dechairdecht

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n difficulty , v. dechraidecht.

? dechardae

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adj io-ia, distinguished, excellent (?) rhyming with cetharda, Metr. Dind. ii 6. 3 : isé so in cetharda doróegai Eochaid Airem: co nilur drong decharda co lín scíath ┐ claideb; decharda only LL (163 b 4); ndreacharda YBL, St. D ii 2; ndrechferda BB, Hy Maine, Rennes MS, B ii 2, B iii 1, Reeves 832 . MSS point to drechḟerda of manly appearance. Cf. dechardrong, dechor.

dechardrong

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adj having varied or distinguished hosts: Clanna Ailella Uluim uill | uas daigerbla dechardruing, LL iii 18268 . dechardruing Rawl. 147 b 45 . hūas dagerbla dechard[r]uing, Laud 610 73 b 1 .

dé-chath

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n g p. perduellium, v. dé-chathach.

dé-chathach

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adj o-ā: perduellium, gl. inna ndechathach (v.l. dechath LB) .i. inter se inuicem semper. .ł. cath contra deum et homines .i. quasi duobus bellis bellatorum , &c. Goid. 69. 6 . LHy. i 73 . —A cpd. of dé- (v. ) and cathach.

dechenc

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n o. A pair of persons. Cf. trechenc. The want of eclipsis, Fél. Oeng. Mar. 6 (decheng deodae), points to masculine gender. The frequent writing drecheng after prím and mór does not prove neuter gender, as it may be = threcheng.—By Irish grammarians associated with cing `a champion' or with cenn `a head' (`a person'): decheng .i. dá ching nó dá chend, O'Curry Transc. LB. cing .i. trénfer ut est inmain deceng deoda, Three Gl. 130. 16 . Cf. trecheng .i. tríar .i. trí cinn móra, Fél. Oeng. Sept. 16 n. .i. trí cind, ib. p. 248 . décheng with é, Fél. Oeng. Nov. 26 (Laud 610). Elsewhere always decheng as trecheng. deicheng LL 29 b 36 . dechenn, Fél. Oeng. Nov. 26 v.l., cf. trechenn BDD § 93 . —The inflexion is against the derivation †dé-ching. Besides dechenc can hardly be separated from trethenc, Wb 29 c 5 : cui gloria honor et imperium sempeternum .i. is trethenc comadas do it is a fitting triad to him. The relations between this and trechenc, dechenc are obscure. In Mid.-Ir. treicheng and treitheng would render one and the same pronunciation (†treheŋ).—Dech-enc and treth-enc either cpds. with †cenc, †tenc, or derivatives of Pre-Celt. and Indo-Eur. †dueiko-, duiko-, and †tṛt[i]o-, trit[i]o-; the former is repre- sented by Teut. †tvī˘ha(n)- consisting of two (also of persons as O. Eng. mid unc twîh between us twain), Scr. dvika-; the latter by Lat. tertius, Teut. þridjan-, Gk. τρισσός and W. trydydd. Apart from the gender trethenc seems identical with ON priðjungr a third, dechenc with O. Eng. twēoung (†twīhungō-). For the treatment of unaccented -nk, cf. cumang (con-icc) and crobang `a fistful' which seems a derivative of crob.

Of saints: inmain decheng deodae...Felicitas...Perpetua, Fél. Oeng. Mar. 7 . cain d.¤ , Sep. 6 . a s. guid decheng (v.l. décheng, dechenn, decheceng) ṅderb ṅdálach...Banbán... Siric, Nov. 26 . mórdecheng, Nov. 28 v.l. Of kings and warriors : cathach decheng dána fial: Feidelmid [Clothach] Cormac Ciar, Rawl. 116 a 5 = cath[ach] déceng, etc. (corrupt) LL 387 a 34 . assa decheng lassa torchair YBL 13 a 27 . Snedg. 12. 11 . Of chiefs and professionals : druid ┐ aire désa deicheṅg nád bí dóer LL 29 b 36 .—Obs.

dé-chendae

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I io-ia, adj. Two-headed , translating Lat. biceps: dechenda demess, Sg 113 b 4 .

n II io, m. A two- headed creature: a p. déichendua (sic) ZCP ii 315. 19 ; cf. tréchendi three-headed creatures, ib.

dé-chenélae

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adj io-ia. Bigeneric , in the subst. compd. coitchen-d.¤ a common bigeneric. n p.: ὡ ἄνθρωπος καὶ ἡ ἄνθρωπος .i. coitchen decheneli sin apud graecos , Sg 63 a 1 . taurigenus .i. coitchen dechenéli indiu la nuelitridi, ib. 90 b 4 .—Cpd. of dé- and cenélae. Cf. trechenélae.

dé-chenn

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adj o-ā. Two-headed, two-pointed. Of a spear: gan arm na láiṁ acht bior decenn (v.l. decen) dercc TBC 4470 . dorochair don bior dechend (v.l. decen), ib. 4473 . The quantity of de- is uncertain; perhaps short, through influence of trechenn. Cf. trechend RC xiii 448. 15 and déchendae above. Like the latter in Mid.-Ir. superseded by

dé-chennach

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adj o-ā. Two-headed, bicipitous (of a hill double-topped: Sc. beannan dácheannach). toraithair .i. dāchennaig, Imm. in dá Th. § 255 . Mod. dá- cheannach O'R. Coneys. Dinn. HSD (c.s.). Macd.; cf. trícheannach.

dé-chern

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Forms: déchernán

n ā, f. Biangle ; dim. déchernán. Cf. tríchearn, tríchearnán, Munst.