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ségda

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ségda or dil.ie/36866
Last Revised: 2013

adj (? -e-) io, iā

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(a) lucky, happy, fortunate, favourable, propitious : `ní segda dam' ol Eogan, `dubenat mu bráithir imm ainech mu étchi' I am unfortunate, Trip.² 1765 . ni segda dúnn namma na fil lestrae linn but unfortunately we have no vessels, Irish Texts i 7 § 23 . ní segda ar cor ol si amser chomperta damsa inso, LU 1655 . ní s.¤ . . . in leth donroacht dind imirgi, 5397 (TBC). segdai ratha fil ar Lagnib | . . . | ratha retland rath escai | ┐ grene, LL 36a38 . `bidh marb Dond', for se, `┐ ní seghdha dund congbail im athgabail an ghalair. Ar día ructhar Dond i tír, bíaidh an galar-sa co brath a nErinn' `it were not lucky', Metr. Dinds. iv 310.22 . ni segdo dunn or in Dagdo na cumcem do socht, RC iii 346.1 . ba segda in fectus diar gonad in fer, RC v 203 § 26 .

(b) hence in more general sense of pleasing, fine, goodly : segdaib suilib sellglassaib, IT i 69 n. 4 ( LMU 4 , YBL; ségdaib, LL; segaib Eg.). seng cach sēgdæ, Corm. Y 1171 . con ḟacca in mnái, mín a dath, | segda, suaichnid, sochrutach, SR 1068 (of Eve). dá chlar dec ségdai (: ērgna), 4232 . cach súi segda slán, 7441 (: ērgna). segda cairptech docing rot, LU 3798 ( SCC 37 ). maccōem tuchtach . . . co clesaib sēgdaib, TBC-I¹ 1180 . it ségdai ┐ it áildi na cáera, TBFr. 227 . Colum Cille . . . | clerech segda soidhelbha, BCC 355 d (394.2) . seaghdha .i. ealadhanta `learned', O'Cl.

In chevilles: segde chlú `fair the fame', Thes. ii 292.20 ( Ml. Poems II 7 ). segda máin, LL 168az . segdo in dail, Irish Texts i 54 § 16 .

Adv. finnaid úaim, co ségda suairc, | aní dia n-abar Slíab Fúait, Metr. Dinds. iv 166.1 . do-ronsat na hingena éladna inganta co ségdu saethrach, PH 898 = segmar, ZCP xiv 149.11 . gebh in tsaltair mbic . . . | a fuil innti gu segda | cuir dom meabair is dena, Ériu xi 199.13 .

II As subst. io

(a) favourable circumstances : dia mert a ben Coinrói, | ba holc in gnīm dogēni, | sech nī thērna hi sēgdu `unscathed', ZCP iii 42.11 . a Chríst ní sccérmais hi seghdha | manbadh Fiachra `in happiness', AFM ii 756.20 .

? To this: (b) a kind of metre: segda, IT iii 16 § 37 ; 44 § 62 ; cf. 154 § 44 . caide dethbir etir soss ┐ segda ┐ aircetul. Nī: aensillab i sos. . . . Da sillaib i segdha, 104 - 5 § 206 , § 207 . forber cach ái dib sem [sc. grad filed] sec alaile i nimud sóis et segda, cenmotha fidu ┐ deachu ┐ remend ┐ rl., 6.4 . fer doni segdu (glossed: dan oglachuis) et occlachus, Fen. 310.18 . rann (.i. sedha), Ériu xxxii 84 (The Caldron of Poesy) . ? To this: sēgdae .i. cosmail fri sēigh é ar a fēige ┐ ar a glicus ┐ ar a gabāilchi, Corm. Y 1165 .