1 secht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 secht or dil.ie/36788

indecl. num. adj. Nasalizes follg. initial.

seven : s.¤ quasi sept, ab eo quod est septim , Corm. Y 1143 . it s.¤ cét gl. DCC, Thes. ii 29.33 ( Bcr. 42c2 ). co cend s.¤ lathi na sechtmaine, CRR 53 .

I As adj.: s.¤ maicc Cathboth, Thes. ii 240.17 (Ardm.). it s.¤ ṅ-ocht gl. septies octoni, ib. 20.36 ( Bcr. 33a5 ). tír dá s.¤ cumal, Críth Gabl. 153 . céssad s.¤ mbráthre, Fél. July 10 . s.¤ n-aisli . . . seacht ndēalt, Corm. Y 447 (p. 38.6 - 7 ). Every article in the Heptads begins: ataid secht n- . . . e.g. atait s.¤ ratha la Feine, Laws v 224.1 . atait s.¤ ngialla giallaither la Feine, 216.17 . don athgabail a mbia s.¤ cumulu déc `the distress in which there are seventeen `cumhals', i 224.3 Comm . deich ríg ar s.¤ fictib ríg, LU 6527 . ní thuar sibh na seacht dtighe `the Seven Mansions', Aithd. D. 56.20 . isna s.¤ n-eladhnaibh . . . saera, St. Ercuil 970 . anmanna . . . na seacht Sácramuinteadh ┐ na seacht bpeacaidheadh marbhtha, Donlevy vi 6 .

Probably this number had some magical significance: secht ndoruis isin bruidin ┐ secht sligeda trethe ┐ secht tellaige indi ┐ secht cori, Sc.M² 1 . secht meóir cechtar a dá choss, TBC 1371 . secht meic imleasan i rīgrosc Con C., TBC² 2611 .

seven times : uisci co .uii. tes na tene seven times as hot, RC xxiv 374.18 . cérba tróm in tóisech, i[s] sechttruma in dédenach, Aisl. MC 61.16 . nem uar aigreta . . . as glaisiu cach ligdath, as sechtuairiu snecta, Ériu ii 110 § 27 . mo shoi- ghníomh . . . | gomadh seacht gcoimhlíon é is m'olc, DDána 42.15 . múr as seacht ngloine ná grian, Dán Dé xxvii 20 .

fo s.¤ seven times : acairbiu hé fo s.¤ andá tír na pían fessin, LU 2221 ( FA 29 ). maircc aga mbeitt na táille | . . . maircc fo ṡeacht . . . don tí . . ., Ir. Texts iv 189 § 21 . é fēin do nighe fá sheacht i sruth Iordáin, TSh. 1820 . rommain Gabriel gobo secht, KZ xxix 374.y .

II Used absolutely: cis lir fuillechta for suidib? A s.¤ , Críth Gabl. 317 . dligid cumail fora s.¤ | dó a díriu dán, 464 . As subst. a group of seven things, a heptad : cid dinig di inchaib neich inna .vii. sa these seven things, Críth Gabl. 307 . arná torthaiset isnaib sechtaib hi tuitet enech cáich, 303 . coir a n-airimh 'na sechtuibh, Lism. L. 3292 . oén for trí s.¤ doriacht and | . . . `one and thrice seven came thither', Met. Dinds. iii 98.25 .

? To this: cia seacht sisat sidh gan eagla | cís ní doghair oes eiscí, IT iii 62.11 = cia du i luidh fúinedh greiniu? | cia seacht siecht sith gan eccla? Leb. Gab. 264.12 (glossed: i fearonn mhaith co siothamhail, gan uamhan).

Compds. In compds. secht normally lenites, but see secht- (n)delbach below. (a) with adjj. derived from nouns, and with past participles; (b) with nouns in the singular meaning usually sevenfold , but somet. the conception seems to be plural.

(a) ¤airdech bearing seven tokens (?): cona srīan s., Aisl. MC 122.33 (`seven-pointed', Gloss.). each boccasach dubhghlas fái ┐ srían sechtairghech óir fris, Acall. 3776 v.l. (`worth seven herds', Gloss.). ¤amserach of the seven ages (?): Senach s., IT iii 53.23 (= Misc. presented to J. M. Mackay, p. 230 ). ¤blíadnach having had a reign of seven years : fa rí sona sechtblīadhnach, ZCP viii 108.18 = Ir. Texts iv 42 § 1 . ¤chéimnech seven-runged : isin árud secht-ceimnech tarfas do Iacob eter neam ┐ talam, PH 8010 . ¤chosach having seven legs or supports : oilén secht-chosach, BNnÉ 90 § 194 .

¤(n)delbach having seven forms : di thetacht in spírto secht- ndelbich sin, Thes. i 496.27 (Ardm.). triasin spirut sechtṅdel- bach, Ériu xi 105.4 (sechtdelbach, v.l.). in Spírta saér secht- delbaig, SR 7112 . la handord chiuil sechtdealbaigh `with a song of sevenfold melody', Ériu ii 128 § 95 . canaid sin céol uii. ndelbach, RC xxiv 379.30 . isin chaindelbra shecht-delbach . . . i ḟigair . . . in spiruta sechtdelbaig, PH 5528 - 9 .

¤erna- ligthe (part. of *ernalaigid, denominative of ernail q.v.): i ḟigur-sin na patri secht-ernaligthi `seven-membered petition', 8011 . ¤ḟillte sevenfold, containing or arranged in seven layers or folds : dī chūarán . . . do dondlethar sechtfhillte, Aisl. MC 9.22 . triasin sgiath sechtfillte ┐ triasin luirigh tredualaigh, Aen. 3188 . nathair suaichnid sechtfhillti, TTebe 494 . ¤ḟill- tech sevenfold : cia lín in uird sin. ní handsa. septiplex .i. uíí. filltech, LB 277a48 . lethansciath sechtfhilltech, St. Ercuil 1243 . ¤grádach containing seven orders : . . . ro-inshorcaig ind eclais secht-gradaig isin t[s]ollamain tshechtmainech-sa in Chengcaigis, PH 5530 . ¤legtha : iarann . . . sit[h]rigin sechtlegta `seven times smelted', CCath. 5243 . claidem cruaidh- gher . . . sechtleghtha, Aen. 2500 . ? ¤monach, ? ¤maínech: master of seven tricks (?) or seven treasures (?): am dún dítho- gail | amhail anscuigthe | am lia luagmar | am sen secht- monach, IT iii 53.27 = am sen .uíí. mainech, 54.17 .

(b) ¤bairgen a sevenfold loaf (?) or seven loaves (?): in t-étach budéin ar trese . . . ┐ in s. ar sechtmaidh ┐ in fled croligi ar mís, O'D. 1628 ( H. 5.15, 16a ). gan s. rēill re cobair, ZCP ix 174 § 32 . ¤chaindel: nī bāiter mo ṡ. `may my seven candles not be extinguished', Misc. presented to J. M. Mackay 230.15 (= IT iii 53.25 ). ¤chúairt sevenfold circuit : Used as pre- dicative adj. is s. in nem (?) immon talmain imacuairt `the heaven hath seven circuits round about the earth', Ériu ii 110 § 29 . ¤díabul: seachddiabal suad 'the seven-fold of a sage ' UR 22.31 . ¤dígal sevenfold vengeance : fair doberthar s., SR 1996 . Secht-ḟili npr. meic Ṡechtfilead, BB 146e7 . ¤mac one of seven sons : co mair ria gairm ngel . . . | a ainm sel mar cach s., Met. Dinds. iv 190.12 . s. robaí ac Dáire `a family of seven sons', 136.37 . rotréic sogairm na secht-macc (: acht, debide), 192.28 . ¤ord(d) `arrangement by sevens, a row of seven' (TBFr. Gloss.): ed a écosc in taige: sechtordd and, secht n-imdai ó thein co fraig . . ., TBFr. 71 . Or read secht n-ordd Éigse xviii 93-94 . ? ¤sess a boat of seven benches, seven-bencher (?): vii. vii. sese 'seven seven-benchers' Celtica viii 101-2 .