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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.

15 dechtaide adj io-ia,pc. nec.of2 dechtaid,componendus,
dictandus:budh laegh bo deachtaighe dóibh a poem should
be made for them
Cog. 98. 9 .

dechtaigid v g, late transformation of2 deachtaidafter
the model of the g-derivatives.
20 I Composes,indites :leabhar na reacht do dheachtuigh
Maois ar dtúis, Gadelica iii. 165. 6 .dodheachtaigh mur
so é (sc.an scél), Eachtra M. an Iol.,Pref.of author(MS
24 P 9, date 1651).v. deachtugud.
II Teaches,instructs :dochum ┐ dodheachtaigh dá
25dheisciobaluibh, MacCur. p. 106 .ná deachtuighthear libh
don líaigh na leighis is toil leis do chur ribh, TSh. 228. 19 .
—deachduigh indite,dictate,teachConeys.dictate, give
law,instruct;account,reckon,compute P. O'C. (s.v.
deachtaigheam,deachtaighthear). Dinn. dictate,indite ,
30HSD. Macd.—VN. dechtugud u,m.:ní thug is níor
ghlac malairt téarma : i litir dar casadh sé an deachtughadh
ceadna GJ xiv 17. 16 (poem by Seán Ua Gadhre).Act
ofcomposing :ag deachtughadh ceoil, Dinn. (from Don.).
Anemphasising :ag d. gach focail, Dinn. deachtughud
35 indite,dictate,teach Coneys. management,regulation,
dictation,enaction,instruction O'R. ann.

dechtaigthe io-ia, past pc.ofdechtaigid, composed,
indited :dar linne ní peaca a chur deachtaigthe i ndúanaire,
O'Gr. Cat. 567. 18 . taught,instructed,dictated,computed,
40 accounted P. O'C. O'R.Cf. deachduichte dictated(c.s.)
HSD. Macd.

dechtaigtheóir n i,m.,g s. -óra,pl. -óiridhe.Adictator,
teacher,accountant Coneys.deachtaightheóir,deachtthóir
adictator,legislator,teacher,instructor,computer,accounter
45 P. O'C. O'R.

dechtain indrhyming withNechtain:seisear bráthar
...Solen Ulpha Nechtain: Drostan dechtain drethell: a
nanmand a naebdus: Aengus ┐ Leithend BB 204 a 48 .
Ir. Nen. 130. 30 .

50 dechtóir n i,m. deachtoir adictator, ateacher , Lhuyd.
O'R.alawgiver, adictator O'R. ann.— Sc.deachdair,a
dictator (c.s.) HSD. M'A. Macd. Hence deachdaireacht
ā,f.,act orbusinessofdictating (c.s.) HSD =deachdúireacht
assuming too muchO'R. ann.—Not from Lat.dictor, but
55derived from2 dechtaid.

dechtugud u,m. vn.ofdechtaigid,q.v.

dechtraigidir v dechtraigid=dechraigidir:in leabhar
dá ngoirthear deich bréithir ina ndeachtraighthear .i. i
ndeghchóirighthear an tiomna maith dorinne Dia do Maoise,
60 O'Curry MS. Mat. 495 .cid a neachtraighter ┐ i nænta-
daighter ... cidni anṁann i ndeachtraigter IT iii 24. 6 , 8
(BB), where H 2. 12 hasdeochraigetar.

dechu adjanalog. comparative ofmaith,v. dech.

dé-chú n n. Couple ofhounds :cocung .i. slabrad. cocung
65druine decon , O'Dav. 355 , Eg. 88;v.l. ní cocungu druna
dechon H 2. 15 . The quotation being unidentified, the
sense given is a mere guess.