dég

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dég or dil.ie/15047

Forms: deg

prep. & conj. From di + fiach (cf. Norw. for... skyld), in unaccented position when fiach was yet féch. Cf. dfech Arm. 17 b 1 . Mid.-Ir. déig, through the influence of dáig, to which it early gave way.

I Nom. prep. with gen. because of; also in return for. deoigh déigh dáigh .i. ar son nó do bhrígh, O'Cl. donindnagar cech maith dúibsi deg innaní sin, Wb 103 b 13 . Translating Lat. propter: p. dolositatem .i. dég a mmraithemnachta ón, Mil 91 c 14 . propter cultus diuini festa .i. arna líthu .i. dég a nermiten féid adi, 47 b 2 (synon. with `ar'). in dígal dumbir fornni dég ár pectha, 88 a 4 . deg, Sg 201 b 1 . Cf. dfech tinóil, Arm. 17 b 1 .—níco mbertar (sc. in táin isan gurt) deg an domnaig ZCP iii 228. 23 .—Mid.-Ir. fo déig, synon. fo bíth, fo dáig: bái comairle la hUltu fo déig Conculainn LU 121 b 34 . fochen duit fo deig na mná las tánaic SC § 20 ( IT i 327 b 2 ; fo bíth LU). fochen duid fo deig cridi do máthar TBC 532 Y.

II Conj. because . Followed by rel. form of verb: is díriuch a ndechor deg cinte persana, Sg 197 a 13 ; also, like amail, by non-rel. form: dég is ua guthaigthi intinnscana in fers, Sg 136 a 1 . deg rochualasom &c. , Lat. Lives 10. 10 = dég, Trip. 56. 23 .—Followed by rel. n-: dég rombou écndairc dó, Sg 148 a 6 ; but: dég robói in spiurt nóib less, Tur. 100 . dég ba hé ba lughu cin, TTr.² 1807 . Ambiguous: dég rofitir, Trip. 54. 3 . déig rofitir FB § 3 . —fo déig (negat. `ní'): fo déig ní ragad si acht &c. TBC 1662 Y. fo deig rolad cach duine di BB 349 a 15 .