déide

Cite this: eDIL s.v. déide or dil.ie/15152

Forms: déda

adj io,iā. Later also déda (through influence of óenda, cetharda).

I Adj. double, consisting of two: it deidi gl. bini, Bcr. 32d1 . cuin is aenda in beithi . . . cuin as deda . . . cuin as treda, Auraic. 424 . ind árim déda, PH 4428 .

II Subst. io, n.

(a) two things, pair of things: déidhe .i. dá ní, O'Cl. co mbed a ndede sin im labradsa .i. gáu ┐ fír, Wb. 14c23 . dualis .i. áram inchosaig dede, Sg. 28b13 . fer congeb dede no trede, Laws v 104.17 .i. da dan examla, 18 Comm. ferr déda ho óin better two things than one, Aisl. MC 49 . in déda-sin . . . .i. a chredo ┐ a phater, PH 4180 . rorannadh Eiriu i ndedha in two, RC xviii 377 (Tig.).

(b) pair of persons: dede ṁbaccoen ṁbraiglide | a da maccaem ingine, LL 28a38 . Eocho ┐ Aeblend . . . nirb uathud don dedu dil, 152b43 ( Met. Dinds. iv 64.81 ). 'n-a déda ro-thog Ísu a apstalu two and two, by twos, PH 4429 . 'n-a dédaib rofhoid uad, 4430 . dede ailes he, a aite ┐ a muime, Laws ii 348.4 Comm.

(c) Of animals, etc.: eoin Bale . . . a dó díb . . . in deda aile, LL 166a24 ( Dinds. 117 ). nach mil conbeiris dedi . . . .i. da uan twins , Laws i 146.13 Comm.