deacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. deacht or dil.ie/14811

 

Forms: déacht, deachte, deacte, deachtae, deachtu

n ā, f., derivative of 2 día. Godhead, divinity . Disyllabic: i nanmaim a dhaenachta: meic in choimded cháid: i nanmaim a dhéachta: Ísu uasail áin, LL 306 a 23 . SG i 384. 24 . do doenacht do déacht: lat noebspirut ṅdelbdae, Fél. Ep. 353 . deacht all cases but gen. déacht, Wb. 33 b 17 . SR 7758 . Fél. Ep. 353 . g s. deachte, deacte, Wb. 2 b 10 . 2 d 6 . 5 c 16 . 15 b 5 , 19 , 20 . 18 b 4 . 24 a 34 . 24 c 6 . 26 a 17 . 26 c 5 . 26 d 10 . 32 b 7 . 32 c 15 . 33 b 17 . deachtae, Thes. i 485. 31 (Tur). Mid.-Ir. deachta ( LU 31 b 43 . ACC § 45 ), deachtu, PH 6187 . —In Mid.-Ir. superseded by diadacht under the influence of dia; both forms are frequently found side by side, e.g. PH 7019 : diadacht, 7021 : deacht; diadacht a common v.l. of deacht, cf. Ériu ii 198. 27 . The forms seem quite synonymous; only I have no instance of deacht in the sense `theology.';

I The quality of being divine, divine nature, divinity, Godhead , as opposed to dóinecht `manhood'; the Irish rendering of the Christian conception deitas, divinitas, and consequently never applied to a pagan deity. Esp. the Godhead of Christ. ó soilsi deachte Críst, Wb. 26 a 17 . do chretim a deachte, ib. 2 d 6 . rosuidiged do aisti na deachta the nature of the Godhead ACC 45 . i ndeacht, ib. iar folad a deachta according to the nature of his Godhead PH 4894 . ní creitset in fírdeacht inna trindóte fíre, Thes. ii 317. 5 . conid frecnairc Críst iarna dheacht don eclais, PH 6824 . —Very frequent in opposition to dóinecht: accumul a déachte ┐ a doenachte, Wb. 33 b 17 . nírbu dóinecht cen deacht, ib. 15 d 16 . cid don deacht cid don doenecht both to the Godhead and to the Manhood, 32 c 1 . acht rocretea deacht et dóinecht Críst bit less ind huili dáni, 27 b 15 . etargne deachte ┐ dóinechte Críst, 24 c 6 .— i noentaid deachta ┐ doenachta mic Dé bíí, PH 5360 , 5630 . deacht ┐ doenacht a noentaid oenpersaine hi Críst, ib. 6846 . Cf. ib. 5639 , 6912 . uair atconnarcais mo doenacht rocretis mo dheacht, ib. 6788 .—rí dochóid...asa doenacht na déacht SR 7758 . tarmchruthugud deachta (v.l. diadachta) Ísu dar doennacht, Ériu ii 198. 27 (Harl.).

II Concr. the Divinity, God . Often like Dia treated as a nom. pr. with omission of the article where this would otherwise have been expected. Very frequently translating Lat. Deus. deus .i. in deacht, Wb. 20 d 7 . in deo .i. isin deacht, ib. 21 c 23 . a deo .i. ón deacht, 9 d 10 . ex uirtute dei, gl. ó neurt deachte, 18 b 4 . aduersus deum .i. fri deacht, 13 b 16 . quoniam deus (.i. deacht) erat in Christo , 15 d 16 . etargne deacte, 26 c 5 = etarcne dæ, ib. 9 . It renders Lat. Dominus: benedictus Dominus .i. in deacht, 14 b 8 .—as tualang deacht todiusgud Críst the Godhead is able to raise up Christ, 13 c 15 . nert deachte immidforling, 24 a 34 . Often rúna deachte = rúna dé: rudérged í rúnaib inna deachte, 2 b 10 . condan eolich i rrúnaib deachte, 15 b 19 . ib. 26 d 10 . God as the Creator of the world: dont láthur diasndísiu robói hi rúnaib inna deacte oc tuiste dúile hi tossuch, Wb. 5 c 16 . God as the father of Christ: óre is mac na deachte dodrimthirid, Wb. 32 c 15 . The Holy Trinit:y Ísu Críst mac Dé bí...in tres perso na deachta uasli, LU 31 b 43 . RC iv 246. 7 . in Spirut noeb in tres persa na deachta uaisle, PH 1087 , 6187 , 6838 .— Further instances from Wb: in dóinecht...ferid itge forssin deacht, 4 b 19 . dodíusgibther in corp tri nert inna deachta, 9 d 3 . rann din deacht, 12 c 13 . 13 c 2 . 15 b 20 . i llaithiu díxnichthetad na deachte, 32 b 7 . opp. dóinacht, 15 b 5 . 32 c 13 . 33 c 5 .—hi remerchoiliud inna deachtae in the predestination of the Godhead Thes. i 485. 31 . ro súithe dó dama[d] deachta, prob. = rodamad súithe d. dó knowledge of the Godhead had been granted to him ACC 45 . oentaid inna deachta, Cáin Ad. 30 . topur ecna na deachta PH 6238 . cubaid sin fri huaisle na deachta, ib. 7021 . Obs. — Cf. 2 día.