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Donn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Donn or dil.ie/18212

Forms: Duind- cothaid, Duind, Duind- slebi

n.pr. m. (= 1 donn ?) Probably the god of the dead or the ancestral father to whom all are called at their death Béaloideas xviii 142-99 , Etimologicheskiy slovar' kel'tskih teonimov 74 : D.¤ (son of Míl), Thes. ii 316.34 . is o Dund nominatur Tech n[D]uind, 38 , cf. Trip. 424.6 . Amalgamated with the Christian Devil Sits 1919, 542: m'anum do píenad la donn 'my soul to be tortured by the dark one' Studia Celtica Upsaliensia vi 90 . Also in other personal names: Coscrach mac Duinn, AU 798 .

With follg. gen. (cf. Dub in proper names): Donnbo, AU 758 . Dondbó, RC xxiv 44 § 2 . mathair Duindbo, § 3. la Donn boo, FM 743 . Donncathaigh, Hy Fiachr. 316.1 . Dondcathadh, 94.15 . Donncathaigh, ALC i 316 . gen. Duind- cothaid , Rawl. 159a19 . Donncorci, AU 791 . Donncoirche, FM 787 . Donncuan (D. of the hound-packs?), Rawl. 85a47 . AU 872 . Dondcúan, LL 33a33 . do Dhonchuan, Ériu i 102 § 60 . gen. Duind chuan, Rawl. 152b32 ; SG ii 488.48 . Duinn- cuan, Hy Fiachr. 12.4 . mac Duinn Cuan, Keat. iii 4217 : but m. Dondchuan, LL 322f58 . m. Duindchuain, Rawl. 145c37 . Donndelg, LL 311b43 . Don[n]fraigh (gen.), Cáin Ad. 17 . m. Duindsláine, Rawl. 150a23 . Donnsléibe, AU 1029 . Dond slébe, LL 33a38 . Donn Sléibhe, Keat. iii 4525 . gen. Duind- slebi , Rawl. 117b15 . Duinnslebe, LL 391b30 . Duindshlebe, 337e6 . Duinn Sléibhe, Keat. iii 5742 (but m. Dondslebe, BB 72d12 ).

In compds.: Dongall, AU 816 . Dongamhna (gen.), Rawl. 145a15 . Dondgilla, RC xiii 104 § 134 . gen. Dondgillai, § 136 .

In fem. names: Don[n]fhiach caillech Berre, Aisl. MC 7.23 . Donnflaith (mother of Maelsechlainn II), Cog. Index (also called Dunflaith, ¤laith).

For other compounds see separate articles.

1 donn

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Forms: Donnfiach

o,ā adj. denoting colour; oft. prefixed to subst.

(a) Generally dun, brown, apparently a light brown inclin- ing to yellow or red: buidi nó donna gl. cerea pruna `wax- coloured', Sg. 61b10 . Of animals: ar ech nd.¤ chestnut (?), Ardm. 17b1 ( Thes. ii 240.1 ). ar druim ech ṅdond, MU² 442 . d'echaib donda, BR 38.3 . graig corcordond roan (?), LU 3693 ( SC § 33 ). dam dond tawny, fawn-coloured , CRR § 4 . cronán dhaimh dhuinn, Buile S. 58.16 . dond-leo, SR 3279 . Dond Cualnge the brown bull of C., TBC 90 , etc. drúi d.¤ (the wren), K. and H. § 26 .

Of clothing, etc.: bratt dond, TBC 1715 . ediudh dearg ┐ glas ┐ dond do macuiph airiuch, Laws ii 146.12 Comm. donna a mbruit, glasa a ngleanna (signs of prosperity), 3 C 12, 163.18 . Of leather: rogabastár a dond-uathróic ndondlethair, TBC² 1908 , cf. MU² 644 .

Of hair, complexion, etc.: folt d.¤ craebach, TBC² 1156 . folt dond temin dark brown , TBC 5245 . tri dondfuilt . . . tri dondberrtha, BDD § 95 . a deirg donn-abraid with brown eye- brows, Hy Fiachr. 286.6 . gilla dond álaind, TBC 1715 . trí dond-fir móra, BDD § 94 . mná donda, BR 72.5 . dond-chorp, Met. Dinds. iii 192 . fád' dhreich nduind, Hy Fiachr. 290.17 . dond-ainech (sobriquet), ZCP xii 237 § 62 . a chorrghlac nd.¤ ` taperpink (?) hands', O'Gr. Cat. 452.7 . ina dhorn doin- ningnech, SG 340.12 . bos . . . dhoinningnedh, Rel. Celt. ii 242.28 . donnshúileach hazel-eyed (?), Ó Bruad. ii 58.11 . an déidgheal d.¤ , A. Ó Dálaigh xliv 6 ( bright? cf. 2 donn ).

Of natural objects: Dabull na ndond-bile, Trip. 536.11 . durchain donna `dun oaklets', K. and H. § 22 . droigin duind, § 19 . mess ar a dairgibh donnuibh, Acall. 343 . a ccrích Uisnigh iob[h]ardhuinn, 3 C 12, 258.1 . dercain donna, Buile S. 22.21 . cnuas go mbláosgaibh donna, KMMisc. 174 § 28 .

Of things made of wood: [dabcha] donna ar lí dergiubair, SG 238.31 . dabcha donna, 245.5 . Hence donndabach (humorous epithet of a dáilem or butler ), Triads 231 . a ccomhraidh dhuinn, KMMisc. 356.19 . a dhonn bhionnfho- clach (a harp), 3 C 12, 15.11 .

Of weapons, esp. shields: scíath dond telbude, FB § 47 . dond-sciath, TBC² 2044 . ámdabach da sciathaib donna, Acall. 4419 . in Donn-chraebach (name of a shield), 6074 . gu mbroin ndoinnsciath ndeallradtach, Marco P. 62 . do bho- cóidibh duinnsgíath, ML 128.17 . dondbocoit liæth (a kind of shield?), TBC² 3304 . dondcathbhar[r] dergóir, Ériu iii 170 § 28 .

Of clay, earth: isin chriaidh duind, IGT Decl. ex. 948 . Hence oft. of the earth: cen siriud in domain duind, LU 3546 ( SC § 29 ). rí rodelb dreich domuin duinn, SR 2637 . os íath domuin duind, Ériu vii 2.15 . Of a district: a nAicia nduind Achaia, Lec. 540a26 .

Of water: ós do lind duind, Met. Dinds. ii 10.11 . co Duibhlind nduind, BR 38.16 . ó Shionainn mbreac-dhuinn, 3 C 13, 674.15 . a ghéis doinn-easa Danann, O'Gr. Cat. 404 n.

Of fire: donn-bhrat luisne `red sheet of flame', O'Gr. Cat. 452.7 . 'na doighir dhuinn, Content. xxi 2 . meirgeda donna mar dhaigh, MR 228.11 .

Of blood or blood-stained objects: bunne dondfhola, TBC 2623 . a ucht gur dearg da dondfhuil, ZCP viii 231 § 27 . folcadh ndondbhraon (i.e. of drops of blood), O'Gr. Cat. 486.37 . a chraobh dhonn (of the Cross), A. Ó Dálaigh xxxiii 5 . crú a dann-ghlac of his blood-stained hands, 7 . tar nimh . . . na mbear nd.¤ (of nails of Crucifixion), xxxiv 11 . Hence fig. of tears: ar óigh na ndéar nd.¤ , viii 6 . na frasa donn-ruad déor, 3 C 12, 361.15 . mo dhéara as comhdh.¤ dot chaoi sad (?), 3 C 13, 850.3 . Cf. similar use of derg.

(b) dun, dark, sad-coloured (?): niger nó d.¤ , Thes. ii 236.37 . Hence as epithet of Devil: m'anum do pīenadh la d.¤ , Fianaig. 16 § 48 . Cf. the n.pr. f. Donnfiach under Donn . Fig.: ronfuabair dia dardain duind `on dark Thursday', Ériu v 246.5 . díth for doenib a dond-sluaigh, LL 212a7 (2 donn ?). Cf. donn-amarc .i. droch-amharc a bad aspect, a fascinating look , P. O'C.

In compds., common to modify a follg. adj. of colour. ¤bán brownish white, light brown or yellowish (?): braisech dondbán, Aisl. MC 69.3 . do bhocóidibh donnbhána, ML 128 . 16 . Of persons: Drothoib donnban sallow, pallid (?), Gorm. March 10 . ¤buide: folt dondbuide golden brown , TBC 5206 . ar an talmain donnbuide, BColm. 80.1 . dar mag ndondbuide, LL 212b26 . ¤chíar: ulcha dondchíar dark brown (?), MU² 587 . ¤chorcra: dond-sciath dondchorcra, TBC² 2044 ; Acall. 873 . ulcha dondchorcra, MU² 565 . ¤derg: léne donderg, TBC 5188 . dorigne doighir doinnderg, SG 310.1 . gach fuil inmolta dligid beth a ndath donnderg (colour of healthy blood), 23 F 19, 7rb37 . ¤gel: Daniel dondghel, Gorm. Feb. 18 (cf. ¤bán). ¤rúad: 'na doighir donnruadh, ML 64.28 . doiredha donn-rúada, Fianaig. 88.2 .

With other adjj.: conart . . . ina ndairib dond-garba, Met. Dinds. iii 304 . dom dos donnbhailc degh-daire, LL 385c13 . rí na ndúni ndond-bladach, 149b12 (2 donn ?). fōt druchtach dondscathach (= dond-scothach?), Arch. iii 238 § 5 . fán súil nglais ndonn-abhraigh, A. Ó Dálaigh xxii 2 . With nouns: ¤roid reddish-brown dye EIF 648 : coig .i. derg, ut est doformaig donn roigh ceathraime, doformad coig trian CIH iv 1485.42 .

2 donn

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Forms: duind, dunn, duinn

I subst. o,m. chief, noble, ruler (poetic): d.¤ .i. uasal no brithem no rígh, O'Dav. 700 . d.¤ na ndūl (i.e. God), ZCP iii 378 . gur thuit . . . an d.¤ geal, Misc. Celt. Soc. 156.21 . détla in d.¤, garg a ghleo, SG 349.40 . an d.¤ diadha, FM vi 2298.12 (poem). g s. dithle duind theft from a chief, Laws v 440.2 . mac in duind, Fen. 376.1 . deise an doinn, Ó Bruad. ii 102 . d s. a secht mblíadna déc don dunn (sic leg.), Rawl. 163b30 . naoi mic déag ag an d.¤ , Keat. ii 4228 (poem). moladh don d.¤ fheardha fhionn (of Deity), A. Ó Dálaigh xx 9 . pl. luaidhit duinn .i. luaidhit na huasail, O'Dav. 700 . a donda (a hadhanta, v.l.), Ériu iv 148 § 27 .

II As adj. o,ā princely, noble (?): Congalach . . . dían a buille, dond a dál, Met. Dinds. ii 16.86 . in deil degrach d.¤ , iii 194.23 . fuigell bendachtan Dé duind, BR 54.1 . ó chlannaib an Daghdha duinn, Keat. ii 1410 (poem). saegal Abbáin delbda duind, Fél.² lxiii 43 . do marbad Neill raduind ruaid, Lec. 139a14 . ? cles dond (one of Cú Chulainn's feats), FB § 24 . Some of the exx. given under 1 donn may belong to this word.

3 donn

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n o theft; stolen property: d.¤ nó taidhe .i. . . . gait, O'Dav. 1587 . asrenar cip dond doberar la righ whatever stolen thing is brought, Laws iii 240.22 .i. cid gat berair, Comm. trian a duinn ┐ a meisce, ii 228.4 .i. trian na herca ata i ngait as no a crech no a frithe, Comm. , cf. O'Dav. 704 and see ZCP xiv 343 § 5 and p. 393 . trían a dhuinn ┐ a mesca[e] ┐ a lesca[e] ┐ a érca do ḟlaith a third of the penalty for robbing him, Críth Gabl. 85 (see notes). ar a dond ┐ ar a meisce, Laws v 520.6 ( Ir. Recht 66 § 10 ; 78 ). See O'Dav. 722 . gada ┐ aircella ┐ d.¤ follus open robbery, Laws iv 270.26 . d.¤ follus .i. brat follus éigne .i. gabail im in gait ar eigin, O'C. 1452 ( H. 3.18 648a ). d.¤ do fagbail i comfocus, 606 (296).

4 donn

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n poet (B. na f.): dond .i. file, ZCP v 483 § 2 . P. O'C.

5 donn

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adj pregnant: d.¤ .i. torrach, Lec. Gl. 296 . Stowe Gl. 113 , 309 .

6 donn

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n o ale (?): d.¤ .i. cuirm ut est siris d.¤ dibeoil .i. sreth- naighi[d] in d.¤ sin .i. in linn, do urlabra do neoch, O'Dav. 666 . Possibly due to misunderstanding of Laws ii 228.11 Comm. : trian a chorma, gl. on: trian a duinn ┐ a meisce, 4 , where the gl. refers to meisce.

7 donn

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n lordship, chieftainship (?): d.¤ .i. flaithemnus no gait ut est trian a duinn .i. trian in neich tuilles a dond a flaithemnas, O'Dav. 704 , cf. Laws ii 228.4 s.v. 6 donn . d.¤ .i. flaithius ut est ar dire cethra ar a dond .i. trian in [n]eich [tuilles] a d.¤ a flaithius dó, O'Dav. 722 ( Laws v 520.6 ). A fictive develop- ment of 2 donn .