1 dron

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 dron or dil.ie/18803

adj o,ā Primary meaning solid, firm, substantial , hence fig. downright, thorough, emphatic, vigorous: d.¤ .i. daingen, LL 311b18 . d.¤ .i. direch no daingen, O'Dav. 733 . d.¤ .i. daingean, O'Cl. .i. drocht(e) nó díreach, Lec. Gl. 233 .

Of things: nosirfed in domon nd.¤ , LU 3566 ( SCC § 29 ). 'mon dorus nd.¤ , SR 4233 . triasin drummslait druin, 4277 . drochte dronai, 476 . múr d.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 256 . dún d.¤ , 226 . in derc d.¤ `the deep hole', 344 . coire d.¤ , SG 371.20 . lán secht ndabhach nd.¤ , MR 128.23 . dron-aicde, ACL iii 220.25 . dron-fhert, Metr. Dinds. iii 6 . dronmind dergóir (of bells), SR 4506 . ór d.¤ solid (?) gold, 4309 . dual dergóir druin, Fianaig. 14 § 36 . sciath d.¤ , 259.23 . arm dric d.¤ , LL 146b22 ( PRIA xix 542 ). dracon . . . d.¤ a chrí, Metr. Dinds. ii 82.34 . each dron-chara strong-haunched , TBC-I¹ 3390 . cia no[m]beth cét tengad d.¤ fri sirlabra, SR 825 . sére d.¤ strong meat (of flesh dressed as venison), 2857 . doinenn d.¤ , Acall. 675 v.l. diliu d.¤ , Rawl. 76a24 .

Transf. and fig.: ní sulbir in briathar .i. ní d.¤ gl. sermo contemptibilis, Wb. 17b4 . atberim frit aithesc nd.¤ , SR 1873 (cf. 825 quoted above). dliged ndoraid co ndronchéill `a difficult dictum with hard meaning' ( pithy?), Thes. ii 293.21 (SP ii). ar dēin co ndroncōiri a `dian'-poem with sound construction, Laws v 58.27 , cf. O'Dav. 849 . naoi mbliadhna atfes, arimh d.¤ a sound computation (?), AFM 923 (poem). tria drungo drona dagdrēcht, ZCP xii 246 § 18 . Germáin oc Tuathaib De d.¤ (epithet of the language or possibly adv.), SG 348.9 . dronchetal, ACC § 115 (`steadfast song', RC xx 282 ; resonant, forcible?). co mbad druine cech cetal in cetal sa, ib., Comm. deilm as druiniu (druine, MS.), ZCP viii 561 § 2 . co Drobáis dron-garm, LL 8b42 . drongáir na lúirech din , TBC-LL¹ 5075 ; Fianaig. 90.16 ; SG 322.12 ( ¤ghaire). Clann Colmāin do triall dronbāig in gech dāil stout fighting (?), BB 45a8 . dímus d.¤ , BColm. 78 . dronfhuirech `strong durance', Metr. Dinds. ii 26.18 . dí bliadain ceithri deich d.¤ (a mere expletive?), Arch. Hib. ii 86 § 49 . do chungid digi drune ( invigorating?), LL 34a52 ( Ériu iv 102 § 42 ).

Of persons: Dia d.¤ , SR 4049 , cf. 2409 , 7825 . in Dagda d.¤ , Ériu vii 220.29 , cf. 226.18 . Dáire dímer d.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 134 . a dalta d.¤ , LL 152b13 . cóiciur dírmach (sic leg.) d.¤ , Ériu iv 100 § 31 . cona chléir ind ḟírdhruin, Fél. Dec. 3 . for dirmaib dronaib, LL 273b11 . saer d.¤ durrtaigi (drond.¤?), Laws v 102.24 , cf. O'Dav. 733 . drongemm (of a pers.), Gorm. July 7 .

Used adverbially: file nach d.¤ dechraighfas sochur, dochur . . . who will not firmly (?) distinguish, ZCP iv 237 . d.¤ forfuirmedh `have been put firmly', Fianaig. 14 § 35 . dia mben crann co docht d.¤ frisin cnocc, SR 2003 . doní co d.¤ a drúidecht, Metr. Dinds. iii 44 .

Compds.

(a) With nouns, see exx. above.

(b) With adjj.: ¤adbul, Metr. Dinds. iii 338 . ¤ard, ii 44.32 . ¤bude, FB § 45 . ¤mas, SR 6890 . ¤oll, 343 .

(c) With adjj. derived from nouns: ¤altach with massive cliffs (?): i cind d. Deilgthen, LL 133a12 . ¤cherddach of sound craftsmanship, RC xxvi 20 § 46 . IT iii 31.17 . ? ¤chobach: pl. -chobcha (of horses), LL 189a10 . ¤chóchech strong-haunched (of a horse), FB § 50 . ¤argda of solid silver, § 45 . ¤órdae, § 50 , cf. TBC-I¹ 2331 .