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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 .

2 serg adj withered, wasted : gidh searg mo ghné mar aosmhar an-
shúgach, Keat. Poems 78 . an taobh dearg dá ndúine dhamh |
40searg is a úire an t-áladh, DDána 11.24 .

sergad u m. vn. of sergaid. (a) lessening, abating, diminishing :
is .xl. la ro-bai in diliu aga fearthain ┐ .l. ar .c. la ro-baí gan
tṡeargadh, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. 23 n. 25 . iar sergadh
dílinne, Geneal. Tracts i 37.3 . in la oc síniud . . . ┐ adaig oc
45s. ¤ , LB 102 marg. inf.
(b) act of wasting away, withering : dochim Cclt . . . | . . . 'sa
corp ar seargadh, Oss. v 134.12 . ní hadhbhar seargtha go seirc,
Dánta Gr.² 67.1 . iad ag seargadh, súil re bás, 9.26 . bhíos . . .
díomhaoin gan luaighidheacht iar n-a seargadh ┐ iar n-a
50ccríonadh a n-ionbhuidh a mblátha (of the works of the vain-
glorious), Desid. p. 14 n . is amhlaidh . . . do bhí Cobhthach
. . . ┐ é ag seargadh tré fhormad ré Laoghaire Lorc, Keat. ii
2500 . ag trosgadh d'á seargadh féin (= jejuniis se macerando),
i 58.76 . fiabhras spioratdha . . . dá ngairthear sainnt, bhíos
55ag sámh-chnaoi ┐ ag seargadh an tsanntaigh do shíor, TSh.
7922 . na baill ar siabhradh ┐ ar seargadh .i. na lámha ar
gcrapadh ┐ ar gcaolughadh, 1091 . nach bí biadh ná deoch
aige, acht é i ngorta ghnáth ag seargadh ┐ ag feódhughadh,
4191 . atá an talamh . . . ag seargadh `the earth languisheth',
60 Isa. xxxiii 9 . attrib. gen. fri snima seirgthi sóeba, SR
4287 .

sergaid v(serg) In O.Ir. glosses seircid. Cf. also LU 8355 , O'C.
1829 , cited below.
I (a) becomes obsolete : sercim gl. obsoleo, Sg. 173a2 . ro
65seircset .i. nisfil hodie (gl. obsoleuerunt) `they have become
obsolete
', 178b2 . (b) shrinks, diminishes, contracts, wastes
away : for[r]ubart in lía becc . . . ró serccai im in lía mór,
Trip.² 2062 . sergfait srotha, SR 8209 . is fer seirgeis i lligu,
LU 8355 (rhetoric, FB 24 ). in tráth scáigfit mo gala ┐ sergfait
70mo gala, TBC 4613 . co sergsatt (of pigs growing thin), IT iii
236.43 . ró gabh galar mór intí Cobhthach . . . ┐ doṡearg co
mór, co ndeachaid a ḟuil ┐ a ḟeóil dé, Cóir Anm. 93 . cia forbrid
cia sergait in loch, Todd Nenn. 194.5 . seargfaidh do chlí
claonfaidh t'fholt, DDána 43.7 .
75Of plants, withers away : do shearg sé, Mark iv 6 . bláth
beag shergas a mbeagán do læthibh, Mac Aingil 72.7 . go
seargann [an duine] ┐ go bhfeódhann go hobann, amhail
do-ní bláth an mhachaire, TSh. 3804 .
Of the sea, ebbs away: dá seargann an fhairge, Ó Bruad. iii
80182.10 .
II Metaph. Of wealth, possessions: dia seirge in tothchas
iardain if the property diminish afterwards, O'C. 1829 ( 23 Q 6,
47b ). sergait . . . máine in meic, ZCP xvii 230.10 . Of the
effect of grief, etc., on the mind: aithguba sirechtach sercfid
85brú in churad o ingnasaib, LL 119b35 (rhetoric). do shearg
m'aigneadh ós íseal, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 112.48 . go serga
mh'anam a n-othras do ghrāidh, Parrth. Anma 377.21 . Of
anger: nó go searg le snáth umha | a fhearg ní háth iondula,
DDána 100.30 . Cf. buinne síothbhán nach searg guil (leg.
goil?, Ed.) whose exuberance never diminishes, 66.6 .
5 III Trans. causes to diminish, lessen or shrivel up: anfo-
bracht .i. nomen do duine ṡerggas ┐ timairges galar connā
bī beo[i]l inna churp, Corm. Y 42 . sain ní dia fognai cech
luib | . . . sasait, sergait, línait blait, SR 7279 . loisgnighe
m'fhearg—do bh'fhearg mhear— | gur shearg t'fhoisdine
10mh'aigneadh, DDána 80.12 . mar sheargus sibh na sreabha |
nách iomchruid na héigneadha, TD 15.53 . mar sheargaim ┐
mar ghearraim antholo an chuirp ┐ an anma uaim, Desid.
3039 .