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dorbach adj o,ā (dorb) wormy, stagnant (of water): uisque d. ¤ . . .
fobith gono Fergusso, AU 617 (poem) = FM 613 . ? ar
Dublinde ndorbbaig, ZCP xii 362.7 .

? dorbaid: v d. ¤ cét gell, Ériu iv 98 § 27 ( Rawl. 138b49 = dorbaid
5cét cell, LL 34a18 ). Ipv. 2 pl.?

Dorbaine pnsee Dorbéne.

Dorbban n.pr. o,m. Dorban fili, LU 2851 . Cf. 2910 . D. ¤ , LL
170b11 . gen. h. Dorbbain , Rawl. 120b35 . Faelchu mac Dor-
bain , BB 230a22 .

10 Dorbbo n.pr. m. gen. m. D. ¤ m. Failgine, LL 352e22 . mac
Dorbo maic Faelgine, Rawl. 160b46 . m. Dorba m. Ailgene,
BB 223b3 .

dorbbolus xsee dorbsholus.

? dorbc(e)as: ind dorbc[h]as .i. debaid nó dormainecht, O'Mulc.
15 330 . doirbceas .i. deabaid, Stowe Gl. 94 . Cf. doirb?

dorbdaél xsee darb-dóel.

Dorbéne n.pr. io,m. (dorb?) name of scribe of Codex Adamn.,
Abbot of Iona 713. Latinized pro me Dorbbeneo . . . deprecetur ,
Thes. ii 280.47 . Dorbeni Kathedram Iae obtinuit et obiit , AU 712 .
20 Dorbeni (abbas Iae , superscr.), LL 364g41 . Dorbene seng,
Gorm. Oct. 28 (.i. abb Iae Coluim cille). Dorbene fada mac
Altaine abb Ia Coluim Cille, Mart. Don. Oct. 28 . S. Dorbaine
Foda abb Iae décc 28 dOctober, FM 713 . gen. Faelchu mac
Dorbeni Kathedram Columbae suscepit , AU 715 . F. mac
25Dorbeni abbas Iae dormivit , 723 . Cf. m. Oilella (?) Doirbine,
BB 117b51 .

Dorbglas n.pr. o,m. docer mac Dorb-glais dorn-bailc, Met.
Dinds. iii 114 . Druim Ing maic dobga Dorb-glais, 110 .

dorblasta ind(dorblus?): cetheora doirsi d. ¤ (dorbhlusda, dor-
30blusa, v.l.) dronecairthi ar cach roth nét, TBC 5604 (St.)
(descr. of a war-engine).

dorblus n(1 dobur (q.v.) + solus or lés) twilight, dawn: d. ¤ .i.
dobar-lux .i. etarscarad lāi ┐ aidhchi, Corm. Y 494 . á dorblas
na matne muche, TBC 3560 . a dorblass na matni, 3709 .
35 a dorbblass, 3774 . a dorbblais, 5153 (= o dorblus, St.). isin
dorbles , TBC² 3420 (of evening). As n.pr. m. gen. m. Dorb-
lusa m. Dichon, LL 350b22 . See dorbṡolus.

dorbsháile ind(1 dobur (q.v.) + sáile): serbi oltás dorbsháile
muride than the turbid salt sea, Alex. 658 .

40 dorbṡín adj(1 dobur + sín): doinionn ná doirb-shíon gloomy
weather, Atlantis iv 144.25 .

dorbṡolus n(1 dobur (q.v.) + solus) twilight, dawn: tanic . . .
dorbbolus na maitni muchi, LL 239a24 ( TTr. 1655 ). o tús
oidhche go dorbhsolus na maidne, FM vi 2030.24 . See
45 dorblus.

dorbuisce n(1 dobur + uisce) foul or turbid water: bainni do
dorbusci, RC xx 46.x (ACC Comm.).

Dorcan n.pr. o,m. gen. Medraige mac Dorcain maill, Met.
Dinds. iii 318 .

50 ? dorcat ind .i. doroiscedh no dersgug[ad], Stowe Gl. 182 .

dorch- adjcomposition-form of dorchae: dorchfhoithri sealg
` dark thickets of the chase', O'Gr. Cat. 374.27 . beich a ndoirch-
fheadhuibh, 3 C 13, 494.18 .

dorchacht n(dorchae) Also doirchecht. IGT Abstr. Nouns 5 .
55(a) darkness: re lán dh. ¤ , ML 108.13 . d. ¤ na hóidhche ag techt,
Fier. 71 . in popul do-shuid sa d. ¤ , PH 3784 . do-ernatar la d. ¤
cédtosaigh na hoidhche, FM ii 604.12 . bíaidh do dh. ¤ amhuil
meadhón an laoi, Isa. lviii 10 . (prov.) mián mualacháin
doircheacht, Hard. ii 404 . lá dorchachta ┐ gruama, Joel ii 2 .
60(b) darkness of hue or colour: do dhreach ag dul i nd. ¤ ,
A. Ó Dálaigh lii 4 . an trath minigheas an fiabras teid an
dath cum dorcacht riaibchi, 23 P 10, 167rb22 . ise dath dilis
na fola a beth derg ag dul a nd. ¤ , 23 F 19, 17vb13 .
(c) obscurity of meaning or language: níor chum Sgolb . . .
65dán gan diamhoir gan d. ¤ , Studies 1920, 262 § 6 . le d. ¤ na ngrés
snoighthe | dobhínnse ag tuilliodh gráine `by the obscurity of
carven ornament
', 1918, 617 § 3 . doircheadhán dóibh nír
dhoircheacht, Ir. Review 1913, 595 § 9 .
(d) dimness (of sight): d. ¤ na sul (a symptom of disease),
70 23 P 10, 24b40 . d. ¤ an radhairc ┐ an ruisg (an infirmity of old
age), 21b36 . do lucht cailicín na súl ┐ dorchachta an radhairc,
23 K 42, 394.6 .

dorchad vn. of dorchaid act of darkening, obscuring: fúaras
nech roaisneis dam . . . cen d. ¤ sudigud na fert, Met. Dinds.
75 iii 228 . atát ferta na tri mban | im mnái Dáire cen d. ¤ `well-
remembered
', ib. on dorcudh drochsmuinti . . . ata air, Lib.
Flav. i 33rb24 . Donnchad gan dorchadh ndatha | mac
Domnaill of undimmed hue, Lec. 621b50 = gan doirchi
ndatha, BB 50b15 . argg foúair d. ¤ ndatha | in Ard molthach
80mor-Macha died, LL 133a16 = rí rusfuair dorc[h]adh datha,
Lec. 53b44 . Cf. ZCP ix 466.13 cited s.v. dorchaigid.

Dorchad n.pr. m. ` Darcy ', P. O'C. Mac Dorchaidh . . . ar
Cenel Laochda Luachain, Top. Poems p. 56 ( Dorcey ).

dorchae adj io,iā. Also doirche, n p f. doirchi SR 63 . I (a) dark,
85 gloomy: d. ¤ , Sg. 165a marg. inf. Ml. 40c15 . inn-aithchi dorchi,
30a14 . dorchai gl. (nocte) caeca, Thes. ii 31.22 . tem .i. cach
ndorchi, Corm. Y 1213 . dobar .i. cach ndorche, 424 . trom-
cheó doborda dorcha, FB § 36 . tír ndub ndorcha, FA § 21 LB.
sruth usci duib dorchai, § 30 . nél dorcha, SR 3967 . i ndiam-
raib dorchuib, 7576 . il-luc dub dorchu, Fél. March 9 . slog
5dub dorcha . . . do démnaib, PH 8101 . a n-inada dorcha,
Laws v 326.15 Comm. a ndoiribh doirchibh, Buile S. 116.11 .
Dia diamair nach dorcha | rī sorcha, Arch. iii 221.14 .
Compar. dorchu ina dubgémriud, FA § 30 LB. Of persons in
the dark: is dorcha cech oen i n-ecmais ecnai, PH 6861 . ar
10mo beth dall dorcha i n-uamthig thalman, TTebe 179 . Of
colour, complexion, etc.: in dub ind liath | ind odar doirchi
datha | nidat soirchi, SR 63 . bra-dorcha dark-browed , LL
266b42 . suile dorcha, 24 P 3, 173.11 . a bhfechuin do bheith
aduathmhar dorcha (aspectus horridus obscurusque), 23 K 42,
15 191.2 . a n-ētaigi do bheith dorcha, Fl. Earls 254.16 . fear
doirche, 3 C 13, 571.19 . Emann dorcha (a sobriquet?), FM
v 1280 .
(b) Fig. not clear, obscure: ba dorcha la cách in labra, IT iii
187.1 . is dorcha a fidrad inn airchedail, Ériu v 32.7 . cid
20dorche sāmad cāich ┐ cid rūndae, Corm. Y 803 . can briathar
dorcha nā dochiallach do radha, Lib. Flav. i 21b . eolus dor-
cha, Eochairsg. 68.30 . is radharc spéucláire dorcha atá
aguinn anois, 1 Cor. xiii 12 . (Women are) doirche gusmara
`gloomy' (enigmatic?), Tec. Corm. § 16.39 .
25(c) obscure, unknown (?): mor an buaidh do fhior dorcha |
sorcha a theist ar ḟedh Eirenn, Sitzb. 1919 v 93 § 32 . ? ingen
druad Dil nar dorcha, Lec. 399a3 .
(d) gloomy, morose (?): adv. do chaithsiod biadh go dorcha
dórdánach, PCT 647 .
30 II As subst. io, n. dorcha doirche m., IGT Decl. § 2 .
dorcha doirche, Abstr. Nouns § 5 . (a) darkness, gloom: ri
dorigne sorcha saer | ┐ dorcha, SR 18 . tarblaing dorcha dar
cach mag, 7761 . la díth ndorchae dispelling the darkness,
Fél. Dec. 25 . forcoemnacar dorcha mór for talmain, PH 3347 .
35 dar dorca na hoidche, 3512 . at dorcha i soillsi, Tec. Corm.
§ 16.120 (possibly adj.). Oft. pl., esp. in older texts (through
influence of Lat. tenebrae?): is Dǽ int soilse amal as nDæ inna
dorche , Ml. 140c5 , cf. 54b20 . dond fritobairt fritataibret na
dorche don shoilsi, Sg. 183b3 . fo doirchib, SR 7993 . i mbith-
40dorchib, 1748 . in popul dessid i ndorchaib, Trip.² 2 . dode-
chatar dorchai tar forgnúis in talman, 568 . soillsi cumusc-
thae a dorchib, Corm. Y 26 . rodallait o dorchuib phecda,
PH 3911 . du. uisce Bo N. d'ol eter da dorcha , BB 267a36 =
iter da doirche `between two darknesses' (i.e. between dawn
45and night?), BR 24.6 . mac dorc[h]oi a son of darkness (i.e.
of sin), ZCP iii 453 . mac doirche a child begotten clande-
stinely , Laws v 452.16 .
In concrete sense: trí d. ¤ ná dlegat mná do imthecht,
Triads 100 . trí dorcha Hérenn: úam Chnogba, etc., 42 . cach
50fid ┐ cach fásach, cach dorcha ┐ cach diamair, TBC 3531 .
(b) Fig. obscurity, mystery: creic soirche fri doirche .i.
creicc gāith fri baeth, ZCP xiii 22.27 . dall na doirche . . . na
inderb obscurity (something unproved) (Thurn.), xiv 366 § 26 .
fo aicned soirche no doirche of the clearness or obscurity (of
55a legal case), Laws v 252.19 Comm. ar a doirchi ┐ ar a
dot[h]uigsi, Corm. Y 561 . doirche rúin, ML 110.15 . trí
dorcha in betha: aithne, ráthaiges, altrom (things of which
the issue cannot be foreseen), Triads 249 .
(c) As n.pr. m. Dorche m. Ailgile, Rawl. 160b25 . Usually
60mythol. or alleg.: Dub ┐ Dobur ┐ Doirche (cup-bearers of the
Tuatha De Danann), Lec. 25a40 . gen. maic Doirche , Met.
Dinds. iii 4.26 . Name of a mound at Tara: dá dhumhae . . .
Dall ┐ D. ¤ , RC xv 282 § 23 . Met. Dinds. i 18 .
In compds. dorch-, q.v. See also dorchacht (c).