senchas, senchus

Cite this: eDIL s.v. senchas, senchus or dil.ie/37124

n (senchae + abstract suffix -as, Ériu xlvi 9 ) u,m. Later also o,m.

(a) old tales, ancient history, tradition : cani mebuir lib in s.¤ so, Wb. 20a5 . nistuirmi recht ach a s.¤ som `the Law records them not, but his own tradition', 30c17 . scéla et senchaissi et forbandi, 31b25a . senchassa rechta adfiadat saibapstil, 28c23 . nosmoidet i scéláib et senchassaib recto et geintlecte, 31b14 . do scélaib et senchassib fetarlice, 30d10 . ba h-airdirc in moltach mas, | feib sontar trīasin s.¤ , ScM² § 22b . sechem senchusa (senchais, v.l.) `following ancient lore', Tec. Corm. § 3.11 . conid ed ármit eólaig in tsenchassa (i.e. the Togail Bruidne Dá Derga), LU 7038 . do cloistin a bríathar ┐ a senchasa `to hear his words and his stories', Ériu iv 128.14 . iss ed sin indisitt na senchusa naema `the holy ancient writings', BColm. 106.3 . ana fuair o sencassaib na littre from literary tradition, ZCP ii 321.19 . ár ba he in senchass gentlidi this was the heathen tradition (almost in the sense of belief), TTr. 1807 ( LL 241a19 ). senchus na n-Iruath in sin `so much for the history of the Herods', PH 6964 . atbert . . . A. fria Maicedonaib tré s.¤ a curad reimthechtach, Alex. 220 . nidad derba scela ┐ senchusa Fher n-Erenn, MacCarthy 280 § d . ata sunn senchus nāch sūaill | do rígh Eassa roghloin Rūaidh, | gach ní dlighes, ní dúaithnid | is ṡires ó phrīomhthūathaib, ZCP viii 115 § 1 . suim senchusa Gaoidhil Grég | tá san Tulaighsi i gcoimhéd, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 125.49 . ón ló loisgfidhear do lár | . . . | . . . | do sheanchas ní fhuil agam, DDána 50.22 . ro chain in rig filid ocus in sai senchais, Cog. 54.15 . ollam h. Fiachrach Muaide, sai senchasa ┐ scelaigechta, Ann. Conn. 1301.4 . As evidence in law: seanchas .i. ria mbliadhain, fiadnaise .i. iar mbliadhain, O'C. 1453 ( H. 3.18, p. 648a ).

(b) genealogy : aithioch nó fer gan senchus, Triads p. 38 § 84 . doronsat a sloindedh ┐ a seancus doib, BB 238b21 . ó dho innisis damh do sheanchas, Desid. 785 . . . . cionnus budh fhéidir seanchus aon duine do bhreith go hÁdhamh, Keat. i 90.y . diarradar so a seanchus a measg na muintire do háir- mheadh tré na nginealach, Neh. vii 64 .

(c) traditional law : Cormac . . . ┐ Cairbre Liffieachair ┐ Fithil ro chuirset fírbretha ┐ senchus artus, RC xliii 8 § 2 . Senchus Mor, title of a collection of law tracts, Laws i 2 ff . Senchus mor do scribunn, AU i 6.13 . is amlaid tiagur ar dlighedh an tseancasa dfis eolus cacha caingne, Laws i 32.6 Comm .