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déis n f. and m. n s. Déis, Rawl. 149b52 . déis, Laws iv 320.13 .
dés, v 30.20 Comm. O'Cl. g s. Déisse, Rawl. 149b54 . Déisi,
Trip.² 2330 . na Dési Bice, MU² 268 . But aire désa , Laws .
60 Cáin Ad. § 51 . a. dése , ZCP ix 171 § xi . in déissi , Mon. Tall.
156. 30 . rí in Déissi , Cain Ad. § 18 . d s. déis (same word?),
SR 7856 . Déis, Trip.² 2433 . Desi, LL 48b5 . don Déisi bhicc,
Cog. 92.15 . a s. déiss, Triads 167 (des, deissi, v.l.). AU 835 .
Laws ii 328.13 , v 20.1 . For declension of pl. see Déisi.
65 I (a) tenant, vassal; vassalry; see Críth Gabl. p. 82 . deis .i. ceile,
O'Dav. 613 . déis .i. ceile. anflaith . . . gonus a deis .i. . . .
guin in ceile tre imad indligid, O'C. 454 ( H. 3.18 242a ). is
mor leisim in mile cemenn . . . do aithidhigh (= aithighidh)
in deissi i domnuch `to visit the tenantry' (land, neighbourhood?),
70 Mon. Tall. § 71 .
(b) Hence in wider sense of the prerogatives of a `flaith'
which arise from (a) the recognition of his hereditary rank,
(b) the office or function he performs in the territory, (c) his
clients, free and base, (d) his `senchleithe', Críth Gabl. trí
75sóir dogníat dóeru díb féin: tigerna renas a déiss, etc.,
Triads 167 . fear reanus a tir no a deis, Laws v 20 . dlegar do
flaithaib donimairget (sic leg.) cach dib for a deis, iii 20 (with
gl.: .i. dlegar . . . timorgan caich dib for a ferann diles). a
mignima . . . fria deis (.i. fria ceilib no fria fearund), ii 328 . is
80rechtaid cach for a deis fodeisin .i. ar a ferann no ar a ceilib,
i 230 Comm. dun airig ac ata des feraind, v 30 Comm. caitti
déis ḟlatha, dég dligid comditen dána? Dicoissin cetheora
déisi do flaithib, Críth Gabl. 320 . Aire désa, the lowest of
the noble grades
, p. 70 . aire désa cid ara n-eperr? Arindi as
85dia d. ¤ direnar, 328 . caiti tothacht aireg désa? Deich céli leis:
cóic céli giallna[i] ┐ cóic sóerchéli, 330 . Ellipt. d. ¤ = aire désa:
forus flatha .i. o d. ¤ co ríg, 316 . sē bá donn aire dése (as
enechland), ZCP ix 171 . ben airech desa, Cáin Ad. § 51 .
(c) In wider sense, land, domain, district: dés .i. fearann;
dés druimneach, O'Cl. siu nobetis mōini ar bēs | nā grēs nā
5dōine fon deis (: séis) throughout the land (?), SR 7856 .
? ríi foides ēnlaith n-ēn ṅdil | cen lēn dar róendes richid, 1018
(cf. des).
II Host, band (?): deis .i. cuiriu nó slogh, O'Dav. 613 . dése .i.
buidhne, O'Cl. Perh. also: co ndernsat cnámbrétaigh ┐ desi
10(deise, v.l.) fodhailti dá cnámaibh, CCath. 2108 (see daiss).
III As tribal name (properly = vassal or rent-paying com-
munity) and later n.loc.: in Deis tuaiscirt ┐ in D. ¤ deiscirt,
Rawl. 149b52 . do rig na Deisse deiscirt, 54 . luid isin D. ¤
descirt, Trip.² 2433 . din D. ¤ Tuaiscirt, 2396 . rí in Déissi
15tuaiscirt, Cáin Ad. § 28 . forsin Deis tuaisciurt, AU 835 . an
Deis beg, Top. Poems 122 . i crích na Dési bice, MU² 268 . don
Déisi bhicc, Cog. 92 . i nDes biuc, Lec. 422b26 . See also Déisi.

deiscéimm n(dess + céimm) lit. a step to the right, apparently
a definite measure; full pace: se traigthi i ndeisceim, Laws
20 iv 276.24 . deisceim dá traigh co leth eside, O'Dav. 1048 (see
Gwynn, Ériu ix 157 ). deisceim ┐ tua[th]ceim cach leth
imaire .i. ceim da leith deis ┐ da leith chli .i. lethet cach
imairi dibh no secht foit arathair, O'D. 2350 ( Rawl. B 506,
40a ). mata ac iarraidh conaire isedh dlegar deisceim ┐ tuad-
25cheim do legud do (i.e. if a man's land lies between that of
two co-tenants he must have access to the common woods,
etc.), 2270 (23b). Cf. O'Don. Suppl. s.v. airceann, traighidh.

déiscin xsee déicsiu.

deiscipul n o,m. (Lat. discipulus) disciple (in religious sense),
30 pupil: disgibul discipulus, Ir. Gl. 438 . deiscibul .i. dalta,
Stowe Gl. 305 . descipul apstal `a disciple of apostles', Wb. 18d1 .
Filétus a ainm in descipuil sin, PH 2177 . tri coicait descipul
la Manchan, LL 373d54 . a descibail dá ditin (of Cú Chulainn),
TBC 3836 . ar sluag na n-uag ṅdeiscipol, SR 7814 . co
35ṅdesciplaib Íssu, Fél. Ep. 246 . dáig na berat mo desciplu leo,
PH 2201 . trisna huile disciplu, ZCP ii 321.16 . v p. a uile
naoimhdheisgiobla an tighearna, Parrth. Anma 297 . As
technical term: the second or third lowest in rank of the grades
in a monastic school or school of canon law, or of the secht
40ngrád ecnai: cóictach, descipul, foglaintid, starige . . . forcet-
laid, ZCP v 499 . caecdach ┐ foglaindtig ┐ deiscibail ┐ staraige
┐ forcedlaid, Laws v 102.19 Comm. desgibal .i. fear ag a mbí
fochoire uile .i. da leabhar déag na fochoireach, Ms. Mat. 494 .
Note also: onórachuss in uachtaráin atá ag guibernóracht
45uassin egluiss co n-a dhescipal of the superior and of his
assistant
, Fl. Earls 180 .

deiscréidech, x etc. see discréit, etc.

deiscribide xsee discréite.

deise n iā,f. (dess) suit of armour or clothes, apparel (usually of
50 festive attire): da fechair mhe ag dul um deisi going into mine
armour
, Fier. 27 . deisi ridire, Ériu v 194 , 558 . do chuir
deisi aenaigh ┐ oirechtais uimpi, St. Ercuil 2076 . Used of
complete battle equipment: thug Cian a dh. ¤ féin, idir each ┐
éadach ┐ bhrataigh, Ériu i 95 § 49 .

55 Déisech adj pn(Déisi) belonging to the Déisi: Domnall Deisech, AU
1060 . gen. Domnaill Deisich , ib. Tighearna na nDéiseach,
TSh. 5450 .

deisechad xsee dessigid.

deisecht n(dess): cuir dhíot do dheiseacht úait ` ornaments ',
60 Ex. xxxiii 5 .

Déisi: pl. of déis as pn, lit. `the vassal or rent-paying
tribes'; applied to the tribe or tribes, whose original home was
Deece in Meath, and who afterwards migrated to Munster.
See MacNeill, Pop. Groups 66 . coica toirgi laisna Déisi,
65 Ériu iii 141.215 . a cuich fichet nach tairthatar (viz. raind) ┐
is dona toirgib [sin] is ainm Déisi, 217 . ni hainm doib-side
(viz. Dál Fíachach) Déisi, 218 . n p. in Déisi oc Declan co
bráth, Thes. ii 297 . Déissi, Cóir Anm. 169 , 170 ; Trip. 343 n.
na Dési, TFrag. 168 . na Desi tess ┐ tuaid, Lec. 459c6 . a p.
70 na Desi deisciurt, Cog. 24 . g p. Patric na nDéise , Thes. ii 297 .
ri na nDeisi, Cáin Ad. 17 . na nDési, 18 . inna nDéissiu, 28 .
ár na nDése, CS 940 . d p. i nDesib , Fél. p. 56 . isna Desibh
Breagh, Hy Fiachr. 24 . lasna Deisib Breg, Lec. 449c2 . forsna
Déisibh, FM 265 .

75 deisigid xsee dessigid.

? déisis n(déis) ` vassal tribute ' (MacNeill): itt e fil fo deisis (chis,
Rawl.) ┐ dligud ┐ bodagas dona flathaib, Ériu iii 141. 217 .

deismerecht xsee desimrecht.

deisnechdae adj io, iā (dess?) southern. a pl. deisnechdai gl.
80 australes, Ml. 94b27 . Cf. desnechde.

deispionsáid xsee dispensáid.

deisred n(dess) right hand: for desred .i. forsna gó gréne
robátar ina laim deis, Thes. ii 336.38 ( Hy. v 34 Comm. ). for
a deserud (déserud, deiseruth, desrig, v.l.) Im. Brain p. 47 .
85 doberthar Findabair fora deisreth, TBC² 1580 . fora deasrig
(desraid, LU), 1586 . rogabastár a del intlassi ina desra, 1882 .