bithbinech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bithbinech or dil.ie/5978

Forms: -binach, -benach, -emnach, bithbhineach, bithmunach, bitheamhnach, bithbhineach

adj o, ā (bith + binech). habitually criminal, vicious: ni toltnaigend do Dia . . . oircisecht do n-aeṅduine b.¤ malartas in sochaidi `on any inveterate criminal', PH 4218. In Laws Comm. of vicious or destructive animals: masa muca cetcintacha . . . masa muca bithbinecha, iii 244.7 . ma bithbinach, is aithgin in cach oen (of a cow), v 152.20 .

Compar. bithbhinchi . . . leisin nughdar a gait as in nuth ina as in lestur `more wicked' (of stealing a cow's milk), Laws iii 230.9 Comm.

As subst. o, m. Also -binach, -benach, -emnach. bithbhineach (-bheanach, v.l.), bithmunach (biothúnach, v.l.) is proscribed, IGT Decl. § 22. (habitual) criminal, thief, robber: bitheamhnach, Eg. Gl. 97. bás foglada (bithbenaig, v.l.), Triads 92 . cach cintach nach coiscther / cech b.¤ braith, LL 18644 ( PRIA xix 552 ). iorghabh an bith-beanach ughad `criminal', BNnÉ 109 § 39 . ro mudhaidh meirleacha ┐ bithbenacha, Cog. 136.27 . croch na bithbhinaigh `hang robbers', Ériu v 134 § 76. ar an mbitheamhnach, Jeremiah ii 26. go n-airg brugh an bhithbhinigh, IGT Decl. ex. 808. d'eagla go dteigeómhadh ar bhithbheanachaibh mé, Desid. 2942. bithbhineach = fur, TSh. 2245. is gaduidhe é ┐ biothamhnach (John x 1), Donlevy 330.20 .