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dígas adj high, lofty ; n a height: diggass .i. di-coiss .i. ní indula do
chois, H. 3.18, 69b ; cf. O'Mulc. 312 . díoghais .i. ard, O'Cl.
digas no ard (gl. edito), Ml. 47c19 ; 41c9 . isin digas (gl. in
edito), 32a16 . fo digas na Temrach, LL 30b11 = fo dígais,
5 BB 350a25 , RC xv 281 , cf. O'Cl. s.v. pl. inna díxa, Ml. 96c9 .
d p. digsib (gl. in editis), 106d12 . Compar. réim as díxu, Fél.
Jan. 21 , Ep. 54 . gein Pilipp as díxu, May 1 . rád as díxu, Jan.
18 . dond rígfhlaith as dixu, Oct. 23 . ba dixu .i. ba hairdi,
O'Dav. 261 , cf. 643 . díxu .i. airde, Stowe Gl. 335 . diocsa .i.
10ard, O'Cl. (quoting Fél. May 1 ). See dígsa.

dígbad n o,m. (secondary vn. of do-gaib) IGT Decl. § 102 ,
Verbs § 63 . lessening, growing less, failing: a ndighbad na
heslainti, O'Gr. Cat. 217 . dul a ndígbad feola, 189 . craos cin
mesur gan dighuodh, Aisl. Tund. p. 102 . is cuma bid digbad
15a fine it is the same as if his tribe had become extinct, Laws iii 54 .
díoghbhadh anorchra d'Éirinn (: fíorbhun), DDána 117.44 .
See díbdud.

dígbád, -ód, -úd xsee díbdud.

dígbaid xsee do-gaib.

20 dígbaigid v(also with -á-) (dígbad) lessens, diminishes, gets rid
of, destroys: in saothur choimedus an bhetha . . . ┐ digh-
baidhus na hiomurcracha, 23 A 4, 124.14 . dioghbhaightir an
rann as mó don mhothughadh, 3 C 22, 198b9 . an uair do
díoghbháidheadh an lucht cogaidh uile, Deut. ii 16 . dío-
25bháidh destroy, Lament. iii 66 . do dhiobháidh consumed (of
fire), Lev. ix 24 .
Vn. dígbóchán, q.v.

dígbaigthech adj(dígbaigid) that lessens or impairs: cúis cru-
thuighthech don fionnfad . . . cúis dioghbaigtheach dhó what
30causes the hair to grow . . . to fall out
, 3 C 22, 63v6 .

dígbál ā,f. (vn. of do-gaib) n s. dígbáil, Sg. 45b7 and in Mid.
Ir. IGT Decl. § 149 . (a) taking away, lessening, diminishing;
diminution: ní bí digbail folad ann diminution of substance,
Sg. 45b7 . cen tulled cen dígbáil, LU 2548 = RC xxv
35238 , cf. PH 5094 . ni chumaing nech . . . a thormach nach a
digbáil, SR 3124 . digbail . . . tormach, Laws v 108 Comm.
is ferr for tormach oldás for ndigbáil (i.e. your company is
better than your room
), RC xxiv 147 (TBFr.). deich mile do
marcachaib . . . ba sí ann dígbail slóig Aissia that was the loss
40of the A. army
, Alex. 287 . trénfer cech lae dia ndigbail
reducing their number by a warrior a day, SR 5788 . ba digbáil
faelti . . . do na hAffraic[d]ib the joy of the A. was diminished,
CCath. 3176 . rogab for serg ┐ digbail, 973 . digbail neich den
praind, Mon. Tall. § 58 . anaid gal cāich dia ndentar digabal
45a prainde if his rations are cut down (?), Corm. Y 418 s.v.
digal (= digal, LB). is didbail na haimsire toirnes duir it is
a diminution of the time that d denotes
, Auraic. 1568 . bi maille
. . . re digbail caithmhe in uidh (= bhídh), 3 C 19, 248va23 .
ferr buidi inā dīgbāl (prov.) content is better than lessening, i.e.
50 extravagance (?), ZCP vi 261 (= digbail, LL 345d3 ). cailte
dígbála (women are) grudging of expenditure, Tec. Corm. § 16 .
séan díoghbhála a tteacht asteagh `the entrance (of poets) is an
omen of expenditure
', Ériu v 56 . co nach roisedh neach secha
gan a dígbail fris without his spending on him (i.e. entertaining
55him, of a hospitaller), Laws v 16.14 , 78.17 . nach fétar fiss
dígbala in uilc-sin d'fhaisnés it is not possible to tell how to do
away with the evil
, PH 7787 . In legal phr. d. ¤ láime lit. ` taking
away the hand
' used of relaxation of pressure brought to bear
by a surety (trebaire, etc.) on an absconding person who later
60 submits to law and compensates the surety: icad-sum digbail
a laime risin fer amach, Laws iii 122 Comm. da tisadh in
ceili . . . re dligedh a fognumha na gebtha uadh . . . dighbhail
a laimhe dic re trebhairi, O'Don. 2361 ( Rawl. B 506, 42b ) =
O'C. 416 ( H. 3.18 228b ). intan tic cintach re cert ica díghbhail
65a laime re cechtar de, O'C. 2552 ( Eg. 88, 46 (47)c ).
nocha nicar ní ris acht digbail nama (of the sale of a stolen
article), O'Don. 860 ( H. 3.17 613 ). Of an illness, abatement:
a nd. ¤ in ḟiabhrusa, 3 C 19, 3va23 . ag foillsiugad dighbhala
na heasláinte, 259vb18 . an easlainte do bheith iona dhio-
70bhail, 7va19 .
(b) loss, privation, want: 'nar cuiris mo mac do dighbhail
(dith, v.l.) orum since you caused me the loss of my son, Fier. 99 .
digbáil an fuaraidheacht = privatio vera frigiditas, O'Gr.
Cat. 258 . díoghbháil aoisi unripe years (one of the impedi-
75ments to marriage), O'Hussey TC 220 . Donl. 342 . pían na
dígbála (techn. term in theology): pían na díoghbála .i. do beith
derbhtha nách faicfe tú go brath gnúis Dé (part of punish-
ment of Hell, opp. to p. na gcédfadh tortures), Mac Aingil 27 .
Cf. dha sort peine .i. pian na gcédfadh ┐ na díoghbhala, Luc.
80Fid. 178 . As n.pr. m. (symbolic): Dighbail ┐ Espaid a n-an-
manna, Acall. 6163 . In grammar the privative case , name
given to subst. preceded by prep. DE, e.g. den fhiur, den fir,
Auraic. 1525 . 1888 .
(c) detriment, damage, injury (with gen. or DO of person
85injured): cen far ndigbáil without detriment to you, Wb. 24d15 .
ata pecad na drúisi ina dígbáil don chomarsain, PH 7442 .
gan dighbail Fhindein no a lebhair do techt ass, BCC § 168 .
ni derna an pest digbail do, § 196 . cred do rinne me . . . dora-
chadh a n-easonoir no a ndighbhail don Bhainrioghain, Shane
O'Neill's Corres. ( Ulster Journ. Arch. v 269 ). an tí doní ar
5ndígbail, 3 B 22, 31b11 . mairg [dá] ndeachaidh i ndíoghbháil
alas for him whom it harmed, A. Ó Dálaigh lii 40 . tóigfid suas
comhairc na díoghbhála a cry of destruction, Isa. xv 5 . comh-
tha d'faghail do mac D. . . . i n-ionad a dhíoghbhála ó R.,
FM iv 670 . With subj. gen. (?): ní íocfa a Ghéag Thoighe
10Tháil | acht oile dhéag do[d ?] dhíoghbháil the 12th part of
the damage caused by thee
(?), Gofraidh Fionn ix § 24 ( DDána
101 ). pl. leiseóchar co dingbāla na díghbala any damage
shall be made good
, Fianaig. 72 . díoghbhála móra do dhénamh
d'Ua N., FM v 1810 . Also díbail: impo slán iarum can d. ¤ ,
15 ALC ii 322 . coimedfaid sé h'oghacht can d. ¤ unimpaired (said
to Mary), 3 B 22, 50b35 .
Note also: dithell .i. dibail no dith, O'C. 571 ( H. 3.18 285 ).
is inann dichell ┐ dibail, 575 (286). cen forcned, cin dibail,
1981 ( H. 4. 22 19 ).