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dimbríg n f. (bríg) I (a) powerlessness, debility ; this is perh.
orig. meaning, but cannot always be distinguished from (b),
85and some of the exx. given below might be referred to the
latter: a Chaisil, as dimbrig soin | gan Feidlimid mac Crim-
thoin, Lism. L. p. xxxi . ni fil rofiter a ndíl, | robátar uile i
nd. ¤ , TFerbe 906 . roraid Michel frisin rig | athesc firēn cen d. ¤ ,
SR 1826 . rí cen guasacht cen d. ¤ , 6785 ; cf. 282 , 3514 . rodo-
spianta fo d. ¤ , 5418 . marcach an eich dhuibh fa dhimbríogh |
5do theich fled powerless, A. Ó Dálaigh xlix 20 . is ann ba
mhionca mac ríogh | gan dubhachas gan dímbríogh ` lassitude ',
O'Gr. Cat. 508 . idir dhásacht is dhímbríg `between rashness
and debility
', 437 . do chidhfedh mar thárla an tír, | do
chaoifedh damna a dímbríg `the cause of its debility', 466 .
10 égcóir atáit na trí ríg | ar síol Colla is cúis dímbríg, 408 . nár
ṡuidhsiod Ulaidh, dob fatha dimbrighe, | 'na seinríghe os
tulaigh Mhacha, Bk. of O'Conor Don 250b18 (= (b)?). tug sé
(sc. Narcissus) grádh . . . dá ghnúis féin, | gur chúis dimbríogha
doiséin, Dánta Gr. 16.80 . In poetry technical term for want
15of emphasis, under-statement, as opposed to forbríg exaggera-
tion, hyperbole:
trefocul . . . cen dimbrigh, cen forbrigh
`without want of emphasis, without over-emphasis', Auraic.
1941 = can dimríg, 5061 .
As techn. term for metrical fault, IGT Metr. Faults § 151 .
20(b) disparagement, contempt, holding lightly: dia dimbrig
o diabol `of the devil's contempt for him', RC xx 136 (cf. de odio
eius apud Diabolum, p. 174). rodirgnaithi fo dimbrig, SR
3262 . dímiad ┐ d. ¤ ┐ dímicin, LL 222a17 . ar dimbrigh leo an
neich fhuaratar because what they had got seemed to them of
25little consequence
, Anecd. ii 56 (cf. or naptar dingmala leo in
sheoit fouarotar, ib.). caith corp . . . in Rígh | i ndeilbh (sic
leg.) dūile an dimbrīch, RC xxxvii 345 § 5 . ní guth oram
dimbriogh dhuit, Gofraidh Fionn iv § 3 ( Ir. Monthly 1919 ).
tanic chugam ben a síd | suaill nach derna dím d. ¤ she was near
30scorning me
, YBL 314b15 . nā déanaidh acht dimbrigh de
gach nídh, ITS i 178 . doronadh dimbrigh leó somh don
aithesg hisin they made light of this message, FM iii 634 . cuid
le an imshním a h-ail, | drong le an d. ¤ an decair others to whom
her desperate plight is of no moment
, O'Gr. Cat. 479 . dim-
35bríogh ┐ neimhsheadh do thabhairt san tsaoghal, TSh. 338 .
ge dobeidis na sagairt ┐ drochbeatha acu . . . nach cóir a cur
a ndeimbrigh, Lib. Flav. ii 15va1 . mar nach in-cuir an t-or
a ndeimbrigh tre anuaisle an talimh, 11 . cuirid dligheadh ┐
grádh Dé i ndimbhrígh (neamhshuim, v.l.), Donlevy 348 .
40As pred. rob dimbríogh gach tonn dá ttuil, Studies 1921,
76.25 . ar ndoigh ní budh dimbríogh linn, 1918, 281.6 .

dimbrígach adj o,ā (dimbríg) weak, ineffective: ní ba ro-úallach,
ní ba d. ¤ assert yourself neither too much nor too little, Tec.
Corm. § 29 . Cf. LL 345e40 . d. ¤ cech ndoblōir, Arch. iii 229 .

45 dimbrígmar adj o,ā (dimbríg) contemptible, of small account:
budh dimbrighmhar ár ccoimhthionól . . . ag féachuin an
choimhthionóil bhias aige our community will seem insignificant
beside his
, ITS xvi 90 .

? Dimbrug n.pr. u,m. hui Dimbrogo Nuadat, Rawl. 124a7
50= h. Dimbroga Tuathat, LL 315b17 , hui Dimroga Tuathat,
BB 131b8 .

dimbúa(i)d n(búaid, búad) (a) defeat, discomfiture, disgrace
(oppd. to búaid): acht ní buaid a denam imbárach, is mó is
dimbúaid a denam innocht though no victory is to be won by
55doing it tomorrow, there is still less to be gained by doing it
tonight
, TBC 1867 . cach buaid [bid] dimbúaid iartain,
Ériu v 211 . tri gári dimbuaid do ḟlaith, | gáir glám dia guin,
etc. . . . trí gáre buada do ríg, LL 147b17 . día mbuadaib
archomall na cāna sin ┐ dia ndimbuadhaib mana īcat in
60chāin, Fen. 158 . go bfeasadh cia dhá rachadh a bhuaidh no
a dhiombuaidh (of a battle), Eachtra M. an Iol. 70 . dimbúaid
fir frith-rosc madma a man's discomfiture, CRR 38 . nōi
ngrād nime . . . cen dimbuaid, SR 555 . bior cruaidh gan
diombuaidh le hordaibh that cannot be dented by sledgehammers
65(see ZCP xvii 209 n. 1 ), Ó Bruad. ii 232 . co ndechaid . . . fo
dhimbuaid martra docum ithfrinn, Lism. L. 2328 . fó dim-
búaid, TFerbe 548 . tangattar ar ccúlaibh fó athais ┐ fó
diombuaidh, FM v 1522 . arricht tech d'éccaibh diombuaidh
`the unvictorious house of death', ii 932 .
70(b) lack of privilege, disability: tri buada righ Caisil . . . a tri
dimbuadha iarsin, cath d'ḟuagur uadh ar Laighnibh, a
choinmheadh a g[C]aisil . . . ┐ gan dul co Temair three pre-
rogatives . . . three disabilities
, BR 258 . it e sin ratha ┐ dimm-
buada na haíne; ┐ at imda a buada the graces and disgraces
75attached to fasting
, PH 8422 .
(c) drawback, misfortune, ill-luck: arsin geibim-sea dó in
dúain, | dósom ní tharla a dimbuaid `it chanced that he was not
displeased therewith
' (there befell him no misfortune therewith?),
Met. Dinds. iii 310 . dimbuaid sceóil, LU 8941 ( FB 71 ). cen
80dochund ┐ cen dimbúaid, 4288 = SG 84 . dimbuaid in dáil
luckless bargain (i.e. giving up God for the world), O'Gr. Cat.
357 . biaidh orra 'gun cCoimdhe | diommbuaidh cuimhne ┐
comhairle, BNnÉ 250 . rofágaib Fursa dosom . . . dimbuaid
n-erlabra ill-luck in speech, BColm. 96 . dimmbuaid n-
85aisterechta for fer t'inaid, ib. ben co ndoirchi is co ndim-
bhuaid, BB 593b30 . ba dimmbuaidh les, TBC 2774 St. = ba
dimbág, LL. diombuadh triall ó thulchaibh Fáil, Hard. ii
226 = dímbáidh, O'Gr. Cat. 481 . an tráth budh doilg as
diombúaid, Rel. Celt. ii 272 . g s. damhna diombhuaidhe ,
i 130.
5Note also: do bhí diombuadh romhór a naghaidh Israel
` indignation ', 2 Kings iii 27 .