dígrais

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dígrais or dil.ie/16345

adj i (dí + 2 gres(s)) irresistible, unassailable: ic Dia d.¤ gail, LU 9852 (= PRIA 1893-6 p. 534 ). ba hōclach ard, ba garg, ba digrais, ba dāna, Anecd. i 51 . o theibirsin truim na dilend digraisi tar dreich in domuin, BB 236a5 . Hence peerless, splendid, excellent (of persons or things): digrais .i. eargna, Stowe Gl. 328 . oenmac d.¤ Dechtere, LU 3729 . an tuisech d.¤ (of a holy man), Anecd. i 62 . Fáelán deoda d.¤ , Fél. Jan. 9 . Saul d.¤ daigermúad, SR 5546 . rothuitset .u. fhir déc dighraisi degarmach[a], Acall. 2134 . fris mbiat formdig ardrígna fria cruth ndigraiss ndianim, IT i 69 . digrais a delb schochraidh, Anecd. i 62 . cach finna forórda d.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 2717 . fuan diograis doindercc, 5552 . étaigi dígraissi deg-demnacha, LL 219a45 . tegdais rodígrais rocháin (of Temple), SR 4378 . cona doirrsib dígraise datháille, SG 351 . lestair dígraissi, LL 219a39 . co ndathaib dígraise donnchorcra, SG 346 . cóica bó damrad d.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 162 (= digris, BB 370a30 ). Common in chevilles: d.¤ cloth, Hy. v 69 . d.¤ band an excellent feat, Metr. Dinds. iii 242 . d.¤ bés, SR 4911 . d.¤ buaid, 1011 . d.¤ gre[i]m, Ériu iv 156 . ba d.¤ mod, LL 205a2 . bá d.¤ núall, LU 3963 . d.¤ in smacht, SR 2803 . Compar. digraissiu cach dagdath a dath, LL 237b6 . Adv. roalt ind ingen co d.¤ fri légend ┐ gáis, SG 413 .

In phr. is d.¤ limm I earnestly desire: cian uad . . . ō ná lud do chur chuardda im-Murthemniu ┐ is digraiss lend techt indiu, RC xiv 400 ( LL 107b40 ). is d.¤ dom it is of importance to me, it is a serious matter to me (?): is diograis do Choncobur | diograis totim nEogoin Ruaid, Fianaig. 12 . Donddubh Cuailgni digrais do, | commart Calland hi crū crō, BB 404b27 .

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(a) folld. by gen. in sense of mod. Ir. rogha the choice, the very best: doronadh digrais curaigh la B. .i. ar met ┐ luchtmaire a first-rate boat, ZCP x 411 . doronsad . . . seol mor do d.¤ gacha datha, Lib. Flav. ii 3vb34 . in digrais grāid fil lem dib, D IV 2, 41va33 . dorat digrais frithoilti dó do cach tomaltus, 75rb42 . gabhaid díoghrais a gcleas ngoile ┐ ngaisgidh chuca, Each. Iol. 53 . tug gach aon díbh díograis ngon da chéile comhruic, CRR p. 100 .

(b) fervour, zeal, earnestness; affection, confidence: lé díoghrais go Dún na nGall | beannacht nó dhó arís romham, Studies 1920, 566.4 . an díoghrais diadha, TSh. 2315 . ag diúl díoghraise ┐ diadhachta ón Dúileamh, 881 . díoghrais ar son doimhéine, 6967 . a ghrádh ┐ a dh.¤ , Keat. Poems 651 . samhail dá ghnúis do dhúisceadh d.¤ , 879 . ar mbuain díograise mionn de exacting fervent oaths from him, Eochairsg. 22 . díograis múirne warmth of loving kindness, O'Gr. Cat. 475 . a charthanacht, a dhéirc 's a dhíogras rúin `soul-felt piety', Ó Bruad. ii 260 . gur ghabh Muire an díograis rúin on Sbiorad naomh, Ó Héodhusa 10 . do dhruing d'fhíordhíoghrais an tighearna the lord's intimate friends, Maguires of F. § 13 . Cf. § 29 . lucht coimhéata ┐ díograise ` confidants ', Atlantis iv 206 (O.C.T.). tre dhíogruis comhráidh in confidential conversation, PCT 582 . molfad thúsa le dióghruis croidhe, Psalms cxix 7 . cet blegon a bó . . . do din no do digrais da sinser as a show of affection, Cog. 48 . (to a harper) an í do mhúin díoghrais duit | lámh Chraiftine . . .?, Studies 1919, 612.7 .