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derbḟine

Cite this: eDIL s.v. derbḟine or dil.ie/15567

Forms: derbfine

n ,f. (1 derb + fine) lit. 'true kin', GEIL 312 . family group of four generations comprising one person, i.e. the grandfather of the individual, and 8 categories of persons represented by the individual, his children, his father, his brothers, their children, his paternal uncles, and their children and grandchildren. See MacNeill's Celtic Ire- land, 171 . `The derbfine . . . includes . . . the head of the family group, his children, grandchildren and great-grand-children', ib. 120 . an trīan rosaigh in d.¤, cinnus ranntair? . . . ranntair óthá athair ┐ mac co senathair for cūlo ┐ frithrusc a frithisi coruici ingen-ar-mēraibh `the third that the derbfine has attained, how is it divided? from father and son (of the deceased) backwards to grandfather, and in the opposite direction back again (from grandfather) to ingen-ar-méraib, Ériu i 215.15 . Celt. Irel. 119 . cis lir fodla fine la feine? deirbhfine co nonbar iarfine co trí firaibh déc, indfine co secht firu déc, glossed: d.¤ co nonbar .i. cúiger na geilfine ┐ ceathrar na deirbhfine conadh nonbar, O'D 736 ( H. 3.17 col. 535 ). Cf. Laws iv 284 . gur marbad D. ┐ deichnebur da derbḟine fein ime, AU 1241 (ii 298.13) ( FM iii 302.15 ) (see MacNeill l.c. 127). B. . . . ┐ a dhá bhrathair . . . do mharbhadh la a nderbhfine buddhéin, FM 848 (i 480.3) = et duo germani eius . . . a fratribus suis, AU 849 (i 358.8) . a chuiged gan chennach ar na deadail re derbḟine , MR 218.2 . Sometimes used loosely in poetry: a dheirbhfine ḟionn Eachach (to the Oirghialla), TD 9.55 .