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dóchus

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dóchus or dil.ie/17416

Forms: dóchas, dochus

n u , later o, m. (dóig?). dóchas m., IGT Decl. § 38 .

(a) hope, reliance, expectancy: ar ngabail dóchusa as a nert taking hope from his strength, RC xix 18 § 4 . conid ecnaidiu a mbith i nd.¤ ┐ i tomtin andás i ndemnigud it is wiser that they should be hoped for (`to regard them as probable', Plummer MS. notes), xxx 244.4 . in dóthchus go bhfuighidis eadail adhbhal ann, ZCP iv 402.19 . leig mé mo dhóchas i nDé, KMMisc. 188.18 . Aodh Ó D. dóthchus cáigh the hope of all, Studies 1919, 349 § 7 . mar chách ag nach bí dóchas a chéile d'fhaicsin i ndiaidh na heiséirghe, TSh. 5870 . ní rachuidh dóthchus na mbocht amugha go bráth, Psalms ix 18 . Día an dóthchais, Romans xv 13 . a muinighin go bhfuigheadh sé tairbhe a dhóthchais, 1 Corinth. ix 10 . atá . . . dóthchas daingin agum . . . gan tfeurg-so do thuilleadh, Donlevy 282.12 . na trí subháilche diadha, creideamh, dóthchas, grádh, Ó Héodhusa 8 . spei locus non deerit . . . nara lughaidi bis d.¤ agad asin othur, 23 P 10, 14a26 . aga cur a n[d]ochas gu brach keeping him always hopeful, 153 vb 8 . cuiridh neach ó dh.¤ slainte do bheith as (hominem a spe deponit), 23 K 42, 236.14 . urina rubea . . . is d.¤ airighthi e it gives grounds for hope, 23 P 10, 19a8 . Equated with doich, muinigin, Eg. Gl. 232 . With follg. gen.: cinnus ata an banogsin no'n fuil d.¤ beathadh di, Lib. Flav. ii 6a58 . tré dh.¤ na geallamhna dorinne Día dar naithribh, Acts xxvi 6 .

(b) supposition, belief: mona derna i nd.¤ co ra-cead leiss e in the belief that he had permission, PH 7542 . in tíí d'a legar fiadnaise a nd.¤ a indracuis ┐ doní brég do'n fhír from belief in his integrity, 7620 . pōsaid fer ben i nd.¤ gan in gael ann believing there are no ties of blood, 7789 . dom dhóthchus níl glór suilt i bfearann Tuathail in my opinion, O'Gr. Cat. 582.30 . aithgin an cinaig sin . . . .i. ardmes dóchusa (sic leg.) na comaichid air the arbitration of the neighbours decides upon it, Laws iv 94.26 Comm.

(c) likelihood, probability: mād etir díis nō lín bus lia beth in d.¤ the probability (i.e. the suspicion of committing the injury), Cáin Ad. § 46 . ar d.¤ daine do tecmaisin cuca indtu sin on account of the probability of people happening upon them, Laws v 340.5 Comm. dochus ` suspicion ', O'Don. Suppl.