brotchú

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brotchú or dil.ie/7012

n (brot + cú ? Contribb. 271 compares We. bratgi) watchdog, bloodhound (?); herd-dog. Frequ. translated mastiff: cú doratad dar muir .i. cuilen brotcon (M), LU p. 157 n. a (gl. árchú . . . a hEspáin dosfucad, 5001 ). brodchú garbh grúamdha tugadh a hEspain `a rough surly mastiff', Cóir Anm. 266. mar do baeglaigitis da brodchoin borba . . . a con-maera `hounds', MR 266.17 . ag ionghairi cethra . . . amail brod-chona buachalla, BNnÉ 85 § 173 . Fig. (of a warrior) cūich . . . dhingēbhas an mbrodchoin . . . .i. B., Cath MT 292.