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díguin i,n. vn. of do-guin. violation of a man's protection
55through the wounding and slaying of another, see Críth Gabl.
pp. 82 - 83 . dergoin .i. diguin nó sarugud, O'Dav. 585 . i
ndiguin a amais . . . i sarughudh a [p]ri[m]mna ┐ a meicc,
O'D. 2415 ( Rawl. B 506, 53c ). is d. ¤ (.i. sarugud) domgonar
imáib, LU 1516 ( MU² 1014 ). log enech dia aír, dia d. ¤ . . . dia
60ṡárug[ud], Críth Gabl. 25 . is leth fiach a ghona ina dh. ¤ , i.e.
half the fine for the actual wound has to be paid in addition
for the violation of his protection, Laws iv 362.23 . ro marb-
sat Eochaidh Belbuide ar comairgi Fergusa. Siacht F. co
sluagaib a diguin, i 70.17 Comm. (satisfaction for his `d. ¤ '?
65But perh. some words omitted). ron geguin ┐ ba d. ¤ don ríg,
LL 312b44 . dodeochatar na noib . . . i n-ógbrathirsi etir na
cenela so co lathi mbrátha: oenguin .i. oend. ¤ doib . . . co lathi
mbrátha (i.e. an outrage to one should be regarded as a
common outrage?), Laud 610, 103va14 . (Fergus to Cú
70Chulainn after the slaying of Etercomol) olc duit mo d. ¤ ,
TBC² 1210 .
Note also: imfen cach dib fri araile ┐ dobeir cach dib
diguin diaraile `gives (a pledge of) indemnification to the other',
Laws iv 68.22 (acknowledges the inviolability of the other's
75precinct
?).
In phr. maigen dígona `the precinct about the residence of
every freeholder , the extent of which varied according to his
rank, and within whose bounds any injury inflicted on a third
party constituted the offence of `díguin' against the owner'.
80 Críth Gabl. p. 83 . meas a dhigona .i. ro meisamhnaigh maigin
dígona cach gradh `the estimation of his inviolable precinct',
Laws iv 226.7 . Hence of a type of enclosed land (?): cethre
meich a feis dighona feoir ethamain geimreta tar lan-ime,
Laws iv 80.21 Comm. d. ¤ mona geimreta, 23 . i ndigoin feoir
85ethamain tsamraidh, 24 .
As attrib. (but see fér-d. ¤ s.v. fér): ina thir diguin . . . .i. . . . a
ferann diguin, O'Dav. 1185 . miach cach airlime ar secht
nanmandaib fri etham ndiguin, Laws iv 90.17 . fer idaig
(= ad-aig) ceathra a ceile ina fer diguin, v 466.4 . fer dotlean
a ceathra a faitchi i (omit?) ndiguin a céile, 6 (.i. diguin
5feoir, 468.18 ).
d. ¤ dígona one who is under the protection of another whose
own protection depends on a third party . Violence to the d. ¤
dígona was immune from legal consequences: diguin digona.
deoraid sin ro buí ar comairce ┐ tárla deoraidh neich eile ric
10a leas a comairgi do ┐ cur sáraighedh uime hé, ┐ cur raibe in
tuasal aca rad dligidh ni ind ┐ noca dligid ní ind uair nach hé
ro erb in comairce ┐ nach as abaile do chuaid ┐ nach ar a
ferand do rinnedh in sárughadh ann, O'D 1628 ( H. 5. 15 16b )
= O'C. 1062 ( H. 3.18 439a ). na daine ata ar comairce, ma ro
15gabsat daine aile cuca ar comairce, acht mas as a ndualgus
fein do níat a comairce i[s] slan a sarugh[ad], mar adeir so:
díguin digona; ní snaighi deora araile; ni dlig nech fiach a
ndig[uin] amus, Laws iv 228.z - 230.4 .

díguine n(díguin) inviolability: tír bis i ndiguine co cend .u. mis,
20 O'C. 843 ( H. 3.18 384a ).

díic adj(form of díing, q.v.) difficult; hard to bear, hard to put up
or get on with:
diic .i. doilidh, O'Cl. ar caitin diar n-airbiathad:
as d. ¤ ifechtsa tomhailt a urthoraidh it is hard to have to eat
what the cat has provided
, Lism. L. p. viii . Cesair, fer . . . d. ¤ ,
25diumsach, dúr doiligh (cf. Fr. difficile applied to a pers.),
CCath. 348 . Adv. tucasdair C. urchar da cleitin fuirthi go
dermail diig , i.e. hurled his javelin with might and main,
TBC p. 315 n. 4 .

dííce, -id adj(íccaid) which cannot be made good: intan is dííce
30gach cest a m[edon] is ann is coir innsorgain a sechtair, O'C.
2272 ( Eg. 88, 20 (21)b ) = diicid, 1607 ( 23 P 6, 5a ) = dísce,
O'Don. 535 ( H. 3.17 432 ).

díime ind(imbe) not to be fenced in, against: ocht cethra bite for
comaidhces . . . acht a coic díb ni dlegar im friu, ar is diimi ┐
35is cuibrech do berthar forru, O'C. 20 ( H. 3.18 9a ).

díindell xsee dindell.

díing adj(intens. dí- + ing) very hard, difficult: is diing cleith in
maith (gl. facta bona abscondi non possunt), Wb. 29a31 . massu
diing a nrogādamar if what we have prayed for be exceedingly
40difficult
, 15c22 . d. ¤ cóic bai do bethugud and five cows can
hardly be fed there
, Trip. 198 . ding .i. decmaic, O'Mulc. 331 .
airnin arding . . . ding fil and is teirce feuda fodera `the diffi-
culty which is there is caused by a scantiness of letter
', Auraic.
3661 . As attrib.: fa deilm ding hard to bear, excessive (?),
45 Lec. 583b23 . Adv. tuargaib [in Findbennach] a chend go
dííng raised his head with violence, butted (cf. other sense of
hard?), TBC 6128 ; 6193 . See díic.

díísle n(ísle) excessive lowness (of voice): on diisle no on dihairde,
O'C. 228 ( H. 3.18 123 ).

50 ? diit: ind d. ¤ is dia, a chlērchiu, BColm. 26.z .

1 dil adj i dear, beloved, precious, profitable (applied to persons and
things. Cf. ¤ dil in beodil, marbdil? See also Celtica i 369 ):
dile (gl. carior), Ir. Gl. 1121 . Cf. gaoith-dh. ¤ .i. grádhuigh-
theoir na heagna . . ., óir is ionann d. ¤ is grádhach, Keat. ii 156 .
55 g s m. iar mes cech deg-athar d. ¤ (: éistid), Met. Dinds. iii 8 .
Undecl. in: do Thuathaib d. ¤ Dea, Met. Dinds. iii 300 . mise
fort greis, a rí rīchid . . . corbam d. ¤ , 380 . nit roib anaill bas
diliu have thou naught else dearer, Ériu i 194 . carsait Crist as
diliu (sic leg.), Fél. May 7 . ní ḟuar riam bad dile I never found
60anyone dearer
, TBC 3471 .
With prep. DO dear (profitable) to: d. ¤ damsa, Thes. ii 295 .
is diliu dūnd briathar Déi, Im. Br. ii 286 . is diliu dait th'anim
| indāite na sēoit, Arch. iii 318 . diliu duit imbeirt fidchille it
is better for thee to play
, RIA MSS. Ser. i 142 . Superl. dilem,
65 Wb. 22d26 . dilium damsa taithmed nĪsu, Arch. iii 298 . intann
bus ndilium ndoib, Anecd. iii 25.10 . With -u-: as duliu lium
cech indiub `which I prefer', Ml. 45a4 . 106b6 . is ed asdulem
dún `most desirable ', 14d7 ; 103a9 . Infl. of 2 dúil, Ped. i 341 .
With LA dear to (an object of liking): is d. ¤ laee maid do
70dénum dúibsi, Wb. 14a37 . d. ¤ lasna ceathra in lem, Auraic.
5618 . issé is diliu diar slōg | liar n-athair, SR 3595 . diliu lim
longud oldás cach ni, FB 32 . ba diliu lais imdegail (sic leg.) a
mennato feisin he preferred to defend, TBC² 1345 . cid . . . is
dilium lat do ḟiarfuidig what do you wish to ask? IT iii 241 .
75 ba hē a dún hi T. ba dili (inmainem lais dia dúinib, v.l.), TE
1Eg. ( IT i 118 ). ní théit immach . . . as diliu lind oldammit
fadessin (duini as andsa lind . . . ina sind fen, v.l.), TBC 199 .
CCath. 5108 . do neoch bá dile lais dib, PH 980 . an tí fá dile
┐ fa díoghraisighe leis an marbh, TSh. 5704 .
80Note also: ním d. ¤ cid dīthrub Temair `it is not dear to me
that Tara should be desolate
', Hy. ii 44 ( Thes. ii 317 ).
As attrib. used of persons and things dear, beloved, precious,
valuable, etc. , but often loosely to imply commendation in
general: a chomalta d. ¤ díchra fodeisin, TBC² 2317 . mo mac
85dil fén (= dilectus, Matt. iii 17 ), PH 3798 .

2 dil n m., in B. na f. (a) poet (?); `poets' (coll.) (?): tolotatar d. ¤ ┐
aes cacha dānai fon fes sin, RC xiii 223 . (b) poetry, science :
fis m'anmo tre d. ¤ (.i. tre ēixe) dobér, ZCP v 484 = iii 378 .