belach

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Forms: bealach, bealaighe, beilghe

n o, n. (bel). See Ériu xiii 165 , 166 . bealach m., n p. bealaighe and beilghe, IGT Decl. § 55.

(a) gap, pass (between hills), defile, (narrow) passage : B. nÁne, LU 5217. oc Beluch da Liac, 2936 . Imrull Belaich Euin, TBC² 2113 = Belaig, LU 6654. Bēlut (Belach, v.l.) ṅGabruain, Corp. Gen. 21.26 . trí belaige Hérenn: B.¤ Conglais, B.¤ Luimnig, B.¤ Duiblinne .i. Átha Clíath `the three mountain-passes of Ireland', Triads 50 . for bernaib ┐ belgib criche Conaille Murthemne, TBC 4732. dar b.¤ Mara Ruaid, Todd Nenn. 232.95 . ar bēlu belaig crīche hūa Mochlongthi, Aisl. MC 85.24 . etarnaid cach belaig ó Fertaibh Fer Féich co Temraig `an ambush on every pass', Arch. iii 16.1 . belaigi cumga caille `narrow forest passes', ZCP vi 56.1 . gan dul isin mb.¤ mbodhba sin, ML² 337 . a mbelgip belsalc[h]aiph ┐ imbelataib imcumcaib, CCath. 4843. gur réidhigh bealaighi (bealaighthi, MS.) ┐ daingne Laighean, Ériu i 80 § 10. gním berrtha ós braine belaig `of shaving the gap (part left bare by the razor, ed.'s n.) above the fringe', Met. Dinds. iii 334.11 . ac brisedh na mbéilghe (mbéilghedh, MS.) `in breaking through passes', Expugn. Hib. 40. bealach coilleadh bicce `a pass through a small wood' (but perh. nom. loc.), FM ii 1060.4 . do dhol tar beilgibh isteach . . . i tTír Amhalgaidh, vi 1884.12 .

(b) road, path, way lit. and fig. As the name of various early roadways in Ireland, see BR lix . ros failgetar belgi ┐ mendudai ┐ críchdoirsi a námut `Strassen', Alex. 200. rún belaig betha knowledge (?) of the road of life, Met. Dinds. i 30.4 . ré Ríg belaigh betha cé, ZCP vi 269 § 2. ar slis choill- gheal chláir na mbeilgheadh, IGT Decl. ex. 1423. bealach na náomhthachta, Is. xxxv 8. ar bealach on the way, TSh. 2582. ? Note also: frisin mbelend mbandernach / belaig úathaig ochtclesaig, LU 10394 ( ZCP iii 257.5 ).

Common in nn. loc., see Hog. Onom.

bélach

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x see bé(o)lach.

bélad

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n [u, m.] (bél) greasing (of wool): ar belad ┐ ar cumasc na holla, Laws ii 372.20 Comm. iarna cetbelad `after its greasing' (of wool), 370.1 Comm. Studies in E. Ir. Law 37.7 .

bélaid(e)

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x see bé(o)laid(e).

bélaire

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vn (bél) reciter (?): bélaire óibhél `an open-mouthed reciter (?)´ UR 52.4 .

bélairecht

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n (bél) (oral) tradition : beulaireacht .i. gnathchuimhne na heagluise unwritten tradition, Luc. Fid. 3935.

bélaites

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n [u, m.] (bél + aites) oral tradition : seanchus ┐ beul- oideas Éireann, Keat. i 48.16 . is follus cheana as bealoideas cháich a coitchinne from general tradition, 23 E 26, 286.15 .

bélat

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Forms: -e-

n [u, m.] later also -e- ? (cf. bel, bél, belach) place where several roads meet, crossway ; pass, frontier : b.¤ gl. competum, Sg. 24a6 . bélot loṅg `a pass for ships' (Notes), BDD² 304. fersat cath cach belato, ZCP x 43.5 . i mbelataib imcumcaib in glenna, CCath. 4843. belota .i. na bela uatha, Laws i 160.5 Comm. fri raind ┐ belada ┐ cricha, iii 22.18 Comm. síl goirt focertar forcertar (sic) fri belatu criche, O'Dav. 1046. Fig. way : gaibet[h] inn belat (beleot, v.l.) forsa tīagat huili .i. gaibet[h] dē[i]rc ┐ vmallōiti, ZCP iii 454.14 ( Celtica viii 76 § 35 ). In nn. loc.: erexit sé per Belut Gabrain, Thes. ii 269.33 (Ardm.). Cf. luid . . . for Belach Gabran, Trip. 194.8 . do Belut Alióin, LU 5383 (= TBC² 907 ). gur redigse[d] an Ruadhbheitigh ┐ na Belata, CS 332.22 . See Hog. Onom. s. bélat , belat, and cell bélait.

Compd. brisit dar beladcairdibh, IT iii 91 § 131.

bélbach

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Forms: bélmach

n [o, n.] (bél, perh. with -b- as in derivv. of u-stems, e.g. tesbach. Otherwise Greene, Celtica ii 334 ). Also bélmach. horse's bit : tendsat . . . a ṅglomraigi i mbélbaigib a n-echrad tightened their bridles in the bits of their horse-teams, MU² 285. a belbaigib (a bélaibh, ré belaibh, v.ll.) na n-ech, TBC 5067. is maith belmhach ramar do beith sa srian `a thick bit', Celtica ii 34.14 . each ga mbloghann a béalbhach, DDána 88.3 . searrach seang ag bleith a béalbhaigh, 111.20 . re béulmhach ┐ re srían = with bit and bridle, Ps. xxxii 9. Fig.: srían ón ghréin re férloch bfhionn / bélmhach an tshréin an tshoinionn, IGT Introd. 12 § 39.

belc(h)e

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Forms: belca, bolg(án), bellec

n also belca. In phr. bolg(án) b.¤ name of plant or fungus (see ÉC viii 413 ). Cf. bellec gl. fiscina s.v. 1 pellec and for these latter wds. see O'Rahilly, Celtica i 377 n. 3 . bolg belce .i. bēl-cēo .i. cēo tic as[a] bēlaib, Corm. Y 137. docuridar bolc belce dóib for conair . . . cid dia n-apar bolc belce (.i. bélchéo) `puffball' (simind `rush' and gass sanais `sprig of sanicle (?)' follow, each in parallel context), RC xxvi 10. 2 , 3 . comlín de bolgánaib belca `puffballs (?)' (Gloss.), MU² 666. raithnech ┐ clocha ┐ bolca belcheo ┐ gasana sanais (mistaken for armed men), RC xxiii 416 § 29 ( Aided M. 610 ). dona bolgánaibh buadh- artha béalcheo, Comp. Con C. 74.1 .

? belda

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adj (of Cruithnigh) gonambrigh bil beldha, BB 204a35 ( Todd Nenn. 128.1 ).