socair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. socair or dil.ie/38224

Forms: socar, socair, cóir, lochdach

adj i Also occas. socar (: locadh, TD 20.44 . : ¤fhocal, L. Cl. A. B. 165.105 ), form condemned in substantival use, IGT Decl. § 161 .

(a) smooth, even, level : gur bo crúaidh s.¤ an tslighe, BNnÉ 327 § 50 . rocunnaic log socuir . . . isin aill `[he] saw a level recess . . . in the cliff', Stair Erc. 344 . as lethon s.¤ in raon gabthar cusan mbas `lada et speciosa est via', Aisl. Tond. 105.12 . cead luighe ar leabthaibh socra, L. Cl. A. B. 170.133 . clár socar na síothchána `the comfortable plain of peace', TD 20.44 . Of a horse, comfortable for riding: ar sódh na n-each s.¤ seang, SG 26.23 . robai a ech s.¤ . . . ac doibli ┐ ac daeibili, TTebe 1384 . ber mūl s.¤ sogluasta fud `have under thee a comfortable . . . mule', ZCP vi 283.21 . Of a boat, steady: ba soccair tra in lestar i n-dechumar `she was a sound craft', MacCongl. 85.15 . Of a harbour, calm: no go rangatar cuan s.¤ Súilighi, L. Chl. S. 19 . Of wrought work, smooth, even: dornchla sacra `comfortable', O'Gr. Cat. 376.15 . cris s.¤ seimidhe, TTebe 3736 . Of teeth: ni dheirméd a déd socar | nó an bél chanus ciúnfhocal, L. Cl. A. B. 165.105 . Of a garment, smooth, soft: édach sídamail socuir ` well-fitting ', SG 248.27 . Compar. ród is réidhe . . . ná slighe is socra, TSh. 10765 .

(b) easy, quiet, tranquil : gur iarr ar Dia mar sás s.¤ | bás tar bhethaid, BNnÉ 241 § 177 . is s.¤ a chodlas duine ar chneadh dhuine eile, Ir. Prov. 344 . Adv. ro badur ann . . . co subach soccair ac ol na fleidhe, Acall. 6357 . da áitreabhadar go neimheaglach . . . suaimhneach s.¤ `quiet and secure', Judges xviii 7 .

Subst. socair, cóir (socar, lochdach) f., IGT Decl. § 161 .

Compds. ¤chaín: aeingem socarc[h]ain solusta, CCath. 4713 . co cruth socharchain (of a person), 406 . ¤glan: téighidh teannál an adhnaidh | sging reóidh an ruisg shocarghlain `of the calm clear eye', Studies 1921, 420 § 17 . ¤thrén: do c[h]uireadar amach . . . a sgūdada slemna . . . socair-t[h]rēna, ML² 651 . ¤thiug: ro ghabhastair a mhuinche sh., ML 112.12 .