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Forms: due, dú, dáu, dú

n f.? cf. Ml. 27c10 , where hí suidi seems to refer to nach dú, and see Ped. § 52 , Ériu i 7 n. 2 . In old exx. usually as d s. Apparently same word as 1 don. ? n s. due, TBC² 2957 . g p. dú, SR 1495 , 3023 . d s. dáu, Fl. Earls 192.28 .

(a) place, spot in widest sense: dú .i. baile, O'Cl. O'Cl. Lec. Gl. 549 ; Stowe Gl. 66 , 317 ; LU 509 . du, baile no inad, Laws i 272 Comm. , ii 116 . forsna dōini fil isin dú[s]in (sc. Idumea), Ml. 56b2 , cf. 72c13 ; Wb. 27b7 . hi cech dú gl. passim, Ml. 50c12 ; gl. ubique, 144c1 . in cech airm, cech dú, SR 5607 . is de atá Cluain C. forsin dú sin, TBC 1566 . cuindig in du itātt cuirp na noem, PH 1568 . connach tístais . . . isin dú cetna sin ná i ndú n-aill, BNnÉ 319 . tig . . . gusin dú a mbātar na mnā uaisle, Fl. Earls 26 . gussin dau i n-a ffuil in reclēs, 194 . isin dáu sin, 192 . fuaim ind locha dar cach dú, ZCP viii 308 . hilar ndú variety of places (?), SR 1495 , cf. 3023 . Space: ba dirsin is mor do du | ┐ da (= de) muir eturru they are parted by a great distance of land and sea, Anecd. i 6.18 .

(b) In adverbial phrases: in dú sin gl. illic, Ml. 137d5 ; gl. eo, 133d3 . in dú gl. eo, Enchir. Aug. 73a ( ZCP vii 480 ). robaitsi uaiti in dú sin baptized a few in that place, Trip.² 295 . ramar- bhadh sesca in dú sin, TFrag. 40 . baoi bliadhain an du sin, Buile S. 130 . dú gl. unde, Ml. 94c19 ; gl. quo, BCr. 18a5 , Sg. 209b19 . cia dú? gl. quo? Ml. 40c7 . cia dú cosa tiagam? whither are we bound? SR 7968 . cia dú son? whither away? RC xiv 410 . Cf. Bürgschaft 21 § 61 cited Thurn. Gramm. 290 . doratsat réir ṅDe cech dú everywhere , SR 5489 . diarfóed Dia Michél cach dú, 1805 , cf. 297 , 2209 . Eoganacht cech dú i tát, Todd Nenn. 258 . nicon facatar nách dú a n-insi anywhere , RC ix 486 . ní bía terca bíd nach dú, BColm. 52 . sechi dú gl. quāquā, Ml. 25a14 .

Esp. introducing a rel. clause: dú diarbu etarcnad in macc gl. unde agnitus est, Tur. 22 . dú i n- where: nach dú imbí isnaib salmaib iustitia wherever , Ml. 109a2 , cf. 110d16 . dú hi cumgabae gl. ubi . . . sustuleris, BCr. 33d12 . dú i n-asndét . . . inna ṡáirsiu where he speaks . . . in his work, Sg. 103a1 . dú a mbia doennacht Crist, PH 6904 . dú itá Domnach Pátraic indiu, Trip.² 744 . cath na cC. . . . dú i ttorchair Concobhor, FM iii 54 . maidm re feraib Teftha for Sil M., dú a torchair Aedh, RC xviii 54 . cath Corra C. . . . du i ndrochair mili, Lec. 140a8 . cath A. du n-ar marbad Elim, 590a18 . cath C. du n-ar thoit Cairpri, b19 . In fig. sense: conā tānic acht dias diib tir tair[n]geri dú ir-robatar secht cēt mīli fer n-armach so that only two . . . out of 700,000 armed men, Ériu vii 164 .

Preceded by prep.: ni ranic col . . . cu dú itá mo Chríst, Rawl. 106b37 . ro-imdig co dú i mbatar sruthi na sacart, PH 93 . co dú i n-epert, Trip.² 24 , cf. PH 4407 , 4700 , 5064 , etc.

Without prep. where: dober lonchruachait dóib dú nach tic sín, LL 29b24 . is dith na huile chredme dú ná bía in cetharda-sa, Ériu i 219 . Cath Atha N. du rofuit da mili, Lec. 140a15 .

(c) place belonging or peculiar to someone, native place, patrimony: dú .i. dúthaig, O'Cl. ; Lec. Gl. 328 ; ACC § 4 ( RC xx 154 ). dú a patrimony, an estate, an inheritance , P. O'C. mór ufec[h]t tucc a ndú nāmat into the territory of enemies, Sits 1919 v 92 . rogab Herimon in tuascert | dú dia ciniud, Todd Nenn. 250 . an pairc mo dú the Park is my quarters, O'Gr. Cat. 111 . saoglonn cech rī for a du, O'Mulc. 310 . Hence due, right, that to which a person is entitled: fersait fáilti móir fri techtaire Mongáin. Ba sí a dú, Im. Brain i 53 . ni mo du do dul-sa I did not deserve that thou shouldst go, RC x 222 . doberar dam co tinniu dóib cona dú di chormaim with its due (i.e. corresponding amount) of ale, IT ii2 209 . in mucc thucad dún areir, ass a mathar atib co ndúaib in talman appurtenances i.e. products (?), LL 285b31 (but cf. Fél. 54.36 ).

Hence as pred. due, owing or belonging to (with DO of pers.): M. . . . do chur isin inad ro pa dú duit-siu, MR 30 . Eire . . . mairg dan dú oighreacht ar fhonn unhappy he who inherits (possessions) on her soil, Keat. Poems 991 . an oighreacht ba dhú dot mhac féin d'fagháil, Maguires of F. § 94 . innus co ndechaidh deredh na malisi co holc mar budh du dí the treason came to an end evilly as it deserved, Fier. 258 . doroine umhla dhó amhail ro bá dú dia mhiadhumhlacht as was due to his dignity, FM vi 2294 . ní dú annsacht an diuice ann duit no thanks from the duke are due to thee, Ó Bruad. i 202 . Note also: gan aniú acht iarlacht 'gon fhior | ag ar dú grian gort Gaoidhiol, 3 C 13, 636.20 .

(d) In fig. sense: cia dú do . . .? what place ist here for . . . ? what is the use of . . .? cé du d'imrimm gabhur ngeal? FM 860 (i 495) , see Bruchst. i § 105 . ce du righe, ce du recht, | ce du nert for righradha? what avails sovereignty? AU 603 = CS 604 = cetu i righe, cétu ir-recht, cetu a nert? RC xvii 164 (Tig.). cia d.¤ dom with vn. what need (right) have I to? cia dū duit combag fri hAed? ZCP ix 459 . cíarbo dú dogra don tír | ar ái in ríg sin sech cach ríg? why should the land lament for that king beyond any other? Met. Dinds. iii 200 . Oenfer Aife, ciar'ba du | do diclith 'na athardu? why should he remain unknown? RC xvi 46 ( Dinds. 95 ). Hence, as pred., meet, fitting, right (with DO of person): dú .i. dual, O'Cl. ; meet, just, proper , P. O'C. isbert nār bo du dí teacht co n-ainim, RC v 204 . antan budh dú dhí snáithe óir do chur fan gciumhus whenever she should have put a thread of gold, xxix 120 . ní dú dúib-si . . . anní sin do rád frim-sa, Ériu iv 126 . breth direch as dú do fhlaith, SG 124 . du doib a mbith im caeimcert it was right for them to be on good terms, BB 409b4 . nír ba dú duit-siu int aen-duine is ferr a n-Erinn . . . do thatháir, MR 294 . gach nech da du aoine who ought to fast, Rel. Celt. i 148 . nach du do duine fin d'ol gan ni eigin do chaitheam roime, 23 P 10, 145rb5 . denter lichtuaire le mil . . . mar as du, 30b30 . grádh ní dú a n-aisgidh love claims a requital, 3 C 12, 127.17 . an chomhuirle ar atú ag techt, | dú na forfhuigle d'éistecht, O'Gr. Cat. 486 . ní du salann leis an ccorc arán salt should not be eaten with, Mart. Don. xl . fear ba dhú i mbun cúil do chríochaibh one who was in his fitting place in guarding, Hackett xxxix 281 = Keat. Poems 913 . ni cech cnu dogni dia chrāib, | ni ba du nach ri robāidh, YBL 140b30 .

Note also: mac de ni-m-du dichell .i. nacha duthaig damsa .i. nocha n-inadh dom .i. ni du dom, O'C. 442 ( H. 3.18 238a).