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dethach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dethach or dil.ie/15814

Forms: dethcha, d., dethaige

n ā, f. g s. and n a pl. dethcha, g p. d.¤ , IGT Decl. § 37 . But dethaige occurs frequently as g s. and n a pl. Cf. detach.

(a) smoke, vapour, fume, steam: ro loiscset luib . . . ro sined in d.¤ thren . . . triasin n-ahér, SR 2149 . ro mhebaid d.¤ mor aroime . . . don loc, LB 230b32 . la dethaig na n-apaige 'cá loscud, TTr.² 1048 . ro loisced an chathir co raibe tría chorthair tenedh ┐ fo smúit dethcha, 1897 . conárbó airdi a d.¤ (detach, v.l.) inass a lasair, CCath. 1900 . is d.¤ do muchad, RC iv 254 . an dluimhchéo diadh ┐ dethaighe ro leth ona forloisccthibh, AFM vi 1962 . tusmidter deathaighi reamra tirma uaithi nach urcoidigius don radarc, 23 Q 5, 54.12 . a mbearbadh ar uisge fearthana ┐ urbruith do ghéunamh dhíbh ┐ a ndeathach do leigen fon t., 23 K 42, 341.12 . ó dethaighib cinntacha do beith isin ninchind, O'Gr. Cat. 186 . Of a conflagration: do-bhéara . . . | rí o nEathach nar airg cill | deat[h]ach isgach aird d'Eirinn, 23 D 4, 105 . Carraig in Bhogáin . . . ┐ brugh Bhaile Tomáis . . . do chuir A. fa aoindeat[h]ach, 3 C 13, 568 . na deathcha a n-íath anaithnidh | tríath Cechna is dá chomharthaibh, IGT Decl. ex. 972 . Cf. Eocho mac Echach | co cétaib d.¤ , SG 265 = LL 297b4 .

(b) vapour or exhalation caused by mental exertion or emotion; religious fervour, shame, etc.: d.¤ a cind iar crábud, RC xx 42 . an uair dorinde C.C. an urnuidhe ud ┐ do tocuib se a cend do scaeilfedh an d.¤ do erich da cenn an uair sin a bfuil do demhnaib a n-ifrend, BCC § 335 . as mairg teanga thug d.¤ tré a ghnúis (i.e. caused his face to fume with irritation), 3 C 12, 5 . do gab nairi é ┐ do bhí do mhéd na naire sin go facaid a raibe do lathair an d.¤ do erigh dá chind, BCC § 80 .

(c) Transf. hearth (for taxing purposes), `a smoke': pinginn ar gach ndethaig, BNnÉ 248 . sgrepall ar gach aonndethaigh, 204 . Cf. screball as gach tig i mbia d.¤ , Fen. 236.1 .

Compd. ¤mór of great smoke, exceedingly smoky: mothar dorcha doighir-leathan deathach-mhór, ML 80.16 .

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