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1 bricht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 bricht or dil.ie/6810
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Forms: brechta

n [u], m. Cf. brigaid. Not always dist. from brecht (partic. in metrical applications). bricht (drúadh) m. g s., n p. brechta, IGT Decl. § 71. incantation, charm, magic spell: in b.¤ gl. carmen, Ml. 76a21 . b.¤ .i. epaid, Auraic. 4540. briocht .i. dráoidheacht, O'Cl. dichan brichtu din forsan crand sin, Corm. 32. b.¤ ┐ bacc is bachall, 6 . tria brichtu ┐ dicetla ┐ cantana, Dinds. 18. fithnaise F. ┐ brechtai B., LU 10776 (TE). docechain brictu furri, Dinds. 113. focheirt bricht fair 'casts a spell upon it', RC xxvi 12 § 8 . tria derbairde brechta do denum doib, Aen. 1494. Of weapons, etc.: iar cor dó brechta hi fáebur in bélae, LU p. 272 note a. ic cor breachta neme inti (sc. a stone for use as missile ), RC xliii 84.3 . dina brechtaib cumachtaibh sain na n-arm, ZCP xxx 127.3 . Various: ba b.¤ bladmass (of a victorious expedition), Bruchst. i 6 § 3 , IT iii 40 § 36. (of fascinating beauty) briocht sorche, ZCP xiv 218.12 .

With qual. gen.: fri brichtu ban, Thes. ii 357.8 (Patrick's Hy.). dim láim rígdai brechtaib (brectu, v.l.) ban mberar, Echtrae Chonnlai 122 § 6 . focheird b. comga a protective spell, 6404 . breachta diablaidhechta, Fl. Earls 132.26 . a recht conscéra brichta drúad, LU 10035. brechta druidechta, 4028 ( SCC 48 ). b.¤ drúadh aga dídean (a country), IGT Decl. ex. 1542. toingidsum luigi fo b.¤ nimide (leg. nimi de ?), O'Curry 735 (H. 3.18, 352). b.¤ serce a n-urlabra an ḟir, Prolegomena 45 § 26 . sianargan (see Gloss.) in brechta sídhe, Acall. 3482. baindia an bhreachta shíothchána (of Cupid), DDána 78.9 . b.¤ suain, RC xxiii 420 § 36. a gnúis bhláith go mbriocht toile `with love-charm', Studies 1921 , 589 § 9 .

Metr. octosyllable, (a group of) eight syllables as a metrical unit (see Murphy Metrics 27 , IT iii 130 ; Lochlann ii 51 ; EIS 208 ): b.¤ .i. bri ocht .i. ocht mbriathra and, no b.¤ iarsinni brigtair ocht sillaba and, Auraic. 1427 - 8 . ótá dialt cotrici brict, IT iii 20 § 59. brict . . .: tech duind damaig, dun coṅgaile, etc., 22 § 66 ( Murphy Metrics, 60 § 43 ). b.¤ int ochtmad deach. forinní brígther. ar is de dogníther nath, Corm. 17. brechta remitiagat felessa ann dogres the lines of eight syllables precede the lines of four syllables in it (sc. dechnad brechtḟelesach) always, IT iii 40 § 37. (name of metre) b.¤ nathrach Nede, 103 § 193 . nath dēbrechta—nath sēbrechta n. with two lines—n. with six lines (Meyer), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 24 § 1 - 25 § 4 , IT iii 39 § 31.

Compds. With nouns. suan re bás brichtbodba (sic leg.), MR 170.8 . brichtscribhenna briste catha `spell-writings that win battles', CCath. 5329. With adj. earlamh . . . briochtghlan, bennuighthe ` radiant ', BNnÉ 155 § 1 . With adjj. derived from nouns. claideb . . . breachtfaebrach a éo, IT iii 199 § 59. (in name of metre) dechnaid mbrechtfelessach with lines of eight and four syllables, 40 § 47 . 6 § 5 . With part. co minnaib . . . bricht-rinnta . . . ar foradh gacha flatha `diadems adorned with magic scrolls', Celt. Rev. ii 208.22 .

díchetal

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Forms: dícetul, dicetail, ndíchetla

oand u, n. (vn. of 1 do-cain) incantation or spell composed extemporaneously by the `fili's' and druids in ancient Ireland: dicetal file, Laws i 30 . cen ail cen fasach cen dicetal, v 480 . roscad no dichetal (gl. fasach), 450 . dichetal (one of the 14 `srotha éicsi'), LL 30d33 . d.¤ do chennaib na tuaithe (included among the 8th year's course of the `fili'), IT iii 50 . coiri caec-dhuirnn . . . do chor ar teinid . . . ┐ dichetal flatha ┐ filedh ┐ druadh do chetal fair, IT iii 187 . adbeart in dicheadal-sa oc tairrngiri ēisc i n-easaib, Lec. 568a10 . roboi Diancecht ┐ a dí mac ┐ a ingen . . . oc dicetul for an tibrait chanting spells over, RC xii 94 . tarclamad crand do cach fid i nErinn don drui[d] ┐ foreimidh d.¤ foraib co tucad crand do a ḟid F. co ndergenai d.¤ fair `over this [tree] he sang a spell' (but possibly crand do cach fid = piece of wood from each tree and the allusion is to spells written in ogham?), RC xvi 68 . gabais [Finn] a mér ina bēolu: a donic as afrithisi foopairt dicetal `he began to chant' (Finn's discovery of his gift of divination), RC xxv 346 . dichetal for ochtraig co ra-thochra a mbí ina íchtur for a úachtar `chanting over a dunghill', Triads 117 (with gl. .i. adhbhal-cantainn le rosg nó orrtha, p. 39 ). dichan dicetal, 348 . tair lium . . . do ṡinnath na fer ┐ dia ndichetal `to bespell them', RC xiii 450 . dodechatar dorchai tar forgnúis in talman la díchitel in druad, Trip.² 568 = dícetul, Trip. 56 . d.¤ rogaeth, Leb. Gab.(i) 258 (Amergin's chant). d.¤ do chollaibh cend, Anecd. ii 75 . g s. bati[s?] slan a n-athgoite tre nert an dicetail na cethri lēge, RC xii 94 § 123 . bidh trom le feraib Erenn beith ac fulang dichelta (= dichetla) na ndrúadh, TBC-LL¹ 5494 St. mes fér for fodhuil dire direch cach dicedla, O'Gr. Cat. 143 . pl. ra bágait a mbrechta ┐ racanait a ndíchetla, co ra eirgetar a n-airbeda drúad impu, LL 239a47 . tria brichtu ┐ dicetla ┐ cantana nolúited in mathair cach maigin, RC xv 311.8 ( Dinds. 18 ). dican ar dichetlui mora derbha, RC xiii 11 . ataig a díchelta ass, LU 4457 = attaig a guth, Anecd. i 22 . co ro chansat a ndruide seom ┐ a filidh dicealta doib, BB 40a38 ; ib. 21 . Common in phr. d.¤ di (do) chennaib, used of a species of poetical incantation which was composed extemporaneously (implying divination?) (the díchetal di ch. was probably a kind of clairvoyance or psychometry in which the seer conveyed his vision or message in a verse or quatrain ; see the ex. given by Cormac s.v. Coire Brecain. The ollam was required to be proficient in the imbas forosnai and the díchetal di chennaib , cf. BB 341b , Lec. 339a , and Laws v 56 ): ba aī dichetail di chennaib, ZCP xv 362 § 47 , see 363 , xvi 178 . The díchetal d.¤ was allowed by St. Patrick as being harmless and involving no pagan rites: dic[h]etal doc[h]ennaib . . . fodrācbad sōn i cōrus c[h]erdae, ar is soas fodēra son: ni ēcen audbairt do demnaib oca, acht aisnēis do c[h]ennaib a chnāmae fochēdōir, Corm. Y 756 ; cf. Laws i 44 . dicedul ducendaib .i. dul do a cend a dāna focétoir . . . aisnēt-sium imrādad na rann gin smuainedh ┐ gin smuaintecadh, BB 341b34 = Lec. 339a (dicheadal dochennaib). Dubthach doroine dicetal do cennaib for ēn-anāil do cuingidh feraind for C. composed (recited) a `díchetal di ch.' in one breath, LL 392d52 = Lec. 205b34 . dichetal do chennaib (dicendaib, BB) na tuaithe (part of course for 8th year of a fili's training), IT iii 50 (cf. dichetal do collaib cenn, Rawl. B 512, 114c , Anecd. ii 75 ).

1 do-cain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 do-cain or dil.ie/17282
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Forms: díchetal

v (*di-can-)

(a) chants, recites (esp. a spell, incantation or magic formula): dichan brichtu din forsan crand sin, Corm. 32 = dicain, Corm. Y 975 . dochain for a di bois, dobert . . . a orduin ina beolau ┐ dochain tria teinm laodae, 1018 . dichain [in file] dichetal fair (i.e. over piece of flesh used in divination), 756 . gebid sop . . . ┐ doscan fair, Ériu v 34.10 . dicain forsin slig he chants a spell on the spear, Fianaig. 38.10 . dichain tothlacht chants a petition, Leb. Gab.(i) 266.5 . dicanar (sic leg.) díchetlui móra derbha, RC xiii 11 . gabais C. lán duirnd dind féor ┐ dichac[h]ain (.i. bricht) fair, TBC-I¹ 1644 . docachnotar brechtau for sluagaib na Fomore, RC xii 84 § 86 . docechnatar drāi[d] Erenn for Galeonu, xv 300 ( Dinds. 9 ). dochechnad for a fedaib conántibertaís torad, Imr. Brain 46.9 . atbert-si docachnopadh [brichtu] forrai, RC xii 86 n. 4 . in biait . . . cēinmair anmain dīa n-dichet for which it has been recited, KMMisc. 212 § 5 . drumcli ... dican o deichbréitir ... co cuilinn, CIH vi 2101.7 .

(b) (Perh. belongs to 2 do-cain Sages, Saints and Storytellers 30 ) sings (cf. canaid): docain coglerdaith cen greis | ind enlaid, SR 1021 . mad uathad dochanat form | ní airfitiud nach n-oenchorm, TBC-LL¹ 2341 .

Vn. díchetal.