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1 secht indecl. num. adj. Nasalizes follg. initial.
seven : s. ¤ quasi sept, ab eo quod est septim , Corm. Y 1143 .
it s. ¤ cét gl. DCC, Thes. ii 29.33 ( Bcr. 42c2 ). co cend s. ¤ lathi na
sechtmaine, CRR 53 .
35 I As adj.: s. ¤ maicc Cathboth, Thes. ii 240.17 (Ardm.). it s. ¤
ṅ-ocht gl. septies octoni, ib. 20.36 ( Bcr. 33a5 ). tír dá s. ¤ cumal,
Críth Gabl. 153 . céssad s. ¤ mbráthre, Fél. July 10 . s. ¤ n-aisli
. . . seacht ndēalt, Corm. Y 447 (p. 38.6 - 7 ). Every article in
the Heptads begins: ataid secht n- . . . e.g. atait s. ¤ ratha la
40Feine, Laws v 224.1 . atait s. ¤ ngialla giallaither la Feine,
216.17 . don athgabail a mbia s. ¤ cumulu déc `the distress in
which there are seventeen `cumhals'
, i 224.3 Comm . deich ríg
ar s. ¤ fictib ríg, LU 6527 . ní thuar sibh na seacht dtighe `the
Seven Mansions
', Aithd. D. 56.20 . isna s. ¤ n-eladhnaibh . . .
45saera, St. Ercuil 970 . anmanna . . . na seacht Sácramuinteadh
┐ na seacht bpeacaidheadh marbhtha, Donlevy vi 6 .
Probably this number had some magical significance: secht
ndoruis isin bruidin ┐ secht sligeda trethe ┐ secht tellaige indi
┐ secht cori, Sc.M² 1 . secht meóir cechtar a dá choss, TBC
50 1371 . secht meic imleasan i rīgrosc Con C., TBC² 2611 .
seven times : uisci co .uii. tes na tene seven times as hot,
RC xxiv 374.18 . cérba tróm in tóisech, i[s] sechttruma in
dédenach, Aisl. MC 61.16 . nem uar aigreta . . . as glaisiu cach
ligdath, as sechtuairiu snecta, Ériu ii 110 § 27 . mo shoi-
55ghníomh . . . | gomadh seacht gcoimhlíon é is m'olc, DDána
42.15 . múr as seacht ngloine ná grian, Dán Dé xxvii 20 .
fo s. ¤ seven times : acairbiu hé fo s. ¤ andá tír na pían fessin,
LU 2221 ( FA 29 ). maircc aga mbeitt na táille | . . . maircc fo
ṡeacht . . . don tí . . ., Ir. Texts iv 189 § 21 . é fēin do nighe fá
60sheacht i sruth Iordáin, TSh. 1820 . rommain Gabriel gobo
secht, KZ xxix 374.y .
II Used absolutely: cis lir fuillechta for suidib? A s. ¤ , Críth
Gabl. 317 . dligid cumail fora s. ¤ | dó a díriu dán, 464 . As
subst. a group of seven things, a heptad : cid dinig di inchaib
65neich inna .vii. sa these seven things, Críth Gabl. 307 . arná
torthaiset isnaib sechtaib hi tuitet enech cáich, 303 . coir a
n-airimh 'na sechtuibh, Lism. L. 3292 . oén for trí s. ¤ doriacht
and | . . . `one and thrice seven came thither', Met. Dinds. iii
98.25 .
70? To this: cia seacht sisat sidh gan eagla | cís ní doghair oes
eiscí, IT iii 62.11 = cia du i luidh fúinedh greiniu? | cia seacht
siecht sith gan eccla? Leb. Gab. 264.12 (glossed: i fearonn
mhaith co siothamhail, gan uamhan).
Compds. In compds. secht normally lenites, but see secht-
75(n)delbach below. (a) with adjj. derived from nouns, and
with past participles; (b) with nouns in the singular meaning
usually sevenfold , but somet. the conception seems to be
plural. (a) ¤ airdech bearing seven tokens (?): cona srīan s.,
Aisl. MC 122.33 (`seven-pointed', Gloss.). each boccasach
80dubhghlas fái ┐ srían sechtairghech óir fris, Acall. 3776 v.l.
(`worth seven herds', Gloss.). ¤ amserach of the seven ages (?):
Senach s., IT iii 53.23 (= Misc. presented to J. M. Mackay,
p. 230 ). ¤ blíadnach having had a reign of seven years : fa rí
sona sechtblīadhnach, ZCP viii 108.18 = Ir. Texts iv 42 § 1 .
85 ¤ chéimnech seven-runged : isin árud secht-ceimnech tarfas
do Iacob eter neam ┐ talam, PH 8010 . ¤ chosach having
seven legs or supports : oilén secht-chosach, BNnÉ 90 § 194 .
¤ (n)delbach having seven forms : di thetacht in spírto secht-
ndelbich sin, Thes. i 496.27 (Ardm.). triasin spirut sechtṅdel-
bach, Ériu xi 105.4 (sechtdelbach, v.l.). in Spírta saér secht-
5delbaig, SR 7112 . la handord chiuil sechtdealbaigh `with a
song of sevenfold melody
', Ériu ii 128 § 95 . canaid sin céol uii.
ndelbach, RC xxiv 379.30 . isin chaindelbra shecht-delbach
. . . i ḟigair . . . in spiruta sechtdelbaig, PH 5528 - 9 . ¤ erna-
ligthe (part. of *ernalaigid, denominative of ernail q.v.): i
10ḟigur-sin na patri secht-ernaligthi `seven-membered petition',
8011 . ¤ ḟillte sevenfold, containing or arranged in seven layers
or folds : dī chūarán . . . do dondlethar sechtfhillte, Aisl. MC
9.22 . triasin sgiath sechtfillte ┐ triasin luirigh tredualaigh,
Aen. 3188 . nathair suaichnid sechtfhillti, TTebe 494 . ¤ ḟill-
15tech sevenfold : cia lín in uird sin. ní handsa. septiplex .i.
uíí. filltech, LB 277a48 . lethansciath sechtfhilltech, St. Ercuil
1243 . ¤ grádach containing seven orders : . . . ro-inshorcaig
ind eclais secht-gradaig isin t[s]ollamain tshechtmainech-sa
in Chengcaigis, PH 5530 . ¤ legtha : iarann . . . sit[h]rigin
20sechtlegta `seven times smelted', CCath. 5243 . claidem cruaidh-
gher . . . sechtleghtha, Aen. 2500 . ? ¤ monach, ? ¤ maínech:
master of seven tricks (?) or seven treasures (?): am dún dítho-
gail | amhail anscuigthe | am lia luagmar | am sen secht-
monach, IT iii 53.27 = am sen .uíí. mainech, 54.17 . (b)
25 ¤ bairgen a sevenfold loaf (?) or seven loaves (?): in t-étach
budéin ar trese . . . ┐ in s. ar sechtmaidh ┐ in fled croligi ar
mís, O'D. 1628 ( H. 5.15, 16a ). gan s. rēill re cobair, ZCP ix
174 § 32 . ¤ chaindel: nī bāiter mo ṡ. `may my seven candles
not be extinguished
', Misc. presented to J. M. Mackay 230.15
30(= IT iii 53.25 ). ¤ chúairt sevenfold circuit : Used as pre-
dicative adj. is s. in nem (?) immon talmain imacuairt `the
heaven hath seven circuits round about the earth
', Ériu ii 110 § 29 .
¤ dígal sevenfold vengeance : fair doberthar s., SR 1996 .
Secht-ḟili npr. meic Ṡechtfilead, BB 146e7 . ¤ mac one of
35 seven sons : co mair ria gairm ngel . . . | a ainm sel mar cach s.,
Met. Dinds. iv 190.12 . s. robaí ac Dáire `a family of seven
sons
', 136.37 . rotréic sogairm na secht-macc (: acht, debide),
192.28 . ¤ ord(d) `arrangement by sevens, a row of seven'
(TBFr. Gloss.): ed a écosc in taige: sechtordd and, secht
40n-imdai ó thein co fraig . . ., TBFr. 71 .

2 secht adj feigned, pretended, simulated : sechtai gl. fictos (amicos),
Ml. 61c14 . adv. int. s. ¤ gl. simulate, 50c17 . gl. ficte, 61b20 .

? 3 secht: ind do tionnsgain techt (secht ┐ techt, v.l.) tara ais go
hErinn, BNnÉ 211 § 72 .

45 *sech-tá xsee sechabía.

1 sechtach adj o, ā (1 secht) sevenfold : co rath in Spīrta sechtaig,
Aisl. MC 105.16 . Cf. sechte, sechtanach.

? 2 sechtach n a period of seven years (?): bid ri Eochaid tre-
sechaich | for aird nimir Dun Eathlaig, ZCP xiii 352.3 (MS.
50( Lec. 131ra12 ) tres echaich); tri ṡechtaich, Lec. 128va32 ; tri
seichtaich, BB 167a25 ).

1 sechtae adj io, iā I pertaining to the number seven, sevenfold,
septenary : ócaire . . . folod sechta[e] lais — .vii. mbaí cona
tarb, .vii. muca co muic ḟorais . . ., Críth Gabl. 89 . rath in
55Spirto sechtai, Fél. May 15 . lē[i]r ralēg cen luithe lochtai |
suithe sechta, Arch. iii 303 § 8 . ón airem rúnda .i. ón airem
sechta is gnáth isin scriptúir, PH 8026 . cuin is aonda in
beithi-luis-nion? . . . cuin is seachta?, Auraic. 2866 , - 77 .
The grād sechta comprise all persons whose honour-price
60was at least seven cumals, Thurn. Cóic Con. Fug. 72 : is and
is cend rig for aithech, in inbaid ro foglaim mac in graid féine
curub grad sechta hé, curub espoc, no cura fer léigind co
fuilit secht cumala peinde do ┐ secht cumala eirci, O'D. 1358
( E. 3.5 II, 22.2 ). frecra dona gradaib sechta sin, uair noco
65saer na graid flatha aile, Laws iii 112.24 . na riga ocus na
graidh sechta, ib. 17 Comm . i faithe (i) neimidh . . . .i. i faithe
graidh sechta, O'D. 2095 ( Rawl. 487, fo. 59d ). i mbreith na
hathgabala i faithci graidh sechta, Laws i 96.13 Comm .
II As subst. io,n. seven things, a heptad : s. ¤ `a heptad', Thes.
70 i 496.24 (Ardm.). a sechte tarrchet di crist `the seven things
that have been prophesied
', Wb. 26d9 . feb a sechta . . . | frith
a focluib filedh, Laws ii 314.28 Comm . tuas isna Sechtaib, v
418.20 Comm . (i.e. in the legal treatise called Heptads).
isna Sechtuibh, i 252.31 Comm . (but perhaps in this context
75a substantival use of 1 secht, cf. isin secht (? sechta) so, v
224.8 Comm . ). nī turmi sechtu nach sūi | bas certu atá cōe no
sage more correctly reckons the sevens
, ZCP v 499 § 10 (of the
author of a reckoning of the seven grades of ecclesiastics,
poets, etc.). ba húais a méit .i. in tṡechta Fergusa . . . .i. secht
80traigid eter a ó ┐ a beolo, ┐ secht n-airtim eter a da ṡuil, ┐
secht n-artim 'na sróin, ┐ secht n-artim inna bélaib the sep-
tenary description of F.
, Ériu iv 26 § 13 . tucsat dia cind in
sechta nos-fognad `the Seven Things', Dinds. 18 ( RC xv 311.16 ).
seachta frisa toimsiter Gaedhelg .i. fid ┐ deach, reim ┐ for-
85ba[i]dh, alt ┐ indsci ┐ etargoiri `seven things according to which
Gaelic is measured
', Auraic. 739 . seachta .i. septim a bunadh
lasin Laitneoir. Seacht n-ae a hinni .i. seachta da aeib doi-
miter and `a heptad of sciences are measured there', 741 . coit-
cheand ┐ diles ┐ ruidhles conadar don focul is seachta:
Coitchend do cach airimh seachta. . . . Innleas a tabairt for
5airimh n-aili acht for a seacht, 745 - 750 . alt co feser immorro
a airbert .i. co feser cia halt aircetail bera fri sechta .i. i[n]
nath, inn anair, inn anamain, in laidh, in setrad, in sainemain
`that thou mayest know what alt, limb, of poetry applies to seven',
828 . amal iaraither fidh aire[gh]dha nama ica breith fri
10sechtu, 1001 .