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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 .

senchas, senchus n(senchae?) u,m. Later also o,m. (a) old tales,
ancient history, tradition : cani mebuir lib in s. ¤ so, Wb. 20a5 .
nistuirmi recht ach a s. ¤ som `the Law records them not, but his
45own tradition
', 30c17 . scéla et senchaissi et forbandi, 31b25a .
senchassa rechta adfiadat saibapstil, 28c23 . nosmoidet i
scéláib et senchassaib recto et geintlecte, 31b14 . do scélaib
et senchassib fetarlice, 30d10 . ba h-airdirc in moltach mas, |
feib sontar trīasin s. ¤ , ScM² § 22b . sechem senchusa (senchais,
50 v.l.) `following ancient lore', Tec. Corm. § 3.11 . conid ed ármit
eólaig in tsenchassa (i.e. the Togail Bruidne Dá Derga), LU
7038 . do cloistin a bríathar ┐ a senchasa `to hear his words
and his stories
', Ériu iv 128.14 . iss ed sin indisitt na senchusa
naema `the holy ancient writings', BColm. 106.3 . ana fuair o
55sencassaib na littre from literary tradition, ZCP ii 321.19 . ár
ba he in senchass gentlidi this was the heathen tradition (almost
in the sense of belief), TTr. 1807 ( LL 241a19 ). senchus na
n-Iruath in sin `so much for the history of the Herods', PH 6964 .
atbert . . . A. fria Maicedonaib tré s. ¤ a curad reimthechtach,
60 Alex. 220 . nidad derba scela ┐ senchusa Fher n-Erenn,
MacCarthy 280 § d . ata sunn senchus nāch sūaill | do rígh
Eassa roghloin Rūaidh, | gach ní dlighes, ní dúaithnid | is
ṡires ó phrīomhthūathaib, ZCP viii 115 § 1 . suim senchusa
Gaoidhil Grég | tá san Tulaighsi i gcoimhéd, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
65 125.49 . ón ló loisgfidhear do lár | . . . | . . . | do sheanchas ní
fhuil agam, DDána 50.22 . ro chain in rig filid ocus in sai
senchais, Cog. 54.15 . ollam h. Fiachrach Muaide, sai senchasa
┐ scelaigechta, Ann. Conn. 1301.4 . As evidence in law:
seanchas .i. ria mbliadhain, fiadnaise .i. iar mbliadhain, O'C.
70 1453 ( H. 3.18, p. 648a ).
(b) genealogy : aithioch nó fer gan senchus, Triads p. 38 § 84 .
doronsat a sloindedh ┐ a seancus doib, BB 238b21 . ó dho
innisis damh do sheanchas, Desid. 785 . . . . cionnus budh
fhéidir seanchus aon duine do bhreith go hÁdhamh, Keat. i
7590.y . diarradar so a seanchus a measg na muintire do háir-
mheadh tré na nginealach, Neh. vii 64 .
(c) traditional law : Cormac . . . ┐ Cairbre Liffieachair ┐
Fithil ro chuirset fírbretha ┐ senchus artus, RC xliii 8 § 2 .
Senchus Mor, title of a collection of law tracts, Laws i 2 ff .
80 Senchus mor do scribunn, AU i 6.13 . is amlaid tiagur ar
dlighedh an tseancasa dfis eolus cacha caingne, Laws i 32.6
Comm .

senchléithe n(1 sen+cléithe) also senchléith (a) an old (i.e.
hereditary) house: athgabail chota i n-aith muiland in dunad,
85i senchleithiu cuntuit itir comorbaib, Laws i 216.4 = Cóic
Con. Fug. 77 .
(b) `a technical term for the hereditary serf or villein who
holds a parcel of land in return for uncertain services and is
adscriptus glebae, passing as an appurtenance should the land
be alienated
', Críth Gabl. p. 105 . See also Cóic Con. Fug.
5 p. 77 ; Ir. Recht pp. 81 - 83 . ma beith fognum diib do ḟlaithib
co nómad n-aó, it bothaig it fuidri; it senchléithe íarmítha,
Críth Gabl. 327 . tánise ríg . . . cóic senchlethe forcraid laiss
sech airig forggaill, 435 . cor moga .i. fuidir no sen-cleithi,
Laws i 52.27 Comm . ogflaithem .i. fer tri seincleithe cona
10comorbaib techta, iv 350.8 Comm . sencleth e isin .u. idh fer
┐ nocha-cumaing dul ón fir agar-tuit, Cóic Con. Fug. 22 § 17 .
bothaig ┐ fudir ┐ senchlethi flatha, 21 § 16 . Also of the land
occupied by the s. ¤ : dorat muinntir Chille Moire tricha sen-
cleth do muinntir Sheanain .i. tricha acra, O'C. 968 ( H. 3.18,
15 p. 416 ). coro edbart Cináed . . . tri sencleithi cona ferann do
Patraic, Trip. 72.29 . ferand baí la Enda . . . .i. cóicc sencleithi
deuc, 80.17 .