dísce

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dísce or dil.ie/16783

n (dísc) dryness (of cows), milklessness: disce mblechta (.i. disccae .i. bith can lacht), Laws iv 52 , cf. O'Dav. 716 . iar ndísca inar n-gamnachaib, Hib. Min. p. 66 . co ndechsuit a ndisge ran dry (of cows), Laws ii 372 Comm. co ndechaid a ndisca, 126 ; cf. 420 ; 44 (i ndithsce). dīsce ṅgalair milklessness due to illness, ZCP xv 356 . is cian mor huadh ó dac[h]odar mo chíghi-si i ndisca, Cáin Ad. 8 . a bhanaltra bhleacht nach deachaidh i ndíosca, Keat. Poems 1522 . ag tál gan trághadh, gan díosca, 839 . teist . . . an lachta nar thál acht tál díosca milk yielded only as from barren kine, Hackett xxxix 67 . Of streams: dísce sreabha, Ó Bruad. ii 250 .

Fig. disce fuillema, O'D. 774 ( H 3.17 555 ) `no interest accrues', Plummer MS. notes.