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dedbaigi n BB 446 a 19 ,v. dét-bach.

dedbir adjv.deithbir.

dedbol adj o-ā. Puny,slight,trifling,paltry . From†di-
adbol. —dedbul .i. dereoil, O'Dav. 659 (quoting Fél. Oeng.
5 Jan. 25 ). Stowe Gl. 337 (dedbal).ní dedbul .i. ní dereóil,
Three Gl. 128 (ad Fél. l.c. ).dédhbhal .i. dearóil nó bocht,
O'Cl.d. ¤ poor,weak,small,diminutive P. O'C. wretched,
woeful , Lhuyd, O'R.—Of a day:ní dedbul a llathe, Fél.
Oeng. Jan. 25 .Of persons:drong airdirc Giurgi : ní dedbul
10fri fethim, ib. Ep. 266 .Of a number:fichi deich ní dedhbol
bríg, Anecd. i 74 st 224 .gér bhó dedhbal an líon
dorochrattar ann FM vi 2288. 14 . COMP.deidbliu C iv 3,
17 a 1. 25 .dedhbhle P. O'C. —dedbol o,m.=deidblén,
m.:sciath forsa talla certchossair cethri ndrong ndechenbair
15ndedbol LU 88 b 39 ( BDD § 87 ).—Dedbolseemsobs.
already in early Mid.-Ir. The use in FM is archaic.—
Hencedeadhbhlaighim v Idecrease,diminish ,vn. deadhbh-
laghadh P. O'C.

Dedchain o,gen. npr. m. Son ofNia; father ofCenn-
20ḟota ( Rawl. 128 a 16 ) ;grandfather ofCleithe,Coimreand
Brandub. gen. m. Dedchain BB 219 f 44 . Possiblydét-
cháin(`the m beforededchainis probably wrong, as so
often, andd. ¤ is an epithet ofCannḟota,' Meyer).

dedeng: adj Macha...ingen Rúaid...gabais dar díne
25dedeṅg : ríge nHérenn ar écin LL 21 a 35 . Readdénṡeng
with O'Clery's Leb. Gab. (Meyer).

dedga, n m. Centaury :sintabuiria (centaurea,leg.).i.
dedga , Arch. i 327 no. 77 (16th century).cricerium uel
aqaticum .i. eascob ean .i. dedgha, ib. 333 no. 15 .an
30dedga .i.centaria , ib. 340 ( Crawf. MS 19 a ).de centaurea
.i. in dedgha, 23 F 19(R.I.A.),109 a 9 .d s. dodedga ,
23 P 10(R.I.A.),158 a 28 .deadhgha,id.O'R. ann. —
Phonet.degha: Sc.deagha buidhe yellow centaury, chlora
perfoliata
Cam. Gael. Names of Plants. Macd. (figuredib.).
35O'R.Sc. deagha dearg red centauryCam. l.c. Macd. (=ceud-
bhileach, fig. ib. 189 ).deadhgha dearg centaurium minus
vulgare
, O'R. ann.—In Armstr.deagha(always preceded by
the article,cf. an dedgaabove) is translated `banewort.'

dedgair i,adj.Phonet.deg(h)air,ded(h)air. The
40common transl. ` quick,nimble ' has no support in the
literature. It is due to O'Clery and wrongly concluded by
him or some older lexicographer from passages whered. ¤
occurs side by side withdianand similar adjectives.
deaghdhair .i. luath, O'Cl. Hencedeaghair, ` swiftor
45 nimble ,' Lhuyd ; ` quick,nimble,agile,active ,' P. O'C. ;
deadhair,deaghair, `swift,' O'R.—Dedgairlies within the
same sphere of sense asdian,dígair,díchra, to which it is
often joined. It may be trl. earnest,fervent,eager,zealous .
Usually applied to persons and always in a good sense.
50Occasionally joined todron,datta. (a)of persons:
Digais ba dedgair ba dron LL 194 a 62 .Diarmaid
dedgair fo dianbhrón FM ii 902. 3 f.b., A.D. 1072.cóic
bliadna do Themraig tricc : cen rurig ndedgair(ndegairBB)
ṅdianglicc LL 129 a 39 ( MacCarthy 198. 3 ).súairc in
55drem dedgair datta : cland Chernaig meic Diarmata LL
161 b 31 ( MS. Mat. 516. 5 ).fríth a lenmain assa lurg :
do ṡluag dedgair fo donnchulg, 211 b 1 . (b)of anaction,
stateorcondition :ba gním dedgair SR 5598 .dorighne
depraccóit ndíchra ndedhghair fri Dia, Lism. L. 2699 .cen
60dodraiṅg ṅdéin ṅdedgair ṅguil LL 133 a 44 . —Dedgair
appears to have become obsolete at the close of the 11th
century, none of the instances quoted above being later
than A.D. 1072, the death-year ofGilla Coemáin.

dedgaire n iā,f.Abstract ofdedgair:drong togach co
65ndedgaire(:belgaide,leg. delgnaideandcf. SR 8153 ) :iar
ndíth for trágaib duba SR 8067 .domun dúr co ndedgaire
(: delgnaide) : roscar fria bríga buana, ib. 8155 .