drúcht

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Forms: dructae

n u, m. n p. dructae gl. imbres, Thes. i 3.23 . IGT Decl. § 95 .

(a) dew: iccfaid d.¤ a ligi the dew of his grave, Fél. Ep. 224 . ní thíscad a d.¤ do rind ind fheóir, FB § 88 , cf. BS 14 § 12 . lir d.¤ cétamuin, RC iii 177.29 . co nd.¤ neme, FA § 30 LB. ni taudchaid banna drúchta di feór co medón lái, BDD § 66 . do nós an drúchta thuitios ar talumh, 2 Samuel xvii 12 . Cf. drucht .i. maitin no trath, O'Dav. 677 . As surety in an oath: rotbia lim . . . muir is tír, dru[ch]t is dathe, SR 3364 . rogab . . . grian ┐ esca, d.¤ ┐ daithe, Todd Nenn. 126.10 . rogab ratha grēne . . . ┐ d.¤ ┐ daithin, MR 2 = FDG 5 .

(b) Transf. of moisture resembling dew: d.¤ fola, TBC-LL¹ 4710 ; Todd Nenn. cii 21 . d.¤ a ccosmailius alluis (of death-sweat), 24 P 22, 97 . d.¤ millteach mildew , 2 Chron. vi 28 . d.¤ neimhe manna , Keat. Poems 1241 , 1293 ; d.¤ neamdha, id. 23 Q 5, 43.35 .

(c) Fig.: faeilidh mo craidhe co nd.¤ | frisna haoighedaib domriacht with refreshing, Lism. L. 3829 . d.¤ h'óige the dew of thy youth, Psalms cx 3 . For the phr. drúchta dea see 2 dea.

As n.pr. m. (in lit. only): Delt ┐ Drucht ┐ Dathen (cupbearers of Conaire Mór), BDD § 108 , cf. TBC-I¹ 1678 . Deltbanda mac Druchta dailemoin Conaire Moir, RC xv 303 ( Dinds. § 12 ), cf. Metr. Dinds. ii 60.11 , SG ii 482.33 . mac Druchta in danair, LL 137b27 = mac Druchtada, Lec. 369b24 .

Compds. ¤agaid: ball 'na drúchtadhaibh (sic) deargas (of the oppression of Ireland), 3 C 13, 711.12 . ¤ḟliuch: na ndroibhél ndruichtfhliuch wet with dew, 3 C 13, 769.1 . ¤ṡolas bright with dew, 688.8 .