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D R E
D R I
also, madness, fury ; a fit of madness, a fit of passion ; fa-
naticism; a climax.
t Dreamanacu, a. Mad, frantic, furious, fanatical. Com.
and sup. dreamanaiche.
t Dreamiinacii, aich, s. ?n. {Ir. id.) A fop, a coxcomb ;
also, adjectively, perverse, foolish.
t DiiEAN, drein, s. m. Strife, debate, wrangling; also, bad.
Dreak, s. m. A wren. See Dueatiian.
t Dreann, a. (Ir. id.) Good.
t DiiEANN, s.f. Contention; grief; pain; a skirmish, a
scuffle.
t Dreannach, a. Repugnant, opposite; contrary; per-
verse ; contentious.
DiiEANNAD, aid, s. m. {Ir. id.) Rashness.
Dreap, v. ti. {Ir. id.) Climb, clamber, scramble, creep.
More commonly written strcap.
Dreapair, s.m. A climber, a clamberer, a scrambler.
Dreapaireacud, s.f. Climbing, clambering, scrambling.
Dreas, XI. a. Decorate, dress. Pret. a. dhreas; fut. aff. a.
dreasaidh. Air an dreasadh suas, dressed up. — Macint.
Dreas, dris, s.m. {Ir. id.) A brier, a thorn, a bramble ;
a thorn-bush ; a place, a stead. An dreas a fas gu h-i»rar,
the brier freshly growing. — Oss. Fin. and Lor. Asp. form,
dhreas. An àite dhroighionn agus dhreas, instead of thorns
and briers. — Sm. Mar theine dhreas, ns a fire of thorns.
— Sm. Dreas nan smeur, a bramble-bush. N. pi. dreasan,
briers. — Steiv. Ezek.
Dreasadii, aidh, s. m. Dressing, decorating.
Dreasag, aig, s. m. A little brier, a little bramble. N. pi.
dreasagan.
Dreasail, (dreas-amhuil), a. Prickly; full of briers, thorny.
Dreasarxach, aich, s. m. A place where brambles grow,
a thicket of brambles.
Dreas-choille, s.f. A thicket of briers. N. pi. dreas-
choilltean.
Dreathan , ain, s. m. A wren, the motacilla troglodytes of
Linnseus. Dreathan donn, a wren ; an dreathan talcarra,
the plump xvren. — Macfar. Written also dreaghan.
Dreibiise, s./'. {Ir. id.) A space, distance ; awhile. More
frequently written treise.
Dreige, gen. sing, of dreag or dreug. See Dreug.
t Dreigeasacii, a. {Ir. id.) Peevish.
t Dreim, v. n. {Ir. id.) Climb, clamber, scramble. Pret. a.
A\\ve\m; fut. aff. a. dreimidh, sAa/Z climb.
Dreim, s.f. An endeavour, an attempt. — Shaw.
Dreimhne, s.f. Warfare.
t Dreimire, s. ?«. A ladder, a stair; a scrambler, a
climber.
Dreisd, a. Dressed. Anartan dreisde, dressed linen. — Turn.
t Dreogh, v. a. and n. (Ir. id.) Rot ; wear out. Pret. a.
dhreogh; fut. aff. a. dreoghaidh, shall or icill not.
t Dreòigiite, p. part, of dreogh. Rotten.
Dreollan, ain, s. m. (Ir. id.) A wren ; also, a silly per-
son, a ninny. Dreollan teasbhuidh, a grasshopper.
Dreollanacii, a. Silly; like a wren ; of, or belonging to,
a wren.
Dreollanachd, s.f. Silliness.
Dreollan-teasbhuidii, s. m. {Ir. id.) A grasshopper.
Dreuciid, s. m. (Ir. dreachd. Sax. dreccan, labour in low
offices.) An office. Dreuchd an t-sagairt, the office of a
priest. — Stew.Exod. Luchd dvcuchd, ojfice-beai'ers, officers.
— StevJ. Sam.
Dreuciidacii, a. (/rom dreuchd.) Official; fond of office;
of, or belonging to, office.
Dreuciidail, a. (dreiichd-amhuil.) Official.
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Dreug, dreige, s. (druidh-eug.) A meteor; a falling star ;
a fire-ball.
Amoni^ the ancient Britons, a meteor was supposed to be a
vcliiclu for carrying to paradise the soul of some departed Druid.
This superstition, like many others, had its origin in Uruidical
iirtihcc. Tlie priests of that order, to strengthen their influence,
tcKik i)( I'nsiun from every aerial phenomenon to blind and overawe
the ii;niiiuiit ; and as they laid claim to extraordinary sanctity, tliey
n:ilui:illy went to the broad fields of the sky for streii'^'llieners to
llu'ir ilhisions. So well did they engraft their absurd opinions, that,
even at this distant day, the appearance of a ball of fire creates,
among the more ignorant Gael, a belief that some illustrious spirit
has taken its flight to eternity. From this circumstance we may
infer, with Dr. Smith, that Dreuj- is a contraction of Druidh-cuc, a
Druid's death. This ingenious antiquarian thinks, that the Druidieal
fantasy, just mentioned, must have had its origin in a tradition of
ICnoch's fiery chariot.
Driachadacii, «. Stiff; inflexible; obstinate.
Driachadaicii, s.f. Stiffness; inflexibility; obstinacy.
Driaciiaireach, a. Stiff, inflexible, obstinate.
Driaciiaireaciid, s.f Stiffness, inflexibility, obstinacy.
— Shaw.
Driaciianach, a. Sickly, fretful.
Driaciianaciid, s.f. Sickness, fretfulness.
Dria.mlach, aich, s. m. A fishing-line. N. pi. driamlaichean.
t Dric, s.f. A dragon.
Drill, s.f. A drop. — Macdon.
Drill, v.n. Drop, drizzle. Pret. a. (WmW, drizzled ; fut.
aff. a. drillidh.
Drillinn, s.f. See Druilinn.
Drillinneacii, a. Flashing, flaming, glittering, gleaming.
Fo sgàil dhrillinneach mo lainn, binder the shade [pro<«c-
tion^ of my glittering sword. — Old Poem.
Drillseacii, a. Drizzly, dropping, rainy, dewy.
Drim, s.f. See Druim.
Driobhunn. See Droighioxn.
Driodar, air, s. m. Dregs, lees; gore; corrupt matter.
Driodaracii, a. Dreggy; full of lees ; gory.
Driog, tJ. n. (Ir. id.) Drop, distil. Pret. a. dhnog; fut.
aff. a. driogaidh.
Driop, v. a. (Ir. id.) Climb.
Drip, s.f. (Ir. id.) Affliction; snare; pei-plexity ; hurry. Tra
thuiteas daoi san drip, when the wicked fell into the snare.
— Sm. Taim fo dhrip, / a?n in affiction. — Id. Daoine
faoine an drip, silly men in perplexity. — Old Song. Cha 'n
fhacas riamh muc gun drip oirre, you never see a sow that
is not in a hurry. — G. P.
Dris, s.f. (Corn, dreizon.) N. pi. drisean. A brier, ;i
bramble, a thorn bush. ^sp. yòr/«, dhris. Mar dhris, /iAt
a brier. — Stew. Mic. Droighionn is drisean, thorns and
briers. — Stew. Heb. Am fear theid san droighionn domh,
theid mi san dris da, if one pass through thorns for me, I
will pass through briers for him.- — G. P.
Driseacii, a. (/rom dris.) Brambly, thorny ; cross, fretful.
Driseag, eig, s.f. (dim. of dris.) A little bramble, a little
brier ; a little fretful female. N. pi. driseagan.
Drisean, n. pi. of dris.
Driseanta, a. Fretful; thorny, brambly. Gu driseanta,
fretfully.
Drisleacii, ich, s.f. A bramble; a thicket of thorns; a
place where brambles or briers grow.
Drithlean, -lein, s. m. A rivet.
Drithlean, inn, s.m. A sparkle, a flash. See Druilin\.
Dritiileannach, a. Sparkling, gleamy, flashy.
Dritiilicii, v. n. (Ir. drithligh.) Sparkle, flash, gleam,
shine. Pret. a. dhrithlich, sparkled.
Dritiilixn-, s. /. A sparkle. SeeDRUiLixx.

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