dírma

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dírma or dil.ie/16745
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: dírma, diorma

n m. and f. (cf. dírimm) dírma m., g. sg. dírma, IGT Decl. § 2 . troop, band: diorma .i. buidhean, O'Cl. diorma a troop, Eg. Gl. 245 . rolā dirmae din chath imbi a troop of the battalion gathered around him (?), TBC-I¹ 3288 . co faccadur in mbuidhin da n-indsaigid ina da ndirma, Acall. 5888 . tuc a d.¤ sloigh leis, CCath. 1627 (see dírím). sé 's a druth, ba dind dīrmma a goodly cavalcade, BColm. 88.19 . d.¤ suadh a host of poets, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 348.25 . díorma do dheamhnaibh, TSh. 5221 . nach mairfeadh . . . drong ná díorma ná duine don deaghshluagh, 683 . i ttréchumascc an díorma aga threórucchadh, AFM vi 1920 . go ro tharbluingset an díorma forsan ffaithche, Hugh Roe 50.23 . an dhíorma, 52.10 . a meodhan na ríghdhíorma soin, CRR² p. 78 . Of a single person (?): Berrach brec | ingen Cais Chuailgne nir cert, | robo rigan fuilt buide | ┐ dirma degduine, Acall. 2166 (= fa ben díla degd.¤ , Lism.). `a wife worthy a good man', O'Gr. Cat. (a host in herself?). 'na ndirmaib 'na mmorsluagaib, SR 3946 . dirmada dethsluagh, ZCP vi 49.12 . tancadar . . . 'na ndrongaib ┐ 'na ndirmaib, CCath. 949 . tainic . . . ┐ a dirmadha slóigh . . . ina farradh, 1483 . dirmada aigthighe na marcach Tesalta, BB 490b13 . as cuimhin liom gur chuir Éire na diormadh sin di (i.e. the successive bands of invaders or immigrants), Celt. Rev. x 140.32 .