dernu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dernu or dil.ie/15690

Forms: dernann, dernainde, dernainni, derna

n n, f. (g s. dernann, O'Gr. Cat. 472.24 . dernainde, LB 242a63 . dernainni, TBC-LL¹ 3983 ). derna f., IGT Decl. § 145 .

(a) palm of the hand; hand: a derno for mo chind, ZCP xiii 179.13 . dearna an Choimdheadh im chló ngéar, Dán Dé xxvi 6 . lil in chertle dia dernainn, Imr. Brain 62 . fodáile doib a mbiad, for a dernaind norannad cech n-ágae, LL 249a46 ( ZCP iv 37.2 ). co ndechaid barr a dha meor tré chlár a dhernann immach ar chúl a láimhe, SG 285.14 . balg ar dhearnuinn láimhe, IGT ex. 591 . gallgha 's as lán dí a derna, ex. 967 . guin na dearnainne deise, A. Ó Dálaigh xxiv 2 . cechtar mo da dernand, TBC-LL¹ 1306 . turcbaid-sium a dóti ┐ a rigthi ┐ a dernanna, 916 . triana dernandaib ┐ cossaib, PH 3316 . cusna dernannaib faena (.i. crosfigell), Ériu ii 227.17 . Cf. further Laws ii 302.7 : dingbail .i. bu coir don fir amuigh. i. na seoit do dernuinn in cele.

(b) Of an animal's paw: nī luga bīs find for a dernainn oldās fuirre anūas (of a hare), Corm. Y 1045(s.v. pato).

(c) In phr. d.¤ FRI (RE) renouncing: derna fri deman, ACL iii 311 § 2 = AFM 926 (ii 618.11) . do-bheir . . . dearna ré dubháilcibh, TSh. 7832 .

(d) As n.pr. (symbolic): Traig ┐ Dorn ┐ D.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 2401 = TBC-I¹ 1766 . derna Muire, name of a plant, 24 B 3, 90 b13 . lady's mantle, Hogan Luibhl.