dabach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dabach or dil.ie/14084

Forms: dabcha, daibche

n ā, f. g s. dabcha and daibche; dabcha LU 23 a 35 (v.l. daibche YBL). Betha Colm. 72. 6 . Fen. 190.18 . Ir. Gl. 158 . daibche: Laws i 166. 22 . RC xxxii 57. 7 . Acall. 811 . MR 130. 2 . Misc. Celt. Soc. 54. 14 . But in plural always broad cons. group. a s. daibche RC xxxii 57. 6 (modelled on the ī-stems), cf. mod. daibche as n s. —By native grammarians explained as dé-oach `having two ears': d.¤ .i. déhoach .i. dí oe furri ar ní betis hoe for énaib hi tús, Corm. 15 .

I A large tub or vat with two handles (for ale, wine, mead, curds, oil, water, or washing): a nól meda .i. in dabach, Thes. ii 347. 34 . According to Ériu iv 134. 16 sq. the dabach was the largest vessel, the next in size being the ian (cf. Laws i 170. 4 , where a dabach is said to be bigger than an ian), then the drolmach, mude, cilarn, milan and metar. A rude sketch of a dabach is to be found LL 29 . —Made of oak : crandlestra .i. iana ┐ dromlacha ┐ dabcha darach, Laws v 94. 9 . a dabach dond dairech ZCP iii 39. 3 ; of yew : dabach dergibair LL 51 a 21 . ZCP viii 108. 15 . Acall. 3790 . The epithet derg, RC xv 303 , points to a dabach dergibair; d.¤ dondibair LL 51 a 1 ; of crystal : d.¤ deghdénṁach do gloine ghuirm, Ériu iii 156 § 10 . Acall. 783 ; of silver : d.¤ aircid co circlaib órda MS. Mat. 619. 7 . Held together by hoops : is gnáth fonnsa dá dhlúthchur uim dhaibhich, Ó'Bruad. viii 4 ( ITS xi 72 ).—Intended for liquids: ón dabaig ola, Fél. Oeng. 128. 42 . cétchorn gacha dabcha (levied as a tax), Fen. 190 . dá dabaigh décc do lionn maith ZCP viii 116. 1 ; for ale : luid ... issin dabaigh chormma SG 82. 5 ; for mead : assin dabaig medha, Acall. 7399 ; for cold water : i ndabaich nuaruisci TBC 722 Y. tucad uisce isna dabchaib, Thes. ii 347. 38 ; for eggs : lán secht ndabach ndron duigib géd MR 124. 23 . Intended for washing : d.¤ ḟothraicthe a washing tub, Fél. Oeng.¹ 170. 3 (i ndabaig fothraice). Raghnailt...do éc i ndabaigh ḟothraicthi ALC i 408. 7 . SG 73. 35 .—Prov. ní ba caindel fo dabaich dogén dím, Trip. 52. 23 . urchair an daill ma ndabhaich, Rel. Celt. i 155 . ib. ii 324. 26 .

II Metaph. a hollow, pit, pool : le hallglór an essa ag siledh san dabhaigh diansrothaigh, Anecd. iii 5 .

III A measure of land, a portion of land . In this sense only Scotch. dá dabég Uachtair Rósábard , Goid. 109. 14 . ar chuit cethri dabach do ní thíssad ar ardmandaidib alban, ib. 111. 6 (both from Book of Deir). Cf. Macdon. p. 305 .

LOC. D.¤ Féichín FM iii 23 n. Gort na Daibche, Misc. Celt. Soc. 54. 14 . Cluain Dabcha, Hogan Onom. Cúl Dabhach, ib.

DIMIN. dabchíne: etir dabaich ┐ dabchine LU 123 a 2 . daibchín, Seanchaint p. 78 .

MOD. dabhach, g s. daibhche and dabhcha, n p. dabhacha. Finck ii 62 . Quiggin § 40 . §143 .—Dinn. also gives n s. daibche.