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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 dega or dil.ie/15048

Forms: Dega, dóel, Dega, dega, dega, daig, dego, déga

n d. A certain black insect, probably a chafer or black-beetle , synonymous with doel according to old grammarians. Dega in early Mid.-Ir. gave way to dóel. In the phrase `duibithir degaid' it is frequently confused with dethach `smoke,' so always in YBL.— For the n s. cf. 1 dega , Oss. v 262. 4 ; further the npr. Dega LL 205 b7 (not for Deda), and perhaps also the a s. dega in the old Eg. version of BDD.—Etymology by Stokes ZCP iii 468 , Ériu ii 152 , BDD voc.; but dega is hardly to be separated from daig, gen. dego `fire, pang.'

degaid .i. dael, H 3.18, p. 530 . deagha a chafer, a bug O'R. (from old grammarians). n s. finntar dega gan dubi (prov.), Oss. v 262. 4 . g s. muir dhub fo dhath deged (sic), Ériu ii 112. 15 (TBith., cf. fo dáil-dath, LL 261 b 1 ). dubithir re drommannaib dega, TTr. 1373 . a s. in the standing phrase duibithir degaid (syn. duibithir dáil, LU 90 b 2 ): súil d. degaid, BDD § 44 LU (v.l. dethaig YBL). vii maic imlesain bátar d. degaid, ib. § 58 (v.l. déga, Eg., dethaig YBL). cechtar a dá lurgan bátar d. degaid, ib. § 61 , D iv 2 (v.l. dega, Eg., dethaich YBL, d.¤ druim ndáil LU). duibithir degha cech ball díb, FDG 142 , Stowe MSS (YBL again deathaig). Ériu ii 122. 6 .