debthach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. debthach or dil.ie/14847

 

Forms: debthich, debthaig

adj o-ā, derivative of debuith. Contentious, often in a bad sense quarrelsome. n p. debthich, Wb. 11 d 2 . debthaig, SR 6264. 6538 . Rhymes with grethlach, ZCP viii 228 st 26 : Gadra deabthach donn: greathlach trom fa garrda nGall. Construction: debthach fri nech im ní (seldom with i n- of the thing). As it seems, only of persons: in drécht uáibsi as debthach...is i ndrécht dind hiriss adib debthich si, Wb. 11 d 2 . tuirid na tuath...bátar debthaig fri Saúl, SR 6264 . debthach fri Saul...Dia, ib. 5669 . debthaig immonn ardríge, ib. 6538 . nírbat debthach arná bat scarthach, Tec. Corm. § 19. 34 . echlach...duilig debthach dubṡúilech, YBL 177 a 11 . BB 257 b 6 . fer d.¤ díbercach, ACL iii 224. 15 . fer d.¤ diumsach doilig, LB 127 a 23 . slóg mór... d.¤ trotach tuaircnech i comdáil anma cech pecthaig, PH 8102 . — co Donnchad ṅdebthach ṅdrechmas, Rawl. 85 a 55 . Criomthann deabhthach, AFM i 354. 13 .—subst. ba trotach airechta ┐ ba deabthach muintire, Acall. 2142 . trotach airechta ┐ deabthach laithrech, ib. 6709 (of Thersites). Flannacan...in diandebthach, LL 184 a 18 . du immurchur chóra eter debtachu, 3 B 23, 22 b .—Obs.