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1 dícenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 dícenn or dil.ie/16069

Forms: dígeann, digind, diginn

n o, m., IGT Decl. § 11 . ā, f., § 12 . (dí + cenn) On the form see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 140 .

(a) end, extreme limit (of time or space): mo sherc . . . is dichend nime as remote as the heavens (of a hopeless passion), IT i 124 . co dicend ai until the end of the suit, Laws i 266 . arfeadhur in dicinn dithma `what remains unforfeited', ii 16 . a ndigeand (sic leg.) dechmad at the end of ten days (.i. a forba na dechmaidi medonchi), iv 18 . Legal also in phr. d.¤ slechta, O'Curry 2434 ( Eg. 88, 35 (36)b ). bag ┐ maidem ┐ imarba test ┐ dicend slechta . . ., 2422 ( 33 (34)b ) = dicinn set, 2435 ( 35 (36)c ). ma rugastar slicht uatha gach duine uil iman dicinn set cuigi, ib. Plummer MS. notes suggests `place where track (left by criminal) ends'. co treathan commuir cach ndicend, ZCP xii 363 . ni fuil comairem ara fad acht muna faghadh a dígend fuirre the length (of India) cannot be reckoned unless one should find (determine) its limit (?), Maund. 251 . cu diceann in domhain, Oss. v 108 . do mhūin bás Í Domhnaill dáibh | eolus diginn an domhnáin O'Donnell's death has taught (how narrow are) the boundaries of this poor world, Book of O'Conor Don 180b14 (? but see (e) below). bréid sídeingi ar slios gach luingi | d'fios díginne an chruinde cuir to visit the farther shores of the world, IGT Decl. ex. 504 . Of a wound: da mbia an cnead domain, cuirtear gacopa . . . conuige a digenn ┐ glantar fa dō gach laoi hi, 3 C 19, 46 ra16 .

(b) issue, outcome: annē diceann bias do de | sesem beo ┐ bās duaine shall this be the end of it for him? BB 259a27 . bidh olc dígeann bhias duit de (dighenn, v.l.), BS § 80 .

(c) culminating point, climax, acme: roforcaill forro diciunn a saeirsi ┐ a n-ealadan do chaithimh fris he enjoined on them to spend for him their utmost skill and science, Marco P. 17 . dobēr dígeann mo comurli duid I will give thee the best advice I can, ZCP vi 92 . dígen a drithlenn mbroide | ceilt ar chaill do shochraide it is a strengthening of her pangs of sorrow to conceal the number of the host she lost, Columban Record 1914, p. 40b25 (elegy on Niall Garbh, 17th cent.). dol go digenn a bforais | lēigfed d'eagla an fhaltanais to the fullness of their story I shall not go for fear of enmity, 43b1 . torchair Tomás i ruaig Rois, | ag so díghean ár ndonois 'tis the climax of our misfortune (leg. dígeann), Keat. Poems 1058 . is diginn leigis é a non-plus-ultra cure (?), 3 C 19, 46 ra26 . digind micheille utter folly , ITS xxix 144.24 . Of a crisis, quarrel: rogab ga fhiadnugad orro a dígenn bodein re D. how matters had reached a head between D. and himself (?), MR 216.z .

(d) In phrase d.¤ daingin stronghold, fastness: bá do dicenn daingin Uí Suillebháin an glend sin one of O'S.'s most impregnable retreats, AFM vi 2312 . rob é an baile sin digenn daingin chóiccidh Connacht, v 1846 . gid é diginn daingin don chúicceadh, ii 1820 . dun nó digenn, Cog. 188 . dín no dígenn, 253 . Cf. cuimrechta nó tecailse (sic leg.) no dígen gl. alligatus, Sg. 39b13 .

(e) In g s. as attrib. extreme, final, utmost: drumcla digind dilind in beatha, BB 431a29 . i n-aiccéin domain diginn na haibéise `the deep illimitable ocean', SG 345.27 . fada ó threibh lígḟinn Lugaidh, | neimh dhiginn a docamhoil the last drop in their cup of sorrow, A IV 3, 639 . ba drong daithius druing digeng (leg. diginn ?) | i comflaithius for Erinn, Lec. 583b20 . See dígenn.