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sellach n o,m. (1 sell) spectator, onlooker, witness. Occurs only
in Laws in sense of one who is a witness to an illegal act (or,
60in one instance (see O'C. 328 , below), to animals being in
danger). Divided into four grades according to culpability
(i) the s. ¤ láinḟéich or s. ¤ láin, (ii) the s. ¤ leithḟéich or s. ¤ leithe;
these two are accessories to the crime, the second being guilty
to a lesser degree than the first; (iii) the s. ¤ cethramthainḟéich
65or s. ¤ cethramthan is not an accessory but does nothing to
prevent the crime; (iv) the s. ¤ slán does all he can to prevent
the crime. Some categories of people are, from their nature,
regarded as sellaig ṡláin, e.g. women, clerics, and children.
ataa[t] ceithre sellaig la Fene i[s] sain cach ae; s. ¤ lan feich,
70┐ s. ¤ leith feich, ┐ s. ¤ cethramthan feich, ┐ s. ¤ slan, Laws i 240 .
24 - 26 . [sellach lan feich .i.] s. ¤ dosli lanfiachu, fer tairdelba ┐
conimtet ┐ do comet ┐ buacdtair a gnim i tuaith, acht nid
goin a lam, ib. s. ¤ dosli lethfiachu ni tairdelbai, ni goin, do
gni gnimu olchena, leth fiach fair, 242.1 Comm . s. ¤ dosli
75cethramthain feich, ni tairdelbai; ni dena ni don[a] gnimaib
seo, acht do caemthet nama, ┐ nad nurgair, ┐ na tessairg,
3 Comm . s. ¤ slan ni tairdelb, ni dene ni dinaib gnimaib seo,
┐ gaibes oca cach nirt ┐ cach folud, acht do caemtet a heslinn
co innill, co netarscarad friu i n-inill, 6 (i.e. he takes the part
80of the injured people as far as he can but he accompanies the
perpetrator from the place of the crime to a safe place (with-
out informing on him?). bit sellaig slana and chena .i.
cleirig, ┐ mna, ┐ mec, ┐ aes nad meisi gona na anacal na
urgair, ┐ eccuind ┐ escunid (sic), 10 . masa inann s. ¤ urradh ro
85bai ac seilledh in marbtha ┐ sellach urrad ro bai ac seilledh in
folaigh . . . cethruime eneclainni air i seilled cechtar de, iii
98.y , z - 100.2 Comm . (of a case where a man is killed and the
body hidden). mas inann s. ¤ in marbhtha ┐ s. ¤ in folaigh, cidh
sain no inann fer marbtha ┐ fear folaigh, cethrimhe secht
cumala ┐ cethrimhe eneclainne air ┐ seillcecht cechtar de,
5 O'C. 2352 ( Eg. 88, fo. 27 ). atáa ceithri sellaig la Féine .i. atait
ceithri súltaig da naisneiginn in Feinechas, Laws i 242.13
Comm . cindus ro soich lanfiach for in s. ¤ lain? .i. leth fair ar
techt co maigin ┐ duthracht marbtha aici, ┐ cethruime fair
ar sellcecht, ┐ cethruime eile ar coimitecht i mug leo i n-inill;
10cethruimi dona for in s. ¤ lethi ar seillcecht, ┐ cethruimi ar
coimitecht amuig i n-inill, 15 - 19 Comm . noco fo lan fir laime
icus s. ¤ a lan, acht fo lan a seillidh bodein fo aicnedh urraidh,
no deoraidh `it is not according to the full (fine due) of the actual
killer that the looker-on pays his full (fine), but according to the
15full (fine) for his own looking on according to rank, (whether it
be that) of a native freeman, or of a stranger
', iii 102.1 Comm .
Where the crime is the swamping of a boat: is iat is lucht
laime and lucht in combaiti, . . . is iat i[s] sellaigh ann in lucht
ro bi na tost is in nae `the spectators are they who are silent in the
20boat
', 252.11 Comm . is iat i[s] sellaigh ann in lucht ro bi ar
purt ina fiadnaise, ┐ conicfaitis a tairmeasc `who were present
on the bank and who could have prevented it
', 14 Comm . nocon
fuil aithgin d'ic do s. ¤ co tarrachtain aithgina d'fir laime `there
is no compensation to be paid by the looker-on until compensa-
25tion has been received from the actually guilty person
', 244.12
Comm . tigradus cach s. ¤ ar aice midenum .i. in tan atcí nech
mil oc dul i nocus do chuithe, no fo conu, no gataid, no gebé
eisin[i]ll aili ┐ ni foirind ┐ ni inisind, aithgin fair, O'C. 328
( H. 3.18, 180b ). See ZCP xv 344.14 . ? na ceithre righ-sabaidh
30┐ na ceithre righ-sellaigh, O'D. 5 ( H. 3.17, col. 4 ).

sellad o,m. vn. of sellaid. Also seilled. act of looking; a looking
(on), a gaze : ba dirsan lem s. ¤ fris, Corm. Y 975 (p. 84.5) (cf.
seallad .i. ceol, O'C. 1467 ( H. 3.18, 651 ), gloss on this verse).
batar dichra cuire griphtha oc a selladh, Anecd. i 66 § 140 .
35 dognith ábairt dia sírs. ¤ ┐ úair as descaid serci sírsilliud, LU
10728 ( TE 6 ). fri s. ¤ sluág, LL 116a32 . foderc dam fri s. ¤ suairc
| . . . | Fert mná Nemid `with bright glance', Met. Dinds. iv
162.1 . ni ro fhuilngsetar na suili peccthacha sella[d] frisna
liga noiba, Ériu ii 122 § 61 . sealladh (silleadh, v.l.) éigin d'á
40dtugadar ar muir do chonncadar . . ., ITS i 50.22 . s. ¤ .i. fégad,
Lec. Gl. 344 . `sealladh a sight, prospect, view', O'R.
In Laws of looking on at the commission of an illegal act:
noco fo lan fir laime icus sellach a lan, acht fo lan a seillidh
bodein `but according to the full (fine) for his own looking', Laws
45 iii 102.1 Comm . sellach . . . ro bai ac seilledh in marbtha ┐
sellach . . . ro bai ac seilledh in folaigh . . . cethruime eneclainni
air i seilled cechtar de, 98.y - 100.2 Comm . sellachfogail na
sellach robai aca selladh, 194.23 Comm . cinnus ro soich
láinfiach for sellach láin .i. leth fair ar dul co maigin, ┐
50duthrucht mar[bh]tha aice ┐ cethruimhe fair ar selladh, ┐
cethruime eile ar coimídecht amuigh leo i n-inill, O'D. 110
( H. 3.17, col. 88 ).
See silled.

sellaid v ā (sell) Trans. sees, perceives : tromṡluag . . . | i mMaig
55Ailbe rosellad, LL 44a40 (= ro fealladh, Uí Maine Facs.
171va8 ). sellais in ni sin, Cog. 196.4 .
Intrans. s. ¤ fri looks to (?): sasad sluaig (? leg. sūile) sochaidi |
sellat fri caem-Chainnech, RC xx 146.27 (ACC Pref.). s. ¤ FOR
(AR) looks upon, gazes at: fearrdacht (= nocht a or nochta,
60 D iv 1, 2rb36 ) fir | ro seall fair (= ro ṡil fair, D iv 1), Lec.
286ra9 . seallais súas . . . | ar aird-righ nimhe, BNnÉ 176.1 .
? s. ¤ tar looks over : sellus tar (sic leg.?) triattonn toata, KZ
xxxiii 82.8 .
See sillid.

65 sellais xsee sligid.

sellc(h)echt, seilligecht n[ā,f.] (cf. sellach) usual form se(i)ll-
cecht (unlenited -c- due to dissimilation?). Form with non-
palatal -c- occurs once only: sellcacht, O'C. 329 ( H. 3.18, 181 ).
sellidecht, Laws i 162.5 Comm . seilligecht, O'C. 704 ( H. 3.18,
70 339 ).
onlooking, witnessing; act of looking on (at a crime, etc., see
under sellach): fer laime . . . fer seillcechta, O'C. 2353 ( Eg. 88,
fo. 27 ). foircsiu mígníma .i. cid i céin, cid i focus in sellcecht,
O'D. 1887 ( Harl. 432, fo. 15 ). ni fo lán fir laime icus fer seill-
75cechta a lán acht fo lan a seillcechta budein, O'C. 2353 ( Eg. 88,
fo. 27 ). cethruime fair ar sellcecht ┐ cethruime eile ar coimi-
techt, Laws i 242.17 Comm . in duine fuair in colann isin
bfolach mad ro indis fo cedoir hi i[s] slan dó, . . . munar indis
fo cedoir is fiach seillcechta . . . uada, O'C. 2351 ( Eg. 88, fo. 27 ).
80 in trian naithgina sin o cach codnuch urruid uile a coitcine a
sellchecht sechrain da ndlegur comar ┐ comingaire `for looking
on at anything straying (without preventing it
)', Laws ii 56.22
Comm . mad sellcacht gaiti cid for b[ ] cid for chuithi isé
in cédna, is cethraime fil fair mainbe sgiath aca ditin looking
85on at a theft
, O'C. 329 ( H. 3.18, 181 ). mat connaic in duine in
long, ┐ nochan fes in raba indti, ┐ is cindti co tairfidea fuirri,
is secht cumala uad co fiachaib sellcechta, O'D. 1610 ( H. 5.15,
p. 12 ). As quasi-vn.: cach suiltech .i. . . . cach ro bi aca seill-
cecht o suil, O'C. 704 ( H. 3.18, p. 339 ). mása deoraidh ro baoi
ac seillcecht, íca na fíach imach; ┐ is é féin do roinne in
5marbadh, ┐ ro feas air iardain, íca[d] sé leth secht cumala
imach ┐ toibghet sim digbadh i láimhe imuigh; ┐ muna
faghbhat sim dígbhadh i laime, íca[d] sim riu, co fiachaib
seillcechta, Laws iii 124.6 ff. Comm . in ceathraimthi air ar
a beith icca sheillcecht in gnímha, is lan fo aignedh in duini
10dic ann, O'D. 2299 ( Rawl. 506, fo. 29 ).