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decaid n Gk.δεκάς,adecade, a set of tenpsalms ;pl. a name
for Augustine's Commentary on the Psalter: sicut Augustinus
in expositione psalmi .i. i ndecadib, Bcr. 33 b 15 . ut
65Augustinus dicitisna deccadib, Goid. 98. 14 .iar ṅdecadaib
Augustin, Rawl. 57 b 2 .—Laterdecáid:oc cétul a ṡalm...
for diapsalmaib ┐ sinsalmaib ┐ decáidib, MCgl. 13. 12 .

decamaid v decimates ,decimat.deacamuim, O'R.annot.

decán n o,m.from Lat.decanus.A kind ofofficerat the
5 imperialcourt; the appellation of the lowest of the ranks of
honour:decán slonnudh ḟir in céime ba hísle dona cémendaibh
sin. táisech deichnebair éissein, CCath. 52 . Opposed
todictatóir:i nuilib céimennaip cádais na Roma ó decan
co dictatóir, ib. 3274 .décán, 56 . Opposed todeochain
10`minister':ó deocháin co decan, 1509 .

decánach n o,m., derivative fromdecán= Lat.decanus.
Adean . decanus.i. deganach, Ir. Gl. 451 .deccanach mór
Lonndan FM iii 364. 3, A.D. 1258.an deccánach mór mac
Muirghiosa, ib. iv 666. 19, A.D. 1377.degánach,deagánach,
15 ib. 924. 16 , 17 .ina degánach for Loch Eirne, MS. Mat. 533.
17 .deaccánach, O'R. annot. Lhuyd. MOD.deaganach, Don.

decántacht n ā,f. Adeanery .a ndegantacht Locha
hEirne AU iii 416. 5, A.D. 1497. MS. Mat. 533. 18 .g s. i
naghaidh gach deagántachta, Keat. 296 .deaccántachd,
20O'R. annot.

déccain n iorā,f. Aseeing, alook . Mid.-Ir.vn.of
doécai.déccain radéch úad in rí forsin carraic da láim chlí
LL 206 b 5 f.b. (wronglyd'éccain RC vii 296 st 97 ).rogab
ferg aní Achil oc décain an madma, TTr.² 1524 .d s.
25 déccun: isé marbas na trí nónbair dá déccun anníaraid
nammá LL 267 a 6 . TBC p. 798 .

deccair i,adj.andsubst.Usuallydeccairin old
MSS: Ériu iv 104 2 LL. SR 5823 . LL 192 b 11 f.b. Ériu
v 221. 12 LL. Tochm. Fer. 439 . Ac. 6593 .decair LB
30 272 b 23 . RC xi 131. 4 . SG 217. 27 . Snedg. xi 3 . Rawl.
165 b 12 . CCath. 4508 . Mod. MSSdeacair.—g s. decair
SG 275. 2 f.b. Now pronounceddiŏcairwith the same
open o-sound as inbeag.SUBST. g s. decrai LU 131 b 16 .
n p. deccra LL 44 b 4 ; 201 a 13 . RDinds. § 9 .decra LL
35 30 a 34 .deacra, Ériu i 20. 8 . Mod.deacraidhe,deacraí
( Aesop ii 100 b ).a p. deacracha, Lib. Fl. ii 10 b 2. 5 .d p.
deccraib LL 152 a 3 .decraib, Fél. Gorm. Sep. 25 . Lism. L.
xxx 2 .deacraib YBL 326 b 2 . Laws v 232. 23 . Buile
Suibni § 39, l. 23 .decrachaibh, Misc. Celt. Soc. 334. 1 (early
4016th-century poem).—COMP. †deccru;decra SG 260. 32 .
Reg. San. 28. 1 , 2 f.b. deacra, Ériu i 95 § 50 . Misc. Celt.
Soc. 344. 8 . Donl. 156. 10 . MOD.deacraanddeacaire
( Paidín 14. 9 f.b. ). With-de:deacraide, TSh. 257. 26 .
Buile Suibni 54. 10 .—Deccairrhymes withlepaid, Toch. Fer.
45 439 ; LL 194 b 36 ; Ériu v 221. 12 (LL).
ORIGIN: Regularly developed from †di-accair,i.e.
privativedi + †accor(comparetaccorandcuirithir`places');
cf. decmaing,deithbir,denmne.Cf. soccair,doccair.
I Difficult,troublesome,hard ; often connected with
50 doilig,díchumung( LL 192 b 53 ) anddoccair( BB 305 a
30 ). The opposite ofassae,urussa( Donl. 418. 25 ).
(a) usually with the copula, of actions: hardtoperform ,
&c.—qui oblationes...cum difficultate reddunt .i. an dream
...réna deacair a dtabhairt uatha, TSh. 130. 2 .ba decair ┐ ba
55doilig la clannaib Néill beth oc fulang anforráin Eogain
forru LB 272 b 23 .decair dréim re Pennaibh Pó hard
to climb Benbo
RC xi 131. 4 .is decair dul i Mantribil, ib.
xix 264 § 181 .ní ḟuil ní as decra liom iná gilla do bheith
agam SG 260. 9 f.b. ib. 3 f.b. dobudh dheacra la Doṁnall
60 D. found it harder Ériu i 95 § 50 .ní budh deacra do
dhéanaṁ, Misc. Celt. Soc. 344. 8 .is uime sin is decra a
ndealughadh ón tes, Reg. San. 28. 2 f.b. —dobudh deacraide
dhó, TSh. 257. 26 .is decair dhom labhairt do lomm CMO
391 ; ib. 421 , 845 .an deacair sin do dheunadh? ní deacair
65atá se coṁfuras sin ┐ &c., Donl. 418. 25 . ib. 156. 10 ; 180. 10 ;
430. 12 ; 452. 11 ; 456. 3 , 5 f.b. OCT 27. 1 f.b. ; 28. 3 f.b.
Rom. v 7 . MOD.is d., nach d., Finck ii 87. 2 .is deacra
ná san maireachtaint a gceart a bhfus, W.K.deacair,
P. O'C. Lhuyd (deacar,deaclach sic). Sc.id.HSD. Macd.
5(b) attributively to a subst. difficult,troublesome :in gilla
decair SG 260. 3 , 5 f.b. ; 262. 6 , 11 .ní dalb decair, Rawl.
165 b 12 (chev.).foccail doccair deccair IT iii 65 .
II Hard, hard to bear,grievous ,esp. is deccair lim
I feel sorry=is doilig lim: fá doiligh ┐ fa deacair leo Goll do
10bheith san éigean sin ML 136. 21 .fosglais an buachaill an
doras...acht gér dheacair leis é though he was loth to do
so
Eachtra M. an Iol.,15. 10 .Cf.Sc. is d. leinn 'achṁasan
his reproofs are grievous to us Macd. 314 a 5 . 's d. a Chola
brí do sgeoil , HSDs.v.In Mod.-Ir.is d. liomonly means
15`I think it hard.'
III Subst. adifficulty, anembarrassment, atrouble;
hardship,distress,affliction . Often connected with such
words asainces,díchumang,doilges,duag,esbaid,imṡním,
&c.—mór decrai ┐ mór aingcessa do thabairt form LU 131
20b 16 .táthum domna bróin...bith ar lepaid na llæch is
deccair is díchumang LL 192 b 11 f.b. Mo Doe fri decraib,
Fél. Gorm. Sept. 25 .nír dligh mé méid mo muirni. féch
a Dé ár ndecuir ni, O'Gr. Cat. 347. 8 .ní bíth duag ná
deccair ar nech intan dochluined in ceol sin, Ac. 6593 ( ib.
25 6565 n. ) = SG 217. 27 . Alex. 639 .tine dá marbad dá ttáinig
a móirdheacra, Ériu i 20. 8 .me um Dhiarmuid lem
dhecrachaibh, Misc. Celt. Soc. 334. 1 ; ib. 19 .mé a ndecair
sa ndrochonóir le hesbaidh Í Eidirsceoil, 332. 1 .cidh mór
nesbaidh fuaramar is mó in decair déighenach, 334. 1 f.b.
30 truagh áṁ nach...romṁarbadh sa resíu nobheinn isin
deacair si, Buile Suibni § 20. 10 . ib. § 39. 1 , 23 .deacair (sic
leg.) ┐ doilgheas, TSh. 136. 15 . MOD.deacraí troubles
Aesop ii 100 b .
IV Hardtoaccomplish;strange,rare,wonderful, cf. V.
35 érim ndecair a wondrous course, Snedg. xi 3 (chev.).
réim ndeccair LL 201 b 41 (chev.).ná bad séim do deog
deccair, Ériu iv 104. 2 LL.Cf.Sc.is ní deacair a ta an
righ ag iarruidh, Dan. ii 11 .
V Subst. awonder, amarvel (nowobs.).deacair .i. iong-
40nadhO'Cl. P. O'C. a mbídh do dhecraibh ┐ do buadhuib
i ríghdhúinibh Éirenn, Book of Lism. 96 a . Lism. L. xxx 2
= Ferm. 24 a 1 ;cf. Anecd. ii 1. 4 .na deccra na degbúada
LL 44 b 4 .Cuan hua Lothchán...eolach i ndeccraib
hÉrenn, 152 a 3 .ceti trí deccra rostecht. fer cen chend
45air,&c., 201 a 13 .trí decra iṅganta i suidiu .i. lathrach ind
rígthaige Chormaic lathrach ind Foraid...Múr Tea, 30 a 34 .
cf. RDinds. § 9 (deccra).is do deacraib in domuin, Laws
v 232. 23 .do deacraib ríg in richid YBL 326 b 2 .ba
deccair taidbsen dia drech SR 5823 ;cf. ib. 717 .ní damna
50(sic leg.?) déine deccair, Toch. Fer. 439 .dorónsat sluaig
deccra de (= ferta), M Dinds. iii 44. 71 .gona dánaib go
ndecraib(Lec.,sic leg., :Bretnaib), Ir. Nen. 136. 3 . BB
204 b 18 .—Subst.oradj.:conárb ingnad ┐ nár decair fer
a maithiusa do ḟreccra ríg, CCath. 4508 .dobíd Buide nír
55deccair: ┐ Estiu i noenlepaid, Ériu v 221. 12 LL.as suaill
daṁna a ndeacra, Hy Fiach. 174 (not `act of wondering'
as suggested in Contr.).
VICOMPD. (a)deccar-brat ā,f.:gur scaipeadar mo
dheacarbhroid a tír nÉireann, Gadelica ii 109. 8 .dochail-
60leamair mo dheacarbhroid ar bḟírleogain, ib. 110. 15 ;v. brat.
deccar-drong ā,f.:clanna Ailella Ul. uill: uas daigerbla
decardruing LL 145 b 2 f.b. ; doubtful, as Rawl. reads
dechardruing(147 b). (a)fír-deccair:cid scél fromtha
is f. LL 194 b 36 .lán-deccair verymarvellous, agreat
65 marvel :Loch Léin is lándeacair leam: ceithri creasa na
timcheall CZ v 24 st 12 (one of the wonders of Ireland).
oen-deccair:a fagaind ón rígraidh do buar do brat do bíud:
dobéraind ar aendecair daenfear do cét do tríur CZ v 23 st 28 .
sír-deccair constant hardship,trouble :ní gnáth co
5menic nach saigthech cen sírdecair, Alex. 639 .
MOD. only usual in the sense ofIandIII.