2 bethach

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n = bethadach: b.¤ becc eili do innamail mhuice bicci, L.Chl. Suibhne 23. ainm an bethaig sin, 33 . a mbroinn an bheathaidh ` beast ', Duan. Finn ii 238.14 .

bethadach

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Forms: beathadhach, bethadaighe

n o, m. (betha). beathadhach m., IGT Decl. § 11. animal; creature: doroine Día . . . da cinél .lxx. do bethadh- achaib for muir, RC xxiv 379.8 . bethadhach éicciallaidi, CF² 81. bethaduigh becca iadsom (salamanders), Marco P. 26. bethadaighe, Acall. 834 v.l. ni theighed bethadhach darsan magh uile gan ḟaisgin do a living thing, ZCP viii 549.24 . saoir uirre ag buing beathadhach `workmen are carving animal figures', Ériu v 62.4 . amhail mhuca nó beathadhacha brúideamhla, TSh. 3459. a mbroinn an bheathadhaigh, Oss. vi 158.22 = a mbroinn an bheathaidh Duan. Finn 238.14 . Of Hydra , St. Ercuil 2590. gé táim im beathadhach ghránna (spoken by a hag from the Otherworld), DDána 120.32 .

bethaigid

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Forms: bethugad

v (cf. betha)

(a) quickens, animates: in spirut noem bethaiges na huile anmand, PH 238. betha robeathaighthea, ZCP viii 206.5 . condas-bethaigend so that it (viz. part of a magic club) brings them back to life, MU² 632. beathaighe sin in craidhi ` vivifies ', Rosa Ang. 146.15 . co ro bhethaidhsiot beóghrís a sengomh they revived, FM vi 2054.1 .

(b) feeds, nourishes; supports: gabur blicht . . . conid edsain ras bethaig, LL 30831 ( TTr. 13 ). sain ní dia fognai cech luib / . . . / ícait, bethaigait, marbait, SR 7280. ni bhethuid bréig `nurses not falsehood', KMMisc. 174.19 . ealta bhadhbh do bheathuighis a flock of scaldcrows you have nourished (i.e. by blood shed in battle), O'R. Poems 101.

In Laws Comm. sustains, supports, confirms (?): toinges . . . ni na bethaiget fiadain . . . toinges goi . . . ┐ ni bethaidhend firinne, Laws v 360.7 , 9 Comm. im in ni na bethaighdais fiadain na senchaidhe, 302.27 Comm.

Vn. bethugad.

bethal

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x see bethul.

betham, bethem

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n n m. (biad) steward (?) UR 32 , Sprache xliii 186-87 : cain briugaid, brithemain, bethamain (MS. bethemuin) `declare the hospitaller, judge, steward´ Ériu xl 16 § 17 . ceile briughuid, | bethemuin, goibnenn UR 29.26 . See also 1 bethamain.

1 bethamain

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n (cf. betha): īasc . . . .i. uisce .i. noch is don uisciu forcumaic .i. a bethamnae, ┐ is and dano bīs nourishment (?), Corm. Y 736. ? Leg. brethema(i)n in: cach airlither cacha suidigfider cach i mbesaib bethaman, Corp. Gen. 79.15 . finnatar b.¤ brathir scéo mbroga, LU 3476 ( SC 25 ). See Ulidia ii 169 .

2 bethamain

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Forms: beathman, bethamain

n n. pl. swarm of bees Sprache xliv 32-34 : ile bethamain (.i. beich) .i. is ilarda somain isin bith (R) = ile beithoumain .i. imad maine bech, etc. (YBL) = ili becha maini (LL), RC xxvi 34 n.1 (`bee swarms', § 156 ). beitheamhain .i. beich, O'Cl. beathman (leg. bethamain, ed.) `a bee ', Eg. Gl. 743.

bethamnacht

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n = bethamnas: danogam: bethumnacht, luam- nacht, filideacht etc., Auraic. 5798.

bethamnas

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n o, m. (cf. 1 bethamain)

(a) life, livelihood: an uisce tra coṅdic a bethámnus, Corm. 24 `it can support life' (O'D.) `it attains its livelihood' (Stokes), Corm. Tr. 92 , ni sidach(ach) cumsantach bar mb.¤ mode of life , Alex. 919. conadh amlaid sin doneth a bethamhnus osin amach, Lism. L. 1491. ni da nderna a b.¤ , Laws ii 338.22 Comm.

(b) food, supplies, provisions; property, livestock (?): ag iarraidh bethamnais `seeking food', TFrag. 74.13 . a mes ┐ a murthorud, a bláth ┐ a beathamnus inna hindsi-sea, Ériu iv 128.21 . biad ┐ bethamnus, BB 238a53 . dia bethamnus ` refection ', Laws i 116.29 Comm. folaid cruidh no bethamnais, ii 338.26 Comm.

? bethan

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n b.¤ .i. bo ` cow ' (?), Goid. 77 § 113 (Dúil Laithne).

? bethb

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adj b.¤ .i. dub, Goid. 77 § 159 (Dúil Laithne).