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dín n u,m. IGT Decl. § 95 , Verbs § 83 . (a) protection, defence,
35 shelter: robo d. ¤ ┐ dītiu diar feib, TBC 535 . nech da tic mo d. ¤
one who can protect me, PRIA iii 1893-6, 536 § 18 . d. ¤ anma,
ascnam nime, Ériu ii 66 § 12 . is ferr d. ¤ cloth oldás d. ¤ mbiid,
Tec. Corm. § 11.3 . d. ¤ m'athar aitchim-si, ZCP viii 202.25 .
nāch bīad a dīn for talmain that there would be no shelter for
40him on the face of the earth
, 114.z . dogébthái bar ndíon i Cluain
meic Nóis, SG 55.26 . cia thrialltai teichead ní focus díb bar
nd. ¤ , Alex. 222 . tri c. bliadan . . . atú fo d. ¤ gach daire | ní fhaca
mín mōrmaighe, BB 394a3 . ni fuighbea (sic leg.) do dhin
romumsa gan do bhas leam, Aen. 3174 . Alba gan díon a
45ndiaigh Ailín defenceless after Allen, Rel. Celt. ii 216 . acht
go bhfaghdaois díon ┐ sochar an dlighidh, protection and
benefit of the law
, Keat. iii 5759 . d. ¤ .i. daingean, Stowe Gl. 71 .
Common in chevilles: d. ¤ cert, SR 3011 . d. ¤ cloth, 4915 . d. ¤
cech síd, 6615 . comeis lini . . . d' ugaib do din no do digrais
50da sinser in succour or kindness to an elder, Cog. 48.19 . gorab
díon no gurab daingen in trachta[d] ceille doberr as na corpa
`that the commentary which is brought from the texts may be a
defence
', O'Dav. 737 . AR (FOR) d. ¤ depending on (cf. ar scáth):
mé ar díon duine 'na ndeaghaidh | míol mara arna mionshro-
55thaibh, Bk. of O'Con. Don. 379a26 . ollam. .i. uille in lín bis
for a dínsom oldati na gradha olchena, Laws iv 358.13 Comm.
As quasi-vn. act of sheltering, protecting: coimde . . . dom
díon dom imdegail, Arch. iii 220 . ic d. ¤ láech-ban is láech-fher,
Met. Dinds. iii 378 . co tanic Petar is Pól do d. ¤ na mac mbuilid
60mbind, Fél.² xxxvi . taispenaidh bur crodhacht da bar nd. ¤
fen, RC xix 282 § 212 . tig tunica . . . mar adairc do dhion na
sūl o urchoidibh forimileacha, 3 C 19, 99ra1 . Criosd da
choimhed Dia da dhíon, Rel. Celt. ii 321.27 . dúil do chleach-
tadh reacht mhic Dé do dhíon . . . to uphold the law of Christ,
65 Ó Bruad. ii 202 . gurab léor . . . ughdarás na hEagluise . . . d'á
dhíon gurab ionghabhtha an t-Aifrionn to defend the point that,
Eochairsg. 13.34 . Dimin. (metri causa): drem as doig diar
ndínón (dionon, MS.), Gorm. March 14 . Note also: téid ar
dhíon, DDána 87.15 , explained in Gloss. as `ar a choimeád'.
70Attrib. g s. dína sheltering, protective: a dhuis díona in
degshlóig, SG 265.6 . na coillte díona dosmhóra, 266.15 . in
drong díona, 353.13 . sgiath dhíona, A. Ó Dálaigh xxi 8 .
With AR protection, shelter against: ní díon ar dhoininn na
ar dherthan bheith ann, Buile S. p. 114 . din ar diabal in
75Duileam, Lec. 363b36 . fod dhin ar na pecaibh nac tainic
to protect you against future sin, Lib. Flav. 36rb x . a nd. ¤ ar
gach nindliged, Laws v 24.19 Comm. dia nd. ¤ ar in duinebaid,
Lism. L. 4805 . gan díon ar olc, Keat. Poems 1173 . Note
also: i ndíon ar dháimh protection over, Keat. Poems 590 .
80Of persons, Muridach . . . d. ¤ nAirther M. protector of Orior,
Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 36 . a ri na righ is tu mo d. ¤ , IT iii 11 . a
Phátric . . . a d. ¤ Gáedel, Met. Dinds. iii 378 . am d. ¤ cech
dochair, ZCP iii 236 (TE). Flathbertach d. ¤ cech deoraid, LL
182b2 . ba d. ¤ do nochtaib, ACC 85 ( RC xx 268 ). rofaith mo d. ¤
85mo ditiu, FM an. 906 . díon anbhfann is tearmann dáimhe,
Keat. Poems 465 .
Of places: rofhágaibh a curach a scalpaibh carrag fo d. ¤
fo díamhair in shelter and concealment, Ériu iii 154 § 7 . adba
in ríg . . . ba d. ¤ ba dún ba dindgna, LL 28b18 . rucsat co
diamair dia nd. ¤ | immad fíadaig is fíadmíl to their shelter, Met.
5Dinds. iii 246 . doronsat catair . . . ┐ ba din iside on Scitia . . .
co descert na h-Asia, BB 411a27 . in tan rosiacht Nisus d. ¤
a place of shelter, Aen. 2124 . den .i. d. ¤ no daingen, O'Dav. 737 .
do thréig sé a dhíon amhuil an leomhan `his covert', Jer. xxv 38 .
(b) covering, thatch, roofing: do chleithibh . . . do dhíon ┐ do
10dheaghsheisg, ML 76 . tech . . . fo dhíon ocus fó thégar, SG
292.27 . faidhit (leg. saidhit?) d. ¤ clāraigh uasa mbarcuibh,
ZCP i 404 . d. ¤ d'fhidhbadaib uasa a roofing of timbers, 384 .
do mhullach tighe do bi se do cur fa d. ¤ , BCC 309 . fé dh. ¤ tighe,
GJ vi 152b17 .
15(c) sparing, husbanding (cf. caomhnadh in same sense):
Síol Néill ag neimhdhíon a gcrodh unsparing of their wealth,
Bk. of O'Conor Don 136a17 .
(d) In legal sense remission (?): anaid ind athgabail la fer
do dobeir a forus co ngill no d. ¤ no dithim until pledge or
20remission (?), [end of] delay in pound
(?), Laws ii 128.25 Comm.
Compds. ¤ armda: daingen d., MR 236.14 . ¤ athair protecting
father: dílleacht gan díon-athair, TSh. 1170 . deibhléan . . .
dearóil gan díon-athair, 6621 . ¤ barr: is mo Dia d., IT iii 52.4 .
tanic Padraic . . . ar dinbarr leigeand, Lec. 584b1 . ¤ brollach
25 vindication or apology prefacing a work: díonbhrollach nó
brollach cosnaimh Forais Feasa ar Éirinn, Keat. i 92.70 .
¤ chomét: a théach adéarainn do dhíonchoiméad, Keat.
Poems 577 . a Iosa a dhíonchoimhéud na foirbhtheachda
protector, Parrth. Anma 285.20 . ¤ fhál: ar daingne bid dínfhal,
30 Gorm. Oct. 19 . ¤ lethan broad-sheltering: sgiath d., Atlantis iv
176.27 . ¤ mór: confacaid dosaball díonmór fó bláth, SG
351.31 . ¤ scíath: a protecting shield: go haisiog a ndínscéithe,
Ó Bruad. iii 14.16 . ¤ toirt: rothinól d. tachtai, a protecting mass,
SR 5971 .

35 Dína n.pr. f., SR 3066 . Dina inghen righ Saxan, Mart. Don.
July 27 . Dín, Feb. 11 .

dínach adj o,ā (dín?) protecting, protected (?): nipdar dínaig im
dolad | in síl roshílaig Neimed, LL 7a20 . niptar dionaid (sic
leg.) im doladh, Leb. Gab. 104 (`secure against loss'). luingios
40leathann laidir luchdmhur dealbhach dīonach,
Rel. Celt. ii 319.32 .

dínaid v(dín) IGT Verbs § 83 . protects, defends, shelters, (AR, ó
against): dín, a Dé, Aed ar iffern, Met. Dinds. ii 44 . romdín
barr bili Tortan, BB 410b30 . díonfad an chathair so agus
45saorfad í, Eochairsg. 53.6 . mar do dhíon fuil na hiodh-
bartha . . . an pobal uile ar aingeal an éirligh, 35.2 . díonfaidh
thú ón druing chonfadhaigh, TSh. 7995 . díontar leó sibh in
bhur riachtanas, 3694 . ba do clāruibh óir aithleaghtha
rosdín, ZCP i 404.14 .

50 dínaigid v(dín) shelters, protects: don chrích sin thiar do dhí-
naigh mór-fhuil Mhaicniadh, Misc. Celt. Soc. 346.z . ? an
fhinnegheal úr do dhionaghair thú who did watch over thy
childhood
, Ó Bruad. i 22 . ba dual . . . dho ó an té dá rugadh is
dionaghair óige, ii 226 .

55 dínaigtheóir x(dín) = dítnigtheoir: da dhíonuidhtheoir ríogh
Éireann, Keat. iii 2873 . dinighthéoir, BNnÉ, 188 § 31 (for
dítnigthéoir?). See dínigtheóir.

? dínaisc: adv dinaisc ` exclusively ', O'Don. Suppl. roinnit eturra
fo lethairde .i. athair ┐ mac leth doibh dinaisc `by right',
60 Laws iv 254.6 (of coirpdire and eineclann). is dinaisc .i. is
dilmain, O'C. 508 ( H. 3.18 440b ). ni naidm dinaisc dilsi
acht is fola .i. lan loigh[i], ar is naidm fás gach naidm gan
foladh, 1068 (440b).
As sobriquet. Dorn d. ¤ nomen patris eius .i. cach do nasctha
65fair nocomallad, Fél. Feb. 2 . Cúdínaisc . . . abb Arda Macha,
FM an. 790 . As n.pr. Cairpre mac Dinasca, Rawl. 155a48 .
Cairpri mac Dinascaid, Lec. 457d9 .

Dinand n.pr. f., LL 9b33 , 10b32 , 170b4 = Díanand, q.v.

? dinblai: ind inmain berthán áilli a blai | tuchtach duine cid d. ¤
70(dinnblai, Eg.), IT i 78.34 = dindblai (sic YBL)?

dind n u,n. a nd. ¤ , Sg. 63a13 . dinn mbera (n. loc.?), SG 148.17 .
Originally a spike, a point? Cognate with ON tindr
spike, tooth, mountain-peak. Cf. mō nā cliab co dendaib dēs
a basket with spikelets i.e. ears of corn, BB 402b8 .
75(a) height, hill: [d]inn ainm gach druimne, Met. Gl. p. 17 .
pridchaiss fri dē i ndinnib (glossed i telchaib), Hy. ii 28
( Thes. ii 315 ). dionn .i. tulach nó cnoc, O'Cl. d. ¤ .i. cnoc, Lec.
Gl. 83 . dinn tulach ┐ dinna tulcha, O'Dav. 743 . dinn .i. ard
nó cleth[e], 649 . isé in cnocc mór mó cach d. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii
80180 . ith ┐ blicht for cach d. ¤ on every height, LL 200b48 .
sab suithe cech d. ¤ on every eminence, ACC 26 ( RC xx 168 ).
senchas d. ¤ Erenn inso, RC xv 277 . bla cethra d. ¤ a hill con-
stitutes an exemption as regards (lit. of) cattle
, Laws iii 296.11 .
rí os cach airm os cach dinn, SR 209 . rí . . . tuarcgab cach d. ¤
85dia dulb, 7438 . rosiacht d. ¤ richid the hill (fortress?) of heaven,
2099 . iscorsit . . . for d. ¤ flatha finde, Fél. May 17 . bit áird
úas d. ¤ fhlatha they will be high above the Kingdom's height,
Prol. 155 . sliab Sióin ina d. ¤ uasu, LB 157b35 . gan mheath
cnuais ar choll ndatha | . . . | . . . ar gach dionn, Content.
xxx § 19 .
5(b) fortified hill, walled or fortified town, citadel, stronghold:
a ṅdind suthul á nomen gl. oppidum Suthul, Sg. 63a13 . D. ¤
Map Lethain. . . . .i. Dūn Maic Liathain, Corm. Y 883 . D. ¤
Tradui .i. dūn tredūi, 883 . Babilōin d. ¤ rochumtaig Nīn,
ZCP iii 18.33 . d. ¤ dianid ainm Ilia, TTr. 1014 ( LL 231a9 ).
10 dochum denna ┐ rigimscingi Príaím, 1845 ( LL 241b ). Toghail
dénna Arimin annso sís, CCath. 382 . iar n-indriud in denda,
BB 424a41 . rig-dinn Bresail Bregamain, Met. Dinds. ii 80 .
ar na dindaib rocumdaiged leo i nErinn, Lec. 576a6 . gur
gabsat dí chathair déc dia ndinndaib (or for dind[g]naib?)
15 dithoghlaidi, ZCP i 398 . breó dar dinna a torch over fortresses,
FM an. 898 = AU 902 (poem). d. ¤ betha the world (lit. the
fortress of the world
): nocon fhuair for d. ¤ betha acht tri locha,
LL 5b35 (`on the fort of Bith', Leb. Gab. 62 ). Cf. d. ¤ domuin,
SR 866 . Fig. of a person a citadel, an eminence, a towering
20 figure: d. ¤ oc libur leigdocht he was an eminence in the book of
the law
(of C.C.) .i. no forcanad libru rechta co clethi, ACC
§ 27 . Drongach Doile d. ¤ gaile, Rawl. 85a1 . an dionn eagnaid
is geal gníomh, Ó Bruad. ii 136 . Of a notable event climax:
Dinda na Tāna so sis .i. Caladgleo Cethirn, Fīacalgleō Fin-
25tain, etc., TBC² 2747 .
(c) stead, notable place: na tri dinna .i. Síd in Broga ┐ Duma
na nGiall ┐ Dun Crimthain, Dinds. § 3 ( RC xv 291 ). do dindaib
Ua ṅAmalgaid annso .i. Carnn Amalgaid ┐ Tir Amalgaid ┐
Fearsad Threisi, Dinds. § 135 (RC xvi). hi maig Find . . .
30mórtha d. ¤ the spot was ennobled, Met. Dinds. iii 394 .
(d) mansion, court: dinna na n-ingen . . . for fiarláit in
dúnaidh, ZCP i 372 . bit cethra dinna anorcha acu soin, 368 .
(e) pinnacle, peak: eclais iar na cúmtach o cholomnaib ┐ o
dinnaib ardaib, LB 159a57 . no foghluaisiond . . . dar den-
35daibh agus dar droibelaibh, TBC 5620 (Stowe).
(f) In nn. loc., see Hog. Onom.
(g) Used figur. in amplificative sense foll. by gen. of
definition: bid bláith do deog a d. ¤ chuirn from a mighty
goblet
(?), Ériu iv 106.8 . d. ¤ chuirn, Arch. iii 307 § 20 . ? conu-
40saicet in scoith ndimoir | d. ¤ comart[h]a tire tarngire a pro-
minent sign
(?) (of the land of promise) (but see below under
compds.), ZCP x 410 . sé 's a drúth, ba d. ¤ dīrmma a striking
cavalcade
, BColm. 88. 19 .
(h) Note also: dinn .i. aibhinn, O'Dav. 735 . d. ¤ .i. cnoc no
45uasal nó aibind, Lec. Gl. 83 . dinn .i. aibind, Stowe Gl. 69 .
sephainn co grinn ceol (sic leg., coel, text) nglain ṅgil | bái a
thoirm d. ¤ fo secht nimib, SR 2160 . na sáraig Samuel fáith
find | congab grad núalnar náebdind, 6026 .
Compds. ¤ bile a lofty old tree: ronfáema ar dinnbile (of
50Christ), SR 8223 . a rí na ríg, is tú mo dín mo dinnbile, IT iii
41 . ¤ brat a mighty cloak (?): cet each ndonn ndindbrataibh
(dínbhrataibh, LL). BB 278b16 . ¤ chomartha a prominent
sign: gur ferad cith cruaid-ger cloithnechta dinncomartha
ármuigh dferaib Erend (cf. MR 236 where O'Don. from an-
55other MS. reads, probably rightly, d'innchomarta), LL 410b7 .
¤ chor: a mighty setting forth (?), a great enumeration (?): ni fail
do dainib . . . | nech thucas tria dindchur de | na fail d'ingnud
lam rígse, SR 335 . ¤ fher a notable man: Dímman derrit d.,
Gorm. June 27 . ¤ fhogal plundering of fortresses (?): mór . . .
60leath-truim díth is dionn-fhoghla, Keat. Poems 996 . ¤ gére:
ar a d., IT iii 189 . ¤ mall (?): dognith la Finnbarr . . . cumtach
d. daigfethal, SG 84.37 . ¤ mór: dia fúair deg-raind dind-
móir | i crích Sengaind a noble share of strong places (?), Met.
Dinds. iii 298 . ¤ ogam fortress-ogham (technical gramm. term):
65 dinnogam .i. aicme bethi .i. Bruiden, Lifi, Femin, Scolae,
Nemthend, Auraic. 5687 . ¤ orc[h]aill: Donadhach dindorcaill
a noble protection (?), FM i 516 . ¤ roga: a high choice, something
noble or pre-eminent: mac fial Finnloga . . . | dim (leg. dia?)
cech dindrogha dliges `to whom is due every choice honour',
70 Lism. L. 3470 . ¤ shenchas history of notable places (lit. hill-
lore), topography, legendary lore: inn eól dúib a d.? LL 152b9 .
feib adfét in súidi snas, | is desin a d., Met. Dinds. ii 44 . ba
suithe in cach dindsenchas, LU 657 (ACC). friscomarca filed
.i. duili berla ┐ dínshenchus ┐ primscéla hÉrend, IT iii 50 .
75 is cuman lim . . . dindsenchas clainne Adaim, LL 376b35 .
d. na cnocc ┐ na tulach, Acall. 4788 . re táib dindsenchais
cach cnuic, 2436 . dubláidi dindshenchais dait, Met. Dinds.
iii 20 . nobiad aici a fhis dindsheanchais cach inaid sund,
YBL 195a20 . a shenchaidhi . . . na fhochair ┐ sé ag déanamh
80dinnshenchais na criche reimhe dho, ITS v 28 .