séla

Cite this: eDIL s.v. séla or dil.ie/37022

Forms: selaib, séuluigheadh

n m.(Early Eng. sele) d pl. selaib, ZCP vi 280.x . Also with dental ending: g pl. séuluigheadh, Rev. v 2 .

(a) in abstr. sense, a sign, mark, brand, indication, confirmation ; in concr. sense, a seal, a signet : da-ordaig Dia in t-ainm-si do chur mar sh.¤ er a fhírinde, PH 7630 . do bregnaid se s.¤ Dé, 7627 (of one who swears a false oath). díon gach laoi d'aicme Éabha, | séala ar gcairte ar ndlaoi dhíona, Aithd. D. 88.9 . tré thaom Éabha rob iomdha | séala ar thaobh an Tighearna, Dán Dé xx 34 . buail séala ar mh'annsa, DDána 90.23 (`seal my love', Ir. Monthly 1920, 54 ). Gall, a Eoghain, it aghaidh | má thug séala a Sagsanaibh `if a Gall produce a sealed charter from the Saxons', Aithd. D. 30.31 . léim fa ghaoibh géara dod ghuin | séala dhaoibh ar do dhúthaigh, 30.33 . ruc ar claidhem . . . ┐ mar do rainic cuge adubairt re F. `Acso sela do bháis' `behold the seal of thy death', Fier. 59 . bean as lugha do lean Éabha | bean chura séala ar síodh, PBocht 9.8 . do maith tú an aithne d'Éabha | séala an mhaithmhe crú an chíogha, 21.17 . imda sela ar dhul Donnchaid | grian gan tes tuar gan turad, O'Gr. Cat. 381.19 . ranacc-sa innti arson tsela on tsabhdáin acam, Maund. 77 . ag tabhairt ts.¤ ar ndrochbheatha dhúinn leis na heasslaintibhsin (advertising us of our evil life), Carswell 157.16 . leabhar . . . do daingnigheadh ré seacht séula, Rev. v 1 . cuiriss a letrecha ┐ a aithne co n-a shēla mōr go priōir Loreto, Fl. Earls 142.17 . cuir mise mar shéala ar do chroidhe (ut signaculum), TSh. 2199 . Cailbhin air ar cuiredh seula dhiarann derg, Luc. Fid. 60.2 . do shéula, do bhráisléid ┐ do bhata, Gen. xxxviii 18 . Of coinage, a stamp: s.¤ nua do bhu[a]ladh air, Mac Aingil 305.4 .

Of a scar: rucc bél na cneidhe chum a chéile ┐ ticc sele fuirre ┐ do bi slan, ITS xvi 42.14 = vulnus labium suum cepit colligere, et accepta cute, cicatrix apparuit, V. SS. Hib. ii 47.28 .

fa shéla(ib) sealed, ratified, assured : a clú ósin fa shéla, BNnÉ 213 § 79 . a theas ghráidh ['s a shíodh] fa shéala | do dháil do shíol Éabha uaidh, DDána 31.17 . litreacha fo selaib, ZCP vi 280.x . críoch Bhanbha id sheilbh fa shéula, L. Cl. A. B. 89.49 . atá sí fo shéala ó shin | an bhreath-soin bheóil an impir, TD 15.38 .

(b) a trace : atáid sonna bhar séala, Ériu i 16.3 (to a ruined dwelling). na s.¤ atciu ar leirg Laithrigh, Prolegomena 28 n. 1 . a chuairt laoi go Baile Í Bhruin | a shéala ann do fhágaibh, Aithd. D. 21.26 .