seirbís

Cite this: eDIL s.v. seirbís or dil.ie/36950
Last Revised: 2019

n f.(AN loan-word, Risk 634 )

(a) the service (of God, of a ruler): a serbis na banrigna, ALC ii 480.4 . ro thingheall . . . fognomh frichnamach ┐ seruīss sīrraidhi . . . do dēnom do Muire, Fl. Earls 146.15 . senridire . . . buī a seirbhīss rīgh na Spāinne, 54.1 . beannacht go seirbhís ┐ go nguidhe go Toirrdhealbhach (= cum servitio et orationibus—salutation in a letter), Keat. iii 52 . baí na chaptin . . . ag dénamh seirbhísi don bhainríoghain, AFM vi 2092.12 . génmotha Domhnall . . . ro thogh an Iustis hi serbís do fein, v 1686.11 .

(b) service, ministration, piece of work; profit, advantage: do thionnsccain s.¤ do denamh do Brenainn, BNnÉ 57 § 65 (the original has obsequium = osaic washing of feet, Plummer MS. notes). nír fed si an tserbis so (obsequium), Smaointe B. Chr. 4411 . is í cét sheirbhis do roinnedh leó .i. Shúineord do chreachadh, Rel. Celt. ii 180.2 . is boill . . . noch doni serbis don corp uili, Irish Texts i 49.z . créad an tsheirbhís nó an sólás do Ghrádh Dé tusa do bheith balbh?, Desid. 3117 . dochuir [Dia] aingiol . . . do dhénamh seirbhísi dhuit, Mac Aingil 36.17 . gan én-ní seirbhīsi do dhēnamh unprofitably, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 30.25 . (military) service: aon mhac Saxanaigh ba luaimnighe láin aisttrighe ┐ bá huaisle aithesaighe ┐ as mó lér éirigh do shén serbhisi inā . . . `who had been more successful in his services', AFM v 1736.2 . do gheall go ndioghnadh serbhīs i gCōigeadh Uladh dā bhfaghadh costas dona soighdeóiribh, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 40.5 . go dhfaiceadh (sic) se serbhís na cristaidhi (┐) ina n-eclasaibh fen, Maund. 268 . cinnus doníter seruís do Día in bur tírsi?, 123 .

(c) a church service : 'ar radha na seirbísi doibh, BNnÉ 60 § 79 . d'estecht serbísi, Études Celt. i 82.20 . s.¤ Dé fá dhíon bfionn-chraob, O'Gr. Cat. 374.28 . seiruíss Dé go sīrraidhe for gach n-altōir dīop, Fl. Earls 72.5 . seruīs Dē . . . issin egluiss, 174.z .

As quasi-vn.: ag seirbhís do Dhia, SG 16.27 . ro gabh ag frithálamh ... ┐ ag serbís go sírumal [dona] seanórachaibh 'she began...to serve the elders with constant humility', Ev.Inf. (LFF) 173 § 25 . ag frithalamh ┐ ac serbhís co humhal anorach . . . da siair, Smaointe B. Chr. 427 . ag seirbhís do na céadfadhoibh, Desid. 3127 .

? taisbéanuim mo phaiteinsi féin | do lucht séirbhisi, TD 22.7 (seems to refer to tax collectors).