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35 déchaid v ā, Mid.-Ir. contamination offégaid(féchaid)
anddécaid(doécai). A frequentv.l.ofdécaid(e.g. Fél.
Oeng. Prol. 201 . CCath. 5767 ). In late MSS usually re-
placed byféchaid( FDG 105. 171 , Stowe MSS). Often
speltdḟéchaidunder the influence offéchaid.—pr. ind. 3 sg.
40 déchaid, Fél. Oeng. Prol. 201 LB.dḟechaid PH 984 .rel.
dhéachas ML 124. 1 .ódḟéchas PH 7101 .subj. 2 sg.(in
the sense ofipv.)décha LB 159 b 8 . dechasu, CCath. 3317 .
O'Cl.dégha, Ac. 2269 .imp. 2 sg. déch R.I.A3 B 22,
111 b 6 .dféch PH 7640 .2 pl. déchaid(si), CCath.
45 5182 . PH 3108. 3283 .3 pl. dfechatsom PH 2656 .
pass. 3 sg. dechar,decht[h]ar,dechthar, Anecd. i 47 § 7
YBL.dḟéchair PH 7543 .3 pl. dḟechtar, Anecd. i 48.
1 v.l. fut. 1 sg. nídechub , Ac. 6416 .fut. sec. 1 sg.
dechfaind FDG 105 .pret.(perf.)1 sg. rodechus, Ac.
50 5017 .dodechus, 5025 .3 sg. déchais CRR § 10 . RC
xxvii 278 § 33 .dechais MR 286. 4 . Fél. Oeng. Prol.
201 v.l. radéch LL 206 b 5 f.b. rodéch CZ vii 306. 27 .
rodech Lec. 335 c 37 .rodhéch FM 1740. 7 .rodḟech
PH 2749 .dodech IT ii2139. 1 , 3 .nír dḟ. PH 73 .nár
55 dhéch SG 216. 35 .—rodéchustar FDG 171 YBL.3 pl.
rodechsat, CCath. 2786 (v.l. rodechsatar). CZ vii 563 st
28 . RC xxvi 140 § 13 .PASS. pr. ind. 1 sg. nomdechtar
sa LU 123 a 8 .3 sg. dechtar, 123 a marg. prt. 3 sg. ro-
dechad, CCath. 5767 . —VN. déchain,déchsain,q.v.
60 IIntr. and abs. looks,gazes,directsthesight , of a
searching gaze as opposed toadcí; frequent in the phrase:
déchas...┐ adcondairc he looked...and saw. Often like
fégaidjoined todercaid:dercais ┐ déchais CRR § 40 .Cf.
LL 176 a 41 . Glossed byféchaid, O'Cl.— (a) with cogn. acc.:
65 dechain rodechsat na slúaig CZ viii 563 st 28 .in dechain
rodechus seochum co facca in síd, Ac. 5017 .déccain radéch
uad in rí LL 206 b 5 f.b. (b) withforintroducing the
object:ó rodéch Bécán for Díarmait ised ispert CZ vii 306.
27 .dḟechaid in rí forru PH 984 .rodḟech Piláit forin popul
5┐ atconnairc..., ib. 2749 .an bhean éidigh dhéachas (v.l.
ḟéachas) ar bhur sluaghaibh ML 124. 1 . (c) abs.dechais
úaidh fodhes ┐ atconnairc timthirecht angel RC xxvii § 33 .
dercais ┐ déchais...dara ais CRR § 40 .intí nár dhéch
dara ais riam SG 216. 35 .déchaid si acaib fén masa meisi
10atáid diarraid PH 3108 .a Thigherna tarr ┐ déch R.I.A
3 B 22,111 b 6 .
II Looks at,views,searches,inspects,examines . (a) trans.
rodechsad in duilleann ┐ in scél robái indti RC xxvi 140
§ 13 .rodéchustar uile hí (sc.in fled) itir biad ┐ ḟín FDG
15 171 YBL (v.l. roḟechastar).dechar (v.l.dechtar) duind in
mael sa riabach, Anecd. i 47 § 7 YBL.dechthar (v.l.
dfechtar) duind na hairghi uili, ib. 48. 1 .dodechus in tech
umum ┐ atchonnarc..., Ac. 5025 .ó dḟéchas in fírén brechtrad
na sualach...togaid,&c. PH 7101 . ib. 73 .co ndeachaid for-
20an ccnoc ┐ rodhéch uadha na ratha rodoiṁne FM V 1740. 7 .
décha in cros sa amal atberum...ara ṅderntar latsu in
fuath sa(i.e.the cross)do chur i slait móir LB 159 b 8 .
(b) abs., in a transf. sense, looks,searches,considers ;esp.
frequent in the imp. and subj. mood.dégha let a Oisín cia
25ica raibe, Acall. 2269 .decha su féin masa chóir amlaid
sin consider thou if that be just CCath. 3317 .Cf. déchasa
.i. féchsa, O'Cl.dfechat som cindus bías sin fa deoid PH
2656 .dḟéchair annsin in ḟuil gáel duit risintii for ghlaccais,
7543 .—minab lór lett a nabair annso dféch thuas isin dara
30aithne, ib. 7640 . Here also FDG 105 :dá ndernaind...
nocha dechfaind (v.l.fechfaind) céill ná cond.—Often like
Eng.look = take care, make sure, see that, esp. inimp.:
déchaid si conárab drochiartaigi díb fén ina chrochad
PH 3283 .
35 IIIIdiomatically withiarmairt attaches importanceto,
givesattentionto,considers :ní rodechsat (v.l.rodechsatar,
rodecsatur) iarmairt dá nanmannaib ar ní dechaid a súil
fria mbeathaid, CCath. 2786 .ná dechaid(sic C iv 3 p. 19 ;
v.l.decaid)a bhecc diarmairt don longphort sa acht cosnaid
40...in longphort lánsaidbir asa teccatt in slóg út, ib. 5182 .a
ingen...ní dechub duit íarmarta, Ac. 6416 .
IV ní trócaire rodechad (v.l.rodécad) forra no mercy
was shewn to them
(Stokes), CCath. 5767 (idiom. use
ofII).
45MOD.obs.

dechair v tofollow :deachair .i. leanṁain. ris gan a
dhúain na dheachair .i. sgél gan a dhúain ina leanṁain,
O'Cl.deachair .i. deaghaid P. O'C. , quoting the same passage.
O'Cl.'s quotation comes from Dinds. of Ceilbe, Metr.
50Ds. iii 54. 8 (so all three MSS),cf. Hermathena 1907,
467 . Not sufficiently supported.—Cf. 3 dechraid.

dechairdecht n difficulty ,v. dechraidecht.

dechardae adj io-ia, rhyming withcetharda, Metr. Dind.
ii 6. 3 :isé so in cetharda doróegai Eochaid Airem: co
55nilur drong decharda co lín scíath ┐ claideb; dechardaonly
LL(163 b 4);ndreachardaYBL, St. D ii 2;ndrechferda
BB, Hy Maine, Rennes MS, B ii 2, B iii 1, Reeves 832 .
MSS point todrechḟerda of manly appearance. Adecharda
`distinguished' ( CZ iii 429. 11 f.b. , Metr. Dinds. l.c. ) or
60`hard, difficult' ( Contrib. 596 ) has no support elsewhere;
dechordoes not apply to social distinction.

dechardrong adj Rawl. 147 b 45 ,v. deccair VI.

dé-chath n g p. perduellium,v. dé-chathach.

dé-chathach adj o-ā:perduellium, gl.inna ndechathach
65(v.l. dechathLB).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. ofdé-(v.) andcathach.