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1 dánacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 dánacht or dil.ie/14568

Forms: dánachta, dánae, dánacht

n ā, f. gen. dánachta; abstract of dánae. Boldness , translating audacia. Opp. édánacht.

I In good sense: doroini do degglóir ┐ do dánacht aiccnid ┐ do sonairte urlabra conar sailset nach smuainedh eccla ina menmain by boldness of nature CCath. 3049 . boldness, confidence : cidh fadera gan dánocht agad im tairisim i nAileach inocht aṁail atá suṁ, TFrag. 22. 20 .

II More usually in bad sense: audacity, presumption, wickedness . Often in connection with menmae, dí- or droch-chiall, bocásach, boccacht, díumus. ba dánacht ┐ ba dichiall do Troiannaib athigid ind airir i mbetis, TTr. 800 . as suail narbo nár leis a nderna do dánacht glóir ┐ do boccacht urlabra boldness of talk CCath. 5019 . baoi sidhe acc dénaṁ dánachta deabhtha ┐ diubhraicthe ar Ua Suillebháin began boldly to attack and fire upon O.S. AFM vi 2314. 6 . smuaineadh...air a dhíombhuidheachas ┐ air a dhánacht dhíthchéilligh ag deunaṁ na bpeacaidheadh, Donlevy 280. 9 . is dána me ná an dánacht féin, Amr. Cl. G. 9. 5 . COMPS.: andánacht a strengthened dánacht, mod. andánacht, anadánacht. ionnas go dteilgfinn uaim gach andánacht┐ gach uabhar croide, De Imit. 190. 3 . ná glac áthas no and.¤ , ib. 73 w . lem-dánacht rashness, foolhardiness Dinneen. mer-dánacht reckless intrepidity : ar chalmacht ar mire ┐ ar merdánacht, Fianaig. 70. 2 .

MOD. dánacht boldness, audacity, presumption P. O'C. maille re dánacht with confidence Lhuyd. confidence, boldness, plainness of speech (cf. CCath. 5019 ) Dinneen, who also gives the meaning familiarity with; cf. Eisirt 15. 17 : ag dul i ndánacht air beginning to make bold with him, i.e. growing familiar with him, and Begl.-MacCurt. Engl.-Ir. Dict. (1732) s.v. `bold': doghnídh sé dánacht risna neithibh se dá ndlighthear an fomós is mó he makes bold with these things to which, &c.Cf. andánacht.