dréim

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Forms: drém(m), dreim, dreme, dremanna

(-mm) Also drém(m) n, n. (n s. dreim nglan, SR 4851 ; g s. dreme, Mar. Dis. 40 § 19 . n p. dremanna, Laws iii 506.4 ) vn. of dringid. IGT Verbs § 76 .

I Climbing, ascending .

(a) In lit. sense, with obj. gen. or prep. (usually FRI): is docomail drém (dréimm, LB) na secht nime, FA § 15 . ni fétar a dreim for a hardi (of a tree), LB 141b29 . drem dar dún, IT iii 48.9 . drem (dréim, LU) fri fogaist (one of Cú Chulainn's feats), TBC-I¹ 1505 ; FB § 30 . drém lochadh fri cilarn a mouse climbing up a large pitcher, BB 419b39 . icon drem frisna haradu, 443a5 . ic drem frisi[n] mūr, Aen. 2235 . ic dreim fri huachtar na n-iudus, CCath. 3593 . ag d.¤ risna froighthib, 3 C 19, 84vb21 . dreim re hoisbherna, BS 92.3 . d.¤ . . . tar lilibh go lochdhraoibh lár (of an insect), Ó Bruad. ii 160.22 . as doidrēime (sic leg.) ná gach drēim, ACL iii 237 § 25 . acc dol i ndaraigh i ndreim, Anecd. ii 27 § 21 . In cheville: dreimm tria blad, SR 4651 , 4851 . dreim as má, 7998 . d.¤ n-áine, Metr. Dinds. i 6.7 .

(b) Fig.: dréim cen tairinned 'ascending without a relapse', Celtica viii 58.5 . betha crāibdech . . . is drēim diadha, ZCP vi 264 § 10 . d.¤ dar firu overcoming men, Arch. Hib. ii 73 § 40 . d.¤ fhorais a bhfodhomhain (of something impossible), 3 C 13, 495.10 . With FRI aspiring to, striving after: d.¤ fria ardcheimeadh aiming at high rank, Corp. Astron. 78.9 . ag d.¤ ré dol tar sál, 3 C 12, 287.8 .

II With FRI (RE) contending with, opposing: d.¤ re dograing, ML 128.21 . decair d.¤ leis an muir móir, O'Gr. Cat. 606.22 . dorchadas ┐ soillse ag d.¤ re chéile 'san maidin, Eochairsg. 119.27 . d.¤ rinn is caingean gan chéill dhuit, Content. xxiii 7 . giolla re a ndecair dreim, Rel. Celt. ii 242.35 . d.¤ fan ríghe ris contending with him for the sovereignty, TD 20.2 .

Hence absol. attacking, attack: dreimennaib ruip attacks of an animal, Laws ii 182.16 Comm. i dtreas budh doghraing a ndréim, DDána 91.32 . an Daghda do dhul da d.¤ , 3 C 13, 680.11 . téit budhéin ina degaid | gan d.¤ gusan Duilemain without hindrance, Ériu iv 118 § 36 (possibly lit., he himself went to seek it without, i.e. before, ascending to the Creator?).

III In concrete sense ascent, cliff: ma fo aill no d.¤ no loch foscert, Laws ii 182.9 Comm. alla ┐ dremanna, iii 506.4 .