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1 dían adj o, ā. swift, rapid: dian gl. concito, Ml. 41d8 . gl. creber,
Sg. 20a7 . gl. uelox, 60b19 . dian .i. oband sudden , Stowe Gl. 80 .
déin (n pl. for a pl.) gl. celeres, Ml. 48d11 . is d. ¤ dorreractid
15maám ind soscéli 'tis quickly ye have abandoned, Wb. 18c6 .
cid d. ¤ ┐ cían nothéisinn though I went fast and far, Ml. 41d9 .
In lit. gener. with the added sense of eager, impetuous, forceful
or vehement, both in good and bad sense. Of animals and
natural objects (gener. implying motion): ech d. ¤ , FB § 50 .
20 TBC 1972 . dam d. ¤ vehement (?), Acall. 3516 . Cog. 188 . mur
buinni ṅdian ṅdílinn, Fianaig. 94.19 . fo dílind déin, LL 4b10 .
inna side dian mar daig, Met. Dinds. iii 158 . sruth tenntide
ro-d. ¤ , PH 6201 . tinneanas tineadh déine, ML 114 . Cf. also:
i carput d. ¤ dergthened, SR 7136 . domun d. ¤ swift-passing,
25 fleeting (?), ZCP vii 498 . daescarsluag an domain déin, viii
208 . maisi in domuin dian (: fíal), RC vi 178.122 . Of persons:
ben d. ¤ ` active ', Aisl. MC 97.2 . oen-ben d. ¤ díbergach, Met.
Dinds. iii 4 . Dauid d. ¤ , SR 6413 , 5890 . i tig Dagda déin, Ériu
vii 225 . Met. Dinds. ii 18.18 . Fianaig. 42.7 . druid diana,
30 SR 3419 . co lín a ṅdroṅg nd. ¤ ndaigrech (of combatants),
5887 . berid uain . . . in duini ṅd. ¤ ṅdásachtach (of David
feigning madness), 6236 . Painiel d. ¤ (an Archangel), KMMisc.
254 . Of the Deity: a De dúilig déin, Ériu iii 14 . a degmic Dé
déin, ZCP vi 263 . Of the Devil: SR 944 . fri demna diana,
35 8316 . Of actions and abstr. notions: bretha diana `rash
judgements
', Tec. Corm. § 14 . tacra d. ¤ dermatach `a vehement
. . . pleading
', § 25 . dian medair `a vehement saying', Fél. Prol.
219 . d. ¤ a buille, Met. Dinds. ii 16 . gnim d. ¤ , SR 2847 . deabh-
tha díana, Hugh Roe 294.26 . fo dianaib déraib, Fél. Prol. 24 .
40 golgaire duba d. ¤ , SR 8166 . RC xxviii 314 . ag clos linn iona
lasair | do ḟreagra dhéin dhóchasaigh, Content. x 21 . frossa
diana dér, Ériu ii 55 . is dian in fuillem, Laws v 242.y (swift?
the interest mounts up rapidly?
). With FRI: nárbhat d. ¤ re
daescar-ṡluagh, Acall. 587 . ? in ben d. ¤ fri dúasu `eager for
45gifts
', Met. Dinds. iii 302 . In following cases meaning seems
to be strong, without notion of activity or motion: 'mo les
nd. ¤ `the strong keep', Met. Dinds. ii 8 . do mhidh na dabcha
déne, Acall. 812 .
Equative: is denithir sin arachrin cumachtae inna pecthach,
50 Ml. 57c12 . Compar. déniu rád swifter than speech, Trip.² 131 .
nar ba déni tepersain fhola oltás . . ., PH 3042 . As superl.:
a dremm is déniu dolud `quickest in havoc' (whose tax is most
severe?
), Met. Dinds. iii 348 . amal as deiniu . . . notinoilfitís
naeireada seolbrata a long, CCath. 3736 . Adv. atrachtár co
55d. ¤ , SR 4461 . rochingsiott go d. ¤ deinmnettach, FM vi 2254 .
As n.pr. m. (allegorical): Met. Dinds. iii 4 . Dinds. 18 . gen.
ingine Déin meic Dileann, Acall. 697 . ? Sirna mac Dein,
Rawl. 135a1 , 117g17 .
Common in compds., often merely as an intensive. ¤ aided
60 swift or sudden death (destruction): dianoidhidh, MacCarthy
422 = BB 50b24 . gan dogh gan dianoidheadh, FM vi 2072 .
? ¤ aigligh, Laws iv 86.12 . ¤ airlech swift or ruthless slaying ,
Met. Dinds. iii 74 . ¤ aithesc hasty speech: as n.pr. m., Anecd.
ii 51 . ¤ aithirge earnest repentance (?), Lism. L. p. 307 . LL
65 282a14 . ¤ apud (legal term) `sudden notice', Triads 235 . ¤ bás
sudden death: Thes. ii 354 . is bec na dechaid dianbas, SR
1720 . ar díenbhás ar bedg | romain Íosa, Ériu iv 236 . Anecd.
ii 15 . deocha dian-bais, CCath. 5836 . ¤ breth sudden doom:
cipé fongeib dia láim chlí, | ro ordaig rí in betho bí | issí a
70déin-breth ria dérge; | a glé-meth nó a gair-sécle (of a magical
yew), Met. Dinds. iii 230 . ¤ chommilt swift or fierce crushing:
dabered d. fair eter a rigthib ┐ a dernannaib, TBC 4622 .
¤ chride n.pr. m. Diancraide mic Offir, BB 146c25 . oroit do
dianchridiu, Thes. ii 257 . ¤ chú n.pr. m. gen. Dianchon, BB
75 87a47 . Lec. 146c36 . ¤ éc sudden death: deocha dian-éca, Acall.
6372 . See Díangal. ¤ galar sudden or violent sickness, plague:
ronsoerat ar d. (ar in galar ndian .i. ar in mbude connaill),
Hy. i 6 . d. d'adhmilledh a n-eachraidh, CCath. 3479 ( Phars.
vi 89 ). d. ¤ gl. langor, Gild. Lor. 258 . ¤ garta ` ready hospitality ',
80 Met. Dinds. iii 88 . See Díangus. ¤ lám nimble hand: d. oc
fodail, Tec. Corm. § 4 . ¤ leges swift healing , TFerbe 734 .
¤ ṡárugud forcible violation , Laws iv 228.y . is ed is diansaru-
dugad (sic) and, rofitir a beith for comairce ┐ nocha ranaic
uadu dligi do taircsin, O'C. 2034 ( H. 4. 22 56 -57). ¤ uisce
85 swiftly-flowing water: rosdailedh ar d., Met. Dinds. ii 68 .
With adj.: ¤ aicentach of vehement nature: of Caesar, CCath.
348 . ¤ angbaid very fierce (?). Of a river: o Drobaís d., LL
8b35 . ¤ buillech of swift or fierce blows: fa dígaltach duáibsech
d. comrac na desi-sin, Fianaig. 96 . ¤ chumthach deeply-
grieving: cach duine co dianchumhthach, Misc. Celt. Soc. 330 .
5 ¤ díchra very eager: ro ghabhsat co sanntach diandichra ic a
tuargain, CCath. 5754 . ? ¤ dil: dendiliu gl. magis industrios
atque strenuos, RC xxix 269 . See Díangalach. ¤ glicc very
prudent: cen rurig ṅdedgair ṅd., MacCarthy 198 . ¤ marb
utterly dead: dronga dian-marba, TTebe 2857 . ¤ menmnach
10 nimble-minded, very spirited: atraigim co dírech dienmen-
mnach, Aisl. MC 119 . ¤ scothach of hasty words (?): inghen
Déirc Dhianscothaig, Acall. 52 . ¤ ṡeng?: cech drui deinseng
(aga mbiad na diana seanga .i. ainm aisti), Leb. Gab. 64 (expl.
probably wrong, but cf. 4 dían).
15With verbs: ¤ ascnaid advances rapidly: co ndianascnaitis
remhibh, Hugh Roe 214.23 . ro dianasgna . . . gan anadh . . .
go ranuicc gusan nG., 276.7 . vn. oc díanascnam in mhuighi
speeding across the plain, CCath. 1274 . ¤ bádid quickly swamps.
vn. ródbhuindi róimer d'uisqi . . . ag díanbhádad an baili,
20 Acall. 3630 . ¤ beirid quickly carries: an t-anam sa chlí chuga |
mac De muna dhianruga, 23 D 14, 93 . ¤ loscid quickly burns .
vn. ni ḟarggaib . . . múr can a díanloscud, CRR § 4 . ¤ millid
quickly destroys: ro dianmhilleadh a dhuthaigh, FM v 1720 .
¤ scaílid quickly or utterly distributes, scatters, disperses, sepa-
25rates: ro dianscailit biada . . . do chach, Acall. 4609 . in tan
díanscáiles ler . . . dar dreich in talman, CCath. 298 . co ro
dluig ┐ co ro dianscail a chend ar dó air, TTebe 3162 . ro
saebait do ruisc . . . ┐ ro dianscailit do baill, LB 143a29 . As
med. term dissolves, diffuses: tig rann don deathach hisin cum
30na mball imeallach ┐ diansgailidh linn fuar gloinidhi idir
feoil ┐ leathar andsin, 23 P 10, 161 rb36 . diansgailter an rand
as reimhe dhe a ceo fuar, 161va13 . is righin he ┐ ni diansgail-
feadh an fothrugad e, 161ra14 . da contrardha sin do nither
lipairia noch tig o l. r. morgaithe idir feoil ┐ leathar ┐ eirghe
35deathach on morgadh isin noch anmesruighes an craidhi gu
nden fiabras ┐ an trath sgaileas in ainmeasurdhacht isin isna
bullaib inmedonachaib da faga si l. f. glainidhi sa guili no a
n-inadh ele leth asdigh diansgailidh e ┐ on diansgaileadh
isin fuaraid na baill inmeadhonacha, 161rb-va . Part. ro
40badar luireacha dluithi dianscailti desin, CCath. 3155 . Vn.
iar n-argain ┐ iar ndianscailedh chell ┐ coicrich, RC xviii 281 .
Cf. díscaílid.

2 dían: ind dian (.i. deus), expl. of Dían Cécht , Cóir Anm. 157 .

3 dían adj true (?): d. ¤ .i. fior ut est dianaib co ndiglaibh dianaib
45dergib derastar, O'Dav. 594 .

4 dían n d s. dein, Laws v 58.z . IT iii 106 . n p. diana, IT iii 32 .
Laws v 60 . d p. dianaib, IT iii 70 . n du. in da fo-dein , Laws v 60 .
g du. cectarde in dana fo dein , ib. Name of a class of metre:
Auraic. 1574. 4655 . Laws v 60 . se diana .i. dian airseng ┐ dian
50midṡeng ┐ dian iarṡeng ┐ dian airthrom ┐ dian midthrom ┐
dian iartrom, IT iii 32 - 33 . in fochlacan filead, samaisc a
eneclann ┐ samaisc a logidheacht a aisdi . . . Dian a aisde; uair
adeir `saigid samuisc ar dein co ndron-coiri', Laws v 58 .

Dían n.pr. o, m. gen. Mael Duile mac Diain , Rawl. 94a53 .
55 BB 228c15 .

? díán: adj doss dess dián degduine `most glorious ', RC xxix 211
§ 5 (taken as dí + án, but perh. = 1 dían).

Díanach n.pr. o, m. D. ¤ espoc, Gorm., Mart. Don. Jan. 16 .

díanad xsee is (copula).

60 díana(i)ch adj.(?) pleasing(?): diánuch lemsa cid cend Iṅgcél
doberad mo mac; ┐ ci atbalad aca ba sodeithbir dó (`it were
desirable to me
') (Sarait's son has just killed Ingcél in a
wrestling match), Ériu vi 148.49 ( LL 292b36 ). cultech ndemin
dianaig les, Thes. ii 292.10 .

65 díanaigid v(1 dían) (a) trans. causes to hasten: ol nundianai[g]fed
gl. reuersionem . . . acceleraret, Ml. 91a10 . co rodianaigh a
eocho, Dinds. 144 . (b) intrans. hurries, makes haste: nudia-
naigtis gl. celerabant, Ml. 54d15 . dianaigthe gl. celera, 49d9 .
ro dianaigheatar ar dremandenmnetne, TBC 5627 . (with FOR,
70 AR) ro dhianaighestair for a écc it hastened his death, Hugh
Roe 262 (= he hastened to his death, i.e. died sooner?). a Dé
dianaig dom shaerad, PH 1210 . dianaig co tódernam ┐ co
péin suthain, 1818 . escomla ┐ dianaid, Anecd. iii 30 . día-
naigid ém, Ériu vi 149 . Part. compar. dianaigthiu gl. accele-
75rata morte, Ml. 91a13 . ? Vn. denugud con, O'Don. 2373
( Rawl. B 506, 45a ).

díanairmide adj= díáirmide: d. ¤ a gnei innumerable, Auraic. 894 .

Dían Cécht n.pr. m. of the physician of the Tuatha dé
Danann: in slánicid . . . dian cecht, Thes. ii 249(Inc. Sg.).
80 Diancēcht .i. ainm do shuíd leigis Erend .i. dia na cēcht .i.
na cumachta, Corm. Y 446 (see O'Rahilly, Early Ir. Hist. and
Myth. 472 - 3 etc.). is ass tuc Diancecht cach lus n-íce (i.e.
Lusmag), Dinds. § 108 ( RC xvi 59 ). Dīen-cecht an liaigh, xii
58 . ba holc lia Dien-cecht an freapaid sin, 68 . bretha Dian-
85cecht o leigibh, IT iii 187 . do reir Diancecht cainbrethaig,
362.3 . bás hui Diancecht, MacCarthy 154 . Luch mac Ciein
meic Diencecht, RC xii 74 . mac Déinchecht, LL 9a43 . mac
Dein cecht, 10a48 . ingen Déinchecht, 10a33 . bretha Den-
checht, Laws i 18.27 .