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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.

5 dédail n nom.,acc.anddat. sg.rhyming withfégair:
Rind ┐ Faebur féga[i]r : cen baegul ria mbeódedail : feib
noslabram dar cach ler : ba hiat a nanmand na nardḟer
LL 155 a 39 ( Met. Ds. iii 272. 30 ).ba leis daig cen dédail :
feib fégair cech certláid(sic leg., Gwynn), ib. 156 a 43 ;
10 BB 382 a 1 ( Met. Ds. iii 298. 11 ). Rhyming withgénair
CZ i 62. 13 (12th-century poem). Fordédlib LU 64 b 12 ,
seededail V.

†dédail adj` unsteadfast ' CZ i 72 . Contr. A vox nihili,v.
dedail.

15 dedailte io-ia,pt. pc.ofdedlaid. Disjoined,separated,
parted :da chlobuinne...co cennaibh dlochtanacha dedhailti
forta, CCath. 5276 .deadhalta P. O'C.

dedairnn i,dedirn( MT 149. 6 ),dédhoirnn( O'Dav.
736 ), Oir.adj.of uncertain derivation, occasionally oc-
20curring in early Mid.-Ir. compositions in poetry and stand-
ing phrases.n p. dedarnni, Mil 97 b 3 .a p. dedoirne,
O'Dav. 736 .d p. dedarnaib, Mil 22 c 4 . COMP.dedarnnu,
57 a 6 .
I Strong,strenuous , transl. Lat.strenuus:a uiris
25strenuis, gl.dedarnaib, Mil 22 c 4 .strenuum principem, gl.
dedairnn, 48 c 4 .cum essent strenui, gl.dedarnni, 97 b 3 .
Glossed bycalma:tinfeth dedoirn .i. teipsi calma, O'Dav.
736 .
II Strong,hard,firm,strict,severe,troublesome ,
30transl. Lat.arctus(i.e. artus) and given asSynon.with
imnedachandtimmartae(a literal transl. ofLat.artus) :
omnes illos ita ultio arcta concludat ut. .i. dedairnn .i. tim-
martae, Mil 44 a 2 .artiores rerum praesentium necessitates,
gl.ata dedarnnu .i. ata thimmartu ón ┐ ata imnedchu, 57 a 6 .
35—abstinit dedirn doa traothad strict abstinence to subdue
them
MT 149. 6 . Joined todúr:lám fo chrábud deduirn
dúr, Arch. iii 306 st 4 (11th-century poem).dédhoirn .i.
demin nó calmaut est: cía concorad cétchuru dúra
dedoirne (v.l.durn dedoirn) .i. cura daingne nó demni,
40 O'Dav. 736 . —Cf. dedarn-tuae.

dedairne n ia,f.derivative of prec. Strenuousness,
stubbornness :imruth na narm ┐ deduirne na ndeglaech ┐
dúri na debtha, TTr. 1515 .

Dedali Ualentis,gen. npr. m. LL 356 c 8 . Daedalus
45Valens.

Dedalchu npr. m. Son of Findrus mac Náir and
brother ofDima Díbech,Ochda,Declan Airde Móireand
Conall. nom. BB 68 b 12 .gen. Carthand mac Dedhalchu,
ib. 68 b 9 .

50 dedaltach adj o-ā:deadhaltach separable, thatseparates
orparts P. O'C. deadhaltacht separation,divorcement .

Dedamrach g s. npr. m.:Mac Sithbuilg meic Dea-
damrac meic Deirgthened, BB 202 a 11 =Daigmanrach,
q.v.

55 1 dedan n dá láa cacha sechtmaine díb for uisciu ┐ bargin
dedan cach mís,R.I.A.3 B 23,23 a 24 . Probablyafastof
two days;cf. tredan.

2 dedan n atutor, ateacher ;v. degan.

dedarn-tuae n iā,f. A strict or stubbornsilence :a
60similitudine iudicum qui quod impossibile factu est...
interpellati plerumque taciturnitate significant, gl.hón
dedárntui .i. incoissegar tria coitsecht á tréde remeperthe,
Mil 48 a 11 .—Wrongly Thurneysen Handb. p. 30 .

dé-dathaigthe adj io-ia. Two - coloured :discolor, gl.
65 dédathaigthe, Sg 65 a 14 .—Cf. dathaigthe,comdathaigthe.