balba(ig)id

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n (balb)

(a) silences, stills; strikes dumb: rosbalb rosberb . . . / salchur serb na sen-nathrach (of the river Berbae), Met. Dinds. ii 62.7 . mar bhalbair in ngaoth ngeim- rid, O'Gr. Cat. 412.6 = mar bhalbhthair an gh., TD 15.50 . Cf. KMMisc. 168 § 2. do bhalbhuigheadh an ceól, Oss. vi 46.13 . ar bhalbh oighreadh d'fhuighlibh cuain those of the harbour- voices that the ice has stilled, DDána 110.45 . a Í Bhriain bhalbhas tonna, 80.19 . gur balbhuigheadh uime sin é he was struck dumb (as the result of a curse), 23 E 26, 272.x . mac G. . . . / fraech borbthuinde balbus, Studies 1920, 419.2 . do balbhuigheadh bréig-dhealbha an domhain an tan rugadh Críost, Keat. i 100.17 .

(b) falls silent: do bhalbhuigh cláirseach bhláithgheal Éireann, E. O'Rahilly 152.96.