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sceile nsee Wortk. 229 . scele m., IGT Decl. § 2 (39.14) . unfor-
tunate happening, cause of sorrow, pity : s. ¤ .i. truaighe, O'Cl.
s. ¤ .i. truaige, ut est. mo s. ¤ uodein a de, O'C. 1483 ( H. 3.18, 661 ).
cét rígan . . . | ra loiscthea mór in sceli | ar lár tigi Almaini,
5 LL 204b14 . scele a moch-thaeb ḟo fain-eor `alas that', Met.
Dinds. iv 344.78 . ecol leo iarum mochscelie den oclaich ar
imot a dan that the youth would die young, RC xii 88 § 95 . ba
mudach, ba mór-scele, Met. Dinds. iv 178.14 . doba bhéd gu
mbledhi ndeghóir | sgeile a ég fa seanóir súairc (of Adam) alas
10that he died
, IGT Decl. ex. 103 = DDána 41.22 . ata nech
dianad sgeile | an t-eiri beri, a bhengág, Buile S. 86.y . sgéul
gan sgeile, Duan. Finn i 8 § 19 . mó do s. ¤ ég an fhir | iná céd
eili d'úaislibh, IGT Decl. ex. 60 . go m-badh mhó an sgéile D.
do bheith marbh iná eisean, Oss. iii 194.3 . With LA (cf.
15 trúag): nocho scele lium, Met. Gl. 32 § 3 . is sceli lind . . . nach
faicem E., RC xxvi 164 § 52 . Note also: ge bé ara mbe eri
ann | mo sceili as é nach icand, Ir. Texts ii 15 § 37 .

sceillec n o,m. (also ā,f. ?) (a) a small piece of rock : scellec becc
romebhaid don ailig condabī friaa sūil-sium, Corm. Y 446 .
20 caisel carrach do minscellcib `a bristling rubble dyke of stone',
Aisl. MC 69.17 .
(b) steep rock, crag : no ticcedh . . . tresan loch . . . gosein
sgeillic (St. Kevin at Glendalough), BNnÉ 126 § 12 . do-
theighedh C. . . . | do dhenamh aifrinn 'sa sgeillic, 135.1 .
25 dotheigheadh go minic don sgeilg ┐ don uaimh dá ngoirther
leaba Caoimhghin, 156 § 5 . As n. loc. of Scellig Michael:
Eitgal Sceiligg, AU i 318.22 . ro innretar . . . Scellic Míchil, ┐
rucsat Etgal in Scelig leo i mbrait, Cog. 222 - 3 . co rucad a
chorp i Sceliuc iar n-irrus descirt Chorco Duibne, LL 12b28 .
30 co fárcbad . . . | hÍr i n-úir scenbluind Scellic (: glicc), Ériu iv
138.2 . Scelic `of Scelec (Michil)', Gorm. Apr. 28 gl. 5 . ag
glascarraig risi n-aberthar Sgeilleag Michil aniubh, CF 59 . ag
Sceilig Mhichíl . . . ag Sceilig na scál, Keat. ii 1342 , 1346 .
See scallac.

35 sceilled: n luch ag sgeilleadh airgid rí | ar leic mhín, is cosmhail
ribh (to a harper), Measgra D. 7.125 (`shelling, here perh.
nibbling', Ed.). Cf. aon sgiolladh de'n chre `an atom' (lit. a
shelling
), GJ ii 226a35 .

scéim xsee scíam.

40 scéime x= scíam: ro dhealuigh cach uile sceimhe ┐ maisi ris =
pulchritudo effluxerat omnis, Laud 610 fo. 23c32 . do thru-
aghlidh hailne, ┐ innioll do chuirp, ┐ do sgéimhe, RC xxiii
12.8 .

sceimel n o (perh. also ā,f., cf. Met. Dinds. iv 294.17 infra)
45 sgeimheal m. and f., IGT Decl. § 53 , §54 . cover, protective
covering; roof, wall, rampart: amra in slog roscing uili | for
scemul ind rigsuidi canopy (?), SR 546 (= scabellum, Stokes
Gloss.). Of a castle: do condairc A. hí do scemel in dúnaid ac
dul ar in ṅgeltracht from the battlements, Acall. 2157 . daini
50Atha C., batar fors na scemlib `battlements', Cog. 190.7 .
Of a wall or roof of shields: do rinniodar . . . sgeimhiol dá
sgiatha[ibh] iona n-úirthimchioll, CRR² 28 . gáir na mbadhbh
treathan na teineadh | leathadh arm tre sgeimheal sgíath,
IGT Decl. ex. 1341 (perh. of the piercing or splitting of shields
55by weapons). Note also: fo sceimeal a sceith under the pro-
tection (covering
?) of his shield, CF 909 (see also below under
compds.). gur brisedh scemheal an chatha go coitchionn `the
defence . . . in the battle was broken down
', ITS v 64.z . Of the
covering (eaves, wall?) of a hayrick: ? fada súas fa bhrúach
60mBeirbhe | crúach sgeimhle ó chrúas do chaingne, IGT Decl.
ex. 1373 . a gcruach fá sceimheall de shíor gan bhéim thu
`their rick covered' (of a chieftain), E. O'Rahilly xxxv 12 . Of a
wall of fire: cearcall theineadh mun dteach | 'n-a sgeimheal
leathtrom luaimneach, Aithd. D. 3.18 . go mbí teannáil . . .
65an toirn teinntidhe sin . . . 'na sgeimheal sgeamhghoithneach
'na dtimcheall, TSh. 6701 . In etymology of (Mag) Muir-
theimne: tricha blíadan íar ndilind baí muir thairis . . . .i.
temhe (?) in mara, nó fo scemil mara hé, Met. Dinds. iv 294.17 .
As n.pr.: atagur Scemel scíathgel, LU 1259 .
70Compds. ¤ bord wall, rampart, balcony (?): ┐ sé ina tṡuidhe
ar scemelbord in lebind ina farrud, Acall. 4858 . ar sceimheal-
borduibh grianán, 763 . tainic ar s. na luinge amach deck,
bulwark
(?), 6993 . ¤ brecc with variegated covering, rim (?):
co sgíathuib sgemelbrectha (`edge-speckled'), Fianaig. 72.4 .
75See forscemel, fosscemel, 1 sceimelta, sceimled.

1 sceimelta adj(sceimel) covered (?); edged, rimmed (?) (of shields):
sgéithe sgeimhealta, CRR² 30 .

2 sceimelta adj(cf. 2 sceimled): ropsat s. ¤ , scainnerthi, sciath-
bristi . . . a leibenna línide, lebur-sciath ` scattered ', MR 236.18 .

80 sceimeltach adj(cf. 2 sceimelta and 2 sceimled) free-handed,
generous : ba sgaipeach sgaoilte sgeimhealtach . . . gach aingir,
Mun. Poets² 204.16 .

sceimle n(cf. 2 sceimelta, 2 sceimled) disaster, calamity, defeat :
a n-aimsir sgeimhle Chnuic an áir, Oss. iii 242.18 . gach
85sgéimhle fuair ár n-uaisle reómhainn, Mun. Poets¹ 52.3 . tig
sgéimhle de'n bhrón dubh a'm dháil, Hard. ii 252.9 .