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Cite this: eDIL s.v. sess or dil.ie/37299

Forms: sess, seasa, sessa, sessu, seasa, sess, sessaib, seas

n m.(? ON sess , see Bidrag, p. 44 . ? Vn. of saidid). n s. in sess , Metr. Dinds. iii 212.43 . g s. seasa, n p. sessa, MacCongl. 37.21 . a p. sessu, SR 5163 . g p. seasa, Laws v 474.10 . sess , SR 1513 . d p. sessaib, 89 . seas m., IGT Decl. § 95 (127.23) .

(a) the bench of a boat, the thwart : sess ethar, quasi sos ind fir imramæ, Corm. Y 1186 . noe co lin seasa, Laws v 474.10 glossed .i. co n-imat sesa indti, 476.9 Comm . co lin sesa .i. ó aen sess immach, O'D. 975 ( H 3.17, col. 679 ). ic sudigud a seolchrand ┐ ic sámugud a s.¤ `setting its thwarts', TTr. 138 . cutaim na ses ┐ breisim na fern síuil, TTr.² 868 . desidar . . . ar sesaibh na long, CCath. 1931 . ethar bec . . . cona shessaib grotha, MacCongl. 85.11 . luidh Patraicc . . . for sesaibh na luingi, BNnÉ 6 § 17 . roshuid N. ar ses mōr medōnach na luingi, ZCP xiii 241.16 . is tuirsech āmh sin[n] . . . o luigi inar longaib ┐ ar cennaib na ses, 236.14 . Used of the boat itself: dirgset in seól, sóeb in sess , Metr. Dinds. iii 212.43 . a bench of rowers, the number of rowers to a bench : mad fecht imorro for imram vii. vii. sese uaidib `if it is for rowing twice seven benches of them', Skene, Chronicles of the Picts and Scots 312.12 . onad fecht imorro for imram da secht seis (leg. sess) cacha fichit taigi dibh, 313.8 . `the board thrown out from the gunwale of a boat to the strand', Ir. Gl. p. 155 . dobert Goll band feramail fora churach comma rossed dar nói sessaib i tír tírim, RC xiv 408 § 18 . tiagait . . . a tir isin n-inis for claraibh ┐ sesaibh a long, Marco P. 149 . itcondairc araile duine for seas medóin na lungu the centre bench, D IV 2, 74rb32 . seas gléimheadhóin na nGaoidhel, L. Cl. A. B. 173.36 .

(b) a beam : sessa sena senchrothi | . . . | foloingtís in tech `fine beams of mellow cream . . . kept up the house', MacCongl. 37.21 .

Fig. a key position : beire ar sheas meadhóin Midhe, Aithd. D. 15.13 .

a battle-rank : cid Lucifur, linib s.¤ | ni choemnacair ar n-amless, SR 1513 . anais . . . | i tīr Alban almaib ses (: gres(s)), ZCP xii 378.24 . a row, rank : ri dosnarbair iar sessaib | in thalmain co n-ilglessaib, SR 89 . fo gaessaib glessib cen chlith | iar sessib, iar suidigthib, 84 . secht primthuatha Cannáin cain | fallain cona fortuathaib | eter sessu na sluag soimm | dorigni hÉssu in nglé-roinn (Corr.), 5163 . support, champion : a sheas urláir iorghoile, DDána 102.46 .

óenshess, cóicshess a boat of one, of five benches : nocho ternoi ass acht oenshes nama, Ériu ii 112 § 34 . in dá cóicsess, LU 7221 . See also treṡess.

Compds. ¤chert: a sgūdada slemna seis-c[h]erta socairt[h]rēna with straight thwarts, ML² 651 . ¤gal: s. na n-ethar cá n-imram the creaking noise made by the rowing benches, TTr. 1418 .