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dolbaid , doilbid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dolbaid , doilbid or dil.ie/18005

Forms: doilbthe, dolbud

v (dolb)

(a) fashions, shapes, forms: dondí rodndolbi gl. finxit (of a potter), Wb. 4c26 . secht n-ingena dolbte snāthi macc n-āesmar who fashion the threads, Misc. Hib. ii 4 p. 19 . in nath fhoirtceadhach dholbhaim (.i. chumaim), Hard. ii 290 .

(b) Esp. of magic formation: nathracha . . . dolbsat a fuath día flescaib, SR 3852 . dolbit drúith na nDéisse senaithech hir-richt bó, Ériu iii 141 . dolbit clann Chalatin na sluaig im Emain Macha, LL 119a13 . dolbfamaitne (dolfamne, v.l.) sé muca uaib-si, Anecd. ii 62 . dona hurtroighib rodolba Banba do macaib Miled the phantoms which B. formed to [ward off] the sons of M., Corm. Y 949 . rodolbsat [Tuatha D.D.] temel . . . dar gréin, Lec. 23b39 . With transference of obj. transforms (esp. reflex. folld. by I N-): fer cumachta . . . notolbad in cach richt ba halic leis who used to change himself into any form he wished, FB § 75 . rosdolbsat lucht int síde sin hi sluagu, RC xxii 401 . rosdolbsetar i ndelbaibh ṅdam n-allaidh, LL 170a30 .

(c) In wider sense fabricates, invents (of something false): nodolbtais gnímu dam do dénum they used to invent deeds that I had done, Ml. 54c12 . rodolbsat filedu sulgaire na faidble bréci, LB 238(c)b 48 . rodoilbit sceoil bregi . . . al-lus Cesair, CCath. 750 . na tuscair[n]ti nodoilbtis, 767 . rodolbhadh sccél éiccin chuicce co rogabhadh ┐ co rocrochadh, AFM v 1752 . Pretends, feigns: a tóla adchí dolbthai (= dolbaid-i) iarum is a tothóchaide he feigns it afterwards for a future time, Per. 64a1 ( Thes. ii 229.33 ). rodolbsat genti a mbreith dona deib pretended that they were carried off by the gods, BB 425a28 . ró dolb cotlud do dénam, Trip.² 2172 . dolbais ba marb Fithir, LL 4894 .

(d) devises, contrives, brings about (by fraud or magic): ised rodolpset . . . fer dia muntir do thobairt for fuatt amal bid marb, Lat. Lives 12 . rodolbsat tria druidhecht combad druim muicce ind inis, Lec. 28a26 . rodholbhsat tria draoidheacht co ttarfas do macaibh M. nár bo hiath . . . an crioch, Leb. Gab.(i) 250 . ? mad anbuain galair no egin no uisci dolba air gan fregra do tobairt, O'Curry 304 ( H 3.18 167 ).

Part. doilbthe. Vn. dolbud.