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doilig

Cite this: eDIL s.v. doilig or dil.ie/17839
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: duilig, doilid, doilgi, duilgium, doiligh

adj also duilig, doilid. See under suilig.

(a) hard (to do), difficult, troublesome: cach ceist duilig, LL 221a47 ( TTr. 308 ). cath dolig dibergach, Cog. 178 . cless doilig , Metr. Dinds. iii 62 . mór léim ndoiligh rolinges, BS 62 . i ndeabhthaibh duilghe, AFM v 1694 . is dolig a fiss, FA § 12 . is doilig a n-imfulang, Laws v 312.7 Comm. ba dulig cor ristí (leg. risintí) robói and it was hard to cope with, CRR § 55 . Compar. is glicu ┐ is dolgiu, TBC-I² 11 note a . is andsa .i. is doilgi , Laws i 252.16 Comm. anscuiche .i. is doilgiti a scuchad, iii 12.19 . doilgi ná gach gleó dibhsin comhrac in laich, MR 312 . Superl. (for compar.): in fail . . . comlonnaid a aesa is duilgium andásum? harder to encounter, TBC-LL¹ 849 = as andsam, LU. With DO: dolig duit gním n-erred do gabail fort it is hard for you, TBC-I¹ p. 63 n. 19 (LU). fa dolig dóib fri[th]airle int shlúaig romóir, TBC-LL¹ 452 . ní doilig duit co ndena bairgena dona clochaib-se, PH 4796 . a luad nocha doilid dam, Hy Fiach. 230 . ní hí a aés is dulgium dó his age is not his greatest difficulty, TBC-LL¹ 846 . With LA: ragat-sa lib imbárach cid duilig lim, LL 27a23 . an fear comhlainn céad is doilge leat it aghaidh whom you deem hardest (to encounter), Ériu i 87 ; ZCP x 286.28 . ní doilge leiss dul 'na dáil andás i ndáil cech bíid archena he deems it as light a matter to go to partake of it (the Sacrament) as of any other food, PH 5348 .

(b) hard to bear, grievous, distressing: scéla doilge (: choimde), SG 356.13 . co rīs in saidhbri suilid | iar ndai[d]bri duilig domoin, ZCP vi 264 § 8 . pian ele ba doilche inā sin, Aisl. Tond. 97 . ropa doilid la Dubthach ini sin, Laws i 6.24 . ac dighail Dé dhoiligh (Conchubar avenging the death of Christ), RC vi 77 . a fhir do chumm in cruinde | doilig lind do lettruimme, LB 186a13 . gidh doiligh linn gan leanmhain | don bhuidhin, DDána 97.28 . gér dhoiligh ris an rígh na scéala sin, Keat. iii 5382 .

As subst. difficulty, strait: tú-sa i ndulig I am in a fix, TBC-LL¹ 1338 . mac Decill fri duiligh, Gorm. Jan. 1 . i ndulig erraig in the hard time of spring (?), Hib. Min. p. 65 .

(c) Of persons hard, stern, intractable, inexorable: ba dulig irgaile I was stern in battle, Tec. Corm. § 7 . áilgin ag áibhness, rodoiligh i n-irghail, Expugn. Hib. § 5 . abbair fris nip diumsach duilig, ZCP xi 84 § 34 . corbat sídaig teglach tréin | gurbat duilig i ndroibhél, SG 107 . frissin fher ndoilig ndemnach, PH 89 . fiche cét Danar dian dolig, Cog. 152 . ag riarachadh dhámh ndoiligh hard to please, Arch. Hib. i 89.3 . pn As sobriquet (?): iar ṅDonnchad duilig (: bruidin), Rawl. 163b6 . Adv. ag tagra go tuirseach doiligh ré Dia, TSh. 4208 .