1 do-cain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 do-cain or dil.ie/17282

Forms: díchetal

v (*di-can-)

(a) chants, recites (a spell, incantation or magic formula): dichan brichtu din forsan crand sin, Corm. 32 = dicain, Corm. Y 975 . dochain for a di bois, dobert . . . a orduin ina beolau ┐ dochain tria teinm laodae, 1018 . dichain [in file] dichetal fair (i.e. over piece of flesh used in divination), 756 . gebid sop . . . ┐ doscan fair, Ériu v 34.10 . dicain forsin slig he chants a spell on the spear, Fianaig. 38.10 . dichain tothlacht chants a petition, Leb. Gab. 266.5 . dicanar (sic leg.) díchetlui móra derbha, RC xiii 11 . gabais C. lán duirnd dind féor ┐ dichac[h]ain (.i. bricht) fair, TBC² 1644 . docachnotar brechtau for sluagaib na Fomore, RC xii 84 § 86 . docechnatar drāi[d] Erenn for Galeonu, xv 300 ( Dinds. 9 ). dochechnad for a fedaib conántibertaís torad, Im. Brain 46.9 . atbert-si docachnopadh [brichtu] forrai, RC xii 86 n. 4 . in biait . . . cēinmair anmain dīa n-dichet for which it has been recited, KMMisc. 212 § 5 .

(b) (Perh. belongs to 2 do-cain Sages, Saints and Storytellers 30 ) sings (cf. canaid): docain coglerdaith cen greis | ind enlaid, SR 1021 . mad uathad dochanat form | ní airfitiud nach n-oenchorm, TBC 2341 .

Vn. díchetal.