bésaid

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n [i, m.] (1 bés): Benignus blaith b.¤ ` moralist (?),' Gorm. Nov. 1.

1 besan

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n [o, m.] (besān, Wortk. 12 , where unexpld.) name of a bird: enogam .i. aicme bethi: b.¤, lachu, faelinn, ` pheas- ant (?),' Auraic. 5693.

? 2 besan

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ind rachaidh sís gi-beadh bh.¤ / ní grís fear gu himresan, IGT Decl. ex. 751. Cf. 2 bés ?

bésgnae

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n (1 bés + gné)

(a) custom, usage; discipline, morality: ro fitis mo bésgnese frib, Wb. 14c12 . huanaibæsgnaib noibaib `from the holy customs', Ml. 74a14 . in bésgni gl. disciplinae, Wb. 24b10 . foglaim in besgnai, Ml. 14c11 . i ndegbæsgnu, 87a7 . na huili besgna gl. omnibus disciplinís, Thes. ii 7.26 . atbath in cach bescnu `in (the practice) of every rule', Fél.² Ep. 318. ambéscna `the usage', Trip. 34.2 . tormach bescna ┐ eolais of morality (?), ZCP xxx 140.10 ( Alex. 816 ).

(b) Legal custom, law, regulation; contract regulated by custom; protocol: Corus Bescna (title), Laws iii 2 . im chorus a mbescna ┐ a rechtgai, LU 9742. imma-deisidh leo a buith a mbéscna isind inis-se, Seanchas 252 § 1 . muna roib bescna eturru, slainti na fogla do niat (of mutual liability in the case of opponents in a battle), Laws iii 216.6 Comm. bescna .i. dliged, O'Dav. 275. tria bescna bríg, SR 7963. a crich nembescna `in a territory not covered by protocol´ CIH vi 1933.12 , Peritia xix 153 n. 33 . is coirpdire in bescna fil etarru do íc dó `of the protocol´ CIH iii 791 .28 , Peritia xix 153 n. 33 .

(c) speech, language: bescna .i. . . . bérla, Lec. Gl. 8. on Latindacht .i. a latitudine .i. on leithet in bescna, Auraic. 355. in gach beusgna ┐ in gach berla, 2268 . béasgnadha tuinighthe Taidhg `words', Content. xxii 20. cialla na mbéscna `the senses of the languages´ Ériu xxxii 70 gl. 13 .

bésmúinid

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Forms: bésmúnad

v (1 bés + múinid): do hoileadh ┐ do béasmhúineadh ann é `he was . . . educated in politeness there', Keat. ii 3752. Vn. bésmúnad.

bésmúnad

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vn. of bésmúinid: docuiredh da fhoghluim ┐ da bheas-munadh . . . é `to be . . . instructed in manners ', BNnÉ 156.15 .

besta

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adj perh. metri gratia for festa: adreith . . . co mbruth beasda, Anecd. i 65 § 131 v.l. (festa, text).

béstae

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adj io, iā (1 bés) ( Thurn. Gramm. § 139 , § 348 ). moral: trissin precept bésti i tuisemar bestatu cáich, Wb. 12d39 . etargna bésta na liachtan-sa the moral interpretation of this lesson, PH 3576.

béstatu

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n t, m. (béstae) morality, morals: dind béstatu . . . inna ndóine, Wb. 5c16 . trissin precept bésti i tuisemar bestatu cáich et ní fristait in béstatid nisin, 12d39 . precept béstatad, 16d7 . is do bestataid (bestaid, MS.) infét gl. est ergo moralis psalmus, Ml. 14b12 . in bestatad `of morality', 72a3 . gnim ┐ bestata ┐ morolus `virtue', Hib. Min. 11.358 . iar mbésda- taid according to the moral sense, PH 4611.

bestéir

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n (with lenited b-) (Engl. or Rom. loanword): bh. vestry , Eochairsg. 40.16 .

béstin

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n f. (bíast) small animal, little beast: co fhacca b.¤ mbicc . . . tócbaid do thalmain hi, PH 7201.