dlaí, dluí

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dlaí, dluí or dil.ie/17018

Forms: dlaíthe, dlaoithe

n [t, f.?] pl. dlaíthe, IGT Decl. §§ 98 , 99 .

(a) wisp, tuft, handful, tress (of grass, straw, etc.): ra léic úad ra talmain feib ra léiced d.¤ omthaind, MU² 649 . tobuing teora dlaithi dó .i. dlai do hurnenaid . . ., Hib. Min. 72 . corotarraing d.¤ asa bun `he tore a tuft (of rushes) from its roots', Dinds. 64 ( RC xv 462 ). dlaoi do bog-simin, BNnÉ 107 . d.¤ do chind adairt a handful of straw or rushes taken from a pillow, Laws iv 314.4 ( Críth G. 229 ). dloi di chossaib, 314.6 (ib. 231). dlui n-asa (put in shoes for comfort), i 300.22 . conā fārcaib clēith no slait nō scolb nō dlai a wisp of thatch (of a roof), MacCongl. 53 . dartaid i ndlaí de, Críth G. 212 . an cuid oile dhi do cheangal i ndlaoithibh seasca lé suagánaibh `in bundles', Keat. ii 5107 . Of a wisp used in incantations: ic tarchitul forsin dlaí ucut fil imm asso, LU 4460 . berid ind ingen dloí ind assa, 4464 . See fulla.

(b) By extension thatch, covering, and in fig. sense screen, shelter: d.¤ dar in tech, ACL iii 236 § 8 . dlaoi díona (of a person), LL 394.51 . cor lái in grian a doirsi di, | dlaei ar a soillsi riam ro[i]me its light had been obscured before, ACL iii 244 § 16 . o chétt-samhain . . . | go tteilc gach dos dlaoi dá cluimh till the bushes cast their covering of foliage (i.e. till November), ZCP viii 222.28 . Book of O'Conor Don 322a2 . pl. dlaoithe té[a]gair na Teamhra, 413b8 . súil . . . ar ar dhleightheach dlaoi, L. Cl. A. B. 266 § 25 . fo d.¤ under cover, shelter , O'Mulc. 76 . BNnÉ 152 . With verb: ar ndol fa dhlaoi having died, DDána 45.5 . ná léigeadh mo dhóigh fa dhlaoi may He not bring my hopes to naught, PBocht 11a.5 .

(c) a lock or tress of hair (esp. in later lang.). dlaoi, ciabh, dúal, Eg. Gl. 248 . do ghlac misi ar dhlaoí dom ghrúaig, Ezekiel viii 3 . dlaoi da fholt, Keat. ii 5311 . do na dlaoithibh . . . d'fholtaibh ┐ d'ulchadhaibh na laoch, iii 4466 . is dréimreach . . . a dlaoithe mar ór, O'Rah. 168(1911) . Of a hank of wool: tlam .i. do lín, dlui .i. d'olaind, O'Curry 1103 ( H 3.18 447b ).

Compds. ¤chúachach: fuireann do bhruinnealaibh dlaoichuachach with plaited hair , O'Rah. 20 . ¤fholt: at [lebra bar n-] dlad-fholt, SG 350.4 .