1 decht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 decht or dil.ie/14933

o-ā, adj.: roded ór is airged decht: roded mil roded cruithnecht YBL 413 a 5 (Flann Fína's poem on Ireland, 10th century). So also B iv 2 (copied from the Book of Leinster where the first four stanzas are now missing) and R.I.A. MSS 23 E 16, 23 Q 9. The Mod. MSS 23 N 4, 23 Q 1 (R.I.A.) read airgeadacht. ic dénum airgid decht de BB 309 b 31 . ní córa dóibh...troid um Corcaigh ...iná cur deabtha budh dheacht: fá ṁagh dTeaftha is fán dTuaisceart, Misc. Celt. Soc. 356. 23 (poem by Fear feasa O Cáinte, 16th-17th century). a ragad féin duin bu dhecht (: cloisdecht), Ferm. 18. 14. f.b. bud decht .i. go deimin, Leb. Gab. 27 (O'Curry Trscr.; but cf. Sc. gu deachdta s.v. 2 dechtaid). Usually translated pure, genuine , P. O'C. (quoting Flann Fína), O'R.—Etymology and precise meaning obscure. Possibly an old pc. of dingid, cf. bocht: bongid; argat decht compressed or hammered silver ; transf. exact, precise, sure, certain . Compare docht (with Ablaut).