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2 deithbir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 deithbir or dil.ie/15290

Forms: deithbire, deifreach, deithbhire, deithfir

n f., not found in O.Ir. g s. deithbire, deifreach.

I Distinction, difference: dethbir eter conn ┐ ceill ┐ inntlecht, O'Dav. 755 . in dethbir bias etir na da sruth, Lism. L. 4255 . acht nad fil deffir eturro, LL 30d28 . dethbir ngellta a difference of pledge, Laws ii 138 n. dethfir itir in andsum ┐ in ecmacht the difference between the difficult and the impossible, v 222 Comm. go mbí deithbhir idir phianaibh na bpeacthach, TSh. 6468 . gion go bhfuil in pulsa cruaidh ina dhifir dhiles d'aoinfhiabrus, is mo ata ag an fiabrus etica na ag aonfhiabrus eile differentiating mark, 3 C 19, 250vb15 .

II Haste, hurry (for development of meaning cf. debuith): do aithenset co raibe d.¤ mor fair, Acall. 3013 . re dethbir na dála sin, MR 238 . deithneas ┐ deithbhir do dhéanamh ré triall, TSh. 7749 . g s. fáth deithbhire , 10618 . deithfir, IGT Verbs § 83 .