dessel

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dessel or dil.ie/15791
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Forms: deiseal, deisell

n orig. o, n.? (dess + sel) (cf. túaithbel) deiseal deisell m., IGT Decl. § 11 . f., § 12 .

(a) direction of the sun, right-hand course. Most freq. ds. as adv. and prep. sunwise, righthand-wise, clockwise: iar ṅdul a crí . . . co Crist . . . for doi dessel, SR 8198 . Deisel Temrach . . . fót . . . i sóitís dáine deisel, Metr. Dinds. i 24 . imsoi deisell ┐ dothoet in a frithlurg afrithisi i tír n-Ulad, Lat. Lives 4 . teit iarsin dessiul Senchan, Corm. s.v. prúll = teitt deissiul Senchain, Corm. Y xvii , totæd deissiul Sencan, Corm. Y xi . tossuither in carpat éis (sic) for desel, LL 119b21 . ansu . . . co n-imparrá in carpat deisel, ┐ co tí nert int ṡeuin ara tísam ar frithisi, TBC-I¹ 25 . mar ar' impo for deissel, Acall. 7915 . oiret rabh grian ar deiseal, 520 . atá lecc . . . ag Druim L., maidm re ríg Laigen . . . da tí in daghḟer 'na deisel, 4518 . remi-déce iarmo-déce tairsceo desiul sceo tuathbil do-féce, ZCP xi 93 § 22 . da cuirther [an Cathach] tri huaire desiul a timchell sluaigh Cineoil Conaill é . . ., BCC § 178 . an t-impodh desiul, § 78 . issed ro gabsat deisiul Temra ┐ tuaithbiul Breg, BDD 26.16 . dolluid desel relci, MacCongl. 11 . tic fotrí deisiul in t-sluaigh (of a circuit made by a cleric round an army to bless it), Lism. L. 3104 . cach mac tigirn . . . do thē desell in brogo, ZCP iii 214 = SG 398 . luid in Liath M. do chelebrad do Emir ┐ dochuaid ina d.¤ fo thrí ┐ desel Dúin Imrid, LL 123a19 . do thriall asan nGotia . . . deiseal Eorpa go hEaspáinn having E. on the right, Keat. ii 583 . With pref. RO: dodechaid réim rodessil, Metr. Dinds. iii 342 . In n.loc. ata Dessel Temra etir in da charn na maccraide, Metr. Dinds. i 24 . hi táob Deisil na Temrach, Dinds. 1 § 39 ( RC xv 284 ).

adj (b) From the idea that sunwise was a lucky or auspicious direction comes the extended or more generalized meaning what is lucky, favourable, propitious: aithrigi is ī in seiseadh fōs | cach deisel is dī dacuas every right step (?) proceeds from it, ACL iii 237 § 26 (cf. cach ndírech). Dia deisel na deise | eision ┐ isi God be propitious to the pair of them, DDána 98.33 . teglach tighi Dé na deiseall . . . in his favour (?), IGT Decl. ex. 366 . deiseal dúine ár n-eolas air lucky for us that we are on our way to him, Ó Bruad. iii 210 . ar thrí teangtha d'fhighe ar dheisiol adroitly , 102 .