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Cite this: eDIL s.v. dorn or dil.ie/18356
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: dornn, dord, doirnn, duirnn, dorrann, dorn, Duirn, Duirn, D., Durn

n o, m. Also written dornn (-nd); form dord occurs TBC-I¹ 1823 ; IT i 40.22 (if not a scribal error, cf. card = carn). Note also d s. durrnd, CIH i 52.34 , Ériu lii 140 . doirnn, Trip.² 2928 (doirnnin, v.l.); for assin duirnn , Fél. 146.31 leg. assind iurn out of the iron (pot). dorrann, Ó Bruad. i 66 . dorn m., IGT Decl. § 67 .

(a) hand, fist: na durnu (gl. pugnas), Gild. Lor. 165 . robbad durnn caurad ┐ robad rig ruanada, TBC-I¹ 425 . a dord ima gāi, 1823 . laigen ina durnn, 2563 . gabaid in gilla imbirt a dornn foraib, 431 . imberta claideb ar dornaib desaib, LU 3424 ( SCC § 19 ). méit chléib búana cechtar a dá dordn (leg. dornd), BDD § 58 . métither ri durnu degléch, LL 237b1 ( TTr. 1518 ). rosbuailset dia mbassaib ┐ dornaib, PH 117 . senais R. a dhurna (lamha, v.l.) ┐ a ruscca dósomh, BNnÉ 319 § 13 . meni tuga biad im d.¤ , Laws v 64.21 . is do doarfas in d.¤ cen rigidh (of Belshazzar), Lec. 23a37 . lán duirn a handful: gabais C. lán duirnd dind feór, TBC-I¹ 1643 . comtrom do gach ní aen-lan duirn an equal handful of each ingredient, 23 P 10, 79.36 . debaid duirn a fight with fists: da ndech i mebail | narop debaid duirn, KMMisc. 290.2 . da rabhair a ndeabhaidh | narab deabhaidh duirn, 3 C 12, 122.20 . Hand as symbol of labour or workmanship: radis . . . nach crích no ferand bái aice acht a uird ┐ a indeona ┐ a duirn, TBC-LL¹ 962 . imin clochdroichit suidighus o dourn which he erected with his own hand, Laws ii 232.11 Comm. tri duirn ata dech for bith: d.¤ degsháir, d.¤ degmná, d.¤ deggobann, Triads 76 . rindaide, ráthbuige . . . i tig ríg noibdis corn, | ba hé a ndliged díles d.¤ the right due to their handiwork, Metr. Dinds. i 24 ; 'this was their proper due … a fist' v 125 . conarba ní ri mac oclaig . . . a dornd im suist no im opair so that no son of a warrior would put his hand to a flail, Cog. 116.12 .

Fig. to denote seizure, possession: dobhen urlamhas a atharda a dornaibh danar, AFM vi 2178.19 . d.¤ i mbrollach (a legal formula signifying arrest?): d.¤ ina brollach ar daigin a fastaithe re fiachaibh, Laws i 164.12 Comm. a leanmuin cu hor criche ┐ d.¤ ina brolluch i n-or criche, ii 88.18 Comm. = lamh ina brolluch, 20 ; cf. i 128.z . Prov. d.¤ im cheo a hand round mist (= something vain or ineffectual), Laud 615, 23 . na seoid adchi as d.¤ am cheo, BCC § 138 . d.¤ im diaid id., O'Dav. 1586 ; BS 54.27 . dorn im gae ngreine, CIH iii 750.33 , cf. Cog. 162.24 . fá dornaib underhand, secretly (mod.?): raelta eoluis fé dhóirnibh, Ó Bruad. ii 46 . súgra . . . fá na ndóirnib, 70 .

(b) hand as a measure of length: d.¤ a measure of 6 or 4 inches, O'Don. Suppl. sé troighthi . . . no da dornd déc ma do dornuib toimistar, Laws iv 76.21 Comm. naoi nduirn a fot . . . d.¤ leithet a crai . . . tri duirn a leithet ara medon, ZCP xiv 348.1 ( Laws ii 238.10 ). cetra duirn i n-airde, SG 108.24 . cubat cóic nd.¤ , Ériu ii 130 § 102 . dá dh.¤ décc ina leithet, trí duirn ┐ dá mér i fad a eite, AFM ii 996.9 . Cf. also: in dabach aile . . . fichis dornaib de it boiled hands high (?), TBC-I¹ 724 (see Celtica iii 180 ). in dabach tanaise con figfed durnu di, TBC-LL¹ 1367 = rofhuich d.¤ uaisdi, St.

(c) handful (= lán duirn), small quantity: dornn biroir, TBC-I¹ 1169 . cia fochertha d.¤ lán d'fhiad-ublaib fora cenna, LL 252b17 . nir dirúais dar (= don) charpat . . . acht d.¤ dina bassaib immon roth, TBC-LL¹ 6070 . d.¤ dona hasnaib . . . d.¤ dona fer[t]sib, TBC-I¹ 3638 . dornn do thuige ┐ d'édach, Ériu v 24.31 .

(d) blow with the fist, buffet: ní ba mó nó ó mir nó ó dúrnn nó ó lúa mair[b]fes cach fer leo, BDD § 94 . marbaid cét fer dib col-lūib ┐ co ndornaib, Ériu ii 24 § 6 . do buail d.¤ dásachtach ar Chonán, SG 339.7 . doradus d.¤ dara bhél, Acall. 1428 . d.¤ imidrubart, O'Dav. 1348 .

(e) handle . Of a vessel: gl. ansa, Thes. ii 361.29 (Philarg.). ballán d.¤ `a bowl of hands' (a two-handed cup?), Moling § 14 (`vessel of handfuls?' Plummer MS. notes). cilorn . . . an stuag as a taib no in milan duirn (`the hand-can'; can with handle?), Laws i 134.4 Comm. Of a bell: ássaid bethe tría doirnn (doirnnin, v.l.), Trip.² 2928 . Of a sword-hilt (only in compds.): claideb dorngel, TBC-I¹ 2847 . claidbi gel-duirn, TBC-LL¹ 4372 . claidbi ōrduirn, 4396 ; cf. TBC-I¹ 2045 , IT i 310.38 . im chechtar a dá leth-d.¤ in chlaidib on each side of the hilt, LL 237b37 ( TTr. 1548 ).

(f) Exceptionally foot (of an animal) (?): d.¤ daimh, Triads 76 v.l. ( .i. cos ag treabath, p. 37 ).

(g) As n.pr. m. D.¤ fer do Fénib, H 3.18, 391a . gen. Duirn, AU 682 ; Fél. 68.2 . a síd Duirnn Buidhe, Acall. 7204 , cf. 3847 . pl. tri Duirn , TBC-I¹ 3515 . As n.pr. f. D.¤ ingin Buidi, Laws i 70.14 . accus. Durn, 68.17 . Dornd bean do Feinaib Temrach, v 472.12 Comm.

Compds.

(a) With adj.: ¤balc strong-fisted , Metr. Dinds. iii 114 . ¤chorcra crimson-fisted (epithet of Cuchulainn), MU 4.23 . ¤gel, RC xx 272.3 ; Cog. 162.15 . ¤mass: Diurān dornnmas D. of the beautiful hands, Anecd. i 58 § 63 . ¤mer deft-handed , Metr. Dinds. iii 130 . See also under (e) above.

(b) With subst.: ¤chlaideb ` hand-sword ', Marco P. 61 . ¤ḟáscud squeezing with the hands, CCath. 2521 . ¤gal: bellum (alias dorndghal) breg h-Eile re n-Ailill molt for Laighniu, AU i 24.4 . in indeoin fo dorndgalaib, ZCP xiii 276 § 5 (`boilings with bubbles as big as fists', Celtica iii 180 ). ¤glac: i ndornnglacaib doitlebra Domnaill, MR 116.23 . dornnfot a hand's length, Laws iv 76.24 Comm. With adj. formed from noun ¤gualannach: eich dorngualandaig of a horse with shoulder a hand's breadth, IT iii 72 § 29 .