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75 sechmi-ella, sechmo-ella v Indic. pres. s. 3 lase sechmi-n-ella ,
Ml. 61a5 . sechmo-ella, Sg. 196b2 . nad sechmalla , Ml. 35d13 .
pl. 3 sechmo-allat, O'C. 570 ( H. 3.18, p. 284 ). impf. s. 3 nicon-
sechmallad, Ml. 33c21 . Ipv. pl. 1 sechmallam, ZCP viii 332.25 .
Subj. pres. s. 3 rel. sechmo-ella, O'Dav. 245 . Fut. pl. 1
80 sechmalfam , Ml. 25a3 . pass. s. ni sechmalfaider , 14d3 . Pret.
s. 1 ro-sechmallus-[s]a, Lat. Lives 17.8 .
Later inflected as ā- or rarely ī-stem: Indic. pres. s. 3 sech-
maillenn, O'C. 1449 ( H. 3.18, 647a ). pl. seachmallat, O'C. 570 (do.
H. 3.18 p. 284 ).
85 Vn. sechmall.
Lit. (a) passes by, passes : lase sechminella (gl. praeteriundo),
Ml. 61a5 . ni sechmalat for oenshét, SR 926 . is airi sein ro-
sechmallus-[s]a in croiss, Lat. Lives 17.8 .
Fig. (b) neglects, passes over, omits: ni sechmalfaider cuimre
and dano gl. non obliuiscemur . . . breuitatis, Ml. 14d3 . ní
5sechmalfam ní and cen tadal gl. sed iam strictim carpentes,
25a3 . nad sechmalla gl. (bona facere) non omittit, 35d13 . is
aire roṡechmall hiruphín ┐ saraphin sechnahí aile ar ite ata
sia o doinib iar n-etargnu ┐ atreb `this is why he omitted',
Goid. 67.14 . cia beith ní sechmoella mo tenga di airim in
10cairde seo, O'Dav. 245 . sechmoallat gach fir prapcoillti .i.
seachmallat in firinde in fiallach is ger im na fiachaib every
close-fisted man neglects the truth
, O'C. 570 ( H. 3.18, p. 284 ).
Cf. O'C. 1449 . asar ṡechmaillius gl. quorum . . . praeterii
nomina, Gild. Lor. 240 . ni ṡechmallad nach uair . . . cen
15ernaigthe (praeteriit), Lat. Lives 100.8 . cúic ba a nembreith
a faisc . . . ┐ cúic ba, ma ro seachmaill aige if he neglected the
proper time
, O'D. 1697 ( H. 2.12, No.8, p. 1 ). dia sechmalladh
ni dia dlighedh, Laws i 90.25 Comm . nach dú ir-rabai fodurd
┐ format . . . nicon rusechmallad cen digu uil[c] `has never
20been left without the utmost evils
', Ériu vii 164 § 10 . sechmallam
clanda Fergusa colleíc, taithmetam claindi C. let us pass over,
ZCP viii 332.25 (Laud Gen.). ro-shechmallis forcetul . . . in
choimded, PH 8282 . conid ar daig rúine ro-t-sechmaill M. . . .
in timna omitted to fulfil, 5736 .
25(c) usually with follg. prep. ó is lacking (in): hó ranngabáil
frecndairc hi cesad sechmoella diuscartach . . . et sechmoella
coitchen hó rangabáil ṡechmadachti `the common lacks a
preterite participle when action is expressed by it
', Sg. 196b2 .
sechis nicon sechmallad nech són gl. nemo a malo uacuaret
30opere, Ml. 33c21 . cip é . . . na creti . . . esergi . . . sechmalfaid
tall on tslanti suthain, LU 2720 (H). ni iarsinni seachmallas
o dheilbh acht midhealbh fuirri nama (non quia caret forma
sed male formata est), Auraic. 473 .

sechna vn. of sechnaid. Later also sechnad. sechna f., IGT
35 Decl. § 3.28 (with or without d- forms in pl.). g s. seachna,
Dán Dé x 12 . chum a sheachanta , Donlevy 94.25 .
(a) act of avoiding, evading, doing without, abstaining from,
omitting : nesam sin ric a les duine do caithem fo cetoir ┐
nochan-fuil a sechnam (leg. sechna) aici `und ohne das er nicht
40auskommen kann
', Cóic Con. Fug. 33 § 33 H . d'iarraid neich
rancatar a leas, ┐ conícfaidis a s. ¤ `but which they could have
done without
', Laws iii 510.y . muna [ḟ]uair a s. ¤ cen a badudad
(sic), v 492.y Comm . gin caomachtain s. ¤ no fastaigh, O'C.
1769 ( 23 Q 6, p. 37a ). Flaithbertach . . . ba liach a sechnad
45 to omit him, Rawl. 137a56 . ba diḟulaing do secna na hingine
ar med a serce lais, BB 438a16 . iar n-a sheachnadh do Mhaol-
sheachlainn . . . dul leis annsa chath, Ériu i 86.25 . ni roibi s. ¤
na sligedh-sin aigi `avoiding', ZCP vi 35.30 . do recht fen do
s. ¤ ┐ baistedh do gabail cugat, Fier. 26 . bai aici-seom a s. ¤ ┐ a
50imdegail fair (i.e. the gae bulga), TBC p. 437 n. 7 . do sec[h]na
eimealtais `to avoid tediousness', CS 2.4 . oc s. ¤ gnúsi Dé tria
bith sír `separated for evermore from the face of God', PH 8317 .
seachna phene, Lism. L. 3862 . go ndeachaidh an tsleagh gan
tṡeachna `passed unerringly', ML 88.21 . mairg danab sódh
55seachna a uird, DDána 38.32 . do sheachna ar neach níor dhú
dhamh | muna bheath tú dom thréagadh to abandon you for
any other
, 101.37 . do mheas mé ar mhalairt cceirde | seachna
na ngréas ngaoidheilge I have decided to abstain from . . ., KM
Misc. 242 § 3 . dobhir Criosd do chionn a seachna | síoth
60dhamh ina ndearna mé `C. grants me pardon of my sins on
condition of abandoning them
', Dán Dé x 12 . ro buí ag s. ¤ in
righ do marbhadh, St. Ercuil 1009 . atá sinn ó sin i le | dá
ṡeachna ón chrích go 'chéile, TD 15.8 . an biádh do sheachna,
1 Tim. iv 3 . ar chéill ar chneastacht ar sheachnadh táir-
65mhiana, Keat. Poems 1471 . ag seachnadh gach maitheasa is
mianghus dáibh doing without, Hackett xvii 14 . ar feadh
laétheadh a sheachanta (the days of his separation), Num. vi 4 .
? To this: dorat Tethba don tír thúaid, | ná bad s. ¤ dia sár-
búaid, | a comainm clethach, Met. Dinds. iv 230.2 (`let there
70be no slighting of her excellence
').
(b) S. ¤ (AR) act of guarding, shielding (against), withholding
(from): menip áil mo ṡ. ¤ ar éc, IT i 160.z (Oss. Poems II) =
Met. Dinds. iv 324.12 . tabair dot úid do sh. ¤ co glan for in
olc-sa, PH 7447 . ar Breifneachaibh . . . | da s. ¤ ar fheircc an
75Dulimh . . . | as breithemh Maodocc, BNnÉ 262.18 . ceo an
bheatha . . . | dom sheachna ar an gconair gcóir, A. Ó Dálaigh
vi 6 . d'ár seachna féin i n-uaigneas, 23 F 1, p. 59 . iád féin
do ṡeachna ar thrúaillighthibh na niomhaigheadh, Acts xv 20 .
? To this: cen sechnad (sechrad, MS.) slan sil Adaim, SR 642 .
80 Cf. 674 .

sechnach xsee sethnach.

sechnad xsee sechna.

sechnaid v ā (sechna) fut. stem sechón-.
Trans. (a) avoids, evades, abstains from, omits, neglects to:
85 saith sechnais beoil, LU 914 ( ACC 73 ) = sechrais, RC xx 262
§ 73 (sechnus, v.l.) (`he shunned his mouth's sufficiency'). not
sechnaimsea (sic MS.) a ben amal sechnas cách a chárait
I avoid (striking) thee, LU 3897 ( SC 41 , rhetoric). derb ro
sechnus drem na llethríg ciabtar lānfir `I have omitted', Arch.
Hib. ii 50 § 32 = LL 182a17 . sechain in fid fann | na loisc in
5call caem, SG 245.27 . nach forcraid no sechna do dīles praind
. . . tabair . . . do bochtaib that you abstain from of your due
allowance
, ZCP iii 30.1 . dosechain B. in builli `avoided the
blow
', vi 294.8 . boi oireacht ar a chenn gur ró ṡeachnattar é,
TBC p. 907 n. 3 . na seachain an cath, ML 102.22 . seachnaidh
10bhar dtuargain, 34.3 = sguiridh bar tuarcuin, ML² 433 .
sechain . . . beth ic fédmandus do'n diabul, PH 7709 . da sech-
nait a n-adhlacadh im' ecclais if they give up being buried,
BNnÉ 266 § 233 . trí fódain nac[h] sechainter . . . fód a gheine
. . ., 236 § 159 . díomus fá sechóntái féin biad, SG 40.29 . a
15chur . . . ar sligid nach seithénadh ┐ a marbad, TTebe 893
(sechenudh, v.l.). atá ag an óigh iúl na sligheadh | dá seachna
an Coimdhe cur linn, DDána 30.10 . mairg ler seachnadh
saidhbhreas grás | ar threibh bhoicht i mbí dólás, 35.9 . Seith
rer seachnadh móid by whom anger was avoided (?), 41.16 .
20 seachnaidh súil ní nách faiceann, Dánta Gr. 84.1 . noch
seachnaid anos ar litribh tīre ele which they now avoid in
favour of
. . ., Celtica i 97.292 . secnaidh annsin eclipsis da
tuismeadh `it avoids producing an eclipse', Ir. Astr. Tr. 100.12 .
seachaintear na tortha annsan fhodmur, RSláinte 4736 . ní
25sechnaid ben ar doman acht a máthair nó a ndeirbsiúr,
Maund. 214 . nír sheachain ní budh ní dheit `he shirked naught
of service to Thee
', PBocht 20.6 . mairg fuair go seachónadh
sibh | ar choicéadaibh chuain Ṡligigh | . . . | sein Teamhraigh
`alas if anyone found that for the cocket of Sligo Bay thou wouldst
30abandon ancient Tara
', TD 1.51 . dul isteach dá seachnadh
sinn `if I fail to enter', A. Ó Dálaigh xxx 15 . na hoibrecha . . .
tré sechóntá na pianta-sa, MacAingil 331.3 . seachnaim
aoibhneas, bím ar nuall-ghol, Keat. Poems 1427 . do thaobh
an bhídh do sheachnamuid-ne `the meats we abstain from',
35 Donlevy 118.y .
(b) guards, shields (against, ar); withholds (from, FOR, later AR):
doṡeachain é féin aran mbuille sin, Ériu v 180.317 . seachain
mo ghnúis ar bhaos ban, DDána 22.19 . sechnam go maith é
ar éigin, Caithr. Thoirdh. 44.20 . seachnaidh sibh fein ar
40ghenntlighecht na muintire ut, Smaointe B. Chr. 2749 . sech-
naidh ar imresan ┐ ar drochaislingib é, Maund. 139 . ? To
this: tíagsa for cath coí | mór bas bath dom ré | ar cach lá i
tú i crí | nad sechna tol Dé that the will of God does not guard
it
(?), LU 9958 . Sīl Sogain ar nār seachnadh against whom no
45protection availed
(?), ZCP viii 226 § 16 . nach fogain in áine
in uair shechaintear biad fort fasting profits not when food is
withheld from thee
, SG 40.27 . do seachnadh orra an t-iul
gnáth, PBocht 26.7 . ? To this: sets apart, distinguishes (from,
DI): it iat na hocht litri sechnait in Gaidilc dona haipgitrib
50aile, Auraic. 4014 .
(c) yields, gives way (to, do): nách n-aidche aile bas áil dúib
. . . roborficba ┐ sechnaid innocht duind yield this night (read-
ing in nocht) to us (?), LU 6834 (BDD). rosechain diuice na P.
in cathlathair do Sir H., ZCP vi 41.27 . Mac Raghnailte . . . |
55gabhais fearg an bhflaithfhéinnidh | mar nar seachnadh uaim
don fhior | cluain a eachradh nó a áirgheadh, DDána 82.10 .
an tan teaguimh connsuine édtrom a ndíaigh shínidh ghirr re
huchd connsuine ghairbh no .s. as éidir a bheith gearr no a
chur go síneadh mheadhónach, muna sheachantur do dhá
60phríomhlochd na Gáoidheilge é, mur atá neimhtheachd céille
no seirbhe ráidh, IGT Introd. § 145 . fear nach seachnann
bealach do shluaghaibh, Keat. Poems 1443 .
(d) With prep. sech, goes past (?): seachnadh seach ifreann
ngarbh ngrod | go port na n-apstal, ZCP vi 270 § 15 .