srath

Cite this: eDIL s.v. srath or dil.ie/38756

Forms: sraith, sraith, srath, sraith, sratha

n [orig. o,m.? But d s sraith, Alex. 873 ]. Later also sraith. srath (na habhann) m. (g s. sraith, sratha), IGT Decl. § 38 (87.11) . See Dán do Oide 335 .

(a) grass, sward : i s.¤ gl. in gramine, Thes. ii 46.21 . graig óir budi and fri s.¤ `on the sward', Im. Brain 15 . moscing srathu careers across grasslands (of a horse), LU 8669 ( FB 50 ). in talam cona sraith trit no lomm `Grasschicht', Alex. 873 . selaig srathu Fomoire cut down Fomorians like grass (?) (`die Talgründe der Fomoren', as in (b) infra), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 6 § 1 . ? da grúad chorcra cainiu s.¤ , IT i 80.13 ( Lg. 18 ).

(b) valley, bottom, meadow or grassy place near a river , etc.: dus in fagba sliab no s.¤ | no iath forsa tarrasad, SR 2551 . buair Muman gach baili | . . . | forrollscadh fo sratha | comdar data duibe, BB 375a17 = for ratha, Met. Dinds. iii 218.35 . tar sraith Banna an bhruaigh ghil | tug dhá chreich, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 158.149 . s.¤ d'faigsin isin Imleach | gan an sraitsin sibheinnfliuch, IGT Decl. ex. 1012 . sgor seng ar srathaibh na Múaidhe | lachain chenn n-úaine ar gach n-áth on the meadow- lands of the Moy, ex. 1009 . gach s.¤ gach áth gac[h] abhann, Dán Dé xxv 22 . ? tuir dhíoghuinne . . . | 'n-a srothaibh corra ar n-a gcar | do chlochaibh troma an talmhan, DDána 75.25a . dochuaidh . . . for sraith na tiopraidi (`brink'), Buile S. 28.16 . rothoirinn for sraith an topuir, 82.17 . ar shraithibh ┐ ar shíth-ghleanntaibh Innbhir na Bóinne, CRR² 70.5 . co rainic se s.¤ Saighre (n. loc.?), BNnÉ 113.10 .

(c) In chevilles: fri sratha slanaeb, SR 54 . srethaib s.¤ , 135 . co súidib s.¤ , 3227 . diargaet Mumu mīlib s.¤ | isin chath ic Cell Osnad, ZCP viii 118 § 28 .

(d) fine, tax : saor ó shrathaibh gan tabhairt air chios uaimse, E. O'Rahilly (1900) xlvii 4 . dorinneadar iomchasaoid de bhíthin neamhchomhthruime gacha sratha ┐ gacha íoca dá mbíodh ortha, lii (291.9. 1911) . a's ní dhíolfam feoirling leo, cíos ná sraith, Mun. Poets ii 108.16 . More usually sreth in this meaning.

Compd. ¤fhíadach: ag sraith-fhiadhach . . . ar lochtaibh a chomharsan `hunting widely' (Gloss.), TSh. 1620 .

Common in nn. loc. See Hog. Onom.

See sreth.