simin(n), seimen(n)

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Forms: sibin(n), sifin(n), sibhean(d), sibhin, sifind

n i and ā, f. Very variable in form and inflection. n s. also sibin(n), sifin(n), etc. (see infra). sibhean(d) f., IGT Decl. § 54 . sibhin m., § 207 (sifeand, sifind, lochdach aráon). Cf. 1 sima, 4 sim.

(a) a rush : itharnnae .i. ith ┐ feorna .i. semend, ith na cethra notēged isna cainnle apud ueteress , Corm. Y 735 = isna simnib, Thr. Ir. Gl. 24 . simin .i. séim a hinne, 40 . ara-letha bun cacha simne iarna airdbe cutruma graine . . . `das untere Ende jeder abgeschnittenen Binse gleich breit wie ein "Korn"', ZCP xiv 355 § 13 = Laws ii 252.1 . tuc dō mess ndub a draignib, | tuc airgib sub ar sibnib `sie gab ihm mit (Liebes)-zeichen (?) Erdbeerfrucht auf Binsen', Bruchst. 69 § 161 . tolgdæ do tholgdaib simend, O'Mulc. 815 . ro bátar .xu. bonsibne i lláim in meic brecderg sin ┐ delg scíach a cind cach simni díb, BDD² 1128 - 9 . crithnaigset a charíni imbi imar crand re sruth nó imar bocsimin fri sruth, LU 6444 . ni con ro bai ina chorp áit forsa roised (sic leg., Ed.) rind simhni nad bad tregdaithi, TBC-LL¹ p. 671 n. 3 . curcais ard immbe . . . tri fichit traiged i ḟot cech bocṡibne dib, Alex. 655 . conid rogab serg ┐ galar de, co luid hi seimnib sirgc de became like withered rushes (?), ZCP iii 2 n. 6 . noi sibinne rindglasa luachra, Laws v 276.6 Comm . re (sic leg.) heiteall na nén agus re gluasacht na sibheann, Atlantis iv 158.20 . ro gabh Berach simhin luachra . . . ┐ ro coraigh im bragaitt in mairbh, ┐ atracht focéttoir; conidh desin atad sibhne Beraich go brath, BNnÉ 42 § 86 . an Bhanna 'sa himle ag Áodh | sibhne fanna tréna fér, IGT Decl. ex. 1365 . an sifind leisin sín dte | do ṡín san ḟritheing reimhe .l. (because of the -f-), ex. 2172 . do boic-shimnibh doronad [na histada], .u. ceme déc fod gacha sibhne `bulrushes', Marco P. 49 . `seimhin a black-headed bog rush; schoenus nigricans,' O'R.

(b) a reed : seimin gl. fistula, Ir. Gl. 211 . do ṡeimnib ḟásas anaici mara (of the Crown of Thorns), Maund. 14 . do churetur coroin ima chenn do sibnib mara, 16 .

(c) a corn-stalk : ben acc dógh arbha . . . ┐ do gabh seimhin ar lasadh (simha, v.l.), ZCP x 14.18 . conā fārcaib in gæth sifind tuga, MacCongl. 11.15 .

(d) rope or binding made of rushes (?) (cf. 1 sim), hence fetters, bonds (?): do fhuabair [in Clárach] simhin ar na saorclannaib, Caithr. Thoirdh. 17.19 . ? To this: criss mobíí | niptar símne imm loa, Three Hom. 106.z . ben ler mhaith í fá fholuigh | oruibh do chaith sí a sibhin, L. Cl. A. B. 90.88 .

Compds. ¤buide yellow with rushes : imín Siuír sibeanbuidhi slain, IT iii 80 § 55 (simenbuidi, v.l.). ¤ḟliuch wet and rush-grown : srath d'faigsin isin Imleach | gan an sraitsin sibheinnfliuch, IGT Decl. ex. 1012 .