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5 serc n ā,f. A dependent gen. is usually objective but object may
in later lang. be introduced by DO ( Fél. Prol. 148 , St. Ercuil
1140 , PBocht 5.34 ); also once with FOR ( St. Ercuil 1169 ).
Described by Thurn. Gramm. § 721 as `vb.n. of car(a)id'
(cf. Pedersen § 677 ) but see Thurn. Gramm. p. 683 (Trans-
10lators' Notes 157 ).
love (both sacred and profane): mór in ts. ¤ condechuith in
crucem pro nobís, Wb. 22b11 . cid intain ronmoitsem ní bo ar
seirc móidme, 17a13 . s. ¤ dáe dúibsi et far s. ¤ si do dia gl. caritas
Dei, 18b21 . móa léu sercc a tuile quam dei, 30c11 . coro fessid
15méit for serce lemsa gl. ut sciatis quam caritatem habeam
habundantius in uobís, 14d16 . is uisse a sercc dorat mór di
maid duún it is proper to love Him, 4b10 . húise a ṡ.gl. amandus,
Sg. 59b5 . amal as n-ed as moam s. ¤ linnai adchotadsam triar
saithar saindiles, Ml. 92c5 . arnach corathar i mmoth ┐
20machthad dia seirc ┐ dia n-accubur, 68b9 . combad cutrum-
mae frisin seirc rocar Crist inn eclais, 65d5 . inna sercae gl.
affectionis, 53c10 . nī bu ūarach im ṡeirc Dé (of St. Brigid)
Thes. ii 332.2 ( Hy. v ). s. ¤ mór do Macc Maire `great love for
Mary's Son
', Fél. Prol. 148 . ar ṡeirc ríg ro charsat (rocarsat,
25rotcarsat, v.ll.) `for affection towards the King whom they have
loved
', May 8 . foruigenai dia Coimdid itir homoint ┐ abstainit
. . . ┐ seirc nDé ┐ chomnesom, Trip.² 247 . do s. ¤ am anmuin,
do grad im craidhe (a prayer), Ériu ii 90 § 12 . ro char sercc
tecmuis, RC iii 345.4 . ní frith luth seirce sóerligi | . . . conom
30thicse, LU 8328 (rhetoric). as descaid serci sírsilliud, 10728 .
fo chosmailius Con Culaind ┐ ara seirc for love of him, 3260
( SC 5 ). ro charas tusai ┐ tucus seircc ┐ inmaine duit, IT i
120.23 ( TE 5 ). is grád do macalla | mo grad-sae, ┐ mo ṡercc
┐ m'inmaine dontí da tucus, 124.21 ( TE 9 ). miscais in chenn-
35tuir s. ¤ ind altair `hatred of this world, love of the world to come',
Ériu vii 138 § 1d . do urail a seirci fuirre `to press his love upon
her
', Laws v 294.z Comm . na ba machtad la nech comdire
don[a] athlaechuib . . . mad beith dia seirc la Dia ┐ di met a
saethair, iv 366.19 . is mac faosma ar searc `adopted from
40affection
', 288.y Comm . altrumu seirce cen iarraith `fosterage
of affection without fosterage-fee
', ii 168.z (glossed: in taltruma
do ni nech ar se[i]rc (sic leg.?). asbertsi frimsa dombérad
seirc mblíadnai damsa, TBFr. 334 . ar met a seirci leis for the
love he bore her
, ZCP xiii 262.17 . fer díb cech lái fri seirc sét |
45dia ṅgeilt is dia lan-chomét, Met. Dinds. iv 338.19 (`to guard
the stock from sickness
'). ? g pl. fada a ghúbha re saoth searc
(: righfheart), ML 22.11 . ba eth as[c]nam isin flaith | . . . | in
ri berus breit[h] for cach, | a s[h]erc ┐ a omun, MacCarthy
134.g . impait o sheircc in domain-sea forab airchindech
50diabul, PH 7118 . is e ro-mid ar nefní na huli ar mét serci
Crist occe, 1674 . tanic s. ¤ ┐ sirinmaine doib innd fir robai ar
echtra, TTebe 223 . cuiridh Íosa . . . | briocht seirce san té
thoghas `the charm of attractiveness', Aithd. D. 37.3 . la truma
a seirci for E., St. Ercuil 1169 . co roibhe s. ¤ siradhbul aigi
55do[n] mnai, 1140 . dá bhrígh budh dleacht dúnn | searc do
rígh na ríogh, PBocht 5.34 . i mbeirt chumhadh | do sheirc
Iarla Urmhumhan, Aithd. D. 36.7 . dáil a seirce `the bestowal
of her love
', TD 29.17 . tibhre seirce 'na silleadh `a smile of
love
', 13.8 . searc mná Ír dhuit, Aoidh, ná léig a bhfaill, 35.1 .
60 g s. used attributively: ic torrachtain lennain ┐ mna serce
`lady-love', RC xiii 222.38 . do thuit a dleacht-scéimh sheirce |
dá gnúis álainn inniolta, Keat. Poems 1121 .
As the name of a group of tales: mad ferr lat . . . fisi ┐ serca
┐ sluagid, Anecd. ii 45.20 . Serc Crede do Canann mac Gart-
65nain, 46.3 . As npr. Searc (a hound's name), Oss. iv 20.13 .
a beloved person or thing (cf. sainṡerc): asbert Findabair
iarum ba hē a céts., TBC² 2914 . is tusa mo cedghradh-sa ┐
s. ¤ mo chridhe, St. Ercuil 525 . a shearc m' anma (to the
Trinity), Aithd. D. 70.1c . clereach gen ni | ni searc ri neach,
70 IT iii 84 § 76 . ? To this: airer sula s. ¤ , O'Dav. 178 .
Compds. ¤ ball: Aigi sáir co serc-ballaib `of the love-spots',
Met. Dinds. ii 66.16 . ¤ betha: mór mo shúil ré sheirc-
bheathaidh `delightful life' (sc. in Heaven), A. Ó Dálaigh xxxi
9 . ¤ bla: fria serc-bla sláin `loved spot', Met. Dinds. iv 84.63 .
75 ¤ blad: ar bar serc-blaid sír-éistid `loved fame', iii 16.192 . hi
flaith Nechtain . . . | co serc-blaid co sith-rúin, 218.30 . Da-
mairne co serc-blaid sain, 282.71 . ¤ brath loving betrayal (?):
gabhaim oram mar iúl ghlan | senchus bhur sean do dhear-
bhadh, | dar searcbhrath séd mo sheisi | san séd shearcach
80shuirgheisi, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 277.143 . ¤ chluthair (see clithar,
Meyer Contribb.): suadhach shámhghlan shármhaith shearc-
cluthair (of a fair woman), Hackett xii 11 . ¤ ṡiur a loving
sister : brathar duit M. | sercsiur duit in mathair dan mac,
Cog. 122.6 .
85In adjj. derived from nouns: ¤ gnásach: n pl. serc[g]nasai
boairec `a 'bōaire''s favourites (?)', BCrólige 54 . ¤ thnúthach
desirous of love (?): do charas tar aon an Déirdre dheagh-
ghnúiseach | . . . shaor-ghlan shearc-thnúthach, Keat. Poems
63 (`love-envious, exciting envious love', Glossary).

sercach adj o, ā(serc) (a) beloved, lovable : Pais Gluceri deochain, |
5diar fiadait ba s. ¤ , Fél. Jan. 14 (`to our Lord he was loving'). la
líth ind ḟir ṡercaig | féil Barri ó Chorcaig `of the loveable man',
Sept. 25 . inti is s. ¤ lais, bis ina gnais, a mac .i. no dalta,
BCrólige 54 gl. 7 . bad enigh gurbat s. ¤ , Anecd. iii 13.12 . bat
hēmich corbad s. ¤ `be compliant that you may be well-loved', RC
10 xlv 16 § 3 . ni techta on na hasairg .i. noco techtand flaith
echtrand ni is on i n-inchaib smachta cana nama, ni is uasal
s. ¤ leis, Laws v 442.5 Comm . Issau slechtach, slicht imracht, |
robo serccach la Issác, | is Iacob, co n-idnaib ail | ropo inmain
lía mathair, SR 2826 . Dubthach Dæl Ulad .i. aduath Ulad
15ar nir bho ṡearcac[h] la h-Ulltu a ro marb in ingeanraidh, BB
251b32 . sgaradh sé a dhíchealtair ndúir | re a ghné mbúidh
síthshearcaigh séimh, DDána 79.22 .
(b) loving; partial, biased : scarad . . . lanamna lánshercaigi
im leth-orddugud a lleptha, LL 243b24 . ma fiada forgill ni bi
20fuillmech feilisach, ní bí sunnra[da]ch seircech, ni bi eitsech
eascorach, O'C. 2601 ( Eg. 88, 51 ). torsech cech s. ¤ , Tec. Corm.
§ 15.4 (`every lover is melancholy'). Cf. tormaidid (leg. tor-
maigid) cech s. ¤ , Arch. iii 229.99 (`every loving person is in-
creasing (in love
)', ZCP xvii 61 § 21 ). eól dam co soirbi sercaig
25| Benn Foibni, Met. Dinds. iv 86.1 .
? To this: beir gnim sęgla serccaige | do rig ębna achtaige,
IT iii 11 § 16 (cem sægla searcaide, v.l.). Superl. find-ben ba
sercaigthi (leg. sercaigi) serc, Met. Dinds. iii 198.23 .

sercad xsee LU 914 cited s.v. sercol(l).

30 sercaid, seircid n[i,m.] (serc) a lover : s. ¤ gl. amans, Sg. 124b3 .
sercid gl. amans, 188b4 . rop s. ¤ fis ┐ érgnai, Tec. Corm. § 6.40
(seircid, serce, searcach, v.ll.). fili graece a filei (φιλε) amat
dicitur .i. seircid foglamo, O'Mulc. 537 .

sercaidecht n ā,f. (sercaid): sercaidechtae `of amatoriness' (gl.
35 amatoriae which is translated as a noun), Sg. 63b7 .

sercaige n iā,f. (sercach) lovableness : fria saíre ┐ súarca ┐ s. ¤ (of
Helen), LL 231a37 . ím ordan ┐ im erdarcus ┐ im ṡercaighi,
402b13 . suthaighi na hindsisin, a saimhe, a sercaighi, Lism. L.
3866 .

40 sercaigid v(serc) loves : ci atresat afrithisi | ni ba selba ser-
caighfit | i cur dochra dib, BB 277b46 = searcaidhfidh, BR
196.10 .

sercamail adj i (serc) lovable, attractive : tiad gnúisi giolladh
ndorrdha | reimhe a reachtoibh searcamhla `turn to loving
45forms
', Studies 1919, 257 § 16 . do chuir sí a súil do chabhair, |
do thréig a sleacht searcamhail, Keat. Poems 1138 . do ghlór
gheanamhail shearcamhail sháimh-cheart, 418 . ris na cúig
mnáibh . . . déag is áilne ┐ is searcamhla san Midhe uile,
Keat. iii 2799 .

50 sercda adj io, iā (serc) loving (?), beloved (?): fan dtréad searcdha
saoidheamhail (sc. the Franciscan monks), DDána 122.19 .

sercoi? ind it ē saigdi goine sūain | cech trāt[h]a ind-oidc[h]i
adhūair: | s. ¤ lie gnāsa īar ndē | fir a tōib tīri Roighne, Ériu ii
15 § 1 (`pangs of love . . . for the company of the man . . .').

55 sercol(l) n(? serc) n pl. sercla, Sg. 63a11 (gl. irritamenta gulae),
LL 117b23 . `titbit, relish' (Críth Gabl. Vocabulary), a delicacy :
ceo ni coirm ceo ni sercoll saith sechnais beoil .i. ┐ ni ebed
coirm nó ni carad coirm ┐ nírbo sercad leis co ollsaith do
sechnad dano in beoil, LU 914 (ACC). bíathad deise dó . . .
60imb i ndomnachaib, serccol tar(r)sain[n] la sodain—duilesc,
cainnenn, salann, Críth Gabl. 149 . imb dó co serccol tar-
sain[n], 300 . batir é a ṡercla grut bruithe. mór luatha. mera
derga. caera glassa. diasa loscthi, Irish Texts i 33.11 (= LL
117b23 ). is licet doaib sercla tírmai di cach toruth `dry relishes
65of all sorts of fruit
', Ériu vii 140.10 . cosin sercoll so-chenēlach,
co mid, Aisl. MC 99.16 . is maith do chuit, a Gráinne | is ferr
duit inda ríge, | serccoll na cailech feda, | la banna meda míne,
RC xx 264 § 73 ( ACC Comm . ). Hence: searcoll .i. feoil
choileach feadha amhail a dubhairt Diarmuid o Duibhne isin
70rann: As maith do chuid a Ghrainne, etc., O'Cl.

Serdae adj io, iā (based on Lat. Syria) Syrian ; as pn subst., a Syrian :
fri ssians nebraide ┐ s. ¤ , Ml. 37a6 . la serdu ┐ ebreu, 36c6 . co
tir na mBachtriana ┐ co tir na Serrda, BB 493b41 = co tír
na Serrda, Alex. 612 . Serdai co sirblad, Rawl. 78a14 .

75 serech?: n recur s. ¤ sárlatir, LU 10381 (rhetoric) = recar s. ¤
sárláitir, Comp. Con C. 58.13 (`for serr-iach a kite ?', Gloss.).

seregra n(? 1 serg): an adharc do cur . . . ar bunuibh in righthigh
┐ folmaighe si ann sin ona lamhuibh ┐ fóiridh in s. ¤ bis inntu,
Reg. San. p. 30.12 (` dry eczema?' Glossary).

80 1 serg n o,m. (a) decline, wasting sickness : ma beith hi seurc gl.
sí infirmetur, Ml. 142c3 . masa searg no do-galur, Laws v 132
n. 3 . na hi ro uaisi gatus sirg dona macaib beca .i. camana,
┐ liatroiti, ┐ luboca, i 138.32 Comm . (etym. gl. on essrechta
maccru). focherd A. i s. ¤ de, LU 10730 (TE). uchan is crú mo
85craide | s. ¤ for marcuch in maige, 3577 ( SC 29 . H). nisibed
nech dib fín acht intí nobid i sérg = (nisi quem infirmitas cogis-
set) Lat. Lives 93.1 . Attrib. gen. in ben tsirg cin sug nirt gl.
anbobracht, Laws i 140.35 Comm . (cf. Corm. Y 42 ). ben sirg sin
gus na fuil sailechtu fesi re fear féin, Laws iii 558.10 . in fer siric,
i. 130.20 Comm . sarachan seirg (of a dead pig), Irish Texts
5 i 32 § 54 . Cf. dia rob dall na bodar . . . no sirg, O'D. 934 ( H.
3.17, 658c ).
In the same sense, s. ¤ galuir: o ro erig in rig iarnabárach is
amlaid ro bói, mar do beith i searg galair (sic MS.), RC xxiii
410 § 20 . gabais s. ¤ galuir rí Caṅgigu co táinic a thiughlaithe,
10 Marco P. 117 . i s. ¤ galair . . . do chumhaid a mhná, Lism. L.
2794 . Donnchadh . . . do écc iarná beith hi seircc ghalair
ochta re bliadhain láin `under pulmonary consumption', FM iv
962.2 . Fedhlimidh . . . d'écc iar mbeith i s. ¤ galair fri ré fhoda,
972.6 = lubra, Ann. Conn. 1451.2 . nir dheilig taobh ré
15derccadh dhó acht a bheith a s. ¤ siorghalair, ITS v 70.6 .
(b) as quasi-vn. act of lessening, shrinking, contracting, de-
clining, wasting : adaig oc siniud . . . s. ¤ for cech sírlo, LB 102
marg. inf. ro gab for s. ¤ ┐ digbail, for crapad ┐ for feodugud
`began to shrivel' (of entrails used for prognostication), CCath.
20 973 . atā . . . forbairt na teora mbliadan forro ō sin gusaniu,
nō s. ¤ na teora mbliadan (of people changed by a three years'
absence), ZCP v 501.z . searg an uilc ┐ na fingala doden ar
mo comalta as e ata ar mo tsirig, x 306.8 - 9 . deacair searg
duilghe na dáimhe `it is difficult to abate the discontent of com-
25panies
', TD 29.16 . dob orusa a searg mar soin | fearg na
folasa Fiachoidh, 15.53 . an fhearg ní luaithe leat-sa | ná ag
searg uaithe t'aigneadh-sa thy mind withering (?) on account
of it
, DDána 88.8 . searg, seargadh, IGT Verbs § 117 .
gaibid s. ¤ abates, becomes lessened : a fhearg ┐ í ar galuibh |
30gabhaidh sí searg ar slighidh, PBocht 21.9 . ar s. ¤ in his de-
clining years (?): sláinte maith ┐ sé ar searg | nó gur chaith
a ré ag Risdeard, IGT Verbs ex. 987 .
Compds. ¤ esnach `lean-ribbed': ré sleasaibh seirg-easnacha
a gcneas, TSh. 2266 . ¤ mag `withered plain': debthaigis
35Dagda, nar diúit, | ri [luas] for serc-maig na sét, Ériu vii
228.22 (possibly n. loc.). ¤ therc `shrunk and scanty': lind
nach serg-therc fri sam-dul, Met. Dinds. iii 338.3 .