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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 .

sergat? ind in mili [cémenn] fil don espoc do maigin digona, is é
15sergat be fair sund in defir eneclainni ata itir in espoc ┐ cach
gradh eclaisi fil fuí, O'D. 906 ( H. 3.17, 647 ).

sergtha, seirgthe io, iā part. of sergaid. (a) withered, shrivelled,
shrunken : gerr treaghta a thaoibh | meall sergtha a súil (mell
seith a suil, v.l.), Irish Texts i 30 § 45 (of a dead pig). a ṡillide
20ṡiabhartha ṡearguithe, RC xxix 116 § 11 . féar tirim seirgthe
um thráth nóna iarna bhuain, ┐ é úr-ghlas ar maidin sul
bheantar é, TSh. 3800 . lámh sheirgthe, Matth. xii 10 .
(b) worn out, exhausted : ba thuirseach seirgthe aidhmheulach
ro bhá Fionn, Oss. iii 162.3 . `seirgthe hectic, consumptive',
25O'R.

serig?: ind? gilla araclich claideb co scíath ar búaib mór s. ¤ ar
mnáib feraid fodil di fer lessaib ar óenathaib Ulad, LU 6121
(rhetoric).

sermóin, senmóir n f.(Lat. sermon-) Once semnoir, Ann. Conn.
30 1249.11 . With non-palatal final: sermon, PH 2940 . senmór,
Cín Lae Ó Meall. 8.18 . g s. na senmora , Acall. 4830 . sermone,
Ann. Conn. 1249.16 . seanmóire, IGT Decl. ex. 1173 . See
§ 42.18 .
(a) a sermon, a moral discourse : o atchuala tra in uile popul
35in sermoin-sin, PH 239 . amal atbert Bernard naem i n-a
shermóin, 7714 . a haithle na senmora ┐ in procepta dorinde,
Acall. 4830 . adubairt senmóir ina fiadhnuse, Ét. Celt. i 87.19 .
tráth seanmóire, DDána 60.26 . rí nar lean don chreideamh
chóir | ní leigeadh seadh i seanmóir, 74.25 . cionnas chluinfid
40siad gan fhear seanmóra do dhénamh? Rom. x 14 . préaláide
is lucht seanmóra `preachers', Keat. ii 6134 . a gcūrsa aiffrenn,
trāth ┐ senmōr . . . do dēnomh, Fl. Earls 56.7 . ag searmón-
taibh soisgealda na hEagluise, Eochairsg. 1.9 . tuiste nach
seacha ar seanmóir `parent who will not spurn this speech of
45mine
' (an elegy on death of a daughter), Ó Bruad. ii 120.25 .
bídh na tṡoer bídh na thornóir | bídh mo laogh na leabhróir |
bídh sé ag reic ḟiona is craicend, | mur a bḟaicend in sermóin
`the gathering', ALC i 390.15 (of one who went about disguised
to gather information). doctrine : a theachtaire thig ón Róimh
50| lena síoltar gach seanmóir, DDána 72.1 . adeirid . . . | risin
ndochtúir ndiadhochta | . . . nach cert shíolus a shenmóir,
O'Gr. Cat. 556.8 .
(b) an admonition, warning, lesson, moral : ní mó senmoir da
dtánic a ndeiridh aimsire ná a ghirre do bhí sliocht na hiar-
55lachta dhá sgrioss a hErinn, ALC ii 286.27 . seanmóir don té
do thuigfeadh, Studies 1924, 85 § 3 . a dtéid d'éag d'fhearaibh
an talmhan | . . . | féaghaidh a leacht—lór do sheanmhóir—,
Dán Dé xxxi 25 . fuair Banbha senmóir re seal | ō shen-róimh
garma Gaoídheal, Gleanings 29 § 1 .
60As quasi-vn.: bui Pilip apstal . . . oc sermoin ┐ oc procept,
PH 2484 . dia ndiochur . . . ó geinntlidecht re senmoir breithre
Dé, BNnÉ 125 § 1 . ata an saoghal ag seanmhóir, Dán Dé
xxii 1 . do bi se uair ele ag seanmoir a tempall, Smaointe
B. Chr. 2298 . is ar an cloich sin dobí Mac Dé ac senmmóir,
65 Maund. 81 . rogab ag senmoir bréithre Dé, Aisl. Tund. 119 § 3 .
ré triall do Phádraig do sheanmóir don Mhumhain, Keat. iii
348 . do bhrígh gur ung an Tighearna mé do sheanmóir sgéula
maithe dona ceannsuighibh, Isa. lxi 1 .

sermóinn, seremóin n f.(Eng. or Romance loan-word) a cere-
70mony : dá laghad dá mbí an tshearmóinn, saoilim-si gu bfhuil
onóir ┐ adhradh do Dhia innte, Desid. 6366 . énní dá mbea-
nann ris an riaghaltacht naomhtha, mar atáid riaghlacha,
statúide, órduighthe, ┐ searmóinne nó naomhghnáthuighthe,
6362 . an t-aifreann ┐ a sheremoine, Parrth. Anma 314.10 .
75 do cheill gach coda don aifrionn ┐ a shermoinedh, 316.3 . nar
ghlacuis briathra an sgrioptúir nó sereamoine na hegluisi a
ccúis shúgartha, Mac Aingil 281.11 . See also sermonias.

sermonias (-ó- ?) n a ceremony : comhrair chrabhaidh fa hainm
don ts. ¤ sin, Rule of Tall. § 6 . sermoniass ┐ ord ceilibartha, Fl.
80Earls 100.8 . gach a ndernadh do stát ┐ d'onōrachus ┐ do
dhegh-sermoniass a n-urthimchell a naomhthachta, 184.23 .
pressāntaidhi . . . fuair naomhthacht in pāpa isan s. ¤ amne `at
the ceremony
', 186.16 .

sermóntaid, senmóntaid n i,m., also senmóntaige (sermóin)
85 senmóraidh senmónaidh seanmóntaidh, IGT Decl. § 52.7 . a
preacher : sen brathair dob ferr do bi a nErinn do sermóntaigh,
ALC ii 476.11 . senmontaigh as mo do rinne d'fhoghnumh do
Erennchaibh o do bi Padraig i n-Erinn, AU iii 304.14 . go
cuirid na senmontai na faidhble daonda do cum moraltachta
na diaghachta, O'C. 2481 ( Eg. 88, fo. 39a ). ag éisteacht an
5tseanmóntaidhe bhinnghlórach (sic), ZCP iv 400.2 . an domhan
uile lán do sheanmóntuighibh, do lucht stoc ┐ bheann mbua-
bholl, Desid. 69 . gan prealáide, gan senmóntuidhe, Mac
Aingil, pref. 6.15 . adeir betha Brighdi . . . gurab é N. . . .
ba ferleighinn ┐ ba senmontaidh di, Mart. Don. Dec. 11 . do
10marbhadh seanmōntaidh .i. Brāthair S. Frons. Ludovicus
[Mac] Con Midhe, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 12.24 . briathra an tsean-
monthuigh (sic) mac Dháibhi, Eccles. i 1 . díomhaó[i]neas na
ndíomhaóines, ar an seanmontuigh, 2 . Eclesiastes, no an
Seanmontuighe, title of Ecclesiastes.