díberg

Cite this: eDIL s.v. díberg or dil.ie/16020

Forms: díbhearg, Dubdibergg, Duibdiberg, dibhfeirg

n ā,f. (dí + bergg). díbhearg f., IGT Decl. § 12 .

(a) marauding, freebooting, pillaging: ní bái guin ná d.¤ frisin ré sin, IT iii 185 . cor rálat a ndíbeirg for firu Alpan, BDD § 21 . iar cor dibergi, Arch. iii 225.15 . oc milled ┐ oc dibeirg na crích, 224.16 . ag deanamh dibhfeirge, Death-tales 40.19 . an tigerna ar a ndernsam fogal ┐ dibercc, RC xiv 32 . gan foghail ┐ dimferg . . . ar naimhdibh Diabuil, 24 . a haithle ḟogla ┐ díbeirge ar Tuaith dé D., Acall. 7093 . díchur allmarach gada ┐ dibfeirge ó Eirinn, SG 258 . lucht dibeirge, Cog. 136 . barc dibeirgi a pirate vessel , Todd Nenn. 144 . fo díbeirg engaged in marauding, on a foray , Met. Dinds. iii 314 . boi Coirpre for dibeirg, Arch. iii 225 ; 224.19 . ro bui ar fhogail ┐ for dibeircc, BNnÉ 315 . nó co ndechadur . . . ar foghail ┐ ar dibeirg ar Fhind, Acall. 6726 . i mbáttar for díbeircc do choicceadh Chondacht (`those of the province of C. who were in insurrection', O'Don. Rather in guerilla warfare), FM vi 1972 . battar . . . a ndibhéircc ┐ acc foghail for ghallaibh, v 1746.9 . Semus . . . do dhol do dhruim a dibheircce d'iarraidh creiche, v 1726 . In concrete sense act of brigandage, raid, foray: Tommaltach mac Dunechda na ndiberg, LL 183b55 (possibly in sense (c) or (d)?). rogabsat diberga ┐ druidechta, RC xv 488 . i ndibeircc oidhche in a nocturnal raid, FM v 1268 .

Those engaged in `díberg' seem in early times to have been regarded as outside the pale of Christianity and in league with evil powers: tyrannidem . . . exercebat, signa sumens nequissima crudelitatis (with gl. diberca written above signa in MS.), Trip. ii 286 = Thes. ii 45 (a passage misunderstood by Colgan, Tertia Vita 73 : sumpsit . . . signa diabolica super capita, id est Diberch). qui votum pessimum vovit, scilicet dibherc, RC x 385 (quoted from Acta SS. Hib.). díbergg .i. di-bi-arg .i. ni la laochacht adrīmt[h]er ut arg fiann, ar ní bí i cōir laochachtae diultad Dé ┐ giallnae Demuin, O'Mulc. 309 .

(b) band of marauders: cethri fichit déc fo churp a ndíbergae, BDD § 42 . ticed . . . hi comdáil na díbergge, LL 164 marg. sup. ( Fianaig. p. xxvi ). ? la díbirg n-omnaig nInciúil, LL 131b46 .

(c) marauder, riever, pirate: gabaid glés n-imberta a arm forsna diberga, BDD § 143 . nochóraigdis na fianna ┐ na dibercae immalle, Ériu iv 124 . a donda, a diberga, 148 . ó danaraib ┐ ó dibergaib, Cog. 56 . dorochair i mBruigin da Dearg lá díbheargaibh, FM i 90 . Hence n.pr. m., Dubdibergg, AU 702 . gen. Duibdiberg, LL 183b56 .

(d) strife, vengeance, wrath (a later meaning prob. due to association with ferg anger): dibhfeirg ` revenge ', O'Don. Gramm. dibhfeirg equated with fíach, cuthach, buile, Eg. Gl. 330.20 . do-ní dídean do'n duine ar díbheirg Dé do thuil- leamh, TSh. 700 . gríosaidh intinn an fheargaigh lé ní sa mhó do dhíbhfeirg do dhéanamh, 4544 . mar dibhfeirg chum na hEagluise tré bheith ag a smachtughadh in a n-olcaibh (of secession of Luther and Calvin), Eochairsg. 22.26 . ga duaib- sech díbhfeirge the dire avenging javelin, Keat. iii 2020 . imeglaigit borrfadh ┐ dīberg an impire, Fl. Earls 118.z . ionnus go lasaidh mo dhibhfhearg na naghuidh, Exod. xxxii 10 . a ló na dibhfeirge, Hebrews iii 8 . cráidhfidh Sé iad iona dibhfheirg, Ps. ii 5 . maith is saith dúsgadh díbhearg `both good and ill is the awakening of quarrels', Studies 1921, 588.1 . d'éis ar ndíbheirge is teó ar ttoil | breó ar bfírfheirge ros fuaraigh `after our quarrel our affection is warmer', 589.5 .

(e) injury, destruction (?), punishment: ód chonnairc rígh Uladh . . . dibhfhearg a ghona ar a dheagh-dhaoinibh, ML 86 . tuc daingean an chreasa d'urslaighi an aladh tar diberg gabaidh na gona, MR 286.12 . fear aithne na n-uile cheard | dom thréagadh truagh an díbhearg, DDána 101.38 . gé tá míndeirge id ghnúis ghloin | ní i gcúis díbheirge deargthair, 57 . ifrionn ┐ dibhfheirg ní bhíd choidhche lán (hell and destruction . . .), Prov. xxvii 20 .