Bé(o)lach

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adj o, ā (bél ? béoil ?) only as epithet: Bresuail . . . Bēolach (béoliach, beoiliach, v.ll.), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 15.10 . B. Belach .i. B. béodláec[h] .i. láech béodha, ar a beódacht aderthí B. Beólach fris. Nó is bel mór bái aige, Cóir Anm. 207. Note: cuic bliadna Bresail in Beóil, LL 4200. Labhraid mac Bresail Beolaigh, Anecd. ii 35.1 . hūa Bresail Bēlaig, RC xxxvi 262 § 2. brí Bresail beólaig (belaig, v.l.), Met. Dinds. ii 82.13 .

bé(o)laid(e)

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adj (béoil) fat, greasy; juicy; plump, well-covered: bearr .i. gairit, ut dicitur bearr cach belaid bean `every stout woman is short' ( Ériu xi 89 ), H.3.18, 64b15 = berr gach beoluig ben, O'Mulc. 183 a. trí .lll. ngabar ndubglas it é . . . bolcsróin bruindideirg béolaide, BDD² 464. ote cendbeca urderga bruinnederga beolaidhe (peulaicche, v.l.), Anecd. iii 49.19 . nibtar beoluide a scenai uatha their knives were not greasy because of them (i.e. they did not offer them food), RC xii 68 § 36. staci cach bíd belaide `pieces of every palatable food', Aisl. MC 81.20 . tar baitsechaib būana belaide `perpe- tual pools of gravy', 85.19 . loch do braisig belaiche / fó barr úscai olordai, 37.30 . blonoc brothrach belathi tuirc trebair taiscelta, 87.15 . Becnat Bēlaithi, 77.8 . in tan cotacaithedsi coiri . . . do (bo, Facs.) thiughbraisci belaigthi, YBL 177a17 (= BB 257b11 ).

beoltán

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n o, m. (bél): b.¤ báirdín `a noisy little bard', E. O'Rahilly 248.15.

beos

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x see beus.

béothach

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adj o, ā (béo) living: ind uili nanmand mbeothach, BB 15b26 . na baill beóthacha ┐ istudha na banma `the vital members', CCath. 2094. eter marb ┐ beothach, SR 28. leis na neithe cruthuighthe uile an domhain, beothacha, mhoith- eacha (sic) ┐ neamh-mhoitheacha, Corp. Astron. 60.12 .

As subst. living creature: aitteoch frit cech beōthach / ro- blais bāss (sic leg.) is bethaid, ZCP viii 232 § 9.

As n.pr. B. mac Iardonel, LU 1343.

? bera

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Forms: beara

n beara `a judge ', Eg. Gl. 750. See beirid III.

berach

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Forms: birach, biruich, biorach

adj o, ā. Also birach (1 bir)

(a) pointed, sharp: b.¤ no birdae gl. uerutus, Sg. 60a6 . a guin co laigin biraig (mbiraid, MS.) `with a pointed lance', Ériu i 41 § 2. i cath birach Blattened `in the spear-bristling battle of B.', Arch. Hib. ii 83 § 14. tuirthe bioracha do shleaghaibh, Atlantis iv 176.33 . Badb birach belsalach beaked (?) (` javelin-armed '), RC xxiv 52.1 .

Transfd. of speech sharp-tongued. As subst. ni husa b.¤ briathrach i flaithius (.i. mac na mna birach briathraide, in ban-cainte, 15 Comm.), Laws v 456.5 . birach briatar .i. in banfile `a sharp-tongued virago', BCrólige 34 . Cf. b.¤ .i. bérla no béscna . . . caiti oenb. .i. fer aon bescna . . . .i. in glas- aigni, O'Dav. 294. biroch .i. fer doblaith, H. 3.18, 390a33 .

(b) Of animals having pointed ears, horned: b.¤ oach air- cheltach / and elit im beim buridach, LL 13679. dá ech . . . biruich ardchind prick-eared , LU 8592 ( FB 45 ). biruich BDD² 464 expld. in Gloss. as 1 bir + oach (ó ear). an fíadh (= mhíl mhoighe, 12) cosluath beg biorach, Duan. Finn i 56.18 . adret fiadhaib in beist birich, Anecd. i 66.3 (ICM). Note also: biorach `a heifer two years old', O'Don. Suppl. cath A. de berrach `of two heifers', RC xvii 246.12 (Tig.).

As n.pr. m. B.¤ Find, LL 318b1 .

Compd. di Bolur Birug-derc `B. of the piercing eye ', RC xii 100 § 133.

See 1 berrach.

berán

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Forms: birán, bearán, biorán

n o, m. Also birán (1 bir) sharp-pointed stake, peg: soigett no beran, CCath. 4701. bearán, also biorán `a pin, peg, bodkin', P. O'C. See Dinn. s. biorán .

? berb

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n in compd. -chrann: in b.¤ -crand gl. bir-crand, Laws v 484.18 Comm.

berba

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pn (Lat. verba ?): B. Béid (name of book by Bede), RC xvii 223.11 (leg. Bérla ? Stokes); cf. Verba Scáthaige, Anecd. v 28.

berbad

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Forms: beirbiud

vn. of berbaid. Also beirbiud.

(a) act of boiling, cook- ing: doberid íasc . . . ┐ caithit can berbhadh é, RC xxiv 380.9 , cf. Ériu ii 130 § 99. ar an usci dageib moran da ber[b]ud `water that receives much boiling', Ir. Astr. Tr. 42.17 . bearbh- adh a mbí inntibh d'íasg `as much water as would cook its fish', Bard. Synt. Tr. 9. 197.15 .

(b) act of smelting: mar sigemnaig builg oc b.¤ míanaig, Thr. Ir. Gl. 36.30 (s.v. prúll). ag a bhearbhadh (of gold), Keat. ii 1913. Fig.: ní dú bearbha (: ealbha) dom bhinn `it is not meet that my fame be scorched', Ó Bruad. ii 138.19 .

See beirbiugad s. beirbigid.