derscugud

Cite this: eDIL s.v. derscugud or dil.ie/15728

Forms: dearrscaithi, dearscaithi

o,m. vn. of do-róscai.

(a) excelling, surpassing (with DE); pre-eminence: ind dærscugud (gl. comparatio), Sg. 40a10 . o d.¤ don comparit di hilib a cheneiuil fessin `the sur- passing by the comparative of many of its own kind', 40a8 . do derscuguth di posit `to surpass the positive', 42a5 . tre d.¤ fir `through the pre-eminence of the man', 29a4 . a d.¤ do doinib `that He excelled men', Ml. 129b12 . nírbó menma léa ben . . . do d.¤ dí ar chóemi, TTr.² 365 . do dhearsccughadh dona tighernaibh in order to outshine the lords, FM v 1426 . berid diib d.¤ he excels them, Críth Gabl. 259 . romclaeietar mo dubailce co fuilet mo naimdiu ic derrscugud dim, D iv 2, 67vb5 . rug dersgughadh do Lochlannaibh i n-niurt cloidhimh, TFrag. 170 . an dimais .i. saint ┐ acobar a derscaigti fein ac nech desire for one's own pre-eminence, 3 B 22, 6b23 . ? Pl. dearrscaithi ┐ miadhamlacht De, BB 15a44 = dearscaithi, Lec. 528a9 .

(b) distinguishing, differentiating: targid cach ben díb . . . log damsa ar d.¤ a delba do na mnaib aile for setting her beauty above that of the other women, LL 229a34 . robo buideach in Coimde deseom tria derrscochad a egna ┐ a eolais sech mainib in tsaegail (of Solomon's choice), YBL 166b50 . atragat . . . do d.¤ chomrome to decide, LL 34a43 = do chinniud, Ériu iv 100 . Of the degrees of comparison: i nd.¤ .i. possit ┐ comparait ┐ superlait, Auraic. 643 .