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80 seng adj o, ā bean ṡeang, IGT Decl. § 59 . I (a) narrow, thin,
slender : seṅg cech segda isin Duil Feda Móir, Corm. Bodl.
p. 44 . seang .i. séimh no beag, O'Cl. sliocht peinne caoile
cuirre | seinge naoidhe nemthruime, Ériu v 62.140 . glés pinne
. . . singe, IGT Decl. ex. 1451 . lann thana í dtruailleabaidh
85sheíng, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 98.151 . fáilte uaim dod mhalaigh
mhín | rer samhail snátha seang sróill, DDána 19.9 .
Freq. of persons slender, lissom, graceful : Colmán saergel
sengsa, Gorm. June 26 . Nathí trenṡeṅg, LL 132b4 . silblad
Chonaire chaemṡeiṅg, LL 17a49 . fri ríg roṡ. ¤ ruiss, 208b49 . ó
sduaigh ṡing bhogḟoltaigh Bhreagh `the slender soft-haired hero
5of Bregia
', TD 8.13 . doccmnaib suarca saera senga, Cog. 42.16 .
ráith . . na sídhingen s. ¤ `a rath of gentle lissome women', O'Gr.
Cat. 474.17 . ba hé fiallach s. ¤ subach (sic leg.), Fianaig. 10 § 11 .
cuire seang do uaisligh ionn `the graceful band which ennobled
us
', Aithd. D. 34.13 . in uair thiced in sluag s. ¤ | co h-aenach
10Tailltenn . . ., SG 100.12 . géabhaidh don droing ṡuilbhir
ṡingse, TD 16.29 . ba giligtir snechto . . . a toeb s. ¤ seta, IT i
120.4 . thin, shrunken : cuma lium cid seang mo brū, ZCP x
42.10 . gidh seang ón aoine an chlí chuil, DDána 55.6 . geil-
chneas seang nar thruaill toirrcheas, Aithd. D. 85.8 . As adv.
15 do chaith co s. ¤ a saegal she spent her life as a virgin (of the
Blessed Virgin), Irish Texts iv 4.8 . Compar. fa singe an fear
ná caol con, A. Ó Dalaigh lv 4 . Of animals: ar ilar a set seṅgg
`for the multitude of its slender kine', RC xx 42.24 (ACC). for
echaib sengaib, LU 5505 (TBC). sebuic . . . sairshenga `grace-
20ful
', Cog. 160.22 . a gcoin ṡeanga, TD 19.18 . laoich na ngreagh
soidhéinmhe seang `sleek', 2.25 . do-chí an fionnchrodh soiléir
seang | i dtiomchol oiléin Éireann `the bright sleek fair herd',
31.22 . tú an nathair sheang, TSh. 2122 . Of a stream, the
sea: failet ann srotha sengga | do cheniul cach coemlenna,
25 SR 497 . dar tuinn sruthra sáile sing, SG 366.9 (= LL 298a9 ).
imba sessoch, im ba s. ¤ | im ba tressach folingg tond, ZCP x
46 § 9 . d'Albain na sreabh seang `A. of the shallow streams',
TD 24.3 . Of land: fá'n dtír chuirr shaeirealaigh sheing, Misc.
Celt. Soc. 354.y .
30(b) metaph. Of music: andsin dochantais don tṡlúag | ceol
seṅg sírechtach sir-búan `shrill', Met. Dinds. iv 352.18 . Of a
composition: ata sund seanchas suairc seang | is maith lé
fearaibh Eirind `smooth', BR 224.17 . is de atā in sen-fhoc[al]
s. ¤ | doc[h]ualadar fir Ēirend, ML² 160 .
35(c) of time long : seang a thost os cudh a cín `long his silence
over his book
' (B. na f.), ZCP iii 378.10 . seang .i. fada, ib. 381 .
naoi mbliadhna seasgad . . . | ┐ naoi gcéad do bhliadhnaibh, |
is é sin an saoghal seang | tugadh do Mhatusalem, Keat. i
136.5 . .xl. lathe lansheṅg | do ruacht in sathe seímṡeṅg | ina
40mbairc ria ndeilm ṅdílend | gabsat áit hi rend hErend, LL
5b14 . Of distance: long? cid ara nderna in snám seang | in
fer maith Hierusalem?, ZCP iv 236 § 16 .
(d) metaph. lean, meagre, confined, restricted : a Christ . . . |
. . . | nirop seṅg do thabairt dam `let not thy deliverance be
45slender to me
', Trip. ii 540 § 58 . ni s. ¤ a brig os cach bla, SR
867 . baile bithsheang a mbi brath | ise in tifearnn ichtarach,
BB 36a4 . da ndechaind isin saogal s. ¤ | do bérainn tres re
leigend `if I were to return to the meagre world', ZCP x 32.25 .
acht cid maith in ceard gaiscid | bec tuillim is mór naistir |
50betha bithsh. ¤ beidhther de | do gabar iffern aiste narrow
subsistence
?, SG 52.4 . Common in chevilles: atú-sa sund, ni
seól sæṅg, TBC 3194 . coindmed mís m'oenur, sid s. ¤ | uaim
doib ria nUltaib Herenn, RC xx 42.z (ACC).
II As subst.: seang m., IGT Decl. § 63 . the act of becoming
55 thin; a thin, graceful person : na gneithi sin gan at, gan thsh. ¤ ,
Irish Texts v 4.8 . seang san Aoine is [eadh nach] dú | an
naoidhe 's an bhean ga mbia fasting on Friday, DDána 42.27 .
an seang dreach-nuaidhe ó Dhúrlas (Thomas Earl of Ormond),
Content. xxix 33 . ? cotarith lūath | Lugaid fri s. ¤ sedlach, |
60rōë dar fot[h]re | fortach fri Sedrach, Ält. Ir. Dicht. 40 § 9 .
Compds. (a) with nouns: ¤ airecht: dá cheannoigheacht
bhídh tre bhioth | don tseangoireacht mhín Mhuimhnioch
`the comely assembly of Munstermen', TD 31.37 . ¤ bas grace-
ful palm : seangbhas ghlainghríobhdha (of a person), Aithd.
65D. 72.1 . ¤ ben a graceful woman : grádh na seangbhan
mboilidh mbinn, TD 25.38 . ¤ blén slender groin : Suibhne an
seingbhlén-sa, Buile Ṡ. 45 . ¤ fhlaith a graceful lord : da
seangfhlaithibh saoirmhíne, Irish Texts iv 58.68 . ¤ fhuil:
bláth póir ṡeangḟuile Ṡadhbha, | ceannuighe óir ealadhna
70`flower of the stock of S.'s noble blood', TD 31.40 . ¤ mér a
slender finger : bean sheingmhéar is cíogh gcorrbhán, Aithd.
D. 87.7 . ¤ sháith: a seang saith doibh di `a bare sufficiency
of it
', Laws ii 150.1 Comm . ¤ Shatharn used of Holy Satur-
day: dīa hāine dīdine | d'Īsa fo dochraigi | is de an s. | sāethrach
75fa sech, ZCP viii 206 § 36 . Cf. Panuhél puirt Dé | dom dín ar
cech ndruing | for theidm Sathairn seing, perh. here a refer-
ence to doomsday, day of judgement, KMMisc. 255 § 14 .
¤ shlúag: luibh díona na sé seangshluagh, Aithd. D. 87.7 .
¤ thaeb: alaind in senud seṅg-thaeb | cuiri cend-caem dar
80clochan, Met. Dinds. iv 342.43 .
(b) with adjj.: ¤ bán graceful and fair : nír bo cliti in
sengban sean (of a man), BB 52b36 . ¤ donn: re mac inghini
Anna | . . . | go g[c]eanglom ar cēill 's ar ccond | risin rēidh
seangdann ṡūlchorr, ZCP xii 367 § 6 . ¤ fhaebrach tapering :
85 troigh sheangfhaobhrach do mhear mé, Dánta Gr.² 28.11 .
¤ gel: fear eich ṡeinggil ṡídhe, DDána 98.32 . ¤ druin slender
and shrewd: Sibuan s., Gorm. Feb. 18 . ¤ mín slender and
smooth : la Fiac[h]na sóid s., Gorm. Mar. 30 . ¤ óg slender
and perfect : Gallenic saer s., Jan. 28 . ¤ remar: cneas seing-
reamhar ar snuadh tonn `supple plump flesh', TD 40.5 . sal-
5chruinn síthamail s. (of a woman), St. Ercuil 511 .