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dástaigidir v dástaigthir g. Seems a contamination of
dásachtaigthiranddáistir(dástair) or a derivative frompc.
dáiste, †dásta.dástaight[h]er tra immon mboin coromarb
cóic bú aile then the cow goes mad Trip. 12. 25 .

5 -dat- inf.pron. 2 sg. amal dundatmecetar su, Mil
106 c 11 .condatfil fo deilb Diabuil SR 1739 .inní con-
datfil, Ériu i 68. 20 .indatómnach art thou afraid? RC ii
390 § 15 . See-dot-.

data n m. Usually translatedfoster-father; but it seems
10used as a term of address with a wider application:deog
dam a data(says Conaire to Macc Cecht) BDD § 147 (v.l.
daltaYBL;a mmo popa cháin, Eg.); ib. § 145 he addresses
him with `a phopa.'—data asire,father,foster-father,god-
father,guardian,sir P. O'C. DIM.datán,daitean,
15 daitín,daitiucán,v. dait.

dáta n date,time :an aga dobhí sí sgríobh an dáta CMO
1023 . —From Engl.

1 dath n u; then pl. dath, Long. Uisn. § 7 points to
neutergender; less stress should be laid on the eclipsis
20in then s. SC § 37 : dathnétrom.
RHYMES & ASSON.:dath : rath CZ viii 217. 11 :cath,
vi 269 st 5 . Acall. 7592 . datha: Macha CRR 32. 2 .
:catha, Acall. 5871 . For further instances see Inflexion.
INFLEXION:n s. dath, Mil 28 c 12 . Laws ii 148 &c. ;
25rhyming withiadad SC § 33 ,pócath TE § 10 ,cath TBC
265 ,Findchad, Rawl. 158. 22 .daithfrequent in mod.
MSS, CMO 17 (similarlydaithibh d p. ib. 417 ).g s.
datho, Imr. Br. § 8 (:gretho), § 13 (:étatho). Wb 5 c 19 .
dathu, Laws ii 148 pass.; laterdatha: SC § 31 (:Labrada,
30 g s.). Fél. Oeng. Nov. 15 (:catha,g s.). SC § 34 (:flatha,
g s.). LL 133 a 16 (:macha,g s.). BR 84. 9 (:lúireacha).
dathe, Laws v 382. 18 .dathai, Fen. 140. 18 ;fordadha
TE § 10 readdatha.d s.alwaysdath(:immarbad, Imr.
Br. 38 ).n du. dadath LL 16 b 41 .n p. dath, Long.
35Uisn., IT i 71. 18 .datha LL 174 b 21 (:macha,g s.).
dathannaMod.-Ir. ( OCU 111 ).a p. datha, LL 149 b 29
(:flatha,g s.). Laws i 20. 30 .dathanna, LFl. 36 b 1. 9 f.b.
g p. dathn SC §§ 33 , 37 , BDD § 106 , FB § 45 .datha
LL 120 a 46 (=dath LU 105 b 4 f.b. ), PH 1304 .dathann,
40 LFl. ii 38 b 2. 19 (examlacht d.).BedelGen. xxxvii. 3 .
dathan, 23 I 41,p. 5. 3 .d p. dathannaib CZ ii 303 .
Gadelica ii 130. 689 .
I Colouringmatter,dye :fuilled risin trían(sc. na roidi
of the dye plant)gurup leath ó bias ina min nó na dath
45urlaṁ when it is in the state of meal or prepared colouring
stuff
Laws ii 420. 7 .ni thig dath ar bith gan ruanann,
O'Cl. s.v. ruadh (glossing a quotation from Ds. ofCeilbe,
Metr. Ds. iii 54. 7 ).ó bláthannuibh na talman dogeibh sé
dathanna, LFl. 36 b 1. 9 f.b. Cf. dathugud Iand Scotchcha
50luidh dath air dubh luidhidh dubh air gach dath black
materials will not take any dye
Macd. 312 b .
II Colourin general, a particularhueortint ; in
the following instances used of the colours:bán,brecc,
buide,corcair,cróderg,crón,derg,donn,dub,find,glas,
55 gorm,ruad,uaine. Often connected with,lígrad.—
is lí, gl.nó is dath LU 131 b 33 .cen líga .i. cen datha
LL 188 g 7 .hic color dath, Ir. Gl. 1087 .adhbh .i. dath
H 2. 15,117 b .lath ised dath, Todd Lect. iv 134. 4 f.b.
cen chaile nach datho chen chaile pectho without a spot
60of any kind
Wb 5 c 19 .mac in airiuch...dath fo leth a
éduigh cach lae, Laws ii 148. 5 ; ib. 148. 8 .lígrad óir ┐
airgit...┐ datha cach thíre FB § 2 .tibri uani tibri gorm
tibri corcra dath nétrom SC § 37 (cf. topur co niumad
datha PH 1304 ).corcair co náldi datha, ib. § 31. 4 .cach
65dath atchí duine do guirm do bricc do buide is do chorcair
LL 196 b .i fégaiter datha .i. find i mmoltar dub i naerthar
brecc i fuacarar RC xxvi 18 § 29 .co nd. ¤ ┐ tóthocht LL
37 a 17 .is álaind a ndath ar nim, Laud 38 a 1 (of the
apostles).duibi a delb iná gach dath BB 402 b 4 .a
5illdelbaig(emblems)...arna forniamad a dathaib dathálli,
TTr. 141 .ibar .i.ab ebore.i. ó cnáim elefante ar dath
┐ suthaini, O'Mulc. 700 . (cloch dub...bán...glas)cia dhíobh
sin dath, TSh. 20. 8 .cóta diomad dathann,BedelGen.
xxxvii 3 .anúair thaisbeanas sé(sc. an fíon)a dhath annsa
10chupán, ib. Prov. xxiii 31 .daith an locha ┐ gorm na dtonn
ag teacht...go tromm CMO 17 .boladh dath ┐ cumadh
aráin, Donl. 242. 14 . Brightness :trí claidhmi coindli
datha BR 84. 1 .—Of the body:is annsin ba réill do chách
díb(i.e.Adam and Eve)dath cuirp araile, MacCarthy 56 i .
15 glór na ndiabhal as a ndath lór do phianadh na bpeacthach,
TSh. 187. 2 f.b.Of the hair:trí foiltne co saine dath
SC § 37. 14 (ní hinand a ndath,ib.H).mong buide fair
...álli dath, ib. § 33 .folt trí ndath fair folt dond ... cróderg
... budi FB § 45 .oenḟer forsa mbetis na trí dath ucut .i.
20in folt marin fiach ┐ in gruad marin fuil ┐ in corp marin
snechta, Long. Uisn. § 7 .ba cosmail dath ind ḟoilt sin
fri barr nailestair...nó fri dergór iar ṅdénam a datha BDD
§ 1 .cosmail fri túidlig nóir forloscthi dath a fuilt, ib. § 99 .
ib. § 106 .—Of the colour of an animal:dath a ech FB
25 § 44 .it lóig it úain co ndagdath, Imr. Br. § 38 (v.l. co
ndath).mucc co ndath oiss LL 162 b 36 .deich ngabra
donna datha BR 84. 9 .marcṡlúaigh álainn aondatha OCL
23. 7 .masat cethra co ndath cethra, Mesca 24. 4 f.b.
elta co ndath elta, ib. 22. 1 .caora cruandatha, Buile S.
30 § 68. 5 .—Of the colour of the snow(opp.dath fola):fri
dáth(dath, Eg.)snechtai IT 69. 5 .is dath snechta corp,
ib. 132. 5 f.b. úaitne i nd. ¤ snechtai ┐ araile a nd. ¤ ḟola RC
x 185. 24 .—Of clothes,&c.; also of thegold and silver
embroideries
thereon, as the following passage shows:
35 étaige cen líga .i. étaige cen datha .i. cen imdenma óir is
argait LL 188 g 7 .Cf. dathugud II.caille aendathe,
Laws v 382. 18 .áildiu cach dath(sc. in broitt)alailiu
BDD § 99 .ní coill dath a mmaforta (.i. copchaille), Thes.
ii 339. 4 .d. ¤ a nétaich RC viii 348 st 29 .corccra dath
40an inair sin PH 2861 . —Ofgold :úbhla ┐ d. ¤ an óir
órloisgthe orra OT 26. 17 . BDD § 1 . —Of precious stones:
araill a ndath asmirón .i. cloch co ndath nglas RC x 185.
25 .Of plants:co nd. ¤ losa liach LL 47 a 44 . Arch. i 340 .
is dath síon and cech gruad,gl.nó is brecc IT i 132. 3 f.b.
45 cóimchlod datho change of colour:banna bec son de usci
┐ robúi buidetai bec fair do caomchlad a datha MT 150.
37 .luibhi cen claechlodh a ndatha herbs that change not
their colour
Marc. Pol. § 81 .gen. datho coloured ,étach
datho a coloured cloth:dá étuch dathu uime dia doṁnuigh,
50 Laws ii 148. 7 . ib. 148. 9 , 13 , 14 , 18 .atconnarc étach
ndatha (: flatha,gen.) SC § 34 .deichnétaighe datha
fichit, Tig. RC xviii 271. 33 .dechelt dathai a coloured
mantle
Fen. 140. 18 .cloch datha a coloured stone:dá
marbad do cloich datha ba ruad rind RC viii 354. 2 .ór
55datha=ór iar ndénum a datha. cloch atá i nDún dá
lacha: is fiú a comtrom dór datha FDG 751 .Cf. BDD
§ 1 . —cach datho,cech datho,cach oendatho;cacha
datha of every colour:taitnet líga cech datho, Imr. Br.
§ 8 .móini dússi cach datho (v.l.datha), ib. § 13 .asraracht
60...do imchaisin Maigi Breg. fóa lí ┐ fó bláth cach datha
LU 130 b 22 .co gné gréne fair...┐ cacha datha archena
FA § 11 .cét détach gach datha (sic leg.) bric IT i 125.
15 .étaige cech oendatha impu LU 85 a 26 .co nétaigib
cacha datha, Acall. 2804 .co saine étaig cacha datha
65umpu, ib. 3423 .—sain datho,saine d. ¤ ,saine dath exquisite
colours: trí huathnedha cu saine ndatha RC x 185. 24 .
in dá ech...co sain delba ┐ datha LU 113 a 34 .édach co
saine gacha datha, Acall. 414 . —datha écsamlai various
huesorcolours :dáig na nilgné filet forsind ḟult fil fair ┐
5inna ndath nécsamail docorethar in folt fair BDD § 106 .
co ndathaib écsamlaib ina thimchell FA § 11 .clúṁach
iona raibh datha égsaṁla, Ezek. xvii. 3 .datha éagsaṁla
diverse coloursLhuyd.
III Of the face or skin,complexion,hue; esp.beautiful
10complexion; sg.orpl.,cf. drech-dathorpl. drech-datha id.
TTr. 1686 .a dath amar dhath an aeil(of a fine woman),
Acall. 784 .Laeg i lLiniu lígda a dath LL 22 a 20 .gilla
óc is delbdu dath TBC 265 .a dath is gilither géis uan
fuinni dath a dá ó BB 323 b 30 .Domnaill na ndath of the
15beautiful complexion
BB 50 a 35 .a éicsin datha (: catha),
Met. Dinds. ii 48. 38 .
roscáil (docóid) mo dath my beauty is gone:roscáil
mo delb is mo dath, Acall. 4584 .dochúaid mo delb is mo
dath, ib. 4586 .
20 sóid dath,sóithir a dath,sóitir a datha: (a)hechanges
colour, esp. turnspale , like Lat.mutare (perdere) colorem:
ní fess ca galar rodnuc acht a ḟagbáil marb sech nír ṡǽ dath
ní ralob a chorp LL 18 b 48 . (b) euphem.hedies :cen
táṁ cen galar sói dath iar naifriunn, Fél. Oeng. p. 158 at
25 June 28 .dá tora rí Macha sáifiter a datha claifiter a ratha
LL 174 b 21 ( CRR 32. 2 ).—Cf. sóid dies ,sóid gné,sóid lí,
caillid a gné.
conimchloi dath,conimchloither a dath,conimchloiter
a datha, or onlyclóid dath id.(a)mac Olloman...atbath gan
30claechladh for dath BB 46 b 16 = LL 128 a 5 .tócaibset in
cend cen claechlo datha nó delbi de acht amal bid hí in úair
sin rotescthái PH 923 .fri cath ní coimcloitis dath, Rawl.
158. 22 . CZ viii 218. 4 .rochlaochaigheas dealbh is dath
B iv 1,86 b (Buile Suibni).saoth lem do chnes rochlói
35dath,ib.(b)dar chlaechlod a dhath...ég adbath ua Muir-
edhaigh BB 59 a 21 .na dá Fland ... farír roclæchlosed
dath, Ériu v 242 l. 172 .—Cf. conimchloi,conimchloither a
he dies, Sc.caochladh. (c)v.s.II.—Cf. dathchlód.
IV Transf.applied to the weather and the winds,the
40colours of the winds
. Each wind has its own particular
colour according to Laws ii 26. 30 sq.:rodelb dono [Dia]
datha na ngaeth conid sain dath cacha gaeithe díb fri araile
...anair in gaeth corcra aneas in geal atuaith an dub, aniar
an odur. Cf.further SR 53 sq. , 7948 and O'Dav. 692 :
45 dotongar dar drúcht dar daithin .i. dar dath sína nó dar
dath na sína dar gréin ┐ dar ésca úair grian ┐ ésca dobeir
dath arna sínaib.Here probably LL 211 b 49 ( Metr. Ds.
iii 426. 15 ):tuc rí cach datha dá deóin ba turchar flatha
fíreóin king of every hue. God is calledrí na ngaeth
50(Gwynn), andDia datha, LFl. ii 50 b 2. 6 .
VFig. Outward appearance,semblanceof something,
esp. what serves toconcealthe truth: dath fírinne the
colour of truth
:callide excogitant quod ad nuditatem eorum
colore perueniant .i. dath fírinne do thochur tarais, Mil
55 28 c 12 .Cf.the same use ofdathugud, Keat. i 18. 27 .
dath brécae adisguise, afalseshow, Lhuyd. O'Brien.a
false dye
, Macd.
VIFig. Degree,rank,order ;Synon. miad,grád. This
sense has been inferred from the following passages:Dia
60fadein dobeir datha ┐ gráda ardḟlatha LL 149 b 29 .la
cessad Secundi co slógud cech datha, Fél. Oeng. Nov. 15 .
It may also be sought in such passages as `a Domnaill na
ndath' BB 50 a 35 , or `a éicsin datha,' Metr. Dinds. ii 48.
38 , see III above. According to the Cáin-law of fosterage
65( Laws ii 146 sq. ) the colour of the clothes varied according to
rank and dignity:fo miad cháich éitid a mic ótha fer miudbu
co ríg( ii 146. 10 ). Satin and scarlet were prescribed for the
son of the king of Erin (sroll ┐ scarloit do mac ríg Érenn,
ib. 146. 16 ), black, yellowish, grey, and blay clothes formaic
5na ngrád féne( 148. 3 ). Similarly the colours were fixed
for themac in airrech,mac in airrech túis,m. in a. aird,m.
in a. forgill, andmac na ríg.
VII In chevilles and at the end of the verse-linein various
senses of the word:la Congalach céim cen chair...oc Dollud
10di rechtga dath robíth Finnaechta fledach LL 133 d 4 .
Flaithbertach mac Loingsich...argg fo uair dorchad ṅdatha i
nArd Molthach Mórmacha, ib. 133 a 16 .Donnchadh gan
doirchi ndatha(:Murchadha), MacCarthy 420. 8 f.b. tosach
suirghi caem a dath: ben is fer icom pócath IT i 125. 7
15(TE).Hériu ria ndílind datha LL 5 b 4 . Here also Thes.
ii 292. 18 :is glae thegdais tórm rochloss...is tech ndagḟir
dath atchí.
VIII ní...dath,ní...aendath,cen dath nothingat all,
not a bit; frequent in modern usage,Synon.withní...aonrud
20(faic, pioc, seóid). This phrase appears in a marginal note
BB 208 a (in the handwriting of Charles O'Connor): fabulam
perquam futilem. sgél goirrgech gan dath fírinne a silly
story without any truth whatever
.Cf. LFl. ii 17 b 1y :ní
fagann sé a dath ná balad ná a blas eir ┐ aran modh cédna
25budh chóir sgaradh risin peccadh gana dath .i. gana adbur
dḟaicsin.
IX In local names:ocus na cethri catha for Gallaib
Glinni Datha the Foreigners of the Coloured Glen Cog. 94.
21 ; not sufficiently supported.
30 XCOMPS. (a)dath-, see below. (b)-dathin cpds.
almost exclusively in the sense of I; frequent with adjectives
denoting colour:dub-dath,crón-dath,gorm-dath,q.v.
Compare further:oen-dath,aondatha ofone colour ;doel-
dath thecolourof theblackbeetle ;drech-dathorpl. drech-
35datha complexionof the face;for-dath=dath;il-dath:
étachildatha of many colours;líg-dath(lí-dath) bright
colour ;ór-dath thecolourofgold ;so-dath abeautiful
colour (opp.do-dath);soer-dath anoble colour ,&c. q.v.
MOD.dath,g s. datha;n pl. dathanna colour,complexion ;
40withníorgan nothing at all,v.s.VIII; this latter usage is
common in all districts,cf.Dinneen, whose examples are
all taken from the spoken language. Quiggin Dial. Don. §
136 :níl aondhath de ṁoill orm there is nothing to hinder
me
. Craig Derry People 30 iv p. 3 :cha rabh a dhath a
45maith dí sin a dheanadh ach urad.