sessam

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n (vn. of sissidir ZCP xxviii 260 ). Pedersen Vgl. Gr. § 824 . o, m.

(a) the act of standing, standing posture : eter foss nō utmailli eter suide nō ṡessam, Thes. ii 300.1 ( Hy. I ). gur eirigh crioth . . . a gcosa an ḟir mhóir risan sírṡesamh, RC xxix 130 § 40 . na tri .l. inda sesam `the three fifties standing', Mon. Tall. 129.13 . ro bátár in tslúaig inna seseom ┐ a scéith fora cennaib, LU 5888 (TBC, H). a' t-conncatar in ríg 'na sh.¤ , MU² 231 . ┐ se i n-a shessom for lár in rig-thige, PH 623 . roeirigh ina shesum ar lar in prisun, ZCP vi 287.10 . stop, standstill : sercc as sesamh ar gach nech, | iomat dál ┐ drochbhreth decline and standstill on everything, Irish Texts iv 87 § 2 .

(b) the act of standing by, defending; standing fast : ag sesamh a hucht a bprionnsa, AFM vi 2076.z . ag seasamh a ndúthcha `defending their country', Rel. Celt. ii 206.32 . ag seasamh a posda fein, 198.13 . nach rachdaois do sheasamh an mhíghníomha `they would not go to defend the evil deed', Keat. iii 4998 . mó dhlighfinn mh'fhiacha do dhíol | seasamh córa d'fhuil mo ríogh, Content. vi 273 . leithsgéul sonn re sesamh t'fhiach | a ghaoil curadh chlann Iliach, L. Cl. A. B. 163.45 . dealbhaid mar ṡeasamh dá spairnn | caoire ris nach gabhdaois airm `resource', Content. v 176 . crann seasuimh síthe, 23 G 24, 394.17 . ag sesamh a chiort fein air fa Iarrlacht Rois defending his own right against him in the matter of the Earldom of Ross, Rel. Celt. ii 160.31 . an tiomchel a bferann féin ga s.¤ ar namhuid, 202.36 .

(c) making a stand, resisting, holding out; resistance : an tan do mhothaigh Eoghan mac Néill . . . sesamh sírdhéinmhach chlann na gColla ina chertaghaidh, L. Cl. A. B. 10.1 . déana . . . seasamh ro-láidir a n-aghoidh antola do cholna, Desid. 4814 . riú bhaineas bríogh ar seasaimh | is iad airm ar n-imreasain `on them rests my confidence', Content. xviii 31 . gan seasamh ar sheanchas chlaon, xvi 65 . do ghéabhthair sonn seasamh rut | i gceardaibh fis na bhfealmac `you shall here find resistance', xxii 22 . ro an ina certsesam fris `he opposed him firmly', Stair Erc. 350 . s.¤ . . . i n- standing upon, supporting : seasamh i n-aighneas éagcáir making a stand in an unjust cause, Content. x 11 . s.¤ maith perseverance : guidh Dia . . . fá sheasamh mhaith do thabhairt duit, Desid. 4769 .

See 1 sesta.