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Cite this: eDIL s.v. sicne or dil.ie/37439
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: seicne

n later seicne io, m. In later lang. also with dental infl. in pl. IGT Decl. § 2.27 .

(a) the peritoneum : `seicin the membrane that covers the guts; hence madhm seicne a rupture', O'R. s.¤ an inathair, O'Curry 305 ( H 3.18, p. 167 ). in duine aga mbrisinn s.¤ no les no ae, Irish Texts v 3.1 . is eslainti sin ina mbrisind in s.¤ le nabur sifacc `in which [that part of] the peritoneum called siphac breaks', Rosa Angl. 236.2 . nescoid uisgiamail arin s.¤ , 174.6 .

(b) skull, cranium : `seicín, seicne the skull or brain pan', P. O'C. gur bhuail 'na bhaitheas é, gur briseadh a sheicne `brain-pan', Keat. ii 3133 .

(c) more generally, a covering (?): ní bhrisfeadh s.¤ sróil nduinn | ag buing litre óir ar eing, IGT Decl. ex. 143 . Of a wound : da mbia in sicne arna togail suas, cuir suil t'ordoigi ris da turnum, Irish Texts v 4.13 . See also cneidṡicne.

? ro shiachtastur a luirgfhearsad cheannt[rom] chatha dā fritheōlamh isna seicneadhuibh sēitreacha searbhróna do ficheadh do chēin, Cath MT 501 . ? To this: aes cach dana dichedal | siabra dotru (?) saibsicne, Ériu viii 18.25 (`signs to lead you astray (?)').