1 bile

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Forms: Bili

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(a) (large) tree; tree-trunk (?): b.¤ ` mast or tree ', P. O'C. fo b.¤ = sub arbore, Lat. Lives 30.12 . b.¤ n-orda, ZCP xx 219 § 6 . óen na primbili bís for faidchi primdúni one of the chief trees, LL 9122 (TBC). re hén ic ergi ós carr b.¤ , MR 300.11 . guth eoin bhinn do bhilibh, Ériu v 54.23 . tuitfit caora in bh.¤ bharrghlain (of the Yew of the Saints), SG 24.27 . b.¤ díghainn doislethan, SG 68.28 . gaithi burbi . . . ic brissiud barr ┐ biled, LL 32194 ( TTr. 1383 ). b.¤ feada `ancient tree' (as land- mark), Laws iv 142.19 Comm. is bilida itad isan fhaicthi sea, 196.3 Comm. i bParrthas na mbileadh dtoirtheach, DDána 31.7 . b.¤ do thabhairt ar an gcrann mhór bhíos ar an mágh, Eochairsg. 8.34 . da chenel .lxx. do ceolaib concanad a b.¤ ┐ a blaith `its leaves' (perh. tree i.e. trunk and branches, as opposed to foliage and blossoms, but cf. bileóc), Ériu ii 118 § 54 . 'na bili trī ngablān ngeal (of the Trinity), Arch. iii 242 § 13. (of Temair) ba dind n-ordnide . . . / ba borg-b.¤ `a castle like a trunk', Met. Dinds. i 28.14 . (to the Cross) a bh. suairc dosghlan dlúith, DDána 2.11 . b.¤ barr-úr na beatha, TSh. 588. (of a family tree) as tú fréamha is bláth an bh.¤ `thou art the roots and flower of the tree', Sc. G. St. iv 60 § 1.

Esp. ancient and venerated tree (see V.SS.Hib. clii-clv and O'Don. Suppl. s.v. bile): Eó Rossa. ┐ Eó Mugna ┐ Bili Da Thi ┐ Craeb Uisnig ┐ Bili Tortan. coic crand sin, LL 27646 ( Dinds. 160 ). unnius im Craeb Belaig Da Thi . . . in filid . . . . . . ┐ is uad ainmnigther Fir B., 27685 . Bili Tortan . . . ┐ Bili hUissnig, Ériu iv 150 § 29. (of the three famous trees of Ireland) ba hinmain na biledha / le claind comramaigh caem- C., ZCP v 22 § 4. ag bualadh b.¤ Themhrach, SG 68.38 . B. Aonaigh Maighe hAdhar, FM ii 714.3 . co rothescsat a biledha (i.e. inauguration trees), AU ii 84.21 . B. Nathaben i tirib Ebrae (from its branches the shaft of the Cross was made), Ériu ii 118 § 53. fo bun in bili būadha magical tree (?), sacred tree (?), ZCP v 22 § 7. ar barr in b.¤ buada, MR 234.12 . na tri fiaich . . . cor'turrnsatar in ṁb. ṁbúada do bói ar in faichthe, Acall. 7059.

With defining gen. of trees of difft. genera: bili cuill hazel tree, Lism. L. 2387. bili giuis, Aen. 173.

(b) Transfd. scion, hero: na se bh.¤ , LL 394.10 . bíth in find-b.¤ `noble warrior', Met. Dinds. iii 94.23 . Mael-Sech- lainn . . . / bili Banba, barr Gaedhel `prop of B.', MacCarthy 424.14 . brass b.¤ , Auraic. 5158. ō b.¤ lāomdha Lemhna `hero', Ériu ix 177 § 6. (of Christ) a b.¤ an betha, Hib. Min. 43.10 . a bhean cheinnbhileadh Chrúachan `chief scions' (Notes), O'R. Poems 2700. ar mbuili (: uile), SR 150. in b.¤ buada bisig, SG 388.7 . righ Connacht . . . / ni b.¤ cen bithbuada, BB 268a2 . As n.pr. m. Bili, Corp. Gen. 199 note 6.

In nn. loc.: B. Methes, Corp. Gen. 89.26 . Fothairt B., 82.25 . Findbarr Maige Bili, Fél. Sept. 10. sech bun Baile in B., LL 10307. ? tar firu bile, BColm. 30.21 .