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55 sess n m.(? ON sess, see Bidrag, p. 44 . ? Vn. of saidid). n s. in
sess , Met. Dinds. iii 212.43 . g s. seasa, n p. sessa, Aisl. MC 37.21 .
a p. sessu, SR 5163 . g p. seasa, Laws v 474.10 . sess, SR 1513 .
d p. sessaib, 89 . seas m., IGT Decl. § 95 (127.23) .
(a) the bench of a boat, the thwart : sess ethar, quasi sos ind fir
60imramæ, Corm. Y 1186 . noe co lin seasa, Laws v 474.10
glossed .i. co n-imat sesa indti, 476.9 Comm . co lin sesa .i.
ó aen sess immach, O'D. 975 ( H. 3.17, col. 679 ). ic sudigud a
seolchrand ┐ ic sámugud a s. ¤ `setting its thwarts', TTr. 138 .
cutaim na ses ┐ breisim na fern síuil, TTr.² 868 . desidar . . .
65ar sesaibh na long, CCath. 1931 . ethar bec . . . cona shessaib
grotha, Aisl. MC 85.11 . luidh Patraicc . . . for sesaibh na
luingi, BNnÉ 6 § 17 . roshuid N. ar ses mōr medōnach na
luingi, ZCP xiii 241.16 . is tuirsech āmh sin[n] . . . o luigi inar
longaib ┐ ar cennaib na ses, 236.14 . Used of the boat itself:
70 dirgset in seól, sóeb in sess, Met. Dinds. iii 212.43 . a bench of
rowers, the number of rowers to a bench : mad fecht imorro for
imram vii. vii. sese uaidib `if it is for rowing twice seven
benches of them
', Chronicles of the Picts and Scots 312.12 .
onad fecht imorro for imram da secht seis (leg. sess) cacha
75fichit taigi dibh, 313.8 . `the board thrown out from the gunwale
of a boat to the strand
', Ir. Gl. p. 155 . dobert Goll band fera-
mail fora churach comma rossed dar nói sessaib i tír tírim,
RC xiv 408 § 18 . tiagait . . . a tir isin n-inis for claraibh ┐
sesaibh a long, Marco P. 149 . itcondairc araile duine for seas
80medóin na lungu the centre bench, D iv 2, 74rb32 . seas gléi-
mheadhóin na nGaoidhel, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 173.36 .
(b) a beam : sessa sena senchrothi | . . . | foloingtís in tech `fine
beams of mellow cream . . . kept up the house
', Aisl. MC 37.21 .
Fig. a key position : beire ar sheas meadhóin Midhe, Aithd.
85D. 15.13 .
a battle-rank : cid Lucifur, linib s. ¤ | ni choemnacair ar n-
amless, SR 1513 . anais . . . | i tīr Alban almaib ses (: gres(s)),
ZCP xii 378.24 . a row, rank : ri dosnarbair iar sessaib | in
thalmain co n-ilglessaib, SR 89 . fo gaessaib glessib cen chlith
| iar sessib, iar suidigthib, 84 . secht primthuatha Cannáin
5cain | fallain cona fortuathaib | eter sessu na sluag soimm |
dorigni hÉssu in nglé-roinn (Corr.), 5163 . support, champion :
a sheas urláir iorghoile, DDána 102.46 .
óenshess, cóicshess a boat of one, of five benches : nocho
ternoi ass acht oenshes nama, Ériu ii 112 § 34 . in dá cóicsess,
10 LU 7221 . See also treṡess.
Compds. ¤ chert: a sgūdada slemna seis-c[h]erta socair-
t[h]rēna with straight thwarts, ML² 651 . ¤ gal: s. na n-ethar
cá n-imram the creaking noise made by the rowing benches, TTr.
1418 .

15 sessach adj o, ā (cf. sessaid) sturdy, strong : im ba sessoch, im ba
seng, | im ba tressach folingg tond, ZCP x 46 § 9 = imba s. ¤
(inba seasach, v.l.) imba seṅg | imba fressach torgib droṅg,
RC xiii 272.7 . ? To this: apair fris . . . ba fīalainech, ba sēsach
(sesrach, v.l.), ba lessach, ZCP xi 96 § 55 .

20 sessad vn. of sessaid. the act of standing : an aít air a bhfuilir
do sheasadh is talamh naomhtha é, Donlevy 66.6 .

sessaid v(based on sessam) stands, holds out, perseveres : seasaim
ag an doras, ┐ bím dhá bhualadh, Donlevy 218.11 . don
talamh air ar sheas sé, 66.5 . gabh greim do sceith . . . ┐ seas
25súas dom chumdach, Ps. xxxv 2 . ó do sheasois gó so ┐ ó do
chuiris romhad bheith ag foghnamh do Dhia, Desid. 4667 .
? Subj. s. 3 sessa Fogurtach an flaith `F. the chieftain prevails',
TFrag. 20.2 . Folld. by direct obj. defends : níor sheas úir an
oirir fhinn | gan dúil oinigh na intinn, LBranach 5736 . See
30also sessmaid.

sessaigid v stands by, supports : seasuigheadh a saoirse let him
maintain its freedom
, Keat. iii 3935 . a's búdh é féin ardrí
Chonnte Liathtroma dá seasaidhe dhó (da seasaigh dho,
MSS.) ceart cóir if justice stands to him, ITS xvii 143.656 .

35 sessam n Ped. § 824 . o,m. (a) the act of standing, standing pos-
ture : eter foss nō utmailli eter suide nō ṡessam, Thes. ii 300.1
( Hy. I ). gur eirigh crioth . . . a gcosa an ḟir mhóir risan
sírṡesamh, RC xxix 130 § 40 . na tri .l. inda sesam `the three
fifties standing
', Mon. Tall. 129.13 . ro bátár in tslúaig inna
40seseom ┐ a scéith fora cennaib, LU 5888 (TBC, H). a' t-conn-
catar in ríg 'na sh. ¤ , MU² 231 . ┐ se i n-a shessom for lár in
rig-thige, PH 623 . roeirigh ina shesum ar lar in prisun, ZCP
vi 287.10 . stop, standstill : sercc as sesamh ar gach nech, |
iomat dál ┐ drochbhreth decline and standstill on everything,
45 Irish Texts iv 87 § 2 .
(b) the act of standing by, defending; standing fast : ag sesamh
a hucht a bprionnsa, FM vi 2076.z . ag seasamh a ndúthcha
`defending their country', Rel. Celt. ii 206.32 . ag seasamh a
posda fein, 198.13 . nach rachdaois do sheasamh an mhíghnío-
50mha `they would not go to defend the evil deed', Keat. iii 4998 .
mó dhlighfinn mh'fhiacha do dhíol | seasamh córa d'fhuil mo
ríogh, Content. vi 273 . leithsgéul sonn re sesamh t'fhiach |
a ghaoil curadh chlann Iliach, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 163.45 . deal-
bhaid mar ṡeasamh dá spairnn | caoire ris nach gabhdaois
55airm `resource', Content. v 176 . crann seasuimh síthe, 23 G 24,
394.17 . ag sesamh a chiort fein air fa Iarrlacht Rois defending
his own right against him in the matter of the Earldom of Ross
,
Rel. Celt. ii 160.31 . an tiomchel a bferann féin ga s. ¤ ar
namhuid, 202.36 .
60(c) making a stand, resisting, holding out; resistance : an tan
do mhothaigh Eoghan mac Néill . . . sesamh sírdhéinmhach
chlann na gColla ina chertaghaidh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 10.1 .
déana . . . seasamh ro-láidir a n-aghoidh antola do cholna,
Desid. 4814 . riú bhaineas bríogh ar seasaimh | is iad airm ar
65n-imreasain `on them rests my confidence', Content. xviii 31 .
gan seasamh ar sheanchas chlaon, xvi 65 . do ghéabhthair
sonn seasamh rut | i gceardaibh fis na bhfealmac `you shall
here find resistance
', xxii 22 . ro an ina certsesam fris `he
opposed him firmly
', St. Ercuil 350 . s. ¤ . . . i n- standing upon,
70 supporting : seasamh i n-aighneas éagcáir making a stand in
an unjust cause
, Content. x 11 . s. ¤ maith perseverance : guidh
Dia . . . fá sheasamh mhaith do thabhairt duit, Desid. 4769 .
See sesta.

sessan: ind nit findtais ciaso mor s. ¤ dodráidhet in bo duine . . .,
75 Anecd. i 67 § 152 (sesan nodradett, v.l.) ? = sestán, q.v.

sessar xsee sesra.

sessbéimm n(sess+béimm) an oarstroke, the distance of an oar-
stroke : co cuala C. fogur ┐ sesbéimm inna lungae, Trip.² 968 .
[corbensom] na sesbēmend | dar muncind in murtráchta,
80 Aisl. MC 37.2 . tondguir na seisbeimaend, TTr.² 901 . la mét
ind imrama ┐ na sesbemend nó-bentáis na mílid forsna rama
icond imram, 870 . cethri slessa aicce i mboí [dá] sesbeim in
churaig fri cech slis co mbátár ocht sesbéimend don churuch
a timchell uli, LU 1924 .

85 sessbéimnech n(sessbéim) oarstrokes : sesbeimnech na sess
risna slessaib, TTr. 1416 .