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dúairc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dúairc or dil.ie/18943

 

Forms: nduarca

adj (freq. in rhyme with cuaird) (see Marstrander, ZCP vii 360 ) surly, grim, stern , P. O'C. Dinneen . d.¤ .i. do-aircsina .i. ní hāil la nech cid a descin: no di-serc é, Corm. Y 458 . Oppd. to súairc, SR 4387 , 5752 . fail ann ríg . . . duairc, doer, dressachtach a drech (of Satan), 939 . trénfer d.¤ (of Goliath), 5780 . fer d.¤ dian, TBC-LL¹ 4124 . a drem-sa nach d.¤ ic dáil, LL 199a62 ( Metr. Dinds. iv 22 ). nárap digair d.¤, ní rat-rágbus ces, 306a1 ( SG 383 ). la Tuatha De dremuin d.¤ , LL 164a36 ( Metr. Dinds. iv 96 ). du maccaib d.¤ Dithorba, BB 401a24 . Of things gloomy, threatening (in aspect); dire, grievous: tria cailltib duarca dub-doirchi, Aen. 1297 . i n-oidhchi duib dhorchi dh.¤ , BS 130 . teidm d.¤ , SR 4157 . cuiridh cor nd.¤ . . . cach dibh im cuairt a ceile (of waters meeting in a vortex), BB 398b4 . as d.¤ an gniomh dorighnis, BS 146 . d.¤ an bhetha bheith gan teach it is a wretched life, 120 . re sāirse gan duilge nd.¤ , BB 19b29 . d.¤ in dál (chev.), LL 204b42 . domfaraill — nī d.¤ int ort — bēim nad borb, ZCP vi 263 . In phrase is d.¤ lim; ba d.¤ laiss a imcasain, SR 5924 . d.¤ leo dochraid a cuirp gil, 1355 . As subst. in pl.: bid lōr a nduarca sorrows , Fen. 162 . pn Name of hound, Oss. iv 208 . Rare in compds.: tál ar bhastardaibh danar is duairc-fhear, Keat. Poems 1376 .