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séns

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síans, séns

Cite this: eDIL s.v. síans, séns or dil.ie/37381

Forms: sians, síansa

n (Lat. sensus) a learned borrowing, later than séis. u, m. but cf. g p. sians, O'Mulc. Somet. also síansa.

(a) sense, meaning, signification : in sians ondid accobor limsa ícc cáich the signification by which I desire to save every one, Wb. 12d23 (gl. sensu meo). i cach sens foirbthiu gl. omni sensu, 23b2 . is hé in cét sians . . . is hé in sians aile gl. duplex . . . sensus, Ml. 36a32 . cia nach laithfeadh siansa a nduar `who would not put sense in (understand) a quatrain', ZCP iii 378.3 (B. na f.) ( .i. ciall, p. 381 ).

In particular of allegorical or mystical meaning (as against historical or literal): assindet a sians isindí siu gl. petra autem erat Christus, Wb. 11a18 . léicfimmi-ni doib-som aisndis dint sens ┐ din moralus manip ecoir frisin stoir adfiadam-ni the exposition of the mystic and moral signification, Ml. 14d10 . iuxta uerospiritualem intelligentiam . . . mad iar sians im (as against iuxta historiam . . . mad iar stair, 29 - 33 ), Trip.² 47 - 8 . ata cethardai as toiscidhi isna psalmaib .i. cetna stoir ┐ stoir tanusti, siens ┐ morolus, Hib. Min. 10.314 . an dethbir ata itir cetfaid ┐ siansa; siansa, mar ata ciall runda biss a folach; cetfaid, mar ata ciall biss cos aird, O'Curry 1965 ( H 4.22, p. 12 ). co runaibh atglentais .i. tuirdis nó foglaindis gu sians `with understanding', O'Dav. 1042 . ised do-forne na .u. bairgena iar sians ┐ ruin .i. na .u. oessa in domain, LB 149a7 . na cuic tallanda . . . atberar sunn iar siens coic cetfada cuirp ┐ anma sin mystically, Lism. L. 4607 . is gnáth rúin ┐ sians isin scriptúir, PH 4428 . na tri hetargna . . . stair ┐ sians ┐ anagoig `the three interpretations . . . historical, mystical, and anagogical', 7081 .

(b) sense, perception, perceptive faculty : ní i ssíansib spiritáldib gl. sensu carnis, Wb. 27a29 . intan conoscaigter siansai inna ndoine trisna imneda . . . i mbiat cona techtat a siansu corai fri denum maith amal nad techta nech a siansu corai intan ṁbís i mmescai, Ml. 94c3 . hí figuir .u. sense anmae, Thes. ii 254.8 (Stowe M.). cusna .u. sians[aib] gl. cum quinque sensibus, Gild. Lor. 244 . maith siansa in chuirp acht oen rét, LL 282a42 . tri shiansa anmma .i. irascibilis et concupiscibilis et rationabilis . . . cúic siansa anmma .i. timmor . amor. odiumm. gaudiumm. tristitia, Fél.² clxxxvi 4 - 6 . siansa a bethadh `senses of life', Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 31 § 13 . dá ndearna gach aon againn a dhícheall réna shiansadhaibh do chur fána chumhachtaibh féin `si unusquisque nostrum subdere suas passiones sibi studeat', TSh. 8030 .