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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 ).

20 dígbálach adj o,ā (dígbál) hurtful, injurious, damaging: ?nao-
mhadha dearg díoghbhálach do na deágh-fhearaibh, ML 74 .
díoghbhálach do chách, Donl. 428 . teinidh dhíoghbhálach a
consuming fire
, Deut. iv 24 . asé [an bás] an pongc díogh-
bhálach guasachtach, O'Hussey TC 124 . forsin ndruing
25díobhálaigh doedranda sin, SG 340 . a n-esláintib digbalacha
( wasting?), 23 F 19, 4vb22 . Suffering harm, damaged: compar.
robadh díoghbhálaighi iad fein ag filleadh dóibh iná an
gobernóir they suffered more damage than the governor, FM vi
1912 . Penurious, parsimonious (?) (cf. dígbál (b)): nemdig-
30balach (trans. prodigus), O'Gr. Cat. 238 . dighbalach um
fiachaib d'íc, O'C. 2627 ( Eg. 88, 53 (54)c ).

dígbóchán vn. of dígbaigid act of lessening, diminishing:
ó coiméd an lenna sin . . . ┐ ó dighbhochan an lenna sin,
24 P 3, 180.10 .

35 dígbúd xsee díbdud.

dígbugad m. vn. of dígbaigid lessening, diminution, depriva-
tion: maille re dighbhughadh an mhothaighthi, 24 P 3, 41.18 .
usce Éirenn uili do dhighbhugud, Acall. 1331 .

Digde n.pr. f. D. ¤ ógh, Gorm. Apr. 25 ; Mart. Don. ib. ; cf.
40 Fél. p. 226 ( Oct. 21 ). Sentane Bērre Digdi a ainm, Otia i
121 .

dígde n iā, f. vn. of do-guid deprecating (anger), asking pardon,
praying forgiveness . With gen. of person prayed to: oc digde
Dé, Hy. vi 19 . tola fanna . . . freitech domnāin . . . ba si d. ¤
45Dé (i.e. averting God's anger), Ériu ii 55 . d. ¤ ind cāich
rocrādis to ask pardon of all thou hast offended, Mon. Tall. § 36
(141). ni do[t] d. ¤ táncamar-ni, ZCP viii 318 . nech crādes a
chēli im ní . . ., ic a guitheth . . .; mani eroema saidi a dígdi
n-uad if the other will not accept his excuses, Ériu vii 168 § 12 .
50With gen. of fault: iar ndigdi cach cloein after asking forgive-
ness for every wrongdoing
, Arch. iii 319 (= iar tidru, LB 261a
81 ). digde cech diubarta, dilgadh cecha torccabala, ZCP iii
452 . In wider sense praying, beseeching: oc dighde ar cinn in
duinebath praying that the mortality may be averted, Anecd.
55 i 40 . digal dia seacht mbliadan | ba si digde a chridhe the
prayer of his heart was vengeance on that day seven years
(?),
AU 516 = FM 510 , CS 512 , RC xvii 127 . in fer . . . ic dígdi
na mná, ZCP viii 311 . ? cach foxal cen logud, cen aithce, cen
digide is cona diri `without . . . entreaty', Laws ii 388 ( Stud.
60in E. Ir. Law 54.26 ). oc digde e nanolc, Ériu xvi 181 § 21 . A
boon, blessing (?): atnecham diar ndigdi to bless us (?), Fél.
Dec. 26 . Cf. O'Cl. : dighdhe .i. beannachd. In chev.: dighdi dath
`prayer of colours' (?), Auraic. 556 . fo digdibh, LL 393a4 (a
`díchetal'). See díge.

65 dígdid xsee do-guid.

díge n compensation, amends, appeasement (?) (perh. same word
as dígde, q.v.): dighi .i. glanadh ut est: doní molad di dia d. ¤ .i.
dia deghnighi no dia glanadh no dia buidhechus, O'Dav. 656 .
digh(d)e .i. síth, O'Dav. 590 . .i. dioghnadh nó sásadh
70 enough, plenty, satiety , P. O'C. díghe .i. coimhdhiodhnadh no
sásadh comforting or sating, O'Cl. ? digh(dh)e .i. buideachas,
ib. dighe .i. slanughadh, ut est Cath Muidhe Tuiredh: do
dighisi do brog donnega so, Ériu xiii 74 § 172 . dligid cach
dotheinga díge, LL 294a7 . dligidir cech duigthech (= doguit-
75tech?) dígi, ZCP xi 89 = ar dligid cach dogdech díbe, 84 § 34
(see p. 102 ). do chuinchid mo díg(dh)e [ó Grécaib] iar mo
chrád doaib, TTr.² 301 .

Díge (= Dígde?) n.pr. f. aithed Díge (name of a tale), LL
190a13 . Aithi Dighe, Anecd. ii 45 . caillich Berri Digi no
80Duineach a hainm, Lec. 366b9 (= Digdi, Otia i 121 ).

dígen xsee under 1 dícenn.

dígenn n(same wd. as 1 dícenn?) cause of dispute, quarrel (?): in
tan is dicoindelg cach crich is and berar cach digeand co rig,
Laws iv 50.13 (d. ¤ .i. na dagabar do gleod, 20 Comm. ). a d. ¤
85bodein re D. `the cause of his own enmity', MR 216.z .

? digerta: ind dris smēr . . . do bruith ar medg ndigerta (a remedy
for coughs ), 24 B 3, 61.34 . Cf. digér given as compd. of
deoch and gér, IGT Introd. § 146 .