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dígu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dígu or dil.ie/16354

Forms: díga, dígha, díghan, díghain

vn. of 2 do-goa (see Jn. Celt. Stud. i 150 ) díga m., g s. ¤ id., n p. ¤ id., and -adha, IGT Decl. § 2 . dígha f., g s. díghan, n p. díghain, § 6 .

(a) that which is not chosen, the worst, the refuse, the inferior part or share: indigu . . . .i. in ic a diultad co nach digu hí, Corm. Y 759 . diogha the worst, Eg. Gl. 247 . Followed by gen. (like rogu): bit filii dei a n-ainm, ní d.¤ anme són that is not a name to be rejected, Wb. 4d3 . fuaratar d.¤ (didu, BB) ndelba | dáig rostréic a tigerna their forms were changed for the worse, Metr. Dinds. iii 156 . d.¤ selga dūind ó fhiannaib Eirenn `the worst of (their) hunting' (i.e. their poor game land), Acall. 5475 . digu set the worst `sét', Laws iv 28 . diogha cerdi cerd gaite thieving is the worst of trades, SG 52 . ná len do dhiogha ceirde, O'Gr. Cat. 392 . díogha na ngeinteadh, Ezekiel vii 24 . Used absolutely: ní ba sás for sluaga, | riana bās bo dighu, Anecd. ii 31 . nírbu d.¤ a blat, Rawl. 83a51 . ar dāigin nā tecma digha don ecluis that the worst may not fall to the church, Laws iii 40 (Comm.), ib. 42 (dighu). ní bhia díogha dá rádh riú no mean theme will be theirs (of the poet's verses), A. Ó Dálaigh v 1 . an t-oileán-sa Ghaoidhil ghlais | ní díogha an rogha rugais the choice you made was not the worst, Book of O'Conor Don 346b34 . fa neimhdhíogha an c[h]uid c[h]rannchoir the lot (he drew) was a good one, Studies 1920, 98.6 . díogha dom ghrés doghéntaoi `it would ruin my artistry', 263.10 . do fhéd so a rogha do ríghadh | no no togha díghan díb, IGT Decl. ex. 263 . na foirne do shíol o shoin | roighne dhóibh (leg. dhíobh) ┐ dioghuin the best and the worst of them, ex. 278 . tabhair a rogha don bhodach ┐ béarfaidh sé díogha duit (prov.), GJ v 74 . In dialects and Sc. G. contracted to diu: is minic a thog fear rogha diu (prov.), many a time a man has chosen for the worse, Rel. Celt. i 158 . is doiligh rogha thabhairt a diu it is a sore thing to choose the worse, ib. lubhra . . . a's dathacha dubha d'á shlad le diu gach ainimh, GJ iii 54 . Also spelt díobhad: an daillinntleachtach . . . an t-easlán no díobhad na cloinne the refuse of their children, Donlevy 338 .

(b) not choosing; rejecting, spurning, rejection: aisnēidem rigu na Pers | cen digu ┐ cen dimeas, Lec. 77b45 . cen d.¤ cen dimicin, 78b15 . ferr a ndigo a ngradugud better to spurn them than to cherish them, LL 345a2 = a ndiuga, BB 64b9 = a ndingi, Tec. Corm. § 16.112 . díogha reachta is riaghla, Keat. Poems 1268 . do-ní an peacthach díogha don bheathaidh mharthanaigh ┐ rogha dona neithibh talmhaidhe rejects eternal life, TSh. 2045 .