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Díccoll n.pr. m., LL 297b17 . Dim. Diccolán, AU 710 (-an),
FM 709 (-an). See Díchuill.

? diceil: ind atconnaircc isind imda uasaib di d. ¤ ┐ moethoclach
etarru, BDD 114 App.

5 1 dícenn n o,m., IGT Decl. § 11 . ā, f., § 12 . (dí + cenn) On the
form see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 140 . (a) end, extreme limit (of
time or space): mo sherc . . . is dichend nime as remote as the
heavens
(of a hopeless passion), IT i 124 . co dicend ai until the
end of the suit
, Laws i 266 . arfeadhur in dicinn dithma `what
10remains unforfeited
', ii 16 . a ndigeand (sic leg.) dechmad at
the end of ten days
(.i. a forba na dechmaidi medonchi), iv 18 .
Legal also in phr. d. ¤ slechta, O'C. 2434 ( Eg. 88, 35 (36)b ).
bag ┐ maidem ┐ imarba test ┐ dicend slechta . . ., 2422 ( 33
(34)b ) = dicinn set, 2435 ( 35 (36)c ). ma rugastar slicht uatha
15gach duine uil iman dicinn set cuigi, ib. Plummer MS. notes
suggests `place where track (left by criminal) ends'. co treathan
commuir cach ndicend, ZCP xii 363 . ni fuil comairem
ara fad acht muna faghadh a dígend fuirre the length (of
India) cannot be reckoned unless one should find (determine)
20 its limit
(?), Maund. 251 . cu diceann in domhain, Oss. v 108 .
do mhūin bás Í Domhnaill dáibh | eolus diginn an domhnáin
O'Donnell's death has taught (how narrow are) the boundaries of
this poor world
, Bk. of O'Conor Don 180b14 (? but see (e)
below). bréid sídeingi ar slios gach luingi | d'fios díginne an
25chruinde cuir to visit the farther shores of the world, IGT Decl.
ex. 504 . Of a wound: da mbia an cnead domain, cuirtear
gacopa . . . conuige a digenn ┐ glantar fa dō gach laoi hi,
3 C 19, 46 ra16 .
(b) issue, outcome: annē diceann bias do de | sesem beo ┐
30bās duaine shall this be the end of it for him? BB 259a27 . bidh
olc dígeann bhias duit de (dighenn, v.l.), Buile S. § 80 .
(c) culminating point, climax, acme: roforcaill forro diciunn
a saeirsi ┐ a n-ealadan do chaithimh fris he enjoined on them to
spend for him their utmost skill and science
, Marco P. 17 .
35 dobēr dígeann mo comurli duid I will give thee the best advice
I can
, ZCP vi 92 . dígen a drithlenn mbroide | ceilt ar chaill
do shochraide it is a strengthening of her pangs of sorrow to
conceal the number of the host she lost
, Columban Record 1914,
p. 40b25 (elegy on Niall Garbh, 17th cent.). dol go digenn a
40bforais | lēigfed d'eagla an fhaltanais to the fullness of their
story I shall not go for fear of enmity
, 43b1 . torchair Tomás
i ruaig Rois, | ag so díghean ár ndonois 'tis the climax of our
misfortune
(leg. dígeann), Keat. Poems 1058 . is diginn leigis é
a non-plus-ultra cure (?), 3 C 19, 46 ra26 . digind micheille
45 utter folly , ITS xxix 144.24 . Of a crisis, quarrel: rogab ga
fhiadnugad orro a dígenn bodein re D. how matters had
reached a head between D. and himself
(?), MR 216.z .
(d) In phrase d. ¤ daingin stronghold, fastness: bá do dicenn
daingin Uí Suillebháin an glend sin one of O'S.'s most impreg-
50nable retreats
, FM vi 2312 . rob é an baile sin digenn daingin
chóiccidh Connacht, v 1846 . gid é diginn daingin don chúic-
ceadh, ii 1820 . dun nó digenn, Cog. 188 . dín no dígenn, 253 .
Cf. cuimrechta nó tecailse (sic leg.) no dígen gl. alligatus,
Sg. 39b13 .
55(e) In g s. as attrib. extreme, final, utmost: drumcla digind
dilind in beatha, BB 431a29 . i n-aiccéin domain diginn na
haibéise `the deep illimitable ocean', SG 345.27 . fada ó threibh
lígḟinn Lugaidh, | neimh dhiginn a docamhoil the last drop in
their cup of sorrow
, A iv 3, 639 . ba drong daithius druing
60digeng (leg. diginn ?) | i comflaithius for Erinn, Lec. 583b20 .
See dígenn.

2 dícenn n(cf. prec. wd. ? See, however, O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii
140 n. 3 ). (a) In phr. att d. ¤ (dicind ?): roben in nathir gilla
co nderna att dícend dia churp (= omnibus venis inflatam
65cutem ad utris instar), Lat. Lives 98 = RC ii 398 . ba hē mēd
in galair cor fās at (sic leg.) dicenn ann, RC ii 197 . tessurc
marb biu . . . ar att dichinn (sic leg.) `against sudden tumour',
St. Gall. Incant. (Thes. ii 249 ).
(b) In phr. glám dicend (-ind) a species of satire, see glám ,
70and O'Rahilly loc. cit. , Meroney, Jn. Celt. St. i. 212 f .
Perh. also in: na duba digeanna ` great disasters ', Laws v
480 (.i. na di[f]aebadh cen cend orra, na galara no na teg-
manna, 482 Comm. dorcha ┐ duba digend, Lec. 347a20 .

3 dícenn n(for the form cf. 1 dícenn) m. man who owns no chief,
75i.e. a debtor or vagrant without chattels, kin, or means of
livelihood ? (without legal protector ?): cach dicenn co rí,
Laws iv 240 , a legal formula implying that the dícenn is
dependent on the regulations which the king of the district
makes on his behalf; occurs also iv 50; quoted by a precocious
80infant: berar co r-rig, ar in mathair. Cōir a mathair, cech
dicend co rig, YBL 140a33 . lan (viz. honour-price ?) i ngach
ndicenn (`every dichenn-servant'), Laws ii 24 (Comm.) . in
gach ndicinn, 26 . in daermanach ┐ in daerfuidir . . . ┐ na
dicennu cin aghu aicsin `the lordless without visible head', v 286 .
85 digeann gin aga aicsin `headless person with no "pillar" to
watch over him
', Ir. Recht 18 . lan n-eneclainni do i n-a deora-
daib ┐ i n-a dicendaib, Laws v 74 (Comm.) . Cf. further LL
375b47 : ro íadad in sith co seirc | iar giallad is iar garb-gleic,
| na dicind ropdar carait, | noco rosmill mor-malairt (of the
peace between the high king of Ireland and the Leinstermen
5after the latter had accepted the Boroma).
Cf. O'Cl. : dicheann .i. duine gan cheann a person without
a head (i.e. chief ?).