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Cite this: eDIL s.v. dér or dil.ie/15536
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: deór, déire, deór, déir, déor, dére, dǽr

n o, n. in O.Ir. (see Thurn., KZ xlviii 66 ), later ā, f.; late Mid. Ir. and Mod. Ir. also deór, IGT Decl. § 39 . g s. déire, ex. 1120 . g p. deór, ex. 1081 .

(a) tear: Fithir ro feg fora siair | ropo mithig d.¤ na diaid 'twas seasonable to shed a tear, LL 375a44 . a s. fri déir , Leb. Gab.(i) 264 n. 2 . d s. airchisis C. do déor Chathbad, CRR 3 . damhna datha ar dheóir, TD 25.23 . g s. deóir, LL iii 20205 , Ériu xxii 182 . fand . . . ainm na dére , LU 3376 ( SCC § 17 ). pl. robtar lugu na dǽr the tears were fewer, Ml. 23a13 . dera fola ro teilcset oc scarad fri Temraig, LU 4385 . cíís déra folcmara, CRR 3 . doní mo deora duba (: feola), ACL iii 216 § 8 . rogab for telgud a d.¤ , LL 376a15 . frosa d.¤ ndichra, TTr.² 1577 . co ndéraib troma, PH 6443 . With téit: ag dul ar dheóruibh weeping , L. Cl. A. B. 74.98 . do rachadh ar dhéaraibh dhamh would cause me to weep, DDána 6.15 .

(b) In general, drop of any liquid: blas na ndéar meala 'the flavour of drops of honey', Giolla Brighde 228 § 15 . der .i. banne, ut est d.¤ do cuaich, O'Dav. 668 . en-deor d'usci an topair, Aisl. Tond. 136.z . deór bheag uisge, TSh. 6252 . deora poipin (i.e. opium, poppy-juice). 24 P 32, 290.16 . fín gan deóir ndesgadh na díaigh, IGT Decl. ex. 390 . Fig. am d.¤ gréne a sun-drop (i.e. dew-drop?), IT iii 61 § 123 . am der greine, Leb. Gab.(i) 264.2 (with gl.: as comghlan me fri déir re grein). As n.pr. f. Der gréine, SG 257.15 . In complimentary epithets: déar aille d'ḟuil na n-iarladh, TD 23.18 . gach fine dhíobh mar dhéir n-aille, 16.49 . a dhéar díleanda ó Bhóinn Bhreagh, 2.55 . der dilinne an eoil oirrdirc, ZCP ii 350.11 .

Compds. ¤choí: déarchaoi weeping , DDána 46.40 . ¤chuma: damhna déarchumhaidh, 65.1 . ¤gairthe: a réalta is déarghoirthe dath (to a sword), TD 33.1 . ¤guba: oc toirse ┐ occ derghubha, BNnÉ 318.9 .