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de-chétfaid n i,f.The opposite ofcétbuith. Etymo-
logically =de-buith, only it contains one prep. more (-cét-).
De-is short and the identification withdé-`two' wrong ( PH
p. 632 . Contr. s.v. ).— Dissent,discord,difference,diversity
5ofopinion,quarrel =drochcétfaid,debuith; also likedebuith
ofan armed conflict, a fight, acc. to O'Clery:dechédfaidh .i.
cogadh(dechéudfadh .i. cogadh P. O'C. ); the latter sense, how-
ever, is not sufficiently supported.debaid ┐ dechétbaid:
n s. is triasin scriptúir nóib...síthlaigther cech debaid ┐ cech
10dechétfaid LB 251 b 14 = Trip. clxii 26 (dissent).n p. dechét-
faide: cech debaid ┐ cech decetfaide, Rawl. 67 a 1 .debtha
┐ decetfaide, 68 b 1 .atrachtatar deabhtha ┐ dechétfaidhe
derṁára etorra conár bot riaraig dia fflaith, Hugh Roe 32.
19 .is ar tairmthecht timna Dé tuaslaicther síth ┐ comchét-
15faid ina popul ┐ tódúscthar debtha ┐ decétfaide etarru,
PH 4230 . —Obs.

dechétfadach adj o-ā, deriv. of prec. =debthach.decheu-
fadhach warlike,military P. O'C.

Dech-flescach, pnHogan Onomast. (from BB 257 a 22 ).
20 Ir. Nen. 214. 4 . A vox nihili.Echḟlescach leg., see LL
44 b 12 .

dech-inscne: n bidh súi léigind co cendanim: rosía let
form dechindscne: arcenfa mórcháin móir, Arch. iii 231.
6 f.b. (Colum Cille of Adamnán). Cpd. ofdech+inscne
25`speech,'q.v.

dé-chintach adj o-ā. Double-crimedor that hastrespassed
twice O'D. Supp. 616b .cúaille decintach nó trecintach of
two faults
Laws iv 74. 3 .

dechla: ind cen dechla (.i. cen deligud) dHérind (sic
30leg.) ergnaid LL 10 b 11 =cía dheacla dHérind eargnaidh
BB 33 a 51 .

dechmad, old derivative ofdeich, Gaul.petru-decameto-,
CIL xiii 2494 . Holder 980 .
I o-ā,adj. Tenth . Always before its subst. and preceded
35by the article:sin dechmaid lá SR 6327 .in deachmadh
bliadain flaithiusa Tibhir, MacCarthy 282. 10 f.b. isin
dechmad bliadain a ríge, 298. 13 . ib. 290. 2 , 14 .foglaim
na dechmaide bliadna IT iii 54 § 99 .in d. ¤ aithne PH
7764 .decima ostensio:in d. ¤ taidbsi, 6720 .in d. ¤ grád,
40 7160 .isin d. ¤ chaipdel, 7456 .an deachṁadh coṁartha aran
mbás, TSh. 51. 3 .—With ellipse of subst. and omission of
article:dechmad grád talman, MCgl. 51. 11 (cf. nói ṅgrád
nime ┐ in dechmad grád talman LL 45 b 34 ).—Now under
the influence ofdeichpronounced with slender ch (th = h):
45 deichṁeadh, deithiú, W.M.;cf. Rev. xi 13 :an deichṁeadh
cuid don chathair.Thus also Sc.deicheaṁ, HSD. Macd.
II Subst.,ā,f. (a)aspaceoften days dechma, Laws ii
106. 2 .dechmu, ib. i 262. 5 ; 264. 11 .dechmud, i 264. 12 .
Acc.fornom.:deachmuid, ii 90. 20 .—Frequently in the
50Laws =anad dechmaide a stay of ten days( Laws i 80. 32 ).
One of the four periods (uidi) for notice of Law:arinní robdur
cethri uidi robátar for furógru dlige aon ┐ treisi cúicthe
┐ dechmu, i 262. 5 .n s. d. ¤ fri rudrad, i 78. 14 .fri rurud, ii
90. 20 .adfogarar dechmu do feine fiachaig...ar as dech-
55mud fri saigid, i 264. 11 ; ii 106. 2 .—g s. leth na decmaidi
v 68. 5 .re ré ndechmaide, iii 532. 17 . ib. i 192. 12 f.b. ;
v 66. 4 f.b. co iar ndechmaide, v 306. 9 .a s. cid arná
segat cúicthe nó dechmad, i 236. 12 .co dechmaid=co
cenn ndechmaide; conár fastur doib cu dechmuid, ii 48. 4 .
60 O'Dav. 950 . —d s.fordechmaid, Laws i 152. 1 .is díles iar
ndechmaid, ii 310. 8 f.b. ib. v 308. 3 .d p. direnar i teora dechmadaib,
v 394. 8 . Law-terms :anad dechmaide a stay
or delay of ten days
:dechmad .i. a. d., i 80. 32 ; 192. 13
f.b. ; 236. 20 .a. d. ar cach nathgabáil gabar de, i 200. 30 .
65O'D. Suppl.apad dechmaide a legal notice of ten days,
1262. 22 .abad teora dechmad, iv 2. 20 .athgabál dechmaide
distressof ten days:a. húine ┐ aile...┐ d., i 208. 2 ;
ib. 192. 10 ; 210. 22 .—íc ar dechmaid, Cáin Ad. 38 .airḟuacra
decmaidi, Hib. Min. 66. 6 .nosbiathaim co cenn dechmaide
5 IT i 141. 26 (CC). CZ v 503. 16 .—Obs.
(b)one of ten equal parts, atenth . (1) In a general
sense:cathir dronoll...mét don domonn a dechmad SR
344 .masé dechmad a ḟeraind tucustair in duine amach,
Laws v 38. 10 .tabar dechmad in ḟiadhuigh dún, Ac.
10 919 .gabais dechmaid cechtar nái (viz. na mbairgen) ┐
benais dechmaid in tóchta...fil dechmaid sund ar MacC.,
MCgl. 23. 12 sq.; ib. 23. 16 , 18 (g s. dechmaide); 25. 4 .
deachṁadh na deachṁadha, Lev. x 38 . Sc.deicheaṁ:
bheir mi d. dhuit I will give you a tenth part Macd.
15 325 a . (2) In a specal sense after the introduction of
Christianity, translating Lat.decima(pl.Lat.decimae:dech-
mada):the tithes of the Church. haec decima.i. dech-
madh, Ir. Gl. 43 . According to the Brehon Laws the laity
was obliged to paydechmadandprimiti(primitiae) to the
20clergy.n p. dechmada ┐ primiti ┐ almsana, Laws i 50. 27 .
dán do eclais .i. dechmada ┐ primite ┐ rl., iii 18. 26 .na
dechmada, v 450. 23 .a p. isé (viz. in flaith) dobeir primidi
┐ dechmada ┐ almsana don eclais, v 12. 28 .d p. do
dechmadaib ┐ primittib, v 266. 11 ; 122. 21 .g p. fuas-
25lugad dechmad, v 450. 15 .—for dánaib ┐ dechmadaib na
hecailsi LU 30 a 27 = FA § 25 .ní dligid dechmaidiu, O'D.
Suppl. from LB.tug F. a roga feraind do Chormac...
tuc dano a deachmadh do BB 234 a 4 .quasi anni nostri
decimas damus
: doberum...mar bad dechmad ár mbliadna
30 PH 4936 . ib. 4939 - 40 .is do deochainib ┐ do ṡacartaib
dobertís dechmada ┐ prímite ic áes rechta decimae et
primitiae
, 6012 .a p. dechmadu a máine, 4172 .érnaid
dechmada na nuli filet ocaib do ḟulang na neclais, 7251 .
Gadelica ii 123. 2 .d. dérniudordo díl pay tithes PH
35 7251 .sná díol deachṁugha ar aonchor, Gadelica ii 128
l. 618 . Donl. 144. 25 . Rel. Celt. ii 278 st 16 (deacbhuidh).
d. do glaccad receive tithes:anúair ghlacfuid na lebhítigh
dechmadha, Neh. x 38 .doghlacas an deachṁadh, Hebr.
vii 9 . —Instances from the Bible:n s. deachmadh, Lev. xxvii
4032 , ib. x 38 .pl. bhur ndeachmadha, Deut. xii 11 .d s.
deachṁuidh, Lev. xxvii 31 .g s. gabáildeachṁuidh , Deut.
xxvi 12 .g. na deachṁuidhe, ib. dechṁadh na dechmadha,
Lev. x 38 . (3)Of anytributeto the clergy, no matter
how big or how small:tucsat cúiced Laigen trian a clainde
45┐ trian a nindmais do naem Pátraic conid Cnoc na Dech-
maide ainm in chnuic sin ósin anall, Ac. 4825 . —The sense
`ten things, articles or animals' which is given in O'D. Suppl.
appears to have no support (one would expect †décadeor
†deichde).
50MOD.v. I,II (b ). Lhuyd. Coneys. O'R. Dinn. Sc.
deachaṁ: thug e dha d. de gach ní , Gen. xiv 20 . HSD.
Macd. Phon.deicho, O'R. ann.—Hencedeachṁuighim
(vn. deachṁughudh)I pay tithes;deachṁughaim id.O'R.
deachṁaich , HSD. deicheaṁaich , Macd.