dindgna

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dindgna or dil.ie/16590

Forms: dingna

n io,m., later often treated as t-stem in pl. dingna m., IGT Decl. § 2 . Compd. of dind?

(a) height, eminence, mound (gen. of low elevation, either natural or artificial); a summit, a top: cach áth ┐ cach díngnai . . . is áth ┐ dignai (dindgna, LU) Medba a ainm, TBC² 1353 . nocho tarnastair mo rosc for tulaich ná dingna, 3411 . adfēd dō a n-iathu ┐ a n-áthu . . . a mardingnu (n- arddingdnu, LU), 622 . o dingnu do dingnu ┐ o aill do aill, Im. Br. ii 287 ( LU 1238 ). i ndindgnaib ┐ i cnocaib, FA 14 . de dingnaib doss from the tops of bushes, Thes. ii 290 . in sliab . . . co ndairib co ndindgnaib summits, Met. Dinds. iii 302 . for dindgnu secht nime, Fél. Ep. 120 . do diṅgnaib richid rindgil, SR 4094 . Isu Crist . . . rotairnid de dingnaib richid, D iv 2, 74va29 . do dingnoip rightighi nemda, Fl. Earls 234 .

(b) a landmark, a notable place, a monument: lia Ailbe primh-dindgnai Maigi Breg (of an obelisk), AU 998 . dindgnai Laigen . . . in sluindet na senchaide? Met. Dinds. iii 66 . dindgnai Temrach the mounds and monuments on Tara Hill, RC xv 280 . a n-anmand for dindgnaib uaislib hErend, LL 13b43 . d'iarraid cnoc ┐ dingnadh in bhaili ir-rabutar . . . maithi Fian, Acall. 1488 .

(c) earth-built fort, stronghold in general (used in juxta- position with dún, daingen, etc.): robo chalma in chathir-sin ┐ ropa dangen in d.¤ (of Troy), LL 227a30 . rathocebaind mo d.¤ , 307b27 . cumsat ratha is rodindgna, 162b49 . ra-loisc . . . a ndúni sa ndingnada, 27a18 . adba ind ríg . . . | ba dín, ba dún, ba d.¤ , Met. Dinds. i 30 . ni raibh dún no daingean no diongna dogabhadh ris an gláim, Cog. 114 . ra denam dunad ┐ d.¤ , CRR 6 . i ndindgnaib (.i. hi cumtaigib) Dé Athar, Rawl. 106b28 , 31 . i ndindgnaib degfhlatha (i.e. heaven), Arch. iii 219 . a ngeba do dinghnaib ┐ cathrachaib i nEdail, Aen. 1201 .

(d) Fig. of anything pre-eminent, supreme (common in chevilles): fo fiadnaib i ndinngaib gal, SR 6051 . di dindgnaib Roerenn = potentates, Thes. ii 295 . athair na mórchethra | mó d.¤ dam domun (of the Dond Cualgne), IT iii 246 . dingnaib dál, SR 4949 . ZCP iii 21 . línib dindgnai, Met. Dinds. i 32 . dingnaib rēimenn, ZCP vii 309 (= aidble remenn, Reeves Ad. p. 274 ). do raighnibh . . . ┐ do firdingnaib na lann, CCath. 5245 . Perh. also: ba dingna in deghmhaccraidh, Duan. Finn i 52.2 , ` outstanding, distinguished (?)', iii 253 (see dingna).