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sinnach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. sinnach or dil.ie/37608

Forms: sindach

n o,m. sindach, IGT Decl. § 17.21 . a fox : ut dicitur pit a puteo .i. brēnaim . . . Inde dicitur putidus .i. sindach, Corm. Y 1060 . sinnach .i. sennech .i. nech is sine do chonuib é ar fot a ree, 1191 . asrir in s.¤ n-allaid | do ráith a aithig `she gave the wild fox for her vassal', Thes. ii 342.61 ( Hy. v ). romarb petta sindaig, Lat. Lives 85.12 . dosennat . . . secht sinnchu ┐ secht míla maige, TBFr. 59 . ní slicht sinnaig i feóraind no i fásaig ná fidbaid ocaind, MU² 335 (of a clearly visible track). Cf. gerbho sodhaing a lorg do breith (ar nir bho sliocht sion- daigh for oighreog eng ┐ foillecht an c[h]reachs[h]loigh), Hugh Roe 80.15 (apparently a proverbial phrase). s.¤ dá lí ar tí a hén, Acall. 846 v.l. is annsna crannaib . . . donít sindaig a n- ádba, PH 7744 . cludtur co maith re croicind sinduigh . . . é, Rosa Ang. 266.y . atáid uamha ag na sionnchaibh (vulpes foveas habent), TSh. 8119 . As a symbol of treachery: a ochlai dorchai na sinnach sírchelgach .i. a indshamail t-shinnaig for imad do chelg, PH 8246 - 7 . cumann an tsionnaigh, DDána 4.6 .

Occurs as a pseudonym, particularly among the lords of Tethbha, whose followers were also called na Sionnaig (for alleged explanation see AU i 552.z - 554.3 ): in Sindach hua Leochan, rí Gaileng, RC xvii 347.18 (Tig.). Cluain mic Nois d'arcain . . . fa dó o Calraighib cosna Sinnchaibh, AU i 590.4 . Catharnach, mac an tSionnaigh Uidhir, tigherna Tethbha, FM ii 958.x . in Sindach Find .i. Cinaeth Hua Catharnaigh, rí Teftha, RC xvii 418.20 (Tig.). creach la hAedh Húa Con- cobuir ┐ lasna Sinncho, 398.23 (Tig.). sluaiged la mac Briain ┐ la Húa MaelSechlainn . . . co tucsat na Sinnaigh bruit moír, 393.26 = fir Tethbha .i. na Sionnaigh, FM ii 864.5 .

s.¤ brothlaige (lit. fox of the cooking-pit) the lowest in a list of twenty-seven `togarmand techtaide miadlechta' `legitimate titles of dignity', Laws iv 344.7 Comm . `s. b. . . . einen armen Kerl bezeichnet, der seine zusammengebettelten und -gestoh- lenen Brocken in einer solchen Grube (brothlach) sammelt', Thurn. ZCP xv 318 . sindach brothlaighe .i. bruar cach bidh do, itir dilis ┐ indlis; no cuma lais cidh bedh bruidhes no do- meala, Laws iv 354.11 . ba s.¤ brothlaig dod-fuaid, glossed: . . . no is ē in s.¤ brothlaig in gataige, ZCP xv 317 § 11 .