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.

balb

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adj o, ā.

(a) of creatures, etc. dumb, silent; of speech, stammer- ing, inarticulate (?); murmurous: b.¤ ab eo quod est balbus, Corm. Y 146. b.¤ a balbo, O'Mulc. 120. ro sich breithir nad bu balbh `spoke an eloquent word', Blathm. 224. co mbreithir bailb, Rawl. 78b13 . osgar cach a gceird araile .i. is balbh cach a nealadhain a cheile, O'C. 1606 ( 23 Q 6, 5 a ). lethbhalb tengaid ┐ lethloisc neolais (of an unskilled pleader), 2271 ( Eg. 88, 20b ). fili b.¤ ra throisc aicce ar co tissed a erlabra dó, LL 371c5 . biid balba mar bad marbu sib, YBL 154a42 . na hidla bódra balba, PH 967. a chlanna Lir / . . . go nGaoidh- eilg mbailb murmurous, Atlantis iv 122.25 . romescad a menma coma balba buaidirthi na briathra rolabrad, TTebe 3368 . ag dúilibh balbha, DDána 110.23 . maidhm oirdhreic na mbéimeann mbalbh (`soundless blows'—of overthrow of Egyptians in the Red Sea), Hackett xlii 40 .

pn As epithet: Scál B., LL 1085. mac Aengusa Bailbh, FM i 108.z.

(b) Of water, weather, etc. still, calm, silent: de brú Berbae balbae, Fél. Dec. 22. úa ríg Srúba Brain bailbe, Met. Dinds. iii 282.73 . im rīgh Delbhna dar balbh sreabh, ZCP viii 224 § 33 . Cf. Magauran 1572 . síon bhalbh, KMMisc. 174 § 32 . Cf. Magauran 1421 . mar bhóchna bhailbh, DDána 93.10 .

Compds. With nouns: balbduine, IT iii 102 § 188. an balblasair / bhīas ōs an mbith, ZCP viii 207 § 40. ó bhalbh- thuinn ag béin re tír the murmuring wave (?), Magauran 2642 . With adjj. a mhac . . . balbh-boghar deaf and dumb, ITS xvi 94.13 . ó Éirne . . . bhalbhghlain, DDána 70.9 . ón Bhóinn bhailbhrighin, Aithd. D. 34.14 . With adjj. derived from nouns: eo saorchuain bhailbhealtaigh Bhreagh haunted by twitter- ing (?) bird-flocks, DDána 117.36 . i mBreaghmhuigh bhailbh- éanaigh, Aithd. D. 4.3 .

balbad

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vn. of balbaid, see balbaigid. act of silencing: teas an talmhan is tuar gnaoi / eas uadh gan bhalbhadh ní bhí, DDána 106.19 .