? bethga

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n cen locht os braine na mb.¤ , LL 1293 = mbaethga (glossed: na ngo mbaoth, n. 2), Leb. Gab. 176.3 .

bethi

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x see benaid.

bethla

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n beehive (?): beich becga foglenad cach mbeathla, Laws v 76. 20 Comm.

1 bethra

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ind (cf. beithir?): rí b.¤ bailcc (: cethra), SR 2991.

2 bethra

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n expld. as water: beathra .i. uisge, O'Cl. (kenning for Eó Rossa `the Tree of Ross') dín b.¤ , Dinds. 160. Perh. n. loc., see Hog. Onom.

1 bethrach

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adj o, ā (beithir) lit. bear-like, eulog. adj. of warriors, etc.: (of the Dond Cualgne) co ruathur b.¤ , IT iii 246.9 . (of a king of Leinster) in bres b.¤ in bréo bagach / in gleo gnímach, LL 6451 (`puissant', MS. Mat. 484 § ii ). Oengus ordnidi / . . . / brithemh borrfadhach / . . . / b.¤ bunata, IT iii 56.1 . bethir b.¤, breó co ngail ` furious (?)', Met. Dinds. ii 82.1 .

2 bethrach

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adj (2 bethra) watered (?), moist (?): b.¤ broenach, brogach, bras, / tir tethrach, togach, tonnglas, SR 977. nathir b.¤ water-snake, Ériu xxi 152 § 11.

? bethraid

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adj (of Nabal) balc bethraid os betha blá, SR 6291. nírop búrach betraighi (beathraige v.l.) `of a bear (?),' BR² 160 § 7. Cf. 1 bethrach.

bethugad

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u, m. vn. of bethaigid

(a) act of animating, quicken- ing: fri marbad ┐ bethugud, Trip. 62.16 . leis comus ár mbethaigte, SG 384.27 .

(b) act of feeding, sustaining; supporting, maintaining: gan biadh, gan bethacadh `without food or sustenance', BNnÉ 224.16 . chu recfa cach a mac ┐ a ingin a crichaib ciana ar a mbethugud in exchange for their being fed, Lism. L. 1862. ma ta beathugh[ad] a serraigh isin sine aile, Laws iii 374.8 Comm. ní dénatt obuir . . . da mbethugud acht fíadach `for their livelihood', Maund. 49. Metaph.: ag b.¤ a brīghe le luath-imram na long (of the sea), ML² 673. With AR: dobadur da leoman . . . ar bethugudh aigi `that he kept', ZCP vi 293.17 . (of a fire) an tres tene . . . ar betachad (beathughadh v.l.) i n Uibh Briuin, BNnÉ 234 § 153 .

(c) (Church) living, benefice: sái clerigh co mbethaig[th]ib ecailsi imda `church-benefices', RC xviii 157.15 (Tig.). a mbethaighthe ecclaisi, FM v 1772.25 .

bethul

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n b.¤ .i. biach ` penis ', Goid. 75 § 20 (Dúil Laithne). Cf. tál as ní salach a shal / cochall acht is dó bheathal, O'Gr. Cat. 120.31. ? Cf. also: biáil bithail, Corm. 7.5 . See T 60.22.

? betlim

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n b.¤ .i. deabaid, Goid. 79 § 268 (Dúil Laithne).