domnach

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Forms: Domnach, domnaig, domnaige

n o, m. (on Domnach n-Aíssi, Trip.² 2945 , see ITS Sub. ​xxvii § 6.7​ ). (Lat. dominicus). m. (g s. -aigh, n p. -aighi), IGT Decl. § 55 .

(a) Sunday, the Lord's day , absol. or with dia, laithe: is é cet lá na sechtmaine in d.¤ , PH 3584 . in dómnach . . . is airmitnech ic muinntir nime ┐ talman, 4653 . dia domnich, Wb. 14a1 . cāin domnaig the law of Sunday, Thes. ii 306.22 . ord in domnaig, Imr. Brain ii 284 ( LU 1217 ). celebrad domnaig, Fél. Feb. 15 . bairgen domnaigh, Laws i 106.28 Comm. na dena obair dómnaig, PH 7365 . eipistil di laithiu domnaig, Ériu ii 192 § 1 . tri úara cach (cecha, LB) domnaig, FA § 30 . gurab gacha domnaig do chaithedh C. biad, SG ii 466.22 . a n-oidche an deghdhomhnaig | attracht ar Tigerna, ZCP viii 207.1 . rígh [an] domnaigh déigheanaigh | atré don brath (i.e. Sunday preceding the day of Doom), 200.31 . i ndomnuch rogabad, Ml. 45d7 . i ndomnuch na comdála, SR 8281 . troscud do dénum i ndómnach, PH 4933 . boí dá D. forsin topur-sin, Trip.² 1263 . na domnaige (pl.), PH 4932 . cúimnig na dómnaige do naemad, 7344 . hi sollamnaib ┐ primfhéilib ┐ domnaigib, Ériu i 219 § 9 . i ndomnachaib, RC x 50 § 20 . adaig domnaig the eve of Sunday (from 6 p.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday, cf. ZCP viii 207.1 quoted above). o espartain aidchi domnaig co hanteirt día luain, RC x 60 § 25 ; Trip.² 1418 . litir domnaig dominical letter: d'faghbail na leitrech domnaidh, O'Gr. Cat. 287.11 . litir dhomnuidh, Rel. Celt. i 149.1 . In asseverations (mod.): air ndomhnach feuchfaidh mé leis é by Sunday! GJ iii 37a (É. Ó Cléirigh); 'ndomhnach is cuma liom, 50a . In special applications: domnach na mbuarach ndub `a pagan pastoral festival', O'R. Poems d.¤ cingcíse Whitsunday (Pentecost). d.¤ na himrime (see imrim). d.¤ na pailme Palm Sunday , Ashmol. 1763, 168a . d.¤ oinide Sunday preceding Lent , PCT 1766 .

(b) church: fundavit aeclessiam ibi id est D.¤ Ailmaige, Ardm. 15a1 ( Thes. ii 268.31 ). secht ndomnaig do Pátraic, Trip.² 1972 (ndomnaigi, v.l.). Freq. in place-names, see Hog. Onom.

(c) Name of a shrine or gospel-case (so called from fancied resemblance to a church?): Domnach Airgid, MS. Mat. 312 f .

Name of a brake or thicket: rube sciad ┐ droigen ┐ croíb . . . D.¤ a ainm, Trip.² 852 .

In n.pr.: Ferdamnach (= Ferdomnach = vir dominicus?), Thes. ii 286.39 . Imtheacht Domnaig (i.e. Sabbath-breaker ? prob. a sobriquet), BB 76a50 . Cú Domnaich (= hound of the church?), Rawl. 141b7 .

(d) Of a battle fought on a Sunday : domnach Aindin ardafich i nderiud in fhogmair 'the Sunday battle at [Lough] Ennell at the end of autumn in which he [will] vanquish them', B. in Scáil² 46 § 52 . do-tóeth Cenn Fáelad i ndomnach Chúili Coíláin 'Cenn Fáelad will die in the Sunday-battle of Cúil Choíláin', B. in Scáil² 42 § 38 .