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1 dínert n o,n. (nert) great strength: díneart .i. déneart .i. neart
Dé, O'Cl. fri Dia is dubart, | fri demon is d. ¤ , Fél. Ep. 154 (.i. is
adbail nert, Thr. Ir. Gl. 140 ). fri tudrach in domuin, ol is mór
a d. ¤ , ib. 330 .

5 2 dínert n o,n. (nert) weakness: díneart .i. begneart small
strength, weakness , P. O'C. Not supported by exx., but cf.
dínerta, dínertach, and dínirte.

dínerta adj(dínert) weak: senoir dall dinerta, SR 2832 .

dínertach adj(2 dínert) strengthless, weak: a n-athesc truag d. ¤ ,
10 SR 8135 . Broccan truag in d. ¤ , LL 44b20 .

Dínertach (1 dínert?) n.pr. o,m., Rawl. 155a30 ; Ériu ii 16 ;
Gorm. Oct. 9 . Dinertac ancorita , AU 790 . Dineartach, BB
200b17 . Dinḟeartach, Lec. 436a3 . gen. Dinertaig, Acall.
5896 . Fél. p. 78 . Dínertaigh, Acall. 4009 . Dinertaich, Rawl.
15 143b25 ; 154a39 . Dineartaich, Ériu v 34 .

dines xsee deithnes.

dinesc: ind ord gabann gan d. ¤ , Triads p. 40 § 172 . Cú Dinisc,
ZCP ix 481 .

dinetán adv. a little: denatán biuc gl. modicum, Wb. 17c12 .
20 denait do laíg, a Róddán | ra léic dóib d. ¤ , Trip.² 1646 . tairind
dinetan do fraig | nom léic bicatan do thír (addressed to a
wave), LU 2981 , 2983 . Cf. dinid, dínu?

dinete adjgl. dignatus, Cheltenham MS. 10, 279, 36b . Cf. dínite.

ding n wedge , P. O'C. ?arding defidh .i. d. ¤ fil and is teirce feuda
25fodera, Auraic. 3661 .

ding dang ind(onomatop.) ding-dong (see Meyer, ZCP xiii 191 ):
a chluicc | ge doné tú do d.d. | as dít scenter in salann, FM
ii 786 .

dingaib vsee do-ingaib.

30 dingaire vn. of do-ingair guarding, keeping: d. ¤ .i. coimed,
Stowe Gl. 75 .

dingantach adj o,ā (cf. do-gní) maker (?): ag Allsún Baidhtíun
deaghrún diongantach duan (coined to rhyme with iongan-
tach?), Hackett xxxii 4 .

35 dingarthae xsee do-ingair.

dingbaid vsee do-ingaib.

dingbaide (verbal of necess. of do-ingaib): cia an duine is
diongmhuidhe dhe | aodhguire mhuighe Meidhbhe who is fit to
be warded off from him? (i.e. who is his match?), ZCP ii 361.34 .

40 dingbáil vn. of do-ingaib. Orig. dingbál, ā, f. IGT Decl.
§ 148 , Verbs § 68 .
I Act of taking away, removing: dingbail cach cro otrais
removal of every wounded person entitled to nursing, Ériu xii 8
§ 6 (see note p. 57). as-boinn a dingbail `demands that he be re-
45moved
', 16 § 18 . athgabail huither do dingbail iar ndifoilgid,
Laws i 226.z . im dingbail mic baitsige, 184.16 .
Warding off, repelling, keeping aloof , with obj. gen.: im
dingbail tascuir lir, Laws i 122.15 (with gl.: .i. . . . are in
puirt nā thora tascur don lir, p. 128). im d. ¤ aurcuilte a reir
50lega keeping away (from a sick man) things forbidden by the
physician
, ib. l. 18 . im d. ¤ mic di mir keeping a child away from
a madwoman
, l. 21 . re catha im d. ¤ cīsa dia tuaith, v 300.24 .
siche raet docuiredar hi tracht maru . . . dlegar . . . a d. ¤ din
purt, i 128.22 . im d. ¤ faithe, i 124.1 (with gl.: im d. ¤ na n-indili
55as an faithce, 132.13 ). co n-athchur ┐ innurba ┐ dingbail,
ZCP xiv 378 § 41 ( Laws ii 300 ). dingbail for curu bél ` evading ',
Laws iii 390.16 .
In gener. of keeping off (an enemy, attack, calamity, etc.):
is d. ¤ truim don slog averting trouble from the host, TCB² 1490 .
60 raptar biattaig fir hErend uile d'Fhirdiad ar dingbhail
Conculaind dib, TBC 3646 . co tardad fortacht dóib im d. ¤ díb
na gressi rolad forro, RC viii 50.14 . ic d. ¤ mebla dím-sa, LL
223b45 ( TTr. 486 ). cuich . . . bad ferr letsu do d. ¤ dit?, Cog.
172.18 . ríg mar D. do d. ¤ to resist a king like D., MR 202.19 .
65 tar do d. ¤ dochraite dinn, SG 320.33 . With ellipse of gen.: ni
furail linn . . . do dingmhail d'fhianaibh Eirenn to ward off
(attacks) from the Fianna
, CF 325 .
Used of an enemy, passes into sense of holding one's own
against, and hence by degrees to that of being a match for,
70an equal to: dáig na tic de laég a chomáisi do d. ¤ he is not able
to withstand a calf of his own age
, TBC 6161 . ní rabi 'sin
domun . . . óenfher da tísad d. ¤ Achil, LL 244a28 ( TTr. 2038 ).
a dingbail i comland chruaid | ni raibe i mBanba bratruaid
there was not his match, YBL 318a26 . roboi d. ¤ deigfhir indum
75in la sin I was a match for a brave man, Acall. 4780 . is iad so
mogha (= modha) Fergusa . . . .i. diongbail shecht céd
cathmhiledh a gcró catha ann, Ériu viii 136.16 . Note further:
ni maith na airm-se . . . ni thic mo diṅgbail-se di shodain they
are not capable of holding out against me
, i.e. they are not equal
80to my requirements
, TBC 1094 . nit maithe na carpait-so . . .
ni thaet mo diṅgbail-se dib-so, 1123 (= ni fuil mo diong-
mhala-so diob-so, St.). So in gen.: ba hé fer a dingbāla leu
`they deemed him (Ferbaeth) a man fit to repel him (Cúchulaind)',
TBC² 1534 . fer do dingbala su, LL 238a42 ( TTr. 1285 ).
85 II Hence g s. dingbála comes to be used adjectivally in
sense a match for, equivalent to, worthy of , at first following
subst. and with obj. gen., later also as pred. and with
prep. DO.
(a) ara carpait a diṅgbala ina fiadnaisi a charioteer worthy of
him
, TBC² 2572 . dí nóe sess-churach cutrumme dingbála tri
5ndrong ndechenbair fit for (i.e. able to hold) three parties of ten,
BDD § 87 . cid . . . nobeth ri hErinn cin mnai a dingbala aci,
TE § 2 Eg. ben dingbala ríg, IT i 74 . loimm dingmala ríg,
BColm. 60.21 . fer dingmála gach duine, Hy Fiachr. 250 .
acht co rabat glinni mo dingbala riu provided I have securities
10worthy of me
, MU 4.28 . robui ingen cruthach a dingmala aigi,
RC x 187 . rothecht commaim a dhingbala, Fl. Earls 192.18 .
(b) With prep. DO: issí in glan genmnaid dingbála do ríg,
LU 3908 . ni fer dingbala dhó misi I am not a man fitted to
encounter him
, TBC 3883 St. conar persu dingbala don
15epscopoti hé a person fit for the bishopric, RC ii 392 . ropad
sciath dingbāla dó a shield worthy of him, LL 146b6 = PRIA
xix 540 .
(c) Hence as pure adj. used as pred. with prep. DO (rarely
gen.) worthy of, meet for, due to, becoming to: dingbala gl.
20 dignus, Ir. Gl. 668 . gl. idoneus, Corm. Y 754 . teghlach fial
. . . as lān-dingbāla Conchobuir, ZCP v 502 . ca fiss dóib-si
. . . in barbardacht fil inna churp nach fil trumma as dingbála
di inna churp there may not be a heaviness corresponding to it
in his body
, Mer. Uil. 63 . is d. ¤ dóib dochar `torment is their
25rightful due
', SG 63.17 . atlochur-sa do Dia . . . do beith d. ¤ do
gabáil mo flaithesa that thou mayest be fitted to assume, 394.34 .
Folld. by dochum: nirbha dingbhala dochum airdrigh Eirenn
ben arna hindarba trina mígním féin, Ériu iii 152 § 5 . nír d. ¤
sinn dochum a chaithme we were not worthy to eat of it, SG
30 43.39 . isi bud dingmala docum a cruthaigteora fein do
geinemain (of Virgin Mary), 3 B 22, 70a5 . Folld. by LA, with
ellipse of DO: naptar dingmala leo in sheoit fouarotar they did
not deem worthy (of them) the treasures
, Anecd. ii 56 . do ba
dhingbhála leis bheith ag foghlaim he did not think it beneath
35him to be learning
, SG 16.15 .
In impers. construction, is d. ¤ (do . . .) it is worthy (of), right
(for), incumbent (on): co na gabat a chomorbus-som indus as
dingbala doib, PH 4247 . as dingmala do deghmnai . . . a snim
do tabairt fris, CCath. 4057 . as fír nach diongmála do dhuine
40. . . codladh . . . i lleabaidh Maodhóg no one is worthy to sleep,
BNnÉ 276 . ós é lyaigh minister na naturae is d. ¤ dō toil na
naturae do leanmuin, O'Gr. Cat. 235.33 . Absol. it is fitting,
meet: narbo d. ¤ a chor fo thalmain a haithle in gnīma dorigne,
PH 664 (?). is d. ¤ dogabmait-ne ar césad, 2887 . cech aen
45dogéna bréc, conid d. ¤ bás d'fhagbail dó, 2736 .
(d) Hence absol. as attrib. suitable , worthy, fitting, in later
lang. used to denote excellence in gen.: a caeim-celi gráduch
dinguhala, TE § 20 Eg. is m'[fh]er d. ¤ frim lá, TFerbe 482 .
da puitric dec lais cona mbiad d. ¤ leo with their proper comple-
50ment of victuals
, Met. Dinds. iii 532.18(notes). síl . . . na
ndeigfer ndingmala roc[h]insett o Aeneas, CCath. 6042 . di
tuait diles d. ¤ De, BB 240b5 . roinn díles diongmála, BNnÉ
258.12 . dober-sa comharthaidhe maithe diongmála dhuit,
Ériu v 166.35 . So in Bible, Matt. xix 21 (= τέλειος), Acts x
5524 , xviii 26 (adv. comp. = ἀκριβέστερον), Rom. iv 16 . As
adv.: leiseóchar co dingbala na dighbāla adequately , Fianaig.
72.17 . an tan ghlacthar co diongmhála í (of a sacrament),
O'Hussey TC 206.15 .
(e) Later used also as subst. with gen. (poss.) and followed
60by de + subst. of definition to denote that which is worthy of,
fitting for, an equivalent , a use arising out of (a) by inversion:
fuair a dhiongmhala do dheghthuarasdal o'n mbainrioghain
a remuneration worthy of him (= fuair deghth. a dhingbhála),
FM v 1814.10 . ní bhaoí aon triocha chéd . . . na baói a dhion-
65gmhála do thighearna isan Tadhcc sin that would not have had
a fitting lord in T.
, vi 2308.12 . Cf. Stowe variant of TBC 1123
quoted above under I.
III As gramm. term privative case: dingbhail, BB 328a21 ,
Lec. 323a22 = digbhail, Auraic. 1525 (reading of H. 4.22 ).
70If reading of BB be right, word is prob. a particular applica-
tion of (I) = taking away, removing .
IV In mod. lang. occas. worth, excellence, merit , a sense
prob. due to corresponding use of dingbála, see II (d) above:
gurab o Dhia thig . . . uile naomhthacht ┐ uile dhiongmhail
75oibre, Luc. Fid. 227 . creud da ttig brigh ┐ diongmhail do
bheith san obair daonna, 226 .