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2 dath-,daith- adjin -n compounds.1 dath colour,
complexion , 1 and2 daith bright,nimble . It is not
always easy to decide betweendath-anddaith-as the
latter undoubtedly already in early Old-Ir. before broad
50consonants occasionally assumed the formdath-,cf.the
cpds. withtaith-andaith-. In Mid.-Ir.daith-anddath-
are equivalent as far as the pronunciation is concerned.
dath-aigthech bright-faced, of abright appearance :do
bhocóidibh donn bhána dealbhsnuighte dathaightheacha
55duinnsgiath ML 128. 17 .dath-álaind of lovely colour,
fair of hue or complexion
; opp.dathgrándae:déd
dathálaind ┐ láṁa dírgha datháille ┐ corp sneachtaighi,
Ériu iii 152. 22 .colptha dírgi datháilli RC xxiv 200. 2 .a
dathaib dígraissi dathálli, TTr. 141 .a sgiath dubhghorm
60dathálainn OT 17. 6 .in dias niamdha ndatháluinn, Acall.
1871 .dá óclach donna datháille drechṡoillsi TBC 5458 .
buiden eile...pa dígrais dathalainn étrochtglan fociochlatar
isin tulaigh, ib. 5545 .a láim Dhúthaigh dhatháluinn, Oss.
vi 140. 12 . Of the Tuatha Dé Danann:roghabh flaitheas
65┐ forláṁas air Thuathaibh datháille D. D. OT 1. 3 .dath-
armach of bright weapons:rothuitset .u. fir déc díghraisi
datharmach do maccaib Morna, Acall. 2134 , Rawl. (degar-
mach, Lism.).Cf. claidmi...datha BR 84. 1 .dath-
ballach with a speckled skin, speckled, spotted. Of a
5hound:iomdha cú dathbhallach dian, Duanaire 83. 9 .
dath-bind:atgeoin dán dathbinn nach dreis B iv 2,143 b .
Cf. dán dathglan, Keat. 3419 .dath-bordonly in poetry:
Druim drechṡlemon na ndathbord(:rathbard)Druim
Dairbrech of the coloured banks
LL 192 a 20 (cf. bláthbord
10 LL 154 b 41 ).dath-buadach:Dairmach d., Reeves'
Ad. 272 .Dath-cháin npr. m.(of lovely colour), Acall.
6589 .Dathchaoin SG 259. 5 .dath-chlód a change,
variation or diversity of colour
P. O'C. Cf. 1 dath III.
Dath-gal ā,npr. m. gen. mac Dathgaile, Rawl. 161 a 14 .
15SeeDaith-gel.Cf. Dath-gus,Dathnat,Dathge.dath-
gel white of skin, of a fair complexion.Moelsechluind
mac Domnaill dathgil(v.l. daithghil) IT iii 71. 2 .re
hingin daithghil an ríogh, Ériu i 16. 14 .Ádam ┐ Eba
cona ndáinib daithgela, Lec. 347 b 29 .Daithgel npr. m.,
20 v. supra. dath-glan pure coloured:Aed Glas dathglan
delbda, Fél. Gorm. Feb. 16 .ri déine...clainni dathglaini
Dardáin, TTr. 1690 .craeb dh. SG 351. 38 .la dán
ndathnglan, Keat. 3419 .Daminis...na ndán ndathglan
LL 141 b 25 .dath-grándae hideous of colour or skin;
25opp.d. ¤ -álaind,d. ¤ -grinn:.vii. mba dubha duaibhsiocha dath-
ghránna ML 4. 13 .na duibhnéallaibh doiṁne dúaibhseacha
dathghránna drúise, TSh. 58. 15 .dath - grinn=dath-
álaind:a ṁáthair daithgrind dhíles BB 406 b 15 .Dath-
gus u,npr. m.(1)Son of Baeth, king of the Dési. (2)
30 Son of Aed.(3)Son of Lachtnán.(4)Son of Máiltenn.
Daithgius mac Aeda BB 86 a 46 .gen.:guin Dathgusa mic
Báith rí na nDéssi, Tig. RC xvii 236. 5 .Dathgusa meic
Lachtnán BB 195 c 47 .Dathgusa meic Máilteinn, 194 b 38 .
Daitusa (sic) meic Aeda, 86 a 53 . iugulatioDaithgussa
35 AU i 184. 5 f.b.(A.D. 731).mac Daithgiusa, Rawl.
154 a 22 ; the formDaithgius,g s. Daithgiusa, points to a
compound withdaith1 or 2.dath-imdae many-coloured .
Of the ships of the Spaniards:a long dúbha dúaibhsiocha
dathiomdha ML 44. 24 .Daith-lenn bright mantle, the
40name of a hound:Dóilin ┐ Daithlend .i. dá choin Mæle
Ḟothartaig RC xiii 377. 21 .dath-muirnech:dobudh
ruathar réidh roṁuirneach rabharta an réim sin ┐ ba
tinneanas tineadh déine dathṁuirnighe doṁainloisgthe an
ionnsaighe ML 114. 4 ;cf.the cpd.ciothṁuirneach, ib.
45 102. 27 .dath-ogom the ogham of the colours BB310 b
27.dath-óiph beauty of complexion:rí co ndathaeb
(:tatháir) SR 5255 .dath-órda golden coloured CZ i
429. 10 f.b. dath-phell a coloured skin:lí dathpill
(:rí Raithlinn) IT iii 96. 22 .dath-rath:Domitian co
50ndathrath (: cathbath), Fél. Gorm. Jul. 1 . Stokes' explana-
tion in the vocabulary is wrong.dath-rind:atchiu
carpat co ndathrind tauthat sluagu is bodbdae TBC 1088
LU (v.l. condatrindi BadbaeYBL).Dath-snatha gen.
of artificialnpr.:Lesan mac D., Anecd. ii 55. 17 (v.l.
55 dagṡúaithe,v. Manners ii 133 ).dath-ṡúairc of bright,
cheery colours, bright-hued
:tig nech...fri dered domain
datṡúairc (v.l.dathálaind), Fen. 298. 20 .
II daith bright ,v.s.I.
III daith swift,nimble ,q.v.Here probablydath-
60chalmae:Budi mac Deirg dathchalma, Ériu v 221. 6 , ib.
248. 10 ; but this was hardly the reading of the original.
IVInterchanging withdag-,deg-:dath-armach:degarmach,
Acall. 2134 ,v.s.I; in such casesdeg-seems due
to confusion with Mid.-Ir.dadh-=dag,deg;cf.the phon.
65spellingDaigil BB 76 a 30 =Daithgil.