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sénaire n io,m. (1 sén) a diviner, enchanter : abbair fris ní-n-erbba
do sēnairecht, ar ní gnáth nach s. ¤ bed ferr ar chāch, ZCP xi
87 § 50 = ni gnáth nach s. ¤ bed airddiu neoch, LL 294b22 . for
telgadh dun isin curuch tar breithir an tsenaire ┐ an druadh,
5 RC ix 462.14 .

1 sénairecht n[ā, f.] (sénaire) divination, augury : abbair fris ní
n-erbba do sēnairecht, ar ní gnáth nach sénaire bed ferr ar
chāch, ZCP xi 87 § 50 = apair fris nachan erbad í senairecht,
LL 294b21 . connach cóir . . . lenmain do ṡolud no ṡ. ¤ , 281b30 .
10 draidecht ┐ génntlidecht ┐ s. ¤ , RC xii 428 § 16 .

2 sénairecht n(2 sén) ` bird catching with nets ', P.O'C. : sēn .i. līn
a ngabar eōin, unde sēnbretha ┐ sēnairecht, Corm. Y 1170 .

sénamail adj i (1 sén) blessed, fortunate, successful : téid uaithe i
n-oidhche dhoirche | soilse a soluis bheannoighthe | míle i
15gcéin in gach conair | da néimh shidhe shéanomhail, Arch.
Hib. i 88 xxvi . ben shénamhail shochraidh, FM v 1824.11 .
is mín . . . sona senamail hé fein, St. Ercuil 2243 . buaidh
lámhaigh gach lá oraibh | a chearrbhaigh shaoír shénamhail,
L. Cl. A. Buidhe 131.42 . a sheanráth shéanamhail, DDána
20 68.26 . is aluinn an earr mheirge | . . . | . . . | breicearr shéana-
mhail shuaithnidh, 85.5 . na sgoraidibh seannamhla (fineálta,
v.l.), ITS i 6.27 . Superl. días fa sénamla ag snim crann | clann
da righ énanma is fherr, Irish Texts ii 32 § 10 . As adv.:
dorigne creich moir ar Pilip Mac Gosdelb co senamail `he
25made a most successful raid
', Ann. Conn. 1225.16 . do chuir
deireadh leis go senamhuil, 2 Chron. vii 11 . madh áil leat,
a laoich Codhail | bheith go saoghlach séanomhail `to be long-
lived and prosperous
', TD 19.19 . do dhul chuca . . . co sona
senamhail, AU iii 106.20 . Art Óg . . . do ghabháil ríghe
30nUladh go socair sénamhail, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 37.16 .

1 senamain n[i,]f. a kind of metre (the ex. given consists of
lines of four syllables ending in a dissyllable): is hí . . . foglaím
na bliadna tanaise . . . .x. setroda, ┐ s. ¤ ┐ snaithe senamna (of
the macfuirmid), IT iii 34 § 9 . is hi dano in ts. ¤ , § 11 . le mac
35fuirmid mōin sōer setrotha | s. ¤ suarim co fathaib feith,
O'Mulc. 537 .

2 senamain xsee fenamain.

senán ind(1 sen): s. ¤ gl. senicio, Sg. 49b7 .

sénardacht n(sénair) sixfold nature or character : sex liniae . . .
40in unoquoque capitulo . . . cubaid tra s. ¤ do beith isna caip-
telaib, Lib. Hymn. 65.38 .

sénasach, sénascach adj o, ā?: Fergus Folcthech .i. Fergus
mantach. Nó srénḟíaclach robói .i. sénusach roboi, Cóir Anm.
161 . beárrfad siosgaithe . . . an chnápaig . . . gháibhtig,
45mhiosgaisig, séanasgaig ` blinking ', E. O'Rahilly (1900)
xxxviii 2 .

senascal xsee senescal.

senathair n(1 sen+athair) a grandfather : arneat córus i rráith
a athar ┐ a ṡenathar, Críth Gabl. 414 . Fótid ainm a ṡen-
50athar, Trip.² 82 . gur chuireadar i n-uaigh a shean-athar . . . é,
TSh. 5642 . founder of a family, ancestor: progeneratoribus suis
.i. is dosuidib tuistib nó senathrib, ZCP vii 485.16 (Enchir.
Aug.). Srú . . . ar s. ¤ , LL 3b16 . corp ar senathar Adaim, SR
2225 . in mac primgeni ro-chrochsat ar sen-aithrecha, PH 241 .
55 bar sruthi ┐ bar senaithre, LB 151b20 . Scotorum Attavi .i.
seanaithreacha na Scot, Keat. ii 5808 .

senatóir n i,m. (Lat. senator) a senator : senátoir gl. senator, Sg.
50a25 . s. ¤ , 54b9 . sruithi ┐ senatoraigh na cathrach, CCath.
771 . cona senatoraib ┐ cona consulaip, 4878 . etir na ceithri
60.xx. senatoraib, 4758 .

senbaile n(1 sen+baile) old home, ordinary residence : im telguin
in brog feoir don senbaili im Samain, Laws i 132.15 Comm .
techt on buailidh gusan sen-baili, CF 524 . gurab é flaitheas
Dé is sean-bhaile ré síor-chomhnaidhe againn permanent
65abode
, TSh. 2753 . san teagh seanbhaile is dáigh dul, Aithd.
D. 62.6 .

senbath?: ind conid fri súan s. ¤ srethaib cerd adbchlosaib erred
(rhetoric), LU 10257 .

senchae n[io,m.] (1 sen). According to Thurn., Bürgschaft
70 31 § 83 , an old secondary form of senchaid q.v. a custodian of
tradition, a historian : ni senchae na-forngair naill `kein
'senchae' ist, der nicht Schwur befiehlt
', Bürgschaft 31 § 83 . nibi
senchae imrisin, § 84 . dia sasar slan brethaib senca la Feine,
Laws v 458.9 , glossed: dia n-indsaigi tu lan breithemnuis na
75senchad, 18 Comm . atait a secht conosnat cach n-iumtaith-
mech . . . sencha sir-cuimne, sein-scribinn deoga, etc., 368.3 .
co n-epert . . . fria brethemhnai ┐ fria hsenchaibh (senchaidiu,
shenchaideibh, v.ll.), Anecd. ii 73.11 . ar chomailliud in
chotaig | do réir Dé, sochlai senchai, | ro crochdai in-oentel-
80chai, SR 6751 . sreba sencha, 987 . foclaid slóg sencha ar Sa-
main, Met. Dinds. iii 334.19 .

senchaid n m.Later also senchaide. n s. in senchaid , LU 3062 .
senchaide, PH 6946 . g s. senchada, ZCP iv 237 § 3 . d s sen-
chaid, TBC p. 911 n. 3 . n p. senchaide, Laws v 360.7 Comm .
85 a p. senchaidiu, Anecd. ii 73.11 v.l. d p. sencaidaib, Laws i
34.16 Comm . The follg. forms, g s. senchad, BDD² 997 . n p.
sencaid, LU 3475 ( SC 25 ). g p. senchad, SR 1059 , may, per-
haps, derive from senchae declined as a t- stem, which may
have been the oldest form, with senchaid, orig. d s., forming
new nom. seanchaidh m. g s. an tseanchaidh , an tseanchadh ,
5 n p. na seanchaidhe , IGT Decl. § 52 .
a reciter of lore; a historian : ní aisnébet sin ná seanchaid dul
damsa ónd orguin, BDD² 720 . is disi rochet in s. ¤ na runnu-sa,
LU 3062 . a s. ¤ Cairthede, 11040 . noi mís lána . . . | o rohet
Adam anmain | iar sliucht sruithi senchad slán | co rodelbad
10a banscal, SR 1059 . co n-epert . . . `Senchaidhe suidhighet . . .
sreatha fían fianeirghe fechat coir coicerta iar cintaib cnedh',
Anecd. ii 73.11 . cia no beth sencus aile and oc na sencaidaib,
Laws i 34.16 Comm . senchaide ┐ brithemain ┐ echlacha, RC
xiv 414.1 . im dá ṡ. ¤ na tána, TBC 1576 . do Aed . . . do phrims. ¤
15Laigen ar gaes ┐ eolas ┐ trebaire lebur, p. 911 n. 3 . mad iar
n-Iosifio primshenchaide na n-Ebraide, PH 6946 . atberait na
senchaidi go ro dithaigset gaill a muintir, Cog. 62.4 . oir
dlighidh seanchaidh seneolus . . . d'aisneis, MR 96.6 . tré
ainbhfios na seanchadh, Keat. i 84.19 . seanchaidhe Éireann
20áille, | . . . | atáid san bhaile an bhuidhean, | caidhe sráid na
seanchuidheadh, Ériu v 58 § 85 = sráid na seanchoidhedh,
IGT Decl. ex. 1323 . créd rádh na senchadh mur sin | gu
sengfadh ó chlár Chaisil, ex. 1331 . sgél leam dhá dheimhnea-
ghadh dhuibh | ga ferr seinleabhar seanchaidh, ex. 1324 . do
25bhí Iehosaphat . . . na sheanchuigh, 2 Sam. viii 16 . sencaidh
gach fer forba nó ferainn everyone who owns a patrimony or
estate is a historian, has a memory for the past
(a proverb),
BNnÉ 248 § 201 . In phr. suí senchada a very learned historian :
is and is súii hsenchada in tan léghas léirghnimo Innsi Héibir,
30 ZCP iv 237 § 3 . ní dligh . . . cuairt in file nó in tsúi tsencotha
na fiasara adha . . . na rígh, ib. n. 5 ( Eg. 1782, 36b1 ). The
s. ¤ was an important witness esp. in disputes as to land (cf.
Cóic Con. Fug. p. 10 ): adeir . . . cur ob lia dfiadhnaib ┐ do
tsenchaidhib ina taeb fein, O'D. 1961 ( Eg. 90, fo. 7, p. 2,
35col. a ). mása tuinighe ┐ senchaidhe con dara de ┐ fiadhain ┐
sencaidhe oc araile, is do tsenchaidhe na tuinighe légur, 1957
( Eg. 90, fo. 7 ). nocho fuach[t]naighthi comruc a re . . . im
in ni ro bethaigdais fiadain ┐ sencaidhi, acht im in ni na
bethaighdais fiadain na senchaidhe, Laws v 302.27 Comm .
40 toinges for an ceile ni na bethaiget fiadain na senchaide,
360.7 Comm .