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520 SEIÐR -- SEKR.

seiðinn (seiðit Ed. wrongly), Fas. iii. 319: seiðis-hús, the house where the spell was worked. Fas. iii. 166, v.l.; in Yngl. S. ch. 7 the charm of 'seidr' is attributed to Odin; Óðinn kunni þá íþrótt, er mestr máttr fylgdi, ok framði sjálfr, er seiðr heitir, en af því mátti hann vita örlög manna ok úorðna hluti, svá ok at göra mönnum bana eðr úhamingju eða vanheilindi, svá ok at taka frá mönnum vit eðr afl ok gefa öðrum, en þessi fjölkyngi, er framið er, fylgir svá mikil ergi, at eigi þótti karlmönnum skammlaust við at fara, ok var gyðjunum kennd sú íþrótt, Yngl. S. ch. 7; as to the rites and ceremonies of the 'seidr' see esp. the interesting account in Þorf. Karl. S. ch. 3, compared with that in Vd. ch. 10 and Örvar Odds S. ch. 2 and 3; even the old poem Völuspá is framed as a song delivered by a prophetess working a spell. The witch scene in Macbeth is an echo of the ancient 'seidr' as it survived in tradition in Shakespeare's time, though the devilry and the cauldron are later additions.

seiðr, m. [Norse sei], the gadus virens, a kind of fish, L., Edda (Gl.),Lex. Poët.; hence the mod. seiði, a fry; vara-seiði, the fry or young of fish.

seið-skratti, a, m. a wizard, Gísl. 18.

seiðsla, u, f. = seiðr, Fas. iii. 319.

seið-staðr, m. the place where a spell is worked; þar fannsk kinga ok s. mikil, Ld. 328.

seið-stafr, m. an enchanters wand, Ld. 328, v.l.

seið-villa, u, f. spells to counteract witchcraft; rísta seiðvillur, Fas. iii. 319.

seigildi, n. a tough substance, a knot.

seigja, u, f. toughness.

seigla, u, f. toughness, difficulty.

SEIGR, adj. [Dan. seig], tough; seigu leiri, Sks. 416; seigr í sinum, Flóv. 27, Karl. 475; seig bönd, Hom. 124. 2. metaph. tough, stubborn; seigr á sitt mál, Fms. x. 300: difficult, þat mun veita seigt, ii. 118; seigt er svöngum at skruma, Fb. i. 211; þat er seigt at segja, Fms. vi. 376.

SEIL, f. [a Goth. form sail is assumed from sailjan = GREEK, Mark ii. 4; A.S. Sæl; Germ. seil] :-- a string, line, esp. in Icel. used of a line on which fishermen string their catch of fish and trail them behind the boat; the word is rare in old writers, koma á seil e-m, to be carried along by one, Þd. 9; rás seil, Merl. 2. 12; seil grundar, 'earth-thong,' a snake, Lex. Poët.; seilar sól, a shield; þrym-seil, id.

seila, u, f. a hollow, Björn: a local name.

seilask, d, dep. to stretch out one's hands as high or as far as one can reach; þótti mér svá löng höndin á mér, atek þóttumk s. upp á bjargit, Þorst. Síðu H. 178; Þórr seildisk svá langt upp sem hann mátti lengst, Edda 33; hann bað Þorfinn þá s. í móti djáknanum, Orkn. 112; Kormakr seildisk til ok hjó, Korm. 142, Ísl. ii. 269; s. til sverðsins, Fms. viii. 332. 2. metaph. to seek far for a thing; skal ekki seilask til nafns, Fs. 23; s. til sæmdar í hendr e-m, Boll. 338; s. til e-s,to covet, 655 xxix. 6 :-- s. á e-t, to encroach on; s. á Guðs rétt, ok heilagrar kirkju, Bs, i. 741, Fb. ii. 261; hence, á-sælast, id.

seiling, f. a stretching up the hands; in Icel. the height of a person stretching his hand up is called seiling, það er seiling mín, or það er seilingar-hæð, það er seiling upp undir loptið, and the like. 2. metaph. a seeking from far; er þat honum nauðsyn en eigi seiling, it is a necessity, and not his own seeking, Hrafn, 16.

SEIMR, m. [síma], a wire or string; draga seiminn, to drawl out one's words, i.e. talk with a canting voice. II. riches; en hvorki gull né seim, Pass. 36. 5; bjartan seim, Fb. ii. 523 (in a verse); rautt gull er s., Þjal.; seims ok hnossa, Edda (Ht.); seima-þollr, seim-skerðir, seima-slöngvir, seim-brjótr, seim-örr, seim-stafr, seim-týnir, seim-þverrir, etc. are epithets of a lordly man, lavish of gold, Lex. Poët. III. a honeycomb, prop. 'honey-texture' (cp. Germ. wabe from weben = to weave]; hón rétti fram höndina ok tók upp seiminn, Stj. 210; sætari en hunang eða s., Bs. i. 103; sætligan seim, 240; hunanglegr s., Th. 77; hunangs-s., q.v.

sein, n. a delay; nú var eigi sein á (seinat?) konungi til mótsins, the king did not wait for him, Fms. vi. 239: the saying, ein stund verðr opt at seinum, one hour may make it too late, Harms. 41; aldri læt ek at munni sein, Mkv. 24; frið-sein, lack of peace, disturbance, Þd. 9.

seina, að, [Ulf. sainjan = GREEK; Germ. sehnen, but only in a metaph. sense] :-- to delay, slacken; skynda skal hverr sem einn at snúask til Guðs meðan hann má, at eigi seini hann, lest he be too late, Hom. 13: seina e-u, to delay; verðr mein ef því seinum, Leiðarv. 39: s. at hróðri, to lag with his verses, Orkn. (in a verse). 2. esp. in the part. seinat, too late, mun nú eigi um seinat at flýja, Fms. viii. 162; of seinat hefir þú at segja, thou hast delayed too long. Fas. i. 196; ok er þó of seinat, Ld. 144, Fms. ii. 195; svá at eigi verði seinat, lest it be too late, xi. 114; seinat er nú, systir, at samna Niflungum, Akv. 17.

sein-búinn, part. 'late-boun,' slow in getting ready, Fms. ix, 304.

sein-fyrndr, part. long-lived, lasting, Edda (in a verse).

sein-færr, adj. slow, Grett. 90 A, Fms. xi. 434; brú var á, ok var seinfært yfir, it took a long time to pass, Sturl. iii. 24.

sein-görr, adj. 'slow-made,' slow-growing; hann var s. maðr í uppvexti, Sturl. iii, 122; opp. to bráðgörr.

sein-heppiligr, adj. slow, dull-looking, Fms. vi. 204.

seinka, að, to delay, slacken, Ísl. ii. 217: with acc., s. gönguna, Rb. 106; s. e-t mál, to put a case off, Fms. i. 74: with dat., and so in mod. usage, seinka e-u, Ísl. ii. 217, Gísl. 121. II. reflex. to be delayed; þótti seinkask um kvámu hans, Fms. ii. 72, xi. 70; mjök þótti seinkask atlagan, vii. 259; þá er seinkaðisk um svörin, MS. 623. 16.

seinkan, f. a hindrance, delay, Eg. 546, Bs. i. 482.

sein-látr, adj. slow, dull of motion, Bs. i. 795; opp. to bráð-látr.

sein-liga, adv. slowly; taka s. undir e-t, or taka e-u s., indifferently, Nj. 217, Fms. i. 74.

sein-ligr, adj. slow, dull; Oddr var eldsætr ok s., Landn. 235; s. í viðbragði, Grett. 90; Sighvatr þótti heldr s. fyrst í æskunni, Fb. iii. 243; hann beiddi hann liðveizlu, Hálfdán var hinn seinligasti, H. was slow, unwilling, Sturl. iii. 16.

sein-læti, n. slowness, dulness, sluggishness.

sein-mæltr, adj. slow-speaking.

SEINN, adj., compar. seinni, superl. seinst, seinstr, mod. seinastr, and so in Fb. i. 74, Orkn. 402; in mod. usage compar. seinni, but superl. seinastr; [A.S. sæne; mid. H.G. seine; Swed. sen; Dan. seen; Lat. segnis] :-- slow, slack, opp. to fljótr; seinn á fæti, Fms. vii. 169; hann er seinn, Rb. 358; ertú seinn mjök á slíkum sögum, Fs. 69: gramm., samstöfur seinar eðr skjótar, Edda 123, passim in old and mod. usage. 2. neut. as adverb; fara seint, to go at a slow pace, Nj. 197; maðr ríðr, ok eigi seint, Ísl. ii. 335; gengr þat seinna en sól, Rb. 108; kemsk þó seinna fari = 'festina lente,' Nj. 68; hann söng seint ok skynsamlega, Bs. i. 74. II. temp. late, slow; förum til skipa ok verðum eigi of seinir, Fms. ii. 300; hann varð s. frá heimboðinu, Gullþ. 68; verða seinni, to be behind, Nj. 28. 2. neut., honum þótti þeim seint verða, Fms, ii. 82; runnu þeir allir, ok varð Þorsteinn seinstr, the last, i. 72; þat var seinst skipa Hákonar, the hindermost, vii. 289; at seinstum kosti, at the very last, D.N. iii. 39; Sveinn varð seinst búinn, Orkn. 402; sóttisk þeim seint, Nj. 8, Fs. 71; Hallfreði þótti þeim seint verða, 100; svá margan mann at seint er at telja, Fas. i. 498; þar varð seinst (last) albygt, Landn. 276; á máuaðar fresti et seinsta, at the last, not later than that, Grág. ii. 205: seint ok seint, bit by bit, Stj. 11; komsk þat seinst (hindermost) út, Hkr. iii. 144; lauksk seint (slowly) um hag hennar, Sturl. i. 199; hafa margir menn þess seint (i.e. never) bætr beðit, Fms. ix. 427; seint er um langan veg at spyrja tíðenda, Edda 30; taka e-u seint, slowly, coolly, Hkr. i. 191, Fs. 155; hann leit seint til þeirra, Edda 30.

sein-talaðr, part. slow-spoken, Stj. 260.

sein-þreyttr, part. long-suffering, Nj. 90, Fms. vi. 371; s. til reiði.

seizla, qs. seiðsla = seiðr, Fas. iii. 319.

sekð, f., see sekt. sekð-fé, n. = sektarfé, Nj. 110.

sekja, ð or t, also spelt sekkja, to fine, sentence to a fine. 2. to sentence to outlawry; sá er hann (acc.) sekði, Grág. i. 81; þeir menn er þeir hafa sekta, 94, Fbr. (in a verse). II. reflex. to be liable to a penalty; sekisk sex aurum við biskup, K.Á. 22; goðinn seksk ef hann getr engi til at nefna féráns-dóm, Grág. i. 95; þá sekjask þeir þrem aurum við erendreka konungs, N.G.L. i. 7, 20, 101, 251; seksk hann eigi fyrir þat er hann kvángaðisk, 656 A. ii. 17; þá er sem hann hafi einn sekðan hann, Grág. (Kb.) i. 110; sá maðr er sekðan hefir hann, 111; þat er hann sekði hann breksekð, id.

sekka, t, to pack up; sekka vöru, Nj. 259: mod. sekkja, in the phrase, sekkja skapi sínu, to shut up (i.e. suppress) one's indignation.

SEKKR, m., gen. sekkjar, Stj. 214; pl. sekkar; but mod. sekkir, also Stj. 214, Nj. 134, l. 2 from bottom: [a word common to all Indo-Germanic languages] :-- a sack, bag; s. er ílát, Skálda 168; þeir höfðu með sér sekka, Blas. 45; but acc. sekki, Stj. 217; í sekkunum, 215; sekkjar munnr, 214; þeir báru milli sín sekk, Ó.H. 135; sekkr manns heitir byrðr þær er einn fetill er í, N.G.L. i. 349. 2. a package, trunk, in a merchant ship; gefa alin af sekk hverjum, Sturl. i. 222; þeir tóku sekka nokkura ór búlkanum ... fóru nú aðrir sekkar á hann ofan þeir er léttari vóru ... sekkir tveir lágu þar hjá búlkanum, Nj. 134: hence sekkja-gjald, n. a 'trunk-tax,' a tax payable to the king of Norway by Icel. ships; this tax is first mentioned in deeds of the 14th century, N.G.L. iii. 180, 215-218 (deeds of 1360 and 1383), D.N. ii. 514.

SEKR, adj.; in this word in old vellums a j appears after the k and before a vowel, whence also came the old change of the root vowel; thus, sekjan, sekjum, sekjar; in later vellums this j is dropped, sekan, sekum, etc.: [from sök] :-- prop. sentenced, to pay in money or person: esp. of a fine, mulcted, verðr hann sekr um þat þremr, sex mörkum, Grág. i. 37, 296, 363, 375; þá eru þeir sekir fimtán mörkum, N.G.L. i. 21, 359 (else the Grág. has útlagr, q.v.) II. in Icel. law, convicted, outlawed, condemned to the lesser or greater outlawry; nú verðr maðr sekr at sátt, en þá verðr maðr sekr at sátt, er hann handsalar sekt sína, Grág. (Kb.) ch. 60; sekr skógar-maðr, sekr fjörbaugs-maðr, Grág.; til ek hann eiga at verða um þá sök sekjan skógarmann, prop. = a convicted woodman, Nj. 110: maðr hafði sekr orðit um þræls morð eðr leysings, Íb. 6; but also used singly, ins sekja manns, the outlaws, Grág. i. 360; Gísli verðr sekr, Gísl. 39; verða sekr um víg, Nj. 88, Grett.,