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drécht n u,n. (see Sg. 38b8 , but cf. Im. Brain cited below). I Part,
portion, section . Usually with partitive DI, rarely with gen.:
drecht .i. imat, O'Dav. 624 , cf. 721 . is drecht díib nad
50rochreit, Wb. 5c2 . d. ¤ caich ceniúil gl. plenitudo gentium, 5c3 .
is (sic leg.) d. ¤ úaibsi as debthach, 11d2 . for drecht úaib, 13b12 .
cach la d. ¤ diib is atrab, alaill ní atrab `one of the two portions
of them
', Sg. 38b8 . asbert Medb fri d. ¤ dia muinter, TBC² 888 .
fri tarrachtain drechta díb, 1462 . teclamaidh d. ¤ dina bolgaib,
55 RC x 74.14 . roloiscthe d. ¤ mór dona longaib, TTr.² 1701 .
romarbhsat d. ¤ do mhuccaibh, SG 88.16 . d. ¤ d'écsib, Met.
Dinds. iii 104 . tri maic C. . . . ┐ drecht diib i nAidniu, araill
díib oc Dubcechair, ZCP viii 305.29 . drechd din aidchi,
Otia i 114 . rogab cach d'feraib Eirenn a d. ¤ don breithemnus
60 his own part of the judicature (?), Laws i 18.22 (but perh. in
sense II (b) below). gebaid cach a dréchta de, 18.20 . rucastar
an ingen drechta móra do chrudh lé, Acall. 828 . ra h-ed cían
┐ ra dréchta fata for a far space and for long stretches (portions),
MU² 275 . tidnaic do L. an cuairt . . . ni duairc an d. ¤ no mean
65portion
, BCC § 349 (poem).
Esp. of a number, band of persons: co facaidh in t-imperi
ina dochum co nd. ¤ ndána ndasachtach, ZCP vi 274.30 .
drechta móra do míledaibh Cesair, CCath. 1432 . ro-díthaighit
dréchta dia ndrongbuidnibh, FM v 1646 . drechta dermara
70d'occbhaidh ┐ do shoighdiúraibh, Hugh Roe 66.8 . Hence
¤ chath troop, battalion: leinb an dúin 'na ndréachtchathaibh,
3 C 13, 519.2 .
Note also: lethd. ¤ húad i ngort dia treise `a half-day's
labour
' (notes), Críth Gabl. 84 . In concr. sense d. ¤ gíalnai, 570
75(` earthwork, rampart ', Gloss.). denamh drecta ima dún, O'Don.
512 ( H. 3.17 415 ). dlegar don céile dénum drechta im dun
na flatha, O'Dav. 721 . ? drect .i. dliged, Stowe Gl. 104 .
II (a) Term of bardic art of uncertain meaning, denoting
either a species of composition or more probably a section,
80 division ; see IT iii 115 , 120 , 170 : foglaim na cetbliadna .i.
coeca ogum . . . ┐ airacept na n-eicsine . . . ┐ fiche d. ¤ , IT iii
32.4 . oblairi . . . secht ndréchta lais do scelaib, Lec. 340b21 .
condaróis íar téchtu | inna dréchtu imm druimne the sections
concerning `druimne'
(?), Im. Brain i 52.22 .
85(b) poem, literary composition (freq. of an official character):
d. ¤ duan dicitur , Cóir Anm. 67 . drechta .i. duana no laidhe ┐
roscada, O'Dav. 589 . d. ¤ molta, Lec. 142a3 . canitir drechta,
LU 3242 ( SC § 3 ). corop siat a duana ┐ a drechta gabtair i
nEmain, TBC 1156 . gabtha a ndúana ┐ a ndréchta ┐ a
n-admolta doib, MU² 214 . fir dēnma d. ¤ ┐ nath, RC xiv 412
5§ 25 . oirfideach ré gabháil duan ┐ dréacht, Keat. ii 5339 . co
nderna teóra dréchta adhmolta, FM iii 180.15 . Cf. Laws
i 18.22 cited above. lucht cech dāna . . . ic taspénad a nd. ¤ ┐ a
ndliged do ríg, LL 215a21 . re cenel nEnna gan fhaill | dréchta
rīg cenēl Conaill, Fen. 344.10 . file nach dron dechraigfes |
10sochur dochur dílmaine | d. ¤ cech tire thic, ZCP iv 237.23 =
BR 236 . Of incantations: co ron-icastar Diancecht . . . tria
drungo drona dagdrécht, Lec. 60b9 ; cf. dréacht .i. aircheadal
sorcery, incantation , P. O'C. Hence dréachtglan (epithet of
bards), Keat. Poems 1410 , 1559 . Note also: d. ¤ .i. sgél, O'Cl.
15 drecht .i. eolus, O'Dav. 625 . scoth na bí do drochduine d. ¤
`a word that is not of a bad man's knowledge', 1423 .

? drechta: ind drecta .i. luige (= laige?), Stowe Gl. 99 .

dréchtach adj o,ā (drécht) (a) numerous: draic díne nd. ¤ of nume-
rous generations
, Met. Dinds. iii 154 . ág arm ndremun nd. ¤ ,
20 166 .
(b) belonging to or skilled in song, poetry: Daire Sirdrechtach
.i. sírdhuanach, Cóir Anm. 67 . mac Dáiri sírdréchtaig, SG ii
463.46 . drechtach .i. eolus ut est carmar d. ¤ rarunach, O'Dav.
625 . A poet: dréachtach adéaradh ní is romhó ris, Ó Bruad.
25 ii 200.10 .

? drechtaid: v drechtadar madan moch `they rose early ', Met.
Dinds. iii 532.25 . Probably abstracted from atrachtatar
(at-reig).

? dréchtaid: v dréchtfaid (dresfid, v.l.) an dub[t]halamh | re
30dreich na daimt[h]einedh, ZCP viii 212.1 .

drechtaide xsee dlechtaide.

drecma n fury, speed (?): robúi a sliocht i clochaib ┐ i talmain
re d. ¤ na hérma with the fury of the riding (?), SG 412.7 . As
quasi-vn. na fóit . . . curit i cleithe fhirmiminti ic d. ¤ erma
35darsin mag careering madly (?), LL 189b34 .

Drecna n.pr. m. gen. maic Drecnai , Rawl. 122b35 .

Dreco n.pr. f. D. ¤ ingen Chalcmáil, Dinds. 83 ( RC xvi 34 ).

Dreda pnsee Droída.

? dredánach: adj igul tis id currnd dub dreandtaide dreadanach,
40 IT iii 104.14 (: edrānach).

dredenosta xsee trédenosta.

Dredlan n.pr. o,m. gen. maic Dredlain maic Condlai, LB 15d36 .

dregaid Verb occurring in various meanings, prob. by-form
of dringid. (a) is and drecgais a fúal fola for Meidb .i. scíath
45díten dar éis fer ṅHerend goro ṡíblursa m'ḟual úaim, TBC
6077 . a fual dudreg is a rí | de thainig a thiughlaithi, Mac-
Carthy 420.4 = a f. do dregadh sin ri, Lec. 621b42 .
(b) dreagaid .i. comraicid, Stowe Gl. 73 . geibidh tennchair
caor nduibhdheirg | ima ndreagaid alla uird `around which
50huge hammers contend
', RC ix 232 . ? is cath ac Tuaim Dru-
baid dregaid for sluag Conacht, Lec. 140a30 .
(c) dreagait .i. demnigter (leg. demnighit?), Stowe Gl. 72 .

Dregamm n.pr. m. gen. co trī macaib Dromscailt mic D. ¤ ,
TBC² 3031 .

55 Dregin n.pr. m. gen. quidam uir . . . nomine Macc D. ¤ , Thes. ii
268.7 ( Ardm. 14b2 ). filio maic D. ¤ , 3 (14b1). filius Ercae filii D. ¤ ,
22 (15a1).

dregnech xsee draignech.

? dréil: ind fillit anglúni co ngnath | cech trath cen nach ndúiri d. ¤ ,
60 SR 7910 .

dréim (-mm) Also drém(m) n,n. (n s. dreim nglan, SR 4851 ;
n p. dremanna, Laws iii 506.4 ) vn. of dringid. IGT Verbs § 76 .
I Climbing, ascending . (a) In lit. sense, with obj. gen. or
prep. (usually FRI): is docomail drém (dréimm, LB) na secht
65nime, FA § 15 . ni fétar a dreim for a hardi (of a tree), LB
141b29 . drem dar dún, IT iii 48.9 . drem (dréim, LU) fri fogaist
(one of Cú Chulainn's feats), TBC² 1505 ; FB § 30 . drém
lochadh fri cilarn a mouse climbing up a large pitcher, BB
419b39 . icon drem frisna haradu, 443a5 . ic drem frisi[n] mūr,
70 Aen. 2235 . ic dreim fri huachtar na n-iudus, CCath. 3593 . ag
d. ¤ risna froighthib, 3 C 19, 84vb21 . dreim re hoisbherna,
Buile S. 92.3 . d. ¤ . . . tar lilibh go lochdhraoibh lár (of an
insect), Ó Bruad. ii 160.22 . as doidrēime (sic leg.) ná gach
drēim, Arch. iii 237 § 25 . acc dol i ndaraigh i ndreim, Anecd.
75 ii 27 § 21 . In cheville: dreimm tria blad, SR 4651 , 4851 .
dreim as má, 7998 . d. ¤ n-áine, Met. Dinds. i 6.7 .
(b) Fig.: betha crāibdech . . . is drēim diadha, ZCP vi 264
§ 10 . d. ¤ dar firu overcoming men, Arch. Hib. ii 73 § 40 . d. ¤
fhorais a bhfodhomhain (of something impossible), 3 C 13,
80 495.10 . With FRI aspiring to, striving after: d. ¤ fria ardchei-
meadh aiming at high rank, Corp. Astron. 78.9 . ag d. ¤ ré dol
tar sál, 3 C 12, 287.8 .
II With FRI (RE) contending with, opposing: d. ¤ re dograing,
ML 128.21 . decair d. ¤ leis an muir móir, O'Gr. Cat. 606.22 .
85 dorchadas ┐ soillse ag d. ¤ re chéile 'san maidin, Eochairsg.
119.27 . d. ¤ rinn is caingean gan chéill dhuit, Content. xxiii 7 .
giolla re a ndecair dreim, Rel. Celt. ii 242.35 . d. ¤ fan ríghe ris
contending with him for the sovereignty, TD 20.2 .
Hence absol. attacking, attack: dreimennaib ruip attacks of
an animal
, Laws ii 182.16 Comm. i dtreas budh doghraing
5a ndréim, DDána 91.32 . an Daghda do dhul da d. ¤ , 3 C 13, 680.11 .
téit budhéin ina degaid | gan d. ¤ gusan Duilemain without
hindrance
, Ériu iv 118 § 36 (possibly lit., he himself went to
seek it without
, i.e. before, ascending to the Creator?).
III In concrete sense ascent, cliff: ma fo aill no d. ¤ no loch
10foscert, Laws ii 182.9 Comm. alla ┐ dremanna, iii 506.4 .