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sessed?: n ni fhuil dia bhás frith na fledh | ní bhia sídh ní bhia
sessedh `there will not be armistice', FM ii 902.z .

1 sessmach adj o, ā (sessam) (a) firm, sturdy; steadfast, persevering :
co slabraduib sníthi sesmacha senairgit, Fianaig. 86.2 . curaid
5. . . sesmach, MR 182.3 . in colpa ségaind seasmach `the gallant
sturdy shin
', Ériu iv 218 § 24 . ag sdúaghadh crann seasmhach
seóil, Sc. G. St. iv 62 § 9 . bí seasmhach a róghradh Dé, Irish
Texts iv 106.8 . madh áil leat bheith . . . seasmhach ad
dheighinntinn persevering, Desid. 677 . gidh bé bhias seas-
10mhach go deireadh is é sláineothar persevering, Donlevy
486.15 . an aois fheardha nó seasmhach, Corp. Astr. 8.3 .
muinighin ar bhetha shiordhuidhe d'iarraidh ┐ dóigh shes-
mhach a faghala, Parrth. Anma 119.16 . ciall choitcheann
sheasbhach na n-airteagal, Luc. Fid. 181.3 . nach pósadh
15dlisdionach ná seasmhach `valid', Donlevy 346.13 . go ndearna
a chunnradh seasmhach `that he may establish his covenant',
Deut. viii 18 . ogam sesmach, Auraic. 6036 . ? To this:
sesmach pecta .i. inti fora sesmac a boill pectaca, Ériu xii 24
§ 29 . As adv. ro gabhsat co sesmhach . . . oc frestal . . .
20brathbémenn a mbidhbad, CCath. 1997 . cothuighim go
seasmhach go bhfuil purgadóir ann firmly , Desid. 4982 .
labhruidh sé go seasmhach, Prov. xxi 28 .
(b) erective, upstanding : adeir Galen co mbí [brig] sesmach
a corp an duine, (┐) in trath bis se na sesum, Rosa Ang. 126.4 .
25 íomháigh sheasmach `a standing image', Levit. xxvi 1 . ua
salcha sesmacha trillsi an treinfhir . . . ré lansalchar an
luaithridh, TTebe 1091 . san treaschath gé theilge a fhuil | is
seasmhach meirge Murchaidh, DDána 85.22 . Adv. cor-erig
a mong co sesmach sirgarb osa gualaind, TTebe 2392 .

30 2 sessmach ind(sessam): co tugad se sesmhad (sesmach, v.l.) dō
a n-aghaidh a nāmhat `that he might give him [power] to stand',
ITS xix 50.21 .

sessmaid v(sessam) (a) stands : sesaimh, a ōglaoich, an riom
stand still, ZCP xii 382.11 . gussin gcloich . . . for ar shessoimh
35an Slānaightheōir, Fl. Earls 208.19 . adubhairt . . . seasaimh
súas gu díreach ar do chosaibh, Acts xiv 10 .
(b) stands by, supports : a ndubhairt tú seasaimh soin what
you have said stand by it
, Content. xxiv 24 . gur mhesadar
nach sesómhadh na hÉir[ionnaigh] an [b]oile orra féin that
40the Irish would not hold the town against them
, Cín Lae Ó Meall.
25.z . sesbhuim sealbh na láochlaimhe | o bhéd tuaighe da
truime, Rel. Celt. ii 297.10 . mór th'fheidhm don Bhrian-sa
dÍbh Bloid | tar ceann cháich dá sheasmhadh (? leg. seas-
mhadh) duid if he supported your argument, Content. vi 187 .
45(c) holds out, perseveres : do sheasmhadur leo seal they held
out for a time
, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 8.14 . Cf. sessaid.

sessmaigid v(sessam) stands : conacca ni in deilb . . . a dochum
coro ṡesmaig ina ḟiadnaisi, LB 259b46 .

sest n(Lat. sexta) one of the canonical hours of prayer, sext ; s. ¤
50 nomen do medōn lāi, quasi sext, a sexta [h]ora , Corm. Y
1148 .

1 sesta nForm used apparently as g s. of sessam, perh. participial
in origin: act of standing , etc.: g p. toethsat ruibni rétlannai | sis
a sostaib a s. ¤ down from their resting places (?), SR 8162 . act
55of making a stand, defending : ag gealla seasta go cruaidh | it
aon i n-aghaidh mórshluaigh, Content. xvi 45 . dochum seasda
ar son an tsoisgéil, Phil. i 17 . fear seasta na gcruadhthrodán
`that ever stood it out in [a] tough set to', O'Gr. Cat. 356.3 . crann
seasta gach cúis a's gach adhbhar, ITS xvii 256.319 .

60 2 sesta part. formation based on sessam. steady, firm . ? As
subst. (cf. seasda `a defence' O'R.): cú fíadhuigh as foirbhthe
bladh, | leomhan oirbheartach iodhan, | do gach tréd as seasda
so, | gég as measda 's as mórdho, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 277.151 .
As an epithet of horses: for dá nechaib . . . bruinnedérg s. ¤
65suachinte, TBC² 1974 , 2556 . for dá n-echaib . . . s. ¤ , LU 6488
(TBC). claideb orduirnd i n-ecrus s. ¤ fora dib ṡliastaib, 10227 .
claideb orduir[n]d i n-ecrus sésta fora ṡlíastaib, 9269 . for
Findia robo s. ¤ | cormann Murthemne mesca, Anecd. i 14.12 .

sestán n o,m. noise, clamour, clatter, rattle : in fúaim ┐ in fothrom,
70in sestan ┐ in sesilbi, TBC 5025 . Written sestanib (probably
for s. ¤ ) in the follg. passages in TBC: in torann ┐ in sestanib,
3308 . toirm ┐ torand, sestainib ┐ sesilbi, 5037 . in torand, in
sestainib ┐ in sesilbi, 5051 . torand, sestainib ┐ sesilbi, 5072 .
dá sé bliadna bae for bith | a sestan a sægulrith, Rawl. 85a8 .
75 sestan na seolchrand ic sáebad, TTr. 1415 . re seastan na slat
ag a sreangbhualad, CF 45 . seasdán na sleagh gcodarsna, TD
4.32 . ag ēistecht . . . re sestān na sealga ar gach tóeb dīnn,
Fianaig. 56.33 . mar do chualaidh s. ¤ sechránach ar na conaib,
SG 306.24 . rē seasdān na bhfear bhfiadaigh, Feis TC 27 . la
80sestan ┐ seiseilbhe an tsloigh acc dol tarsan abhainn, Hugh
Roe 138.23 (fo. 37a) . sesdán (sic leg.) na sochaidhe ┐ muirn
an morṡlúaigh, Buile Ṡ. 22.5 . s. ¤ ┐ seiseilbhe na ccenn ina
dhiaidhsium, 124.7 . crith ┐ comegla, sestan ┐ sir-sibul na
Tiauannda commotion (on seeing their enemies encamp before
85the city), TTebe 2736 . sestan a sluagh `the loud hum of its
occupants
', O'Gr. Cat. 474.20 . re sestān na fer ┐ na faobar . . .
i n-a t[h]imc[h]ell, ML² 1679 . ro bhaoi . . . glór mór ┐ sestan
i longport, TFrag. 204.13 . toirrcheas seastain, name of a
metre, IT iii 102 § 191 .
Compd. ¤ bec making little sound : laom sleigech sestān-
5beg dā soigin, ML² 1186 .