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díchennach n o,m. (cf. 3 dícenn) headless person: in d. ¤ , LL
274a23 ( SG 416 ).

díchennad u,m. vn. of díchennaid beheading: dorag-sa co
nderna-su mo dichendad (dichennad, LU), TBC² 1300 . ní bói
5occosom do chumachta a mbith beó iarna nd. ¤ , FB § 77 .
a chend for Aed . . . is missi do d. ¤ , Ériu v 223 . bat menic ac
cur chatha | ac d. ¤ ardfhlatha, LL 47a52 . maraid beos in cloch
sin arna dicennad (= truncus), Lat. Lives 105 . Cf. Lism. L.
3443 . nomberar dom d. ¤ , PH 2319 . atberam-ne a dichendad
10o chloideb, 1403 . g s. cul-luc in díchennta the place of execution,
PH 1414 . 2332 . cu log in di[c]hendada, RC xxxiii 322 . buille
dícheannta `beheading blow', Misc. Celt. Soc. 162 . ar gcur ḟir
dícheannta amach headsman , Mark vi 27 . Transf. of mutilat-
ing or destroying in general: go nguilfinn . . . fa dhíthchean-
15nadh chlainne mo mhuintire ( Jer. ix 1 ), Donl. xx . Fig. a
domun do dichennad . . . .i. a chuiged gan chennach his
kingdom was decapitated . . . left without a chief
, MR 218 .
See díchned.

díchennaid v(cenn) IGT Verbs § 103 . (a) beheads: co nusdi-
20chend he, PH 2152 . is e nosdichend, LB 181a18 . rodíchend F.
hé, TFerbe 677 . rosdíchend, SG 91.37 . o rus-dichenn, Acall.
7924 . rodicenstair Mac in T. é, Cog. 176 . do dichend, 184 .
do dhíchenn, RC xxix 130 . ro dícheannsad righ Uladh, ML
88 . rodíchennatar a ḟuaradur do laechaibh, CCath. 2223 .
25 éirghios M. ┐ dícheannus mac rígh L., Ériu i 88 . díchenntar
hé, PH 2339 . docer F. ann ┐ dícenntar, Fianaig. 8 . díth-
cheanntar leis iad, Death-tales 42 . boi . . . oc irnaigthi co
nusdichenta he o cloideb, PH 808 . amal bid in la sin nosdi-
chennta Pól, 1882 . ni tol do Dia co rodíchennta mesi lat, 805 .
30 rodichendad, 644 . rodíchennad Pōl, Ériu iii 194 . rocirrad ┐
ro colgdichennad, MR 270 . romarbit ┐ ro dicennait, Cog. 76 .
ro díceannaitt leó iatt, FM v 1714 . rodichennta Eoin, PH
909 . Lec. 304b29 . do dicheannad Pol, Lec. 588a46 . part. na
colla díchennta headless bodies, CCath. 2004 .
35(b) destroys, slays outright, (this may be meaning in some of
above examples): rodicenn sentuatha Temrach . . . isin cath
sin, RC xxiii 428 . curtails, diminishes: mag fri nert comhlainn
dia ndiceanntar oineach, ZCP x 278 . is la Tuathal do dith-
cheannad cach coiced i nErind conad de aderar Mide ria .i.
40meidi cacha coicid (i.e. the province of Meath was formed
from the `necks' of the other provinces), Lec. 589a35 .
See díchnid.

díchennugad n u,m. (cf. díchennad) beheading; destroying: ic
dicendugud na Connachtach, TFerbe 411 . an cineadh daonna
45do dhíthcheannughadh, Donl. xx .

dícheóil adj(ceól) inharmonious, harsh, unsuited: ni ba dicheoil,
toraind ngle, | a Michéoil, fria mōrgaire be not harsh in thy care
of it
(Adam's soul), SR 2197 . naimh ind foghmair álainn |
ailim, drong nad dichéol (: Michéol) `a company not inhar-
50monious
', Ériu i 226 . Cf. Dichiúil (symbolic n.pr.), BDD § 62 .

? díchert adj(cert) deprived of rights: cach daen d. ¤ , O'Dav. 342 .
Cf. Iöb ba dicerta crích, | toisech míltnechta David, SR 6593 .

díchest adj(ceist) free from difficulty , Ml. 122d7 .

dichet xsee téit.

55 díchetal oand u, n. (vn. of do-cain) incantation or spell com-
posed extemporaneously by the `fili's' and druids in ancient
Ireland: dicetal file, Laws i 30 . cen ail cen fasach cen dicetal,
v 480 . roscad no dichetal (gl. fasach), 450 . dichetal (one of
the 14 `srotha éicsi'), LL 30d33 . d. ¤ do chennaib na tuaithe
60(included among the 8th year's course of the `fili'), IT iii 50 .
coiri caec-dhuirnn . . . do chor ar teinid . . . ┐ dichetal flatha
┐ filedh ┐ druadh do chetal fair, IT iii 187 . adbeart in di-
cheadal-sa oc tairrngiri ēisc i n-easaib, Lec. 568a10 . roboi
Diancecht ┐ a dí mac ┐ a ingen . . . oc dicetul for an tibrait
65 chanting spells over, RC xii 94 . tarclamad crand do cach fid i
nErinn don drui[d] ┐ foreimidh d. ¤ foraib co tucad crand do a
ḟid F. co ndergenai d. ¤ fair `over this [tree] he sang a spell' (but
possibly crand do cach fid = piece of wood from each tree and
the allusion is to spells written in ogham?), RC xvi 68 . gabais
70[Finn] a mér ina bēolu: a donic as afrithisi foopairt dicetal
`he began to chant' (Finn's discovery of his gift of divination),
RC xxv 346 . dichetal for ochtraig co ra-thochra a mbí ina
íchtur for a úachtar `chanting over a dunghill', Triads 117
(with gl. .i. adhbhal-cantainn le rosg nó orrtha, p. 39 ). dichan
75dicetal, 348 . tair lium . . . do ṡinnath na fer ┐ dia ndichetal
`to bespell them', RC xiii 450 . dodechatar dorchai tar forgnúis
in talman la díchitel in druad, Trip.² 568 = dícetul, Trip. 56 .
d. ¤ rogaeth, Leb. Gab. 258 (Amergin's chant). d. ¤ do chollaibh
cend, Anecd. ii 75 . g s. bati[s?] slan a n-athgoite tre nert
80an dicetail na cethri lēge, RC xii 94 § 123 . bidh trom le
feraib Erenn beith ac fulang dichelta (= dichetla) na ndrúadh,
TBC 5494 St. mes fér for fodhuil dire direch cach dicedla,
O'Gr. Cat. 143 . pl. ra bágait a mbrechta ┐ racanait a ndí-
chetla, co ra eirgetar a n-airbeda drúad impu, LL 239a47 .
85 tria brichtu ┐ dicetla ┐ cantana nolúited in mathair cach
maigin, RC xv 311.8 ( Dinds. 18 ). dican ar dichetlui mora
derbha, RC xiii 11 . ataig a díchelta ass, LU 4457 = attaig
a guth, Anecd. i 22 . co ro chansat a ndruide seom ┐ a filidh
dicealta doib, BB 40a38 ; ib. 21 . Common in phr. d. ¤ di (do)
chennaib, used of a species of poetical incantation which was
5composed extemporaneously (implying divination?) (the
díchetal di ch. was probably a kind of clairvoyance or
psychometry in which the seer conveyed his vision or message
in a verse or quatrain ; see the ex. given by Cormac s.v. Coire
Brecain. The ollam was required to be proficient in the
10 imbas forosnai and the díchetal di chennaib , cf. BB 341b ,
Lec. 339a , and Laws v 56 ): ba aī dichetail di chennaib,
ZCP xv 362 § 47 , see 363 , xvi 178 . The díchetal d. ¤ was
allowed by St. Patrick as being harmless and involving no
pagan rites: dic[h]etal doc[h]ennaib . . . fodrācbad sōn i cōrus
15c[h]erdae, ar is soas fodēra son: ni ēcen audbairt do demnaib
oca, acht aisnēis do c[h]ennaib a chnāmae fochēdōir, Corm. Y
756 ; cf. Laws i 44 . dicedul ducendaib .i. dul do a cend a
dāna focétoir . . . aisnēt-sium imrādad na rann gin smuainedh
┐ gin smuaintecadh, BB 341b34 = Lec. 339a (dicheadal do-
20chennaib). Dubthach doroine dicetal do cennaib for ēn-anāil
do cuingidh feraind for C. composed (recited) a `díchetal di ch.'
in one breath
, LL 392d52 = Lec. 205b34 . dichetal do chennaib
(dicendaib, BB) na tuaithe (part of course for 8th year of a
fili's training), IT iii 50 (cf. dichetal do collaib cenn, Rawl. B
25512, 114c , Anecd. ii 75 ).