain a n-inaduib inglana they produce threads across the ground (salamanders), Marco P. 26 . as lom i s.¤ mo cheirteach `bare of thread', Buile S. 30.2 . ag síorchur sórt sómpladhach suaithnidh snáith, Hackett xxi 48 . ? s.¤ ga chur ina chrosaibh | cách ag dul ina deiseil, IGT Decl. ex. 503 . With qualifying g s. s.¤ úama binding-thread (fig.): s.¤ uama an fhóid Loghasa `the uniting thread of this land of L.' (of a chief), TD 16.44 . s.¤ uama an duine re Dia thread binding man to God (St. Francis), PBocht 8.35 . cneadh [chíche] . . . | bean [go síne a] s.¤ uama, DDána 48.11 . grís ghrádha Dé . . . is s.¤ uama dona subháilcibh, TSh. 1708 . snáth snadhma gacha síodha (the Cross), Aithd. D. 88.9 . Freq. with follg. óir, etc., of gold or gilt thread used in ornament: co m-bo samalta ┐ s.¤ ór- shnáith cach finna, TBC 2716 = comba samalta ┐ orsh.¤ , LU 6544 . claideb . . . co n-imdenam snaith óir, TBC 5196 . ag ímirt snait cruitne de or for cathbarr C. `mit goldenem Stick- faden', ZCP xiii 262.14 . ro fūaged co s.¤ óir, Death-tales, 8 § 10 . etaigi . . . arna n-ilecur do snath alaind orda, TTebe 2214 . do shnath ciartha, LB 156b60 . s.¤ lín yarn, 1 Kings x 28 . s.¤ sróil, LL 34b19 . bantrocht . . . | ag annla singreamhra gan snāth na ccóir `sans un fil sur elles', ÉC iv 303.21 . g s. as attrib.: lēine . . . ōr-s[h]náith, ML² 1691 (cf. TBC 2716 supra). puball snáith, DDána 41.44 .

Extended applications. Of the strings of a harp: go s.¤ umha, DDána 100.30 . Architect.: re dealbhadh s.¤ gcaol na gcliath ties (?), DDána 119.31 . Of hair: snath .i. folt, Met. Gl. 32 § 3 . snáith th'oige the pattern of thy poem, Content. xxii 17 n. 4 . s.¤ féithleannta fis the sinewed threads of knowledge, Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 7 .

Compds. ¤bréid threaded cloth (i.e. a sail): ro thócbadar in snathbréid . . . im barr uachtar in chraind, Acall. 3820 . ¤chaíl slender-threaded: ro gab tonaigh . . . snat[h]cháil . . . do sita . . . i custal a gelcnis dó, CCath. 4670 . a sreabhleintibh snáthchaol fri a ccnesaibh `fine-threaded', FM vi 1918.11 . leapthacha snáth-chaola sróill, TSh. 4170 . ¤chaín soft- threaded : na bratacha snathcaine, CCath. 4928 . ¤chengal: cona snat[h]cenglaib . . . leo (of arrows), CCath. 5464 . ¤ecor: cona snat[h]eccur oir (a crown), CCath. 5289 . ¤éicne, a kind of ornament (`Schnüre', TBC 2720 , `strings', Lism. L. xxx 19 . See éicne, 1 and 2 eó): cét s. don charmocol cummascda hi timthacht fría chend, LU 6547 . Anecd. ii 3.x . ¤gerrad: snáithghearradh sáoghail cutting the thread of life, Studies 1921, 419 § 11 . is snáth-gherradh saeghail . . . dam-sa, MR 302.9 . ¤fhailgech: folt na ndual snáthfhailgheach saor with threadlike ringlets, DDána 96.31 . ¤glan: ra Boaind snáth- glain bright-haired (?), Ériu vii 221.2 . ¤glanaid: snáthghlan- faidh sionn a samhail I will elaborate a similar (elegy), DDána 118.18 . ¤mín smooth-threaded: ar fud do chiabh snáithmhín, Dánta Gr. 13.2 . ¤réim: snath-reim suidighthi gacha senchais `in the series of narrating', MR 108.20 . ¤ṡlemon: slega . . . snaithslemain, ZCP x 303.1 .