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sel n o,m. (but g s. seala, Acts xiii 25 ). See Thurneysen, ZCP viii
76 ff . Meyer, Wortk. 47 . A form sell occurs, in the earliest
60texts only in phrase fri sretha sell, SR 6395 , srethaib sell
(: dilenn), 2595 (cf. Fél. 68.15 ) and adverbially before an
adverb of place, e.g. súas sell sechtair, TBC 2645 . Originally
a different word? seall .i. seal, O'Cl. See IGT Decl. § 95 ( Ériu
x 127.23 ).
65(a) a turn : cach la s. ¤ dún for imrádud dé in s. ¤ aile for precept
`at one time meditating on God', Wb. 15d9 . Saul iar selaib fri
sním | dorat mebail for Dauid, SR 6249 . for rínd slebhe ro-
bhadhasa . . . gosa t[s]eal so anois. . . . Acht cheana ingnathach
in seal sin anuas. Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. 24.15 - 16 . línais dano
70cilarnd . . . ┐ dális doib s. ¤ cach thrir lee (i.e. one pitcherful was
assigned by her to every three), LU 1818 . roscarsam friar
n-amalla | oca mbimmís fri cach s. ¤ `at which we were wont to
be ever
', Ériu v 211.89 feib roclass, iar selaib slúaig, | Emain
la Macha mongrúaid, Met. Dinds. iii 368.27 . nó mad fearr la
75tuaichliu tra | sell fri buaibthiu bladmara, ii 32.90 . ra chuirset
ar selaib hí that they had arranged for it to alternate between
them
, O'D. 2259 ( Rawl. B 506, fo. 21a ). s. ¤ for slēchtain . . ., |
s. ¤ for salmaib, | s. ¤ ic scrútain flatha nime, | . . . | s. ¤ for sáethar
. . ., ZCP v 497 § 9 , § 10 [dú] seal dí dá gach dhuine, DDána
80 10.31 . hi lloch oighreta go neimh, | seal doibh ann, seal i
tteinidh, Ir. Texts iv 78 § 40 . gé beith seal étresi air, ii 25 § 3 .
tabhraidh dhóibhsen a seal féin `their proper turn', O'Gr. Cat.
535.17 . ar gcoimhlionadh a sheala dhEóin (as John fulfilled
his course
), Acts xiii 25 . ba gnāth-bhēs bunaidh leō diaigh a
85ndiaigh gacha bliadhna a seal d'imchar in chanabī d'foghbhāil,
Fl. Earls 190.1 . ro iarr B. orra seal an mhuilinn (i.e. a turn
for having his wheat ground), Mart. Don. Feb. 15 . ní raibh
agad innte acht seal `thy possession of her was but for a while',
Oss. iv 28.10 . níor thuig a sheal d'fhagháil air `that he had
only a spell of it
' (of prosperity), A. Ó Dálaigh xlix 5 .
5 Freq. of the alternation of the right of succession as, for
instance, between different branches of a family: conattaig
side s. ¤ a hathar don ríge, LL 20b14 . do gheall a seal don
Mumain do, Caithr. CC 11.12 . i tig Temra nī bīa a s. ¤ | in rī ac
nach bīa in deichnebar, Arch. iii 223.z . tanic co maccuib
10Dithorbæ in s. ¤ flatha, 325.26 .
(b) a while, a spell : do bhádhas . . . | ag féachain na n-éan re
seal, Oss. iv 28.6 . (? To this: fer robæ sund fria sella | Bricriu
noithech neimtheṅga, ZCP viii 218 § 18 ). beatha shíor ar
sheal ngairid, DDána 37.2 . gorta re seal mbliadhna, TD
15 15.29 . seal dá ré, TSh. 5326 (cit.). nach tabhair i ndíol gach
uilc . . . acht maitheas bréige, ┐ gan acht seal do thabhairt air
sin féin dó, 9948 . gur chaith seal bliadhan i bhflaitheas
Mumhan `some years', Keat. iii 3335 . Adv. airisem hi fothru-
cad s. ¤ bec iar nespartain, Mon. Tall. 144.8 . leigem sec[h]uinn
20seal go se | an cland so acht Ros fionn Failghe, LL 394.8 . de
tanag tar Glend na n-echt | do beith seal ad coimedacht,
Acall. 643 v.l. (= treall, text). seal beag re na bas, BB 444b27 .
amal batar s. ¤ fota ocin chomrád sin, LB 136b36 . tug . . . |
secht ccatha seal sechtmuine, Rel. Celt. ii 295.30 . go ndéin
25beach dhi féin teach . . . | i n-a mbéidh seal go téagartha,
Keat. Poems 379 . rí samlaid ni frith sunn s. ¤ , SR 6999 .
Fir Bolg batar sunna s. ¤ , LL 8a19 . cia rādim nach s. ¤ `at all
times
', BColm. 70.9 . imthūsa Moga N. innister sunn seal eile,
ML² 448 . robaisium s. ¤ 'na mnai ┐ s. ¤ 'na fhir, TTebe 1630 . go
30ngebhdais righe an dara seal `that they would assume the sove-
reignty alternately
', TFrag. 26.24 . Cf. in seal bes in cnedh ac
brachad, Ir. Texts v 3.z . seisem innti sealaib sealg, Lism. L.
3823 . do bhí seal ar fán, TSh. 2522 . cach ré s. ¤ alternately :
gach ré seal d'éis aroile, | i gceannas Chláir Úghoine, TD 26.14 .
35 Muire i n-ar seilbh gach ré seal | gan m'fheidhm uile ar an
aingeal, DDána 11.12 . ar s. ¤ once upon a time: cōeco con is
cōeca fer | luidhsidar leis sunn ar seal `upon a time', Fianaig.
54.17 . ni soinend acht ar selaibh only now and then, Acall.
2413 . do ṡ. for a while: mar bú leo Caiseal do sheal, BNnÉ
40 259.x . mad ó chintaibh an cind féin bes beidh an tennes do
gnáth. ┐ mad ó'n gaile ní bí acht do thseal, O'Gr. Cat. 180.23 .
(c) Of space, a certain distance : luid ond indsi . . . | Depro-
fane s. ¤ siarthuaith, SR 4010 . dara formna síar sell sechtair,
LU 6546 . ro-mebaid loim cráo ┐ ḟola dar a bél sell sechtair,
45 CRR 12 . ic tindsaitin a fola sell sís for crettaib na carpat,
TBC 686 . dar a midguallib síar seal sechtair, TBC p. 357
n. 1 . tanic s. ¤ bec seochom, Laud 610, fo. 25d . nodo-séiti
gæth s. ¤ siartúaidh isan n-ocian n-imechtrach, RC ix 18 § 12 .
anmanda . . . na ceit[h]ri sruth filit s. ¤ seachtar eistibh, BB
50 16a38 . tur roard romor s. ¤ o mur na cathrach sin amach,
TTebe 2646 . Iarmuma ō Lūachair sīar sell | cusin glenn thīar
'ca tā Drong, Ériu ii 50 § 6 . o 'tchuaid Ísu s. ¤ bec uadib for
leith, PH 3036 . tainic R. . . . a n-iarmhoracht na Padanach
┐ do bhi seal imgcian uatha, ITS xix 82.2 . téid an fiadh seal
55ón loch, Keat. iii 2146 . do chuir a' Gen. tóraighecht orro seal
don tslighi, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 15.z .
See seilcill.

séla n m.(Early Eng. sele) d pl. selaib, ZCP vi 280.x . Also with
dental ending: g pl. séuluigheadh, Rev. v 2 . (a) in abstr. sense,
60 a sign, mark, brand, indication, confirmation ; in concr. sense,
a seal, a signet : da-ordaig Dia in t-ainm-si do chur mar sh. ¤
er a fhírinde, PH 7630 . do bregnaid se s. ¤ Dé, 7627 (of one
who swears a false oath). díon gach laoi d'aicme Éabha, |
séala ar gcairte ar ndlaoi dhíona, Aithd. D. 88.9 . tré thaom
65Éabha rob iomdha | séala ar thaobh an Tighearna, Dán Dé
xx 34 . buail séala ar mh'annsa, DDána 90.23 (`seal my love',
Ir. Monthly 1920, 54 ). Gall, a Eoghain, it aghaidh | má thug
séala a Sagsanaibh `if a Gall produce a sealed charter from the
Saxons
', Aithd. D. 30.31 . léim fa ghaoibh géara dod ghuin |
70séala dhaoibh ar do dhúthaigh, 30.33 . ruc ar claidhem . . . ┐
mar do rainic cuge adubairt re F. `Acso sela do bháis' `behold
the seal of thy death
', Fier. 59 . bean as lugha do lean Éabha |
bean chura séala ar síodh, PBocht 9.8 . do maith tú an aithne
d'Éabha | séala an mhaithmhe crú an chíogha, 21.17 . imda
75sela ar dhul Donnchaid | grian gan tes tuar gan turad, O'Gr.
Cat. 381.19 . ranacc-sa innti arson tsela on tsabhdáin acam,
Maund. 77 . ag tabhairt ts. ¤ ar ndrochbheatha dhúinn leis na
heasslaintibhsin (advertising us of our evil life), Carsw. 157.16 .
leabhar . . . do daingnigheadh ré seacht séula, Rev. v 1 .
80 cuiriss a letrecha ┐ a aithne co n-a shēla mōr go priōir Loreto,
Fl. Earls 142.17 . cuir mise mar shéala ar do chroidhe (ut
signaculum), TSh. 2199 . Cailbhin air ar cuiredh seula dhiarann
derg, Luc. Fid. 60.2 . do shéula, do bhráisléid ┐ do bhata,
Gen. xxxviii 18 . Of coinage, a stamp: s. ¤ nua do bhu[a]ladh
85air, Mac Aingil 305.4 .
Of a scar: rucc bél na cneidhe chum a chéile ┐ ticc sele
fuirre ┐ do bi slan, ITS xvi 42.14 = vulnus labium suum cepit
colligere, et accepta cute, cicatrix apparuit, V.SS. Hib. ii 47.28 .
fa shéla(ib) sealed, ratified, assured : a clú ósin fa shéla,
BNnÉ 213 § 79 . a theas ghráidh ['s a shíodh] fa shéala | do
5dháil do shíol Éabha uaidh, DDána 31.17 . litreacha fo selaib,
ZCP vi 280.x . críoch Bhanbha id sheilbh fa shéula, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 89.49 . atá sí fo shéala ó shin | an bhreath-soin bheóil
an impir, TD 15.38 .
(b) a trace : atáid sonna bhar séala, Ériu i 16.3 (to a ruined
10dwelling). na s. ¤ atciu ar leirg Laithrigh, Prolegomena 28 n. 1 .
a chuairt laoi go Baile Í Bhruin | a shéala ann do fhágaibh,
Aithd. D. 21.26 .