1 díamair

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Forms: diamra, diamaire, diamraib, deamrem, diamair, díamhair

adj i pl. diamra, later also diamaire.

I Hidden, secluded, remote, lonely; hence mysterious, curious, recondite; mystic: huan glas diamir, Sg. 183b2 . diamraib gl. clandestinis, Ml. 80b8 . domber i mmaigin diamuir, ZCP iv 40 (TBFr.). bothnait diamair i ngeisind Dia, KMMisc. 210 . a tech ṅdiamair ṅderrait, Acall. 2904 . bá-sa . . . i n-allaib díamraib m'óenur, Imr. Brain ii 290 . inada diamra untraversed places (where missing objects would be unlikely to be found), Laws v 326.z . a doiribh diamaire, Acall. 732 . i gcoilltibh daingne diamhaire, Keat. iii 5098 . oiléan diamhair, TD 20.69 . do tharla gleann diamhar dóibh, Oss. vi 166 . a háitibh deamhuire do-eolais, PCT 718 . topur diamair a mysterious well, Metr. Dinds. iii 28 . issind aidchi—diamair dál— | da iarraid a hoenuran, LL 145a35 . co roatái tenid ndiamair `a mystic fire', Metr. Dinds. ii 42 . Dia diamair nach dorcha, ACL iii 221 . sgéala diamhra Ghuirt Ghaoidheal `curious stories', TD 3.122 . tarfás dhoibh diamhuir an fios | a mbeith gan cheill . . . it was revealed to them—mysterious tidings—that they . . . would be senseless, ZCP ii 361 ( DDána 75.22 ). do budh dorcha diamhar doiléir dlighe na nadúra i gcroidhthibh na ndaoineadh, Eochairsg. 119 . mo rádh díamhair, Psalms xlix 4 . beannacht diamhair 'heartfelt blessing' Celtica iv 118 § 21 . d.¤ ar hidden from, obscure to: diamair ar cach slúag sona | senchas maige Mucroma hidden from every host, Metr. Dinds. iii 382 . is tearc neach ar nach diamhair, Keat. iii 434 . diamair ar senchaidi sund | na trí meic do bhi ag C., Acall. 534 (= SG 105.y rendered `on this point of the three sons of C. our antiquaries are obscure'). ní raibh éinní díamhair air an Rígh, 1 Kings x 3 . Superl. deamrem gl. latebrosissima, ZCP vii 481 ( Enchir. Aug. 73b ).

Of persons secretive (?): macc Domnaill diamair, Rawl. 164a39 = diamra, Arch. Hib. ii 85 ( LL 185a35 ). mor fer ro bói com iarraid | eter chlitar is diamair, LU 3938 ( SCC 44 ) (both famous and obscure (men)?). Compar. nir indis . . . scél budh inganta ┐ budh diamra ina sin more wonderful and more curious, Acall. 5590 = SG 209 .

Adv. rucsat co diamair dia ndín | immad fiadaig, Metr. Dinds. iii 246 . go raibh Críost . . . go diamhair doḟaicsiona i lámhaibh na sagart i sacraimint na haltóra, Eochairsg. 73 . a bhfeitheamh go díamhair amhuil leomhan ina ḟuathais, Psalms x 9 .

Compds. ¤chíall mystic sense: ar dhiamhairchéill chuladh an Aifrinn, Eochairsg. 35 . ¤chiallach mystic: Corp fáthrúnda diamhairchiallach Chríost, 73.11 . ¤choill dark wood , Fl. Earls 132.9 . ¤dán occult art: in cech diamar-dhán draoidechta, Leb. Gab.(i) 142 . ¤naemthacht: ag diamair-naomthacht chomhrāidh re aroile, Fl. Earls 226.30 . ¤rún deep mystery: of the Incarnation , Ó Héodhusa 52 .

II As subst. i. In later lang. sometimes k, cf. díamra. díamhair f., IGT Decl. § 37 .

(a) hidden thing, secret, mystery: hitiamraib (= hit d.¤) siu, a Dǽ, ref. to de absconditis tuis, Ml. 40a9 . la diamair a inchlidi som (sic leg.) gl. apud arcanum virtutis suae, 53a5 . a dúile ndemrib 'out of the mysteries of the elements' Ériu xxxii 62.2 . do dhiamraibh ┐ do dhoilgib na scriptuire, LB 127aw . dérca ┐ diamra ┐ deriti Crist, Todd Lect. vi 47 . a ndiamhair na diadachta, ACL iii 245 . cor fhoillsigh Dia diamhair a seicreide fen . . . do C., BCC § 265 . diamhair mo sgéoil ní sgaoileabh, TD 39.44 . do ṡir diamhair néal nimhe | ar séan d'iarraidh fáisdine, DDána 75.20 ( ZCP ii 360 ). a diamhair do bhean don bhochta revealed (of St. Augustine), DDána 59.6 . Hence wonder: ni mair Sescend ba do diamraib fear nUlad, Lec. 279a35 (text doubtful, see ZCP xiv 48 ). na diamrai (sic MS.) crabaid dogéntar uait ` miracles ', SG 41.31 ; cf. aíbniusa ┐ díamairi, LU 4037 ( SCC 49 ).

(b) lonely or remote place; unvisited place, solitude: inna diamri gl. claustra, Ml. 92d5 . rí . . . rothro[i]sc cethrachait lá ┐ aidche . . . i ndiamraib dorchaib dithruib, SR 7576 . ri rosaer Hele ┐ Enoc | . . . | i ndiamraib blathib Parduis, 7364 . is ina chorp chollaigi rucad i nnach ndíamair ndíada, Ériu iv 160 . imthéigmís . . . cach fásach cach dorcha ┐ cach diamair, TBC-LL¹ 3531 . i ndiamraib Slēbe Cuillind, TBC-I¹ 884 . ro shir diamra in tshlebi don tarb, PH 7182 . os diamair mara, LL 142a7 . fo diamair in fheda, SG 55.24 . Marco P. 49 . i réim gacha conaire ┐ gacha diamrach, SG 292.36 . i ndiamhair na coille, Keat. ii 5267 . d'a dhíbirt . . . i ndiamhraibh ┐ i ndroich-bheilghibh amhail ceithearnach coille, Eochairsg. 17 . Metaph. depth, recondity: gach diamhair dá ḟréimh roimhe | iarraidh san réim ríoghroidhe, TD 32.69 . dom dhíon ar dhiamhraibh th'eagna, Content. viii 10 .

(c) hiding, shelter, concealment, obscurity, loneliness: fo diamair a díllaite, Metr. Dinds. iii 60 . tug corn a clithardíamuir a édaig, Fianaig. 58.18 . bátar fo díamair dulig | ic fiannaib ic fomuirib they (the roads) were in troublesome obscurity on account of bands and brigands, 280 . badair oslaicte sidha Erenn im Samain do gres, air ni feta diamair dia Samna for sidaib for they could not be concealed, RC v 202 § 21 . atconnuic na hocht n-éicne . . . ann, ór do bí do dhiamhair an inuid nár' ecal leosum ní ann, Acall. 2332 . ni beiti a māthair Dē a ndiamair | gibé atāthair d'iarraidh ort, YBL 373a21 ( DDána 94.7 ).