dairthech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dairthech or dil.ie/14308
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: dairthach, daurthech, durthech, doirrthech, durthach, dúr(r)thech, derthech, dérthech, derthach, dérthach, dirthach, Derthaighi, ernaichthi, derthech, duirtheach, derthaighe, durtaig, dearthaigh, dairrtig, duirrtech, derthach, dirthige, dirthaige, durthigib

n dairthach, daurthech, durthech, doirrthech, durthach, dúr(r)thech, derthech, dérthech, derthach, dérthach, dirthach, s, n. later m. Derthaighi (g s. rhymes) with ernaichthi, AU i 412. 6 .

I (Literally oak-house) a penitentiary, oratory, prayer-house (originally of wood), the smallest of the sacred edifices used in Ireland; generally fifteen feet long and ten feet broad. Its value was ten heifers (samaisci), if thatched with rushes, ten cows if with slates H 3.15 , p. 653 .— durthach duairce, Eg. Gl. 246 . durrtaigi .i. durthech .i. dairthech .i. tech darach, Laws v 102. 27 Comm. saer drondurrtaigi comsaire do fri harig ndesa, ib. 102. 24 . oc dénum a derrthige, Fél.² lxxiii . durthach, IT iii 86. 21 . deirt[h]ech bec, RC x 187. 5 . conaca in relic ┐ in dairthach fo lánessair glan, LL 286 a 42 . daurthach bec ara bélaib, ib. 287 b 42 . lemsa cetna baclas dirthach is croch chloche, ib. 45 b 6 . ba mét daig ṅdáirthaige cach tob, BDD 65 . conustarladar for duirtheach mbec, FDG 116 . i ndorus in duirthíge, ib. 118 . i ndorchaib derrthaige, Otia i 126 . a cride amail chailc for bendchobar daurthige LB 108 a 79 . for bendchopar in daurtige, IT i 39. 17 . dorad síniudh a dairthaighi do, RC xxvii 280. 4 . do denuṁ a dart[h]aighe, ib. 5 . rethet daurthige i Tuaith dá muige, IT 41. 23 . i ndurtaig clárach, BB 299 b 6 . derthac Lusca do loscad, TFrag. 142. 18 . roloisg cealla ┐ dirthigi na naomh, ib. 116. 24 . losccad Léithglinne go léir cenmothá an deirtheach, AFM ii 878. 9 .—Further instances: n s. derthech ZCP iv 385. 4 . vi 99. 18 . duirtheach, Hy Fiach. 52. 2 . g s. derthaighe, AU i 412. 6 . LL 344 b 27 . BB 63 b 15 . ZCP iv 99. 20 . d s. durtaig, Mon. Tall. 132. 12 . dearthaigh, AFM 410. 10 . dairrtig, MR 124. 25 . duirrtech, ZCP vi 99. 3 . a s. derthach, AU i 502 . ZCP vi 99. 19 . n pl. dirthige, TTr. 116 . a pl. dirthaige, LL 330 e 48 . d pl. durthigib, RC xvii 358. 25 .

II A prayer-house in general, a chapel . durthach .i. teampall, O'Cl. in doirthech i cantar in celebrad i filet na tri ced clar .i. clar fo gach clérech, Fen. 206. 10 . in duirthech. . .tri ced clar ta san tig fa chomair gach chlerig, ib. 212. 27 .

III Metaph. a dark, wretched abode . doilgheas do bheith air tré bheith ag imirce a duirtheach daordhálach na colna don árus aoibhinn úd na cathrach neaṁdha, TSh. 76. 6 . (ifreann) dúirtheach duaibhseach daordhálach gacha deaṁain, ib. 186. 21 .

LOC. Breasal ó Dertaigh, Reeves Ad. 386. 27 . Drostan Dairtige (Deartaige AU) décc, AFM i 314. 12 . i nDerthoigh Aedhain, ib. 414. 14 . losccad Derthaighe Mochua, ib. ii 606. 3 . Cf. also IT i. 41. 23 and Dairthach Mic Mailine, Duirthech Laithrigh, D.¤ Seirc, Durrthach hUa mBriuin Chualunn, Onomast.