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55 seirbís n f.(Eng. or Romance loan-word) (a) the service (of God,
of a ruler): a serbis na banrigna, ALC ii 480.4 . ro thingheall
. . . fognomh frichnamach ┐ seruīss sīrraidhi . . . do dēnom do
Muire, Fl. Earls 146.15 . senridire . . . buī a seirbhīss rīgh na
Spāinne, 54.1 . beannacht go seirbhís ┐ go nguidhe go Toirr-
60dhealbhach (= cum servitio et orationibus—salutation in a
letter), Keat. iii 52 . baí na chaptin . . . ag dénamh seirbhísi
don bhainríoghain, FM vi 2092.12 . génmotha Domhnall . . .
ro thogh an Iustis hi serbís do fein, v 1686.11 .
(b) service, ministration, piece of work; profit, advantage: do
65thionnsccain s. ¤ do denamh do Brenainn, BNnÉ 57 § 65 (the
original has obsequium = osaic washing of feet, Plummer MS.
notes). nír fed si an tserbis so (obsequium), Smaointe B. Chr.
4411 . is í cét sheirbhis do roinnedh leó .i. Shúineord do
chreachadh, Rel. Celt. ii 180.2 . is boill . . . noch doni serbis
70don corp uili, Ir. Texts i 49.z . créad an tsheirbhís nó an sólás
do Ghrádh Dé tusa do bheith balbh? Desid. 3117 . dochuir
[Dia] aingiol . . . do dhénamh seirbhísi dhuit, Mac Aingil
36.17 . gan én-ní seirbhīsi do dhēnamh unprofitably, Cín Lae
Ó Meall. 30.25 . (military) service: aon mhac Saxanaigh ba
75luaimnighe láin aisttrighe ┐ bá huaisle aithesaighe ┐ as mó
lér éirigh do shén serbhisi inā . . . `who had been more successful
in his services
', FM v 1736.2 . do gheall go ndioghnadh serbhīs
i gCōigeadh Uladh dā bhfaghadh costas dona soighdeóiribh,
Cín Lae Ó Meall. 40.5 . go dhfaiceadh (sic) se serbhís na cris-
80taidhi (┐) ina n-eclasaibh fen, Maund. 268 . cinnus doníter
seruís do Día in bur tírsi? 123 .
(c) a church service : 'ar radha na seirbísi doibh, BNnÉ 60
§ 79 . d'estecht serbísi, Ét. Celt. i 82.20 . s. ¤ Dé fá dhíon bfionn-
chraob, O'Gr. Cat. 374.28 . seiruíss Dé go sīrraidhe for gach
85n-altōir dīop, Fl. Earls 72.5 . seruīs Dē . . . issin egluiss, 174.z .
As quasi-vn.: ag seirbhís do Dhia, SG 16.27 . ag frithalamh
┐ ac serbhís co humhal anorach . . . da siair, Smaointe B.Chr.
427 . ag seirbhís do na céadfadhoibh, Desid. 3127 .
? taisbéanuim mo phaiteinsi féin | do lucht séirbhisi, TD
22.7 (seems to refer to tax collectors).

5 seirbísech adj o, ā (seirbís) I auxiliary, ancillary : eslainti na
narund ┐ in lesa . . . oir is boill serbisecha don corp co huilidhi
na boill sin, Ir. Texts i 51.17 . Cf. baill seirbhisighi, Mackinnon
Cat. 45.31 .
II As subst. o,m. a servant, an agent : séirbhísech díles do
10Dhia, Mac Aingil 216.2 . iar ccriochnucchadh an mhórshao-
thair sin . . . dona seirbhíseachaibh sin Uí Neill, FM vi 2082.6 .
na sheirbhíseach seirbhísigh bhías sé, Gen. ix 25 .

seircech xsee sercach.

seircid xsee sergaid.

15 seircín n(serc) a term of endearment: múirnīn, seircīn, āon-
grádh, Eg. Gl. 464 .

seircsen n g s. (serc) affection : macṡlabra s. ¤ `Schenkung (an
Kinder) aus Liebe
', Bürgsch. 7 § 9 . Gifts to children were
divided into three categories: macslabra gairæ ┐ macslabra
20der ┐ macslabra seircsin, ZCP xiii 20.25 . macslabra der .i.
indeithem ro bai aici annsin a tabairt ar cosc a der, . . . ┐ mac
slabra gaire; ┐ mac [slabra] seirsen (leg. seircsen), Laws iii
310.1 - 2 . in mac slabra s. ¤ ; is diles in bunad co ruici secht
nanmanda don indud, 310.11 Comm .
25 mac s. ¤ a favourite son : [in] cuitidh . . . beirius in ma[c]
scresen (leg. sercsen) sech na macu aili, O'D. 1572 ( H. 5.15, 5a ).

séire n iā,f. a meal, food : séir (leg. séire) gl. cibus, Goid. 57.15
( Leyd. 65b , not in Thes. ii 231 ). `s. ¤ ' proinn, Met. Gl. 27 § 39 .
seír (MS. seire, Stokes Crit. p. 25 ) la diablad fuiririud, Laws iv
30348.18 Comm . seire .i. feoil, Goid. 58.9 ( H. 2.15, p. 18 ). tan
rucad in tsére dron | co Issaac dia chubuchol, SR 2857 . tomail
in s. ¤ soer, sláin, 2905 . citis teora s. ¤ dogníthi dosom no téigead
cach fear díb dia sére, BDD² 119 - 20 . diamba cleirech . . . nib
airbirech fri s. ¤ , LL 360 marg. inf. uati sére, Ir. Eccles. Rec.
35 xxviii (1910) 477.71 . mé do marb, suaircc in sére | énchorr
Innsi guirm Géidhe, Anecd. i 38 § 103 . secht [g]cuirn fri
caitheamh seri, BR 74.13 . nochar chaith sáith no s. ¤ , Mart.
Don. 188.6 . s. ¤ .i. proinn, no dinnér, O'Cl. ? To this: na clecht
in sire sádhal, Ériu ii 229.y (above sire in later hand: feall).
40In proverbial phrase: ba moch canait a s. ¤ (i.e. they counted
their chickens before they were hatched), LL 149a15 .

seirech?: ind s. ¤ duis .i. fagail, uel tidlucad, O'C. 2018 ( H. 4.22,
p. 36b ).

séirech adj o, ā (séire) given to eating : mad sādal sērech (: clērech),
45 ZCP vii 298.y . Cf. `séireach liberal of food', O'R. who cites
this ex.

? seiredach ind(seir): int ech aile ┐ sē . . . caschōel cois[s]eng s. ¤
cōel cairgdech, TBC² 2559 = ech . . . cascháel coseng sered-
choel airgdech, LU 6491 .

50 Séiréis pn g s. Ceres: mar gach turbhaidh tig da éis | ceiltior
subháilce S. ¤ , L. Cl. A. Buidhe 144.150 .

seirge n iā,f. (serg) diminution, wasting away, shrinking, decay :
Srubdaire serb s. ¤ a gal bitter the lessening of his valour, TBC
3519 (`von bitterem Schwund seiner tapferen Thaten (?)'). Mag
55Sered serge srotha | Mag Semne soillse datha, LL 7a14 . comét
. . . in buair sain | ar ḟogail sluaig co seirge `from the raiding of
starving folk
', Met. Dinds. iv 338.y . To this: moscing srathu
sréid sergi | sétid maige midglinne (of a horse), LU 8669 ( FB
50 , rhetoric). ar ni aill seirge oc cúrsagad (gl. cum modestia
60corripientem eos), Wb. 30b29 (tr. `for not becoming is harsh-
ness
(?) in reproaching'). Sarauw would, and probably rightly,
emend to seirbe.

seirglige n(1 serg+lige) sick-bed, a being bed-ridden, decline : ma
gabann serglighi foda a ben fen, O'C. 2307 ( Eg. 88, fo. 23 ). is
65fota do ṡerglighe, IT i 123.4 ( TE 9 ). nomberar . . . dom
sergligu .i. don Teti Bricc, LU 3294 (H) ( SC 9 ). barroega
Fingin Fathliaig a roga do Chetharn mac Fintain, sergleghi
fada fair ┐ fortachtt ┐ forithin d'fagbail assa athli, na derglegas
teóra lá ┐ teora n-aidchi, TBC 4414 . D. . . . d'écc . . . iar
70seircclighi fhoda, FM v 1710.15 . galar trom do ghabh é . . .
ionnus go ndeachaidh i seirglidhe is gur thréig a chuid fola is
feola uile, gur chaol é (of Cobhthach Caol mBreagh), Keat. ii
2540 . gur ghabh seirglighe é tré neamhchaitheamh bídh `he
was wasting away
', iii 2096 . Metaph. bí an peacthach cheana
75ag feódh, ┐ ag dol i seirg-lighe, d'easbaidh na ngrás do-
bhéaradh oileamhain spioratdha dhó, TSh. 7835 .

seirgne n[iā,f.] (serg) state of being shrivelled (?): seirgne na siog
(sergne na síg, v.l.) | geirgne na ngrag (of a dead pig), Ir. Texts
i 30.40 . state of having ebbed away (?): ? attrib. gen. a Loch
80Sighleand seirgni , Ériu x 79 § 36 (acc. to Met. Dinds. iii 376.1 ,
this lake was a `turloch').

seirgnide adj io, iā (seirgne) withering, blighting (?): an saobh-
choire sáruightheach seirgnidhe siabhartha (viz. devils), TSh.
1976 . dobudh lór dhóibh do phéin silleadh seirgnidhe sia-
85bhartha ┐ amharc éidigh uathbhásach an aidhbhirseóra do
bheith . . . orra, 6656 .