dorchacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dorchacht or dil.ie/18301

Forms: doirchecht

n (dorchae) Also doirchecht. IGT Abstr. Nouns 5 .

(a) darkness: re lán dh.¤ , ML 108.13 . d.¤ na hóidhche ag techt, Fier. 71 . in popul do-shuid sa d.¤ , PH 3784 . do-ernatar la d.¤ cédtosaigh na hoidhche, FM ii 604.12 . bíaidh do dh.¤ amhuil meadhón an laoi, Isa. lviii 10 . (prov.) mián mualacháin doircheacht, Hard. ii 404 . lá dorchachta ┐ gruama, Joel ii 2 .

(b) darkness of hue or colour: do dhreach ag dul i nd.¤ , A. Ó Dálaigh lii 4 . an trath minigheas an fiabras teid an dath cum dorcacht riaibchi, 23 P 10, 167rb22 . ise dath dilis na fola a beth derg ag dul a nd.¤ , 23 F 19, 17vb13 .

(c) obscurity of meaning or language: níor chum Sgolb . . . dán gan diamhoir gan d.¤ , Studies 1920, 262 § 6 . le d.¤ na ngrés snoighthe | dobhínnse ag tuilliodh gráine `by the obscurity of carven ornament', 1918, 617 § 3 . doircheadhán dóibh nír dhoircheacht, Ir. Review 1913, 595 § 9 .

(d) dimness (of sight): d.¤ na sul (a symptom of disease), 23 P 10, 24b40 . d.¤ an radhairc ┐ an ruisg (an infirmity of old age), 21b36 . do lucht cailicín na súl ┐ dorchachta an radhairc, 23 K 42, 394.6 .