Thanks, Dennis. Your comments make it much clearer.
(I'm waiting impatiently for my own DIL!) Can you
explain why "Derb Forgaill" in ''gnúis Derb Forgaill i
l-luc lergg" is not genitive? I'm assuming that "Deirbi
Forgaill" a few lines earlier is genitive, but I could be wrong
> >Note (esp. in light of your discussion of Lugaid having
> >a body divided into three bands by two red stripes) that
> >"Riab nDerg" means "red-striped".
> >The idiom here is "do-léci imm" (= throws about = throws
> >upon), so "threw himself on his (moa < imm + a) sword".
> >I'm not very familiar with annalistic abbreviations. I
> >assume that the the 'b.' above stands for "blíadan" (years).
> >Is this regularly a reference to years of reign rather than
> >years of age?
> >"Failet" (Mid. Irish) = they are
> >"Mert" is unusual, and DIL suggests "sorrow, despair".
> >Note that "loc" (dat. "luc") can mean "hollow, pit, grave"
> >as well as simply "place", so possibly "in a hillside grave".