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55 sirid v i (see Bergin, Ériu viii 196 and IGT Verbs § 71 ). Trans.
(a) orig. ranges, traverses, wanders through; of disease, spreads
through: sírid in rindide ṅuile ó hisul co huasal, Thes. ii 22.39
( Bcr. 33d3 ). in Bude Conaill, co rosirestar Hérinn hule, ┐
conafarcaib acht cech tres dune . . . i mbethaid, 299.1 ( Hy. i
60pref . ). sirem .i. īarsannī sires ō luc do luc in capite et in toto
corpore , Corm. Y 1138 . donn .i. cuirm, ut est siris donn
dibeoil .i. srethnaigi[d] in donn sin .i. in linn, do urlabra do
neoch, O'Dav. 666 . taitnet gabra lir i sam | sella roisc roṡíri
Bran, Im. Brain 36 . siridh ┐ feghaidh brughe parrthais, Lat.
65Lives 109.7 . sirfid in noíndin hi fot, LU 6605 . no sirfed in
Cú in m[b]ith mbras | co fagbad liaig da leges, 3554 ( SC 29 ).
ro ṡirsit . . . hErind hule oc iarraid mna . . . dó, IT i 118.19
( TE 2 ). ra ṡirset na daim hErind uili inn aidchi sin `durchjag-
ten
', TBC 6166 . coroshir Herinn da bliadain, Mór M. 2 . iasg
70ingnad sirus an sāl, Ériu iii 145 § 24 . ro sir [in teidm] fo
chethri hairdib Erenn, RC xvii 416.24 (Tig.). dia sirmis Ere
ni fuigbithea ni bud mó, MR 16.y . an t-each . . . | as ferr dosir
fér is fonn, Buile Ṡ. 106.18 . sirfidh Éirinn na gheilt ghlas, 6.y .
siridh uile Fiadh Fuinidh, TD 10.26 . sir na margaidh, a
75mheic Airt; | bíoth ad bhél: búta ar mhalairt, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
121.49 . ac Cluan Ferta na sreabh mbán | sire Mágh Life
lomlán (to a blackbird), Celt. Rev. x 137.23 . ní fhuil baile . . . |
nachar shíreas don fhionnmhuigh Fháil seo, Keat. Poems 448 .
Note also: ro-shir diamra in tshlebi do'n tarb, ┐ nocon fhuair
80 searched, PH 7181 . ? Intrans. ranges : abb Ēirenn Amalgoidh
ōg | fa sir danarghraigh (sic leg.) dar drūcht, Arch. iii 307 § 23 .
? To this: roelai nó rosír (gloss on conselai), Thes. ii 342.34 .
(b) betakes oneself to, seeks out, has recourse to: dosir lega
Erenn dia legius ┐ ni fuair slánti uathaib, RC xii 326 § 14 .
85 siridh draoithe ┐ deghealadhnacha an domhuin ┐ dénaidh
fios ┐ fogluim aca, Comp. Con C. 72.27 . sirthar duinn in fer-
sin, PH 205 . do shir mé an Tighearna, Ps. lxxvii 2 . níor
fhágbhas ann rígh ná flaith | nochar shíreas, Oss. iv 86.23 .
? To this: bean do ṡir ḟear n-úaigneasa | budh bean ḟir at
égmhuissea, IGT Decl. ex. 1056 .
5(c) seeks for, asks, demands; beseeches, implores, solicits: in
talamh ica tái iarradh ar Dhia . . . is amhlaidh sin fagheba in
talamh shire, Lat. Lives 108.13 . an scur rosirsiubair ar in
cat[h] cathardha, CCath. 5483 . co sir a berradh air, Laws v
472.10 Comm . in tiasacht sirit na baith, O'D. 1338 ( Eg. 3.5,
1018, col. 2 ). an tí ṡires ní ar gach nech | ní dhlighenn beith gan
oinech, ZCP viii 109 § 2 . dā sirinn a meic nō a mnā | ar an
laochraid sin, 219 § 9 . rosir maitim a pecadh dó, RC xii 324
§ 8 . sirid in caire do biathad rig Ulad, MR 54.4 . ac comhall
cach itchi dá sirfider fair, SG 24.14 . ro sirit braigde fair, Cog.
15 118.23 . roshirset logad ┐ leges a peccaid doib, PH 244 . sirid
cend Eoin Bauptaist, ol in máthair, 901 . do ṡiredar ar deseirc
ar mac Uilliam can beth aca in oidche sin, ALC i 300.6 . ro sir
se tend ┐ tigernus ar Mac nDiarmata iar sin `demanded (recog-
nition of his) dominion
. . .', Ann. Conn. 1315.7 . 'ca imradh
20an cath rocomorfad no an sid rosirfead ar cach, TTebe 1185 .
lus na sláinte siridh dhamh, DDána 2.1 . ní shirfeadh éaraic
eile | orra ar-aon acht aithrighe, 5.20 . cairt ó rígh Shaghsan
do shir, Aithd. D. 30.21 . siridh Dia lá éigin air | iodhbairt a
éinmhic ionmhain, PBocht 23.31 . siris Domhnall . . . | sgéal
25ar an ollamh, TD 3.29 . ná sir forus nach foighi, IGT Decl. ex.
1127 . ag siredh a n-iderghuidhesion do chum De, Luc. Fid.
205.x .
(d) inquires concerning : ro sirmais a n-anmand uile, LL
210a37 . is aire shirim fort a ndelb, co findara in n-iat tanic
30chucam hir-rer, PH 440 . do shireas ortha adhbhar na muini-
ghine ata aca, Donlevy xxii 9 .
(e) seeks (to do or to get), attempts, desires; cach fer accaibh
iarrus rochtoin . . . co a muintir sired alloss imberta a claidim,
CCath. 5486 . gibe díbh gebhus righe, | ná siritt (= -et) slata
35'na ndoid | acht ó fhior ionaid Maodhóicc, BNnÉ 258.y . dá
sirinn clódh an chroidhe | fa chumann d'éis Órlaidhe `if I
tried to check my heart
', Aithd. D. 12.24 . dol lem shúil gé do
shireadh `though it sought to please me', PBocht 3.25 . féuch
ceann Isboset . . . do shir do bhás, 2 Sam. iv 8 .
40 Verbal of necess. ní sirthe dhuit | . . . an chlú, PBocht 6.39 .
See sechem sirite, s.v. sechem.
Vn. siriud, súr.

siride v n pl. streams (?): atcessa . . . s. ¤ folai fordergi a hindaib
laígen lethanglas, Alex. 20 = srotha fola, BB 489a11 .

45 sirín, silín n(Eng. cherry) a cherry : a cosmailes crand airnedh
nó ṡiríned, Maund. 31 . eitneadha na sirine, 23 K 42, 350.5 .
na pereadha ┐ na sirineadha, 23 P 10³, 30a20 . gum crainn
silíned, O'Gr. Cat. 197.7 . súbha ná silín, GJ ii 271a41 . `sirín
and silín a cherry', P.O'C. Cf. Titimallus Ueruenius .i. sirin
50nó sreibh, Arch. i 334.32 (Med. Gl.). See also seiríne.

? siring: ind taraid Senfīacail sīring, | marbais cēt fer dia fairind,
Ériu ii 24 § 7 .

1 sirite n io,m. (a) orig. some sort of supernatural being who had
the power of changing shape; applied to the sea-dwelling
55 Uath mac Imomain: ba sé sin dano in siriti on ainmnigther
Belach Muni in tSiriti, LU 9008 ( FB 75 ) (cf. Belach Mune na
sirride, RC xviii 163.27 (Tig.)). is de atberthe in siriti de ara
met no delbad i n-ilrechtaib, LU 9009 ( FB 75 ). Often quali-
fied or accompanied by síabarthe, q.v.: nir bu chóir . . . don
60ṡerriti siabarda mo ṡargud, TBC 1911 . a ṡiriti ṡiabarthi bic,
3794 . maith, a ṡiriti, a ṡiabairthe, RC xiv 408 § 19 .
(b) usually a mildly contemptuous term applied to Cú
Culainn by both friends and enemies (cf. ríastarthae). imp,
stripling, sprig, whipper-snapper : a midlach thruag, a siriti
65lethguill, LU 8878 ( FB 67 ). nirbo maith lesside iarom techt
for cend siriti amulaig, 5958 (H) = ar c[h]end gilla amulchaich,
TBC² 1492 (YBL). ni déma siriti bras birda na letheti út fri
bruth ┐ feirg níad do lethetisiu, LU 6188 . cid do chana duit in
bréc do imbirt form a siriti ol Conchobar fri Co[in] Culaind,
70 5054 . ni géba fri feta in serrite óc amulchach, TBC 861 .
Applied to others in the same sense: dognithe a cutbiud isin
dúnud uair nad baí ulcha laiss ┐ nicon teigtís dagóic acht
siriti ara chend, LU 6127 . cona rudind mo gnimæ eter sirriti
glaislaithe i n-urd fiansæ macruidhe, Ériu viii 172.z . `am
75mait[h] si ēm' ol F. `oc senbriatraib ┐ occ [f]uacra medair'.
`Is e don [= dán] siriti ┐ ingen lindi annisin' ol C., ZCP xiii
268.9 . s. ¤ gillai (one of the trí hamaite bít[e] i ndrochthig
óiged), Triads 114 .
See also sillite.

80 2 sirite xsee sechem.

siriud u m. vn. of sirid. g s. sirtha, sirthe. Later also sirthain,
sirem, sireadh m. IGT Decl. § 49.7 , Verbs § 71.9 .
(a) act of ranging, wandering about, travelling : do sirt[h]ain
in domain, CCath. 3856 . oc sirthain mara ag iarraidh thíre
85tharrngaire, SG 67.29 . ic siredh na sliged, BB 239b8 . siredh
a samradaib, ZCP viii 209.z . mór in s. ¤ ó Āth Chlíath co Carn
cāem Cornáin, Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 24 . Banba a sleib Miss co
na ṡluagaib | siriuc[h] (? leg. siriud) tuislech, Todd Nenn.
246.4 (siriuth, v.l.). soais ó Domhnaill don chur sin iar siredh
┐ iar ccor cuarta Connacht uile, FM iii 180.11 . ? To this: o
5bói Solom oc s. ¤ (i.e. since S.'s time?), Met. Dinds. i 36.109 .
(b) ranging in search (of do): trúag d'Ultaib . . . | cen s. ¤ in
domain duind | d'ícc . . . Con Culaind, LU 3546 ( SC 29 ). ag
siredh in aír do churp a cæmcheili, TTebe 4695 . ac siredh na
lerg da lecht, IGT Verbs ex. 637 .
10(c) act of searching, seeking for, asking, beseeching, begging; a
search : s. ¤ slán na saccraide complete ransacking, SR 3036 .
truag d'Ultaib . . . cen sirthin a márica, LU 3536 ( SC § 29 , H).
bo cusani timsaigther le . . . do s. ¤ do, Laws v 434.10 Comm .
comlaintes in uasalbid do s. ¤ for na cometaide, 434.16 Comm .
15 a shiriud ó Dia in ní bís i n-aneolas do dóinib, PH 7191 .
iongnadh an sireadh sláinte!, Éigse v 234 § 13 . is ed adbert
Apaill ris, gan a sirthain, uair ni bfuighbedh, TTebe 34 .
siorthain (sic leg.) deabhtha, Keat. Poems 1024 . ag sirim go
hoiríseal air Dhia . . . gan a ainneis fein do chur toirmisg air
20thíodhlaicidhibh righ na féile, Donlevy xxiii.x . lucht siortha
na derca, 23 G 24, 398.4 .
(d) a (light) reconnoitring or raiding party, act of reconnoitring
or raiding: timsaigit a sloig ┐ a sirthe . . . imon cathraig, LB
124a4 . do léigidar sirtha lethna lánd[iana] luathbidba leó
25fana críchaibh 'na comthimchill, Comp. Con C. 80.7 . ni díb-si
in buiden-sa i timmchell in guirt immaig ┐ ni díb in síred so
(sirid sa, v.l.) don leith eli, Mer. Uil. 199 . con-acatar na sirthe
siobhlacha slōigh dia soigidh, ZCP xiv 262.7 . go Tír bhFáil
na fearchoinshirthe, DDána 89.7 . sirthe faolchon 'n-a fiodh-
30bhaidh, 73.5 . co rancatur a sirthi co Sid Aeda . . . ┐ ro arcidur
manistir Esa Ruaid, Ann. Conn. 1398.2 . T. . . . do marbad le
muinnter mic Aodagain ar siredh creiche sin cogad cedna,
ALC i 290.2 . tucatar luathshirtha fa na crichuib ar gach leith
díbh, L. Chl. Suibhne 19 . ro líonait . . . do sluagh ┐ do ṡirthibh
35armtha edighthe, FM iii 278.12 . Séasar na siorthadh mbras,
DDána 121.11 . ? To this: co roibe crīch Breg i n-a comar
creach . . . ┐ i n-a sreathaib sirthi, ML² 1133 = síortha, ML
80.20 . coinnme degslūaigh, | sretha sirthe, ZCP xii 290.21 .