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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 doirb or dil.ie/17929

 

Forms: duirb, doirbh, dhoirbh

adj ( du-ṡrib, Wortk. 135 ) duirb, YBL 191a40 .

(a) hard, difficult: (superl.) issed as doirbem gl. difficillima, Sg. 168a1 . ba d.¤ dofhaisnesi do dóinib túarascbāil . . . do thabairt it would be hard for mere men, Fianaig. 96.26 . is d.¤ do Ghuairiu a chreitem, SG 54.30 . ni d.¤ la nnech a tabairt anyone can understand it, gl. nullam difficultatem, Ml. 42c13 . in ní as doirbh le dáinibh is soirbh le Dia what men find hard God finds easy, SG 19.32 . doirb da (= do) tregan, atāi in gach aird it is hard to leave (get away from) thee, ACL iii 235 § 27 . cor doirbh a thecht la mēt a tuile (of crossing a river), CCath. 454 . doirbh anfhlaith dhíobh do dhéinimh it is hard to make them out usurpers, Content. v 111 . doirbh an dáil, DDána 29.20 .

(b) hard to bear, trying, adverse: doirbh sore, sharp , Eg. Gl. 224 . ? ibait deoga duirbbi fola, TBC-LL¹ 5846 = ibaib dagda doirp a fuile, TBC-I¹ 3449 . Guas cēili Cuain . . . a nnúaill nirbo dodaing doirb, LL 140a47 . ba doirbh (doilig, v.l.) leisna hoccaibh ele an laogh do chaithemh the other youths were aggrieved that the calf was eaten, BNnÉ 4.10 . roghabh baisded . . . ┐ ba d.¤ la gentiu sin the heathen were annoyed at that, Marco P. 16 . an tan dochonnairc Rígh M. an cath ro-dh.¤ that the battle was too sore, 2 Kings iii 26 . is doirbh an smacht don té thréigios an tṡlighe correction is grievous, Proverbs xv 10 . go fuil blodh dib co soirb . . . da dainib maithi ┐ blodh co d.¤ . . . da drochdainib unfavourable (of planets), Ir. Astr. Tr. 70 . tria shligt[h]ibh doirpe docomhlacha, Fl. Earls 80.26 . go n-abhainn ndocomhlaigh ndoirp, 90.7 . ceithre bliadhna doirbe dēg inauspicious , MS. Mat. 568 . gach beirt doirbh dhar hinnleadh air | soirbh do imreadh na haghaidh vexatious (ill-natured?), Arch. Hib. i 91 . gáirleog dhoirbh pungent , Keat. Poems 1246 . As subst.: go mbedís Burcaigh in gach áit do dhoirbh ar Bháiréadachuibh `as plagues to the Barretts', Hy Fiach. 338.7 .

(c) Of persons hard to please; dissatisfied, discontented (?): trí chaogad éiceas, doirbh dāmh, Oss. v 44 . brain doirbi ` ravenous ', MR 120 . dobheir mé duilbhir doirbh, Ériu i 95 § 50 . nach dleaghair do neach bheith doirbh fa thoil nDé do choimhlíonadh, TSh. 8593 . do bhí Dáibhi doirbh displeased , 2 Samuel vi 8 .