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dechnad n u, laterā.A certainmetre . Its price was
65five cows, BB 306 a 38 . Probablyneuter:dechnad mbec
IT iii 40. 25 ; 24. 25 ; 25. 17 ; 40. 17 (all from BB). ib.
40. 17 (Laud 610).dechnad mbrecht, 24. 26 ; 25. 20 (BB).
d. ¤ mbrechtfelesach, 9. 6 , 10 , 12 (H. 2. 12, TCD). Wrongly
do deach- mbreacht 25. 20 (BB). But in the same MSS the
5eclipsis is frequently also omitted:d. ¤ bec, 28. 15 ; 74. 1
(BB). 6. 21 ; 74. 1 (H. 2. 12).d. ¤ brecht, 28. 15 (BB). 6.
21 (H. 2. 12).d. ¤ debrechta, 9. 16 (H. 2. 12). 40. 22 (Laud).
d. ¤ dobrechta, 6. 22 (H. 2. 12).d. ¤ gairet, MacCarthy 130 h
(BB). In BB frequently treated as afem.:g s. breccad
10decnaidi móiri, 73. 14 , 35 ; 75. 12 (butdeach- móir, 24. 34 ;
25. 6 BB.d. ¤ máir, 7. 6 .d. ¤ brichtfelesaig, 9. 9 , H 2. 12).d s.
fordeach-móir , 7. 32 .a ndeach-móir, 8. 30 (butindech-
mór , 26. 8 BB; 8. 7 , H. 2. 12.dondeach-breacht , 25. 25
BB).a s. fridech-mbic , 27. 2 f.b. ; 28. 4 .
15INFLEXION:n s. dechnad IT iii 106. 11 (lethdechnad, ib.
13 ) LL; 40. 25 BB; 39. 19 Laud; 6. 20 ; 73. 7 (lethdechnad,
6. 21 ; 8. 9 ), H 2. 12 .decnad, 6. 21 (thrice), H 2. 12 .deachnad,
39. 19 BB.deacnad, 24. 24 BB.dechnaidfrequent in BB
and Laud: 40. 3 (lethdechnaid); 40. 8 , 17 , 22 Laud. 40. 17 ;
20 73. 7 , 14 BB.deacnaid, 24. 26 , 29 BB. Abbreviated:
dechn-, 25. 20 ; 28. 15 ; MacCarthy 130 h , BB. 6. 22 , H 2.
12.deachn-, 25. 1 , 2 , 10 , 17 , 23 , 24 BB.decn-, 73. 7 ; 74. 1
BB. 6. 21 , H 2. 12 .dech-, 28. 15 BB. 6. 22 ; 8. 5 , 6 ; 9. 6 ,
10 , 12 , 16 ; 73. 14 ; 74. 1 , H. 2. 12.deach-, 24. 25 , 35 BB.
25g s. dechnadha BB 306 a 38 .dá chenél dechnada móir,
39. 20 Laud.dechnada máir, 7. 6 , H. 2. 12.láncuibdi dech-
brichtfelesaig, 9. 9 , H. 2. 12.dá chenél deach- móir, 24. 34
BB.deliugud deach- móir, 25. 6 BB.dechnaidi:decnaidi
móiri, 73. 35 BB.decn-i móiri, 73. 36 BB.decn-i
30cumaisc, 75. 12 BB. Here also 73. 24 :brecad dech- mór
.i. inso(móri leg.), H. 2. 12.d s. dechnad:i ndech- már,
8. 7 , 8 , H. 2. 12.i ndeach- mór, 26. 8 BB.don deach-
breacht, 25. 20 , 25 BB.deachn-, 25. 6 , 12 BB.fem. dech-
naid: don deacnaid, 25. 26 BB.a ndeach- móir, 8. 30 BB.
35fordeach- móir, 7. 32 BB.a s. dechnad m.,dechnaid f.:
amail deachn- cumaisc, 25. 21 BB.fri dech- mbicc, 27.
2 f.b. ; 28. 4 BB.n p. dechnada:it dechnada uile, 22. 16 ,
H 2. 12, BB.na deachnada so, 7. 26 BB.d p. dechnadaib:
dona dechnadaib, 73. 6 ; 78. 7 BB.
40ORIGIN:Gen. dechnada(neverdechanta) points to a
cpd.;cf.theu- stemscétnad,setnad(occasionally eclipsing
likedechnad:cétnad nimrinn IT iii 53 § 97 n. 1 .c. naisi, ib.
§ 98 .setnad mbecc, ib. 20. 13 ). The original meaning of
dechnadbeing obscure, no certain etymology can yet be
45given. Possibly a cpd. ofdeach`verse-foot,&c.' withnath
.i. ainm coitchenn dona huilib aistib, Corm. (u- stem: LL
386 a 8 . BB 302 b 4 . 303 b 42 , and probablymasc.).Dech-
cpd. form ofdeächasern-ofiarn.
The metrical treatises in BB mention no less than thirteen
50metres of this name,v. IT iii p. 173 .—COMPD.carr-dechnad,
leth-d. ¤ ,med-d. ¤ ,snéd-d. ¤ ,v. IT iii p. 172 sq. —Obs.

Dechnán o,npr. m. The name of three sister-sons of
St. Patrick:is ann (isin mBrétaig) faranic na trí Dechnán
meicc sethar do Pátraic, Trip. 156. 16 .The name of a
55saint:S. Dechnan LL 366 b 50 .

Dech-nia npr. m.,v. Deochnia.

†Dechoinet npr. m.,v. Decoimet.

dé-chomlach adj o-ā. Bivalvular , laterdáchoṁlach,
Macd.

60 dé-chomrac n o,m. Afightbetween two, aduel :dorat
Memnón dub déchomrac dhó ┐ tarrasair fris cíarbo chomlond
dolig, TTr.² 1201 . LL 406 b 8 (decomrac).

de-chomsuidigthe n io,n.Irish translation ofdecom-
positum. n p. decomposita sunt .i. bit dechomsuidigthi asber-
65tar, Sg 73 b 8 .