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dedól

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dedól or dil.ie/15008
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: dedól, degdóil, degail, deaghail

n o & ā. The morning twilight, the dawn, daybreak . Phonet. deghoir, degdoil, &c. d s. dedól , Ml. 136 b 1 ; but already at the close of the 8th century also inflected as a stem in ā, as shown by Fél. July 26 : hi paiss Iouiáni: cona chléir cáin glanóir tarmchruthud iar ndedóil (v.l. ndeghoil): Issu i Sléib Thabóir; cf. further the rhyme glédedóil: Éremóin, LL 155 a 5 ( Metr. Dinds. iii 262. 42 ). BB 36 b 48 . AFM A.D. 940 . degdóil: senóir, Add. 30. 512, 34 b 2 . By native grammarians explained

(a) as a cpd. of dé- `two' + dual: dedol ( dedól YBL) .i. dédhual (dá dhual YBL) .i. dual do aidche ┐ dual do ló .i. soillse cumascda hó dhorchacht ┐ ó ṡoillsi, Corm. s.v. ( Corm. Y 426 ). deadhoil...ó dhédhual tig, O'Cl. (from Corm.). Lhuyd (from O'Cl.).

(b) as a cpd. of dé = dia + dual: dedol .i. dia dhual .i. da ḟothadháil (i.e. fó-th.). dá dagthodail do Dia. actáil ┐ teóir, Corm. s.v.

(c) as identical with dedail: deidoil .i. degail lái ┐ aidchi, ACL iii 16 § 32 ( H 3.18, 523 ). P. O'C. s.v. Hence often so written: degail, Celt. Rev. i 300 . deaghail, MR 112. 4 (B iv 1).—Wrong etymologies by Stokes Corm. Tr. vii , RC xxvii 88 , see also RC l 265 , LEIA D-36 . deid-oil, ACL iii 16 § 32 . Fem. gender due to maiten, camáir and similar words. The phrase ón dedóil at day-break = issin d.: dochuaid Loegaire ón deidoil dochum Temrach, ACL l.c. ( Trip. 52. 14 ) ised is dech do ṡenóir érge romoch ón degdóil, Add. 30. 512, 34 b 2 .

Deadhoil .i. maidean, O'Cl. Lhuyd. Transl. Lat. crepusculum: a primo c., gl. huan cetnu dedól ind laithi, Ml. 136 b 1 . diluculum: diluculo, ón deidoil, v. supra. isin dedoil (degoil, Eg.) na maitne, FB § 87 . LU 111 b 25 . Opp. medón lái: in dedoil riana medon, LL 374 c 33 . eirge romoch i ndedóil, H 1.11, 143 a. dothaod isin dedhoil go Doire, AFM vi 2362. 3 .—Here also AFM ii 644. 21 : ba dáigh dér tré glédedóil (sic leg.: Éremhóin, ZCP x 382 ); a cpd. glé-dedoil also appears LL 155 a 5 ( Metr. Dinds. iii 262. 42 ): i flaith Erimóin cen ail: iar nglededoil cen debaid... tomaidm Locha Léin (out of seven MSS three have degail, the others dedoil). BB 36 b 48 : Teamair is Ériu eolach: rodosdeadhail drong dáinech: fir ri gledeaghoil (sic leg.) nGáidhil: síl Erimon, &c., cf. dedail IV, dedail V.

COMPS. mochdedól. Opp. iarmeirge: an oidche dhorcha do ṡoillsiughadh óthá iarmeirge co muichdedoil, AFM iii 10. 2 . isin moichdeadhóil, ib. vi 1964. 20 . roeirigh co hathlaṁ i muichdheadhoil (-dheaghail B iv 1) na maiden, MR 112. 4 (23 K 44); YBL has the synon. moch-dáil. co mochdegail na maidni, Celt. Rev. i 300 . i mochdheaghail na maidne, Each. Iol. 14. 8 . glé-dedól , v. supra.—Obs.