Cite this: eDIL s.v. dam-gaire or dil.ie/14507

n ia, f. (fem. LL 118 a 13 . IT iii 89. 11 .) Usually translated a herd of stags or deer (Stokes, Lism. L. p. 389 , 410 b 2 —but 240. 30 stags in heat , as TTr.² 1159 — Kuno Meyer, Contr.). But the frequent appearance of damgaire in phrases such as `oc búiriud, oc béicid amal dam damgaire, dorddan (daim) damgaire,' and, like cúgaire, as the object of rocluinethar, seems to indicate the meaning a bellowing or roaring of a stag . This is not disproved by the place-name Druimm Damgaire, nor by the passage Lism. L. p. 389 . Damgaire like cúgaire has short penultimate, as shown by the rhyme with `glaine,' Anecd. ii 24. 3 , and by IT iii 89. 11 , both cited below.

ret[h]it daim a dumachaib ri dorddan na damgaire LL 118 a 13 . ceol na psalm go psalmgloine i Rind Ruis Bruic cen buaine: dordan daim duinn damghaire do lecain erce (leg. Erce) uaire, Anecd. ii 24. 3 , ZCP x 369 . mar dachuala in chugaire noco cluinfea in damgair[e] IT iii 89. 11 . docualamur daṁ- ghaire, Laud 615 129 . rogab thra fón sluagh fon innas [s]in cor imbir a búrach forru amal dam ndamgairi, TTr.² 1159 . torchair Donn na daṁghaire ITS vii 32. 25 . robhúirset ┐ robéicset (sc. Ulaid) amal daṁu daṁghaire, Lism. L. 3108 . Buile S. § 11. 3 .

LOC. atát daiṁ díleann ┐ cliathbernadha cét inniu i Cnuc na Cenn ┐ ita damghaire ṡochaide ┐ forngaire ṡluaig et bid he a ainm o aniu cu brath Druim Damghaire (i.e. Cnoc Luinge, Knocklong in Co. Limerick, Onom.), Lism. L. p. 389 .