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segais n i,f. ? orig. n.loc. the name of a well or spring, `forêt'
(Vendryes, RC xxxv 85 - 86 , q.v.): n s. tobur atā thall 'sa lios |
. . . | is dearbh . . . | gurab ī sin an t[s]eaghais, Feis TC 1372 . dar
seghais Sleibhi Fúaid `the wooded brow', Buile Ṡ. 120.9 . for
5Segais (.i. ainm tibraiti) i sīgaib, Anecd. v 25.7 (Caldron of
Poesy). See Hog. Onom. toasgadh segsa (name of a metre),
IT iii 102.22 .

segamail adj i (1 seg) lactiferous, milk-producing : segamail .i.
lacht (rectius lachtmar), ut est misir bu (.i.) (see Ériu xiii 41.30 )
10 ara segamlu .i. ar mét a lachta, O'Dav. 1442 . ben Fhind mic
Regamain raignig | s. ¤ sadbir a sét, RC xlvii 302.8 .

segamain pn(quantity of -e- uncertain) (? 1 seg) an epithet: Niadh
Séghamain (seadhamain, v.l.) .i. is ségh a maín, ar is cuma
nóblighthea bai ┐ eillti fon aenchumai cach día ré linn, Cóir
15Anm. 26 .

segamlae n iā,f. (segamail) lactiferousness : sēgamla .i. blicht-
maire, . . . ut est isna Brethaib Neimed: meser būar a sēgamlai
.i. ara mblichtmaire, Corm. Y 1135 . segamail .i. lacht. ut est
misir bu (.i.) ara segamlu .i. ar mét a lachta, O'Dav. 1442 .
20 `segamla' gach blectas bog, Met. Gl. 32 § 3 .

segánach?: ind Concobur mac Mic Conchaille [segánaigh] . . . do
éc, AU ii 180.15 (A.D. 1175) (`the wild deer-hunter').

séganda, séganta adj io, iā (ségonn) magnificent, fine, skilful : i[s]
ségonnae ro both frib. . . . Is imda coirm ┐ biad dúib lasin
25flaith do-n-ángid, MU² 925 (= LU 1451 ). nirbo segunda a
tuarascbáil se mullachlethan belremur . . . docraid adetig,
LU 8516 . `segonda sein, a clerich' or Guaire (when, after a
day's play, Guaire has not succeeded in taking any of Cum-
maine's chess-men), Ériu v 32.25 . ba suairc segunta in mac
30sin, Aen. 1937 . ar chomhrádh saor séaghanda, Aithd. D.
41.14 . a dhreach shéaghanna, 46.19 . sgotha séaghanda a
sreath bhfis, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 176.117 . a fhinne-bhean tséimh
shéaghanta shár-chaoin tsuairc, Keat. Poems 973 .

ségannacht, ségainnecht n ā,f. outstanding skill, ingenuity :
35 dorat tra C. na feraind sin don filid amal conaitecht air tria
segannacht imcomairc, LL 393a7 . conid ann asrubart Find
an slisnech sedhaindeachta so (there follows a series of riddles
propounded by Finn), ZCP xiii 270.1 . cia an ghein ba samalta
ris ar seghainnecht .i. ar ealadhain . . ., Leb. Gab. 98 n. 8 . ni
40segondacht duit ma robrisi an uigh `you are no champion',
Ériu v 28.19 . rochualamar-ni do seghuindeacht ┐ t'indleacht
(Dido to Aeneas), Aen. 363 .

ségantus n[u,m.] (séganta) skill, ingenuity : déna segantus
briathar friu dús in sechendais dún ind oighthi speak to them
45cleverly
, Hib. Min. 65.z .

ségda adj(? -e-) io, iā I (a) lucky, happy, fortunate, favourable,
propitious : `ní segda dam' ol Eogan, `dubenat mu bráithir
imm ainech mu étchi' I am unfortunate, Trip.² 1765 . ni segda
dúnn namma na fil lestrae linn but unfortunately we have no
50vessels
, Ir. Texts i 7 § 23 . ní segda ar cor ol si amser chomperta
damsa inso, LU 1655 . ní s. ¤ . . . in leth donroacht dind imirgi,
5397 (TBC). segdai ratha fil ar Lagnib | . . . | ratha retland rath
escai | ┐ grene, LL 36a38 . `bidh marb Dond', for se, `┐ ní
seghdha dund congbail im athgabail an ghalair. Ar día
55ructhar Dond i tír, bíaidh an galar-sa co brath a nErinn' `it
were not lucky
', Met. Dinds. iv 310.22 . ni segdo dunn or in
Dagdo na cumcem do socht, RC iii 346.1 . ba segda in fectus
diar gonad in fer, RC v 203 § 26 .
(b) hence in more general sense of pleasing, fine, goodly :
60 segdaib suilib sellglassaib, IT i 69 n. 4 ( Lg. 4 , YBL; ségdaib,
LL; segaib Eg.). seng cach sēgdæ, Corm. Y 1171 . con ḟacca
in mnái, mín a dath, | segda, suaichnid, sochrutach, SR 1068
(of Eve). dá chlar dec ségdai (: ērgna), 4232 . cach súi segda
slán, 7441 (: ērgna). segda cairptech docing rot, LU 3798 ( SC
65 37 ). maccōem tuchtach . . . co clesaib sēgdaib, TBC² 1180 .
it ségdai ┐ it áildi na cáera, TBFr. 227 . Colum Cille . . . |
clerech segda soidhelbha, BCC 355 d (394.2) . seaghdha .i.
ealadhanta `learned', O'Cl.
In chevilles: segde chlú `fair the fame', Thes. ii 292.20 ( Ml.
70Poems II 7 ). segda máin, LL 168az . segdo in dail, Ir. Texts i
54 § 16 .
Adv. finnaid úaim, co ségda suairc, | aní dia n-abar Slíab
Fúait, Met. Dinds. iv 166.1 . do-ronsat na hingena éladna
inganta co ségdu saethrach, PH 898 = segmar, ZCP xiv
75149.11 . gebh in tsaltair mbic . . . | a fuil innti gu segda | cuir
dom meabair is dena, Ériu xi 199.13 .
II As subst. io (a) favourable circumstances : dia mert a ben
Coinrói, | ba holc in gnīm dogēni, | sech nī thērna hi sēgdu
`unscathed', ZCP iii 42.11 . a Chríst ní sccérmais hi seghdha |
80manbadh Fiachra `in happiness', FM ii 756.20 .
? To this: (b) a kind of metre: segda, IT iii 16 § 37 ; 44 § 62 ;
cf. 154 § 44 . caide dethbir etir soss ┐ segda ┐ aircetul. Nī:
aensillab i sos. . . . Da sillaib i segdha, 104 - 5 § 206 , § 207 .
forber cach ái dib sem [sc. grad filed] sec alaile i nimud sóis et
85segda, cenmotha fidu ┐ deachu ┐ remend ┐ rl., 6.4 . fer doni
segdu (glossed: dan oglachuis) et occlachus, Fen. 310.18 .
? To this: sēgdae .i. cosmail fri sēigh é ar a fēige ┐ ar a glicus
┐ ar a gabāilchi, Corm. Y 1165 .