Desgabair

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pn in the topographical term Laigin D. southern Leinster, Ossory (opp. to L. Tuathgabair); also used independently in the same meaning. MacNeill, Phases of Ir. Hist. p. 107 , explains it as `South of the Gabair', i.e. G. Laigen in S. Kildare. Cf. perhaps: Mael Ruain . . . grían már desmaig Midi (= M. desmaig?), Fél. Prol. 226 , glossed ri mag andes ata a chell .i. Tamlachtu, LB. Probably, however, the true reading is des maig; see dess and O'Rahilly, EIHM 462 . ār Laighen Desgabhair . . . ria nOsraighibh, AFM 876 . is and fognítis Laigin Deasgabair in laithi ndedhenach de is de adberar ec[h]tres Osairghi, BB 360b5 = Dinds. 18 (p. 412) . loiscfid tesgabair (.i. Osraigi), ZCP xii 238 . rí Laighean Dessgabair .i. Ui Cinnsiolaigh, CS 858 . biathad dā mīs ō Laignib .i. mī ō Laigin Tuathgabair ┐ mī ō Laigin Deasgabair, Lec. 373a ( Leb. Cert. 32 ). dā chēd molt maith in chabair | ōna Laignib D.¤ , 381b (= Leb. Cert. 222 ). Tuath Brecraidi for Laigin D.¤ ┐ for Osraigib, 350b48 . Tadhg an triath a Desgabhair, TFrag. 218 .