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1 séimed n(? based on Lat. semen) seed, descendants : is a fognam
bías a ṡil ┐ a ṡemen (leg. -ed) tre bithu `semen eius seruiet in
85sempiternum
', Trip.² 409 , cf. Lat. Lives 4 n. 4 . nī fáicfe a ṡīl
nach a séimeth, Cáin Ad. 20 . a sēimedh, ib. 19 . céin bes muir
im Ērind ┐ bes a síl som ┐ a séimedh inti, ZCP xi 64.9 . do tṡíl
is do tṡémed, Acall. 6650 . ni aittreba neach dot seimedh
Temair for do lorcc, BNnÉ 325 § 41 . ro idbair Senchán é fein
do Chiarān ┐ a ṡīl ┐ a ṡēimedh dia ēis, Arch. iii 5.12 . Cf. sémen.

5 2 séimed vn. of séimid. act of calming, smoothing : conastáinic
hIsu Crist . . . dia mboccad ┐ dia semedh asan cotaighi a
mbatar, D iv 2, 40vb13 .

? séimid n(séim) quiets, calms : do seamsamar ar ngaigne (? leg.
do séms[e]amar ar naigne) | 's do ceanglamor comhairle,
10 Duan. Finn ii 346.15 .

séimide adj io, iā (séim) (a) thin, slender; meagre: longad serbda
sēimide `a . . . meagre dinner', Ériu ii 56 § 9 . in t-oenmacam
séda semidi sithgel, Acall. 5808 v.l. co facadar ingin mín . . .
seta semide solusta, 3704 and v.l. sidh-mailgi semidi sith-
15gorma, MR 116.y . a droim segha seimighi, ZCP vi 34.z . an
corp séimhidh seang, GJ vii 10b11 . glaca seada séimhidhe,
TD 40.5 .
(b) insubstantial, transparent, bright, limpid : nith nemnech
nél sorcha somlas semide, LL 119b43 . corp semide glan . . .
20ata imon aingel `subtile', Laws i 10.11 Comm . atchonnaic
sluag sírechtach semide ina mbuidnib súas dochum nime ┐
anuas, RC xiii 44 § 25 (`floating'). sruth seimide solus-glan,
BNnÉ 217 § 100 . co griananaib seimidhi solusglana, TTebe
40 . Cf. ri snám semidi sithard na n-onchon n-idlaidi, LL 239a
2534 ( TTr. 1662 ).
(c) tranquil, serene, gentle, smooth : gur bo teigli seimidhe
socharthanach in fairrgi, CF 55 . in snáithi semidhe sen-
foclach ro fagbadar na hugdair a slechtaib a sen-bhriathar
`mild', MR 158.10 . cris socair seimidhe `smooth', TTebe 3737 .
30 iomdha bocht do biathtaoi it orsain | 'gun ord shochruidh
shéimhidhe, DDána 122.14 . Tadhg mhac Ruaidhrí ar sírbhile
séimhidhe `gracious', Aithd. D. 4.14 . do budh céilidhe súairc
soin | séimhidhe ar ccúairt san chathruigh, IGT Decl. ex. 23 .
drong shéimhidhe naoidhe nár, | daoine is céillidhe comhrádh,
35 Measgra D. 16.15 . glór . . . | suairc séimhidhe sultbhlasta (of
the Irish language), Keat. Poems 4 .
As subst. Cormac Ó Néill . . . | dá sháimhfhine féin is
saerrulla an séimhidhe, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 146.10 .

1 séimidecht n ā,f. (séimide) (a) tenuity, thinness : séimhidheacht
40na lennann `tenuity of the humours', O'Gr. Cat. 252.27 . is iad
is taosca rianas amach, ar son a seimidechta (of blood), Rosa
Ang. 44.10 .
(b) transparency, subtlety : do báoi an uirett sin do sheimi-
gheacht ann, go ffaicedh cach cech enní trit amuigh ┐ astigh,
45 BNnÉ 71 § 121 . gurb ingnadh an t-seimidhecht do bi is na
hainglibh; oir go faca se fen an t-aingel ac dul tria balla na
mainistrech amach, BCC 359 (406.20) .
(c) tranquillity, serenity, gentleness : sbiorad na seimhi-
dheachta ┐ na humla, Carsw. 167.8 .

50 2 séimidecht n[ā,f.] (cf. 1 séimed) power of producing semen :
dona neithib aga fuil seimidecht, ┐ slat ferda tairb (cf. Lat.
ut veretrum tauri), Ir. Texts v 54.z .

séimidetu n(séimide) tenuity : cinip hond sémigdetu (sémidetu,
MS.) .i. cenip ho étrummugud inna n-olc form gl. malorum a
55tenuitate, Ml. 59a23 .

séimigidir v(séim) (a) thins, attenuates, lessens, reduces : co
semigidir gl. (omne corpus) adtenuet, Ml. 44d9 . semigter gl.
tenuentur, 54b15 . macerarer .i. lasse no-m-séimigthe-se, 88a11 .
roseimigthea (nostrae uires) adtenuatae sunt, 93d2 . rosemiged
60(multa tristitia) adtinuatus sit, 118b5 . na seimitear gu romor
a aileamain bidh ┐ dighe, 23 P 10³, 40a32 . troighthe saora
séimhighthe, A. Ó Dálaigh x 4 (`stately'). an fín remar . . . da
cuirter uisci and is luaithide a meisce oir semigidh se ar modh
eigin e, O'Gr. Cat. 216.6 .
65(b) smooths, softens : cutem mollit, extendat . . . .i. bogaidh ┐
seimidhidh an croiceann, 23 K 42, 69.x .

séimigthech adj o, ā (séimigud) thinning : .iiii. brigha ogha ann sa
luibhsi .i. briogh dhiosgaoilteach ┐ brígh chnáoiteach ┐ brigh
lagtach ┐ brígh shéimhightheach, 23 K 42, 322.y . ata brigh
70tsheimhighteach na leann reamar inte, 343.15 .

séimigud n[u,m.] séimhiochadh, IGT Verbs p. 245.11 .
(a) act of attenuating, making thin, lessening, diminishing :
á sémigud combi tanu de, Ml. 34a27 . ní du semigud pectha
atber-som inso (adtenuare peccatum), 124b3 . is airi is re
75ṅguthaigthi suidigthir a tinfed do semigud ┐ mesrugud ind
ḟoguir máir bís isin gutti, Sg. 9a8 . a foladh amail ata reamru-
gadh ┐ seimiugadh, RC xlix 24.8 . nī reagaid a leas fīn . . . do
fhliuchad an chuirp nā do thsēimiugad leanna duib propter
melancolie repressionem, RSláinte 738 .
80(b) as grammatical term, the lenition of a consonant :
treidi doghni uath .i. bogad ┐ semigudh ┐ airdibdad . . .
Bocad cuill .i. clach ┐ ach; bocad d .i. sodh ┐ odh . . . Seimigud
b immorro .i. a bhen, a bhan, a bhe binn. Seimiugud c dono
.i. o chiun, do chein, o chianaib, o chetoir. Semigud d .i.
85d[h]amsa, d[h]uitsiu . . . Seimiugud g .i. a ghradh ┐ a ogha,
Auraic. 1264 - 79 . iersin Laitneoir . . . bidh tinfed ar gach
taobomna don Gaidilc ┐ seimiugud for guthaigiph [┐] is rempa
do ecaiph doibh, 4326 . as éidir uirrdhighthe ┐ séimhighthe
do thuigsin ó résún, nach abuirthear d'ogham no do gháoi-
dheilg . . . cuiridh gan séimhioghadh, IGT Introd. § 7 (4.34
5and 5.1) . na náoi cconnsuine ar a ttéid séimhiughadh, 1.y . a
trí dhíobh gan shéimhiughadh d'ogham whose lenition is not
indicated in writing
(i.e. l, n, r), 2.2 .