bal

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Forms: bol, bail, boil, bail, bál, Builiath

n ā, f. Also bol. Later bail. b.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 96. boil bail f., § 14 . b.¤ feirinnsgne, bail baininnsgne, Introd. 21.19 .

(a) state (of affairs), condition, situation: noi ṅgrad nime noebda a mb.¤ , SR 553. ros plage b.¤ immarbois sinful con- dition, 1438 . monuar b.¤ alas the circumstances, 1425 . gan bheith íseal, olc an bhail, Dán Dé ix 33 . dar lat nocha b.¤ beandacht / damh ceandacht don mhac mhallacht, IGT Decl. ex. 1710 = b.¤ bheannachd, ex. 849 . ag so an bhoil do bhaoi uirthe / go bhfoil na mnaoi [meathl]uighthe, A. Ó Dálaigh liii 16 . dia do bhail what a state of affairs, Dánta Gr. 16.73 . ? Prov. boil an dá ḟíach, IGT Decl. ex. 692. b.¤ ri re etymol. gl. on blaidhre, O'Dav. 299. ? b.¤ beg d'ḟast- adh brethe so sis (folld. by a list of maxims), O'C. 2280 ( Eg. 88, 21a ). fri bualad ṁb.¤ , SR 6485.

(b) In favourable sense, prosperity, good luck, good effect: biaid a soborthan ┐ a bail ┐ a blath form (of a blessing), Fél. 154.20 (= b.¤ , Goid. 180.2 ). sech is bol is blathugud (of Colum Cille), Trip.² 1747 (b.¤ , v.l.). mór fodb asa fordercc bol (: c[h]an) `luck', Fianaig. 16 § 41. Druim Bethach fo baile bríg, Met. Dinds. iv 260.22 . lais bail .i. as lais an maith sin do bith aici, O'C. 1887 ( 23 P 3, 22 a ). ar ni nách bi b.¤ / ar croes is ar chol, LB 262b34 . díobh an craos . . . / an treas cúis ar nach cóir bail, Dán Dé xxxi 36 . inntleacht ar nach bí bail, O'R. Poems 3742. is fearr bail ná iomud, PCT 375. dá thopur . . . B.¤ ┐ Dimbal a n-anmanna, Lism. L. 2522. ? is craeb chumra cona blath /. . ./ is lia lógmor cona bail, Fél. 156.6 .

(c) Of the efficacy of a sacrament or judgement: do bhíadh bail ar an absolóid, Mac Aingil 4584 . gan buil ná ēiffeachd do bheith san bhreith, 1922 . bídh buil ar an bpósadh gan fhios, gan fhiadhain a clandestine marriage is valid, Parrth. Anma 3125.

(d) With prec. vbs. is (? leg. in) b.¤ dober Dia for mac ngar, LB 248 marg. inf. dobēra Día b.¤ (bál, MS.) fair God will prosper it, BColm. 60.19 (of milk which was afterwards miraculously increased). ar sgéalaibh cáigh cuireadh bail what men have said has been made good (?), PBocht 24.20 . dá gcuirthí ar na briathra bail if the story be put to good effect (?), 13.23 . bail nó caoi chneasta do chor ar éin-ní, TSh. 5118. ar an gcrábhadh do chuir bail perfected (of St. Augustine), DDána 59.15 . is adhuathmur in bail doberidh aina sluaghaibh, ZCP vi 101.3 . den-sa do bail fein re hiarla Ionutas `do thy will with Earl J.', 88.4 ; 49.2 .

(e) With prepp. ní bhiadh sé ar bhail . . . / gan tail nDé dá dheónaghadh he would not really be successful, thrive, Measgra D. 68.15 . ag seo chugat colann mheirligh,/ a Mhaic Muire, go mbé ar bail, Aithd. D. 70.26 . ar buil ┐ ar bissech in good case, BCC 302.20 . an chairt, mo chrādh! biaidh ar bail | ´s an lámh, ’na criaidh, ag crumhaibh intact, in good condition Celtica iv 115 VI . bídh a bpósadh ar bhail valid, O'Hussey TC 200.y . bhar bhfreagra do-bhir gan bhail ineffective , Measgra D. 68.19 . dobail .i. cen bail, O'Mulc. 322. o'tconncatar meic Ruaidri cen bail orru `that fortune was against them', Ann. Conn. 1237.2 . cá huair bhíos an fhaoisidin gan bail ? Donl. 318.5 . Iordanen co mboil (: duilemhain) fortunate , Blathm. 171. a bé co mbail, IT i 70.17 ( Lg. 5 ). F. . . . go mbail is go mblat[h], Anecd. ii 32.y . caingen co mbail [.i.] co maith, O'D. 1685 (H. 5.15, 29b). breatha co mbail, Ériu iv 138.9 . tech n-áiged na mbocht fo bail prosper- ing , BColm. 100.21 . cupa nach bí lá gan fhleidh / cupa atá 's do bhí fá bhail, Aithd. D. 9.16 .

Compds. flaithbeandacht, balbeandacht, būanbeandacht, ZCP viii 560.20 . ? In n. loc. Builiath, Met. Dinds. ii 32.91 . pn In epithet: Ceirbil Balmaith ingen Etair, Dinds. 158.

bala

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x see 1 baile.

1 balach

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Forms: bailech, bailioch

adj o, ā (bal). Also bailech, bailioch. successful, prosperous; exact: ceird b.¤ , BNnÉ 134.1 . Adv. bíoch nach bailioch a d'aibig an chré seo (of a premature child), ZCP v 218.543 (Midn. Court). go raibh bun ┐ barr an sgéil go cruinn ┐ go baileach aca, GJ vii 118a13 .

? 2 balach

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n an plasdra coitceand ┐ b.¤ an arain goirt, 23 P 10³, 19a39 .

? 3 balach

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Forms: balach, bachlach

n `balach, a giant ', Eg. Gl. 761. ? Leg. bachlach.

balad

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x see bolad.

balamail

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adj i expld. as boastful, vain: balamuil ab ebra balam .i. uanus, O'C. 142 (H. 3.18, 80).

? balamlacht

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n [ā, f.] (balamail): aithféridh Día ort do balamh- acht (sic) ` vanity (?),' Fier. 52 (bachlachus, v.l.).

? balamlae

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Forms: balomlæ, balamla

n [, f.] (balamail) boastfulness, vanity (?): a ri ordnide / uasail adamra / bí dom comairli / cuaird cen balamna (suairc do comairlí / cuairt cen banumla, v.l.), IT iii 14 § 28 . Cf. 43 § 53 = cen balamla, Murphy Metrics 61 § 47 . ? rothimme ┐ banamlae ifail fēthamlæ ` womanishness (?),' Celtica viii 64.55 (balamna, balomlæ, balamla, v.ll.).

? balan

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n on reidiughadh glan / tugatar Goill ri a mb.¤[? mB.], Fen. 124.16 (`with their fighting '). ? n.loc. or n.pr.

balar

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Forms: Balair

n o, m.: ní búan in b.¤ `the chieftain's time was short', Met. Dinds. iv 76.13 . ben bán in balair `the warrior's fair wife', 126.39 . pn ? As name of mythical personage: Balor mac Doit, RC xii 96 § 128. g. Balair, Cath MT 86.