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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 .

2 sechtae n iā,f. (2 secht) (a) simulation, pretence : cen sectti .i.
níp sain a n-asberthar ho giun et a mbess hi cridiu gl. sine
simulatione, Wb. 5d14 . is seichti is sain aní forchanat et
dogniat gl. in hipocrisi . . ., 28c16 . ainmne, nechte co nóibi |
15léciud s. ¤ co sóibi `putting away of hypocrisy', Ériu ii 65 § 8
(secta, sechta, seichte, MSS.). ní locht do chlérchib s. ¤ `simula-
tion is no fault of clerics
', iii 104 § 38 (sechta, secda, MSS.).
semplae co trebairi, humoldōid cen connaircli, cressine cen
tsecdhai (tsechta, v.l.), ZCP iii 448.2 . ēcosc sechta, ib. 28.13 =
20 Ériu vii 174.7 . rēide cen tsechtai, ZCP iii 28.16 = Ériu vii
174.11 .
(b) mechanical science (as against natural science) (?): ind
ḟiss asberar michanicé .i. sechta, Sg. 33a27 .

sechtaid v(2 secht) deceives, makes a pretence : fobith sechtta
25forru din coiri, O'C. 778 ( H. 3.18, p. 365a ) `because of their
having been overreached
', Laws i 74 n. 1 . Cf. sechtaigid(ir).

? sechtaide xsee secdaigi.

? sechtaige n` sevenfold character or qualification ', Plummer MS.
notes: na deoraidhi aga ta in tsechtaige ingabalach, O'D. 721
30( H. 3.17, 526 ). in da murcurtha aga tá in tsecht aige (leg.
tsechtaige) ingabalach, ib. = na da deoraid ca ta vii taigi
ingabalach, O'D. 1667 ( H. 5.15, p. 24b ). na dá murchoirthi 'cá tá
secht tige ingabalach, ib. ( p. 25a ). Cf. in deoraidh . . . muna
raib secht tigi ingabala lais, Laws i 104.31 (`seven habitable
35houses
'). tormaigid . . . eneclann isna saeraib in sechtaigid
ingabala do beith acu, O'C. 1968 ( H. 4.22, 14 ). Cf. tormaighid
coirpdire isna daeraib in .u. raith cédach do beith acu, ib.

sechtaigidir v(2 secht) simulates, pretends : indí no sechtaiged
(nosechaiged MS.) gl. simulantis, Ml. 133a12 . part. d pl. sech-
40taigthib gl. simulatis (labis), 38c17 . Cf. sechtaid.

sechtair adv. Later also sechtar under influence of prep., q.v.
(a) without, (on the) outside; out, forth: intan dufuissemar s. ¤
a sil sin ┐ gainethar hon mathir, Ml. 44a11 . is sechtar rolaa a
dilledchi ní i mmedón ` 'tis outside he has put its declinability,
45not in the middle
', Sg. 75a4 . beirthius dano dia n-airitiu(th) s. ¤ ,
Críth Gabl. 365 . flaith congbāla co slōgaib dianechtair, in-
soet a slōig side, in-snádat a adilce, air nī sáith soitcedach s. ¤ ,
ZCP xi 97 § 61 (Audacht Morainn). tuailing coicerta .i. beas
cuimgeach etargnud na breithi s. ¤ iar na coimcertugud do for
50menmain `who shall be competent to interpret the judgement
externally after having first decided it in his mind
', Laws v
98.12 Comm . cid ara n-eipenar gaire ? . . . gairmther ani sin
fer ceineoil bis a sechtair, O'D. 549 ( H. 3.17, col. 436 ). doluid
a Bendchar s. ¤ , Mon. Tall. 66 (154.13) . día fercaichther tra
55fria nech cid s. ¤ cid frit muindtir `whether a stranger or one of
thine own monks
', 36 (141.22) or perh. read: fort menmain, i.e.
whether outwardly or in your mind. topair tocair soccair sectar
| foccail doccair deccair di, IT iii 65.4 = sectair, 64.20 . nach
tan dofurgaib int augtur brethir for a gin s. ¤ , bid briathar for
60a menmain frisgair do suidev `whenever the author lets out a
word on his mouth, there is a word in his mind that answers to
it
', Hib. Min. 12.411 . comba samalta ┐ orṡnáth cach finna . . .
dara formna síar sell s. ¤ , LU 6546 (TBC). ro gabastár a dond-
úathróic ndondlethair . . . fua dara fúathróic srebnaide
65sroill s. ¤ , 6424 (TBC). ni ó briathraib . . . nó ó gothaib corpdaib
s. ¤ dogénat na noím in molad sa, 2675 . con cichre Cuchulaind
cethri múru móra de chollaib doene immon cath s. ¤ , TBC 5586 .
slicht inn oenláich assind áth sair s. ¤ , 713 . echlach ra-s-ruc . . .
in élúd uait-siu tri lár catha fer ṅHerend síar s. ¤ , CRR 7 .
70 locharn lassar imorro i ngnimaib na fírinne, ó taitnet s. ¤ do
chach, PH 5863 . foillshlechta na crécht ro-thecht-sum s. ¤
i n-a churp, 6735 . is he in brécaire in t-í thadbanus sechtair
do dóinib a beith maith ┐ sé olc ar-medón = sé bonum palam
ostendit, 6051 . acht mina thí triam taebh s. ¤ , RC vi 176.59 .
75 set sir[bh]uan sonashercach . . . re silliud s. ¤ fair to look on it
outside
, TTebe 764 . do bi dáontoil fris da lathair agus s. ¤
`present or absent', ITS xvi 34.z . mīle cēimenn seachtair ō
ballaigip na Rōmha, Fl. Earls 194.16 . comdach ┐ imdēnomh
ōir . . . i n-a hurt[h]imchell . . . go peinntēladh . . . sechtoir,
80 144.8 . seachtair .i. don taobh amuigh, O'Cl.
i s. ¤ : mad oc a thig fe[i]n . . . mad theis (?) lais hi sechtair . . .
biathad ochtair cach aithig, Ir. Texts i 19 § 4 .
(b) beyond, in the next life : nach fil sochmatu lib hi fus na
torthigi sechtair, Alex. 967 .
85(c) besides, as well (?): cach soim is cech doim seachtair |
cach aen fo mbī coim colcaidh, ZCP vi 265 § 26 .