damsa

Cite this: eDIL s.v. damsa or dil.ie/14541

Forms: daṁsa

n a dancing : cidh ná déna damsa frit cosaibh, Aisl. Tund. 95. 17 .—MOD. daṁsa (Ulster and Connaught), pl. daṁsadha; daṁas (Munster, esp. of the jumping of cattle). Hence daṁsach given to dancing : fionnlios... druineach daṁsach deallrach, D. O'Bruad xiv 68 . daṁsaire a dancer . daṁsaire dubh a morris or morrish-dancer, also a water-spider , P. O'C. Dinn. daṁsaim daṁsaighim (pret. do dhaṁsas or do dhaṁais me) dance . daṁsóir a dancer P. O'C.