dedbol

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dedbol or dil.ie/14992

Forms: d., deidbliu, dedhbhle, dedbol, deidblén, deadhbhlaighim, deadhbh- laghadh

adj o-ā. Puny, slight, trifling, paltry . From †di- adbol. —dedbul .i. dereoil, O'Dav. 659 (quoting Fél. Oeng. Jan. 25 ). Stowe Gl. 337 (dedbal). ní dedbul .i. ní dereóil, Three Gl. 128 (ad Fél. l.c. ). dédhbhal .i. dearóil nó bocht, O'Cl. d.¤ poor, weak, small, diminutive P. O'C. wretched, woeful , Lhuyd, O'R.—Of a day : ní dedbul a llathe, Fél. Oeng. Jan. 25 . Of persons : drong airdirc Giurgi : ní dedbul fri fethim, ib. Ep. 266 . Of a number : fichi deich ní dedhbol bríg, Anecd. i 74 st 224 . gér bhó dedhbal an líon dorochrattar ann FM vi 2288. 14 . COMP. deidbliu C iv 3, 17 a 1. 25 . dedhbhle P. O'C. —dedbol o, m. = deidblén, m. : sciath forsa talla certchossair cethri ndrong ndechenbair ndedbol LU 88 b 39 ( BDD § 87 ).—Dedbol seems obs. already in early Mid.-Ir. The use in FM is archaic.— Hence deadhbhlaighim v I decrease, diminish , vn. deadhbh- laghadh P. O'C.