dúalgas

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Forms: dúalas, dúalas, dúalghas

n (1 dúalach) also dúalas u and o,m. dúalas dúalghas, IGT Decl. § 38 .

(a) traditional right , that which is due to a person in virtue of descent, rank, or other qualification: a ndualus (dual, v.l.), a ndindsenchas, Met. Dinds. iii 284 . do córaiged gach nech ar dualgus a athar ┐ a shenathar ann, SG 203 (order of guests in Tech Midchuarta) = ar duthaig, Acall. 5311 , cf. 5316 v.l. a rīgha ┐ a thōisigh diaidh a ndiaidh do rēir a ndualgus, Marco P. 78 . mac ionghar nach bhfoghnann da senoir do réir a dhualgais, Triads 159 gl. tabhruidh a ndualghus do na huile dháoinibh, Rom. xiii 7 .

(b) custom, tribute or other obligation (due to someone): go dtiubhraidís gach ceart ┐ gach dualgas da raibhe ag Mac M. orra all claims and dues, Keat. iii 5152 . do tógthaoi cíos- chána ┐ dualgais da gach rígh da raibhe ar Éirinn, ii 2462 . ollamh a sheanchusa ┐ fear coimeada a dhualgais ┐ gach sochair is dual do Ó C. do bheith aige, JRSAI ii 346 . dualgus an tṡagairt dues payable to the priest (mod. Aran dialect), Arch. i 154 . i ndualgus an mhuilinn `tribute due' (Gl.), TSh. 10078 .

(c) Esp. in phrase a (as) d.¤ (with gen.) by right of, in virtue of, on account of, by means of: gabsus rígi sund i tanachus (a (n)dualgas, v.l.) mo mathar, TBC 54 . is é int Oilill sin tucsat Connachta chucu a dualgus a máthar, SG ii 480 . a dúalghus a mathair (leg. mathar) . . . rofhaomsat an righe do Breas, Leb. Gab. 164 . a dualgus a mathar do gob Eri (of Bress m. Eladan), Lec. 358a18 . dochoidh da heilithri .i. a dualus Mic Erca ┐ Muireadaigh ` for the sake of ', Todd Nenn. 188 . tucsat na trí máine sea dó . . . ór do a dualcus a rígdatta . . . tuis imorro dó a d.¤ a diadachta . . . mirr din dó a d.¤ a doenachta, PH 7018 . Freq. in Laws Comm.: ma's as a ndualgus fein doniat a comairce on their own account, Laws iv 230 . ata foesum d'fagbail don athair as a dualgus protection is obtained for the father in right of him (the son), ii 20 . ma's a dualcus fogla rodligedh iat as compensation for, i 146 . a dualghus a snāmu tāinic ass he by means of swimming, v 206 . a dualgus a nirt fein, 332 . a dualus foghair . . . a d.¤ fotha in respect of sound . . . in respect of foundation, Auraic. 405 . descin a deachta | a dualas a doenachta, Lec. 344b9 (leg. a d.¤ doenachta?) = déghsain a díaghachta, | dúalghas a daennachta, ZCP viii 202 ( reward?).

(d) Meaning doubtful: flaith nach fuicfi fer cheinel itir dainib dualusa kin (?), LL 386b15 . a mic dheidghil dhualgusa (of Christ), ZCP xii 392 . dorat airle ndualais . . . dia daltu `appropriate counsel', Met. Dinds. iii 302 . acht sain ō tát ina mbiu, | nochan fuil da ndualus ríu | acht firmac colla ┐ cuirp, Anecd. ii 35 . a haided can dualus ndil | atchuadus duit, LL 213a51 .

(e) In Mod.Ir. in various meanings: ná tabhair dualgus don éigse reward , PCT 620 . dualgas do thuamadh óm aithribh it is my ancestral duty to celebrate thy tomb, Ó Bruad. ii 244 . gan smuaineadh air Dhía nó air an dualgas a dlighthear dhó, Donl. 70 . ar nd.¤ do thaobh ar dTreuduighe our duty towards our pastor, 138 . mo dúalas dó (: ḟúaras) what I owe him, IGT Decl. ex. 1027 .