dílgend, dílgen

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dílgend, dílgen or dil.ie/16412

o, n. (cf. dílégand). Vn. of do-lega (see GOI § 737 ).

Extermination, extirpation, extinction, destruction .

(a) extermination etc. of a population or an individual: horum attritionem oblivionemque .i. a ndílgent, Ml. 83a12 . dilgent nAssar destruction of the Assyrians, Ml. 53d1 . ógdilgend internecio, Sg. 52a9 . dia ndilgiunn to destroy them, Ml. 23c15 . diligent exterminatio, Enchir. Aug. 71b ( ZCP vii 480 ). pro magno opera .i. dilgint Assar, Ml. 48b17 . pro assiriorum victoria .i. a ndílgind, 130d11 . na dernai in firflaith, a ben, | ar ṅdibad ar lándilgen, SR 1548 (cf. ni coir dun athamus do thabairt ar in coimdid, no ar ndibud, no ar ndilcend, co na rodilsigea in C. sind do demnaib, MacCarthy 62 = ni coir atharrach saraigthi do thabairt for in comdid iar ndilgind na ro dilsige . . ., YBL 158a52 ). clann Caïn sil Seth na sen, | dorigni in diliu a ndilgen, SR 2724 . fecht dodeochatar o tír . . . | sluaig sin sirden fri slait srén | do dilgen mac nIsrahél, 5612 . do dilgenn (not in riming position), 2514 , 5737 . biaid dilgenn for Ultaib, Rawl. 143 ( Fianaig. p. xii ). do luid Art doa ndilgiund huili, Fianaig. 34 . do-chuatar side dia ndilgiund, LMU , ( IT i 74 ). is he a ferann side rogabsat meic Israhel iar ṅdilgenn ┐ iar n-inarba na Cannana, Rawl. 71a26 . conid aire tucad dilgenn for Cannanaib, Rawl. 71b49 . dílgend a sluaig, TTr. 942 ( LL 230a5 ). do dilgiund Troiana, 505 ( LL 224a20 ). rosanaic Telepus . . . intan rofuabair in cathmilidh a dilgend doráith- TTr.² 732 . is omun liumsa do chlodsa ┐ do dílcend uadib, PH 1793 . co tairnic do (sc. Samson) dílcenn a námat, YBL 296b4 (= LB 127b10 ); similarly PH 8408 . iar ndílgiund saerchland hErend dona athechthuathaib, LL 293a39 (ZCP ix pp. 65, 80). dith ┐ dilceann (dilgend, dilghenn, dilcchenn) in ciniudha daenna, CCath. 1012 ; cf. 4428 , 4825 . gur airccsiod Cúil Cernadha iar ndilgenn a dhaoine dóibh, AFM iii 224.z . nirb iongnadh dioghaltas Dé do dílghenn Gearaltach, AFM v 1796 . téid súil do chrábhadh ar gceall | is áladh dhúinn a dhilgheann, Arch. Hib. i 84(c. A.D. 1660) .

(b) destruction, wasting of a country or building: do dilgend a tíre ┐ dia n-innarba asa tír, RC x 58 . dilgend ┐ loscud na cathrach, TTr.² 539 . Cella Locha Eirne . . . do dilgiunn o genntib, AU 836 (= do dhílgent, AFM i p. 456 ). orgain Cluana hEidhnech ┐ dilgend Cluana hIoraird, FM i p. 462. Ard Macha do loscadh etir tigib ┐ damliag ┐ fidhnemidh uili, dilgenn na tainic riam a nErinn, RC xvii 350 ( Tig. 995 ). ro bad digal dilinni do berta do dilcenn in domuin, CCath. 1028 . dilghionn .i. sgrios no diolaithriughadh, O'Cl.

(c) annulling, extinguishing: in some contexts this meaning approaches the sense of dílgud; the verbs do-lega and do-luigi closely resemble one another in many exx. both in form and meaning, and are often difficult to distinguish: dilgadh ┐ dilgend mo phecthadh, Otia ii 97 . is asti romebaid in loch for thir do dilgund ind air `to quell the slaughter', Dinds. § 158 ( RC xvi 274 ). pennatoir dilgind frepthae cech pecthae, ZCP iii 24 `a penitential for the annulling and remedying of every sin', Ériu vii 136 . dílcend ┐ epeltin na tol collaidhe isna doinib, PH 3538 . ica cartad ind ifirn do bithaittreb pene ┐ regi cen nach ndilgenn, YBL 121a17 .