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dígailt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dígailt or dil.ie/16281

Forms: dighalta, digalta

n i, f. Mid. and mod. Ir. form of dígal, avenging, punishing (with gen. of person avenged or crime punished, AR of delinquent): créad é an néall so is déine díoghailt `fraught with direst retribution', Keat. Poems 1574 . ni leicit . . . duinemharbhadh do dēnomh . . . gan dīghailt a gcētōir without instant punishment, Fl. Earls 92 . do díghailt t'athar ar F., Imr. Brain i 61 . do d.¤ a huilc uirri, Fianaig. 64 . rotinoiledar na sluaig . . . da dhidhailt ar Eirennchaib, CF 23 . doriachtamar-ne . . . da dighailt, Acall. 2051 (cf. dighail, ib. 2056 in verse). ic digailt catha Granaird ort-sa, RC xxiii 424 . ag díoghailt na gcath do bhris N. orra, Keat. i 180 . Serses . . . ise rug in sluagh mor i nGregaib . . . ┐ dorochair na thigh fein . . . na digailt in retribution thereof, BB 36a19 . a ndhighailt a athar do tregadh do T. in vengenace for T.'s desertion of his father, AU 1287 . i ndíoghailt a mhíghníomh, TSh. 1478 . g s. crech dighalta a retaliatory foray, AU 1308 . fear diogalta a dimiada ar D., MR 262 . i gcomhurtha a dhioghalta do Dhia for an lucht rosmarb in token of the vengeance of God on those who had slain him, TFrag. 126 . pl. digalta mōra do denum orra-sun, AU 1376 .