Origin of the name SADB.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name SADB.
name meaning "sweet." In legend, the name of Ossian's
mother. Cf. Sadhbh.
Sadb Sulbair (§
6): Gaul. svadu in Svadu genus, Svadu-rix; Skr. svadu,
"sweet"; Gr. ἡδύς, "sweet"; L.
"suave"; Eng. sweet. Sulbair is cognate
with Cym. Hylafar, "eloquent." (Fled Bricrend: the Feast of
Bricriu, Henderson, 1899).
...Finn had two sons, Fergus
and his more famous brother Ossian. Fergus of the sweet speech was
the Fenian's bard, and, also, because of his honeyed words, their
diplomatist and ambassador. Yet, by the irony of fate, it is to
Ossian, who is not mentioned as a poet in the earliest texts, that the
poems concerning the Fenians which are current in Scotland under the
name of "Ossianic Ballads" are attributed. Ossian's
mother was Sadb, a daughter of Bodb the Red. A rival goddess
changed her into a deer—which explains how Ossian got his name, which
means "fawn." (The Mythology of the British Islands,