dálach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dálach or dil.ie/14352

adj o-ā.

I Holding assemblies, frequenting meetings . slúaig Helair deirb dálaig, Fél. Oeng. Nov. 1 . Dunlang derb dálach, ib. Apr. 11 . Dimeter nar dalach, Fél. Gorm. Nov. 10 . dálach cech cosnamach, Tec. Corm. § 13. 27 . dálach cech dagthuath, ib. § 15. 23 . dálacha drochmná bad women are given to trysting ib. § 13. 38 . ronnach rannach rodálach wanton Celtica xiii 6.17 . Donnchad dálach, Fén. 276. 3 . Fer dálach npr. m., Laud 610, 77 a 1 .

II Multitudinous, accompanied by many followers. is mór Brigit buadach is cáin arruam dálach, Fél. Oeng. Prol. 192 . is ruam iarthair betha Glenn dálach dá locha, ib. 196 . ó Chlúain Dolcain dálach, ib. Aug. 6 . ó Daminis dálaig, Sept. 12 . re síl dálach dóine, Jan. 1 . gleo fri draic ṅdálach, Sept. 29 . ar laithe ṅdil ṅdálach tairset co méit míle, Dec. 13 , cf. also Nov. 26 . cnói dagruis dálaig, Metr. Ds. iii 130. 35 (= LL 195 a 49 ). Doubtful if here FM i 524. 19 : is dalach ni dearmattach deirghe an betha bhuidhe. domnach dubhach dalach (derach, v.l.) 'mournful, sad, sorrowful (?)' Éigse xv 22 .

III Subst. a day for holding meetings (lá dálach), a week- day . domhnach is dálach Sunday and week-day (Con., Don.). ta mé ag obair domhnach is dálach I am working Sundays and week-days.—Cf. dálach as an epithet of Thursday : is olc a chéadaoin chraobhach agus ní measa nán Déardaoin dálach, Cruach Chonaill (ed. Lloyd) p. 80. 19 .