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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.

15 sernad n u m. Mid.Ir. vn. of sernaid. (a) act of disposing, placing
in order : tainic Oilill ┐ Medb do s. ¤ a selga co Fraechmagh, RC
xv 470.5 ( Dinds. 70 ). Glas fri sernadh saerṡelga, BB 369a26 .
? in s. ¤ slige ┐ in rorēidhiugud ríghda romór-sin ┐ in cumach
catha tug L. for a muntir the contriving of a path (?), Fianaig.
20 90.33 . biaid féin 'na ndeághaidh co másach maghaidh | d'éis
a seárnta i mbláith a mbailte after setting themselves up (?),
Ó Bruad. i 36 § 23 (`after crushing them'). searnadh .i. sgáoi-
leadh, O'Cl. Cf. `searnadh dissolution, separation, extension,
yawning, stretching
', O'R.
25(b) act of laying low: ? tarnic a gním is a gal | fríth sund co sír
a s. ¤ (saernad, sráenadh, særbladh, v.ll.) `dissolution', Met. Dinds.
ii 66.22 (? leg. sráenad). gabait . . . ag serrnad is ag slisbualad
a chéile `mowed down . . . each other', Caithr. Thoirdh. 143.28 .

sernaid v indic. pres. pl. 3 sernait, Fél. Aug. 31 . SR 5186 . ní
30 sernat , Ml. 31a19 . pass. s. sernair, O'Dav. 1444 . -sernar,
Críth Gabl. 577 . sernaiter (? leg. -ter or -aighther), Laws iv
384.23 Comm . pl. serntair, SR 4236 . impf. s. 3 no sernad ,
2957 . pass. s. ro sernatai , RC xii 92 § 121 . ipv. s. 2 sérnn, Ml.
56c12 . sernn, Fél. Mar. 15 . subj. pres. s. 3 dia-nda-sera, Críth
35Gabl. 294 . pret. s. 3 -sert, LL 37c2 . ro sert , Fél. 248.9 . pl.
3 sertatar, O'C. 2254 ( Eg. 88, fo. 18d ). pass. s. sretha, FM i
178.z . ro sreth , Fél. Aug. 25 . pl. ro sretha , Prol. 138 . part.
hon gremmaim srithiu gl. exserto uigore, Ml. 31c18 . verbal of necess. cáith bed ṡrethi gl. acus substernendum, Sg. 68a5 . With
40extension of pres. stem: subj. past pass. s. fora sernte , Wb.
18c8 . pret. s. 3 ro sern , SR 2987 . LL 7a3 . ro seirnn , BB 28b13 .
sernais, ZCP viii 104.15 . ? sernai, SR 5965 . roserna (? sic
leg.), Anecd. i 54 § 27 . pass. s. ro sernad , SR 1385 . LL 200a57 .
A few exx. of a g-stem occur: subj. pres. pass. pl. sernaighter,
45 O'C. 2215 ( Eg. 88, fo. 15b ). pret. s. 3 ? consernaigh, ZCP viii
104.14 . Pret. pass. as act.: s. 3 roṡreth, TTr.² 1700 . See also
srethnaigid. Vn. sernad, sreth.
Thurneysen, Gramm. § 217 , would distinguish two verbs,
sern(a)id `sternit', sern(a)id `serit'.
50 I Trans. (a) arrays, disposes, ranges, orders (freq. of dis-
posing troops for battle, or men for hunting); composes, con-
trives: ni fil folad n-aill fora sernte in soscéle issin act Crist
`on which that Gospel could be built', Wb. 18c8 . sérnn gl. stude
(ut mimineris te sub Dei imperio agere), Ml. 56c12 . ní sernat .i.
55ní aisndedat gl. neque . . . conserunt (uerba), 31a19 . ro sreth
scél a chésta, Fél. Aug. 25 (.i. aisnéid, Fél.² cxxvii ). ron-sert
(ro sert, ronseart, ro seirt, v.ll.) . . . | serc ard arbair Íssu the
love of Jesus' band has ranged it in order
(?), Fél. Ep. 11 (`has
strengthened (?) us
'). ro sert slige . . . | fo sluagh Erenn `he
60spread (?) a road
', ib. 248.9 . is é dano fuillem a ṡét dianda sera
i cumtach if he place it in a receptacle, Críth Gabl. 294 . co
sernar tech ríg? how is a king's house disposed? 577 . sern .i.
oirdnedh nó buaidh no sreth no a[i]sneidh . . ., O'Dav. 1456 .
? deilb rig roda sluagaib sert saigid, Laws i 12.13 . iarsain ro-
65sernsat a scuir | ár teclammad a morchruid | . . . | san chan
immon primcathraig, SR 5053 . sernnaid sreith | 'mond eclais
di cach oen leith, | . . . | do anartaib oengelaib, 4409 . cethri
clair déc . . . | serntair immon senisteir, 4236 . cuit cacha mna
dib fo leith | dia claind choir ina comsreith, | feib ro sern rí
70run cach cruth | is ferr dún a ndeligud, 2987 . o ro ṡernad
Nóisi nár | fulocht for feda fianchlar, IT i 78.3 ( Lg. 17 ). adram
Ríg . . . | ro sern cach rath cach ríge | ro delb díne cech dun[e],
LL 17b12 . saer-sert (? sic leg.) cach nainm ainn gossa fer [.i.]
fer gossa, Auraic. 5314 . is and ro sernad cetna selg Lagen
75riam .i. enach selgga, 200a57 = RC xv 419.7 ( Dinds. 34 ).
luath roserna[d] (? omit [d]) dirim demna forsan fairgi, Anecd.
i 54 § 27 . roṡern arnábárach in cath inaghaidh A., TTr.² 1688 .
ra sernsatar in coblach d'innaigid na cúan, TTr. 1459 . ro-
sern cach sín ar-saīlem | ro-delb tir noīb-eng nĒrenn (of God),
80 ZCP xiv 178.6 . airecht fodesin . . . naiscaire nodonaisc,
sruithem nodoseirn, traeta nodotraeta, xii 360.8 . rosernatai
tra an cath cech laei etir fine Fomore ┐ Thuatha Dea, RC xii
92 § 121 . rosernad ┐ rosreathad an tsealg ar gach leth lais cona
roan ina ḟarrad acht en rideri nama, D iv 2, 42rb38 . ro shern
85┐ ro shrethnaigh a amhsa . . . for bernadhaibh baoghail,
FM vi 2326.22 . sretha in cath i Crinder, i 178.z (cit.).
Freq. occurs, particularly in SR, with its vn. sreth as cog-
nate acc.: places in array, forms in array: Iacob no serna
sreith | isna hoimrib uiscidib | flesca beca . . . | ara mbelaib na
cairach, SR 2957 . sernai Saul in sre[i]th slāin | im threib
5nDauīd, 5965 . dond leith anair do threib Dáin | sernait sreith
slébe Lebáin, 5186 . sil n-Adaim sernait srethu, 8134 . ro
sernsat sreith co súairc sein | 'ma cuaird imm altoir n-Adaim,
2143 . imme rosernsat sreith slait, | co ndernsat imme in mbó-
brait, Met. Dinds. iii 370.51 .
10(b) ordains, prescribes, appoints, propounds : dlightius du
do airi árd fiche sét searnar sluind do aire forgill tricha sét,
O'D. 2193 ( Nero A 7, 134a ). siachdudar sinbretha sertatar do
ciolur .i. sreathnaighsed na deo daile bas a n-aighid araile,
O'C. 2254 ( Eg. 88, fo. 18d ). manab a seota saora sernaighter
15.i. uadha do ceilib, O'C. 2215 (ib. 15b ). ár is dó is dán tidhnocol
| nirab seoid sír-thaisceas | séarnas do chach caemh-ratha,
BR 192.16 . iar slechtaib saer-sernar (? sic leg.), Laws iii
536.13 . sernair .i. gabtair, ut est ailiu seinm sernair [imbed]
n-imbais .i. laisi ngaibther rann .i. srethnaighther no gabtair
20imad sofis dun, O'Dav. 1444 . sernait ethre ṅAuguist, Fél.
Aug. 31 (.i. failgit no forbanait no srethait, Fél.² cxxvii ).
sernn Iacóib ordan, Fél. Mar. 15 . aracain coire sofis sernar dliged
cacha dāna (.i. srethnaithir dliged cacha dána as), Anecd. v
23.7 . bunad cach sofis searnar īar ndliged, 26.11 . sai sert
25sobruighe, O'D. 2214 ( Nero A vii, fo. 147b ).
II Intrans. stands arrayed, disposes itself : tuas sech cech
oen . . . | sernait slog sáer Saraph[é]in, SR 552 . sernsat ┐
immsit na slóig impu ┐ ros gonsat conna batar élódaig díb,
TBC 542 . ūaitne slemnai sencháise | . . . | serndais imasech,
30 Aisl. MC 37.20 . dona teoraibh rothaibh . . . ro serntar [for?]
in magh, TBC 5605 (Stowe).
? rop conn criche cloidhemhdhai | cumall fri seilg sernatha |
mo bar buadach buidhenda, LL 385cy = searnata, BB 128a13 .
? To this: o dosernatár gai bic | hi tossuch a n-imairic | is
35í cétní and arric | a gai is a gabair la Diarmait, LU 9691 (H) =
ro sernatar, LL 277a39 .