dúthcha(e)

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Forms: dúithche

n also dúithche n , f. (dúthaig)

(a) natural right, due, privilege: ducha do `due to him', Laws ii 338 Comm. don ghríbh dár dhúcha dile `whose due is love', Ó Bruad. ii 140 . duit as dúthc[h]a beth co fial | d' ēixibh Erenn . . ., ó Ghuaire it is natural (fitting) for thee to be generous to the poets of Ireland, descendant of G., ZCP viii 109 = dúchtha, 3 C 12, 191.7 . do breth . . . fenechus Érend do Morann . . . ba maith dano ind Ériu iar sin, ar ro-tóg a dúdhche forrae d'éis na n-aithech hereditary rights (?), ZCP xi 64 .

(b) native country, country, land: 'na dúithche féin, Oss. iv 48 . cúis m'osna[dh] mo dhúithche fá mhoghsain, O'Gr. Cat. 30 . ní bhí dúithche san mbioth gan daosgarshluagh, Keat. i 56 . Country as opp. to town: do chuir fá na dhúitche amach é do bhuachuilleachd mhuc into the fields, Luke xv 15 (1813). Terri- tory, landed estate: Cromuil . . . tug a dhóchuin (= dhóthain) d'fhear an tshúiste, is d'fhág fear na dúithche ar `nothing', PCT 1255 . tighearna mhainéir Barmon ┐ dúithchidheadh oile, Donl. xxiii .