der

Cite this: eDIL s.v. der or dil.ie/15534

 

Forms: deir, ndear, der bf, derb ḟ, Dera, Dheruibh, Dher, Dhera, Derbha, Derbhuibh, Dhearbh, Dherbha, Derbhfáil, Dearbhail, Deirbi

n [ā, f.] daughter, girl (poetic): d.¤ .i. ingen, Corm. Y 492 ; dear .i. inghean, O'Cl. , Lec. Gl. 557 , Stowe Gl. 68 , Metr. Gl. 34 § 24 ; ander .i. ben .i. nī d.¤ nī hingin, Corm. Y 79 . O'Mulc. 48 . fem-deir didiu .i. ogh ingen, Auraic. 607 . ailsius deir ṅdianim dubach, 5319 . h-Elech der Fhubthaire Ḟind, Todd Lect. vii 38.77 . Petronilla d.¤ Petair, LB 85 marg. inf. deir co núachraib núa `a fresh girl sought by suitors', Metr. Dinds. iii 300.41 (= d.¤ , BB 382a16 ). d s. do deir , 198.15 . di deir Eogain, RC xiii 221.5 (B. na f.). g p. mor ndear (.i. mor mban), ZCP v 489 § 11 (B. na f.).

Freq. followed by an adj. or gs., as n.pr. f. As d.¤ nasalizes a follg. f (orig. neut., cf. 1 bé? Or from the acc. sg.? See, however, O'Brien, Celtica iii 178 ) it is sometimes impossible to distinguish between der bf- and derb ḟ-. Both forms are allowed by grammarians and poets. Cf. the pl.: Dera báil, do Dheruibh báil, meic Dher mbáil, mell Dhera báil. Also: na Derbha áil, dona Derbhuibh áil, meic Dhearbh n-áil, féch Dherbha áil, IGT Decl. § 140 . abair re Derbh áil as m'ucht | nach seluh dob áil don iasacht, ex. 1935 . gidh eadh do thráigh in tuirsi | Dear bháil leis na bríathraibsi, ex. 1936 .

(a) D.¤ choem (= D.¤ coím), name of a hound, RC vii 292 § 37 . Derḟind Belḟota, Lism. L. 300.30 = Derbḟind, ib. Deirbbind Belad, Reeves Ad. 246.16 . D.¤ Mór, LL 350a35 .

(b) Deir charthaind, LB 19c24 . Deir choisse, LL 201b14 . D.¤ draigen, 331b41 . Rawl. 157.41 . D.¤ Fáil: Derbail, AU 1009 (i 522.15) . CS 1008 , 1011 . Dearbhail, AFM 929 (ii 624.17) , 1012 (ii 766.14) . Derbfail, AU 930 (i 452.9) . Derbhfáil (d s.), Rel. Celt. ii 170.10 . Dirbhail, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 14.16 . abair damsa re Derb áil (sic leg., verse requires monosyllabic final), ZCP vi 269 § 1 . gen. mac Dearbhail , AFM 898 (i 556.y) ; m. Dearbháil, 890 (544.15) . D.¤ Forgaill: D.¤ forggaill, Rawl. 134b16 . Derb Ḟorgaill, Ériu v 208.1 . gen. ar chumaid Deirbi Forgaill . . . gnúis Derb Forgaill, 202.11 ( Rawl. 136a34 , 36 ). Deirbe Forgaill, RC xvi 414.28 . Deirinnill, LL 353b47 . BB 224c59 . LB 17a34 . Derinnill, LL 349g16 . Deir inill, BB 219f26 . D.¤ lir, LB 22a22 .