Cite this: eDIL s.v. dé-chathach or dil.ie/14879

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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dechenc or dil.ie/14880

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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dé-chendae or dil.ie/14881

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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dé-chenélae or dil.ie/14882

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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dé-chenn or dil.ie/14883

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


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dé-chennach or dil.ie/14884

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.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dé-chern or dil.ie/14885

Forms: déchernán

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


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dé-chernach or dil.ie/14886

Forms: dá-chearnach

adj o-ā. Bi-angular . Mod. dá-chearnach Coneys. O'R. Dinn. ; cf. tríchearnach.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. de-chétfaid or dil.ie/14887

n i, f. The opposite of cétbuith. Etymo- logically = de-buith, only it contains one prep. more (-cét-). De- is short and the identification with dé- `two' wrong ( PH p. 632 . Contr. s.v. ).— Dissent, discord, difference, diversity of opinion, quarrel = drochcétfaid, debuith; also like debuith of an armed conflict, a fight, acc. to O'Clery: dechédfaidh .i. cogadh (dechéudfadh .i. cogadh P. O'C. ); the latter sense, how- ever, is not sufficiently supported. debaid ┐ dechétbaid: n s. is triasin scriptúir nóib...síthlaigther cech debaid ┐ cech dechétfaid LB 251 b 14 = Trip. clxii 26 (dissent). n p. dechét- faide: cech debaid ┐ cech decetfaide, Rawl. 67 a 1 . debtha ┐ decetfaide, 68 b 1 . atrachtatar deabhtha ┐ dechétfaidhe derṁára etorra conár bot riaraig dia fflaith, Hugh Roe 32. 19 . is ar tairmthecht timna Dé tuaslaicther síth ┐ comchét- faid ina popul ┐ tódúscthar debtha ┐ decétfaide etarru, PH 4230 . —Obs.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dechétfadach or dil.ie/14888

Forms: decheu- fadhach

adj o-ā, deriv. of prec. = debthach. decheu- fadhach warlike, military P. O'C.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. Dech-flescach or dil.ie/14889

pn Hogan Onomast. (from BB 257 a 22 ). Ir. Nen. 214. 4 . A vox nihili. Echḟlescach leg., see LL 44 b 12 .