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déis

Cite this: eDIL s.v. déis or dil.ie/15265

Forms: Déis, déis, dés, Déisse, Déisi, Dési, désa, dése, déissi, Déissi, déis, Déis, Desi, Déisi, déiss, d.

n i f. and m. n s. Déis , Rawl. 149b52 . déis , Laws iv 320.13 . dés, v 30.20 Comm. O'Cl. g s. Déisse, Rawl. 149b54 . Déisi, Trip.² 2330 . na Dési Bice, MU² 268 . But aire désa , Laws . Cáin Ad. § 51 . a. dése , ZCP ix 171 § xi . in déissi , Mon. Tall. 156. 30 . rí in Déissi , Cain Ad. § 18 . d s. déis (same word?), SR 7856 . Déis , Trip.² 2433 . Desi, LL 48b5 . don Déisi bhicc, Cog. 92.15 . a s. déiss, Triads 167 (des, deissi, v.l.). AU 835 . Laws ii 328.13 , v 20.1 . For declension of pl. see Déisi.

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(a) tenant, vassal; vassalry (usually collectively, the clients of a particular lord Ériu xliii 193 ); see Críth Gabl. p. 82 . deis .i. ceile, O'Dav. 613 . déis .i. ceile. anflaith . . . gonus a deis .i. . . . guin in ceile tre imad indligid, O'C. 454 ( H. 3.18 242a ). is mor leisim in mile cemenn . . . do aithidhigh (= aithighidh) in deissi i domnuch `to visit the tenantry' (land, neighbourhood?), Mon. Tall. § 71 .

(b) Hence in wider sense of the prerogatives of a `flaith' which arise from (a) the recognition of his hereditary rank, (b) the office or function he performs in the territory, (c) his clients, free and base, (d) his `senchleithe', Críth Gabl. trí sóir dogníat dóeru díb féin: tigerna renas a déiss, etc., Triads 167 . fear reanus a tir no a deis , Laws v 20 . dlegar do flaithaib donimairget (sic leg.) cach dib for a deis , iii 20 (with gl.: .i. dlegar . . . timorgan caich dib for a ferann diles). a mignima . . . fria deis (.i. fria ceilib no fria fearund), ii 328 . is rechtaid cach for a deis fodeisin .i. ar a ferann no ar a ceilib, i 230 Comm. dun airig ac ata des feraind, v 30 Comm. caitti déis ḟlatha, dég dligid comditen dána? Dicoissin cetheora déisi do flaithib, Críth Gabl. 320 . Aire désa, the lowest of the noble grades, p. 70 . aire désa cid ara n-eperr? Arindi as dia d.¤ direnar, 328 . caiti tothacht aireg désa? Deich céli leis: cóic céli giallna[i] ┐ cóic sóerchéli, 330 . Ellipt. d.¤ = aire désa: forus flatha .i. o d.¤ co ríg, 316 . sē bá donn aire dése (as enechland), ZCP ix 171 . ben airech desa, Cáin Ad. § 51 .

(c) In wider sense, land, domain, district: dés .i. fearann; dés druimneach, O'Cl. siu nobetis mōini ar bēs | nā grēs nā dōine fon deis (: séis) throughout the land (?), SR 7856 . ? ríi foides ēnlaith n-ēn ṅdil | cen lēn dar róendes richid, 1018 (cf. des).

II Host, band (?): deis .i. cuiriu nó slogh, O'Dav. 613 . dése .i. buidhne, O'Cl. Perh. also: co ndernsat cnámbrétaigh ┐ desi (deise, v.l.) fodhailti dá cnámaibh, CCath. 2108 (see daiss).

III As tribal name (properly = vassal or rent-paying com- munity) and later n.loc.: in Deis tuaiscirt ┐ in D.¤ deiscirt, Rawl. 149b52 . do rig na Deisse deiscirt, 54 . luid isin D.¤ descirt, Trip.² 2433 . din D.¤ Tuaiscirt, 2396 . rí in Déissi tuaiscirt, Cáin Ad. § 28 . forsin Deis tuaisciurt, AU 835 . an Deis beg, Top. Poems 122 . i crích na Dési bice, MU² 268 . don Déisi bhicc, Cog. 92 . i nDes biuc, Lec. 422b26 . See also Déisi.