bech

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n o, m., also [ā], f. See Gleasure, Ériu xxiv 186 ff. beach m., IGT Decl. § 171. f., § 39 . See Wagner, KZ 76.81 f. and Hamp, Ériu xxii 184 f. on orig. form and reflex in mod. dialects. bee: b.¤ gl. apes, Sg. 47a11 . síl ṁbúadach ṁb.¤ n-Erenn, Fél. Feb. 13. timthirecht b.¤ the to and fro of bees, BDD² 1169. cobair mb.¤ ┐ bu i noibiull (tasks exempted from the law of Sunday), LB 204b48 , cf. dol a ndiaid mbeuch no bóu a n-aibiull, Anecd. iii 22.8 . cen fhoche, cen chernuban, acht beich duillebhair Temhrach (during the sovereignty of Conn), Airne F. 343. nī rī arm acht arm bec beich the bee's little sting, Measgra Uí Chl. 149 § 18. Freq. in Laws, see in particular the tract entitled Bechbretha, Laws iv 162 - 202 . do tigerna in beich `by the owner of the bee', iii 434.5 Comm. cin b.¤ `injuries in the case of bees', 432.13 . tairgille ar bechaib the t. for bees (of security against damage committed by bees), iv 162.1 . foloingatsom beochu co cend mbliadna aithirruch, 172.15 . cetna breth . . . im chinta b.¤ for Conall (sic leg.) Caech caechsite beich (sic leg.), 178.13 . ili bethamain .i. beich, RC xxvi 34.3 and note. lut[h] b.¤ .i. sail sin ar a blath ┐ ar a canach (name of ogam letter s), Auraic. 5624 , cf. a lūth beach .i. blāth soilech, Anecd. iii 44.10 . dibech . . . . .i. . . . ni-b. quia apes in commune vivunt a non-bee, O'Mulc. 310. beich óghlána d'argain `plundering laden (?) bees' (of a rash act), TD 18.34 . beich gan mhil, DDána 81.34 . amhuil thiaghuid na beich a ndiaigh na meala, Desid. 6710. nid bheach nests of bees (being eaten) (i.e. honeycombs), O'R. Poems 164. léaghthar . . . nach bí cailg i rígh na mbeach, TSh. 9728. Fig. in phr. b.¤ éoluis, b.¤ éoil guiding bee: beach eóluis na héigsi Aodh / do chuir sí a haire d'éntaobh / . . . / fírbheach eóil na healadhan, LBranach 1 , 4 , see n. an éin- bheach eoil (of the Blessed Virgin), Aithd. D. 63.24 .

Note also: beith beca bithaille ac dordánaigh ar na torthaibh `little bees', Ériu iii 156 § 9. Cf. bethamain.

Compds. ¤adba apiary; hive (?): amhail teagoid beich a beachadhbha a lo . . . ḟoghmhoir, ZCP x 287.3 . ¤breth: Laws iv 162 see above. fintiu griain i mbechbrethaib isi deirbfine i mbech- brethaib tir bes da nesom fo-da-loing, 172.4 . ¤díbad: bechdibaid `mortality of bees', AU i 468.23 . ¤dín: im turorgain do bechdin, Laws i 166.27 , glossed: i ngait na cesach b.¤ , 170.19 Comm. ¤lann beehive: siubal na saithe mb.¤ os a mbechlannaib i lló ainli, CCath. 5887. foirched fírbeach a bruinnibh b.¤ , FM vi 2224.3 . ¤lus: saithchi . . . b.¤ os bechlusaib `honey-flowers', ZCP vi 285.26 . ¤ṡlat (?): cath cro cearnach cíchblaith beach slaití, IT iii 89 § 116. ¤ṡlúag: Curoi ro hir dam . . . .x. mbeichluaigh (.i. saithe b.¤ ┐ lestra) buain bee- swarms , Ériu ii 3.11 . ¤theillén, see teillén.

bechach

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adj o, ā (bech): iath milis na mbeann mbeachach `bee- filled mountains', Éigse vi 11.12 .

bechamain

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x see bethamain.

bechán

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n o, m. (bech): b.¤ gl. apicula, Sg. 47a12 .

bechatoir

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n [i m.] (bech) (hereditary) bee-keeper: beachadoir hi Flaithbertaigh, Iar Conn. 371.13 .

bechda

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adj io, iā (bech) full of bees: co Bondammair ṁb.¤ , LL 23769 ( Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 29 ).

becht

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appar. archaic part. related to boingid, cf. bocht. exact, precise, accurate; sure, certain: a mbantrocht b.¤ , RC xlvii 289.3 . ni breg, acht is b.¤ a fhad its duration (sc. of a period of supremacy) is exact, MacCarthy 314.23 . ni scél bréige, acht is scél b.¤ `a tale of truth', Cog. 80.12 . nech lasmad b.¤ who could feel certain about it, SR 4975. fir bic bechta (becta, MS.) real little men, MU² 404. is b.¤ nár fhéd a aithcheod (sic leg.) certain, SG 69.16 . mo bhetha bheacht, BNnÉ 278 § 262 . do thuairisc shuthain tug mar Bhrianach beacht a true O`Brien, Hackett xiv 6 . is beacht / tre fharmad tarla a thoigheacht `' tis certain', Magauran 3214 . is beacht go bhfuighe tú each `thou shalt surely get a horse', 873 . complete, entire: tech i-tá rí in Braga bricc / ris-na bí mo bara b.¤ ` unreserved ', Ériu vii 220.10 . gach crann ar bith b.¤ , SG 245.37 . ní beacht le dís a ndeaghail `their parting is not complete', Dán Dé xxv 12 .

Meaning in chevilles imprecise: cen baisi b.¤ , SR 2305. ba buaid b.¤ , 3157 . is b.¤ in bann, MacCarthy 314.15 . As adv. with co exactly, precisely; perfectly, assuredly, etc.: Bresal Bodibath co b.¤ / nói ṁbliadna ós hErind a nert, MacCarthy 192.13 ( LL 15105 ). rosbéar féin go beacht a breath / fa réim cheart `exactly', Magauran 2706 . meinic tuccsam sinn co b. / bail as nar doigh linn imthecht `with success', Cog. 64.21 . an ēxe atā let co b.¤ / as uaisle dhuit mo bennacht, ZCP viii 110.2 . Aengus is Fergus co b.¤ / ro gabsatar Domnall Brecc `expertly captured D.B.', MR 246.27 . a dhualgas do chóimh- líonadh go beacht `exact in the discharge of his duty', Donl. xvii 5. do tarruingeadh í go ro-bheacht as an nGaoidheilg `too literally', xxii 25 .

Compd. ¤dáil: dofhuair gnai is bechtdāil go mblad, MacCarthy 310 § 4 .

-becht

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v pret. pass. from root *beg (cf. 1 and 2 bechta): cindus rombecht inso ? ar chach `how has this been made out ? said everyone' ( Ir. Hist. Stud. i 132 ), Vita Br. 42.

1 bechta

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Appar. vbl. of necess. from root *beg (cf. 2 taith- mechta). See -becht. In phr. ní b.¤ ní tochta to be established by evidence (?); capable of proof, sustainable by testimony (?): is amlabar cach cumscas (glossed: indsci) na fri fiadna fedair farnan bechtæ nan tochtae (nantochtaeich, MS., ? leg. tochtai, ed.) `stumm ist jede Aussage (?), die nicht mit Zeugen gemacht wird über was nicht sicher, nicht beschworen (zu beschwören ?) ist', Bürgschaft 20 § 60 ; read fornád bechtai (`a verbal of necessity') na tochtai, Binchy, Celtica v 81 , 82 . flaith tochta na b.¤ (glossed: toinges for an ceile ni na bethaiget fiadain, na senchaide), Laws v 358.7 . ni b.¤ ni tochta .i. nocha nfastann luighi in inbaid na fuil tuarustal acht a luigh aonar, O'C. 2239 ( Eg. 88, 17ba ). fear ro ith meirle cia dobera tuarasdal rechtge, ni b.¤, ni tochta, O'C. 2596 ( Eg. 88, 50b ).

2 bechta

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adj = becht: is iad sin, uair is beachta, / a n-aigeadh, a n-imtheachta, BB 23a11 . co brath mb.¤ `the certain judgement', Fen. 284.11 . Aes is Bethe bán b.¤ , `A. and fair trusty B.', Met. Dinds. iii 106.18 . Casmael gu mbairnde mbėachta, BB 33b16 . lia bechta (of a hand-stone) ` accurate ', Mann. and Cust. ii 281 (= RC xliv 162.13 ). ré triochad bliadhan beachta / ba fás fri fianaibh feachta `thirty years of a period', Keat. i 168.8 . ? biait créchtai fuidb bechtai (: airlechtai), LU 6609 , but see F 466.37 . ? tiopra co bfuaire sneachta / beachta con sloinedh a ṡalma (of St. Fursa) `he would recite his psalms accurately', ZCP i 64 § 97.

3 bechta

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Forms: -ae

n [-ae , f.] (becht) accuracy, preciseness, etc.: bai do beachta (bechti, v.l.) . . . ┐ do beoamlacht a innill (of a metal snake-ornament), CCath. 5294. Brenaind co lín a b.¤ , RC xvii 142.10 (Tig.). ? gabsat rīam ind ríg rogaig / bríg ṁbladaig bectai n-airig, Arch. Hib. ii 55 § 18 ( LL 23552 ). In Laws a right or due that is established or confirmed (?): ni fichte re la Feine im b.¤ acht im aimbechta (glossed: im in ni ro bethaigdais fiadain ┐ sencaidhi), Laws v 300.25 . dosliad seoit somhain iter b.¤ ┐ ambechta, iter beodil ┐ mairbdil, O'C. 880 (H.3, 18, 394a).