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.

blasacht

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Forms: mlassacht, blaisecht

n m., later form of mlassacht (ā, f., with no supporting exx., M 151.5 ). Also blaisecht.

(a) act of tasting: a biadsom do blassacht (do tomuilt v.l.), RC viii 54.7 . gan fér gan uisce do b.¤ , CF² 1415. (of the tongue) ata ar na hordughadh chum an bhlasachta (= fuit ordinatum propter gustum), 23 K 42 , 297.19. ni r-bo ail etir lais a blaisecht, PH 517. míancha blassachta, Tec. Corm. 32.14 . failti na béoil fria blassacht `the lips rejoice in tasting it' ( GJ iv 216b43 ), LL 36563. nir' faom feoil do b.¤ (of a saint), RC xii 322 § 5. ni cumnig nech a bron . . . iar na blaisecht, YBL 83a51 . Fig. nách áil léo Dia ná a neithe do bhlasachd, Desid. 6473.

(b) (sense of) taste: hi cetfaid blaisichta, ZCP xxx 152.11 . do choimhéad an bhlaiseachta co maith (= gustus . . . est custodiendus), ITS xxix 135.7 . in treas blaisecht a[n] bheóil (of the bodily senses), Celtica i 195.1117 .

(c) taste, flavour: is aire nach claechmat dath / ┐ b.¤ , RC xxxvii 346 § 21.

In phr. b.¤ báis: intan iarum robui an rig oc blaisecht báis, FDG 272. roḟagaibh fria blaisect mbais gur' fhír son swore on his deathbed, Lism. L. xxiii 19.

blasachtach

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Forms: blaisechtach, blasacht

n [ā, f.] (blasacht). Also blaisechtach. act of tasting (noisily or greedily): atcuala in mblaisechtaigh ┐ in mbuaidirt ar an uisqi, Acall. 1554. atnaig oc blassachtaig isin leth aile don tig `began smacking his lips', Aisl. MC 47.12 . ic etarscaradh re n-anmannaib ┐ ic blasachtaig (blasacht, v.l.) bais, CCath. 5939.

blasad

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o, m. vn. of blaisid. act of tasting: tré bhlasadh na gorta, TSh. 6550. caillidh a blasadh loses the power of tasting, 1916 . pian an bhlasaidh ar bhéalaibh na ndaman- tach . . . lé híota ┐ lé hocras, 6553 .

blasaid

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x see blaisid.

blasaigid

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Forms: blaisigid, mlaissiter, mblaisiter

v also blaisigid (mlas, blas) tastes: mesrada móra for fedaib ata manna millsi blassaigter, LL 37546 = mlaissiter, ZCP xi 81 § 16 = mblaisiter (mblaisighther, v.l.), 92 § 17 .

blasmarnach

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x blastarnach: an bh.¤ do ghnídís `noise . . . in swallowing' (food), E. O'Rahilly (1900) 248.6 .

blasta

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adj (-ae) io, iā (blas) pleasing to the taste, sweet. Of food and drink: imon maind morblastai mormaíníg, BB 242a20 . iar mbiadaib b.¤ (blaithib, v.l.) Parthu[i]s, MacCarthy 62.26 . do chomét búar mb.¤ `sweet-fleshed cattle', Met. Dinds. iv 196.24 . b.¤ cech lind lán, Aisl. MC 37.26 .

In more general sense pleasing, fair: Eoraip b.¤ ` charming ' ( PRIA xvi (1885) 242 ), LL 16352. Of language, speech: le mórán do chaint bhlasda = fair speech, Prov. vii 21. aruid bhl. bhinn a gracious . . . greeting, IGT Decl. ex. 627. ag dubhshlogadh na beatha sin go blasda with a relish, PCT 649.

blastacht

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n [ā, f.] (blasta) taste: ag nách bfhuil mothughadh céadfadh nó blasdachta, Desid. 6630.

blastarnach

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n ā, f. (blas) act of mouthing, smacking (lips): beól aig blasdarnaigh, Dhá Sg. Art. 587. súil airna sáobhadh, ┐ beóil aig blasdurnaigh, Leabh. ó Láimhsgr. ii 85.7 . See blasmarnach.

blat

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n [ā, f.]` strength ', Meyer Contribb. 226. demun truag ro- decht a b.¤ (: mórbrat) `his strength was crushed', Blathm. 699. tria blait (: Eofrait), SR 2655. cen buaid, cen brig, cen baeg ṁb.¤ , 5311 . cech luib / . . . línait blait, / ícait, bethaigait, marbait, 7279 . nim thic cara ar baig no ar blait (blaidh, broid, v.ll.), TBC 2339. a Rí na mb.¤ is na mbreth (to Christ), LL 1990. In chevilles: triallait blait, SR 747. rí betha binn, búan a b.¤ (: comnart), 5685 . co mblait (: Díarmait), LU 4285.

Compds. Niall don Banba blattbilig of B. of the mighty trees (?), LL 4640 (= barrbilig, Ériu iv 104.5 ). os Banba blatbric (`of the variegated flowers') with varied might (?), Cog. 140.18 . ba blattdál cen brón cia bé / do bratan mor Mugaine, LL 18254.