dásachtach

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Forms: dásachtaig, dásachtaid, dásachtaig, dásachtaid, dásachtaig, dássactig, dásachtacha, dasachtaich, dásachtacha, -dásachtchu, dásachtach, dian-d., er-dásachtach

adj o, ā (dásacht). g s. m. dásachtaig, dásachtaid, Laws i 44. 1 f.b. ; 268. 3 . a s. f. dásachtaig, Laws ii 406. 20 ; dásachtaid, 356. 28 . d s. f. dásachtaig, LL 189a6 . n pl. m. dássactig Wb. 12 d 36 (adj.) ; Laws iii 10. 18 (subst.). dásachtacha ML 138. 32 . PH 1820 (adj.). voc. pl. dasachtaich, Wb. 19 b 3 . d pl. and du. dásachtacha (adj.) LU 80 a 32 . MR 226. 7 .—COMP. -dásachtchu, Ml. 60 b 2 . ADV. co dásachtach. —It translates Lat. insanus, insensatus.

I Mad, insane . nonne dicent quod insanitis, gl. ished asbérat it dássactig in dóine hísiu, Wb. 12 d 36 . O insensati Galatae, gl. dasachtaich, Wb. 19 b 3 . óir tairrngidh sé go dásachtach like a madman Bedel 2 Kings ix 20 . — mad, abnormally furious, rabid : dam dásachtach a mad (furious) bull, a mad stag, tarb dásachtach a mad bull. is andsin imidrubart forsin sluag amail rotharb ndasachtach dia tabar drochbéim, Ériu v 240 l. 149 . tanic Achil fó ṡluag na Moesiánda amal tarb nd.¤ (ndasachacht, MS) dia t. d., TTr. 729 . romgebsea ferg iarsin ┐ dongní daṁ dassachtach dím, BB 454 b 38 . trí caoga daṁ d.¤ , ITS vii 15. 10 . Transf. maic Feidilmid daim dasachtaich, Rawl. 152 a 33 . bó dásachtach a rabid cow: bennachais in mboin ndasachtaig ┐ ba cennuis iarsin amal chæirig, Lism. L. 100 . Three Hom. 8. 26 . ech dásachtach a mad horse, a fierce horse: for dá nechaib diana dremna dásachtacha LU 80 a 32 . METAPH. is truagh an daille ┐ an dorchadas doiléir dásachtach...thig don ṁeasgán ṁearbhaill úd (i.e. do choir na drúise), TSh. 154. 3 .

Subst. (a) dásachtach o, m. A madman, lunatic, one possessed by a demon, one upon whom the dlaí fulla has been thrown; a werewolf (?) CMCS xii 16 ( dásachtach .i. fo tabar dlái fulla, Laws ii 46. 3 ; iii 12. 3 ) ; translating Lat. insanus and often connected with such words as bailedach, 1 báeth, 1 dochonn, 2 drúth, mer, óinmit. cuibrech dasachtaid securing a madman Laws i 268. 3 . ní bí in dásachtach fri æicṅdach (sic leg.) ar ní irmadadar, Wb. 28 a 21 . ní gaibther athgabáil drúith ná dásachtaidh ná oin ná oinmiti ná haimbil, Laws ii 44. 1 f.b. lánamnas genaig mer nó dasachtach fri drúth nó dásachtaig, ib. 406. 19 . lánamnus genaige .i. doníther tre gen og mear nó dasachtach fri drúith nó dasachtaid, 356. 28 . báith bailedaig drúith dochuinn dasachtaig, iii 10. 18 . boí dásachtach isin tsléib nooirced na cuitechta quidam insanus Lism. L. 1528 . Todd Lect. v 80. 2 . Also of animals.—(b) dásachtach ā, f. A madwoman, a female lunatic : frí dasachtaig, -aid, Laws ii 406. 20 ; 356. 28 , v. above. cethrar do dháinib galair...duine abrachtach ┐ dásachtach ┐ dall ┐ clam, Todd Lect. v 26. 6 . Lism. L. 1440 quattuor aegrotae ...energumena. roinaitcestar spirut deamnata i naraile sruthmáthair...rogab in dasachtach sin for taircetal, CCath. 1060 . —A mad cow, a cow possessed by a demon: dástaigther immon ṁboin co romarb .v. bú aile .i. demon dochuaid inti. dodiussaig som dano na bú ┐ ícais in ndássachtaig, Trip. 12. 29 .

II Transf. of one who behaves like a lunatic, a wildly foolish or imprudent person; emphasised ér-dásachtach ; translating Lat. amens: sed nequaquam eritis tam amentes ut, &c. , gl. .i. ǽrdasachtaig, Ml. 18 a 13 . a Ner lái uait na dóine dásachtacha so put away from you these fools (viz. Peter and Paul) PH 1820 . atbar dásachtaig fén iarsinni nat bí do réir Dé, LB 212 a 10 .

III Beside oneself with anger, furious, violent; dreaman .i. dasachtach, Stowe Gl. 110 . Dauid dian dássachtach, SR 5890 . in duine dian d.¤ , ib. 6236 . dásachtach (dásacht MS) borb díscir deanacht garb fíochṁar allta, Eg. Gl. 216 . ag dianasgnaṁ dona dúrṡlógaibh dásachtacha dochum Doṁnaill, MR 226. 7 . rachoṁḟaicsigsetar cách dá chéile co díchéill ┐ co d.¤ , TTr. 594 . echlach side diandreman d.¤ dona dígair debthach, YBL 177 a 9 . badb díscir dian denmnetach d.¤ dúr duabsech, Cog. 174. 7 ; ib. 158. 9 . trí deichneabhair dhiana dhásachtacha dhá ḟóirithin, ML 138. 32 . is borb dásachtach aneolach cech duine ón gentligecht, PH 720 . a dhuine buirb dasachtaidh, Lib. Flav. 17 b 1. 8 . dá lenṁoin go díscir d.¤ , 23 E 26 p. 286. 27 . dám d.¤ , RC xxii 45. 4 (probably subst.). METAPH. violent, vigorous, uninhibited : co creitt uraird dírig drésachtaich dasachtaigh, LL 189 a 6 (descr. of Cuchulainn's chariot). abhann dhíansrothach dhásachtach 'swift and intensely flowing river', Bardic Miscellany 653 , Ériu lix 2 . dá folmuigthear an t-othur co dásachtach 'if the patient is violently purged', RSláinte iii 152 . do gherr a chos, agus do theilg fuil go dásachtach 'cut his foot so that blood flowed freely', ITS xvi 42.2 . air na bhrosdughadh ┐ air na ghríosughadh le tuile dhásachtaig an drochṡompla, Donlevy xviii 23 .

IV In a good sense: filled with enthusiasm, spirited : urduil ind éin déin dásachtaigh risi ráiter in dreollan, ZCP vi 284. 22 . ro dúiscceadh leō damhradh dhearg-ruadha dhásachtacha, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) ii 9.15 . ro ghluaiseadar go dāsachtach dían obann isin áth, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) ii 154.23 .

V má thig duine go dásachtach ara choṁarsain dá ṁarbhadh le ceilg, Bedel Exodus xxi 14 =de industria. dásachdach presumptuous, Lhuyd.

COMPS.: dian-d.¤ , er-dásachtach.

Obs., but given in most mod. Ir. and Sc. dict.

VI: For the phr. derg dásachtach, see derg​.