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dílse nlater also dísle iā, f. (díles) dísle, dílse, f., IGT Decl. § 3 .
65 Abstr. Nouns § 46 . that which is proper to, inherent in, due or
belonging to, hence
(a) propriety (i.e. fitness, peculiar applicability, to), passing
into notion of appropriation; ownership, possession (of), right
over (freq. with obj. gen. and prep. DO of appropriator or
70owner): asagnintar as nduine . . . intan asmberar uirgilius
assagnintar assin doacaldmaiche tre dilsi, Sg. 29a3 . dilse
cimbeto a captive's due, Thes. i 484 . cach biad cona dilsi,
cona somilsi, cona slāine . . . (sei) eigenes (nicht gestohlen),
ZCP xiv 346 § 7 ( Laws ii 232 ). fiach . . . cona focal ┐ a dilsi ┐
75a dilmaine, Bürgschaft 15 § 51a . athgabāil sēt con-imcloī
dilsi (.i. a. gabur imin set ┐ imar claechlo a dilsi . . .) distress
from `seds' which have changed ownership
, Laws i 246 . frithe
fairge . . . a dilse uile d'fir frithe sea-waifs become the property
of the finder
, v 334 Comm. a dilsi do lucht in feruinn cusa
80tárlu é (of a sea-waif), i 204 . rucus tuinede la fer n-ecoir . . .
[Ba] deithbir ar nī bbuī dīlse na aititiu la fer for n-ecrad right
of possession
, ZCP xv 346 § 37 ( Rawl. 113b20 ). corosgáid A.
im dilsi in maige sin do ┐ moa ainm fair entreated them to give
him the right of ownership of that plain
, Dinds. 69 . tabair-se
85dilse mo chríche féin damsa, SG 321 . dobreath . . . saer dilsi
Muigi mac nErce do is da cloind co brath, Lec. 270a36
asbert M. nach tuc disli a fearaind acht do C. nama (imdillsi,
v.l.), Ériu viii 175 . dorat Écubu lándílsi na hingine dó full
possession of the maiden
, TTr.² 1891 . dorat a ogdilsi fein cona
uile maithius dó, RC xii 332 . baile biataigh do iodhbairt don
5C. . . . it iad slāna na hoghdhilsi go brath, Cadhla Ua D. etc. ,
`sureties of that perpetual gift
', FM 1176 . Isell C. do cennac ar
dilse do Cormac . . . ó h. Flaithnen was purchased in per-
petuity by C. from Ua F.
, CS 1089 . co dardad dilsi fērgleithe
co ceann mbliadna, Laws iv 130 . Almu . . . do lecun do ar
10dilsi, RC ii 90 ( LU 3198 ). dilsi fogla ┐ airgni cathrach na
hE. . . . do tabairt do dona hectrandaib the right to plunder and
destroy the cities
, CCath. 762 .
Hence with subj. gen. property, right, claim: tanic atuaid
. . . do thabairt dilsi Gormlaithe ar ecin ō Lagnib, LL 52b15 .
15 freedom, right over one's own actions, emancipation (?): bean
nā fuil ac fir ┐ do nā tucad a dilsi, Laws iii 292. 20 Comm. do-
rónsam dílsi chennaig frit: latsu 'na rucais linde 'na rucsam
we made an appropriation of exchange (i.e. a transference
in perpetuity), thine what thou didst take; ours what we took
,
20 PH 3217 . feibh mar fuaras dílse an sgéil, | dobhérad díbse
a n-iul the truth of the story, O'Gr. Cat. 540 . tenn do denam
dind ni as ten . . . is dechned iar ndilsi sin genuinely (?), RC
xx 152 . ní dechned iar ṅdilsi tormach sillaibe, 150 . dotuit
i ndilsi: dorochair i ndilsi di conid nomen di pudicitia `it
25has fallen into propriety to her
' (i.e. become her special name),
Sg. 29a8 . anni nognathaigheth cāch . . . dorochair i ndilsi do,
Hib. Min. 168 . direnar in fer uadaib uile, no do rochrathar
uile i ndilsi they have all fallen into the right (of compensation),
Laws iv 178.21 .
30(b) forfeiture . This meaning arises out of (a) in cases where
a transference of property is implied, the ownership being
forfeited by one of the contracting parties. The follg. instances
from Laws illustrate the transition ( ó being used of party
which loses, and DO of that which gains possession): mad ro
35achtaig cin ar ┐ ro hairedh, is dilsi in air cona ṡīl, Laws iv 132 .
biaidh dilsi cacha athgabala do eclais and the possession of
(right over) every such distraint goes to the church (i.e. is forfeited
to it
), v 256 Comm. is dilsi a fiach uad `he forfeits the debt' (lit.
`it is forfeiture of his debts'), i 114 Comm. dilsi a gill on thi
40dobeir a geall his pledge is forfeited (lit. the forfeiture of his
pledge) by the man who
. . . v 188 . dilsi a fiach ōn fir doghni an
acra, 310 Comm. When land is seized unlawfully: cach ní
berar do techtugadh a dilsi dfir bunaidh, iii 148 . dilsi n-airme
`forfeiture of the stock', iii 148 . d. ¤ in ratha, ii 270 . dilsi a
45cotach frithgnuma on adaltraidh, 366 . mleth díchmairc i
mmuiliunn mrugḟir, cóic séoit ┐ dílse mine melar díchmairc,
Críth Gabl. 239 . trí diubarta forsná íada d. ¤ `on which forfei-
ture does not close
', Triads 149 . lánd. ¤ do cach láim la fíachu
`full forfeiture for every hand with fines' (? one of the duties of
50a ruler), Tec. Corm. § 2 . druim risna drochgráduib, dílsi
gach acabair renunciation of all desire, ZCP viii 215 . imba ar
ndilsi co n-ar claind a mainche duit shall it be forfeiture of
ourselves with our children into your service
? Anecd. i 41 .
nech imrét ech i ndomnach, dílsi a eich his horse is forfeit,
55 Ériu ii 204 . a caīrich do dīlsi hi llomrad glassenguirt na
rīgna (judgement of Lugaid m. Con), ZCP viii 311 . Note: ni
teiged bem i [n]dilsi na [i] ndilmaine uad in vain, TTebe
2526 .
(c) security, pledge, warrant: tucad Pátraic inna dilsi, RC
60 xxxvi 264 ( Rawl. 86a3 ). cach fiach co dísli, cach disli i láim
rātha, Arch. iii 227 . cach altrom co d. ¤ , cach d. ¤ co rún, 228 .
nói ngrad nimi . . . is iat dilsi lúagi lemmthair | dúani Crim-
thain `they are the securities of the price vouchsafed for C.'s
poem
', Ms. Mat. 491 = LL 45b35 (or pl. of díles?). dodechaid
65Osraighe i ndilsi fri Leth Cuinn entered into suretyship for
(`allegiance with'), AU 858 . rígh Osraighe do bheith i nd. ¤ fri
L. C., FM 857 . dobersa dō . . . ┐ doberar Caelaind Craibtheach
fris na dilsi I will give him (land) and C.C. shall be surety to him
for it
(?), YBL 174b39 . ata C. a ndilsi fris fein ┐ fri a ḟearand,
70 44 . ceithre báis breithe: a breith i ngó, a breith cen dílse . . .
(.i. faoi omhan gan árach), Triads 244 .
(d) loyalty, fidelity (cf. díles loyal), common in later lit.:
issed is dóennacht, dílsi ┐ diute, tua ┐ trebaire, LL 294a34 .
d'fiachaib ar Dh. umhla is dísle do choimhéad do R. to be
75obedient and faithful to R.
, Keat. iii 5116 . ni raibhe dísle ag
duine d'eis Chumhail d'Fionn, 3 B 14, 39 . ní fríth . . . neach
. . . do rinne dísle dhoiséin, 41 . ní chomhall sí d. ¤ dhamh, A.
Ó Dálaigh xxx 3 . i n-aghaidh mo dh. ¤ dhuid | m'faghail is
tríbhse tánuig, TD 14.147 . ar derbdilsi a thinōil ┐ ar lān-mēt
80a maicne on account of the loyalty of his assembly, BB 426bz .
iar ttabhairt . . . chánóine Patraig dhóibh im dilsi dhó having
pledged their loyalty to him on Canóin P.
, FM 1196 . go mbí
fearg Dé rinn tré pheacadh an tsinnsir nó go bhfaghthar linn
d. ¤ , TSh. 4084 . a ró d. ¤ ag díon gach ḟir, Content. xxx 2 .
85(e) security, safety: da bhfaghadh arthrach fria himluchtadh
┐ dilsi fria dul ┐ fria techt security to come and go (?), Caithr.
CC § 61 . geallaidh disle no ionniollus (= securitatem pollice-
tur), 24 P 22, 142 . dísli Dé fuair ré a uaisle peace of God (?),
3 C 13, 939 . fágbhaidh cnuas d'ísle san ḟiodhbhaidh | nár
dhísle thuas d'iomdhaidh éoin that there was no safety above
5for the bird's resting place (lit. that it was not safety
, cf. 22.6 ),
TD 29. 120 .
(f) The follg. exx. perh. belong to a different word, cf.
IGT Decl. p. 39.8 : gan ingin righ . . . dho lamhachtain druine
nā dhilsi nā dheghlāmhda `to work embroidery or to practise
10charity
(?)', Caithr. CC § 3 . co faccadar na tri hingena ac
denam a ndruinechais (a ndruine ┐ a ndísle ┐ a ndeghláma,
Fr.), Acall. 7321 .