díḟrecra

Cite this: eDIL s.v. díḟrecra or dil.ie/16267

Forms: dírecra, díregra

adj (neg. dí- and frecrae) more often written dírecra that which cannot be answered, has nothing corresponding to it (see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 206 ). Hence in wide sense, incomparable, unparalleled, irresistible (?), immense, associated with adjs. denoting size or quantity; used of persons, things, actions, qualities both in complimentary sense and the reverse: rí direagra dímhór, Leb. Cert. 242 = difregraidi mor, BB 280b11 . fer dífreagra dímhór, BS 56.6 . aithech dub . . . dírecra dímór, Fianaig. 58 . ben Domnaill direcra duansech, LL 140a36 . la claind direcraid (sic) Daan, BB 244b40 . damraid dian díulaing direcra, Cog. 188 , cf. 178 . co faccae ní, in n-echrad ndirecra ndermór, TBC-LL¹ 5100 . slog dermāir díreccra demnu, FA § 30 LB. cathir direcra dīmōr (of Babylon), ZCP iii 18 . cumtach direccra [difreaccra, v.l.] dimór, CCath. 3433 . het[h]ar dírecra dimór (of Noah's Ark), SR 2444 . robhúail Moysi in muir ndifreccra ndīmōir, RC xxxvii 247 § 43 . cach mulchnoc dímor dírím direcra, TBC-LL¹ 2600 . a hinnaib colg ndēd ndireagra, BB 432a25 . stacci direccra dermáru, MacCongl. 63 . a ndorigni Dia . . . do fertaib . . . at direcrai díárme, SR 5716 . rucsat in tṡluaig tafond direcra forro, TBC-LL¹ 1451 . scel d.¤ , Otia ii 81 . dorcatu direccra, BB 240a41 . gorta dírecra, SG 406 . co ndathaib díregra (: fíregna), ZCP viii 203 . bolad direccra, PH 1589 . diucaire rodíreccra, 4338 . comlānius dermár direccra cech maithiusa, 4359 . diummus dírecra, LL 227b8 . drochciall d.¤ , 38 . rob iomdha tighearna . . . roba díḟregra brigh ┐ borrfadh, Hugh Roe 194 . Adv. déra dogniaadsan go dímór díregra , ZCP viii 216 .