Helen McKay wrote:
> But doesnt 'sinnach' itself look adjectival?
> And can I ask what to make of this gloss? any ideas what this is
> about please?
> Sindach .i. sen-nech .i. neach as sine do conaib e .i. ar fat a rée.
It looks like typical Sanas Cormaic: imaginative! One problem is that
"-nech" is not used as an element in real word formation, as far as I
know. (Whether foxes actually live longer than dogs, I somehow doubt
that Cormac and his colleagues would have known or really cared. A
pet fox might have had a long lifespan compared to a larger dog. The
smaller the canid, the longer the lifespan as a rule, I think.)
BTW, I posted images of this entry from one of the MSS on my blog