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From Old Irish dimbág, from dí- (negative) + bág (boast; fight; boldness).



díomá f (genitive singular díomá)

  1. disappointment (emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met)
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 193:
      Nuair a imthigheadh sé ó’n gcuan do bhíodh uaigneas agus díombáidh an domhain uirthi, ach ní bhíodh a fhios aici cad é an fáth.
      When he would leave from the harbour, she would feel extremely lonely and disappointed [lit. the loneliness and disappointment of the world would be upon her], but she wouldn’t know why.
    Bhí díomá uirthi.
    She was disappointed.
    Chuir an léiriú díomá orm.
    The performance disappointed me.


Derived terms[edit]


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
díomá dhíomá ndíomá
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  1. ^ M. L. Sjoestedt-Jonval (1938), Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, p. 188.