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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
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, 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 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 .

décmaing v cutsoff LL 291 b 3 . RC xiii 460. 4 ,v. do-

decmainge n ia,f.Derivative ofdecmaing.The
condition of not being likely to happen;unlikeliness;im-
possibility :ut reditus meus stuporem uidentibus faceret .i.
ara decmaingi leu ón for what they deemed its impossibility
35 Mil 92 a 6 .

decni nin Scathach's druidical oration to Cúchulainn:
ní bá fortacht can recni. ní bá recni can decni LU
125 b 12 .

† Decoimet npr. m.seems a corruption ofDechoin
40Aed.—Decoimet mac Maine mic Loegaire . . isé fil a Cúil
Maine LB 14 d 10 f.b. ; so also Lec. 103 d 37 ; butDechoin
Ǽd mac Maine,&c., in the corresp. passage LL 347
g 21 f.b. Deochon Aedi Cúil Máine mac Máine BB 112 b
36 .—AlsoDecoinet.

45 †Decoinet, npr. m.,v. Decoimet.

decra adj .i. aird,v. deccra.

decrach,decracht, adj v. deccrach,deccracht.

†décrad n Thes. ii 239. 4 fordeorad,v. Hermathena
1911, 384 .sq.

50 decraid: n Aengus do ghuin aṁail Broen: ca ní cen do
decraidh dé (: cé) what thing is removed from God's decision
(O'Don.) FM i 530. 7 . AUA.D.882 have:cani oen do
dhecraibh Dé, which seems right.

decraiter: v luis .i. lámut estluis fir fora mbrandubh
55decraiter , O'Dav. 1158 .Cf. 2 dechraid.

décrath: n imecomardar an muilleóir ni mo decrath : can
doberedh a ndomeledh in sluag setach, Anecd. i 59. 3(Imr.
Máiledúin). Possibly =ní mod écrath.

Decuill Decuil,Dicuill,gen. npr. m. n s.†Decoll.
60 Father of Fergus:macc Cairill maicc Fergosso maicc
Decuill, Arm. 19 a 1 . Thes. ii 364. 20 .Father of Dega:
Dega mac Dicuill(:thuill) LL 205 b 6 .Husband of Cuimne:
Cuimnemater filiorummeic Decuil, Thes. ii 281. 14 . See

65 ded vinrodĕt,v. det.