decánach

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Forms: degánach, deagánach, deaccánach, deaganach

n o,m., derivative from decán = Lat. decanus. A dean . decanus .i. deganach, Ir. Gl. 451 . deccanach mór Lonndan FM iii 364. 3, A.D. 1258. an deccánach mór mac Muirghiosa, ib. iv 666. 19, A.D. 1377. degánach, deagánach, ib. 924. 16 , 17 . ina degánach for Loch Eirne, MS. Mat. 533. 17 . deaccánach, O'R. annot. Lhuyd. MOD. deaganach, Don.

decántacht

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Forms: deaccántachd

n ā, f. A deanery . a ndegantacht Locha hEirne AU iii 416. 5, A.D. 1497. MS. Mat. 533. 18 . g s. i naghaidh gach deagántachta, Keat. 296 . deaccántachd, O'R. annot.

déccain

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n i or ā, f. A seeing, a look . Mid.-Ir. vn. of doécai. déccain radéch úad in rí forsin carraic da láim chlí LL 206 b 5 f.b. (wrongly d'éccain RC vii 296 st 97 ). rogab ferg aní Achil oc décain an madma, TTr.² 1524 . d s. déccun: isé marbas na trí nónbair dá déccun anníaraid nammá LL 267 a 6 . TBC p. 798 .

deccair

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Forms: decair, , decair, decrai, deccra, decra, deacra, deacraidhe, deacraí, deacracha, deccraib, decraib, deacraib, decrachaibh, deccru, decra, deacra, deacra, deacaire, deacraide, Deccair, deacraí, deccar-brat, fír-deccair, lán-deccair, sír-deccair

i, adj. and subst. Usually deccair in old MSS: Ériu iv 104 2 LL. SR 5823 . LL 192 b 11 f.b. Ériu v 221. 12 LL. Tochm. Fer. 439 . Ac. 6593 . decair LB 272 b 23 . RC xi 131. 4 . SG 217. 27 . Snedg. xi 3 . Rawl. 165 b 12 . CCath. 4508 . Mod. MSS deacair.—g s. decair SG 275. 2 f.b. Now pronounced diŏcair with the same open o-sound as in beag. SUBST. g s. decrai LU 131 b 16 . n p. deccra LL 44 b 4 ; 201 a 13 . RDinds. § 9 . decra LL 30 a 34 . deacra, Ériu i 20. 8 . Mod. deacraidhe, deacraí ( Aesop ii 100 b ). a p. deacracha, Lib. Fl. ii 10 b 2. 5 . d p. deccraib LL 152 a 3 . decraib, Fél. Gorm. Sep. 25 . Lism. L. xxx 2 . deacraib YBL 326 b 2 . Laws v 232. 23 . Buile Suibni § 39, l. 23 . decrachaibh, Misc. Celt. Soc. 334. 1 (early 16th-century poem).—COMP. †deccru; decra SG 260. 32 . Reg. San. 28. 1 , 2 f.b. deacra, Ériu i 95 § 50 . Misc. Celt. Soc. 344. 8 . Donl. 156. 10 . MOD. deacra and deacaire ( Paidín 14. 9 f.b. ). With -de: deacraide, TSh. 257. 26 . Buile Suibni 54. 10 .—Deccair rhymes with lepaid, Toch. Fer. 439 ; LL 194 b 36 ; Ériu v 221. 12 (LL).

ORIGIN: Regularly developed from †di-accair, i.e. privative di + †accor (compare taccor and cuirithir `places'); cf. decmaing, deithbir, denmne. Cf. soccair, doccair.

(a) usually with the copula, of actions: hard to perform , &c.—qui oblationes...cum difficultate reddunt .i. an dream ...réna deacair a dtabhairt uatha, TSh. 130. 2 . ba decair ┐ ba doilig la clannaib Néill beth oc fulang anforráin Eogain forru LB 272 b 23 . decair dréim re Pennaibh Pó hard to climb Benbo RC xi 131. 4 . is decair dul i Mantribil, ib. xix 264 § 181 . ní ḟuil ní as decra liom iná gilla do bheith agam SG 260. 9 f.b. ib. 3 f.b. dobudh dheacra la Doṁnall D. found it harder Ériu i 95 § 50 . ní budh deacra do dhéanaṁ, Misc. Celt. Soc. 344. 8 . is uime sin is decra a ndealughadh ón tes, Reg. San. 28. 2 f.b. —dobudh deacraide dhó, TSh. 257. 26 . is decair dhom labhairt do lomm CMO 391 ; ib. 421 , 845 . an deacair sin do dheunadh? ní deacair atá se coṁfuras sin ┐ &c., Donl. 418. 25 . ib. 156. 10 ; 180. 10 ; 430. 12 ; 452. 11 ; 456. 3 , 5 f.b. OCT 27. 1 f.b. ; 28. 3 f.b. Rom. v 7 . MOD. is d., nach d., Finck ii 87. 2 . is deacra ná san maireachtaint a gceart a bhfus, W.K. deacair, P. O'C. Lhuyd (deacar, deaclach sic). Sc. id. HSD. Macd.

(b) attributively to a subst. difficult, troublesome : in gilla decair SG 260. 3 , 5 f.b. ; 262. 6 , 11 . ní dalb decair, Rawl. 165 b 12 (chev.). foccail doccair deccair IT iii 65 .

II Hard, hard to bear, grievous , esp. is deccair lim I feel sorry = is doilig lim: fá doiligh ┐ fa deacair leo Goll do bheith san éigean sin ML 136. 21 . fosglais an buachaill an doras...acht gér dheacair leis é though he was loth to do so Eachtra M. an Iol., 15. 10 . Cf. Sc. is d. leinn 'achṁasan his reproofs are grievous to us Macd. 314 a 5 . 's d. a Chola brí do sgeoil , HSD s.v. In Mod.-Ir. is d. liom only means `I think it hard.'

III Subst. a difficulty, an embarrassment, a trouble; hardship, distress, affliction . Often connected with such words as ainces, díchumang, doilges, duag, esbaid, imṡním, &c.—mór decrai ┐ mór aingcessa do thabairt form LU 131 b 16 . táthum domna bróin...bith ar lepaid na llæch is deccair is díchumang LL 192 b 11 f.b. Mo Doe fri decraib, Fél. Gorm. Sept. 25 . nír dligh mé méid mo muirni. féch a Dé ár ndecuir ni, O'Gr. Cat. 347. 8 . ní bíth duag ná deccair ar nech intan dochluined in ceol sin, Ac. 6593 ( ib. 6565 n. ) = SG 217. 27 . Alex. 639 . tine dá marbad dá ttáinig a móirdheacra, Ériu i 20. 8 . me um Dhiarmuid lem dhecrachaibh, Misc. Celt. Soc. 334. 1 ; ib. 19 . mé a ndecair sa ndrochonóir le hesbaidh Í Eidirsceoil, 332. 1 . cidh mór nesbaidh fuaramar is mó in decair déighenach, 334. 1 f.b. truagh áṁ nach...romṁarbadh sa resíu nobheinn isin deacair si, Buile Suibni § 20. 10 . ib. § 39. 1 , 23 . deacair (sic leg.) ┐ doilgheas, TSh. 136. 15 . MOD. deacraí troubles Aesop ii 100 b .

IV Hard to accomplish; strange, rare, wonderful, cf. V. érim ndecair a wondrous course, Snedg. xi 3 (chev.). réim ndeccair LL 201 b 41 (chev.). ná bad séim do deog deccair, Ériu iv 104. 2 LL. Cf. Sc. is ní deacair a ta an righ ag iarruidh, Dan. ii 11 .

V Subst. a wonder, a marvel (now obs.). deacair .i. iong- nadh O'Cl. P. O'C. a mbídh do dhecraibh ┐ do buadhuib i ríghdhúinibh Éirenn, Book of Lism. 96 a . Lism. L. xxx 2 = Ferm. 24 a 1 ; cf. Anecd. ii 1. 4 . na deccra na degbúada LL 44 b 4 . Cuan hua Lothchán...eolach i ndeccraib hÉrenn, 152 a 3 . ceti trí deccra rostecht. fer cen chend air, &c., 201 a 13 . trí decra iṅganta i suidiu .i. lathrach ind rígthaige Chormaic lathrach ind Foraid...Múr Tea, 30 a 34 . cf. RDinds. § 9 (deccra). is do deacraib in domuin, Laws v 232. 23 . do deacraib ríg in richid YBL 326 b 2 . ba deccair taidbsen dia drech SR 5823 ; cf. ib. 717 . ní dam nā déine deccair, Toch. Fer. 439 ; 'it is something to me which does not cause wonder' ZCP x 380 . dorónsat sluaig deccra de (= ferta), M Dinds. iii 44. 71 . gona dánaib go ndecraib (Lec., sic leg., : Bretnaib), Ir. Nen. 136. 3 . BB 204 b 18 .—Subst. or adj. : conárb ingnad ┐ nár decair fer a maithiusa do ḟreccra ríg, CCath. 4508 . dobíd Buide nír deccair: ┐ Estiu i noenlepaid, Ériu v 221. 12 LL. as suaill daṁna a ndeacra, Hy Fiach. 174 (not `act of wondering' as suggested in Contr.).

VI COMPD. (a) deccar-brat ā, f.: gur scaipeadar mo dheacarbhroid a tír nÉireann, Gadelica ii 109. 8 . dochail- leamair mo dheacarbhroid ar bḟírleogain, ib. 110. 15 ; v. brat. (a) fír-deccair: cid scél fromtha is f. LL 194 b 36 . lán-deccair very marvellous, a great marvel : Loch Léin is lándeacair leam: ceithri creasa na timcheall ZCP v 24 st 12 (one of the wonders of Ireland). oen-deccair: a fagaind ón rígraidh sin do buar do brat do bíud: dobéraind ar aendecair daenfear do cét do tríur ZCP v 23 st 28 . sír-deccair constant hardship, trouble : ní gnáth co menic nach saigthech cen sírdecair, Alex. 639 .

MOD. only usual in the sense of I and III.

Deccair

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npr. f.: failet nói mná comassi...Sadb is Étain ...Medb is Deccair LL 201 b 14 . Probably an old fem. of Deccar.

deccamlach

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Forms: deacaṁlach, deaclach, Deacaṁail, docaṁail, dócaṁail

adj o-ā. Hard, difficult, puzzling ; deacaṁlach, O'R. annot.; Keat. Poems. Contamination of deccair and doccumlach, q.v. Similarly deccamail, Poems of Pierce Ferriter 60 , cf. doccamal. Lhuyd and O'Br. also give deaclach. Deacaṁail still quite common in W.K. (In Ulster and Conn. docaṁail and dócaṁail.)

Deccar

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o,npr. m. Húi Deccair Dála de ṡíl Illaind dóib LL 316 b 28 = BB 133 b 9 (Deaccair).

deccrach

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Forms: deacrach

adj o-ā, derivative of deccair in various senses: difficult; rare, wonderful; distressful . Coupled with coim- thech, documlach. ná measdar go bhfuil mídheaṁuin na meanmna deacrach nó dócaṁlach, Donl. 460. 17 . gur deacrach an ní doníthear go laetheaṁail, 456. 1 f.b. Opp. coitchenn: ónach fuilnginn bochtaine ann inntleachta neithe deacracha coimidhtheacha (sic leg.) is uime sin dob áil limsa ag múiniughud na nealadhan neithi coitchinna urusa, O'Gr. Cat. 211. 12 . hard, distressful : dés in chatha ticimsi cugut a Chaillín fertuig: agso ort mo chomairci re demna in domuin decraid (decraig, leg.) thy protection against the demons of the distressful world Fen. 166. 21 (not = dechraig). a mic Dé is deacrach mo dál: pecdach mé ósam maccám C ii 3, 5 a . dobhíos lá ar maidin go deacrach déarach, O'Gr. Cat. 580. 8 . mac Cuṁaill doḟulaing mór ffeidhm ndecrach who bore many a distressful bout ITS vii 33. 3 . Synon. doilig SG 353. 28 .

MOD. deacrach, common in sense of troublesome, painful : obair d., píanta deacracha. deacrach, Coneys, O'R. Dinn.

Deccrach

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o,npr. m. mac Deccraig LL 155 b 42 .

deccracht

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Forms: dechracht, deacrachd

n ā, f., abstract of deccair in various senses. Difficulty : do deacracht in bídh ┐ na dighi do slugadh, O'Gr. Cat. 206. 23 . tré aidhbhsighe na nilphian sin ┐ tréna dheacracht i bhfulang, TSh. 113. 4 . ara dheacracht a riar because it was so difficult to rule them (sc. the poets), Keat. 1223 . re fúaim a ndeacracht ┐ a ndásacht TBC p. 547. n. 7 (v. dechracht). deacaracht na ceiste, O'R. ann. Unsearchableness , ἀνεξερεύνησις Rom. xi 33 . deacrachd, Lhuyd. O'R. Coneys. Dinn. MOD. usually deacaireacht under the influence of deacair: chuir san i ndeacracht mór me that puzzled me very much. Usually pronounced deacaireacht (but diocair); in W. Cork also diocaireacht.

deccraidecht

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Forms: deccracht

n ā, f. = deccracht: doinnis do diabh- laigheacht na cathrach ┐ a raibh de dheacraigheacht innti ITS i 166. 16 .