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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 .

70 Drong n.loc. o,m., later accus. and dat. Druing, Droing. Dún
Druing, Rawl. 140a23 . i cath Druing , LL 41c12 , cf. cath
Lethed Midind i nDruing, FM 622 . co Droing nAsoil, RC xv
465 . go Droing , ML² 314 (see note). See Hog. Onom. s.v.
Druing .

75 drongach adj o,ā (drong). Of persons attended by throngs (?):
a meic droṅgaig Dechtire, TBC 1680 . a meic drongaich
Dechtini, MU² 60 . Cairthind dub d. ¤ , Lec. 428a36 . As subst.
leader of hosts (?): d. ¤ Clári, cathach Cruachan (of Niall Glún-
dub), ZCP xii 235 § 53 . d. ¤ Domnann . . . ruire Cuirrich, Rawl.
80 84b47 . d. ¤ Doile, 85a1 . in slóg-d. ¤ , Met. Dinds. ii 8.93 . Throng-
ing, numerous: fiad in dáim drongaig, Met. Dinds. i 32.54 . Of
places thronged: mo Themair d. ¤ daoinech, ZCP viii 221 § 44 .
Of a tree having clusters of foliage (?): eocrand . . . d. ¤ duillech,
IT iii 42 § 48B (diriuch, v.l.). Of hair thick, abundant: folt d. ¤
85dualach, TBC 1816 (H. 2.17) = cráibach, LL.

drongaid v(drong) forms into bands, herds (?) (` presses, enforces ',
Plummer MS. notes. Cf. O'C. cited below). drongtar fir,
LU 5466 = drontar, TBC² 990 . ? cisi dúar diana drongthar
i fóebuir foimdib, O'Dav. 883 . drongaib ai .i. anflaith cach
flaith dhrongus ae do lesaib comaithech for aiccillne, O'C. 469
5( H. 3.18 246 ). dronga .i. targud ut est nomhadhe no do
dronga do denamh uilc, 1420 ( 638 ). Vn. oc a ndrongad la
diabul i n-iffern, LL 281a7 . Eochu Raithlinne cen droṅgad
`without oppression', Todd Nenn. 258.9 .