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dásacht n a,f. Madness,fury,panic. g s. dásachta
CCath. 786 .d s. dásacht, Wb 9 b 7 . 28 a 11 . Mil 34 a 21 .a s.
indásacht , Mil 20 b 7 . The noun from whichdásachtis
40probably derived has been lost in Irish. Explained as
diṡocht.ní bí i socht. nó dásocht .i. díosacht. ní bí i foisecht
acht ó loc do loc iter utmaille ┐ labra, Corm.adv . It
translates Lat.amentia, dementia, furor, rabies.
I Madness,insanity, esp. applied to insanity characterised
45by wild excitement; also (in animals)rabies, esp. of dogs
and bulls. for dásacht mad,insane .dul for dásacht
to run mad.rosngab dásacht they have gone mad.
duine do chur for dásacht to madden a person. These
phrases are used in all senses ofdásacht. Often connected
50withbaile,duible,geltacht,míchiall,mire.dásacht nó
mire, O'Dav. 628 .aṁail fear baoise nó búainghealtachta
lán do dhásacht ┐ do dheirgṁire, TSh. 167.1 .marb imorru do
dásacht an Tomrair sin bliadhain si ar nimirt do Bhrénainn
miorbhal fair TF 164. 2 ; 166. 18 .derig a menma mar
55leoman ar dasacht ac dul fo eallach RC xix 40. 7 .cuilén
con rohailed lais...a dul for duibhle ┐ dásacht uada FDG
30 (B iv 2).gabait na heilifaint for miri ┐ d. ¤ CZ i 390. 17 .
dam,tarbfordásacht a mad bull,pass.
II The condition of being possessed by a demon, the
60popular explanation of insanity.tradere huius modi Satanae
in interitum carnis ut spiritus salvus sit, gl. aliteris do
dásacht asberar a thindnacul sa is tre sodin bid slán á anim
somin die domini , Wb 9 b 7 , where `a thindnacul do
dásacht' rendersLat.`tradere Satanae'as in Wb 28 a 11 :
65Hymenaeus et Alexander quos tradidi Satanae .i.paeni-
tentiaenó do dásacht. luid demun isin errig...┐ rolín
dasacht ┐ mire in ríg cona thimthirigib uli ┐ nolabratís na
demna tria nginaib PH 746 .rothuic Partholon conid
demun rochuir in duine for dásacht PH 1986 .do ṡaigid
5in apstail arco tíssed do ṡaerad a ingine amal roṡaer in
fer bói fri dásacht reme, ib. 1992 .in foirenn roptar
cendsa artús rosóitea i lonnus iarum fri hElizár ┐ midset
conid for dásacht bói PH 6563 .
III Imprudenceordelusionapproachinginsanity,mad-
10ness,extravagant folly; translatingamentia,dementia;
syn.mí-, dí-chiall.consuetudo est hís...quos in amentiam
(gl.i.e. i ndasacht)amaritudo compellit conquæri de Deo ,
Mil 20 b 7 .roḟáitbe immorro in pobul cunnail dásacht na
foirni se ita a populo sententiae sanioris inrisa (sic leg.)
15est dementia
Todd Lect. v 92 (LB).as mór an ṁíchiall ┐
an dásacht fil forainn bheith as gach tír attír ar fúd an
doṁain gár marbhadh TF 160. 6 .is dásacht a ndogníthi
si ┐ atbar dásachtaig fén LB 212 a 10 .is dásacht ┐ ní
fellsamdacht, ib. 211 b 12 f.b.
20 IV Extravagant excitement, wilddesire;inspired frenzy,
ecstasy; translatingfuror ,Gk.μανία; syn.dreis.eos non proelii
necessitate inpelli sed solo furore raptari, gl..i. ho dasacht,
Mil 34 a 21 .baga Baccho(sic leg.) .i. ón dassacht,
O'Mulc. 117 .bach .i. dreis no d. ¤ , O'Dav. 207 .dorn idir
25dán is dásacht poetic frenzy O'Gr. Cat. 357 .baoi Uilliam
Búrc for dásacht ag leanmain an madhma. iadhaid muintir
an Chláraigh uime ┐ gabhthar leo é FM iii 498. 8 .
V Wild,ungovernable anger,frenzied rage,fury; also
afitoraccessof suchpassion;warlike rage . Often con-
30nected with such words asferg,díḟerg,innire,fíchmaire,
dechrad,dreman,mire;díscire,déine,alltacht,borba,
garba.—dreaṁan .i. dásachd mire nó míchiall, O'Cl.gor
chreathnaidhtheadar ┐ gor uaṁnaidhtheadar díosgarṡluagh
ḟear nÉireann re fúaim a ndeac[h]racht ┐ a ndásacht TBC
35 3824 Eg.is annsin lingid dassacht i Piláit then a fit of
passion seized P.
PH 2818 .tanic Astriages...┐ in uliṡacart
aroen fris ┐ demnu oca nimluad ┐ siat for mire ┐ dásacht
PH 2160 (cf. II).goro líon dfeircc ┐ dinnire gur bhó súaill
ná deachaidh for dásacht FM vi 2360.5 .go ngabhann
40fearg ┐ dásacht an líaigh ris antan bhíos ag diultadh an
neith budh maith dhó do ghlacadh, TSh. 229. 15 .dásacht
fergaa strengthenedferg:do coṁdhaingnigheadh dásacht
tfeirge orm a Dhé, TSh. 116. 28 (=is orumsa choṁnuigheas
do dhibhḟearg,BedelPs. 88. 8 ).doghabh d. ¤ feirge é,
45 Keat. 1064 .cor go bhfillidh an tighearna óna dhásacht
feirge ┐ go ttaisbeanuidh grása dhuitsi,BedelDeut. xiii 17 .
dásacht , O'Mulc. 216 ,for dásachtach.
VI Harshness,roughness,hardness,inconsiderateness ; the
opposite ofcennsa,trócaire,truaige. non parcit medicus
50ut parcat saevit ut misereatur.i. ní choigleann an líaigh go
gcoigleadh. gabhaidh dásacht é go ndearnadh trócaire nó
go ngabhadh trúaighe é, TSh. 229. 11 . dásachd rough-
ness HSD.
VII Asuddenandexcessive feelingofalarm,panic,fear,
55 terror ; often connected withdibla,duible,sceóin(a
sudden fright
),uathbas.go ro memaid do graidib Gaedel
scréoin (sic) ┐ sceimnig diallaib ┐ dásacht(v.l.fordophar ┐
for dásacht, Stowe) TBC 3824 .rofostad ésein (sc.Dubdiad)
ic dola ar dibla ┐ ar dásacht re huathbas in forgaim sin
60 MR 200. 14 .raghabh dásacht fairenn díobh ┐ aseadh tanga-
ttur dionnsoighidh puible Maoilseachlainn. andar leo rab
iad a muinntir féin TF 148. 11 .re mét in deinmni ┐ in
dásachta búi forro ic déirgi na cathrach, CCath. 786 .cor
cuirset Connachta a nár...┐ con ndechatar drem ar
65dásacht díb some of them fled in a panic RC xviii 161. 33 .
co ndeachadar (na heich) ar d. ¤ SG 68. 12 .ba machtnadh
mór ná diccsidís aes uirṁeta ┐ aradha for dreimne ┐ dásacht
la coistecht frissna caismertaibh catha FM vi 2130. 10 .
dairigh me dásacht ghránṁar éigin is pairithis bháis im
5chnáma sim cheadfadh CMO 949 .
MOD.Obs., but given in most mod. dictionaries : Lhuyd,
Coneys, O'R. Dinn. HSD. Macd.