dedbol

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dedbol or dil.ie/14992

Forms: d., deidbliu, dedhbhle, dedbol, deidblén, deadhbhlaighim, deadhbhlaghadh

adj o-ā. Puny, slight, trifling, paltry . From †di-adbol. — dedbul .i. dereoil, O'Dav. 659 (quoting Fél. Jan. 25 ). Stowe Gl. 337 (dedbal). ní dedbul .i. ní dereóil, Thr. Ir. Gl. 128 (ad Fél. l.c. ). dédhbhal .i. dearóil nó bocht, O'Cl. d.¤ poor, weak, small, diminutive P. O'C. wretched, woeful , Lhuyd, O'R.—Of a day : ní dedbul a llathe, Fél. Jan. 25 . Of persons : drong airdirc Giurgi : ní dedbul fri fethim, ib. Ep. 266 . Of a number : fichi deich ní dedhbol bríg, Anecd. i 74 st 224 . gér bhó dedhbal an líon dorochrattar ann, AFM vi 2288. 14 . COMP. deidbliu, C IV 3, 17 a 1. 25 . dedhbhle, P. O'C. —dedbol o, m. = deidblén, m. : sciath forsa talla certchossair cethri ndrong ndechenbair ndedbol, LU 88 b 39 ( BDD § 87 ).—Dedbol seems obs. already in early Mid.-Ir. The use in FM is archaic.— Hence deadhbhlaighim v I decrease, diminish , vn. deadhbhlaghadh, P. O'C.