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Cite this: eDIL s.v. seim or dil.ie/36912
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Forms: seim

n n, n. later m. seim m. g s. [seama], IGT Decl. § 41.7 .

a rivet : búi Creidne cerd fri dēnam semand issna gāib, Corm. Y 975.5 . semind .i. sēm ō ind (s.¤ coa hinn, v.l.), 1149 (cf. séim co hind, LL 186a29 ). lágen mór . . . .l. semmend trethe, LU 7702 . scíath cróderg ro brecad do ṡemandaib findruine, BDD² 967 . bruth .i. s.¤ gae, O'Dav. 197 . bidh égcomluath taithmiuch in druing briathar ┐ bédis tuaghnadhmann semen, 397 . go ro lúpsatar . . . a slega ó a rennaib (sic leg.) go a semannaib, TBC-LL¹ 3813 . sleg . . . co cethrachait semmend i suidigud a hindsma, LL 237b43 ( TTr. 1551 ). fidba cen ṡ. (one of three dangerous things of which warning must be given), Triads 172 . nī dílfa sin s.¤ saighde ort that will not repay you an arrow-rivet (i.e. you will not get the least return for it), ZCP vi 272 § 9 . ro sníit a slegha da semannaib `were wrenched from their rivets', Manners and Customs ii 241 n . go cceithre seamonnaibh ag a chomhfhosadh for an ccrann ccomhdhaingean, CRR² 26 (78.21) (of a croísech). benaid semanna chleath cáol | gremanna a táobh each fá íor, IGT Decl. ex. 1142 . semeann .i. seamanna, no tairrngeadha beaga bhios tré chro sleighe, no ga isin gcrann aga ndaingniughadh re aroile, O'Cl. a nail : dearg a throigh i dtarrla an s.¤ , Dán Dé xxvi 7 .

Fig. of people : budh anbhfann dóibh greim an ghlais | is a sheim óir 'na fhéagmhais 'weak will they find the grip of the lock since its golden rivet is wanting', Giolla Brighde 22 § 1 (on death of Gormfhlaith, daughter of Domhnall Mór). Hence a supporter, follower (?): semend .i. laoch, ut est cét semenn cotnoi .i. is dé dlegar tobach for Luighne dontí cométas cét laoch nó cét ceile nó cet gaisgedhach, O'Dav. 1437 . Cf. semanna .i. cumdach no dín; no semanda .i. ceile no rath, O'Curry 2064 ( H 4.22, 66b ) (i.e. a man's vassals and stock are `rivets' to him, Plummer MS. notes). is ē crō randtar ar līn semmann: trīan do crū deirbfine . . . ┐ trīan donaib flaithib . . . ┐ trīan don tslūagh nodsaig leo-sum, Ériu i 215.9 .

Compds. ¤chló a rivet, a spike : sect semann-clui uriarainn co remet medoinmeoir miledh in cach s. arna sadudh . . . tre cro-innsma gacha craisigi, CCath. 5308 - 9 . ? ¤chrann: dia gelgae airgide ┐ di semcrand (sic leg.) snasai indib de credumae `two smooth riveted shafts', RC xii 60 § 16 . ¤fhoebrach: an cú glan seamfhaobhrach seang, DDána 112.11 (: ghearrshaoghlach). ¤laigen a riveted lance : cona semonnlaighnibh siothfoda slinnlethna, Hugh Roe 142.11 . ¤lúbtha with bent rivets: slega . . . seamlúpta, MR 238.26 .