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85 selba(e) n iā,f. (selb) Later also with dental inflexion. IGT Decl.
§ 4.4 . possession, ownership; property (cf. selb, to which some
of the follg. exx. may belong): adeir leabar ní fuil saoire for
ní dia sealbaith itir `there is no "saire"-exemption upon any
of his (the kinsman's) possessions at all
', Laws ii 20.1 Comm .
nicon fail ina sealba isin doman nī nā tibre dam in his posses-
5sion
, Corm. Y 698.11 . an ro boí di sétaib ┐ mainib it selbae,
LU 8990 ( FB 74 , H). ó dolluid for selbai sláin | Fathlind maic
Aeda Damáin `spread over the entire domain', Met. Dinds. iii
260.9 = for selbhaid slain, BB 379a21 . it [s]elba bai biaid co
brath, Cog. 122.4 . bile díona dot shealbha an ógh, Aithd. D.
10 82.7 . cóir dhó dol 'n-ar sealbha, Dán Dé viii 17 . do bhádar
fáidhe Fódla | dot athair dá ḟurḟógra—| . . . | sealbha ar ghoirm-
inis Ghaoidheal, TD 21.17 . tionnsgnais Maghnus . . . | . . . |
sealbha ar na críochaibh do chor, 32.42 . a dhuine do chluin
gach maoin | na sealbhuidh da rachadh sibh | an ríamh (= a
15ríomh) sin is decair dhaoibh, Rel. Celt. ii 289.26 .

selbach adj o, ā (selb) I having great possessions; possessive, grasp-
ing : sreba sencha, selbcha sreith, SR 987 (of Paradise). Fergus
s. ¤ na sét, RC xlvii 296.11 . in sagart sanntach sealbach, ZCP
x 52 § 24 .
20 II As subst. o,m. an owner, a landholder : fine mugraide cis
ar s. ¤ somaine .i. in fine gabur don muir innsaighter [a císa F]
don tí ar a mbiat ferann, O'Dav. 1216 . mas e a rogha na s. ¤
in crandchur, is crandchor do berat, Laws iii 442.5 Comm .
maith dona selbachaib aithgin inich do gabail uathib, 15
25Comm . crandchur do chur ar cach s. ¤ , co festar in s. ¤ dib ar a
torchair, 442.8 Comm . gidh mor da shealbachaib beas in
gach thir `though great be the number of landholders in each
land
', iv 162 n. 1 . sétach cech s. ¤ , Tec. Corm. § 13.30 . guais-
sealbhach Ghleanna Righe valiant owner, DDána 96.20 . As
30 n.pr.: mac do Chláirineach na ccath | an mac saoircherdach
Sealbhach, Irish Texts iv 56 § 52 .

selbad u m. vn. of selbaid. IGT Verbs § 96 . (a) act of possess-
ing, possession : ar cor hi far s. ¤ -si et epert ammi mogæ dúib-si,
Wb. 8d26 . is bǽs linni epert intí charas nech ┐ fortét focertar
35(sic MS.) side iarum hi s. ¤ ind fir-sin foridtet, Ml. 30c3 . selb
fini atarda .i. fine athar aga sealbadh. Selb flatha .i. a flaith
aga selbu, Laws i 274.14 , gl. it cetheora selba bit for cach
adgair ┐ adgairter: selb fini atharda ┐ selb flatha . . ., 260.4 f .
minic righna a Raith Cruachan | do-clas Siubhan (?) na
40sealbad in possession of it, Irish Texts ii 56 § 53 .
(b) in concrete sense possessions, property, stock : co Temh-
raigh . . . | mar a tā mo s[h]elbadh sét, Ériu ix 177 § 9 .
(c) act of assigning, ascribing : oibrighthe a dhúl ar thoil
nDé | do shealbhadh dhóibh, Content. v 50 (`take the credit of').
45(d) gramm. `a possessive genitive or its equivalent' (Bergin,
IGT Pref. iv ): fir a shealbad uathaid. Na fer a shealbad ilair,
Auraic. 1771 . is inund a thuistiudh ┐ a shelbhad `its parenta-
tive
(i.e. a genitive of origin) is the same as its possessive', 1892 .
coisgidh sealbhadh réim mur so: ná sir clach na cuirre grían,
50 IGT Introd. 20.y . no so: ná sir géill ar Gháoidhealuibh, 21.2 .
ná sir ghíalla budh cóir ann, muna bheadh an sealbhadh, 21.2 - 4
(i.e. the possessive `na cuirre' and `ar Ghaoidhealuibh' which
is the equivalent of a possessive prevent the inflection of
`clach' and `géill' respectively). Cf. do sgoilt giolla gég don
55ghiús, | do bhrég liús na Sionna súas—cóir ó shealbhadh mur
sin, 7 .
relationship, influence, dominance (?): cia baile in Uraicept[a]
idta in sealpad saordu cin reim acht reim reimraiti, ut est luis
ailme no bethe ailme .i. sealpad ita do ailm isin bethe ┐ isin
60luis?, Auraic. 4922 - 4 , i.e. in the spelling of la, ba (luis ailme,
bethe ailme) the second letter is put in the genitive as though
dependent on the first and this is regarded as an artificial
genitive. Cf. 1730 - 1 . cid ara n-eparar fedha fri saidhiu? Ni
ansa. Fobith domiter na tæbomna friu ┐ cainuaighter na
65focail dibh, ut est luis ailme, beithe ailme .i. la, ba. Is e sin in
sealbhadh særdha cen reim acht reim remraite that is the arti-
ficial genitive without inflection except inflection due to what
immediately precedes it
(?), 1000 .
an infixed pronoun : `ca neach ra mill ar maighdean'?
70Lochtach sin óir Sealbhadh feirinnsgne do chuir sé ar an
mbaininnsgne; is amhlaidh as cóir: `ca neach ras mill ar
maighdean'? `Ras' nó `ris' Sealbadh oibrighthe uathaidh
faisnéise baininnsgne `ras' or `ris' is the third singular feminine
pronoun anticipating a following accusative
, Éigse ii 117.4 ff .
75 sealbhadh agallmha ar faisnéis a second person infixed pronoun
for a third
, 26 .
s. ¤ úama infixed pronoun of alliteration (a technical term for
a meaningless pronoun infixed between the initial of the verb
and the proclitic particle in order to prevent the lenition of
80the former): Sealbhadh Úama sunn: re hucht senrúathair
slóigh Gall | énbhúachail dóibh ros díoghlann. ard do chéim
a chéibhf[h]inn chais | a n-Éirinn féin ros fásais, Bard. Synt.
Tr. 30.1 f .

selbaid, selbaigid v(selb) sealbaim, IGT Verbs § 96 . (a) pos-
85sesses, holds; takes possession of, seizes : sailmthech a slūaig
selbait nōib `das Heilige besitzen', Bruchst. 146 . ticid a ben-
nachtnachu selbaid flaith m'athar, LU 2324 (H). PH 3644 .
ro ṡelbsat in nEoraip uli, LU 30 . Tibir, robo bean co mblad;
| is uaithi sin rosealbad `from her comes the title of possession',
Met. Dinds. iii 432.6 . do shealbhaigetar mar thalmain duth-
5chusa dōib fēin hī, ZCP xiii 180.8 . ot condnaircaisi in coróin
rotlín ailges ┐ accobur in tséta taitnemhaigh currosealbais
duit budhéin hí, D iv 2, 57va18 . do thselbhaidur clann
Lochlainn ┐ a slicht hé do comraind ┐ do tselaidhecht, O'D.
1962 ( Eg. 90, fo. 7 ). Éire níor dhúthaigh dhó soin | níor
10shealbhuigh í 's níor chosain, Content. v 29 . ionnus gur
shealbhuigheadar Osruighe ┐ Laoighis, Keat. ii 4791 . do réir
na crīche fá sanntuighthear nó fá sealbhuighthear é (of
wealth), Desid. 2548 . do bhuáil Israel é lé fáobhar an
chloidhimh ┐ do shealbhuidh a dhúthaidh, Num. xxi 24 .
15 an mhuintir . . . do chífeas ┐ do sheilbheochas Dia go síor-
ruidhe `shall see and possess', Donlevy 204.14 .
(b) s. ¤ ar establishes oneself over, exerts authority over: ar
shealbhaigh d'eachtronnchaibh ar fhinibh iocht Chobhthaigh,
Aithd. D. 35.4 . lá i dTeamhraigh ag Toirrdhealbhach | do
20shealbhaigh ar sheinBhreaghmhach, 20.1 . port ar ar sheal-
bhaigh cairt Chuinn, 16.15 . tusa mh'athair as é a dearb |
gi-bé do ṡealb athaidh orm, IGT Verbs ex. 886 . do naisg
Tuathal 's do shealbhaigh | ar uaislibh Banbha i dTeamhraigh,
Content. xv 44 . níor ghabh Meadhbh ná Corc ná Conn | port
25ar nar shealbh port na bpeall, DDána 119.5 .
(c) s. ¤ do assigns to, gives into the possession of: do sealbhadh
an bérla teibidhe sin do Gháoidhiol mac Eitheóir ó ttá
Gáoidhealg, IGT Introd. 3.19 . an chiall do shealbh orruim
d'fhior, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 228.75 . ar son go sealbhuighim sibh
30| d'U Dh. `though I present thee to Ó D.', Studies 1919, 440 § 14 .
ro shealbhaigh an gobernóir bailte an tíre dho fein, FM vi
1912.9 . 143 nuimir na cceall dá selbhaighter secht nepscoip
da gac cill aca to each church of which are assigned seven bishops,
Ir. MSS. Ser. i 108.21 .
35 Vn. selbad, selbugad.