sesc, seisc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. sesc, seisc or dil.ie/37276

Forms: sescai

adj o, ā and i

I dry, barren, unproductive : sescai gl. effoetas (oues), Ml. 100b19 . oc cairchaib sescaib . . . ocnaib mliuchtaib `with barren ewes . . . with the milch (ewes)', 100b15 . ói .i. caora, unde dicitur oisc .i. ōi seisc (ṡeisc, v.l.), Corm. Y 999 . ni aile nach seisc urrainn la feine .i. nocha ndlighann in tí bís sesc gan tochus gan innracus . . . `no unproductive person merits a share', Laws iv 386.14 Comm . na muca sesca, i 234.20 Comm . a mbad soírem na mban ┐ a mbad seisc dind folud, LU 5608 . bean uasal . . . do bhí sí aimrid nó seasg seal d'á haimsir, Eochairsg. 89.6 . d'iarraidh sleachta don lánamhain sin do bhí seasc i bhfad da n-aimsir, Keat. iii 4046 . bí an ghaoth adtuaidh seasg aimrid éadtoirtheach, TSh. 10722 . a mbeirionn gach áon díobh cúpla, ┐ nach bí áon cháora sheisg na measg, Cantic. iv 2 . ní theilgfidh éinní a nóga, ní mó bhéid seasc ann thfearann, Exod. xxiii 26 . aimrid, díosg, seasg, `barren', Eg. Gl. 22 . 'sa leigean chlisde deursgnach nár ghnathach seasg, 23 I 26, 188.6 . As adv.: ní gnáth siubhlach síor go seisg `barren of result', O'Gr. Cat. 482.7 .

? To this: oen suide flsc (sic) (oensuidiu seisc, oensuide sesc, v.ll.) domidsesc, Ériu ii 3.7 .

II As subst. a dry cow : ma atloat gaibter a sesci no a mblichta, Laws ii 120.10 Comm . do bhenamur . . . [a] trí dhīobh .i. dā bha boinni ┐ seisc. Marbhsum in seisc, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 22.2 - 3 . ? To this: leth gille fri mucca sceo sesctha (? leg. sesca) iar mbreith, ┐ trian ria mbreith, Laws i 276.21 Comm .

Compd. ¤ṡlabrae dry stock : e(i)rrech di ṡe(i)scṡlabrai i ndíthrub requisitioning of dry stock, Críth Gabl. 562 . im sisc- slabra anindle (sic leg.), im eocha, Laws i 184.13 (glossed: na dairt ┐ na dartada, no na colpacha ┐ na samasce, 190.3 ). anindle ech ┐ siscc[ṡ]labra . . . ni tuillet acht set ina muin la aithgin, v 404.26 .