1 dobur

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 dobur or dil.ie/17276

Forms: dobhar, dobhar, Faoldobhair, Faeldobar

adj o,ā

(a) dark, unclean: .i. dorcha, Lec. Gl. 352 . Stowe Gl. 52 . dobhar `dark, impure, foul ', O'R. dobar cach ndorche .i. cach ingloin .i. do fo diultad ┐ púr . . . .i. glan. dobur didiu .i. dí-phūr .i. inglē, Corm. Y 424 . do nighe a n-édaigh dobair | a struth an topair tonn-gloin to wash their soiled clothes, BNnÉ 220. 23 .

Compds. ¤cheó: doburcheó drōidechta a dark enchanted mist, Fianaig. 56.34 . fá dhobhair-chéo ndorcha, TSh. 5949 . ¤dorchae gloomy darkness: la dobhardhorcha (sic leg.) na hoidhche, FM vi 2282.w . ¤linn dark pool: na dobhar-linnte diana díomsacha, ML 46.2 . ¤lúbánach dark and tricky: a Domhnaill dobhurlubanígh, IT iii 98.20 . ¤néll dark cloud: doburneoill dubc[iach], CCath. 3143 . ¤néllgal dark clouds: inn dob[ar]nellgail ndendgurda, CCath. 3187 . ¤ṡoillse twi- light: dobhurshoillsi na maidne muiche, CCath. 1440 . la dobhar-shoillsi na maidne, FM v 1556.15 . ¤uisce dark water: a ndoburuisci gemreta, Acall. 6636 v.l.

See also dorblus, dorbsháile, dorbshín, dorbsholus, dorb- uisce.

(b) obscure: d.¤ .i. dorcha no doilig . . . ut est d.¤ cach decmuic .i. is dorcha gach ní is ingnad leis fein, O'Dav. 688 . dubh ┐ d.¤ .i. is dub ar duine ┐ is do[r]cha ar fiadhnaise it is dark when applied to a person, and it means obscure of testimony (?), 607 . rocluintis . . . fuaim . . . acht ba d.¤ indistinct (?), Anecd. i 62 § 104 ( Immrama 65 ).

(c) dire, dark-minded, evil (?): dobur no duabur .i. duaibsech, O'Dav. 619 . d.¤ .i. duabais, H. 3.18, 68 . Eua ben ar senathar | romill ar demun nd.¤ , RC viii 63 n. 15 . (of a witch) robo d.¤ dībhergach ō da dalladh a dubrosc, ZCP v 22.6 .

As subst. darkness; gloom, depression; obscurity: amail d.¤ ndubciach, CCath. 5665 . co mbatar for d.¤ ┐ for dásacht in gloom and fury, 5642 . spirut deamnata conastuc for d.¤ ┐ for dásacht, 1060 . co rolíon nemhain dobhar ┐ dásacht, Buile S. 14.6 . for dophar et for dasacht, TBC p. 547 . ar roboi a nd.¤ ┐ i ndorcha in senchus sin in the gloom of oblivion, Anecd. ii 3.9 . dobhar ` gloom, darkness, obscurity ', P. O'C. As n.pr. m. Dub ┐ Dond ┐ D.¤ (nó Dorchae) tri deogbairi ríg Temrach, BDD 139 . Cf. IT iii 58.9 . ? ma am dreblaigg, bid am d.¤ , H. 3.18, 59 .

In compd. n.pr. m. Faoldobhair, Mart. Don. 182 . mac Faeldobar , LL 347g55 . See dúabair.