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dess adj o, ā. (a) right (as opposed to left), dexter: deas (gl. dexter),
Ir. Gl. 386 . for láim deis, Bcr. 19c2 . alleth o laim deiss gl.
55 dexteram eius partem, Sg. 17b2 . i noxil in tuib deiss of the
right side
, Thes. ii 254 . co súilib dessaib (: chennaib), SR 3671 .
inna ndornaibh dessaib, Ériu ii 130 . a lámh dhes is a chos
chlé, Acall. 1539 . in fath . . . ara n-abar cle seach deas, Lec.
533a31 . smitt a cluaisi dessi, PH 3115 . ocht cét lām ṅd. ¤ do
60imdibe, LL 123a54 . na láma desa, Reg. San. Col. xxi . bean-
nacht na láimhe deise, TSh. 272 . Hence as subst. ā, f. right
hand, right-hand side (lám being understood): tria deis, Tur.
142 . for Dé deis, SR 1497 . Hib. Min. 10.323 . bith dia deis
hi flaith nime, Trip.² 284 . réidig romainn . . . for do deis,
65 Met. Dinds. iii. 40 . ? ar des rig is ruirech, TBC² 2269 . suidh-
imse ar deis dreagain T., TD 11.101 . manais . . . ina deis,
TBC² 3305 . a chlé fri muir n-Icht, a d. ¤ fri bruig mbuan-B.,
Met. Dinds. iii 190 . deis fri Banba, bél fri Bóin, Ériu iv 92 .
a d. ¤ fo-thuaid fri fuined His right northward towards the sunset
70(Christ on the Cross), PH 3321 . ná findad do chlé a ndingne
do deis (leg. dess), 6081 . cor duinndeise fad ghruaidh a blow
on thy cheek from the right hand
(?), TD 3.41 . Combined with
1 s. pr. aff. dessum on my right, to right of me: Crist dessum,
Crist tuathum, Thes. ii 357 (Hy. vii). Dia tuathum . . . Dia
75dessom, Hy. vi 2 .
(b) south (the s. being on the right to a person facing east).
As prep. south of. In Mid. Ir. usually tes on the analogy of
tuaid, tuath: i nDruim rig tes Taltin tréin, RC xxiii 312 . des
Almain south of A., RC xxiv 54 = TFrag. 42 . i n-iath
80Cairpri des Bóinn, Rawl. 158.2 = ZCP viii 333 . des maig
Midi (sic leg.), Fél. Prol. 226 . Cf. Desgabair (= s. of the
Gabar
). Note also: do deiss Danuib s. of the Danube, LL
136a33 (cf. tuaith Benna Bairche n. of B.B., Hy. ii 29 ). See
O'Rahilly, Early Ir. Hist. and Myth. 462 . In various advbl.
85phrases: andess from the south, northwards: dolluid andes for
Beluch M., IT i 106 . ro faith a ndeas, Todd Nenn. 138 . With FRI
from the S. towards, hence to the south of: ruind aness (= frinn
andess south of us), TBC 1215 . conid farcaib . . . andes i
ndeisciurt Letha, Hy. ii 10 . D. mac D. do Ernaib Muman
andeas, Acall. 207 . fo d. ¤ , fa d. ¤ southwards: fa d. ¤ no fa thuaith,
5 Wb. 29a21 . scailit uad fo d. ¤ fo thuaid, LL 209a5 . do chuatar
fo des dochum a tīre, ZCP iii 19 . dafáid fo d. ¤ co Victor, Hy.
ii 47 . isin dara míle ó Róim fo d. ¤ , PH 1918 . roláis a n-ernail
. . . seoco fod. ¤ hi clithar B., TBC² 1774 . bodes is bothuaid,
Acall. 2742 . do cuaid Padraic d'foglaim bo deas, Todd Nenn.
10 106 . luidh bu dhés, ZCP xi 212 . dēchais uaidh fo dhes,
Moling § 33 . a chlé fod. ¤ frisin ṅgréin His left southwards
towards the sun
(Christ on the Cross), PH 3320 (cf. ZCP ii 225 ).
(mod.) an taoibh budh dheas, Matth. xii 42 . Note also: ó
Emain sadess, TBC 4929 .
15(c) In fig. sense right, just, meet: nír d. ¤ (or deis, see note)
dait mo guin, TBC 3953 . ni deis re Dia dergmartra ar dáinib
God does not deem fit, desire, MR 172 . nochar deis é le dreich
nDē, ZCP vii 304 . an arra is deisse re feichemuin toicheda
ināt a seoit fein which . . . prefers, Laws v 420 . ? nírbo dál deis,
20 Met. Dinds. iii 70.3 . Manchaigh as dáibh as deisi | sealbh
inbhir na hÉirnesi they have the best right to the possession,
3 C 13, 453 . As attrib.: cūic bā dēc don deachain des (: ances),
ZCP ix 171 § 3 . Dia deas, SG 21.41 . rogell C. cach ní ndes,
BColm. 90 .
25(d) By extension convenient, becoming, agreeable, well-
arranged, neat, later pretty, fine: des cach suabais, Corm. Y
468 . folt . . . cass d. ¤ drumnech, TBC 5173 . in t-aislingthe
laind lán-des, SR 3350 . cēd matal mōirdhes, ZCP viii 116 .
claidmi . . . dessa, Cog. 162.14 . mór a gcrábhadh deas a
30ndaonnacht, DDána 122.17 . gārda roidhess, Fl. Earls 78 .
cos deas ó mbídh slacht ar bhrógaibh, Keat. Poems 203 . ro
bo des leo, Lism. L. 1909 . ger maith leis . . . nochar deis ē le
dreich nDé, ZCP vii 304 . is des tarla sin that has happened
conveniently
, Caithr. CC § 65 . go dtárla an ghaoth go deas
35dona death-ḟearaibh, ML 46 . do cuir fa aithne ar a man-
chaibh biadh . . . do beith co des acu to have in readiness, BCC
§ 230 .
Compds. (a) ¤ dorn: ní raibhi . . . d. gan dá manáis, Acall.
232 . a chúach 'na des-durn, Ériu iv 100 § 33 . ¤ druim: ite
40a nairdi deasdruim tuathdruim, BB 323a27 . ¤ ḟertas: fil do
desḟertais in charpait, IT i 320.21 . ¤ lám: ca lín dofaeth dom
deslaim, RC xxiii 420.10 . co scenaib . . . ina deslamaib, LU
3888 ( SC 40 ). beannacht na deasláimhe, TSh. 9896 . deslām
glēgeal, ZCP vii 304 § 9 . deas-lámh Dé, Dán Dé xxiii 38 .
45 ¤ lethan: in dá ech . . . deslethna, JRSAI lxxi 376.9 . ¤ breth:
nírbo deis-breth ná daig-bert, Met. Dinds. ii 30.55 .
(b) ¤ donn: co ndānaib domuin dess-duind, SR 2674 ( brown
or ruddy in the south?). rinn . . . ina glaicc . . . da deasbualadh
Ainnti-Crist (intens. to give A. a fine beating?), Lib. Fl. 32ra23 .
50 ¤ mass: as mo lāim degduinn desmais ` shapely ', ZCP xiii 8.8
(cf. GJ viii 49 ).

? 1 dessa n pl. teora dessa dodaing doib | clainne Conaill móir
ṁaic Néill, Rawl. 137a31 .

2 dessa adj just, right (?): aés trúag, aes deoda d. ¤ , SR 4385 . As
55 subst.: justice, fairness (?): is é lúag dorat in rí . . . | do
Dechet, dál fri d. ¤ , | torad rán in rúaid-essa, Met. Dinds. iii
410 . Cf. 2 desse.

dessaigid vsee dessigid.

Dessatán in n.pr. Hui D. ¤ , ZCP viii 297.34 .

60 desschéimm xsee deiscéimm.

desse nsee Thurn. Gramm. § 262 . (dess) (a) the right side, right
hand: deissi graece desia .i. dextera , O'Mulc. 307 . arrobo
thuaisre doṡuidiu issed ropo desse do Crist, Thes. ii 254 (cf.
256.6 ). bruithe for dese Dé, Ml. 128a3 . indessiu, 127c26 (cf.
65 Idg. Forsch. xi 219 ). tuc in clérech a deissi úada, ZCP iii
36.15 .
(b) rightness, fairness, seemliness, justice; pleasant aspect,
comeliness, beauty: mumme diabuil cen deissi, Met. Dinds.
iii 138 . gráid cen dlecht cen deisse, 222 . as i a toraidhécht ar
70tāin | dorat a dāil gan desi, Celt. Rev. iv 212 . (of territory) cach
fuither dia fríth co se | gairm cen dīth ara d. ¤ | nolenand fir ind
ḟachain | cen cop dír do degathair on account of its pleasant
aspect
(Dinds. of Descert), LL 216b39 . sēpēl ro-onōrach ar
dheissi in domain exceedingly pretty, Fl. Earls 72 . a ngalari
75ba lōr . . . feabhus ┐ deissi sa doman, 78 .

dessebar n(dess) the south, southern aspect: desebar gréine .i.
inat ina deas faobhar ngreine, ut est a desebhar ardtrichem
talman, O'Dav. 705 . rosaig turcbail ┐ funed ngrene ┐ dessiu-
bar ┐ tuadebur ndomain, Mon. Tall. 162.40 (85) . deisebair re
80tesogad, Ériu i 39 . tairisidh . . . ina lubhghort fria deiseabhair
na grene, Lism. L. 1885 .

dessel norig. o,n.? (dess + sel) (cf. tuaithbel) deiseal deisell m.,
IGT Decl. § 11 . f., § 12 . (a) direction of the sun, right-hand
course. Most freq. ds. as adv. and prep. sunwise, righthand-
85wise: iar ṅdul a crí . . . co Crist . . . for doi dessel, SR 8198 .
Deisel Temrach . . . fót . . . i sóitís dáine deisel, Met. Dinds.
i 24 . imsoi deisell ┐ dothoet in a frithlurg afrithisi i tír n-
Ulad, Lat. Lives 4 . teit iarsin dessiul Senchan, Corm. s.v.
prúll = teitt deissiul Senchain, Corm. Y xvii , totæd deissiul
Sencan, Corm. Y xi . tossuither in carpat éis (sic) for desel,
5 LL 119b21 . ansu . . . co n-imparrá in carpat deisel, ┐ co tí
nert int ṡeuin ara tísam ar frithisi, TBC² 25 . mar ar' impo
for deissel, Acall. 7915 . oiret rabh grian ar deiseal, 520 . atá
lecc . . . ag Druim L., maidm re ríg Laigen . . . da tí in daghḟer
'na deisel, 4518 . remi-déce iarmo-déce tairsceo desiul sceo
10tuathbil do-féce, ZCP xi 93 § 22 . da cuirther [an Cathach]
tri huaire desiul a timchell sluaigh Cineoil Conaill é . . .,
BCC § 178 . an t-impodh desiul, § 78 . issed ro gabsat deisiul
Temra ┐ tuaithbiul Breg, BDD 26.16 . dolluid desel relci,
Aisl. MC 11 . tic fotrí deisiul in t-sluaigh (of a circuit made by
15a cleric round an army to bless it), Lism. L. 3104 . cach
mac tigirn . . . do thē desell in brogo, ZCP iii 214 = SG 398 .
luid in Liath M. do chelebrad do Emir ┐ dochuaid ina d. ¤ fo
thrí ┐ desel Dúin Imrid, LL 123a19 . do thriall asan nGotia
. . . deiseal Eorpa go hEaspáinn having E. on the right, Keat.
20 ii 583 . With pref. RO: dodechaid réim rodessil, Met. Dinds.
iii 342 . In n.loc. ata Dessel Temra etir in da charn na mac-
craide, Met. Dinds. i 24 . hi táob Deisil na Temrach, Dinds.
1 § 39 ( RC xv 284 ). adj
(b) From the idea that sunwise was a lucky or auspicious
25direction comes the extended or more generalized meaning
what is lucky, favourable, propitious: aithrigi is ī in seiseadh
fōs | cach deisel is dī dacuas every right step (?) proceeds from it,
Arch. iii 237 § 26 (cf. cach ndírech). Dia deisel na deise | eision
┐ isi God be propitious to the pair of them, DDána 98.33 . te-
30glach tighi Dé na deiseall . . . in his favour (?), IGT Decl. ex.
366 . deiseal dúine ár n-eolas air lucky for us that we are on our
way to him
, Ó Bruad. iii 210 . ar thrí teangtha d'fhighe ar
dheisiol adroitly , 102 .