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dég prep.&conj.Fromdi+fiach(cf.Norw.for...
skyld), in unaccented position whenfiachwas yetféch.Cf.
dfech Arm. 17 b 1 . Mid.-Ir.déig, through the influence of
dáig, to which it early gave way.
65 I Nom. prep. with gen. becauseof; also inreturnfor.
deoigh déigh dáigh .i. ar son nó do bhrígh, O'Cl.donindnagar
cech maith dúibsi deg innaní sin, Wb 103 b 13 . Translating
Lat.propter:p. dolositatem .i. dég a mmraithemnachta
ón, Mil 91 c 14 .propter cultus diuini festa .i. arna líthu .i.
5dég a nermiten féid adi, 47 b 2 (synon. with `ar').in dígal
dumbir fornni dég ár pectha, 88 a 4 .deg, Sg 201 b 1 .Cf.
dfech tinóil, Arm. 17 b 1 .—níco mbertar (sc.in táin isan
gurt) deg an domnaig CZ iii 228. 23 .—Mid.-Ir.fo déig,
synon.fo bíth,fo dáig:bái comairle la hUltu fo déig
10Conculainn LU 121 b 34 .fochen duit fo deig na mná las
tánaic SC § 20 ( IT i 327 b 2 ;fo bíthLU).fochen duid
fo deig cridi do máthar TBC 532 Y.
II Conj. because . Followed byrel.form of verb:is
díriuch a ndechor deg cinte persana, Sg 197 a 13 ; also,
15likeamail, bynon-rel.form:dég is ua guthaigthi intinnscana
in fers, Sg 136 a 1 .deg rochualasom&c. , Lat. Lives 10.
10 =dég, Trip. 56. 23 .—Followed byrel. n-:dég rombou
écndairc dó, Sg 148 a 6 ; but:dég robói in spiurt nóib less,
Tur. 100 .dég ba hé ba lughu cin, TTr.² 1807 . Ambiguous:
20 dég rofitir, Trip. 54. 3 .déig rofitir FB § 3 . —fo déig
(negat. `ní'):fo déig ní ragad si acht&c. TBC 1662 Y.
fo deig rolad cach duine di BB 349 a 15 .

1 dega n d.A certain blackinsect, probably achafer
orblack-beetle ,synonymouswithdoelaccording to
25old grammarians.Degain early Mid.-Ir. gave way to
dóel. In the phrase `duibithir degaid' it is frequently
confused withdethach`smoke,' so always in YBL.—
For then s. cf. dega, Oss. v 262. 4 ; further thenpr. Dega
LL 205 b7 (not forDeda), and perhaps also thea s. dega
30in the old Eg. version of BDD.—Etymology by Stokes
CZ iii 468 , Ériu ii 152 , BDDvoc.; butdegais hardly
to be separated fromdaig,gen. dego`fire, pang.'
degaid .i. dael H 3. 18,p. 530 .deagha achafer, abug
O'R. (from old grammarians).n s. finntar dega gan dubi
35(prov.), Oss. v 262. 4 .g s. muir dhub fo dhath deged
(sic), Ériu ii 112. 15 (TBith.,cf. fo dáil-dath LL 261 b 1 ).
dubithir re drommannaib dega, TTr. 1373 .a s.in the
standing phraseduibithir degaid(syn.duibithir dáil LU
90 b 2 ):súil d. degaid BDD § 44 LU (v.l. dethaigYBL).
40 vii maic imlesain bátar d. degaid, ib. § 58 (v.l. déga, Eg.,
dethaigYBL).cechtar a dá lurgan bátar d. degaid, ib.
§ 61 , D iv 2 (v.l. dega, Eg.,dethaichYBL,d. ¤ druim ndáil
LU).duibithir degha cech ball díb FDG 142 , Stowe MSS
(YBL againdeathaig). Ériu ii 122. 6 .

45 2 dega: ind trí gáiri. gáir mucc ṅdrogmar ṅdega LL
206 a 38 =a muc dronnṁar ndegha (: meadha), Acall. 453 .
—Possibly =Dega g s.ofnpr. Daig.

3 dega n deagha, late spelling ofdedga,q.v.

Dega npr. m. I n s. ma fuil Dega mac Dicuill LL
50 205 b 7 (thus also BB). Probably =1 dega,cf. Dóel,
npr. m.An s. Degaalso occurs RC xiv 44 § 52 and
Mart. Don. Aug. 16 . II g s.ofDaig,q.v.Often con-
fused withDedad.

déga v look,consider =décha,v. déchaid.—Cf.also:
55 dega.i. dercad act oflooking,meditating O'Curry Transcr.
( LGab. 28 ).

†déga: n déagha(disyll.)senainm don ghaoith ghrinn,
Metr. Gl. 25 § 25 ( Derbs. Gl. 25 ,v.l. dedhe). Recalls
O'C.'sdeaith .i. gáoth.Cf. 1 dé

60 dé-gabal. n I co ndergenai cuislind ndegabail díb,
D iv 2,53 a 2 . Eitherg s.of am. subst. degabal two
forks , ora s. f.ofadj. degabal two-forked .
II ā,f. Bifurcation :dá uball óir for dégabail a muince
H 3. 18,757 .

65 dé-gablach adj o-ā. Two-forked. n s. j. ulcha degablach
LL 97 a 26 ( TBC 5175 ). ib. 97 b 9 .ulcha degablach
findchael fair, ib. 265 b 49 .