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1 doirb

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 .

éices

Cite this: eDIL s.v. éices or dil.ie/19717

Forms: éces, éice, t-eigess, écis, éicis, ecis, eiciss, eceis, eceis, ecis, egsi, éigse, éicsiu, ecsiu, éicse, éicseo, éigse, heicsiu, hexe, hexi, heicsi, hécseo, éces, eges, éigeas, eicsi, écsib, eixibh, éigsibh

n o, m. n s. éces, éice, Corm. Bodl. s. lethech . in t-eigess , Corm. Y p. 90.25 . g s. ind écis , Metr. Dinds. i 50.67 . ind éicis , Corm. Bodl. s. lethech . n p. ind ecis , Corm. Y, p. 91.7 . ind eiciss , p. ix 27 . and eceis, p. x 22 . an eceis , Dinds. 64 (v.l. in ecis BB. in egsi , Lec.). éigse TD 8.16 (but this may be collect.; cf. éicse). v p. a éicsiu hÉrenn, Ériu vii 220.10 . a ecsiu Fail, ZCP viii 105 y . a éicse Banbha, Metr. Dinds. iv 316.19 . a éicseo (: so) 316 z . a éigse , Keat. ii 1641 . a p. inna heicsiu , Corm. Y p. 93.2 (= inna hexe , p. x 14 . na hexi , p. xv 27 , inna heicsi , Bodl.). lasna hécseo , Metr. Dinds. iii 146.12 . g p. éces LL 128a1 = MacCarthy 166 . eges, Corm. Y p. 91.3 (= écces, p. viii z ). éigeas, TD 3.10 . d p. eicsi, Auraic. 2120 . écsib, Metr. Dinds. iii 104.9 . eixibh, ZCP viii 109.23 . éigsibh, TD 11.15 .

The word may be cognate with (do)-écci, and the original meaning is probably seer (see éicse), but though this would suit the context in many exx. it is commonest in the general sense of scholar, learned man, sage, poet ; often used as an equivalent of fili , but the latter is (in Middle and later Irish, at least) a more specialized term: eces .i. ecmacht-ces .i. ecmacht a ches d[o] airiuc i cetheora rannaib fis filidechta, Corm. Y 538 . fofuair clocenn ind oirci ┐ dobert hi ceist dond filid...tethnæ iarum in t-éces tre tenm laido conepert cáin, etc. cend moga heime inso, Corm. Bodl. s. Mugeme . eraicept na n-eiges (.i. na n-ai gan ches .i. na bfiled), Auraic. 2260 - 3 . la heigius .i. filid, 2794 . drecht d'écsib... cardáis tractad cech cetail, Metr. Dinds. iii 104.9 . laidh... is dir...d'éicsib ocus d'ḟileadaibh d'aisneis, MR 92.4 . éices ocus filid in rig .i. Dub Diad Drai a ainmside, MR 46.5 . écess óenmná `a sibyl' Ériu iv 100 . an t-eigeas, ML 22.13 = an draoi, 20.23 . an t-ord éigius `the bardic order' Ériu ix 164 § 14 . Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919, 92 § 5 . Studies 1925, 403 . is iomdha leabhar sgríobhtha síos ag éigsibh ar éachtaibh Ḟinn..., Oss. iv 272 .

Of a member of a bardic retinue: in t-eigess di muinthir Senchain, Corm. Y p. 90.25 s. prull (= intecsine, Bodl.). coíca écces a líon cenmotha eixíni, Corm. Y viii z . ni ruc (Senchán) co Guaire acht tri chaegad éceas agus tri chaegad eicsín, Oss. v 38.6 .

As title after npr.: Senc[h]an eices hErenn uili, Corm. Y p. x 16 (= eges, p. 93.3 ). Seanc[h]an eiceas, file agus primhollamh Con[n]acht, Oss. v 32.9 . Torna éces, LU 38a22 . YBL 188b8 . do réir Thorna Éigeas, Keat. ii 5462 .

COMPDS. (a) éices-mac: in t-éigess-mac | dá ngoirthí Daighre Dúanach, Duan. F. p. 10 x . (b) éicsfili: budh iomdha...éigsḟilidh dá riar, Ó Héodhusa, Ir. Monthly 1920, 651 .

lecdae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lecdae or dil.ie/29701

adj io, iā (lia) precious(?): eistead aes eagnai aibind / go laighind leagdhai leighind / co n-eiceas iar rith ríme / gach dine ro ghabh Erenn, BB 36b10 = co laighing leagda lebind, Lec. 282 rb21 .