dírím

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Forms: dirim, dirímh

adj (rím)

(a) countless, innumerable: dirim gl. innumeros, Gild. Lor. 234 . bá dírim leó in slúag, LU 3782 . slocht nd.¤ , SR 5102 . re slúag dírim, Fél. July 15 . buiden dírimh, TBC-LL¹ 5497 (St.). rancatar popul dírim ann as cech aird, PH 1122 . Fir Domnand d.¤ , Metr. Dinds. ii 46.19 . ní fhail cenn conní a ārim is drem dīrim, ACL iii 303 § 11 . drong dírimh dferoibh Ereann, AFM i 59 . Adv. roboi cáin Cormaic . . . co adbal ┐ co dirímh , ZCP i 472.4 .

(b) In wider sense of magnitude in general immeasurable, boundless, excessive: ri dorigne ilar mil | fond ḟairrce ṅdermair nd.¤ , SR 302 . is dírim failte muintire nime, FA 19 . ba hadbal ┐ ba d.¤ truma in chísa, ZCP xi 60.19 . ba hadbul ┐ ba dirim met ┐ aidble in craind, Grail 1459 . is dirím méit trocaire Dé, PH 6474 . ba dirim fúath Maic Murchada do lucht Átha cliath, Expugn. Hib. 23 .

As subst. d.¤ a tonn the multitude of its waves, CCath. 1240 . go rop hí tres d.¤ na tána 'na torchair leis díb one of the three uncountable things, TBC-LL¹ 4627 ; cf. 2656 . The phrase d.¤ slóig may contain this word or dírimm, q.v. See also dírraim, and cf. dirim .i. imad in gloss on dirmann, O'Dav. 653 . See dírma. a dirim slóigh, numerous host, CCath. 466 . RC xviii 290.4 (leg. dírim sluaig). tainic mac B. ┐ Dal cCais ina ndírim deighshluaigh, Cog. 216 . Cf. díríme.