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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 ).

díchetlaid v(díchetal) chants, utters a `díchetal' or incantation:
co tucad crand . . . dó, co rodichetal fair, LL 166a35 (= co
ndergenai dicetal fair, RC xvi 68 . )

díchíall n ā,f. (cíall) want of sense, folly; wantonness: ba danacht
30┐ ba d. ¤ , LL 228a11 ( TTr. 800 ). na clecht cumann mnā muna
tuca eigintus no d. ¤ ort he unless necessity or folly drive you
to it
, Ériu v 136 . don eccondacht ┐ don dichéill doroine ben
Partholoin et a giolla T., Leb. Gab. 26 . a ndearnadar do
dhichéill (: Néill), Bk. of O'Conor Don 195a22 . gan dol re
35dichéill Conaill not to join in C.'s folly, Fen. 320 . ? a s. meni
thí frim' dichial ṅden (: Michial), SR 2075 . Cf. díchéill.

? dichimmid: ind i cétlathiu fhogomuir eirr broga Murthemni
millsit ammaiti d. ¤ n-etain, LL 123a33 (Nuallguba Emire).

1 díchin n u,m. (cin) want of love, dislike: g s. is lucht dithcheana
40ort-sa sinn, Oss. iii 74.1 .

2 díchin: ind dichin crib ar fuil, a mo Dé = uindica sanguinem
nostram, O'C. 782 ( H. 3.18 366a ).

díchinaid adj(cin) free from guilt, innocent: ba d. ¤ i n-aidid Aige
guiltless regarding A.'s death, LL 160b22 , cf. RC xv 307 .

45 diching adj unlawful, forbidden (?): ba d. ¤ aralúsad fer a muindtiri
banne `it was forbidden (?) that anyone of his monastery should
drink a drop
', Mon. Tall. § 40 .

? Díchlaid n.pr. m.: g s. mac Dichlada , Rawl. 144c32 . Lec.
225d40 .

50 díchlannaid v(clann) depopulates, spoils, ravages: ra dichland
túascert mbetha di dáinib ┐ cethraib ┐ indmassaib, LL
223a12 ( TTr. 427 ) = ro dithaich, 397b11 . Vn. leomain . . . for
dichlannad (díuchlannad, Facs.) in chatha amal toraind no
saignén, Alex. 735 (= for dithugad, BB).

55 díchlannaigid(ir) v(clann) = díchlannaid: dichlannaigfiter
filid poets will be rooted out (?), RC xxvi 44 (with gloss. .i.
conná biat filid acht baird tantum, ib.).

? dichle: ind aire desa dichli | dia diguin, dia sarughudh | dlighidh
slan cumal, Mann. and Cust. iii 516 .

60 díchlech adj o,ā (1 díchell?) neglectful, remiss: dichleach .i. dear-
madach forgetful , P.O'C. dithleach, O'Cl. re dolb-gnimaib
dichleacha dál-ingabala debtha Domnaill `the dark mysterious
battle-shunning contests of D.
' (slack, i.e. cowardly?), MR 294 .
dichceall cach n-eislis .i. is dithlech in cach dobeir ailsi um in
65less, Laws i 286.33 Comm. (díthlech?).

díchleth ā,f. vn. of do-ceil concealing, concealment (usually
with obj. gen. of thing hidden and AR of person from whom
it is hidden): ní bíodh dícleith dó uirre it (viz. the monastery)
was not hidden from him
(of a monastery submerged beneath
70a lake), SG 88 . asbert nar ba cóir d. ¤ ind ecna to conceal wisdom,
Alex. 811 . airet rofētar dic[h]lid in sceōil as long as the tidings
can be kept secret
, CCath. 1078 . rogáid in bean do L. a díchleith
(dichlidh, YBL) begged L. to keep it secret, Corm. 34 s.v. orc
treith. at-roaside díchleith n-aire it could not hide itself from
75him
, BDD² 1468 . ni toill form a dithchleth (sic MS.) fort-su
I cannot hide it from thee, Aen. 681 . robói ind úir imbi do cach
leth día diclith, TBC² 457(LU). an ríg ráin | fil cin dic[h]lith
cen dígbáil, BColm. 48 . forcetal gan dicleith on aiti for in
dalta `without reservation', Laws v 96 Comm. cend Eoin
80Bauptaist . . . fo d. ¤ talman hidden underground, PH 920 .
romairestar o aimsir dilenn fo d. ¤ , Fél. p. 258 ( Dec. 11 ). tibra
fil fa díthchleith la tri deoghbhaire, Anecd. ii 2 . crann fil fa
dhíchleith, ib. ni bid ni fo dichlith | dia rusc, BB 397b7 .
┐ se 'ca dichleith ar na clerchib hiding from the clerics, Lec.
85 163b45 . tárga fós corn Duibdithre | gid do bádhas ga dhi-
cleith, SG 138 = Acall. 1991 . ro an-somh . . . aga dícleith . . .
i n-uarbhothaibh uaiccneacha, FM vi 2260 . ni beo ca dichlith
a rí | rombeo it rígthreib frim ré let me not conceal it, Rawl.
79b44 ( ZCP i 497 ). g s. doberar celtchair (= celtair) dhichlethi
imon ingin, Lism. L. 2828 . celtair diclithe būi imbe, RC xxv
5348 . Cf. also Laws iv 60 : bean fri[s] tabar coibche i ndichligh
seach a athair secretly, instead of to her father (viz. passing
over her father to whom it was due). pl. a tlac[h]ta folaig ┐
a ndicleit[h]e druadh `magic concealments', CCath. 4318
(possibly part. = `occulta', secrets, mysteries ?). dicleit .i.
10dichell .i. diubairt, O'Don. Suppl. ( H. 2. 15, 54b ). See also
díchelt.