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dírna

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dírna or dil.ie/16750

n [, f.?]

(a) large mass, weight or measure used as a standard (see Hermathena xlvi 3 ): d.¤ ainm tomuis, acht ni hinann gach d.¤ dibh .i. Gall-d.¤ ┐ d.¤ glasaigh, ┐ d.¤ umaidhe, ┐ d.¤ Patraic, O'Dav. 679 . lestar lulaice, da dirna dec ind, O'Don. 903 ( H. 3.17 645 ). Cf. dinnra clasaighe, .i. tomus bis 'con lucht claides ín clais, O'C. 2083 ( H. 4. 22 70a ). diorna .i. nuimhir no tomhas, O'Cl. luin oc elaib, unga oc dīrnai (dirnaib, MS.) crotha banathech oc cruthuib rignai (rignaib, MS.) an ounce compared with a dírna, Corm. Y 69 . luin o cheolaib uingi o dirnaib (dirna ainm tomais moir), LU 330 (ACC). fordomdiur tri dírnu di argut ar teora férba, Corm. p. 20(s.v. fir) = fortomidiur tri dirna do argat arræ ar teoræ ferbai, Corm. Y 585 . lóg ndirnai di sainchrund the worth of a d.¤ of private property, Ériu vii 156.14 . mensas numulariorum (.i. inna dirnae), ZCP viii 174 . Hence in name of a celebrated stone: d.¤ .i. cloch, ut est d.¤ in Dagda, H. 3.18. 650b . d.¤ .i. cloch in Dagdai, Triads 237 .

(b) crowd, large number (perh. through confusion with dírma, q.v.): focherd d.¤ mór dint slóg, TBC² 213 . rola d.¤ dina cathaib ┐ dina sluagaib ac déscid in láich sin, TBC 5391 . rogabsat díorna don dreim sin | dana dfogloim fora ccuairt, Leb. Gab. 238.29 .