sraibtine, sraiftine

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n (1 sraib+1 teine). For the form of the compd. see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 184 ff .

(a) lightning: tech loiscis s.¤ do nim, Laws v 190.16 .i. sraib tine no sruaim tine do nim .i. in tine saidhnain, 192.13 Comm . Cf. srabtine .i. srib tine no sruaim tine nó reth tine, ut est aithne i tigh loiscis s.¤ do neim .i. an tine saighneim, O'Dav. 1491 . lochait . . . ┐ torann ┐ srobtene, Ériu ii 196.3 . gaoth mhór sirfleochaidh sraibhtine síon, ┐ deartan dearmhair, AFM v 1778.y . s.¤ iarthair domhain (of Patrick), BCC 116.3 . ? ni airg eonu in maigi | ni ba foru mo sroibthene (`destructive power', O'Rahilly), Anecd. i 6.11 .

Of a person: dáil de for sroiphtinid Macha (.i. teni dar Macha 'na ré .i. Machairi) .i. Máel Sechlainn 'bestow some of it on the lightning [one] of Macha (i.e. a fire over Macha in his reign, i.e. Machaire), i.e. Máel Sechnaill', B. in Scáil² 47 § 57 .

(b) sulphurous fire (a more literal interpretation of the old compd. Note lenited -t- in some exx., and see O'Rahilly ad loc. cit. Ériu xiii 185 ): sruth sroibtened, SR 8089 . na treathnu sroibthenedh `seas of sulphurous fire', Ériu ii 124.9 . immut sroibhtheined, 136.12 . is i medon aidche roteilced sroibthene fornaib coic cathrachuib, 140 § 142 . as iad na tuatha sin dergthair o srabtheindtib in mara, YBL 84b21 .

(c) As n.pr. , n.loc., and name of a helmet (head-dress) (see O'Rahilly, ad loc. cit. and Arbuthnot, Stud. Celt. xxxv 287 , Cóir Anm.² i § 114 ): Fiacha Sroibtine .i. sráib tenedh tucad inna longaib in tan bói for muir isin doman tair. Nó a nDún tS.¤ i Connachtaibh ronalt . . . nó Fiacha S.¤ .i. sráb tinedh nomhoidís asna saighdibh . . . badar acú . . . Sraftine (.i. cathbarr) bá ditin neich | do bói ag Midhir ima dhreich, | is úadh tshloinnter in rí dhe | dárbh ainm Fiacha Sraiftine, Cóir Anm. 115 .