blaith

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Forms: bleda

n n pl.: marait na b.¤ (bl—, v.l., 126.72) ┐ na benna sin beos i tigib doíned mór (of a monster, one of 17 wonders of the night of Christ's birth), Éigse vi 119.72 (? leg. bleda, Ed. or pl. of blog ?).

bláith

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Forms: mláith, bláth, mblāith, bh., blaithi, bróg bhláithghreanta

adj i earlier mláith q.v. Also bláth [o, ā]. n s. f. mblāith, ZCP viii 202.13 . bean bh. g s. f. blaithi, forms given as `cáol uile,' IGT Decl. § 136. bean bhláth, § 137 .

(a) smooth (in orig. sense from subjection to grinding, friction, etc.): bláth (leg. bláith, ed.), mín, réidh `smooth', Eg. Gl. 68. (Of objects of metal, wood, stone, horn) filet ann brugi bláthi, SR 477. deich mbeanna bōnadarc būabaill mblāith, Ériu ii 28.20 . bogada blathi ` polished ', Cog. 158.23 . do bleidedhaibh blaithe, 114.20 . fidchell . . . cona foirind blāith bricc bendaig, Aisl. MC 69.26 . do thighibh bláithe, Ériu v 58.27 . ar slios bh.¤ an bhrogha te `on the smooth wall', 62.5 . a measc na ccloch mb.¤ , Is. lvii 6. dia mbiailibh bláith- ibh, FM v 1556.4 . garbh ṡáithe ┐ mín mheile / sgín eibhe bláithe buidhe with a smooth yellow haft, IGT Decl. ex. 1119. (Of skin, leather; cloth) a inar b.¤ bíannaide `soft tunic of skin' (Faraday), TBC² 1871. fa mbratachaib blaithi, MR 224.3 . geabhuidh lamhuinn mbreacchuirr mb.¤ , KMMisc. 170 § 12.

(Of food and drink) fít bec b.¤ a small light ration, Ériu ii 65 § 8. bid b.¤ do deog, iv 106.8 . blongi bláthi `smooth lard', Aisl. MC 81.24 . In comic n.pr. meic borrchrothi blāthi, Aisl. MC 33.16 .

? fosair blaith boairech . . . cred é b.¤ annsin. Inand é ┐ dag boaire co mbail foranaeí ┐ isé sin b.¤ atber ann, H.3.18, 646b32 ( O'C. 1449 ).

(b) (In fig. sense) smooth, gentle, soft; comely: is amlaid sain bis ríge / garb a thús . . . / b.¤ a mmedón, Ériu iv 106.6 . i márḟlaith . . . / indat bláithe beccáin, Fél. Sept. 4. muinter b. romín (the inhabitants of Heaven), LU 2041. ind ḟírflaith blaith builid búan (of Conn Cétchathach), Airne F. 267. blaith .i. suthain, Stowe Gl. 245 (an inference ?). in énlaith búan b.¤ , LU 3696 ( SC 33 ). fer blaith cennais ` mild ', PH 1974. Bēbinn blāith, ZCP vi 269 § 6. mor . . . do bhann- trachtaibh blaithe bíthe, Cog. 42.15 . [fi]r bláthi bithi borba, Ériu viii 70.7 . blāith ro-gabais cucut corp (to Christ), Arch. iii 242 § 16. a abhlainn bh.¤ bheannaighthe `O bright . . . Host', A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvii 6. in troigh ṡlisseang, boindgeal b.¤ `smooth . . . foot', Ériu iv 218.15 . brēthir b.¤ `with gentle word(s)' (Gloss.), Sc. M² 21f . gut[h] blāith, Arch. iii 306 § 9. na tuill buide mblāith / fria duine nach dlúith, KMMisc. 274.15 . oentu . . . blaith, Cog. 122.17 .

Equative: bláithidir scotha, Eg. 1782, 18a1 (cited Meyer Contribb. 225 ).

Compar. bláithe ná blaosg na huighi smoother (of a mansion), O'Gr. Cat. 354.1.

Superl. is é rígh as bláthem ┐ as mínem . . . dod-ánic, BDD² 1072.

Adv. atá slíghe . . . déanta go b.¤ = the way is made plain, Prov. xv 19. gi-bé thairgfeadh a riar go b.¤ ` satisfactorily ' (Gloss.), Measgra D. 29.4 .

As subst. tairm na bláithe buige of the smooth, gentle (harp), SG 108.25 .

Compds. With nouns: ag binnghabháil a bíáidae ┐ a blathurnaighthe gentle prayers, Ériu v 86.17 . blāthc[h]aomna bocht, ZCP viii 215.16 . im bláitheing mbric ngreanta `neat border' (of embroidery), Magauran 2086 . ar beinn a bruit ┐ a bláithédaigh, Ériu v 76.38 . blaithliag `a pumice-stone ', Eg. Gl. 735. an cethramhad mionn dibhsin, / an mblaithminestir mbuadhach `smooth . . . reliquary', BNnÉ 270 § 241 . bláthoige gach ball id mhiocht smooth perfection, Magauran 2077 . Aedh mac C. . . . /. ui. bliadna fa blaithríadail, BB 59a31 .

With adjj.: i n-iomdaidh bhuiligh blaith-bind full of soothing sounds, BNnÉ 273 § 245 . is mic Cairbre bhuig bhláithcháoin fair and gentle, Ériu v 86.8 . mias . . . bhláth- chaoin (of fine earthenware), TSh. 889. do breacsrol blathet- rocht `smooth -bright', CCath. 4665. la C. mbúan mblaithfial soft and modest C., Gorm. Jan. 12. righti . . . blaithghelai smooth, white arms, TE 4 Eg. cona dib caelspeltib blath- maetha biannaide (of a sword-case of skin), CCath. 4692. blaithmín fri boctaib, Gorm. Sept. 25. re táobh na learg mbláithslim mbán, IGT Decl. ex. 417. beith ind-ēccmais Brīain bláith-rēidh, ZCP viii 218.31 . a bodhadhaibh blaith- righne smooth, tough bows, FM v 1646.5 . With part. bróg bhláithghreanta, Magauran 4133 .

bláithe

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n , f. (bláith). an b.¤ , IGT Abstr. Nouns § 65. smooth- ness; gentleness; mildness: co cléir co ṁbúaid bláthe, Fél. Aug. 19. a seacht . . . / do bliadhnaibh go mblaithe `in gentle sort', BNnÉ 136.18 . [dá cét b]liadan co mb.¤ / ┐ trícha gan tláithe, SG 150.30 . topor taitnemach co mbláthe ┐ bolton- ugad, LU 2096 ( FA 16 ). (to the Cross) fa lór b.¤ do bheann gcumhdaigh, DDána 41.42 . ? barr blaithe lais foríti ina mbech, Laws ii 120.25 Comm.

bláithech

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x see bláthach.

bláithigid

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Forms: bláthaigid

v (bláith) also bláthaigid. makes smooth; polishes: nos blathiged conna tairised cuil forru (sc. chariot poles), TBC 1410. Fig. ro mhínigh ┐ ro mhór-bhlāthaigh Sir U. eisiomh `soothed and caressed the beast', Eachtra Uill. 4011. an té bhláthuighios leis an tteangaidh = that flattereth with the tongue, Prov. xxviii 23.

blaitne

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n (blat) strength: dúiscid búar co mb.¤ `the lusty herd', Met. Dinds. iv 196.11 .

blaitnech

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adj o, ā (blaitne) strong, powerful: a laich blatnig bhladmair, TBC 3104.

blandarach

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adj o, ā (blanndar) deceptive: leiges bregach b.¤ , YBL 345a22 .

blanndairid

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v (blanndar) flatters, courts: blanndaireann si lucht an tsaidhbhreis, De Imit. 297.13 (1822) .

blanndar

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n (Lat. blandiri, Vendryes, De Hib. Vocab., but perh. based on Engl.) cf. ag blándur friut = blandientem, Éigse ix 258 § 9. dissimulation, flattery: b.¤ `dissimulation', Eg. Gl. 736. do ni sé b.¤ le na phuisínibh = dissembleth with his lips, Prov. xxvi 24. le b.¤ na mbanchuire sróllmhar / . . . / geabhad cead, Hackett xxvi 65 .

blaoch

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x see bloach.