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85 drochta nSee Stokes, ZCP iii 468 . tub, vessel: ambur indlait ┐
long ḟoilcthe[o], d. ¤ , etc. (equipment of a `mruigḟer'), Críth
Gabl. 177 . d. ¤ .i. seinlestar, Corm. Y 91 . in d. ¤ dognid in
Dagda ní anad de thinsaitin, SG ii 476.45 (= Dinds. 11 , RC
xv 302 ). drochtgha in Dagda (: corccra), Ériu x 82 § 56 =
drochta, Met. Dinds. ii 9 . d. ¤ (droctga, v.l.) dogníd dia ingin |
5ós gním ochta aird-inbir, Met. Dinds. ii 58.9 . do dénam
drochtai, SG ii 476.45 . In med. texts used for a certain
measure, the full of a `drochta', apparently a vessel of pre-
scribed size: fobairt eile .i. d. ¤ do craibech bethe, 24 B 3, 52.13 .
luaith cuill is d. ¤ de fein, 44.32 . eocur fern cuilend soil . . . d. ¤
10do tinnsaigin de folcad asin cedgrinde, 26 .
In n.loc. i fail Glinde d. ¤ , Fél. 156 (June 20) . As n.pr. m.
meic Drochtae , Rawl. 162g6 .

Drochtach n.pr. o,m. meic Drochtaich meic Diringg, Rawl.
162f34 . Cf. drochtech.

15 drochtech n(drochet) bridge-maker (as sobriquet): mors Cilleine
droctigh anchoritae Iae , AU 75 . See Reeves Ad. 382 . is leis
doronnad Droichead na Fertsi . . . conad Fiachna Dub
Droich[t?]each a ainm o sin ille , Lec. 286b38 . Cf. Drochtach.
? furnished with bridges: cathair drocht(h)each (: cloichtheach),
20 IT iii 89.2 . Note also: bid [d]roichtech a riagol | iter Erinn ┐
Alpain his rule shall join E. and A. as with a bridge (?), ZCP ix
454 § 37 .

drogain x(B. na f.): suba (.i. fuil) luba (.i. corp) fo lubaib (.i. fó
feraib) ugail (.i. súli) troga (.i. cend) dír d. ¤ (.i. fíaich), LU p.
25124 note. See 2 trogan.

? drogmar: ind tri gari gair mucc ṅd. ¤ ndega gair a grafni gair
ercca (.i. bo), LL 206a38 , cf. Acall. 453 .

droibél x etc. see drobél etc.

droichech xsee drochtech.

30 droichet xsee drochet.

droichetóir n(drochet) bridgemaker: pontifex .i. droicheadóir,
Keat. ii 5440 .

droichtech xsee drochtech.

Droída n.pr. nom. Droido, Rawl. 128b49 . gen. Droido, 128b39 ,
35 40 ; 90b42 ; LL 351h34 . Droida, 339a31 ; BB 220b48 . Droeda,
Rawl. 90g28 . Droide, LL 350a63 . Dreda, 351h50 (all referring
to same person).

Droiminor n.loc. Foirbisigh Droiminoir in n-Albain, Hy
Fiachr. 106.3 .

40 droipis n(Eng. or Romance loan-word) dropsy: as aigmhéil
a dhol im d. ¤ 23 K 42, 91.5 .

Droithchell (= Droichell) n.pr. o,m.: Laoidh ┐ imtheacht an
Deirg mhic Dhroithchill sonn (title of Ossianic poem), O'Gr.
Cat. 599.6 .

45 1 drol n o,m. n p. druil, LB 121a14 . a p. drolu, Three Hom. 82.23 . See
Marstrander, ZCP vii 406 . (a) staff, bar , passed through rings
attached to some object in order to carry it or used as a bolt;
prob. the orig. meaning, drol being later confused with its
deriv. drolam and taking over its meaning. Of staves used
50to carry the Ark: cethri drolaim . . . asind airc dia him-
marchor, dá d. ¤ treothu (where drolaim and drol correspond
respectively to annulos and vectes, Exod. xxxvii 3 , 4 ), SR
4311 = da d. ¤ , BB 242a24 , YBL 292a19 . fócerd a cochall fliuch
for bunnsachaib na gréne ┐ forailangatar amal drolu, Three
55Hom. 82.23 (`like pothooks'). Of bolts: dúnaid bar ndóirrsi
umaide ┐ tabruid druil iarnaigi forru, PH 3874 . cuirid sabai
┐ druil iaraind forru, LB 226a6 (or to be referred to (b) ?).
Transf. of plaits or locks of straight wiry hair: a fhossugud
ar drolaib ┐ ar clechtaib ┐ ar claidínib in fuilt, BDD § 97
60(Eg.).
(b) In later lang. of horizontal joists or beams placed on
vertical ones in construction of a house, rafters, ridge-poles (?):
mar bheantar a thuir ó thigh | leagthar a dhruil 'na dhea-
ghaidh, Misc. Celt. Soc. 156.2 . Cf. dróll, drol a baton, club,
65 beam or rafter , P. O'C. (with preceding quotation). ag so an
fáinne i bhfeidhm na nd. ¤ doing the office of ridgebeams (?) (of a
house in collapse), Timth. viii 11 § 14 (1918).
(c) ring attached to an object to serve as handle, etc.
(= drolam). d. ¤ .i. lúb, O'Cl. Of rings attached to either side
70of a cauldron (cf. Joyce, Soc. Hist. ii 125 - 6 ): coire co ndrolaib
óir, MR 58 = FDG 503 . sadail ar cairi da drol our two-
handled cauldrons
, RC xi 131 . innbir ┐ d. ¤ ┐ tine agan caire
uma, O'C. 2268 ( Eg. 88, 20aa ). Of rings attached to the Ark:
cethri druil ōir esti . . . re himorchur, LB 121a14 (where druil
75= drolaim, SR 4311 , see above). Of the circular brooch
attached to a `delg' or pinbrooch: atnaig a mér tria d. ¤ a delci,
Aisl. MC 25.17 . In CCath. of rings of chain-armour: srebana
na fola ic tepersin tre drolaib na lūirech, CCath. 5903 , cf. 5224 ,
5280 .

80 2 drol adjepithet of a person: mór in col | comann fri ríg Daire
drol, MR 40.18 = FDG 308 . Domnall d. ¤ , Celt. Rev. iv
216.25 . Possibly g pl. of 1 drol with secondary meaning; cf.
drol a loop, also a quirk or trick, P. O'C.

drolach adj o,ā (1 drol) furnished with loops or rings (?): drólach
85.i. lúbach, P. O'C. Of a cloak or tunic: fil leind ndeirg
ndrolaig immi, TBC² 61 = TBC 262 (`ein mit Haken ver-
sehener Mantel
'; with loops serving as clasps?). Of a shield:
sciath d. ¤ , Ériu viii 20.16 . In CCath. of chain-mail: lūiriuch
dluith d. ¤ , CCath. 4677 . dar maelat d. ¤ a lūirige, 4695 . In late lit. of
hair: carnfholt . . . dlaoitheach d. ¤ , GJ vii 72az , ` plaited ', 73b .