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65 díḟrecra adj(neg. dí- and frecrae) more often written dírecra that
which cannot be answered, has nothing corresponding to it (see
O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 206 ). Hence in wide sense, incomparable,
unparalleled, irresistible (?), immense, associated with adjs.
denoting size or quantity; used of persons, things, actions,
70qualities both in complimentary sense and the reverse: rí
direagra dímhór, BR 242 = difregraidi mor, BB 280b11 . fer
dífreagra dímhór, Buile S. 56.6 . aithech dub . . . dírecra
dímór, Fianaig. 58 . ben Domnaill direcra duansech, LL
140a36 . la claind direcraid (sic) Daan, BB 244b40 . damraid
75dian díulaing direcra, Cog. 188 , cf. 178 . co faccae ní, in
n-echrad ndirecra ndermór, TBC 5100 . slog dermāir díreccra
demnu, FA § 30 LB. cathir direcra dīmōr (of Babylon), ZCP
iii 18 . cumtach direccra [difreaccra, v.l.] dimór, CCath. 3433 .
het[h]ar dírecra dimór (of Noah's Ark), SR 2444 . robhúail
80Moysi in muir ndifreccra ndīmōir, RC xxxvii 247 § 43 . cach
mulchnoc dímor dírím direcra, TBC 2600 . a hinnaib colg
ndēd ndireagra, BB 432a25 . stacci direccra dermáru, Aisl.
MC 63 . a ndorigni Dia . . . do fertaib . . . at direcrai díárme,
SR 5716 . rucsat in tṡluaig tafond direcra forro, TBC 1451 .
85 scel d. ¤ , Otia ii 81 . dorcatu direccra, BB 240a41 . gorta dírecra,
SG 406 . co ndathaib díregra (: fíregna), ZCP viii 203 . bolad
direccra, PH 1589 . diucaire rodíreccra, 4338 . comlānius
dermár direccra cech maithiusa, 4359 . diummus dírecra, LL
227b8 . drochciall d. ¤ , 38 . rob iomdha tighearna . . . roba
díḟregra brigh ┐ borrfadh, Hugh Roe 194 . Adv. déra dogniaad-
5san go dímór díregra , ZCP viii 216 .

díḟuilliud n(fuilled) non-increase, not adding: d. ¤ .i. nemh-
fhuilliudh, Auraic. 816 .

díḟulachta adj(fulachtae) unbearable, excessive: sollsi mór diḟu-
lachta, LB 152a49 . rohadannad o feirg ┐ londus d. ¤ , PH 6647 .
10 gorta mor diulochta, AU 964 . piana diḟulachta, Anecd., v 6 .

díḟulaing adjalso spelt díulaing. (fulang). unbearable, excessive:
diofhulaing .i. do fhulaing, O'Cl. corbo difhulaing dí romet
serce Aenias ina cridi the great love she bore A. was past her
bearing
, Aen. 400 . dorat . . . seirc truim do ┐ gradh ┐ in-
15mhuine difhuluing, YBL 286a32 . úna ┐ gorta difhulng,
285b37 . bo difulaigg í (sc. in gorta) doib, CCath. 3510 . plaig
d. ¤ , 3478 . olc difulaincc, 2922 . tregmadhae doimne difhulaing,
6059 . ōn dōire d. ¤ i mbatar, LB 127a9 . brēntadh d. ¤ , Hugh
Roe 308 . dorchato difhulaing, Fl. Earls 156 . overwhelming,
20 irresistible: is d. ¤ a bara fri hecraidi, TBC² 3358 . co ndrecht
ndana . . . ndifhuluing, ZCP vi 274 . damrad dian díulaing,
Cog. 188 . ib. 178 (díulaind). difficult, irksome, impossible:
ba diulaing dín ar a ndianbullib, LL 238a32 . is díulaing in
feidm, Cog. 172 . ba difulaing [doibh, C.] cloistecht, CCath.
25 5649 .

díḟulaingthe adj(fo-loing) unbearable, excessive: ba diulungthi a
nert somh, BB 488b28 .

díḟuráil adj(furáil) not excessive, not overmuch; proper, meet, due:
na trí cóicait do gabail, | difurail in bés, LB 261b6 = ni
30furail in b., ib. 40 .

díga xsee dígu.

digabala ind adj (gen.?): Nuada Necht d. ¤ (a rosc), Lec. 248a51
( Misc. Celt. Soc. 62 ).

dígabthach adj(do-gaib?) Gramm. diminutive, a diminutive: cach
35ndígabthach hualailiu (homuncio homunculus), Sg. 45b14 ;
46b10 ; 49a16 . pl. dígabthacha gl. diminutiva, 48a6 . alccne .i.
ail bic .i. digabtach indi is ail, O'C. 123 ( H. 3.18 74c ).

dígabthe adjsee do-gaib.

? dígaeth ind(gaeth) of a wind: rí dosn-arbair . . . im thalmain co
40n-ilglessaib, | cach d. ¤ dib im glés nglé | is oengles foraib huile,
SR 91 . Leg. dí gaeth (dual)?

digaid vsee degaid.

dígaid v(díc) mod. trenches, cuts a dike: fóid aoibhne . . . mar
táid | fo naimhdib do dhíogus a gcliabh go sámh `that run
45fences over their surface
', O'Gr. Cat. 581 . Transf. drains,
pours off: mar do díogadh ár ndaoine móra | as a bhfearan-
naibh, O'Rahilly xxxiv 11 ( P. Ferriter 231 ). Drinks, quaffs:
díogaidh feasta sláinte mo Réics, E. Ruadh 331 .

dígailt n i,f. Mid. and mod. Ir. form of dígal, avenging, punish-
50ing (with gen. of person avenged or crime punished, AR of
delinquent): créad é an néall so is déine díoghailt `fraught with
direst retribution
', Keat. Poems 1574 . ni leicit . . . duinemhar-
bhadh do dēnomh . . . gan dīghailt a gcētōir without instant
punishment
, Fl. Earls 92 . do díghailt t'athar ar F., Im. Brain
55 i 61 . do d. ¤ a huilc uirri, Fianaig. 64 . rotinoiledar na sluaig . . .
da dhidhailt ar Eirennchaib, CF 23 . doriachtamar-ne . . .
da dighailt, Acall. 2051 (cf. dighail, ib. 2056 in verse). ic
digailt catha Granaird ort-sa, RC xxiii 424 . ag díoghailt
na gcath do bhris N. orra, Keat. i 180 . Serses . . . ise rug in
60sluagh mor i nGregaib . . . ┐ dorochair na thigh fein . . . na
digailt in retribution thereof, BB 36a19 . a ndhighailt a athar
do tregadh do T. in vengenace for T.'s desertion of his father,
AU 1287 . i ndíoghailt a mhíghníomh, TSh. 1478 . g s. crech
dighalta a retaliatory foray, AU 1308 . fear diogalta a dimiada
65ar D., MR 262 . i gcomhurtha a dhioghalta do Dhia for an
lucht rosmarb in token of the vengeance of God on those who had
slain him
, TFrag. 126 . pl. digalta mōra do denum orra-sun,
AU 1376 .

digaimm n f. (Lat. loan-word) digamma , Sg. 7b16 . g s. ónd
70ḟogur inna digaim , 18 . See digammsa.

dígaind adj(neg. dí- and gand) not scanty, hence plentiful,
copious: dioghainn .i. neamhghann, O'Cl. fér digainn an
talman, CCath. 2529 . dochum ind ḟeoir díguind, Lat. Lives 61
( Trip. 472 ). for feor dighaind in fasaigh, Aen. 286 . a fholt
75dighoind, Ferm. 146a8 . red bharr ndíoghuinn . . . thick locks,
TD 2.20 . Raith Dúrlais is dígaind blad abounding in fame,
Hy Fiachr. 290 . pl. Eire na ndonn-bhrat ndioghuinn,
3 C 1 3, 959.2 . As subst.: do tógbhadh leo . . . díoghain gacha
deaghsheasga abundance of the best sedge, ML 74 . do dersc-
80naigedur . . . do feraib in betha i ndigaind (ndigaing, MS)
cacha eladna, Ériu viii 20 . In sense lavish (?): an t-enech . . .
díghuind derloicctech, Ériu iv 218 (cf. in glac d. ¤ , ib. 1.5 ).
Dense, compact (of forests, trees, multitudes, etc.): fíodhbhadh
. . . díoghainn daigherdha, ML 84 . doire dosach diogainn,
85 FM vi 1920 . doiredha dlúithe díghainne, Fianaig. 88 . na
doiredha dluithi digainni dergruadha do slegaibh, CCath.
5438 . crand remur . . . se diriuch digaind, LB 221a43 .
fuaratar crand ndigainn, Moling 34 . bile díghainn doislethan,
SG 68 . an dá eó dighainne, Celt. Rev. iv 22 . adais L. tine
ndigaind ndrithleannaig a big blazing fire, Lec. 420b24 . Of
5 waves: tógbhaid uisgeadha aigianta . . . 'na ndromannaibh
diana díoghainne doieadrána, TSh. 2073 . Of a host: cath . . .
dlúth díoghlach díoghain dense, CRR p. 82 . d'eirghiodar
'n-a ndruing ndíoghain, ib. Hence solid, firm, strong (of
constructions, buildings, etc.): o tuistin domain dighaind,
10 BB 36b12 . drumchla dígaind dilend in betha firm ridge midst
universal deluge
(`die feste First [die hervorragt aus] der Welt-
sündflut
', Thurn. RC vi 93 ), LL 230b8 . do shonnach a dhúin
díghainn, SG 121 . dúnaidh díoghainn, FM vi 2210 . fán
ngallráith ndaingin ndíghuinn, O'Gr. Cat. 502 . Cruacha,
15cathair cloindi Cuind, | isdad Meadba in mur-digaind, Lec.
353a10 . longa . . . leabhairdhíoghuinne, ML 46 . do na ruadh-
bhordaibh réidhe ro-dhíoghuinne, ib. mo radharc tar sāl
sínim | do clār na ndarach ndighainn `from the firm oaken
planks
' (of the boat), BCC § 201 . tresin nDeirg ndruimnig
20diogainn (of a shield), MR 152 . aiged Airt in airm diguind,
Lec. 364b43 . gach snáithe sligheadh . . . díorgha díoghuinne
(of a road), Ériu v 58 . ní dighainn mo gles gēr-oll my sharp-
pointed pen is not steady
(?), ZCP xiii 8 . Ailill in abra digaind
of steady (resolute) brow (?), Lec. 354a29 . ceimdighaind ` firm-
25stepping ', ZCP vi 285 . ro chinnsiot go céim-dioghainn, FM v
1670 . Of persons: Diarmait . . . an taoisech dioghain, FM iii
532 . ba drong dáthius droṅg ṅdígaind | dia mbói comfhlathius
for hErind, LL 21a16 . clanna . . . dedla díoghaini Dubhghuill
(`austere'), Rel. Celt. ii 260 . P. O'C. gives díogainn ` intent,
30 ardent . . . fierce, stern ', distinct from díoghainn ` plenteous,
copious ' (so Dinn., díogan , and O'R., díoghann ), but the
distinction does not seem to be supported by exx. Cf.
double sense of Eng. stout.