serrach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. serrach or dil.ie/37265

(2 serr)

I As adj. o, ā spirited, mettlesome, lively, unstable : s.¤ .i. serr cach nuallach ┐ cach nogla. inde dicitur serrech leam .i. ogla leam, Thr. Ir. Gl. 41 . nó gur mhúsclais go searach sásta `stirringly' (Glossary), Ó Bruad. iii 42.7 .

II As subst. o, m., IGT Decl. § 17.21 . a colt, a foal; any young animal (?): s.¤ .i. serr gach n-ūachall, cach n-ogla. Inde dicitur: serr cech n-ōgdamh. Nō s.¤ .i. seir-ech .i. i ndīaid a māthor bīs, Corm. Y 1161 (= Thr. Ir. Gl. 41 ). s.¤ no gercach gl. pullus, Ir. Gl. 494 . láir . . . trogais dí lurchuire (.i. dá s.¤ [H]), LU 10588 . baicc do echaib acht serrchu, is comand do suidiub, Laws ii 118.9 Comm . searruid firinne laisna eachaib, 376.y Comm . in lair . . .; trian ar scath a colla, . . . trian ar scath a serraigh `in consideration of her foal', Laws iii 372.y Comm . lesug[ad] a serraigh isin sīne `the feeding of her foal', 378.12 Comm . corop suntaich ar sen-eich, corop séitrig ar serraig, CRR 6 . amhail teaghad each lair re na searrcha, TBC-LL¹ p. 889 n. 4 (= rena serrgraig, text). a gingobaiph . . . na n-ech . . . ┐ na s.¤ , CCath. 4958 . an t-ech, fós, nach faghaibh sbuir | do cur uirri a n-áis tserruig, Ériu iv 214 § 12 . co subach dubach amail f[h]er-serraigh, ML² 1944 . céid-sh.¤ gach aon lára (as a due), Misc. Hag. Hib. 113 § 38 . bromach, searrach, Eg. Gl. 55 . searrach seang ag bleith a béalbhaigh, DDána 111.20 . s.¤ agam d'éis a riagaid, IGT Verbs ex. 736 . searrach léimneach `prancing charger', Ó Bruad. i 60.13 . gach en chéd-shearrach assail, Exodus xiii 13 . By transf. of children: ní háil liom sean-bhean mar mhnaoi, | máthair chúig searrach nó sé, Dánfhocail 71 . is nár bhur n-iomad gan sioraig gan síolrach, Midnight court 103 ( ZCP v 207 ). `searrach the common name for a foal, young colt or filly; also flighty, timid', P. O'C.