docht

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Forms: dacht

adj also dacht (: arracht, SR 2679 . : fortacht, 3677 ). o, ā close, tight (in various applications)

(a) silent, reticent, reserved: ciarba d.¤ .i. ciarbo balb, LU 629 (see Arch. i 11 ). d.¤ .i. tost, O'Dav. 674 . coibsin cáich . . . bad fír-d.¤ dondacela right closely shall he conceal it, Ériu iii 98 § 10 . o chleirchib cridoch- taib, ACC 30 ( RC xx 170 ) (cf. 2 dochta). bruiden ban nderach nd.¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 96 . nā sgāil rūn . . . airdrīgh | congaib agut é go d.¤ , ZCP vi 272 § 8 . fri dīmmus nderg nd.¤ secret (?), 271 § 5 . as d.¤ mo scél, Prolegomena 47 . a Phátraic is d.¤ rún, Oss. iv 2 . ro bo d.¤ a chride im cleircecht fri cach his heart was reserved . . ., RC xx 170 (ACC Comm.). níor chaomhthach d.¤ he was no uncommunicative companion, Content. i 11 . a chara . . . nár bhus d.¤ ná drocht ná diamhair, GJ v 163 . ? As subst.: ceit-fear bāite in ēg can d.¤ , Lec. 556a7 .

(b) niggardly, closefisted: d'éis in rí[gh] nar dh.¤ um ní, KMMisc. 350.6 . in biadh mán d.¤ gach duine the food about which everyone will be niggardly, SG 28.41 . con fhedain | nar d.¤ éri d' aidegaibh who gave not churlish refusal to guests, Hy Fiachr. 282.2 . a bheith 'na dh.¤ ar dhearóil, Ó Bruad. ii 210 .

(c) tight, hence strict, painful, difficult: rodamnad fo digail doicht, SR 2679 . ciarbo thromm an doire dacht, 3677 . tug sé ceangal na gcúig gcaol go daor ┐ go d.¤ ar an dáreág, KMMisc. 189.1 (mod.). fáisgthear leis barróg . . . go d.¤ ar a mheanmain, TSh. 2328 . go d.¤ dosgaoilte, PCT 1643 . d' fhúig sin m' iarsma go d.¤ in straits (?), Oss. iii 240 . fá chumhdach dh.¤ chloch is clárach, Keat. Poems 468 . Compar. and superl. lámha i ndeabhthaibh ba dhoichte, Keat. Poems 1049 . ní hé an gol so is doichte bhreoidh me that has oppressed me most painfully, O'Rahilly xiii 49(1911). Subst. as name of a hound the close-pressing one , Oss. iv 208 .

Compds. ¤cheist a puzzle, a riddle , Ó Bruad. ii 62 . ¤goin a painful wound , 78 .

(d) firm, strong, exact: fria din nd.¤ , SR 1051 . diamben crann crom co d.¤ dron | frisin cnocc bái ina héton with painful force against (?), 2003 . dechair eter olcc is maith | rotbia co d.¤ ond ardfhlaith, 1256 . atchíu chóiciur ndindgna nd.¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 110 . indisimm co réid rod.¤ very precisely, MacCarthy 46.10 . do thangas-sa anuas (viz. from horseback) go lán-d.¤ with full force (?), Oss. iv 278 .

Of the sky heavy, lowering (?): is d.¤ na datha dorad ar spéiribh, Ó Bruad. i 54 .