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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 ?).

dícennacht n(3 dícenn) state of having no head or chief (?): mana
fuil [comarba aice] is a breith don rig a dualgus dicenndachta,
10 O'Don. 1676 ( H. 5. 15 28a ).

dícert xsee díchert.

díchaem xsee díchoém.

díchaingen adj(caingen) that does not allow of pleading at law,
extra-judicial (?): nach cnead be slan re mesaib is dicaingen
15(sic leg.) la Feine every wound that is healed before adjudication
is not to be brought into court, according to the Féni
, Laws
iv 48 .

díchairdech adj o,ā (carae) friendless: sochraite na dochraite .i.
. . . on fir dicairdech no degcairdech, O'C. 436 ( H. 3.18 236a ).
20 dochraid .i. dichairdech, 2488 ( Eg. 88, 39 (40)d ). duine dío-
chairdigh (g s.) (gl. dochraite), Triads p. 40 . an parailiseach do
bhí choimh-díocháirdeach soin nach fuair . . . aoin-neach do
chuirfeadh a lámh faoi, TSh. 4731 . na mairbh díocháir-
deacha atá i bpurgadóir, 4726 . isin imad ndaer ndichairdech,
25 Laws v 74 . Adv. fēch anois mē co dicairdech ar tabairt mo
croicind uile uaim in my forlorn state, 3 B 22, 33b9 .

díchairdes n u,m. (cairtes) friendlessness: ag éagcaoine an
díocháirdeasa, TSh. 4734 .

díchairdige n(díchairdech) friendlessness: nad nairillet i nuidib
30dochraite .i. . . . cia robeitis i ndicairdigi ime, O'C. 435 (H.
3.18, 235b).

díchaithim n(caithem) wasting away: ais dibli[d]echta . . . .i.
d. ¤ , O'C. 1469 ( H. 3.18 652 ).

? dicharr: ind ata inad a thige i n-iarthur in locha acht tanic in
35loch tairis post ┐ is fuath tige dichairr, Rawl. 161b11 = SG
ii 463 (leg. di chairr ?).

dícheilid xsee do-ceil.

díchéill adj(cíall) senseless: is torcda ┐ is d. ¤ no taí frim mor decrai
┐ mór aingcessa do thabairt form, LU 10830 . ra chomḟaic-
40sigsetar . . . co dichéill ┐ co dasachtach, LL 225a41 . gach
diceill, gach fergach, O'C. 2601 ( Eg. 88, 51 (52)b ). Cf.
díchíall, 2 díchell.

díchéillid(e) adj io,iā (díchéill) in late texts oft. díthch- through
association with díth loss. bereft of sense; foolish: ba baes ┐ ba
45dicellid doib comtogbail catha, BB 419b40 . ac slaide in tshlúaig
co úathmar ┐ co dichéillid, CRR 47 . comtinol slōig buirb . . .
dicheillid, Cog. 152 ; 52 , 158 . don dáimh dhoiligh díthcheillidh
sin, Ériu v 84 . risna focluib dichéillaidi, Lism. L. 4526 . na
dúile díchéillidhe irrational creatures, TSh. 2441 . duine
50díchéillidhe, 1050 . caeine na ndúl ndíthchéilligh, Misc. Celt.
Soc. 378 .

1 díchell n ā,f. and o,m. (g s. dichle, Laws iv 60.21 . dichill,
BNnÉ 287 ). Vn. of do-cíallathar. See IGT Verbs § 54 .
Rhyming exx.: díchill (: rīchith), Thes. ii 257 . díchill (: ríchid),
55 Hy. v 105 . dīchil (: rīchid), LL 374c38 .
In Laws Comm. associated with do-ceil and in official edition
translated `concealment'. The meanings act of forgetting, pass-
ing over, neglecting; negligence, remissness would appear to
suit all the examples (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 23 ). In Laws
60 act of passing over legatees, payees, etc. with legal claims: ni
cuirethar nech ni secha fine; ar ni forngaire De dō dichell na
fine no one bequeaths anything past his `fine'; for it is not the
commandment of God to pass over his `fine'
, Ir. Recht 33 § 35 .
ni tualain[g] reicce . . . acht tabairt bes techta d'oen a cenn
65cocur cen dichill `ohne Vernachlassigung', 35 § 38 . cach cunn-
rad cen dichell, Stud. in E. Ir. Law 19.7 , see pp. 23-24 . cach
dichell nad bi diles, Laws iii 50 . mad ar dicheall an athar
(.i. mad ar fath dichle inn athar), iv 60.11 ; cf. iii 474 . forcetal
cen dichell . . . on aite for in dalta `to instruct him without
70reserve
', ii 348 = f. gan dicleith, v 96 . Arch. iii 227.43 .
Laws i 268.1 .
In general neglect, negligence, remissness: doghnísiomh a
faoíside gan nach ndichioll, FM vi 2218 . fail dí chaillig
i r-richid | nicosn-águr dom díchill (dichil, v.l.) who I do not
75fear will neglect me
, Hy. v 105 . daer cach dicell (.i. a facbail
amuigh cin coimed `to leave them (i.e. cattle) outside without a
guard
'), Laws ii 2 . dichceall cach n-eislis `every act of neglect
is a fault
', i 264 (.i. is drochciall don ti doní ailsi lesa, 286.33 ).
ná bíd dicell occaibh festa `have no neglect', CCath. 5484 . ní
80roibhe dícheall dóibh sin ac dimhicin Molaisi `they neglected
nothing in the way of belittling M.
' (cf. ni d. ¤ daeib se ye are in
no way negligent
, BCC § 120 ), SG 31.6 . cin tāide, cin elcuin,
cin dicill `without neglect', Laws v 136 . is inann in d. ¤ sin ┐
dermad, O'C. 282 ( H. 3.18 151 ). alt cen dichill (: rīchith),
85 Thes. ii 257(Book of Durrow). dogníat trócaire cen dichill,
FA 27 . ro damnad a forcetul cen díchill (dichell, Eg.), FB
§ 30 . adbert in drai cen d. ¤ (dichell, dithiull, v.l.), Met. Dinds.
iii 62 . cen nach ndichil (: richid), 380 . dobertha do greimm
catha gan díchill, TBC 5943 . regmi cen nach díchiul (dichil,
dichel, v.l.) | cech ndíriuch don blíadain, Fél. Prol. 291 .
5 rogab ic molad Dia cen dichell, PH 301 . rogab ag lānmarbadh
gan dichell, ZCP vi 56.31 . no fobertais gan diceall é, CCath.
339. 5755 (díthcel). lotar tar an abhainn gan díthchioll,
FM vi 2032 . a ttionóil chucca gan dichell gan erchoittmedh,
Hugh Roe 200 . d'fagbail Irruis D. gan dícheall without delay ,
10 Celt. Rev. iv 118 . g s. ní ráibhe gan díol da chuid | fer díchill
dibh na dermuitt there was not a man of them neglected or
forgotten without being satisfied from his store
, BNnÉ 287 .