IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
dán1, m. (gs. dáin, lit: ~a; pl. ~ta). 1. Lit: Gift, offering. 2. Lit: Craft, calling: allotted task. 3. Art, faculty; art of poetry. ~ draíochta, druidic art. ~ ceoil, art of music. Fear ~a, minstrel, poet. ~ diaga, sacred poetry. ~ díreach, (Irish) syllabic poetry. ~ saor, vers libre. 4. Poem. ~ grá, love poem. ~ a chumadh, to compose a poem. 5. Lot, fate. ~ de dhánta an tsaoil, one of the things that life has in store for us. Más é a dhán é, if it be his fate. An té ar ~ dó an donas, he who is condemned to misery. Ba é an ~ doiligh leis imeacht, he bemoaned his fate that he had to go, was most reluctant to go. I n~ (do), fated, in store (for). An rud atá i n~ dúinn, what is in store for us. Bhí an bás i n~ dó, he was fated to die. Ní hé a bhí i n~ dó, it was not to happen to him. Bhí sé i n~ is i dtairngreacht (go), it was fated and foretold (that). Má tá i n~ (is) go, if it turns out that. Dá mba i n~ (is) go, if it should happen that. Mura i n~ is nach bhfeicfinn arís é, in case I shouldn’t see him again. (Var: pl. ~a)
dán2, m. (gs. & npl. dáin, gpl. ~). Halter (for cow’s horns).
dán3 = dánaigh.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ an dán sin dúinn, recite that poem for us.
Má tá i ndán ~ go saorfar é, if he happens to be set free.
~ an dán dúinn, recite the poem for us.
Is air a bhunaigh sé an dán, an argóint, on that he based the poem, argument.
Dán, ceol, a cheapadh, to compose a poem, music.
Na ~a atá i ndán dúinn, the trials we must face, the crosses we must bear.
An dán a chum sé, the poem he made.
~ ceoil, dáin, the composing of song, of poetry.
Dán, amhrán, fonn, aoir, a dhéanamh, to make a poem, a song, a tune, a satire.
Dán dá dhéantús féin, a poem of his own composition.
~ dáin, the close of a poem.
~ an dáin, na filíochta, the art of poetry.
~adh an dán air, the poem was attributed to him.
Amhrán, dán, a fhí, to compose a song, a poem.
Níl ~ i ndán dó, there is no hope for him.
~te i ndán, moulded into a poem.
Ghabh sé a dhán dóibh, he recited his poem for them.
Ní raibh an ghairm i ndán dó, he was not destined to be called.
Dán le Céitinn, a poem by Keating.
Cuireadh dán eile ina leith, another poem was ascribed to him.
Tá an dán de mheabhair aige, he has the poem off by heart.
~ dáin, public recital of poem.
Dán a ~, to recite a poem in public; to disseminate a poem.
~ dáin, narration of poem.
Má tá an ~ i ndán dúinn, if there is fortune in store for us.
Ag snoí dáin, putting a poem into shape.
Is breá an dán é, an té a thuigfeadh é, it is a fine poem, if one could understand it.
~ dánta, compilation of poems.
~ leabhair, dáin, title of book, of poem.
~ leabhair, dáin, dráma, author of a book, of a poem, of a play.