blas

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

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 mhill- seacht do dhearbhadh, Desid. 6638. ? dia messaib blassaib, LU 6636 ( TBC² 2096 ). (e) delicacy (?): cona fotha d’iasc ┐ di énaib ┐ lubib ┐ ilmblasaib `with their complement of fish and of fowl and vegetables and many delicacies´ Fled Bricrenn ocus Loinges Mac nDuíl Dermait 52 § 1 .

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