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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.

de-chubaid i. I Adj.:recne dechubaid. P. O'C. 's
deachubhaidh` meet,proper,moderate,reasonable ' is for
5 deagh-chubhaidh. II Subst.:d. ¤ fota and d. ¤ gairit metres
prescribed for the 7th or lowest rank of the active bards
.
Treated as aneuter:dechubaidngarit IT iii 17. 8 .
decubaidng., ib. 18 § 51 , both from H 2. 12 . As afem.:
dechubhaidh ḟota, iii 17 n. ad § 43 (BB).decubaid ḟota,
10 ib. 46 § 72 , Laud 610.—Further instances:dechubaidfota,
iii 17. 7 ; 18 § 50 (H 2. 12).dechubhaid gairit, 17 n. ad
§ 43 (BB); 46 § 73 (BB. Laud).decubaidfota , 46 n. ad § 72
(BB). Alln s.—Occasionally confused withdechnad fotaand
gairit, iii 18 § 50 , §51 . MacCarthy p. 130 g , h .—Cf.
15 cubaid.

decla: ind roír dam .x. ratha .x. treaba dagha decla alta
airgither ,Amra Conrói,Ériu iv 4. 5 .

declai n forfear ,v. de LI, andeclae.

Declach gen. npr. m. The name of a bishop in the
20Stowe Missal: item episcoporum Martini...Colmani Cuani
Declach...Aedo...Maile Ruen, Thes. ii 284. 25 .

declam adj o-ā.Having fetid breath.Subst. ā,f. a
woman with fetid breath. d s.:im dingbáil mic di mir
di declaim di buidir di claim di cháich di daill, Laws i
25124. 21 (Senchus Mór, main text).di declaim, .i. in ben
brénanálach, ib. 140. 32 Comm. The same asclam:di
claim .i. in ben clam nó brénanálach, ib. 140. 33 . If the
commentary is right,d.contains clam as second element.

Declam pn o.Epithet of Nuadu mac Echach Faebur-
30glais, brother of Mafemis:Nuadu Declam, Rawl. 147 a 17 .
CZ viii 302. 22 . Lec. 405 a 20 . LL 319 a 16 (sicMS).g s.
Declaim,Declam:cland Nuadat Declaim meic Echach
BB 179 a 1 . Rawl. 147 a 26 . Lec. 405 a 32 .cland Nuadat
Declam CZ viii 302. 27 . Lec. 405 a 20 . —c = gg:Nuadha
35Deglam BB 179 a (upper margin), Lec. 405 a 20 .

Declán o,npr. m. Bishop of Ard Mór in the Dési
of Munster; son of Erc mac Macniad, Mart. Don. July
24 . —Son of Indros, brother of Ochda BB 68 b 12 .Son
of Ernbrann, ib. 218 b 27 . LL 348 e 52 .Son of Ross,
40 ib. nom. Declán:D. ¤ Arde Mri mac Ernbraind nó
Declanmac Rosa LL 348 e 52 . SanctusDeclán, 366 c 26 .
Declan:a Hére táthut cenn céit míle D. ¤ Arde Máre, Fél.
Oeng. July 24 .D. ¤ Airddi Mairi, Rawl. 91 b 28 .Declan
Patric na nDéise, Thes. ii 297. 5 . BB 68 b 12 . 218 b 27 .
45 Mart. Don. July 24 , Jan. 6 .Decclan: Mart. Don. July 24 .
Deglan:D. ¤ tuc in segal, Fél. Oeng. 112. 5 f.b. gen.
episcoporum...Dagani Eogeni Declani Carthani , Stowe
Missal ( Thes. ii 284. 26 ).Declain:Berchan mac D. LL
351 g 9 . Rawl. 92 f 37 . 93 a 14 . 93 b 37 .Decclain, Mart.
50Don. Jan. 6 , July 24 . Innom. loci:Tech ṅDeclaín:isé a
ferand T. ṅD. LL 318 a 55 . Rawl. 127 a 10 . Lec. 216 . 274 .
dat. in Déisi oc Declan co bráth, Thes. ii 297. 5 .—c = gg.

decleithi: n gabais Coelbad mac Fergussa a láim ass
et dixit Patriciusnádbiad de decleithi la chenél and, Trip.
55 156. 5 (Rawl.).nadbiad decleithi la chenél and, Lat. Lives
40. 21 (Arm.). Colgan has:neminem in posterum ex
eius stirpe focum in illo loco instructurum, Trias Thaum.
p. 145 . Read:nád biad de chléithi laa chenél and that
his race should not have a house (
focus=cléithe,q.v.)there.
60For the use ofdi, seede XXXIII (h). Thede decleithiof
Rawl. is a fusion ofde chléthiand (nád biad)decleithi,
understood asdeg-cléithe`a good focus.'

decmaing i,i.e. dĕggṁaing,adj. A -ng:decming,
Wb 14 b 4 . 17 c 7 . 21 a 13 .degming, 13 d 20 .—decmaing,
65 LL 125 b 1 f.b. 251 a 30 . 277 a 36 . Ériu iv 108. 19 LL. Cog.
122. 10 (14th-century MS). O'Dav. 184 , 655 . TBF 150. 24 .
deacmaing, Fél. Oeng. Ep. 172 v.l.and late lexicographers
(O'Cl., Lhuyd, P. O'C. ,&c.).B -gg. Though not found
in the Glosses,decmaic, as proved by Fél. Oeng. Ep. 172 ,
5existed as early as the late 8th century (cf.Oir.cumacc).
As the consonant-groups prevent the syncope of the second
syllable, -gghas arisen by analogy.decmaic: Fél. Oeng.
Ep. 172 (= O'Dav. 184 , 655 . H 3.18,541 ). O'Dav. 688
(old quotation). Laws iv 382. 3 f.b. (main text); v 276. 1
10Comm. FMA.D.1516 . O'Mulc. 331 .decmach, Tenga
Bithnua § 16 .decmuic, Fél. l.c. (v.l.).d s. Laws v 272. 9
(main text).d p. decmuici, Eg. 1782,87 b .deacmaicc, O'D.
Suppl.deacmaic FM i 56. 11 . O'Cl. O'R. As to O'R.'s
deachṁaing,v. dechmaing supra.—INFLEX. All forms given
15above, where not otherwise marked, are in then s.—COMP.
decmuccu,decmaicci BDD § 87 .
Latest instances noted: LL 34 b 1 f.b. , poem ascribed
to Cuan Hua Lothcháin (†1024), and Cog. 122. 10 (11th-
century composition). The word went out of use during the
2011th century, and words likedeccair,doccair,&c., took its
place. Its occurrence in the FM is of no consequence.
ORIGIN: From †di-ecmaing,i.e.privativedi-+ecmang,
vn.ofadcumaing`it happens, takes place,' theo-stem
passing into ani-stem in composition,cf. deccair,dethbir,
25 deolaid,diarim,Diarmait, and especially thesynonymous
di-ing.
SENSES:ADefinitions given by Ir. lexicographers:
(a)decmaic .i. ingnadut estdobur cach decmuic .i. is
dorcha gach ní is ingnad leis féin, O'Dav. 688 .deac-
30maing .i. iongnadh, O'Cl., Lhuyd.a wonder or surprise
P. O'C. decmaic .i. is ingnadh nó is égen, gl.ad FM v
1336. 17 (O'Curry Transcr.). (b)ding .i. decmaic, O'Mulc.
331 (YBL). H 3. 18,68 . As O'Mulc.'s Glossary is to a
great extent based on Old- and early Mid.-Ir. vocabularies,
35the occurrence ofd.in it is not against the statement
made above as to the time whend. ¤ became obsolete.
(c)decmaic .i. doilig, docamlach: dobur cach decmuic...
is amail ní dorcha (i.e.dobur) gach ní is doilig, O'Dav. 688 .
deacmaic .i. docaṁlach nó doilidh, O'Cl. Ir. MS ii 292 .
40O'Don. Suppl. (O'Rody). (d)deacmaing .i. neaṁchumasach
incapable,incapacitated P. O'C. , O'R. (e)decmaic .i. síst
a while, opp.dogrés, O'Dav. 655 , ib. 184 . Opp.dognáth,
H 3. 18,541 (O'Curry's Transcr.).
B Meanings drawn from literature.
45 I†di-ecmaing, orig.that isnot likelyto be, tohappenor
come true,i.e. unlikely,improbable,impossible,strange .
Only in this sense in the Glosses, translating Lat.mirus.
Paulus apostolus ... et Timotheus frater.i. ... bráthir i
nhiris. nípu decming cid i colinn, Wb 14 b 4 .corruptibile
50hoc induere incorruptionem .i. is uisse intoichther a ndrúail-
nithe so hón nebdrúailnithiu. níbu degming donetad som
a chorp fadessin issuidiu, ib. 13 d 20 .níbo decming rombed
imthanad hi suidib (sc.isnaib grádaib nemdib), 21 a 13 .
et non mirum ipse enim Satanas transfigurat se in angelum,
55gl.ní decmingtransfiguratio in apostolos , 17 c 7 .—fidh cain
cin mecna mes ina dos decmaic .i. is decmaic mes do beith
ar dos mana fuil freṁ aigi, Laws iv 382 3 f.b. (main text).
decmaic le techt cuice she thinks it unlikely or impossible,
ib. v 272. 9 .la bethaid a anmae la Críst...a beith slán
60ní decmaic with the life of his soul by Crist he is sure
to be saved
Fél. Oeng. Ep. 172 , quoted twice in O'Dav. :
.i. ní decmaing bias sláinte dó acht dogrés(v.l. dognáth, H
3. 18,541 ), Fél. Oeng. Ep. 184 ;cf. ib. 655 .ó doléicter immasech cranna
fianna for cach leth. nípo decmaic (-ait,facs.) casal cró
65for crand a duirnd Diarmató LU 117 a 17 = LL 277 a 36
(d.-aing).—Here also the quotation:decmaic (.i. ingna) fer
cen enech, O'Dav. 655 .
II Unlikelyto be done,impossibleorhardto do;im-
possible,difficult . Sometimes hardly distinguishable from I.
5— (a)adj. nochon robai ní ba decmaic (-ach,MS) do
dénam, Ériu ii 106.6 .becc nachimrala uathbás oc imcaissiu
in trír sin. ní fail ní bas decmaicci BDD § 87 (p. 75. 14).
is tacair duit ni ḟorbara anfót do rád. is decmaing ón ol
seseom LL 125 b 1 f.b. is aire condegar chucut úair is
10decmaing because it is impossible, ib. 251 a 30 . TBF 150. 24 .
ropo ní do dáil decming (: clainn), Ériu iv 108. 19 LL.
cid decmaing déntar bar síd, Cog. 122. 10 .deacmaicc
freasdol a ḟéile: ge ueith Éire dá thinnreaṁ, O'D. Suppl.
(S. O'Mulconry).—Occasionally = scarcely :as decmaic má
15robái isin aimsir sin caislén dobadh crúaidhe cosnaṁ there
was scarcely
FM v 1336. 17 (cf.A a supra).ba deacmaic
don connall a ioth diomḟulang ina flaith the stalk could
scarcely sustain its corn
, ib. i 56. 11 . (b)subst. something
notlikelytohappen, somethingimpossibleor hard to do, an
20 impossibility :dobur .i. dorcha nó doiligut est: dobur cach
decmuic .i. is amail ní dorcha gach ní is doilig, O'Dav. 688 .
ben dofairged (sic leg.) ar decmuic (.i. ar choibchi ingnath
nó doilig .i. lán duirn do deargnadaib,&c., Comm. 276. 4 ),
Laws v 272. 9 , quoted by O'Dav. 655 .condat é tri
25decmainge in domain .i. tír aca mbí flaith do dílsi&c. ,
Laws v 426. 3 .
III forellsid inn écis for mianuib decmuici ar dáig enich
Gúairi do brith, Eg. 1782,87 b = Arch. iii 3. 10 .