sulbair

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Forms: suilbir

adj i (2 so+labar) Later suilbir.

(a) eloquent, well-spoken (of speech and persons): mad s.¤ . . . in precept, Wb. 8a5 . manip s.¤ , 12 . ni sulbir in bríathar gl. sermo contemptibilis, 17b4 . cid sulbir oc aisṅdís, 27a8 . arcades .i. sulbari nó fissidi, Thes. ii 47.4 (as subst.?). brígfaidh Andcrist proicept s.¤ , Snedg. u. Mac Riagla 12 § 59 . epscop Senach s.¤ `bishop Senach the elo- quent', Fél. Aug. 21 . sulbaire espai `eloquent on trifles' (of women), Tec. Corm. § 16.83 . fer suilbir . . . ┐ ba comdes isna primbelraib, LB 150b41 . fer suilbir soingthe (= soithnge) soagallmha, FM v 1704.2 . In comic n.pr.: mac seidhe sethar Sodhua Suluaire, Anecd. ii 54.z .

(b) cheerful, affable, genial, merry : s.¤ gl. lepida, Sg. 91b3 . linpaite 'na ngablaib | fri sirtraite s.¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 220.46 . bá suilbhir dogrés, Cóir Anm. 168 . dream go méin suilbhir, DDána 17.32 . is tú . . . | thug mé . . . go neamhshuilbhir who hast made me sad, 65.2 . mise go ndíoghrais uimpi, | 's gan í go suilbhir umainn, Dánta Gr. 58.4 . foillsighidh aghaidh shuilbhir = hilarem vultum facit, 23 K 42, 121.6 . dream . . . soilbhir súbhach, Oss. iv 66.19 . an tí bhronnus gu soilbhir, 2 Cor. ix 7 . Of weather: i n-aimsir shuilbhir shuirgh- igh shíne, Keat. Poems 878 . Note also: ba menmnach suilbir iat do chur in chatha optimistic (?), SG 50.7 . óir as faoilidh fír- suilbhir friot an uair si hé (of God) well-disposed, favourable , BNnÉ 234.2 . go niompóighe an tighearna a ghnúis shuilbhir ribh, Numb. vi 25 .

Compar. and superl.: nach facaidh talamh . . . budh suil- bhire daoine, TSh. 3739 . sgáth a dheirbhfhine an séimhfhear as suilbhire, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 146.4 .

Compd. an fheadhain shaor shuilbhearchonnail, DDána 89.1 .