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bill, bell, ? bille

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n (? Cf. Welsh bele, ZCP li, 35 ) see Thurn., ZCP xv 360. Person of unsound mind; wretch; laughing-stock : bill .i. lobar, Corm. Y 185. ballān .i.bill-īan .i. lestar ḟir t[h]rūaig . . . Aliter bell-īan .i. bell mele, ut dicitur: `a nó beill dogní in fer sa' .i. a nó troich (tróch, MS.). Ballān didiu īan duine beill .i. duine t[h]rōigh, Corm. Y 167 (see 1 meile). bill .i. bec, amail atā ballān .i. bill-īan .i. īan bec: . . . cét mbó mbrethlaind . . . / nīrbtar bāi bille baille (quoted to illustrate bille .i. genaige or bill .i. bec), 179 . bille .i. bochd, mar tá, faighdheach, truagh, lobhar no beag . . . gonadh uadhsin adeirthear billían .i. soidheach beag, O'Cl. allus tiug ar toind cen tinne / a broinn beinde bille .i. genaige , Corm. Y 179. ni hattach ṁbille, Fél. Aug. 8 .i. ni hatach boicht no genaige no meta no faigdech no midlaigi, Fél.² cxxvi § 8.2 = .i. ni hatach boicht no mídlaig no genaige . . . da no bill .i. da no ngenaige no bille .i. truaig no lobair no mbille .i. onni is imbellis (isimbilicis, MS. leg. imbecillis) .i. enirt . . . dia tised in truagan truag / chucaib cona billian mbuan, cxiii § 3 = Thr. Ir. Gl. 133. 12 - 15 . So also O'Cl. s. bille . g s. beillicht .i. icht beille .i. gnīm tróige, O'Mulc. 176 . ní hicht mbille (melle, mille, v.ll.) `no paltry favour', Metr. Dinds. iii 54.3 . ? is bille robātor is da ēigsine ag cia a seisi (B. na f.), ACL iii 311.8 .

dásachtach

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Forms: dásachtaig, dásachtaid, dásachtaig, dásachtaid, dásachtaig, dássactig, dásachtacha, dasachtaich, dásachtacha, -dásachtchu, dásachtach, dian-d., er-dásachtach

adj o, ā (dásacht). g s. m. dásachtaig, dásachtaid, Laws i 44. 1 f.b. ; 268. 3 . a s. f. dásachtaig, Laws ii 406. 20 ; dásachtaid, 356. 28 . d s. f. dásachtaig, LL 189a6 . n pl. m. dássactig Wb. 12 d 36 (adj.) ; Laws iii 10. 18 (subst.). dásachtacha ML 138. 32 . PH 1820 (adj.). voc. pl. dasachtaich, Wb. 19 b 3 . d pl. and du. dásachtacha (adj.) LU 80 a 32 . MR 226. 7 .—COMP. -dásachtchu, Ml. 60 b 2 . ADV. co dásachtach. —It translates Lat. insanus, insensatus.

I Mad, insane . nonne dicent quod insanitis, gl. ished asbérat it dássactig in dóine hísiu, Wb. 12 d 36 . O insensati Galatae, gl. dasachtaich, Wb. 19 b 3 . óir tairrngidh sé go dásachtach like a madman Bedel 2 Kings ix 20 . — mad, abnormally furious, rabid : dam dásachtach a mad (furious) bull, a mad stag, tarb dásachtach a mad bull. is andsin imidrubart forsin sluag amail rotharb ndasachtach dia tabar drochbéim, Ériu v 240 l. 149 . tanic Achil fó ṡluag na Moesiánda amal tarb nd.¤ (ndasachacht, MS) dia t. d., TTr. 729 . romgebsea ferg iarsin ┐ dongní daṁ dassachtach dím, BB 454 b 38 . trí caoga daṁ d.¤ , ITS vii 15. 10 . Transf. maic Feidilmid daim dasachtaich, Rawl. 152 a 33 . bó dásachtach a rabid cow: bennachais in mboin ndasachtaig ┐ ba cennuis iarsin amal chæirig, Lism. L. 100 . Three Hom. 8. 26 . ech dásachtach a mad horse, a fierce horse: for dá nechaib diana dremna dásachtacha LU 80 a 32 . METAPH. is truagh an daille ┐ an dorchadas doiléir dásachtach...thig don ṁeasgán ṁearbhaill úd (i.e. do choir na drúise), TSh. 154. 3 .

Subst. (a) dásachtach o, m. A madman, lunatic, one possessed by a demon, one upon whom the dlaí fulla has been thrown; a werewolf (?) CMCS xii 16 ( dásachtach .i. fo tabar dlái fulla, Laws ii 46. 3 ; iii 12. 3 ) ; translating Lat. insanus and often connected with such words as bailedach, 1 báeth, 1 dochonn, 2 drúth, mer, óinmit. cuibrech dasachtaid securing a madman Laws i 268. 3 . ní bí in dásachtach fri æicṅdach (sic leg.) ar ní irmadadar, Wb. 28 a 21 . ní gaibther athgabáil drúith ná dásachtaidh ná oin ná oinmiti ná haimbil, Laws ii 44. 1 f.b. lánamnas genaig mer nó dasachtach fri drúth nó dásachtaig, ib. 406. 19 . lánamnus genaige .i. doníther tre gen og mear nó dasachtach fri drúith nó dasachtaid, 356. 28 . báith bailedaig drúith dochuinn dasachtaig, iii 10. 18 . boí dásachtach isin tsléib nooirced na cuitechta quidam insanus Lism. L. 1528 . Todd Lect. v 80. 2 . Also of animals.—(b) dásachtach ā, f. A madwoman, a female lunatic : frí dasachtaig, -aid, Laws ii 406. 20 ; 356. 28 , v. above. cethrar do dháinib galair...duine abrachtach ┐ dásachtach ┐ dall ┐ clam, Todd Lect. v 26. 6 . Lism. L. 1440 quattuor aegrotae ...energumena. roinaitcestar spirut deamnata i naraile sruthmáthair...rogab in dasachtach sin for taircetal, CCath. 1060 . —A mad cow, a cow possessed by a demon: dástaigther immon ṁboin co romarb .v. bú aile .i. demon dochuaid inti. dodiussaig som dano na bú ┐ ícais in ndássachtaig, Trip. 12. 29 .

II Transf. of one who behaves like a lunatic, a wildly foolish or imprudent person; emphasised ér-dásachtach ; translating Lat. amens: sed nequaquam eritis tam amentes ut, &c. , gl. .i. ǽrdasachtaig, Ml. 18 a 13 . a Ner lái uait na dóine dásachtacha so put away from you these fools (viz. Peter and Paul) PH 1820 . atbar dásachtaig fén iarsinni nat bí do réir Dé, LB 212 a 10 .

III Beside oneself with anger, furious, violent; dreaman .i. dasachtach, Stowe Gl. 110 . Dauid dian dássachtach, SR 5890 . in duine dian d.¤ , ib. 6236 . dásachtach (dásacht MS) borb díscir deanacht garb fíochṁar allta, Eg. Gl. 216 . ag dianasgnaṁ dona dúrṡlógaibh dásachtacha dochum Doṁnaill, MR 226. 7 . rachoṁḟaicsigsetar cách dá chéile co díchéill ┐ co d.¤ , TTr. 594 . echlach side diandreman d.¤ dona dígair debthach, YBL 177 a 9 . badb díscir dian denmnetach d.¤ dúr duabsech, Cog. 174. 7 ; ib. 158. 9 . trí deichneabhair dhiana dhásachtacha dhá ḟóirithin, ML 138. 32 . is borb dásachtach aneolach cech duine ón gentligecht, PH 720 . a dhuine buirb dasachtaidh, Lib. Flav. 17 b 1. 8 . dá lenṁoin go díscir d.¤ , 23 E 26 p. 286. 27 . dám d.¤ , RC xxii 45. 4 (probably subst.). METAPH. violent, vigorous, uninhibited : co creitt uraird dírig drésachtaich dasachtaigh, LL 189 a 6 (descr. of Cuchulainn's chariot). abhann dhíansrothach dhásachtach 'swift and intensely flowing river', Bardic Miscellany 653 , Ériu lix 2 . dá folmuigthear an t-othur co dásachtach 'if the patient is violently purged', RSláinte iii 152 . do gherr a chos, agus do theilg fuil go dásachtach 'cut his foot so that blood flowed freely', ITS xvi 42.2 . air na bhrosdughadh ┐ air na ghríosughadh le tuile dhásachtaig an drochṡompla, Donlevy xviii 23 .

IV In a good sense: filled with enthusiasm, spirited : urduil ind éin déin dásachtaigh risi ráiter in dreollan, ZCP vi 284. 22 . ro dúiscceadh leō damhradh dhearg-ruadha dhásachtacha, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) ii 9.15 . ro ghluaiseadar go dāsachtach dían obann isin áth, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) ii 154.23 .

V má thig duine go dásachtach ara choṁarsain dá ṁarbhadh le ceilg, Bedel Exodus xxi 14 =de industria. dásachdach presumptuous, Lhuyd.

COMPS.: dian-d.¤ , er-dásachtach.

Obs., but given in most mod. Ir. and Sc. dict.

VI: For the phr. derg dásachtach, see derg​.

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.

I

(a) professional jester or buffoon: d.¤, fidchellach, fuirseóir (in the household of Tara), Metr. 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, TBC-I¹ 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-LL¹ 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 ┐ primollom Condacht, RC xvii 406.29 (Tig.) = AFM 1067 (file, v.l., see note K). an dall Ua C. ríghdruth Ereann `royal poet', AFM 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. Corrcrechda .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 .

genaide

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n (1 gen.) , f. a mock, a laughing-stock : bille .i. genaige, amail atā : dā n-ó bill fort .i. genaige , Corm. Y 179 (= Fél. cxiii gl. 3 ). scuit .i. genaide .i. is cāi fāitchessai fora mmbíi ; nō cāi fāitbiuda, 1184 . scatān .i. scuit inn ena .i. genaid (genaige v.l.) ind uisci the laughing-stock of the water, 1194 . fúathledb genaige a delb ... a pattern of mockery, Tec. Corm. § 33 . is e bas genaige tra | cach duine nacha cuala, Rawl. 158.15 . fri coirm n-genaide ┐ fri biad n-genaige , IT ii 1 , 174.2 . lanamnus genaige , Laws ii 356.11 = Stud. in E. Ir. Law 74 § 36 . atberthar bid genaide ( genaige , LL), RC xiv 426.5 = LL 111a33 . ná ben re genaidhi i cath (`a buffoon,' O'Gr.), Acall. 583.

1 meile

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n io, m., a disparaging term applied to a person: a fool? a good-for-nothing? meile .i. lorgánach, H 3.18 p. 651 ( O'Curry 1467 ). mele .i. drochlaoch .i. lorgánach a coward, a sluggard , O'Cl. bell-ian .i. bell mele ut dicitur: a [leg. dá?] n-ó beill dogní in fer-sa .i. a n-ó troich (tróch MS.), Corm. Y 167 ; cf. da n-o bill .i. genaige , 179 and Thr. Ir. Gl. 133.14 ; also IT i 73.1 (quoted under méla). ord meli mian suain sirlaíghe `the characteristic of an imbecile', MR 170.6 . ? fer crotha cēir, nirbo meile, Anecd. i 73 § 209 , cf. ZCP xi 161. Perhaps this word should be read in the two follg. exx.: trí atá messum i tig: maic, mná, méile, Triads 228 (` lewdness ', KMeyer, but a class of persons seems to be meant); cia mesam hi trebod? meic mná méile, ib. 223 (`sons of a bawd', Meyer); glossed .i. amadán, p. 42 .