dígaind

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dígaind or dil.ie/16283

Forms: díogainn, díoghainn

adj (neg. dí- and gand) not scanty, hence plentiful, copious: dioghainn .i. neamhghann, O'Cl. fér digainn an talman, CCath. 2529 . dochum ind ḟeoir díguind, Lat. Lives 61 ( Trip. 472 ). for feor dighaind in fasaigh, Aen. 286 . a fholt dighoind, Ferm. 146a8 . red bharr ndíoghuinn . . . thick locks, TD 2.20 . Raith Dúrlais is dígaind blad abounding in fame, Hy Fiachr. 290 . pl. Eire na ndonn-bhrat ndioghuinn, 3 C 1 3, 959.2 . As subst.: do tógbhadh leo . . . díoghain gacha deaghsheasga abundance of the best sedge, ML 74 . do dersc- naigedur . . . do feraib in betha i ndigaind (ndigaing, MS) cacha eladna, Ériu viii 20 . In sense lavish (?): an t-enech . . . díghuind derloicctech, Ériu iv 218 (cf. in glac d.¤ , ib. 1.5 ). Dense, compact (of forests, trees, multitudes, etc.): fíodhbhadh . . . díoghainn daigherdha, ML 84 . doire dosach diogainn, FM vi 1920 . doiredha dlúithe díghainne, Fianaig. 88 . na doiredha dluithi digainni dergruadha do slegaibh, CCath. 5438 . crand remur . . . se diriuch digaind, LB 221a43 . fuaratar crand ndigainn, Moling 34 . bile díghainn doislethan, SG 68 . an dá eó dighainne, Celt. Rev. iv 22 . adais L. tine ndigaind ndrithleannaig a big blazing fire, Lec. 420b24 . Of waves: tógbhaid uisgeadha aigianta . . . 'na ndromannaibh diana díoghainne doieadrána, TSh. 2073 . Of a host: cath . . . dlúth díoghlach díoghain dense, CRR p. 82 . d'eirghiodar 'n-a ndruing ndíoghain, ib. Hence solid, firm, strong (of constructions, buildings, etc.): o tuistin domain dighaind, BB 36b12 . drumchla dígaind dilend in betha firm ridge midst universal deluge (`die feste First [die hervorragt aus] der Welt- sündflut', Thurn. RC vi 93 ), LL 230b8 . do shonnach a dhúin díghainn, SG 121 . dúnaidh díoghainn, FM vi 2210 . fán ngallráith ndaingin ndíghuinn, O'Gr. Cat. 502 . Cruacha, cathair cloindi Cuind, | isdad Meadba in mur-digaind, Lec. 353a10 . longa . . . leabhairdhíoghuinne, ML 46 . do na ruadh- bhordaibh réidhe ro-dhíoghuinne, ib. mo radharc tar sāl sínim | do clār na ndarach ndighainn `from the firm oaken planks' (of the boat), BCC § 201 . tresin nDeirg ndruimnig diogainn (of a shield), MR 152 . aiged Airt in airm diguind, Lec. 364b43 . gach snáithe sligheadh . . . díorgha díoghuinne (of a road), Ériu v 58 . ní dighainn mo gles gēr-oll my sharp- pointed pen is not steady (?), ZCP xiii 8 . Ailill in abra digaind of steady (resolute) brow (?), Lec. 354a29 . ceimdighaind ` firm- stepping ', ZCP vi 285 . ro chinnsiot go céim-dioghainn, FM v 1670 . Of persons: Diarmait . . . an taoisech dioghain, FM iii 532 . ba drong dáthius droṅg ṅdígaind | dia mbói comfhlathius for hErind, LL 21a16 . clanna . . . dedla díoghaini Dubhghuill (`austere'), Rel. Celt. ii 260 . P. O'C. gives díogainn ` intent, ardent . . . fierce, stern ', distinct from díoghainn ` plenteous, copious ' (so Dinn., díogan , and O'R., díoghann ), but the distinction does not seem to be supported by exx. Cf. double sense of Eng. stout.