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.

1 blár

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ind o, m. (see Wortk. 171 , 235 , O'Rahilly, Early Ir. Hist. and Myth. 357 n .): (n. pr.) Bolc mac Blair ó Ath Blair binn, MS. Mat. 578.9 . (In poetic name of a horse) an B. Aodháin i-se ` Grey ?' (Gloss.), DDána 98.39 , cf. is í an Liath Mhór Macha, 34 . Acc. to Marstrander, RC xl 401 , b.¤ of a horse has the same meaning as Sc. Gaelic b. ¤ (of an animal) having a white spot on the forehead.

2 blár

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n o, m. battle (only in Rel. Celt.): am blar no an sgeirmis Rel. Celt. ii 186.26 . tar eis cur an bhláir `after fighting the battle', 192.21 . gur brisdedh b.¤ air, 164.15 . a nordughadh bláir `in battle order', 154.27 . See O'Rahilly cited s. 1 blár.

? blárda

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Forms: blárdha

adj Guaire do gillasa fein / ar caman blarda a blaithṡleib, Acall. 1403 v.l. blárdha ` military, warlike, brave ' (citing this ex.), P. O'C.

blaredach

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x see blaidredach.

blas

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Forms: mlas

n later form of mlas. b.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 38.

(a) taste, savour: do-gnither tuirtin de, co finntar a b.¤ , ZCP xiv 348.12 .i. narab searb, Laws ii 242.19 Comm. (of testing malt). amram blais .i. pin no ifin `most wonderful of taste', Auraic. 5666. b.¤ an bídh, Reg. San. 19.6 . b.¤ milis, Desid. 963.

(b) (good) taste, savour, relish; pleasure: b.¤ ┐ grasa `delight', BCC 225. do chum blasa do chor ar an mbiadh-sa, Desid. 113. le fin in bhlasa (= vinum dulcedinis), ITS xxix 218.21 . nach faghann Dia b.¤ ar a n-urnaighthe takes no pleasure in, TSh. 1766. scél na bóroma co mblass, LL 376a49 .

(In salutation) éirig is beir bennachtain is imthig fá bh.¤ , SG 215.8 .

(c) sense of taste: anorduightheacht an bhlais, TSh. 1556. tréas an n-éisdeacht, trés an mb.¤ , Desid. 3020.

(d) act of tasting: fonn . . . ré b.¤ na glóire sin, TSh. 2051. ní héidir . . . a chaitheamh . . acht amháin a bh.¤, ┐ a mhill- seacht do dhearbhadh, Desid. 6638. ? dia messaib blassaib, LU 6636 ( TBC² 2096 ). (e) delicacy (?): cona fotha d’iasc ┐ di énaib ┐ lubib ┐ ilmblasaib `with their complement of fish and of fowl and vegetables and many delicacies´ Fled Bricrenn ocus Loinges Mac nDuíl Dermait 52 § 1 .

Compd. bliocht . . . blas-chumhra na beatha suthaine ` sweet-scented ' (Vocab.), TSh. 2286.

blás

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Forms: bláis, blása

n m. (bláith) m. (g s. n p. bláis, blása), IGT Decl. § 38 (88.5) , Abstr. Nouns § 65. smoothness: go spealtar fá dheóidh dhe gach b.¤ dá mbí air, TSh. 7961.