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sechnón prep. and adv. Earlier sethnón, originally sethnu.
See Thurneysen, ZCP xii 287 and O'Brien, Ériu xi 171 . In
later language freq. sechnóin. Lenites in Mod.Ir.: seachnóin
fhásaigh an tsaoghail, TSh. 2523 . seachnóin chláir eadhloinn,
75 O'Don. Suppl. (c. 1660).
throughout (expressing movement or position).
I As prep. folld. by gen.: sechnōn (sethno, v.l.) Ērenn,
Corm. Y p. 93.z (s.v. prull). sethnón na móna, LU 5170 .
cach sathe díib rogab crūib | sethnu hĒrend, ZCP viii 308.20
80(Laud Gen.). conid de sin atát na trenae samna s. ¤ na hErend,
LU 3227 (H, SC 1 ). sethnu in taige, TBFr. 141 . cethri ┐ chet
mili | do charptib sethnón in tíre, Rawl. 79a43 . bentoi sethnu
a chinn do Briccriu cona durn co lotur na cuic fir fichilli . . .
hi cenn mB., RC x 226.177 . tēit . . . s. ¤ in dūine uile, RC vi
85175.41 . ar febus . . . in tṡída . . . fil sethnu na Hérind, BDD²
608 (YBL) = sechnon, LU 7020 . rasfaídset techta úadib far
cach leth sechnó na gréci, LL 232a2 ( TTr. 1083 ). is mí sechnon
Erenn, Laws i 224.2 Comm . cech cath mor tuc h'athair riamh,
| seachnón Erenn, MR 44.10 . ba rogha leo a mbadh[adh?]
sechnon in mara nā . . ., St. Ercuil 1580 . seachnon .i. timceall,
5 Lec. Gl. 282 . seachnon .i. timchillad, 440 .
II Later also as adv.: tormach saethair hi trib corgusaib na
bliadna . . . Erlatu ┐ umaldoit doib sechnon. Techt . . . (? sic
leg.) at all times, Ériu vii 140 § 4 . forsna sechedaib imme s. ¤ ,
Aisl. MC 47.11 . roimthig P. reime sechnon la hinsorchugad
10ind escca, D iv 2, 73rb26 .

sechrad xsee sechnad.

sechrais xsee sechnaid.

? sechrait, ? secrait: n sechraid .i. salchar, ut est, sechrait cach
dana do dan a dergscaileda ` filth ', O'Dav. 1449 . seacrait .i.
15salchar, ut est, secrait gach dana, O'C. 966 ( H. 3.18, p. 416 ).
seachraith .i. salchar, O'Cl. = Lat. secretio, Wi. s.v. sechraid.

sechrán n o,m. cf. sech, sechna, sechnaid. (a) lit. a straying, a
wandering from the proper course : trian naithgina a sillacht
sechrain a crud comhcesa `for looking on at the stray cattle of
20the neighbourhood
', Laws i 272.y Comm . ata seachran mor for
cumscugudh . . . na rend, CCath. 1009 . go nach deachaidh
neach re siúbhal . . . na re s. ¤ , ML 88.31 . s. ¤ gl. deuia, Ir. Gl. 131 .
do cuaidh seachrán ecin ar eochrachuibh na ndoirrsech, BCC
296 (316.33) . Sechran clerech C.C. (the name of a tale), 355
25(400.z) .
(b) fig. an error, aberration, delusion; an erroneous course;
very freq. in sense of a straying from the true faith: ro-fás
ceist . . . accu don chru ┐ don usce tanic a sliss himaigine
Crist, ┐ bui sechran adbul ┐ buaidred dermair accu . . . imme-
30sin, PH 10 . gurbh e Eōin do impo iat ō arrait ┐ ō ṡechrān,
ZCP xiii 184.14 . da mbia seacran ar in liaigh ┐ ar fritalamh
an otair, RC xlix 33.1 . gorab e secran ┐ easbaigh eagna tuc
an baramail sin da tobairt, Ir. Astr. Tr. 30.5 . an mhichiall no
seachrán na cuimhne, 23 K 42, 13.9 . isiatt a buada sidhe ni
35bi buaidredh na secran comairle ar in ti o nimchuirther, D iv
2, 44d17 . tairngther an t-anam gradhach o slighi in dímhainis
┐ an tsheachrain, Smaointe B. Chr. 27 . is mor an secran do
mnai torruigh moran do tortuibh do caithim, Rosa Ang.
284.1 . as bréag fhollas, ┐ as seachrán, a rádh go ccosnaid
40creideamh Críostt, Desid. 3775 . do rinne seachran ag sgri-
bhadh, Reg. San. p. 22.6 . o n-a sheachran credim (viz. Pro-
testantism), AU iii 608.4 . seachrán do chumadar féin (of
Luther and Calvin), Desid. 4318 . an seachrán atá orra ón
Eagluis chóir, 4320 . an dara seachrán .i. admháil go bhfuil
45an tanam domharbhtha, TSh. 4319 . annró, seachrán, fadh-
ban, raon, fá thuairim `.i. tossing, persecution', Eg. Gl. 24 .
(c) med. lack of coordination : fedaidh an aicid sin techt o
tri nethib .i. o ainmes an leagha . . . no seacran do beith etir
na brighaib, RC xlix 32.z . adeir Galenus da mbia an brigh
50innarbtach nadurdha ┐ in brigh ainmidhi maille secran
oibrighthi co fedtar an bas d'fagbail on tsechran sin, 33.6 - 7 .
(d) for (later ar) s. ¤ astray : trian naithgina isin mil atcithur
for sechran itir chomaithe muna hinnestur, Laws ii 58.13
Comm . trian n-aithgina air, ana faicsin ar sechran, v 330.11
55Comm . conos rala in muir for sechran fri ré bliadna co lleith,
LU 1279 (H). ┐ siat for sechrān i coimtinōlaib ┐ a n-oirechtaib,
Arch. iii 225.2 . in óigrecht-sa . . . do beth for s. ¤ ona hóigrib
dílsi, PH 7787 . ar sechran sechnon na cailli, TTebe 1762 . sé
ar seachrán re trí tráthaibh (of Our Lord's being lost in Jeru-
60salem), DDána 16.3 . tiocfaid leabhair bhreca tar sál | chuir-
fess cach uile ar s. ¤ , Ir. Texts iv 77 § 32 . dá ndeachadh an
Eaglas Chatoilice ar seachrán san chreideamh, Desid. 4095 .
a cor ar seachrán ó fhírinne an chreidimh, 4103 . do chuir-
feadh air seachrán sinn ann ar n-urnaigh `might distract us',
65 Donlevy 358.25 . ar seachrán creidimh `astray from the faith',
366.18 .
(e) attrib. g s. deluding, misleading : rádh seachráin a mis-
leading statement
, PBocht 1.36 . fiabrus seachráin (febres erra-
ticae), 23 K 42, 36.20 . ó ainmhiánuibh seachráin, Eph. iv 22 .
70 an tan smuainim ar an siabhradh seachráin lé bhfuilid ag
breith an phobuil . . . gu hifriond, Desid. 3849 . mar is mian
le lucht seachráin a chur a gcéill, Donlevy 366.9 .

sechránach adj o, ā (sechrán) (a) wandering, straying : ina saeb-
shluagaib . . . seachranacha . . . ar sír-ṡiubal, MR 230.19 .
75 asam suairrech seachránach, . . . ar an mbinn, Buile Ṡ. 76.19 .
mar bis ac na retlannaib seacranacha, Ir. Astr. Tr. 132.10 .
iomdha . . . | fialbhean . . . | aniodh seachránach mar sin,
Maguires of F. § 100.39 . Adv. ag imtheacht chúm siobhaíl go
seachránac úadhtha, CF Eg. 105 .
80(b) causing to go astray, scattering : co tucsad sraonmhaoidhm
sechranach forra `whom they totally defeated and dispersed',
ALC i 312.16 . sraenmaidm sechranach do ben asta, Ann.
Conn. 1401.26 . Cf. febris . . . erratica .i. fiabrus seachranach,
23 K 42, 177.5 .
85(c) misleading, delusive; erroneous, misguided; heterodox :
sretha siabairthi seachránacha, saebhfhorcetail na sean-
druad, MR 190.3 . idir thalum an espaic si na breithri sech-
rānaigi, ┐ . . ., ZCP xiii 180.38 . do chan int esbac seachrānach
aifreann, 181.2 . gá fios an mairfeá a-márach? | a-tá an
saoghal seachránach, DDána 53.25 . do mathair mísholasac[h]
5sec[h]ránach, Laud. 610, fo. 23d26 . gorab secranach ealadhan
an baramail sin `that that theory is scientifically incorrect', Ir.
Astr. Tr. 70.23 . as seacranach na raiti sin, 32.2 . aderim cuigi
sin le hAuereoes gurub secranach an cuisle do lenmuin com
anmund an totur a mistaken course, Rosa Ang. 30.22 . gach
10millteach . . . dá leanann da slighthibh saobha seachránacha
(of heretics), TSh. 5012 . cruinniughadh seachranach breu-
gach, Luc. Fid. 365.6 . Adv. adeirit drong go seachranach
some erroneously say, Reg. San. p. 17.x . an sgrioptúir do
thuigsin go claon, seachránach, Desid. 3786 .