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1 sé indecl. num. adj. As adj. geminates initial of follg. subst.
and prefixes h- to vowels: se hingni dec, Laws v 40.11 . sē
haisle, Corm. Y p. 38.1 . sé hernaile, PH 5999 . But when
folld. by gen. pl. causes nazalization by analogy with inflected
85numerals: maccān sē ṁblíadnae déac, Thes. ii 308.17 ( Hy.
ii 2 ). di athgabail .i. na sé mbó, Laws i 66.16 Comm . co cend
se mbliadna déc, LU 2115 . Lenition marked in sé mhíle
cneadh, Aithd. D. 78.26 , perhaps mistakenly. Cf. sé céad
lot, ib. Six: sē ab eo quod est sex , Corm. Y 1144 .
I As adj. sé tarmmorcenn, Sg. 166a1 . bōi sē blíadnai hi
5fognam, Thes. ii 309.2 ( Hy. ii 5 ). imtoing sé séotu, Críth Gabl.
207 . da ba co n-a dib tinnib du na se fictib a lin, Laws v
110.17 . sesca ┐ se sinistri, i 28.y Comm . dá sé míle martar,
Fél. July 10 . seser ar sé cétaib, May 13 . sé .c. gl. sexcentum,
Ir. Gl. 777 . fastaid sé eóin déc díb, TBC 1336 .
10The Six Ages of the world occur as sé aimsera, díne, cineda,
etc. iar forba se n-oes in t-shaegail, PH 6892 . siúr na sé
ndíne (of the Blessed Virgin), Dán Dé vii 27 . a shiúr na sé
sochuidhe, vi 14 . ar na sé línibh, DDána 24.4 . do fhóir ar
ghuasacht sé sluaigh, 38.5 . crann soillse na sé gcineadh, 54.26 .
15 lucht na sé n-aimsear, PBocht 14.39 . do na sé clannaibh,
4.39 .
II Used absolutely: á sé six , Thes. ii 31.27 (Bvn.). na
cethri leth-scribuill fa se ann, is da lan-screpaill dec `six times
four half screpalls
', Laws v 342.28 Comm . arna legad ┐ ar na
20hathleagad fecht for a sé `seven times', CCath. 4679 . mé a sé
is seachtmhoghad bliadhan | dom mearughadh lé ar luaghal,
Aithd. D. 91.10 . cá mhéid peacadh . . . ? a sé, Donlevy 176.11 .
As neut. subst.: toscara C. da sé ndéc ndaglaech díb, LU
5523 . the six (at dice) (variously declined in bardic verse,
25see IGT Decl. § 99 , § 108 , § 112 ): na trí séithe is tráth dhá
tealgadh | atá Éire ar h'urchar, ex. 1806 .
Compds. ¤ brechta in nath sebrechta the name of a six-
lined metre, IT iii 38 § 27 . nath dembrechta no sembrechta,
O'C. 239 ( H. 3.18, p. 133 ). ¤ diabulta six-fold: ni cetharda
30sin ┐ ní sediabulta, O'C. 992 ( H. 3.18, p. 425b ). ¤ laithe
lasting six-days : do-rinde Dia in t-oibriugud sé-lathi annsna
lathib ele, PH 7366 .

2 sé pron. 3 s. masc. in some cases replacing O.Ir. é, q.v.
Earliest instances in the phrases ol sé and ocus sé.
35 I In later language in a large variety of constructions:
(a) ol sé: see 6 ol and Thurn. Gramm. § 408 . (b) ocus sé: dia
rabad a n-athair ┐ a seanat[h]air ina roaididin ┐ se bodein,
Laws iv 212.15 Comm . See also s.v. ocus and 2 os. (c) As
predicate of copula: ba sé sin dano in siriti on ainmnigther
40. . ., LU 9007 (H) ( FB 75 ). Cu Chulaind ucut cenip se gais-
cedach bas dech and is hé nod raga, LU 1437 ( MU² 905 ). a n-
éantogha is sé Seaán, TD 28.27 . (d) As subject of active vb.:
tuc sē Sáraid do C[h]onaire, ML² 186 . ní mhairfe sé achd seal,
DDána 8.3 . fuair se aonach . . . ara cinn, St. Ercuil 647 . dá
45chor i gcéill go gcinneadh sé, TSh. 23 . atá sé na Dhia ┐ na
dhuine, Donlevy 28.22 . (e) Rarely as acc. after trans. vb.:
do bhéaradh teach nDé don dís | sé na leath acht go léigdís,
Dán Dé xx 25 . (f) As subj. of pass. vb.: sé do nimh gur
neartoigheadh, Dán Dé xx 9 . sé (sic leg.) don bhanóigh mar
50do bhí | dob anóir lé dá leigthí if it were left as it was to the
Virgin she would have deemed it an honour
, xx 39 . Oidhir Dé
an tráth inar tuigeadh | sé la cách níor creideadh, xii 4 .
(g) In vn. construction: sé, gion gurbh anáir Athar | gabháil
Dé do dheonachadh, Dán Dé xx 11 . más é an t-ubhall fo-
55deara | sé d'fhulang a oigheadha, DDána 23.3 . sé d'anacal
níorbh ḟuláir, TD 20.3 . (h) After ná, etir and acht: neach re
budh mō a ndoicheall 'nā sē, CF 391 . etir sē ┐ Eōgan, ML²
337 . eidir sé fen ┐ dalta eile, L. Chl. Suibhne 13 . co leigfedh
sé eidir se fein ┐ Día, 16 . ní gaolmhar dhúinn slighe acht sé,
60 DDána 25a.22 . (i) Absol. sé (sic leg.) 'na dhearbhráthair 'na
dhiaidh | deagh-mháthair Dé na deirbhshiair, Dán Dé xxv 45 .
II With emph. suffix: `is cáin' or sei-seom `in tṡamaisc . . .',
IT i 72.15 ( Lg. 9 ). an mac rugadh do ráidh sei-sean, DDána
17.17 . fuair seisean . . . an réir, TD 3.25 . ar seision, 13.29 .
65 do chionn nachar éist seisean ris an mbocht, TSh. 4629 . do
fhreagair seision, Donlevy 128.22 .

3 sé n`a turn or bout ', Dinneen q.v. ? In orig. the same word as
1 sé. d'easbuidh gan m'each caoin ná ceanntréan | fán gcoill
seolaim gacha se (: ē) `at every turn', Ó Bruad. iii 206.6 .

70 sebac, seboc n o,m. (OE heafoc), IGT Decl. § 17.24 . a hawk:
capus sebocc, Sg. 105b1 (cf. capus, falco, Corp. Gloss. Lat. v
493 n . ). co ngabáil ingni sebaic, LU 6551 (TBC). dā seabac
selga bātar aci, BColm. 44.6 . ba samalta ra sebacc da chlaiss
illó chruadgáithi . . . da ech C. immon carpat, TBC 3381 . is
75cú airgdech aiges, | . . . | is seboc sáer slaidess | a eocho fa dess,
3329 . dobrān re minīascach, | seobacc re hénaibh sléibhe,
ZCP vi 268.7 . na daoine móra ┐ na fo-dhaoine do choimmeas
ris an seabhac ┐ ris an gcirc, TSh. 920 . séigh .i. seabhac,
O'Cl. seabhac oidhche, gabhlān gaoi[the] `a hawk, or sparrow
80hawk
', Eg. Gl. 10 .
Applied as a laudatory term to a warrior: Choncuaran |
caem seabac, BB 53a20 . sebuic suarci . . . na hEorpa, Cog.
160.22 . seabhac aille (of a hero), Aithd. D. 17.38 . seabhac
d'ealtain na gcuradh gcaolfhoghadh, DDána 70.20 . meiréin
85a nglenntaib na Goill | re seabcaib Chenéil Chonoill, IGT Decl.
ex. 937 . guaisṡeabhuic Bheann mBoghoine `danger-braving
hawks
', TD 4.43 . gabhaidh seabhac síol Lughach | léine
dherg, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 98.121 . Cf. seabhac eich fút go
faobhrach `a keen steed beneath thee, swift as a hawk', TD
6.13 .
5Also applied to Our Lord: an seabhac uasal aille, PBocht
15.12 . Similarly, seabhac áigh `battle hawk', 5.27 . Of Christ
coming to judge: é ag teachta ós ar gcionn i gcnoc | sionn an
ealta is sé an seabhac, Dán Dé vi 19 .
In the name of a kind of metre: snām sebaicc so sluin-
10debthair, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. 77 § 11 . snamh seabhaic ar
chasbhairdne so, IT iii 89 § 113 .
Compd. In a laudatory sense, ¤ lon: go cuachaibh Phárr-
thais slán lem sheabhaclon eóin may my blackbird fare safely
to the cuckoos of Heaven
(of a dead lady), Hackett xii 39 .