brónach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brónach or dil.ie/6966

Forms: bronchu

adj o, ā (brón)

(a) sad, sorrowful; grievous. Almost always used predicatively. With neg. copula very frequ. in litotes: ni b.¤ donintarrái gl. refectus est spiritus eius, Wb. 16b18 . is bronach a bethu amal sodin, ref. to grauis illi uita tristisque (25), Ml. 30d24 . ní bu brōnach int oscur, Thes. ii 334.2 (Hy. v). nibdir brónaig they will rejoice, Fél.² Prol. 188. is ingnad mad b.¤ frimsa I'll be surprised if he is not glad to see me (fails to welcome me), BDD² 277. bá b.¤ trá M. de sin .i. a bith cen mac, LU 4241. i n-iffur[n]d at brónaig, 9462 . it brónaich a teglach oca chlúais, BDD² 1122. bróncha fíanna injured (?), LU 7444 (BDD). nárbat b.su araí sin do not be sorrowful because of that, FDG² 487. do toraind bronaig Brenai from the mournful confines of B., Lec. 16rb19 = FM i 246.9 . bineach b.¤ . . . beagcroidheach, TSh. 6625.

Compar. bronchu gl. tristiora, Ml. 86d7 . Adv. beith co bronach, Mór M. 268 § 6. co brōnach bit[h]-ims[h]nīmach, ML² 880.

(b) As subst.: donaib bronchaib gl. tristibus, Ml. 118a8 . trí brónaig choirmthige: fer dogní fleid etc. `sorrowful ones', Triads 94 .

As n. pr. m.: feil Búide ma[i]cc Bronaich, Fél. Dec. 7 v.l.