? bergin

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n (in rhetoric) culpait tolla imma thoíbiu. tlacht a da bergin buada bebárnatar, LL 13444 (brog in, ÉC v 156.1 ).

bérla

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x see bélrae.

bérlacair

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adj (Engl. vernacular infl. by bérla, Wortk. 100 ): dá gcuirfidhe an tAifrionn ann gach uile bhéarlagair eugcosmhuil malartach, dá labharthar . . . ann gach tír `different and variable Jargons', Donl. 430.13 . On Béarlagair na sáer see Macalister, Secret languages of Ireland, ch. vii .

bérlach

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Forms: bélrach

adj o, ā. Also bélrach q.v. (bélrae, bérla): an chuideachta . . . bhéarlach English-speaking (?), voluble (?), Hackett xxvi 148 .

bérlaid

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n [i, m.] (bélrae, bérla) speaker, interpreter of a language: in berlaidh `the linguist ', Todd. Nenn., 87.7 . brithemh borrfadhach / . . . / berlaid bithbrotla, IT iii 56 § 104.

bérlamail

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adj (bélrae, bérla) having command of language, fluent: (of Queen Elizabeth) atá sí . . . / béarlamhail béasach beoil chliste ` voluble ', Ó Bruad. iii 66.12 .

bern

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Forms: berna, beirn, berne, bearn, Bernai, bernad, berna, bearnaidh, bearna

n ā, f. also berna , d and n. a s. B. Chon Culaind, RC viii 54.20 ( LL 13397 ). d s. b.¤ , Sits, v 93 § 30 , beirn, LL 17995 , g s. berne, FM v 1636.9 . bearn f., IGT Decl. § 39. a s. Bernai, Corp. Gen. 206.17 . g s. cacha bernad , LL 8030. berna f., IGT Decl. § 4. a s. bearnaidh, Éigse xiv 98 § 29. g s. bearna, § 28 .

Gap, breach; pass, defile; hence weak position in defence or attack: dot luid i mbernai (ar berna, v.l.) ar-mo chenn-sa thou camest into the breach against me, Sc. M² 13. is b.¤ ina coṅgaib catha a breach in their battle position, CRR 57. do coimét na mbernd cumung robui ag techt aran slia[bh], ZCP vi 56.10 . annsa mbeirn = in the gap, Ez. xxii 30. aon- fhear faire re seasamh gach beárnan, Keat. Poems 463. nī fhūicēb-sa an b.¤ (bern—, v.l.) sin dom c[h]onāch gan caithem, ML² 1412. bearna as mo ré `a part of my life-span', Dán Dé xvii 8 . ar bearna an bháis, DDána 30.6 . ? berna a eric, Laws ii 98.6 .i. ar in fechiumh nos gaibh, uair do rochuir ní di, 13 Comm. b.¤ na ngrás gur daingen duid refuge , IGT Decl. ex. 411.

In phrr. b.¤ , berna churad, ¤míled etc. breach made or occupied by a warrior, etc.: ruc beirnd curad . . . dar cath na nAnmarcach, Cog. 188.23 . ra briss beirn míled i cath na ṅGréc, LL 32300 ( TTr. 1488 ). do bris b.¤ céit isin cath i n-urc[h]omair a aigthi `made a breach of a hundred', Fianaig. 90.30 . berna cēt, TBC² 3672. Phr. b.¤ báegail undefended or weak position in defence or attack: a ḟágbáil ar bernadaib bǽgail nó ar doirrsib aideda, Mer. Uil.² 99. ni b.¤ bægail in læch fuil and `no easy victim', Aen. 750. See G 7.27 . Hence b.¤ position of danger, strait; fight: iar ṁbrath na mb.¤ , Rawl. 69a27 . suan ón bheirn `from fight' (Vocab.), O'Hara 2609. re ndul san mbeirn, Dán Dé xxv 21 . gap; break, flaw in general: (expl. Bernán Brigte, name of saint's bell) foceirt forru co mmebaid ass a bernn `its gap broke out of it' (i.e. a piece broke off), Trip. 114.14 . (of a drinking-horn) sēt blāith cen beirn ` ungapped ', Measgra Uí Chl. 150 § 19. an bhearn do-cháidh san chloinnse `the gap thus broken in her family' (by a death), Aithd. D. 13.10 . dar bernadaib in inair sin, Acall. 5808 n . tar beirn na luirige, BB 435b46 .

Compds. trias na beilgibh bernbriste dorónadh las an ordanas broken into gaps, FM vi 2300.2 . See berrbróc. beilge berncairrgidhe na banBhoirne, Hugh Roe 242.13 .

bernach

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adj o, ā (bern) having gaps; broken; defective: bróca brecca bernacha, Todd Lect. vi 60.5 (`belonging to the breech of the human body', bróca bernacha ` trunk-hose ', Plummer MS. notes). Cf. berrbróc. a da ṡleig chendchrith- áncha bernacha, LL 11343. gorbo bristi b.¤ . . . airm ┐ aird- scēith na n-āirsedh, ML² 267. mic Aedha in ga bernaigh, MacCarthy 406.y . i cosmailius bili bernaig `of a hacked tree', CCath. 5838. bhriste bhearnach (of the damned), TSh. 6616. aimsir bearnach d'áiream ` fractional ', O'Gr. Cat. 323.22.

Legal: berna a eric, Laws ii 98.6 .i. b.¤ sin ar aigne `(the distress) is defective said the pleader', 12 Comm.

pn As sobriquet: Diarmaid b.¤ gap-toothed , ALC i 316.11 .

Adv. nach déunad . . . go b.¤ = doe not commit any notable defect, RSClára 110b.

bernad

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Forms: bearnadh

vn. of bernaid. bearnadh, IGT Verbs § 80. gan bhréicc, gan bhernadh intermittence , BNnÉ 255 § 212 . nach deach- aidh béarnadh ná múchadh air ` interruption ' (a tradition), Keat. i 80.23 . is beárnadh suain `interrupts repose', Ó Bruad. ii 18.25 . ríoghan gan bhearnadh ar a bladh whose honour is unmarred, PBocht 2.21 . nach bearnadh é dá anóir? DDána 11.30 . ag bearna a gciabh `tearing their hair', Ó Bruad. iii 58.10 .

bernaid

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Forms: bernad

v (bern) makes a gap in, breaches: curro bearn an cloidhe, TBC St. 3236. oiléan i mbearntar buidhne, Measgra D. 40.3 . ro bernad ┐ ro formaeladh a claideb became gapped and blunted, CCath. 3615. bearnoidh ealta knocks down bird-flocks, O'Hara 4006.

In abstr. sense makes an inroad on, lessens, diminishes: cona bernnabthar mo flaithis uadh, Airne F. 321 v.l. iss ed bernas anfola timgairi what bad conduct of the demanding back (of a loan) allows to be deducted, ZCP xiv 385 § 50 , see xvi 210.25 . gur bearnadh séan bhar saorchlann, DDána 68.19 . acht ge ro bernadh fó na inmechus é `he suffered (lit. was diminished) in fortune' (Plummer MS. notes), ALC ii 230.5 . napdis druith no bernfad a bhfleidh ar tus who should have first share in, Lism. L. 481. fleadh grás dá bhríogh do bearnadh / le bás an ríogh do-roighneadh, Aithd. D. 88.8 .

Vn. bernad.

bernán

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n (bern) anything gapped, gaplike, indented: co mmebaid as a bernn, conid é sin B.¤ Brigte (a bell), Trip. 114.14 . an b.¤ Padruic, BCC 120. an Bernan Ciaraín, RC xvii 383.11 (Tig.). an Bearnán Ailbhe, FM ii 1018.1 .

In plant-name, perh. dandelion : sanguinairia (sic) uel lactuca .i. bernan muc, Arch. i 334.47 . bernan na mucc gl. lactucis agrestibus, ÉC xxii 213 .

See Hog. Onom.