sráb

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Forms: sraíb

n [u]. Perh. orig. n., cf. sráb tinedh nomhoidís asna saighdibh, Cóir Anm. 115 . Also sraíb?

(a) Orig. perh. stream: co mbátar lanaib lerggaib | dona srábaib srebdergaib (ref. to streams of blood?), SR 6780 `heaps of slain (or fugitives)', Met. Dinds. Gl. s.v. sráb, see (b) infra. In etymological gloss: Fiacha Sroibtine .i. sráib (= sraíb?) tenedh tucad inna longaib, Cóir Anm. 115 . See 1 sraib and O'Dav. 1491 s.v. sraibtine. fá shraoib ndinnlíghel ndroibhél `by some stream', O'Gr. Cat. 461.9 .

(b) multitude, host, herd, drove (of people, animals): srábh .i. iomad, O'Cl. brūis srābu sīl Chuinn (`Angriffe'), Ält. Ir. Dicht. 18 § 17 . anci[d] C. īatt uile | . . . ōn t[s]rāb dobōi ga celgad, BColm. 90.12 . fri s.¤ (.i. forlán, see BColm. Gl.) ndomuin bad ḟethmech `against the brood of the world', Ériu iii 96 § 8 `the common herd', Met. Dinds. Gl. s.v. sráb. tri dán tucsat for Raigne | s.¤ na Gallia `the populace of Gaul', Metr. Dinds. iii 194.6 . serb-dremm i rechtaib rúad-mucc | . . . | rosní in s.¤ sen-grennach `the hoary-bristled drove', 404.12 .