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déchsanach adj o-ā. Far-seeing; transf.far-reaching:
Gobnad an ghlóir dechsanaigh(: cédchathaig) fúair ó Dhia
díol a sainnte B iv 2,52 a ;v. déicsenach.

1 decht o-ā,adj.:roded ór is airged decht: roded
5mil roded cruithnecht YBL 413 a 5 (Flann Fína's poem on
Ireland, 10th century). So also B iv 2 (copied from the
Book of Leinster where the first four stanzas are now
missing) and R.I.A. MSS 23 E 16, 23 Q 9. The Mod. MSS
23 N 4, 23 Q 1 (R.I.A.) readairgeadacht. ic dénum airgid
10decht de BB 309 b 31 .ní córa dóibh...troid um Corcaigh
...iná cur deabtha budh dheacht: fá ṁagh dTeaftha is
fán dTuaisceart, Misc. Celt. Soc. 356. 23 (poem by Fear
feasa O Cáinte, 16th-17th century).a ragad féin duin
bu dhecht (: cloisdecht), Ferm. 18. 14.f.b. bud decht
15.i. go deimin, Leb. Gab. 27 (O'Curry Trscr.; butcf.Sc.gu
deachdta s.v. 2 dechtaid). Usually translated pure,genuine ,
P. O'C. (quoting Flann Fína), O'R.—Etymology and precise
meaning obscure. Possibly an oldpc.ofdingid,cf. bocht:
bongid; argat decht compressedorhammered silver ; transf.
20 exact,precise,sure,certain . Comparedocht(with Ablaut).

2 decht vin the passage:donethand athach di ghóith
tentidicondecht ina bruindi ┐ inna gnúis comdar duibidir
degaid, Ériu ii 122. 5 (10th-century text).T-pret. 3 sg.
ofdingid,q.v., ors-pret. 3 sg.of1 dechtaid,q.v.

25 dechta: adj a húaiṁ Cruachan rodechta: táinic duibthréd
druidechta BB 386 b 7 (v.l. rocrenta LL 162 b 21 ).Mac
Ui Chatháin...míndáil na dhiaigh budh dheachta: biadh
an dán na dhilleachta, Misc. Celt. Soc. 414. 3 .tráth molta
dhó badh deachta, 3 C 12,165 .Cf. 2 dechtaidanddechtain.

30 1 dechtad u,m. vn.of1 †dechtaid, denominative of
1 decht.Acrushing, acompression, awedging; anop-
pression; agnashing(of teeth). airm inná robai fiad...acht
imat snechta cosin roúacht dechtadh inna ndeut formúchad
inna ngnúise, Ériu ii 136 § 120 (TBith.).rasaig di áne in
35teined...a fuigbed do anmannaib ann roloiscfed la dechtad
in talman imma cúairt, ib. 134 § 114 .—To this belongs
O'Clery'sdeachta[d] .i. dinge acrushing,wedging (or
wedges, pl. ofding), which latter Miller, confusingtoirnem
`a pressing down' andtoirnech(dinge .i. toírneaṁ, O'Cl.),
40wrongly renders by `thunder.' Mistranslated also by
Lhuyd.

2 dechtad u,m. vn.of2 dechtaid.
I Acomposing,inditing :becán eli don lebar a ngaidilg
arna dechtadh go rochruaid dḟiledaib na nGaidel CZ iii
45520 § 8 (early 16th century). Rhyming withcleachtadh:
seirm ciúil is deachtadh dána: cleachtadh uird gach eallana,
Rel. Celt. ii 252 st 24 , ib. 276. 15 .—Cf.Sc.tha mo
chridhe a' deachdadh deadh ni, Psalm xlv 1 .
IITransf.aninspiring, aninspiration :ó dheachtadh
50an sbirad naoiṁ, Carsw. p. 5 .Cf. Sc.deachdadh inspiring
Macd. (obs.),deachd inspireM‘A.
III Act ofdictating,dictation , Coneys. O'R. HSD.
Macd. Sc. alsothe thingdictated, adictate , HSD.
IV Alaw :deachdadh, Lhuyd. O'Br. O'R. HSD. Macd.
55—deachdadh coṁdhála an act of parliamentO'R.ann.—
deachtadh dictation,legislation,doctrine,instruction, also
todictate,teach,instruct; sometimes signifyingtyranny,
oppression,domineering; also tocompute,reckon,account
P. O'C.

60 1 †dechtaid v ā-derivative of1 decht. Crushes,oppresses ,
v.2 dechtand1 dechtad.

2 dechtaid v ā. An early loan from Latindictare. The
rendering of -i- by -e- and the cpd.do-er-dechtim, gl.dicto
Sg 155 b 4 , show the high age of the loan.—Like Lat.
65 dictat = fingit, componit, composes,indites,writes,informs
(dictare est aliquid docere in omni genere doctrinae,
Juv. Sat. Britannicus 8 ). The sensedictateshas no
examples from Old- and Mid.-Ir.—blodh bec don lebar
dodecht Adhamnán a Laidin CZ iii 520 § 8 .dia rodecht
5som isin dúain dorigni of which he informed LU 51 a 33 .
dorad Aenias in tuarastal do chách díb amalrodechtait as
they had been informed
(pret. pass.), Aen. 1060 (referring
to Aeneas' words, ib. 1045 :dobérthar a riar do chách úaib).
BB 460 b 23 .dar dechtadh an cairt so, R.I.A. 3 B 22,
10 34 b .—deachd, inf.deachdadh, indites,dictates,teaches
Coneys.enacts,harangues O'R. ann.Cf.Sc.deachd
indites,dictates,inspires , M‘A. HSD (c.s.).pc. deachta,
deachdta perfectly certain, in Sc.gu d. most certainly,
most assuredly
; butcf. decht .i. deimin,s.v. decht.