1 serg

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 serg or dil.ie/37248
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Forms: tsirg

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(a) decline, wasting sickness : ma beith hi seurc gl. sí infirmetur, Ml. 142c3 . bliadain lan dó i siurc 'he had been a full year ailing', Bethu Brigte 8 § 25 . masa searg no do-galur, Laws v 132n. 3 . na hi ro uaisi gatus sirg dona macaib beca .i. camana, ┐ liatroiti, ┐ luboca, i 138.32 Comm . (etym. gl. on essrechta maccru). focherd A. i s.¤ de, LU 10730 (TE). uchan is crú mo craide | s.¤ for marcuch in maige, 3577 ( SCC 29 . H). nisibed nech dib fín acht intí nobid i sérg = (nisi quem infirmitas cogisset) Lat. Lives 93.1 . Attrib. gen. in ben tsirg cin sug nirt gl. anbobracht, Laws i 140.35 Comm . (cf. Corm. Y 42 ). ben sirg sin gus na fuil sailechtu fesi re fear féin, Laws iii 558.10 . in fer siric, i. 130.20 Comm . sarachan seirg (of a dead pig), Irish Texts i 32 § 54 . Cf. dia rob dall na bodar . . . no sirg, O'D. 934 ( H 3.17, 658c ).

In the same sense, s.¤ galuir: o ro erig in rig iarnabárach is amlaid ro bói, mar do beith i searg galair (sic MS.), RC xxiii 410 § 20 . gabais s.¤ galuir rí Caṅgigu co táinic a thiughlaithe, Marco P. 117 . i s.¤ galair . . . do chumhaid a mhná, Lism. L. 2794 . Donnchadh . . . do écc iarná beith hi seircc ghalair ochta re bliadhain láin `under pulmonary consumption', AFM iv 962.2 . Fedhlimidh . . . d'écc iar mbeith i s.¤ galair fri ré fhoda, 972.6 = lubra, Ann. Conn. 1451.2 . nir dheilig taobh ré derccadh dhó acht a bheith a s.¤ siorghalair, ITS v 70.6 .

(b) as quasi-vn. act of lessening, shrinking, contracting, declining, wasting : adaig oc siniud . . . s.¤ for cech sírlo, LB 102 marg. inf. ro gab for s.¤ ┐ digbail, for crapad ┐ for feodugud `began to shrivel' (of entrails used for prognostication), CCath. 973 . atā . . . forbairt na teora mbliadan forro ō sin gusaniu, nō s.¤ na teora mbliadan (of people changed by a three years' absence), ZCP v 501.z . searg an uilc ┐ na fingala doden ar mo comalta as e ata ar mo tsirig, x 306.8 - 9 . deacair searg duilghe na dáimhe `it is difficult to abate the discontent of companies', TD 29.16 . dob orusa a searg mar soin | fearg na folasa Fiachoidh, 15.53 . an fhearg ní luaithe leat-sa | ná ag searg uaithe t'aigneadh-sa thy mind withering (?) on account of it, DDána 88.8 . searg, seargadh, IGT Verbs § 117 .

gaibid s.¤ abates, becomes lessened : a fhearg ┐ í ar galuibh | gabhaidh sí searg ar slighidh, PBocht 21.9 . ar s.¤ in his declining years (?): sláinte maith ┐ sé ar searg | nó gur chaith a ré ag Risdeard, IGT Verbs ex. 987 .

Compds. ¤esnach `lean-ribbed': ré sleasaibh seirg-easnacha a gcneas, TSh. 2266 . ¤mag `withered plain': debthaigis Dagda, nar diúit, | ri [luas] for serc-maig na sét, Ériu vii 228.22 (possibly n. loc.). ¤therc `shrunk and scanty': lind nach serg-therc fri sam-dul, Metr. Dinds. iii 338.3 .