díliu, díle

Cite this: eDIL s.v. díliu, díle or dil.ie/16425

Forms: dílend, dílinde, dílind, dilind, díle

n n,f. (*dí-lin-? Cf. Thurn. Gramm. § 331 . From Lat. diluvium, Ped. i 197 ). g s. usually dílend; occasionally dílinde, rarely dílind (: Find (gen.), Fianaig. 50 , 94.19 ). na dilind , Snedg. u. MacR. 39 . díle, f., IGT Decl. § 145 .

(a) The Noachian deluge: in díle diluuium, Ml. 48d17 . díli .i. diluuium , Corm. Y 480 . amail sóersai Nóë . . . din díle, Fél. Ep. 452 . diliu thromm, SR 2626 . clann Caīn sil Seth na sen | dorigni in diliu a ndilgen, 2724 . otha dilind co Abram, 2297 . iar ndilinn, 2276 . airdde na dilenn o lar, 2525 . o aimsir dilenn, Fél. p. 258 . o rodoirt díliu for bith, Met. Dinds. iii 238 . robaid in diliu sil Adaim uile ach Noe, LL 1b1 . o dorat Dia in dilind darsin uile ṅdomun ní therna di doenib in domuin on dilind acht mad lucht na hairce, 1b4 , 6 . is mé Findtan . . . d'éis na díleand, Ériu iv 132 . is e oenḟot do thalmain tar na tainic diliu, idon Golgotha, MacCarthy 48 . tarraidh dílind Bith, BB 20b6 . is fir mar rimhim re radh | o Dilinn co Abraham, MacCarthy 260 . san domnach is fath fire | dotraig ar tus in dile, Ériu iii 144 . ni ragbad [Ériu] ria ndile ┐ ni ragbad iar ndíle . . ., Imr. Br. i 286 x . do deoin ríg na dílinne, SG 382 (LL Bóroma). ar teithedh na dilinde (: gan time), BB 22b45 . an chéiddíle . . . | lér dhíoláithrigh Dia an domhon, TD 7 § 29 . is í an díle na danair, 7 § 42 . anall ó dhortadh díleann, 28 § 3 . ó ré dílinne na dtrét | a bfírinne gá coimét, SG 349 . mo ṡáeghul roimh dhílinn duib | cúig bliadhna déc do bliadhnuib | tug Día tar éis dílinn damh | cúig cét cúig míli bliadhan, Anecd. i 25 . rosaerad Noe ar thonnaib na dílend, PH 5884 . créad as a bhfuaradar an drong do bhí ria ndílinn ann ré fhada, TSh. 8528 . iar dturnamh na díleann, 8422 . re hucht na dílinne, 236 . dia hAoine tugadh an díle tar an ndomhan, Gadelica 207 (Eoghan Ó Caoimh). le huisgidhibh na díleann, Gen. ix 11 (Bedell).

(b) torrential rain, wet weather: bláth gach tíre 'na thoradh | gnáth díle mar a dhubhadh | gach fiodh cnó bhán ag bloghadh | gach domhan lán bó is brughadh, G. B. Mac Con Midhe, O'Conor Don MS. 160a(No. 297) . an cheandsachd chaitheas rinde | is grian a ngar dhilinde, GJ ix 307(Tuar feirge § 3). grian gheal i ndeaghaidh dílionn, TD 24.54 . lá gréine i ndiaidh dílinne, 26 § 25 (doininne, v.l.). Fig. a torrent (of tears): le déaraibh fola dá ndortadh 'na ndílinn, Keat. Poems 944 = Hackett xxxix 312 .

(c) waters of the ocean, sea: Etar étan ri dílind Etar (i.e. Howth Head) forehead to the flood, Met. Dinds. iii 104 . aés rodmbádi tond dilend (but this may belong to (e)), 106 . Of the names of the Boyne at different stages of her course: Banna ó Loch Echach cen ail, | Drumchla Dílenn co hAlbain, 28 . ardanfud dond dílinne . . . décsiu Cerbaill, RC xxix 211 . dar lebarthonnaib na dileann, Snedg. u. macR. 33 . da druim ndilinne (: firinne), Rawl. 86b42 . co ti in diliu tar in domun, Aen. 2966 . tar dromchla ndíleann, TD 20 § 33 . fa tholchuibh dílionn, 20 § 35 . siar tar dromchladh na díleann, Keat. Poems 31 .

(d) flood, torrent usually in epithets: ucht ra mór-dilind to breast a great torrent used of facing a battle, CRR p. 46 (§ 40) . Of a warrior in battle: ruc taichim . . . fo cath na nAnmargach . . . mar borbruathur dianbunni dilend, Cog. 188 . ba he tra samail na desi sin (Haemon and Tydeus) amal ro rethidis da buinne (sic leg.) diana dileand a slebtib arda amreidi . . . (Theb.), Celt. Rev. x 318 . Of Caesar's army: . . . an breisim bratha, ┐ an buine dilenn ┐ an diliu ic tuili . . ., CCath. 5376 . as maidhm dilionn ┐ biodhbha sochaide e, ZCP x 280.y . mur buinni ndían ṅdílinn sceithes a hucht airdslébe i n-aimsir thuili, Fianaig. 94 . snámaid sisi ina ndiaid go trén tinnesnach gurba chosmail re buinne mborbruad ndilenn in dá buinne bátar ima taebaib, SG 250 . uaim dhíleann . . . samhuil inntleachta Dalláin, Oss. v 34 .

(e) The gs. is used attributively to denote great size apparently resulting from great (antediluvian?) age: dam dílend (cf. dam ré, TD 14.34 . Keat. Poems 739 ): ┐ xl ar da cetaib dam dilenn leo docum in tuir do cur a fola fai (of the building of the Tower of Babel), BB 14a53 . mar neart ndamh ndighleann, TBC 3870 v.l. roforbair cona ba luga hí oltás dam dílend (the beast slain by Michael), PH 7221 . Dubhchosach Binde Gulban .i. damh diomhór dilean (of a stag 500 years old), Celt. Rev. x 135 . marb eilit Droma Sileann | geisidh damh dileann dá héis, Acall. 850 . an chú glan semhḟáobhrach seng | ór gearrṡáoghlach dam dílenn, Brian Ó Corcrán, O'Conor Don MS. 227a ( No. 294 ). Freq. applied to warriors: ba treass im dam dilend tres catha uime, BB 435a26 . téit fúthaib mar dham ndásachtach ndileann, SG 65 . indsaighis cach a chele dibh . . . mar dhá damh dílind, Ériu iii 170 . In a few exx. there seems to be a con- fusion in writing between dam Dile the Ox of Dil (q.v.) and dam dílenn: dam dilenn tuargabsat ceann, BB 373b48 = Daim Dile etc., Met. Dinds. iii 204 . ? ech dílenn: is luaithe mé ná eachradh díleann (Death addressing the sinner), O'Gr. Cat. 593 (but the corresponding line in Cnuasach Comhagall 6 is: is luaithe mé na teacht tromdileann).

Of trees, etc. scolb do dharaigh dileann, CF 712 . Niall mac Echach na ttres ttenn | ríbhile díomsach dílenn, O'Conor Don MS. 155a ( No. 59 ). níorbho coinne sgíthbheag, sgathu- aimhneach coinne an dá ruire sin acht ba sáthadh dhá charrtha chloch ndileann, ML 140 . gu gluaiste na crega dílinn, Rel. Celt. i 165 (older version?). ar charruig dhíleann, Desid. 649 . dún dílenn a cyclopean fort (cf. dileann firm, solid, sound, strong, P. O'C. ): co fuil and da dun dileann | eargna run re taeb remeand; | uas tuind tibraid fri toraind | sund fri dib imlib Erenn (viz. Dún Sobhairche in the N. & Dún Cermna in the S.), Lec. 578a14 ( LL 17b1 ). cumdach tochair tuir dileand, BB 37a10 ( Lec. 564a37 ). uamdorus dilenn (Antaeus' cave), CCath. 2908 . is tú fa leannán dreach-nár díleann | do ṡíol Éibhir (of a fortress), Keat. Poems 1525 . Fig. uaill dílenn unyielding arrogance (?): laechraid Ulad uaill dileand | ni rorimeam a remeand, Lec. 584a19 .