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dírna

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Last Revised: 2019

Forms: dinnra

n [, f. and io, m.?], also dinnra (Lat. dinarius)

(a) large mass, weight or measure used as a standard (see Hermathena xxi 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'D. 903 ( H 3.17 645 ). Cf. dinnra clasaighe, .i. tomus bis 'con lucht claides ín clais, O'Curry 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.): rogabsat díorna don dreim sin | dana dfogloim fora ccuairt, Leb. Gab.(i) 238.29 . The following could belong here, but see fo-ceird III (e): focherd d.¤ mór dint slóg, TBC-I¹ 213 . rola d.¤ dina cathaib ┐ dina sluagaib ac déscid in láich sin, TBC-LL¹ 5391 ( TBC-LL² 4489 ), but cf. dirmæ TBC-I¹ 3288 , diorma mor don tsluagh mar tainic isin telaigh, TBC St. 4302 .

for-midethar

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Forms: fordamidet

v pronounces upon: fordamidet, SR 108 . fordomdiur tri dírnu di argut airiu 'I pronounce on them' Corm. 20 , UR 25 = fortomidiur, Corm. Y § 585 = fordaimidair tri dirna di argut arru, CIH iii 881.6 = fordomidhiur, v 1664.15 . fordo-midhir dris 'I pronounce on them (and) the dris ' UR 21.10 . fort ro-miodhair Roighen roiḟisidh 'greatly knowledgeable Roigen has pronounced on it' Ériu xiii 17.11 , UR 25 .