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50 dedail i,vn.ofdedlaid, of unknown origin. Possibly
a cpd. ofde+†dáil=4 dál; or rather of4 de`dis' +deil
`separation,' in spite of the broad -d-. By native gram-
marians explained as a cpd. of privativede+fedil`yoke':
dedil .i. cen fedil...dedil cen cuimrech, O'Mulc. 298 . —n s. dedil,
55 O'Mulc. 298 .dedail: LL 21 b 14 . 156 a 43 . 192 b 6 . 216 b 28 .
SG 353. 4 . FM i 216. 2 (old poem). CCath. 3380 .deadail
MR 252. 7 YBL.dedhail CZ i 62. 13 (12th century),&c.
g s. árdeaghloi-ne , Gadelica i 11 § 3 (ca.1600).dedhailti,
CCath. 5281 .degulta PH 7342 (if not from †dedlad).—
60 n du. dedail BB 318 b 34 .—d p. dédlib LU 64 b 12 .dedhlaib,
Arch. iii 295 st 25 .—In late Mid.-Ir. pronounceddeghailt
and so written, O'Dav. 676 . TSh. 35. 3 f.b. Rel. Celt. i 146.
2 f.b. deighilt: Eg. 142,p. 330 . Gadelica i 12 § 11 v.l. ITS
iii 96 . Tadg G., FitzGer.—MOD.deaghailt,deighilt(-eigh-
65as inleigheas), Waterf.
RHYMES :dedail(n s.) :lethain SG 353. 4 .dedail(d s.) :
Cendselaig BB 232 a 30 .
I Act ofdisjoining,parting,separating,quitting . With
fri, Mid.-Ir.re,la, Mod.la(ó, Rel. Celt. ii 238. 12 ).deil...
5.i. dedail, Laws iv 114. 2 .derla .i. deghailt nó dealugud,
O'Dav. 676 .deadhail .i. sgaoileadh nó dealughadh, O'Cl.
Lhuyd. Synon.imscarad, TSh. 32. 22 . Opp.cur la FM v
1688. 22 . (a)in a material sense:traigh coruige deil nordan
.i. co dedail na ordan .i. troig corrici in inad i ndeiligenn in
10ordu risin traigid, Laws iv 114. 2 = O'Dav. 715 (v.l. degail,ib.).
mínslabraidh ic fúaigel in chathbairr sin i ndrollaibh na
lúirighe...coná bái cumang a ndedhailti noco ndeiligti do
réir a aìccenta iat, CCath. 5281 . PROV.is dedail smera
re smuais the parting of the marrow from the bone FM i 216.
152, A.D. 593. H 2. 16,col. 689 . O'Curry Mann. iii 251 n.
(b)transf. (1)of persons:ar ndeadail (v.l.ndeghail)
re Congal MR 252. 7 YBL. SG 35. 26 .a chúiged gan
chennach arna deadail re derbḟine MR 218. 2 .rommarb tart
i cind sléibe Senmairgge. and fríth a dedail ria dreim LL
20 216 b 28 = BB 370 a 35 .ic degail re hElga, Fen. 284. 14 .
doragha sa dum ṡaighidh se ┐ bemait cen deghail dogrés,
CCath. 1467 .cen d. ¤ ria (sc.risin cathraig), 1805 .oc
gabáil ceda ó Dhia cumm degulta ris PH 7342 .ní bás
acht deighilt re Dia, Eg. 142,p. 330 .ag deghail risan
25tTighearna, Hosea i 2 .gan meadair móir gan debaid ndéin
degail rer tír, Add. 30. 512,fol. 30 a 2 .tír re ndocra dedail
SG 353. 4 .dobered dedail claidib eturru, CCath. 2446 .
doghníd na drochsmúaintighthe deoghailt idir dhuine ┐
Dia, TSh. 35. 3 f.b. dom degail re[a] dreich rabhuigh,
30 Ériu iv 214. 1 .gur bo héiccen dó dedhail fria eoch co
nerbail FM vi 2162. 13 .deaghuil ruibh, Gadelica i 11
§ 5 (circa1600) ; ib. § 3 .a deighilt leis ní cuibhe go bráth
ITS iii 96. 5 . Rel. Celt. i 141. 11 ; 146. 2 f.b. ii 140. 2 f.b. ;
238. 12 .—With the definite article :a special instance of
35 parting .robo leasc la Poimp ┐ la Cornelia in dedail sin,
CCath. 3380 .dursan daṁsa an deaghuil sin le grían,
Gadelica i 12 § 11 . (2)of things:Tuadhṁuṁa do dead-
hail ré cóicceadh Connacht ┐ a chur lásan Muṁain FM v
1688. 22 .d. ¤ Osraidhe, 23 E 26 p. 291 . PROV.is deghail
40cuirp fri hanmain limsa scaradh frit CZ iv 384. 32 (15th
century).an anam ┐ an corp do dheaghail ┐ diomsgaradh
re chéile, TSh. 32. 22 .
II Condition of beingscattered :doim ac dedhail má
doirib SG 102. 6 .
45 III Act ofdesistingorceasingfrom(fri) :slóg can degail
re debaid, Hy Fiachr. 186. 11 .Aceasing :carais Ciarán
...uṁalóid nár dian dedhail CZ i 62. 13 .
IV Adistinction, adiscrimination, asettingdown.
cúig glúine déag réa ndeaghoil (v.l.ndeadhail)...suas ó
50Éibhear go hÁdhaṁ, Keat. 1523 . —dá ernail dno .i. dá
ḟírdedail didiu forsna consainib lasin laitneoir BB 318 b 34 .
VFrequent in old poetry (esp. in chevilles) in various
senses :Fergus...cóiced rí déc dedail dron : gab Emain
iar Conchobor LL 21 b 14 (cf.senseIV).bid maigen dedail
55cen díl : ón tṡíl roṡelaig rosuan, ib. 192 b 6 .Miss fúair cen
dedail(sic leg.,cf. BB 377 a 15 )de:saerdruim Senaig,
198 a 54 .—biathad dá thráth dég... : ó rí Tulcha Og gan
dedail(cen deaghail, Lec.) BB 269 a 12 ,cf. BR 36. 11 (cf.
senseIII).Caimín Dima iar ndeadhail : do ṡíl Enna BB
60 232 a 30 .iarsin a dual fria deadhail : rodosealaigh sluag
Sereadh, 36 b 24 .—dedhlaib duaine(at the verse-end),
Arch. iii 295 st 25 (9th century). The sense is doubtful in
TBC 828 YBL :is amlaid romarbtha in lucht sin O. ina
dind tri maic Garchon fora náth Fertedil ina dedil(dédlib
65 LU 64 b 12 )Maenán ina dind;cf. dédail.
MOD.deaghailt,deighilt,gen. deighilte(deadhlaP.
O'C.),v. supra. aseparation,divorce,severing,parting,
puttingasunder P. O'C. Dinn. adischarge, adivorce ,
Coneys. O'R.Obs.in Sc.