Cite this: eDIL s.v. dílmaine or dil.ie/16441

n , f. (dílmain)

(a) licence, liberty (of acting or being acted on in a certain way), freedom ; in strict sense of Lat. licentia, corresponding to dílmain (a) that which is allowable: d.¤ aisndísen (gl. relationis licentia), Ml. 93d12 . Hence in rhetoric: d.¤ ráid .i. in lestar usci do rád (instead of: in lestar cosin uisce), Laud 610, 92b2 . d.¤ labartha (one of the 16 elements to be mastered in acquiring the poetic art), IT iii 29 .

(b) freedom, detachment; exemption or immunity (from an obligation or impost), corresponding to dílmain (b): folld. by gen. or prep., or used absolutely: Mon. Tall. 145 . O'Dav. 726 . file nach dron dechraighfes | sochur dochur d.¤ | drécht cech tíre the advantages and disadvantages of the immunities enjoyed by the people (?) of each territory, ZCP iv 237 = Leb. Cert. 236 . Leb. Cert. 80.8 . diolmaine do cios ┐ eraic, RC xii 70 § 40 . Laws ii 142 n.; 266.17 (text). dithim ┐ dilsi co dilmaine, i 210.27 . co nd.¤ , 258.17 . dílmaine maic di gaire a athar exemption of a son from caring for his father, ZCP xv 339 § 30 . nach duine dobera a gell i ndilmaine ` absolutely' (?), Laws v 422.11 . ( O'Dav. 725 ). As attrib.: teist Chathail F. . . . ar cech nduni ndilmaine, LL 149b6 ( free, unattached, independent?); In moral sense: i nd in chrāis freedom from gluttony, PH 4945 . d.¤ ón domun detachment from the world, ZCP iii 453 . dēes a fail d.¤ sloth beside (spiritual) detachment, 450.13 . Hence absol. freedom from occupation, leisure, idleness (influenced by dímaíne?): ferr drochdán d.¤ better any trade than none, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 16 . tabram ar túarastail tabrum ar ndílmuine | do Rígh na rígh let us give both our labour and our leisure, ZCP viii 216 . By extension i nd.¤ idly, in vain , Celt. Rev. x. 26.8 .