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dúthcha(e) nalso dúithche n iā, f. (dúthaig) (a) natural right, due,
privilege: ducha do `due to him', Laws ii 338 Comm. don
ghríbh dár dhúcha dile `whose due is love', Ó Bruad. ii 140 .
duit as dúthc[h]a beth co fial | d' ēixibh Erenn . . ., ó Ghuaire
5 it is natural (fitting) for thee to be generous to the poets of Ireland,
descendant of G.
, ZCP viii 109 = dúchtha, 3 C 12, 191.7 . do
breth . . . fenechus Érend do Morann . . . ba maith dano ind
Ériu iar sin, ar ro-tóg a dúdhche forrae d'éis na n-aithech
hereditary rights (?), ZCP xi 64 .
10(b) native country, country, land: 'na dúithche féin, Oss. iv
48 . cúis m'osna[dh] mo dhúithche fá mhoghsain, O'Gr. Cat. 30 .
ní bhí dúithche san mbioth gan daosgarshluagh, Keat. i 56 .
Country as opp. to town: do chuir fá na dhúitche amach é do
bhuachuilleachd mhuc into the fields, Luke xv 15 (1813). Terri-
15tory, landed estate: Cromuil . . . tug a dhóchuin (= dhóthain)
d'fhear an tshúiste, is d'fhág fear na dúithche ar `nothing',
PCT 1255 . tighearna mhainéir Barmon ┐ dúithchidheadh
oile, Donl. xxiii .

dúthchas n u and o,m. (dúthaig) IGT Decl. § 38 . (a) hereditary
20 right, claim by descent, birthright: cid asa ngaibther flaithemnas
for túathaib? . . . a feib dúthchusa, Tec. Corm. § 5 . ní d. ¤ fa
deara dháibh | ríoghacht Gréige do ghabháil . . . dhóibh nír
bh'athardha an oighriocht, 3 C 13, 781.5 . ni tre cheart
duchais rogobsad acht ar eicin, Lec. 169a20 . gor trēig C.C.
25righacht Erind . . . fa dual dō ō duthcas ┐ o folaidhecht hi,
BCC § 74 . nach raibhe ceart ná d. ¤ aige ar bheith innte (i.e.
a territory), Keat. iii 5103 . cúigeadh Laighean do léigeadh do
Dhiarmaid, amhail fá d. ¤ dó, 5115 . senchuidhe ó oific ┐ ó dh. ¤
hereditary shanachie, MacAingil 543 . engnamh Ulad . . . tré
30dúthchus a dheghmathar . . . a Conall C. inherited the valour
of the Ulstermen through his mother
, MR 312 . ar duthchus a
mathar dodhechaidh sidhe re hēiccsi (of Fland mac Lonáin),
ZCP viii 110 . na somharbhthachta atá san gcolainn do
dhúthchus ón talmhain by virtue of its descent (origin) from
35the earth
, TSh. 187 .
(b) claim, privilege, custom due to heredity or established
by tradition: gach aon a gceann a dhíre ┐ a dhúthchasa féin,
ML 102 . nach biaidh d. ¤ nó daor-chíos ar mo fhine ó chineadh
oile, 118 . na rechta ┐ na roduchusa rofágadar bar n-aith-
40reacha agaib, MR 150 . ag leanmhain dlighidh na dúthchasa
`according to the laws of the country' (acc. to traditional custom?),
Keat. iii 2769 . do réir dúthchais is reachta hereditary custom
and law
, E. O'Rahilly xxxii 58 . tabhraidh na mionna duth-
chais atá againn annso the traditional oaths, Maguires of F.
45 § 80 .
(c) In concrete sense inheritance, patrimony, territory: a
nduthchus ní géba a clann his children shall not obtain their
inheritance
, Fen. 80 . a roga tuaithi dia duchus (privilege of
any chief of line of Dubda m. Condmaig), Lec. 165c35 . nir
50tréigius . . . mo tir no mo ducus, Cog. 172 . ic teasargain a
tuath, ic dírgad a duthchusa, MR 100 . iar ndith a duthchais
after the loss of his patrimony, Hy Fiachr. 62 . gur easguin
Garalt Caomhan co n-a shíol .i. gan ríogha for a ndudhchas
go bráth, 140 .
55(d) native place or land: Cuil Cernoga . . . nemdona an
drong dan duchass, Lec. 171b17 . roinnis dó a duthchus ┐ a
cenél, Moling § 26 . ba he (sc. Caisel) a m[b]unadus ┐ a sen-
ducus badein, Cog. 70 . dochuaid Abratham ass[a] d. ¤ , SG 48 .
intan n[on-]índarbtar sinn asin Roim ┐ asar ndúchus féin,
60 CCath. 607 . scrisfuither asa ndutchus ┐ asa n-athardha fen
iad, BCC § 127 . Hence in Bedell nativity, birth: go tír ar
ndúthchuis, Jer. xlvi 16 . is do thír Chanaan do bhreith ┐ do
dhuthchus, Ezek. xvi 3 .
(e) connexion, affinity, or attachment due to descent or long
65standing (oft. folld. by RE = FRI): doluid C. do rochtain
cloindi Cein risin mbrathairse ┐ risin duchus do bi do riu,
Lec. 125a1 . no dh. ¤ riu recfa me, Prolegomena 49 . fiú m'ol-
lamhnacht ó'm aes gráidh, | fiú ár nd. ¤ riú 's ár robháidh (a
bard speaking of fellow-bards), Misc. Celt. Soc. 380 . mo dh. ¤
70red dhreich mhínréidh, 3 C 12, 402.15 . ní . . . ar dh. ¤ re Corc
Caisil | tuc toirbearta do Thorna | acht ar oirdearca a ea-
ladhna, 3 C 13, 481.18 . lén is uilli ḟuarasa | ég mo dhuine
duchusa . . . cuimhne ar dhúthchus Diarmada | mo dhuth-
racht an duthchus-sa, Misc. Celt. Soc. 336 .
75(f) inherited instinct or aptitude, natural (as oppd. to
acquired) tendency or bias: uasalṡenōir togaidhe . . . ar deilbh
ar duthcus ` disposition ', AU 1203 (ii 240) . ba duthaich . . .
— Cia duthchus ón? Anecd. i 4 . a dh. ¤ re draoidheacht his
native turn for wizardry
, Content. vi 121 . d. ¤ re gaisge, a
80Aodh, | atá agaibh as bhar ngaol, xviii 32 . daer in duine da
duthchus, Arch. iii 238 § 9 . ar colla acht gid bailc i bus | is
pairti donda a nduthchus nature, constitution (heritage?), § 6 .
is diall réd duthchusaib dilsi bodesin duit-siu na hábaisi ┐ na
hairrdhena sin `clinging to thy true ancestorial nature', MR 302 .
85 níl cinnteacht 'n-a chroidhe ná cáim air, | acht d. ¤ maith a
shean ag fás leis, E. O'Rahilly xviii 80 . ar ógaibh nach dubh
d. ¤ whose nature is not melancholy, Ó Bruad. ii 92 . léig diot . . .
na bearta as dúthchus duit, PCT 817 . as beg na coisgid siad
(sc. remedies) an flux doreir duchais, 23 P 10, 143rb17 . Hence
in Hy Fiachr. hereditary holder of a territory, line of hereditary
5 possessors (?): céd dúchus adearar and | ó Dún Fhíne . . . | Ó'
Duiblerga the first inheritor who shall be mentioned here . . . is
O'D.
, 218 . ná fágbam Ceara na clad | can a dúchus do dénam,
| can beith co seim 'cá snaidi | d'á breith 'sa réim rigraidi
without mentioning its inheritors, 186 . Note also: do dhúth-
10chusuibh Jerusalem inhabitants , Isa. viii 14 .
(g) Attrib. gs. hereditary, pertaining to a certain territory or
people, native: a ttighearnus do ghabail da nGhaoidhelaibh
duthcassa bhudhdhéin ar ndíochur a nGall esdibh, FM iii 562 .
fineadhoigh dudhchusa an Bhaic hereditary tribes, Hy Fiachr.
15 10 . meic Gilli E. a taisich duchisa, Lec. 349d19 . fir dúchais
hereditary followers, Hy Maine 86 . a bhfecmais mo tíri . . . ┐
m'atharda duthcais fein, BCC § 67 . do bi an oiret sin . . . do
gradh ag C.C. ar a tír ┐ ar a athardha duthchusa, § 192 . san
bhfonn ndúthchasa, TSh. 6020 . óna dtír dhúthchais, 6364 .