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dromdacht ind= tromdacht: d. ¤ na lamh no na gcos, 24 P 22,
132.11 .

dromlach xsee drolmach.

dromlánach xsee drolmánach.

5 dromm xsee druimm.

Drommat (druimm) n.loc. gen. Fuilen Drommato , Mart.
Don. Apr. 25 .

drommchla xsee druim(m)chlae.

1 dron adj o,ā Primary meaning solid, firm, substantial , hence fig.
10 downright, thorough, emphatic, vigorous: d. ¤ .i. daingen, LL
311b18 . d. ¤ .i. direch no daingen, O'Dav. 733 . d. ¤ .i. daingean,
O'Cl. .i. drocht(e) nó díreach, Lec. Gl. 233 .
Of things: nosirfed in domon nd. ¤ , LU 3566 ( SC § 29 ). 'mon
dorus nd. ¤ , SR 4233 . triasin drummslait druin, 4277 . drochte
15dronai, 476 . múr d. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 256 . dún d. ¤ , 226 . in derc
d. ¤ `the deep hole', 344 . coire d. ¤ , SG 371.20 . lán secht ndabhach
nd. ¤ , MR 128.23 . dron-aicde, Arch. iii 220.25 . dron-fhert,
Met. Dinds. iii 6 . dronmind dergóir (of bells), SR 4506 . ór d. ¤
solid (?) gold, 4309 . dual dergóir druin, Fianaig. 14 § 36 .
20 sciath d. ¤ , 259.23 . arm dric d. ¤ , LL 146b22 ( PRIA xix 542 ).
dracon . . . d. ¤ a chrí, Met. Dinds. ii 82.34 . each dron-chara
strong-haunched , TBC² 3390 . cia no[m]beth cét tengad d. ¤ fri
sirlabra, SR 825 . sére d. ¤ strong meat (of flesh dressed as
venison), 2857 . doinenn d. ¤ , Acall. 675 v.l. diliu d. ¤ , Rawl.
25 76a24 .
Transf. and fig.: ní sulbir in briathar .i. ní d. ¤ gl. sermo con-
temptibilis, Wb. 17b4 . atberim frit aithesc nd. ¤ , SR 1873 (cf.
825 quoted above). dliged ndoraid co ndronchéill `a difficult
dictum with hard meaning
' ( pithy?), Thes. ii 293.21 (SP ii).
30 ar dēin co ndroncōiri a `dian'-poem with sound construction,
Laws v 58.27 , cf. O'Dav. 849 . naoi mbliadhna atfes, arimh d. ¤
a sound computation (?), FM 923 (poem). tria drungo drona
dagdrēcht, ZCP xii 246 § 18 . Germáin oc Tuathaib De d. ¤
(epithet of the language or possibly adv.), SG 348.9 . dron-
35chetal, ACC § 115 (`steadfast song', RC xx 282 ; resonant,
forcible?). co mbad druine cech cetal in cetal sa, ib., Comm.
deilm as druiniu (druine, MS.), ZCP viii 561 § 2 . co Drobáis
dron-garm, LL 8b42 . drongáir na lúirech din , TBC 5075 ;
Fianaig. 90.16 ; SG 322.12 ( ¤ ghaire). Clann Colmāin do triall
40dronbāig in gech dāil stout fighting (?), BB 45a8 . dímus d. ¤ ,
BColm. 78 . dronfhuirech `strong durance', Met. Dinds. ii
26.18 . dí bliadain ceithri deich d. ¤ (a mere expletive?), Arch.
Hib. ii 86 § 49 . do chungid digi drune ( invigorating?), LL
34a52 ( Ériu iv 102 § 42 ).
45Of persons: Dia d. ¤ , SR 4049 , cf. 2409 , 7825 . in Dagda d. ¤ ,
Ériu vii 220.29 , cf. 226.18 . Dáire dímer d. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 134 .
a dalta d. ¤ , LL 152b13 . cóiciur dírmach (sic leg.) d. ¤ , Ériu iv
100 § 31 . cona chléir ind ḟírdhruin, Fél. Dec. 3 . for dirmaib
dronaib, LL 273b11 . saer d. ¤ durrtaigi (drond. ¤ ?), Laws v
50102.24 , cf. O'Dav. 733 . drongemm (of a pers.), Gorm. July 7 .
Used adverbially: file nach d. ¤ dechraighfas sochur, dochur
. . . who will not firmly (?) distinguish, ZCP iv 237 . d. ¤ for-
fuirmedh `have been put firmly', Fianaig. 14 § 35 . dia mben
crann co docht d. ¤ frisin cnocc, SR 2003 . doní co d. ¤ a drúi-
55decht, Met. Dinds. iii 44 .
Compds. (a) With nouns, see exx. above. (b) With adjj.:
¤ adbul, Met. Dinds. iii 338 . ¤ ard, ii 44.32 . ¤ bude, FB § 45 .
¤ mas, SR 6890 . ¤ oll, 343 . (c) With adjj. derived from nouns:
¤ altach with massive cliffs (?): i cind d. Deilgthen, LL 133a12 .
60 ¤ cherddach of sound craftsmanship, RC xxvi 20 § 46 . IT iii
31.17 . ? ¤ chobach: pl. -chobcha (of horses), LL 189a10 .
¤ chóchech strong-haunched (of a horse), FB § 50 . ¤ argda of
solid silver
, § 45 . ¤ órdae, § 50 , cf. TBC² 2331 .

2 dron Perh. substantival use of 1 dron: gan imroll gan dalb
65gan d. ¤ , BCC 53 .

Dróna n.pr. m. gen. Sétna macc D. ¤ maicc Tigernaig, Trip.²
1860 . Cianan m. Senn m. Drona m. Tigernaigh, BB 220e33 .
m. Drona m. Aimrit, 160b21 . m. Sínaig m. D. ¤ m. Amrit,
LL 336g59 . M. Dala m. D. ¤ m. Suail, 350d37 . oegidacht ua
70nDrona de the hospitality of the Uí D., Met. Dinds. iii 22 .
Tadhg Ó Riain rí Ó nD. ¤ , Keat. iii 4496 . Uí D. ¤ (as territorial
term) barony of Idrone, Co. Carlow, see ITS xv and Hog.
Onom. i gcath Chliach in Úib D. ¤ , SG ii 495.2 .

Dronán n.pr. o,m. (1 dron?): Dronan mac Dronbic, Lism. L.
75 2900 . Dronnan (epscop o Chill Dronain, note), Gorm. Dec. 12 .
Mart. Don. Dec. 12 . epscop Dronáin mac (maic?) Fiangalaig,
Rawl. 91c14 . m. Dronain m. Diangalaich, BB 87a45 .

dronbe xsee dronei.

1 drond xsee dronn.

80 2 drond xsee drong.

dronei n(also dronua? dronbe) (= dro-gne, droch-gne, Thurn.,
ZCP iii 50 . See also Wortk. 202 ): gl. turpitudo Wb. 22b16
(a prima manu, but reading doubtful). dronua mbriathar (one
of the vices begotten of luxuria), Ériu vii 138.13 ( ZCP iii
8525.18 ). tria dronbe mbriathar (= turpiloquium), 142 § 16 .

drong n o,m. in O.Ir. and usually in Mid.Ir. (note also n s. d. ¤
n-ingen, d. ¤ ngilla cert, SR 6279 ; but: in drong , Sg. 159b5 ).
Later ā,f. g s. druing, SR 1227 , 1434 , 2619 etc. d s. drung,
249 , 633 , 855 , etc. a s. drong, 1289 . n p. druing, 8284 ; Fél.
Ep. 285 . a p. drungu, Hy. iv 3 ; Fél. Ep. 232 . As ā,f. fiad cach
5 druing dēin, SR 4519 . v s. a drong noeb, Fél. Ep. 401 . Occas.
also drond: drond[a], RC xiv 404 § 10 . ? dronda, IT iii 98
§ 162 .
Indefinite number of individuals grouped together for some
purpose, band, crowd , usually of persons (refers to a more
10compact and precise number than dremm): d. ¤ .i. imat,
O'Dav. 727 ; Lec. Gl. 62 . cach d. ¤ imma rig, TBC 458 . cach
d. ¤ immá deglaech, cach buiden imma taesech, LL 220b38
( TTr. 266 ). riched co n-ilhur a d. ¤ , SR 341 . tigerna os cech
drung, 855 . táet nech ammuig ó nach druing, 3911 . do dilgenn
15a nd. ¤ ndalach, a mban, a mac (of Israelites), 5737 . slúaig sil
Adaim, aidbli druing, 2673 , cf. 889 . druing cen crabad ar mo
cinn, Trip.² 1316 . im Fer nDiad na nd. ¤ , TBC² 2381 . do Crist
na nd. ¤ , Anecd. ii 26 § 3 . oenta[id] in druing dindgil, Gorm.
May 10 . dom dín ar cech ndruing, KMMisc. 255.9 . atrachtsat
20dronga écraibdecha i n-agaid Pilip, PH 2547 . éirghit siat
'na tri drongaib, RC xxiv 379.15 . ba ri for drungu domain,
Lec. 46b30 . do fhágaibh dronga ag coimhéad na críche, Keat.
iii 5397 . Commonly folld. by partitive gen. or DE: sech
drungu (dhrunga, v.l.) demne (with gloss .i. sech buidne), Hy.
25 iv 3 . la drongaib (drunga, LB) na ndemna, FA § 31 . d. ¤
árchaingel nime im Michél, Fél. Ep. 233 . rotgíallsat druing
na fían find, Death-tales 20.9 . Brian . . . adrochar le druing
nDanar, ZCP viii 120 § 5 . d. ¤ d'arbrib angel, SR 791 . d. ¤ mor
dia miledu armtha lais, PH 848 . roráid fria droing do doinib,
30 3359 . Of things: in d. ¤ briatharde persine tanise the verbal
group of the second person
, Sg. 159b5 . tria drungo drona
dagdrēcht, ZCP xii 246 § 18 . aithne ar dhrongaibh do
ceartuibh Gaoidhilgi, IGT Introd. § 2 (2.7) . daronusa doib d. ¤
bind bairdne abundance of bardic poetry, Auraic. 5250 =
35 droing mbind, 5247 . saildrong willow-brake (?), 5521 . Of a
class or category: atat da droing for ainglib, YBL 169b12 .
fó coruib na druingi seo contracts of this class, Laws v 184.23
Comm. do scuibhéaraibh ┐ do lucht bogha ┐ da gach ndruing
ré gaiscidh, Keat. iii 5230 . don dá dhroing . . . do chloinn
40Bhanbha (of two political parties), Keat. Poems 1019 . ag so
na sé dronga do Leith Cuinn mar atáid Dál gCuinn, Dál
gCéin, etc., ITS xv 13.8 ( Keat. iv ). cia do na trí drongaibh
peacthach, TSh. 1515 . na hocht dronga beannaighthe
(specified in the Beatitudes), O'Hussey TC 227.8 . nocon
45fhaca don droing banda a comālaind womankind , RC xxiii
396 § 2 . don druing daonda mankind , SG 260.12 . an d. ¤ maol
do ghéill don ccrábhadh (i.e. the clergy), ZCP i 142.4 .
Folld. by partitive DE some of: Ere oll . . . atfeda d. ¤ dia
dálaibh, Leb. Gab. 92.19 . ma's fír do dhroing dona fileadaib,
50 Lec. 243a1 . Absolutely: ata d. ¤ aca rāda có roibi mac aili oc
Erc some say , 239d22 . drong . . . drong some . . . others:
cuimhnighid d. ¤ air charbaduibh ┐ d. ¤ aile air eachuibh, Ps.
xx 7 . Note also: mar bhís a ndán do dhroing dul when it is the
destiny of people to die
, Misc. Celt. Soc. 150.23 . Folld. by rel.
55clause those who: nach tuc as acht d. ¤ do dligh those who de-
served it
, Ériu iv 118.27 . mar an druing théid síos annsa pholl,
Prov. i 12 . Iábal . . . athair na druinge gá mbí áirnéis of such
as have cattle
, Gen. iv 20 . a dhrong is caraid damh (= amici
mei, Job xix 21 ), TSh. 3918 .
60Compds. with adjj.: ó Drobáis drong-adbail of the mighty
throngs
, Ériu iv 152 § 33 . ¤ ḟoirtil strong in retainers, Keat.
Poems 793 . With nouns: ardrí for drongaltaib den `strong
hosts
' (divers degrees and conditions?), ZCP ix 466.3 . ¤ buiden:
dā drongbuidhin móra, Acall. 4651 . drongbuidhen degh-
65shluaigh, FM v 1740.14 . Keat. iii 5271 . ? drongdige
(gen.?), Met. Dinds. ii 30.66 . drongdirma, CCath. 4482 ;
Hugh Roe 202.19 . ¤ ḟolt: ni dighna d. gan dol | rigraidh
Connacht ar creidem the thick-haired kings of Connacht (?),
Fen. 242.21 .