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.

blatach

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adj [o, ā] (blat): is b.¤ cech ṅdessel every right-hand course is strong (?), O'Mulc. 755.

blataige

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n [, f.] (blatach) strength (?): ben buraig can b.¤ (of a woman of the Tromdám), LL 3467.

blath

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bláth

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n u and o, m., IGT Decl. § 38.

(a) flower, blossom: in cróib n-arggait fua b.¤ ḟind `with white blossoms', Im. Brain 2. di bolod ┐ blath na lubi, LU 10641 ( TE 130.26 ). errach cen blathu `without flowers', RC xxvi 46 § 231. iarmibebat blatha, § 242 ( Rawl. 111b42 ). ac tebersin a mbláith ┐ a nduille `dropping their blossoms', Ériu iii 156 § 9. bolad . . . dia blathaib, ii 118 § 52 . concanad a bile ┐ a blaith fri tethacht na ngaeth, § 54. b.¤ na dercan, Airne F. 50. tuigithir blath inbith, Ériu xxii 41.z. ar a blath `for its (sc. the elm's) bloom ', Auraic. 5620. duille ┐ b.¤ ┐ mess, Met. Dinds. iii 288.7 . blatha na fínemna, PH 4242. (of a miracle) in gabul tirimm a beth fo blath trómm, 1318 . na luibe ┐ na blata . . . ro loisced iad a comurta idbarta, Grail 3096 . an chnú ní 'n-a b.¤ beantair `in blossom', Dán Dé vii 15 . in brága mar b.¤ air- neadh, Ériu iv 218.6 . a mbeól a bláith beginning to flower, IGT Decl. ex. 992. teist . . . an fhéir nó an bhláith, Keat. Poems 698. i n-aimsir an bhlátha `in the spring', Keat. iii 526 . (plant name) nenufar .i. blath uisgce water-lily , C iv 2, 31 rb z .

Fig. (Brigit) in chróib co mbláthib, Thes. ii 325.20 (Hy. iv). (of the Blessed Virgin) ar n-éanchoillne fa bh.¤ `blooming hazel-tree', Aithd. D. 72.5 . (of Jesus) b.¤ fréimhe na fírinne, 75.40 . b.¤ fréime maicne Mílid `the flower of M'.s progeny', O'Gr. Cat. 372.10. cin blath na ndegním, Grail 1467 . (name of a metal) litairgi[r]um .i. blath in luaidhe `flower of lead', Arch. i 328 § 88.

In follg. perh. fragrance: as follus nach as a blasannaib na as a mblathaib athainter naduiri na corp nadurtha ` odour ', Ir. Astr. Tr. 72.2 . ? ní-tháinic a-talmain fín is-comaith bladh ris, RC xxiv 376.14 (perh. leg. blas with Ériu ii 118 § 54 ).

(b) In other fig. or extended applications. bloom, (bright) colour; flourishing appearance, condition: olcus a blatha `his ill colour', Mon. Tall. 159.22 . ni bu messa de a blath, Vita B. 5. etach maith immi. b.¤ maith fair, LL 14558. b.¤ bruinne bran sheen (?), Ériu ix 46 § 14. b.¤ óir ara fhoir- cettlaibh (a saint), BNnÉ 281 § 267 . deich n-eich a n-uair blátha bladaig `in their prime and fame', BR² 120. ba maith blāth in claideb lat `see that the sword is kept in good con- dition' (Faraday), TBC² 934. do bh.¤ do chríon, a cholann beauty , DDána 1.15 . re faghbháil bháis do bh.¤ na hóige, Keat. Poems 130. co mblathaibh .i. co subhaltaibh, Stowe Gl. 261 , cf. 246 . (of salvation) dar bpeacadh do bhean a bh.¤ , DDána 3.21 . biaid cach mí dó inna b.¤ every month shall be prosperous for him (the just prince), ZCP xi 87 § 52. a b.¤ . . . ┐ a beathamnass `her prosperity . . . and her supplies', Ériu iv 148.1 . a hana, a himmed, a blátha, a bēta, 162.31 . séan 'n-a bhládh, DDána 93.28 .

Compds. With adj. forsin ngas mbiroir mblathguirt of bitter- flowered watercress, Fél.² lxxxix 36. With nouns. blaith-bhile borrfadach Breagh `proud-blossomed tree', MR 96.2 . do bith fo brúch a bláth-buird `blooming bank', Met. Dinds. iii 260.14 . do chloinn Bhanbha bhláth-bhuadha, Keat. Poems 1020. céad bláthchraobh ann re fhighe `bright strands' (of hair), Magauran 1865 . blāithfleasg `a garland of flowers', Eg. Gl. 684. ar bordaibh bruach-ṡoillsi blath-indber `beautiful harbours', MR 102.7 . With n. pr. bláth-Ḟergus prosperous Fergus, Ériu iv 98 § 28a .