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descert, n o,n., later m. n s. deiscert mBregh, Laws iv 264 . g s.
deisceird, AU 745 . deisgeart m., IGT Decl. § 28 . southern
part, south: n s. tuascerd Muman . . . is he deiscert a feraind,
85 LL 209b60 . g s. for Tethbai Descirt , TBC² 93 . naim thuascirt
in domain ┐ a descirt, FA 4 . eclais in descirt, PH 6922 . Huí
Néill an desgirt, TFrag. 48.y . iar sid d. ¤ erend after pacifying
the south of Ireland
, BR 4. 16 . i crich na nDesi ndeiscert, Lec.
585az . for firu deisceird Breg, AU 749 . indred in deisceird,
811 . mors regis deiscerd Breg, 750 . d s. i ndeisciurt Letha,
5 Hy. ii 10 . ind deisciurt Lagen, Mon. Tall. § 10 . o deisciurt
Breg, AU 835 . i ndesciurd . . . trichait chét Cualnge, TBC
1540 . i ndeiscert Eireann, Acall. 3822 . ó dhesgeart go tuais-
geart (sic leg.), TFrag. 194.z . a s. la d. ¤ léni by the south of the
meadow
, Thes. ii 238.14 . rogab Eber d. ¤ ṅhErenn, Todd Nenn.
10 252 .
Compds.: i n-uillind . . . oirrthir-descirt na h-Innia, MR
114.10 . i nd. ¤ -leth Chorccaige, Aisl. MC 21.20 .

descertach adj o, ā. (descert) southern: descertdach gl. cardine
meridiano, Ml. 98a8 . a leith deiscertach, AU 915 . isin
15ceathromain deisceartaig don tig, Ériu v 232 = YBL 209b1 .
ón chúil descertaig (sic leg.) do neimh, RC xxiv 382.11 . isnaib
randaib deiscertchaib (descertachaib, v.l.), Trip. 158 .

déscin xsee déicsiu.

descip n d s. (poet.) right hand: co nduibciunn ina desscip .i. ina
20láim deiss, ACC 124 (RC xx). See scíp.

desclach adj o, ā. (descol?) active? contentious?: drúi donn d. ¤ , K.
and H. 26 .

? descol: ind cruaid a d. ¤ Crimthan co mbúaid, LL 45a34 (MS.
Mat. 485 ) = a threscul, Rawl. 85b12 ( RC xxxvi 262 ).

25 desctha xsee nemdesctha.

Descuirit n.pr. m. D. ¤ m. con Ithaig, BB 145a12 . Deiscuirit
m. con Ithaig, Lec. 235a .

deṡerbde adj io,iā unsoured, unleavened: n p. deserbdi gl. azymi,
Wb. 9b12 . See serb.

30 deserud xsee deisred.

deṡétaigthe adj io,iā (sét) gl. (vita) devia, Ml. 35a16 .

Desgabair pn in the topographical term Laigin D. southern
Leinster, Ossory (opp. to L. Tuathgabair); also used inde-
pendently in the same meaning. MacNeill, Phases of Ir.
35Hist. p. 107 , explains it as `South of the Gabair', i.e. G.
Laigen in S. Kildare. Cf. perhaps: Mael Ruain . . . grían már
desmaig Midi (= M. desmaig?), Fél. Prol. 226 , glossed ri
mag andes ata a chell .i. Tamlachtu, LB. Probably, however,
the true reading is des maig; see dess and O'Rahilly, Early
40Irish Hist. and Myth. 462 . ār Laighen Desgabhair . . . ria
nOsraighibh, FM 876 . is and fognítis Laigin Deasgabair in
laithi ndedhenach de is de adberar ec[h]tres Osairghi, BB
360b5 = Dinds. 18 (p. 412) . loiscfid tesgabair (.i. Osraigi),
ZCP xii 238 . rí Laighean Dessgabair .i. Ui Cinnsiolaigh, CS
45 858 . biathad dā mīs ō Laignib .i. mī ō Laigin Tuathgabair ┐
mī ō Laigin Deasgabair, Lec. 373a ( BR 32 ). dā chēd molt
maith in chabair | ōna Laignib D. ¤ , 381b (= BR 222 ). Tuath
Brecraidi for Laigin D. ¤ ┐ for Osraigib, 350b48 . Tadhg an
triath a Desgabhair, TFrag. 218 .

50 desgabál n ā,f. (dess + gabál) the Ascension: i mbliadain desga-
bala Crist, Fél. p. 262 . Sanais iar ccáiscc ┐ deasgabhail in
earrach the feast of the Ascension in the spring, FM v 1662 .
Diardaoin Deasghabhála Ascension Thursday, Donl. 36 .

desi n pl. of daiss? heaps (?): co ndernsat cnámbrétaigh ┐ d. ¤
55fodhailti (deise combruite, v.l.) dá cnamaibh, CCath. 2108 .

déṡillabach adj o, ā. (6 dé + sillab) dissyllabic: desillabach, Sg.
36b1 . recomraic .i. désillabach Fél. Pref. vii . n p. it deṡillab-
cha , Sg. 68b3 .

déṡillabche n iā,f. (déṡillabach) dissyllabism: it lia déṡillabchi
60gl. duarum excedunt numerum syllabarum, Sg. 44b2 . acht
asringba désyllábchi, 187a1 .

desimrecht n u,n. later m. Spellings: des(s)imrecht, Wb. 5d10 ,
31c11 . Sg. 35b13 . desemmrecht, Wb. 12c35 . dessemrecht,
24c8 . deissemrecht, 24c14 . desmrecht, Ml. 118a7 , Sg. 66b17 ,
65 18 , 20 . desmerecht, desmeirecht, LU 451 , 462 . deisimbrecht,
Hib. Min. 4.130 . desmirecht, desmberecht, PH . Decl.: n s.
d. ¤ n-aill, Sg. 66b20 . in desmerecht , LU 451 . g s. desimrechta,
Wb. 26b18 . n p. desimrechta, LU 482 . a p. id., Sg. 214a5 ,
Anecd. ii 11 . g p. desimrechte, Wb. 26d17 . desmerecht, etc.,
70 LU 478 . PH 4775 .
Corresponds to Lat. exemplum. (a) example, exemplar, pattern:
condid d. ¤ do chách, Wb. 5d10 . combad d. ¤ ícce cáich, 28a13 .
áes drochbæsgnai . . . dia ngabthar drochdesmrecht, Ml.
118a7 . lécfet desmbirecht sonarti ┐ calmachta do na moeth-
75oclachaib, PH 6559 . iar nd. ¤ Iudais, 5297 . gaibid d. ¤ (de) takes
example (from), Wb. 24c14 , 26b18 . Ml. 118a7 . PH 3573 . Of
texts: is inunn chiall isindi as scit ┐ as nóuit isin dib desm-
rechtaib so (i.e. the Roman and Gallican psalters), Ml. 114b1 .
(b) sample, specimen, illustration: cia chollit araile in
80cánaidsea ná gabar sin amail d. ¤ , LB 203b56 . ni tuc a d. ¤ he
cited no example of it
, Sg. 100a7 . a nderbad hua desimrechtaib,
90a3 . d. ¤ fetarlicci an example from the Old Testament, Wb.
29a13 . do dheismireacht na ndechnad, IT iii 20 n. 3 . co
tardad d. ¤ do chách in mod o clofitis he—tria umla, PH 4817 .
85 agso deismireacht na hAmhra ag aithfhriotal briathar
Choluim an example from the Amhra, Keat. iii 1414 . rofoill-
sicchsett desmerechta imdha a ndeggnimh do thúathaibh . . .,
Anecd. ii 11 . roinn deismireachta na hAmhra Coluim Chille
verses to illustrate the A.C.C., ZCP xiii 8.15 . With AR:
desmrecht insin ar aimsir deirb in feminino, Sg. 66b17 ; ib. 18 .
5 desmirecht ar gach deach fo leit[h], IT iii 20 § 59 . Used to
introduce a quotation, etc. deismerecht air sidhe, ut dixit in
filedh, Laws i 4.1 . Cf. 16.z . dlighidh se . . . deismeireachd
iomdha do bheith aigi orra ó ughdaruibh . . . do shuidhio-
ghadh a n-aibeóradh, IGT Introd. § 2 . ag so deismeireacht
10air (citing an illustrative couplet), § 18 . Folld. by defining
clause: desmberecht nach cóir fuirech . . . cen a comallad an
example (to prove) that
, PH 5699 . With IM: gurbo deis-
mirecht im impod for Cesair la cach impodh damhsa fair that
my desertion of C. may serve as an example to others to desert
15him
, CCath. 3679 .