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1 drúth

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Forms: drúith

adj Also drúith. See Loth, RC xxxviii 174 . wanton, un- chaste: co na fil fógnam d'imarcraid do Dia icon duine d.¤ sech na hainmigib brúidemla, PH 7458 (ref. to drúis). planed na ndaoine óg ndrúith (of planet Venus), 3 C 19, 284rb1 . Usually of women: ingen druth borrdualach, IT iii 98.8 . ní thuca in cóil clannmair osí drūith ēdrūith (leg. ēdruith?), ZCP viii 113.1 . ar tóin mna druithi, TBC² 3600 . fer mna druithe, Corm. Y 1018 ; O'Gr. Cat. 145.27 . mná drutha, ZCP viii 208.5 ; Tec. Corm. § 16.5 . Transf. of things: lia lāime d.¤ (druith, v.l.) `ein vorschneller Schleuderstein', Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 21 § 1 . mad iat na neoil bud etrom druith, D iv 2, 54ra13 .

Hence as subst. f. harlot, courtesan: druth .i. merdreach, Corm. Y 473 . O'Cl. d.¤ .i. drochduine, O'Dav. 665 .

Compd. aithechmādad drūthsotal, TBC² 1594 .

2 drúth

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Forms: drúith, drúith

n o,m. Subst. use of 1 drúth . Later also drúith; in oblique cases somet. confused with druí.

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(a) professional jester or buffoon: d.¤, fidchellach, fuirseóir (in the household of Tara), Met. Dinds. i 26.165 . rom altsa . . . eter erredaib ┐ ánrathaib, eter drúthaib ┐ drudib, LU 10281 , cf. ZCP iii 235 . do druith, do oblaire, Laws i 156.31 . .x. ndruith .x. ndeogbaire, TBC² 1372 . druith ┐ deogbairi . . . ic dáil dóib, Ériu iv 124.23 . na cornairi ┐ na druith, IT ii 180.2 . Find ua Baiscni, is dó ropad druth Lomna Midlag, Corm. Y 1018 . Darera .i. druith Meic Con, Lec. 361b50 . Húa M. . . . rigdruth Erenn, RC xxiv 50 § 7 . amal druth ic furséoracht (of David dancing before the Ark), SR 6684 . tri druíth remib co mindaib argdidib, TBFr. 38 . géim drúith `a jester's shout', RC xxiv 54 § 16 . The d.¤ somet. exercised the functions of a satirist: fáitte Medb na drúith ┐ na glámma ar cend Fhir Diad, TBC 3017 . a tri druid (drude, LU; leg. drúith?) dénma glám ngér, ZCP iii 262.30 . na secht ndruith dia rinnad ┐ dia ndressad, Lec. 34b40 . mac an drúith al-los ghlamh ngéar, 3 C 13, 923.18 . There was an inferior class of drúith who were vagrants , often spoken of with disapproval in relig. lit.: donaib druthaib = cléir aesa ceirdd = praecones, Trip.² 2382 ff . drúith ┐ gobaind ┐ cáinti (forbidden to travel on Sundays), Ériu ii 208 § 31 . na druithi ┐ na cainti ┐ na crosanaigh (among the damned), RC xxviii 318 § 30 ; ZCP viii 208.5 .

(b) In later lit. somet. poet, learned man (prob. through confusion with druí): Murchadh Hua C. primdruith ┐ prim- ollom Condacht, RC xvii 406.29 (Tig.) = FM 1067 (file, v.l., see note K). an dall Ua C. ríghdruth Ereann `royal poet', FM 1166 . druth Aedha cecinit, 866 .

II In Laws imbecile, person not responsible for his actions: druith dochuinn dasachtaig (classed among `fuidhir' tenants), Laws iii 10.18 ; cf. Comm. 12.1 , where the d.¤ is said to be `co rath' (i.e. able to be of some use?), oppd. to: dochuinn .i. mir cen rath no mic beca. Distinguished from gaeth (a normal sane person) and fer lethcuind (a half-witted person), iii 156.18 f. fer turgaire druith is é asren a cinaid the man who incites an imbecile pays for his guilt, iii 156.4 . cor druith no mire (invalid contracts), i 52.1 . ni gabter athgabail druith na dasachtaidh, ii 44.27 . druth .i. oinmit . . . cen fiach fair ina chintaib, Corm. Y 472 . orba drúith the inheritance of an imbecile, Triads 205 . ní cria di ṡecht mbáethaib file la Féne .i. . . . di drúth, di dásachtach, Tec. Corm. § 19 . Equated with amatán fool , O'Dav. 518 . d.¤ .i. oinmhid, O'Cl. As ā,f. of a female imbecile: lanamnus genaige, Stud. in E. Ir. Law 16 .i. donither tre gean og mear no dasachtach fri druith no dasachtaid, Laws ii 356.28 Comm. = fri dru[i]th no dasachtaig, Stud. in E. Ir. Law 74 .

Hence Corm. Y 875 , druith gach mer, cf. Ériu ix 47.20 .

Compds.

(a) With adj. ¤bennach : m. Trichim Druthbennaig, ZCP viii 334.11 (for possible meaning of sobriquet cf. Corr- crechda .i. ainm do cnoc bis a n-étan na n-amatán . . . is é aithni in druith in corr-c. do beith ina étan, O'Dav. 518 ).

(b) With subst. ¤cathmíl: iar marbad a druithchathmil[ed] jester and soldier, Fianaig. 34.7 . Druthnia, n.pr. m., LL 190b43 ; Rawl. 155b52 , 157.48 (Druith-). ZCP viii 332.31 .