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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 don or
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n Occurs only as as., gs., and ds. (cf. however Laws iv 188.21 Comm. cited below). Orig. same word as . See GOI 212 . Place, ground, earth: o dun .i. terra; ó dun .i. o thalmain, O'Mulc. 320 . arathar fri d.¤, gortt for d.¤ , ib. foichli ōcu allad.¤ (= ala-d.¤) of another place ('of a foreign land'), Misc. Hib. 28 ( Anecd. i 13.7 ). na fer mol | frisin marb dochuaid do d.¤ who has gone to the earth (i.e. died?), LL 275a9 ( Mór M. § 6 ). rōinfid (regaid, v.l.) fuil fene fo d.¤ | la sluag inna nduinechon, TBC-I¹ 2079 . la taisecc in gill inn-a d.¤ in cétna to the (lit. its) same place, Laws v 422.8 cited GOI 298 . Cf. also: atbath Lon | do Cill Garudh, rogab d.¤ he has found a grave (?), BCC § 221 .

In secondary sense place, room, stead: gabit d.¤ magistir they take the place of a teacher, Ml. 38a8 . assolcus d.¤ do chētnad Cr[íst] I have opened a place to an inaugural song of C., IT iii 51 § 95 . do-léici d.¤ yields, gl. cedere, Ml. 35c1 , 111b23 , 131b2 , Tur. 99 (see do-léci). dosfar[r]aid d.¤ `it has gained ground', Auraic. 547 = donfarraid duin, 3182 . is ed on is d.¤ do maigin ind isil `this also applies to the field of the humble person', Laws iv 188.21 Comm.

In phrase de d.¤ , for d.¤ , i nd.¤ in place of, in lieu of: nā teiged in rī fodeisin isin cath, acht a thuaircnid flatha dia d.¤ , Rawl. 142a28 . aithgen tslan for dón (leg. don?) inech brister don aithgin full restoration in lieu of what is broken, Laws ii 68.15 Comm. coemchlodh abbad i nArdd Machae .i. Dermait i nd.¤ Forindan, AU 838 (cf. i n-inad, 834 ). in dā ainm . . . i ndun aen-anma instead of one name, Corm. Y 863 = ar son en anma, LB (hence O'Cl. d.¤ .i. ar son). cia beith ind.¤ cech mairb maill | rabrog a ainm in ṅgarbchaill though he be in the place (i.e. state?) of the dead that move not, LL 199b17 (Dinds. of Crechmael) = inon, BB 393b15 . dia faigdi 'mo oen deirc i nd.¤ circe Boirche in compensation for, RC xv 462 ( Dinds. 64 ). Goill do beith . . . agá haitreabhadh inon na mac mbethadh, AFM vi 2250.16 . gille athoighed chuca ind.¤ echlaighi in the capacity of a horse-boy, Hugh Roe 20.3 . bása inón bíasta n-oll, LU 2999 .