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† Deáith

Cite this: eDIL s.v. † Deáith or dil.ie/14822
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: Deátho, Deátha, De-átho, Déáith

npr. m. gen. Deátho, Deátha, i.e. disyllabic De-átho : Mide mac bruthmar Brátha : meic dirmannaig Deatha, Metr. Dinds. ii 42. 10 . Mide mac Bratha meic Deatha, Dinds. § 7 . Bráth degmac Deatha dil, LL 4 a 22 . 199 b 38 . Artt oebda dagnia derg : Deatha máir mandras E[i]lgg, Rawl. 116 b 13 (= Deád már, LL 387 b 5 ). mac Deatha meic Ercḟatha ( Airceda, Rawl. 162 b 54 ) meic Ceu LL 327 d 27 . Rawl. 158. 49 . mac Deatha meic Ceu, LL 336 f 32 (father of Connáid, ZCP x 379 ). mac Deatha, Rawl. 162 g 53 . —Either a cpd. dé-ḟáith (cf. especially the n s. Déáith , Rawl. 115 b 45 ) or = Dé(a) fáith Dé the prophet, gen. Dé ḟátho (and so actually written) : mac Brátha meic Conáid meic Deḟatha meic Ceu, LL 331 c 19 f.b. mac Defátha ZCP viii 334. 1 . mac Brátha meic Deḟatha meic Erchada BB 77 b 26 . 155 b 34 . 141 a 34 (Deafatha). — Similarly Mac Dé druad, LL 347 c 48 , 55 . BB 216 a 44 .—The long á is proved by the rhyme with Brátha, Metr. Dinds. l.c.Cf. 1 Dea.