? 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.

Berbae

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pn [], f. (see Pokorny, ZCP xiv 334. 16 f. but see also Ptolemy: Towards a Linguistic Atlas of the Earliest Celtic Place-Names of Europe 104 ) river Barrow: Bran Berba ballglaine, IT iii 14 § 31. ricfa broínd na Berba . . . blædhaighe, 89 § 117. re n-éc cind Berba thre bríg, LL 4250.

berbaid

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Forms: beirbid, bruith, berbad

v also beirbid.

(a) boils, cooks: mani berba gl. decoxerit, Ml. 46c15 . no-mberbthide (? leg. -berbfide, Gloss.) dam co tinde and, BDD² 1449. in ro berbais in saill `hast thou boiled the bacon . . . ?' Thr. Hom. 60.5 . fulachtad na feola ┐ beirbid in brocdan, BB 236b5 . ro hatád torc trichemrúad mórtheined imme co romberbastar, RC xiii 58.3 . ni berbamm salla na cárnai we cook not salted nor fresh meat, Alex. 882. cearca beirbthear a mbeacān eanbruithi = gallina cocta cum modico brodio, RSláinte 1851. (of a plant used in dyeing) is i berbthar tresin fual isin or mban co ndene derg de, Auraic. 5566. trí chaecait cét coire n-uma / i mbeirbthea mid maige Mháin in which mead of M.M. was brewed, SG 362.15 . is mor bruitheas a chuithe / gen co bruithi ani berbas (a whirlpool), Anecd. i 12.z (SCano 404). ro berbi ar ind usci boiled it with the water, Mon. Tall. 147.10 . berbhtar limsa ar lossraidh na cailledh é (sc. a small bird), RC xxvi 374.5 .

(b) melts, dissolves: ro berbai in cend in cloich co ndechaid treithe the head had melted the stone, LL 14172. coro mberb ┐ co ro dílég cech n-anmanna boí inti, LL 21138 ( Dinds. 13 ). coro mberb (of snow), 37006 . is leis ro berbad ór ar tus i nHerind was smelted, 2022 .

Note also: mo brú-sa ris nī berba (B. na f.), Arch. iii 310.11 .

Part. lind brīge ┐ biad berbtha, Corp. Gen. 87.28 . do æl berbthi of baked lime, Rawl. 74b1 . Vn. bruith, berbad. Cf. 1 bruth.

berbaigid

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Forms: berbaid

v = berbaid: berbtaiger (leg. berbaigther? ed.) lim-sa ar losaib na caille `I have boiled it with herbs of the forest', Ériu i 44.21 . See beirbigid.

berbena

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n (Lat. verbena): in ueruena, Ir. Texts v 40 § 21. RSláinte 1497. Cf. beirbene.

? bercon

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n b.¤ .i. briathar, Goid. 78 § 236 (Dúil Laithne).