blas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. blas or dil.ie/6071
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: mlas

n later form of mlas. b.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 38.

(a) taste, savour: do-gnither tuirtin de, co finntar a b.¤ , ZCP xiv 348.12 .i. narab searb, Laws ii 242.19 Comm. (of testing malt). amram blais .i. pin no ifin `most wonderful of taste', Auraic. 5666. b.¤ an bídh, Reg. San. 19.6 . b.¤ milis, Desid. 963.

(b) (good) taste, savour, relish; pleasure: b.¤ ┐ grasa `delight', BCC 225. do chum blasa do chor ar an mbiadh-sa, Desid. 113. le fin in bhlasa (= vinum dulcedinis), ITS xxix 218.21 . nach faghann Dia b.¤ ar a n-urnaighthe takes no pleasure in, TSh. 1766. scél na bóroma co mblass, LL 376a49 .

(In salutation) éirig is beir bennachtain is imthig fá bh.¤ , SG 215.8 .

(c) sense of taste: anorduightheacht an bhlais, TSh. 1556. tréas an n-éisdeacht, trés an mb.¤ , Desid. 3020.

(d) act of tasting: fonn . . . ré b.¤ na glóire sin, TSh. 2051. ní héidir . . . a chaitheamh . . acht amháin a bh.¤, ┐ a mhillseacht do dhearbhadh, Desid. 6638. ? dia messaib blassaib, LU 6636 ( TBC-I¹ 2096 ).

(e) a tasty bit, a delicacy (?): cona fotha d’iasc ┐ di énaib ┐ lubib ┐ ilmblasaib 'with their complement of fish and of fowl and vegetables and many delicacies', Loinges mac nDuíl Dermait 52 § 1 . do bertis iarum ettne ┐ ubla ┐ il-blassa ó Lígaig ingin Mo[í]li Dúin do C[h]athal, MacCongl.² 2.35 . min-chirrad m'il-blass, cnám carna, bronnud bánbíd, MacCongl.² 36.1134 . binne na hilc[h]eōla, imdha na hilblassa, ZCP viii 202 § 16 . in pailm toirtech co n-il-mblasaib, PH 2449 .

Compd. bliocht . . . blas-chumhra na beatha suthaine ` sweet-scented ' (Vocab.), TSh. 2286.