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díchra

Cite this: eDIL s.v. díchra or dil.ie/16160
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: dichra, dícra

adj eager, fervent, zealous, vehement (in both good and bad sense): dochotar inna n-ailithre. Ba dichra ┐ ba cridechair dochoas and, LL 283a15 . d.¤ in mod (cheville), 200b33 . ba d.¤ in comrád, 203a11 ( Ériu v 221 ). dogniat aithrige ndichra, RC iv 250 ( LU 2382 ). gabaid oc aithrige d.¤ , PH 814 . guide dichra Dhē, ZCP vi 266 . dorigne ernaigthe nd.¤ co Dia, PH 8047 . maille re húrnaigthib diochra, SG 15 . āilme itge nd.¤ , Fél. Jan. 10 (LB). dorighne foglaim d.¤ (dichai, MS.), SG 47 . tucsat grád d.¤ d'aroile, 60 . grādh d.¤ dofuluing, ZCP vi 25 . in mac . . . ba d.¤ serc ┐ annsacht lē `whom she loved best', Fl. Earls 124 . tairbiris teora póc ndil nd.¤ dho, Acall. 3663 . frosa dér nd.¤ , TTr.² 1577 . srotha díochra déar, TSh. 4027 . ar shilleadh díochra na súl, Dánta Gr. (1st ed.) x 10 . In wider sense, also of inanimate objects: galar díochra dofhuilngte, O'Gr. Cat. 616 . díochra an lén, Rel. Celt. ii 220 . na treinnsighe talman ┐ na daingnidhe dichra strong fortresses, Fl. Earls 30 . go privilēid ndermháir nd.¤ , 112 . Of persons: a chomalta dil d.¤ fodeisin, TBC-I¹ 2317 . Dellbaeth d.¤ , LL 11a10 . Davit diocra, Cog. 204 . a ingen dichra dobuidech (addressed to the body) importunate , ACL iii 234 . cona sluag d.¤ dána, SR 7343 . ina ndlúmaib dicra (of soldiers), MR 222 . is d.¤ limm: narbo díchrai ind pendaid léu that they were not in earnest in their penance, Mon. Tall. § 23 . is lugha is dichra lais urail na hingine `he is less anxious to . . .', Laws iv 64 (Comm.). As subst.: dichra fedma `earnestness of effort', CRR 38 . dáil go ndiogra, ib. p. 90 . Adv. co dícra , LU 2304 . coiid co tromm-d.¤ , PH 591 . rochíset co serb ┐ co d.¤ , 186 . easccaínidh go diochra Maolmuadh, Cog. 92 . do chreidset co d.¤ do Dhia, SG 30 . doraga mo brathair co d.¤ dom cháiniud, ZCP iii 3 . ferthar iomairecc co diochra duthrachtach, AFM iv 750 . aga ttegasg go díochra 'strictly' Ériu xv 80 (86b) (Supplement 38). Compar. with DE: ionnus gurab diochraide ar bhfeidhm lé chéile sin that we may act together with the greater earnestness, Keat. iii 4425 .