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Dant o,npr. m.Abbot of Emly in the County of
Tipperary (†A.D. 660).gen. Daint:ConainnneposDaint
65abb Imlecho Ibair [defunctus est] AU i 116. 9 .Conaing
ua Daint décc FM i 270. 5 .Hua Donait FM ii 592. 3 is
a different name,cf. mac Donit AU 799 .

dántaigecht n ā,f. dántaidheacht poetry,fatalism
Dinn. Coneys.practice of poetryO'R.poetryHSD.

5 dant-mír n nn,n.Usually identified withcurad-mír`the
heroes' morsel,' butdant-mír seems to signify a piece of
food which, according to old custom, was put between the
teeth of the dead: rosfúair hi fástig oc fuiniu héisc for
indéin ┐ bae cenn Lomnai for bir hi cinn na tened. in
10cétlucht doralad dind indéin rantai Coirpri doa tríb non-
buraib ┐ ní tardad dantmír i mbeolu in chinn olṡodain ba
geis la Fiannu the first batch that was taken from the
gridiron, Coirpre distributes it to his thrice nine men; but
the `dantmír' was not put into the mouth of the head
15though it was a `geis' with the ancients (to do so)
Corm.
Bodl. 30. 2 . Stokes's interpolation is wrong and disturbs
the sense. The custom must have been deeply rooted, for
in the old Egerton fragment of Finn's death, CZ i 464 sq. ,
it is told how supernatural powers secure thedant-mírfor
20the decapitated head of Finn:confuaradar iascaire na
Boinde. ceathrar dóibh .i. trímaic Uircreann ┐ Aicleach...
conécmaing Aicleach a cheann de ┐ corubhradar maic U.—
rucsat a chenn leo i ḟásteach ┐ roḟuinsit a niasc ┐ roran-
nsat i nde. a cheann hi cind tenedh. tabraid dantmír dó
25or fer dubh docluichi ó na mair Aicleach. rorannadh in
tiasc i nde .i. fo thrí ┐ badar trí cuibhrind ann béos. cidh
so or fer díbh. is ann isbert an cend a cind tened:
ised fodera an tresraind libhsi cen síl napeli
arnatabhar damsa oc proind uaibsi mo ṁír ma...ele.
30 The Brehon Laws punished the removal of the `dant-
mír' with `athgabáil treise': athgabáil treise i folomrad
do mairb(d s. fem.)...im archor auptha mimir do chor do
choin dantmir do breith ó fir besa ái carrying away the
`dantmír' from the person to whom it belongs
Laws i 176.
354 ; to which the commentary adds the following note:.i.
curadmír .i. do breith ón fir isa hae hé .i. diablad in
cura[d]mír no eneclann .i. amail roberta ó Choinculainn.
eneclann and ar treisi, ib. 180. 3 f.b. This seems only an
attempt of the commentator to find some sense in a word
40that naturally enough was obscure to him, as the pagan
custom it refers to was bound to have disappeared with
Christianity. The appearance of the Welshdant
in a word likedant-míris strange. One expectsdét-mír.—
Obs.

45 †Danu nn,npr. m.,v. Danann.

dánugud vn.of1and2 dánaigidir,v. dánaigiud.

Danuib pnthe Irish development ofLat.Dānubius, Dānuvius,
theDanube :ind ócbad rochalma filet isin chorthair thuas-
certaig in domain fri sruth Danuib atuaid .i. anraid Daccia
50┐ Alania, TTr. 1130 .Tracia Moesia Pannuin Réit (i.e.
Raetia):siar co sruth Rein (sic leg.) a mórméit:taeb fri
taeb do deiss Danuib: o Constantin on Pontmuir, Rawl.
78 b 23 = LL 136 a 33 . .xl. míle beos uathi (sc.ó Con-
stantínpoil) co hinber srotha Danúib(sic, but the rhyme
55with Pontmuir, Rawl. 78 b 23 , proves short `u' for older
times) LB 159 a 48 .—Thegen. Danobi, Maund. § 71. 11
(tar sruth Danobí) is the Latin form.

Dapal o,npr. m. mac Dapail BB 126 a 14 .

1 dar- inn fem. npr.interchanging withder-:Darbile:
60 Derbile,Darfiled,Darinill:Derinill,Darerca,Darbelinn:
Derbinill,Darcháirthinn:Derchárrthinn,Darfráich:Der-
fráich,Darera,Darmil.Dar-fromderin proclitic position,
the stress falling on the word following;cf. Nath-: Ogh.
NETTA-. Often followed by eclipsis, originally justified
65only in theaccusative:Der bForgaill, but sometimes
spreading to all cases:Derbforgaill,Darnisa( Lism. L. 336.
9 f.b. ), which latter seems =Dar n-Ísa`theDarof Jesus,'
cf. Gille Ísa,G. Críst.Cf. der.