1 drech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 drech or dil.ie/18592

Forms: drecha

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(a) face, countenance: dreach .i. dealbh, O'Cl. drech curad, FB § 46 . duairc, doer . . . a d.¤ , SR 939 . dofich ruithen serci ina dreich, IT i 310.25 . in gelchrecht hi ndreich na cumaile (= in fronte ancillae), Lat. Lives 60 . is dāna d.¤ Doimīne | iter ōcu, Corm. Y 488 . ar cōime a ghnūse, ar sercaide a dreiche, ZCP iii 230.20 . d.¤ fa gili inā gach gruadh, vii 304 § 9 . beith co doichlech . . . millid a delb is a d.¤ , Arch. iii 221.22 . soillsi dreiche, doirche rúin, ML 110.15 . dorat sigin croiche ina dreich, PH 2338 . isat cara iar ndreich ┐ deilb, cen co-p ed iar fhír a friend in face and form, 3099 . a druim fria diumsachaib | a dreach fria dedblenaib (of Deity), Lec. 344b38 . a aindir is míne dreach, Oss. vi 6.4 . a thriar brathar as dearg dreach, Atlantis iv 130.34 . a chuirp chriadh as dorcha dreach, A. Ó Dálaigh xl 7 . frons arida . . . .i. in dreach no in aiged tirim, 23 P 10, 2a . pl. drecha dáine, Met. Dinds. iii 10 . triar . . . nachasella duine-tairesseathar fri an theora drecha éitchi, BDD² 1264 . Dondchad macc Domnaill na nd.¤ looks (?), Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 24 . Note also: ō tarcuib for doman (sic leg.) dreich appeared , ZCP x 47 § 24 (cf. do-fócaib cenn).

(b) Of things, places, face, front; surface: lotar co dreich inn atha (bis zum Angesicht, Wind.), TBC 1160 . ar comair drechi in dúnaid, TFerbe 85 . fuath fir . . . uas dreich charpait, TBC² 2524 = as droich, TBC 3322 . dobertis fordorchu dar dreich éscai, CCath. 3942 . dreach na sgiath, 3 C 13, 642.8 . rí rodelb dreich domuin duinn, SR 2637 . im dreich talman, 6510 . do dreich an talman suas co nēllaib nimi, RC xxviii 310 § 1 . for tul dreiche in talman, Laws i 66.5 ; cf. TTr.² 855 , Hugh Roe 314.4 . rolínsat dreich na fairge, TTr.² 858 .

(c) In prep. phrase folld. by gen.: ar (for) dreich in front of: comla . . . ar dreich cach doruis, SR 409 . co mbitis ar d[r]eich Parduis, 1124 = for dreich P., MacCarthy 50.6 . tair-siu . . . form dreich-sea fodéin, LU 3892 ( SC § 40 ). ar dreath siu- blaigh `angesichts eines Wanderers', ZCP xiii 227.6 . fo dreich under the eyes (direction, care) of: tabar lett mathi Lochlainne . . . corop fa dreich ríg Lochlainne ecairther in tech, CRR § 12 . mucca Drebrinne fo dreich | ingine Echach Feidlich `under the protection of', (Corr.), Met. Dinds. iii 386 . ro ergidar ┐ iadsat . . . fa dreich nDomhnaill, MR 120.4 . rígraid Cera fád dhreich nduind, Hy Fiachr. 290.17 . fri dreich in front of, in sight of: fri dreich Adaim, MacCarthy 50.6 . dréchtfaid an dub[t]halam | re dreich na daimt[h]einedh, ZCP viii 212.2 . cath Febal re d.¤ in meic-se, Lec. 597a32 . nochar deis ē le dreich nDē it was not fitting in the sight of God, ZCP vii 304 § 7 . i ndreich = ar d.¤ : titul fil i nd.¤ ind lipuir-si, Hib. Min. 1 .

(d) Hence by synecdoche for the whole person: 'con chnuc, fo scíth crech claidbech, | fríth a d.¤ do dianairlech, Met. Dinds. iii 74 . guidhim Dia rodealb mo dreach, ZCP ix 486 § 8 . is inmain le Día gach d.¤ , Laud 615, 15 . noemdrech do Gaede- lach holy one (of Colum Cille), Arch. iii 217 § 2 . a dhreach dhéadla, Gadelica 239.16 .

Hence person (almost = nech): cindas berass Ísu breith | for dreich na derna maith, LL 7488 . gébas Ailech . . . acht dréch rosfoid ní fitir nech coich na cia none save God knows who shall occupy A., 182a21 . Eochocán . . . d.¤ don bunad nár báeth, 141a8 . as gránna an dreach ghréachfas, ML 124.3 . By extens. kind, race: do dílgeand na dreichi duineatai, BB 236a7 . See 3 drech.

Compds.

(a) Common in unstable composition with adjj. -faced, of . . . aspect, appearance . ¤álaind: sochraide chloinne dreach-áille, CRR 82.11 . ¤beo: mac Donnchaidh drechbhi, Todd Nenn. 284 . ¤búan: roscar fri dennmais ndrechbuain her constant beauty of hue, SG ii 473.13 . coic bliadna dec drech- buana, Rawl. 163b35 . ¤dathach: dorais dangni drech- dathacha, LL 227a25 . ¤derg: Dairbre d., Met. Dinds ii 46 . a meic drechdeirg, TBC 4027 . ¤dess: Mag nG. d. fair of surface (facing south?), Lec. 63b13 . ¤donn: Dauid d., SR 6610 . ¤dub: tar glenntaib drechduba, SG 265.19 . ¤dúaibsech of grim aspect (of troops), MR 222.26 . ¤ḟerda: co n-ilar ndrong ndrechferdha, BB 353b25 . ¤garg, Met. Dinds. iii 74 . ¤lethan broad-faced , TBC 1715 . ¤mas: duine d.¤ , fair of face, ZCP vi 267 § 3 . domun d., Trip. ii 530.18 ( LL 130b35 ). ¤mór, Met. Dinds. iii 92.14 . don Dágda dreachmhór, Duan. Finn i 35.z . ¤nár: mic Néill N. dreachnāir, Ériu v 86.4 . ¤núi: di ṡleig Dáire deirg d. fresh-faced , Met. Dinds. iii 134 . ¤réid: re lind Diarmata drechréidh smooth-faced , Ériu ii 168.74 . ¤rúad: Domhnall drechruaidh, Todd Nenn. 282 . in doman drech- ruadh, BB 7b23 ; Ériu iv 174.10 . ¤ṡlemon: druim nd. smooth- surfaced , Met. Dinds. ii 46.9 . ¤ṡoillsigthe with illumined countenance, radiant: delbchomartha drechshollsigthi na diadhachta (of the sun), MR 114.8 . ¤ṡolus: buiden drechsolus, TBC 5497 (St.). dā oclach dathāille drechsoillsi, 5457 (St.). cloidhem drechsolus, 5453 (St.). ima arm dét ndrechsolus, TBC² 1913 .

(b) With subst.: ¤dath complexion: ri drechdathaib na fer cáem, LL 239b16 . ¤ongdás: cona d. . . . fria cend ` face- band (?)', Aisl. MC 89.22 .