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From Old Irish sét (object of value; ornament, jewel); doublet of séad (chattels) and cognate with Scottish Gaelic seud.


seoid f (genitive singular seoide, nominative plural seoda)

  1. jewel, gem
  2. (in a negative sentence) nothing at all
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 194:
      Ní dubhairt an mháthair seóid ach : « Tá go maith, a inghean ó ».
      The mother said nothing at all but, “That is well, daughter.”



seoid m

  1. genitive singular of seod


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
seoid sheoid
after an, tseoid
not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • 2 sét” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “seoid” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 636.
  • "seoid" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “seoid” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “seoid” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “seoid” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.