spín

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n [f.] (Lat. spina)

(a) thorn, also as collect. thorns. Freq. in phrase coróin do spín(ib), coróin spín(e) crown of thorns : coróin spíne, IGT Decl. § 135 (coróin spín, ib.). coróin do spínib, PH 3296 . Todd Lect. vi 58.12 . coroin do spin, PH 134 . coroin sbine, YBL 145a19 . ac a choronugud do spin, LB 280by . cuirim ar an gcoróin sbíne | mo chomairce, DDána 39.25 . an coroin spíne, Maund. 14 . Note also: lile idir spiúnaibh a lily among thorns, E. O'Rahilly (1900) xxvi 161 .

(b) a thorn bush ; wild rose (?) : co ṅdelgi spíne ┐ sciach, PH 2148 . reanna na sboirdhealg sbíne, Studies 1931, 662 § 15 ( Aithd. D. 92.15 ). In the follg. translated `gooseberry (bush)' (see spínán): losa feada; . . . s.¤ , Laws iv 148.2 . ipin .i. spinan no spin, Auraic. 4304 - 5 . pin. millsem fedho .i. s.¤ , Anecd. iii 44.5 (see pin).