duineba, duinebad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. duineba, duinebad or dil.ie/19140
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: duineba, duneba, ndunebai, dui[n]eba, duineba, duinebad, duinebhaith, dunibad, duinebath, dunebadh, duinebaid, duinebaith, duinebad, duinibad

n (duine + 1 bá, 1 bath) n s. duineba, Laws v 450 ; Corm. Y 1233 . duneba, Imr. Brain ii 287.2 (v.l.). d s. iar ndunebai , Laws iv 334.6 Comm. ren dui[n]eba , LB 242b87 (: fuireba). g p. na (nan, v.l.) duineba , Corm. Y 1166 .

More usual form duinebad, -bath; n s. duinebhaith (: uile-maith), AFM ii 600 poem . a s. dunibad, RC xii 422 (LB). duinebaith, Ériu ii 140 § 148 . d s. duinebath, Anecd. i 40.1 . dunebadh (: Muiredhach), AU 911 . g s. duinebaid, Ériu ii 126 § 83 . duinebaith, Corm. s.v. tamhlachta (LB). duinebath, Anecd. i 40.9 . duinebad, Laws i 50.10 . duinibad, LB 259a10 (g p. ?).

Lit. `man-death', hence mortality, destruction of life (esp. caused by disease or epidemic); classed with famine and slaughter as one of the three worst plagues (tedmand) that visit the world, Laws v 450 . cech olc . . . tic isin domun-sa, iter ḟell ┐ duinebad ┐ catha, LB 132a1 . in tredan dognither fri tidecht gennti no dunibad no angcis for doine, RC xii 430 . fri hindarbud plāg ┐ dunibad, 422 . fri tairchetul plāga nā duinebaid for talmain, Ériu ii 126 . dosánic dunebad . . . co n-erblatar uli, Imr. Brain ii 287 . cedna duinibadh tánig a nErinn . . . .i. tāmh muintire Parrthalóin, CS 8 . dunibha mór for dainibh ┐ cethraibh, AU 992 . duinébháith for Gaoidhealaibh, AFM ii 600 . Of destruction or death in general: budh díth ┐ budh duinebádh do chlannaib Néill gan a riar, SG 32 . co roloiscset Cuil R. ┐ co ndernaisit duinebadh ann, AU 1101 (ii 66) . nimtair duinebad gelain death by lightning, LB 242b81 . docher 'sin sechtmadh [cath] | dia tanic a duinebath, Lec. 64a2 . Fig. of a person: bid he in duinebad co nim | int Oed Engach a Cruachuin, Fen. 374 . a Diarmait . . . tair chucund, a duinebad, LL 276b30 ( SG 396 ).