srúb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. srúb or dil.ie/38842

Forms: srúb, sruibe, srubai, Srúba

n orig. perh. n. (see Sc.M2 Gloss.¤, Críth Gabl. Gloss.), cf. d s. srúb, LU 9401 , n. pl. sruibe, Ériu v 38.3 . In Mid.Ir. ā,f.: g s. srubai, Fen. 326.19 . Srúba, Met. Dinds. iii 282.73 . d s ag Srūibh Lēith, ALC i 562.5 .

Snout, muzzle, beak, nose .

(a) Of animals, etc.: co-mbātar secht n-airtim di forbaidh saille fora srūib till there was a covering of seven fist-lengths of bacon on its snout (a pig), Sc.M² 23 . srub muicci, Corm. Tr. 154 . do ragha muc-thréd dia soigedh, co ros claidhet dia srubhaiph (a place), BNnÉ 325 § 41 . mar shéud óir a sruimh muice, Prov. xi 22 . pesti . . . ilchennacha go srumaibh remra roderga orro, RC xxviii 318 § 36 . srub chait dono lasin Carpre (i.e. Cairpre Cendchatt), IT iii 189.1 . tuc srúib (: rúin) forsin sen-charraic `he laid the bill (i.e. of a bird) on the ancient rock', Met. Dinds. iii 258.40 .

(b) Of persons (usually in pejorative sense): cía focerta a s.¤ ar gésce immatairisfed dóib if his snout were thrown on a branch they would cleave together, LU 6823 ( BDD² 349 ). Cf. 6828 . sréid Fergus Dubthach úad iar sin co n-arrasair di sruib fri budin anall alighted on his nose (?), LU 6621 = dia sruib, TBC² 2081 = co tarla a srubh i freslige anall, TBC p. 399 n. 10 (St.) = co tarla darráib ra budin anechtair, TBC 2777 . míla géra gulbnecha | ro leltar im s.¤ , LU 9401 ( JRSAI 1870-1, 386.20 ). inda llatt ba cūl-scīan s.¤ cechtar de (of two warriors), ZCP xviii 297.6 . do srenga-som na secht moirseser sin co n-benann a srubha fri talmain, TBC 5526 (St.). ni suil, ni srub `'tis not a nose', Laws v 232.8 Comm . ? fata srúm gimhsi gach gille | ag súr Innsi finne Fáil, IGT Decl. ex. 1405 . sruimh, gnus, srón, Eg. Gl. 550 .

(c) Extended applications: fer trí s.¤ : s.¤ tuirc fo chlud . . . s.¤ tinni for croich, s.¤ n-arathair fo rind the snout of a boar in the ditch, the snout of a flitch on the hook, the snout of a plough in the ground, Críth Gabl. 185 - 6 . tri sruba cach fir dib .i. srub cuiltir fo thuinn, srub tuirc for tur, ┐ srub tinne for troisd, Laws v 90.16 Comm . nidad inmaine tri sruibe . . . | dochengat mo dochum, | srub in bacan, srub lia bachaill | srub bec lasin cochall (insulting descr. of the approach of a cleric), Ériu v 38.3 . gall-biail . . . cona sruibh, O'Dav. 532 .

In nn. loc. prob. point, headland , see Hog. Onom.

Compds.

(a) With adjj. ¤derg red-tipped (of arrows): d'fidren na saigheat srubderg, CCath. 3130 . ¤fhillte: slega srúb-fhillti `warped', MR 238.25 . ¤fhotae long-nosed: L. in n-echlach srubhfhada sal[fh]ada ciarfhota, BB 257b24 . bach- laich srubfhata tshalfhata tsheiredchaela, Acall. 3795 . gus a soighit loinges srubfada long-prowed, Leb. Gab. 128 n. 9 . ¤gér sharp-pointed (of arrows): a saighti snasta sruibgérai, CCath. 5550 . cetha srubhgera soiget, St. Ercuil 823 . saithe saighett sruibhger, FM vi 2130.4 . saighde srúibh-ghéara, TSh. 6676 . ¤glas green-tipped (of waves): raimrá darna sruthlintib srubglassa sálidi sin, LL 228a21 ( TTr. 809 ). ¤rúad red-tipped (of spears): cleth . . . do slegaib . . . srúb-ruada, MR 224.2 .

(b) With nouns. ¤grinne: in t-inad in ro fuiredh srub- grinne sleighi C. `the head of C.'s spear', MR 268.21 . See srúblaing.