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

díchennad u,m. vn.ofdíchennaid 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 indíchennta 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. ofmutilat-
ingordestroyingin 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 .
Seedíchned.

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
colladíchennta headless bodies, CCath. 2004 .
35(b) destroys,slaysoutright, (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 .
Seedíchnid.

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(symbolicn.pr.), BDD § 62 .

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

díchest adj(ceist) freefromdifficulty , Ml. 122d7 .

dichet xseetéit.

55 díchetal oandu,n.(vn.ofdo-cain) incantationorspellcom-
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
possiblycrand do cach fid=piece of wood from each treeand
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
80andicetailna 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 andí-
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 ofpoetical incantationwhich was
5composed extemporaneously (implying divination?) (the
díchetal di ch.was probably a kind ofclairvoyanceor
psychometryin which theseerconveyed his vision or message
in averseorquatrain ; see the ex. given by Cormacs.v. Coire
Brecain.The ollam was required to be proficient in the
10 imbas forosnaiand thedíchetal di chennaib ,cf. BB 341b ,
Lec. 339a , and Laws v 56 ):ba aī dichetail di chennaib,
ZCP xv 362 § 47 , see 363 , xvi 178 .Thedíchetal d. ¤ was
allowed bySt. Patrickas 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 ).