bleith

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Forms: mleith, bleithi, bleithi

n f. Mid. Ir. form of mleith, q.v. b.¤ ┐ mbleith ┐ meilt, cóir, beilt lochdach . . . b.¤, beil a dhénmhus neith, IGT Introd. § 66. bean bheilte na brón—(cóir), ibid.

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(a) act of grinding, milling: foremthes a b.¤ (barley), Thes. ii 335.31 . ocbleth bron, Corm. 14. bla muilind b.¤ the exemption of a mill (is when it is) grinding, Laws iii 280.4 . b.¤ a muilend; b.¤ a (leg. for ?) lam-broin dichmairc; b.¤ for li- broin (see (b) below), v 474.3 , 4 . gen bes muilend for a b.¤ `as long as mill shall grind' ( Ériu xvii 74 § 7 ), Laws iv 218.13 Comm. focul fair iar na tirad cen b.¤ . . . iarna b.¤ , ZCP xiv 348.10 ( Laws ii 242.11 ). b.¤ i muilenn ná bróin, Ériu ii 202.1 . docuaidh . . . do b.¤ coda na manach go muilenn, BNnÉ 294 § 20 . naoi gcearna arbhair do bh.¤ nó do mheilt a bróin, Keat. ii 5232. Fig. of armed forces: tuc b.¤ mulind tuathbil forthu threw them into disorder, CRR 25. b.¤ muilinn tuaithfil orra, Cog. 198.34 .

Attrib. g s. fer bleithi ` grinder ', Laws iii 280.7 Comm.

Form obscure in: gelair scor glethe i ngurt ḟeóir / melair blethe sech mulleóir `the meal is ground', Met. Dinds. iii 96.16 .

(b) act of grinding, sharpening (weapons): bai dono ben and fri bleth arm, RC xii 94 § 124 , cf. Laws v 474.4 above. a nairm do b.¤ , BLism. 226 vb11 (Acall.). fodhmhoir . . . ag b.¤ a ḟíacal risin cartha cloichi sharpening his teeth on the pillar- stone, Ériu iii 166 § 23.

(c) act of rubbing, chafing or applying massage to (the skin): conéraig in banchuire imbi ocon dabaig dia mblith ┐ dia fholcud a chind, TBFr. 256.

II Legal act of tending cattle (at a pound); `wages of attendance on cattle' (seized by distraint), Plummer MS. notes, `costs of (levying) the distress', Mann. and Cust. i cxci 1 See Binchy, Celtica x 48 f. : fogeiltad, ┐ mb.¤ (inbleith, 272.1 Comm. ) `(expenses of) feeding, and tending ', Laws i 258.16 . ar fogelt na ar b.¤ , 102.3 Comm. a naimsir fogelta ┐ blethi, O'C. 2716 ( Eg. 88, 60 va ). dligid dib i forus fri mb.¤ `it (i.e. cattle taken for distraint) becomes liable for expenses of tending in the pound', Laws i 210.26 . fri mb.¤ .i. in screpall (sic leg.) .i. log fir fognama ┐ meich, 212.16 Comm. foghail ┐ bleth: foghail .i. na meich, ┐ bleth .i. in logh fir foghnama, O'D. 1564 (H. 5.15, 3b). Attrib. g s.: broga for aghaib bleithi `shoes on tended cattle', O'Dav. 322.

bleithech

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Forms: bleathach, bletheach

n (bleith) quantity or portion of corn for grinding: bleathach `a kiln-cast, a bag or bags of corn for grinding', bletheach `what is ground at once in a mill', P. O'C. gu tairnic in b.¤ , Lism. L. 1982. See Dinn. s.v. bleathach .

1 bleithid

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n [i, m.] (bleith) miller: féimdis an bleithig a bulg do bleith, Rawl. B 512 36a , cited Meyer Contribb. 228.

2 bleithid

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v (bleith): nior bleith ┐ nior mionaigh rot[h] `he neither crushed . . .', TBC St. 677 = ni ro gnuisistar etc., TBC 772.

blén

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Forms: mlén, bléne, im-blenai, mleen, blen, senblene

n ā, f. O. Ir. mlén. Also bléne [, f.], d s. im-blenai, Aisl. MC 122. 14 , 22 . groin: inguina . . . uel mleen , Thes. ii 47.3 . blen gl. iunguis (leg. inguen, ed.), 43.4 . tege carnem, inginem, .i. inbleoin, Lor. Gild. 226. co tarut dam . . . a adairc in a bléin = inter inguina, Lat. Lives 97.2 . ba doirb . . a lesugad ar med satha a seng blene, YBL 177a16 = senblene, BB 257b10 . ro seidigtea na haibli tenedh im blenaib ┐ im cosaib in tshloig, 496a38 `Leisten', ZCP xxx 136.16 . Día féin a comhair a chrochtha / do thonuidh bhléin sochla seing, IGT Decl. ex. 1102. neascoid an loch bhlén = ex inguinum tumoribus, 23 K 42 , 56.5 . See 1 loch. `creek formed by a lake or large river' (O'Don. Suppl.): i mblenai Guirt Cruith- nechtai, Aisl. MC 122.14 . im-b. chupa `Blencup' (note), FM iii 646.9 . See Hog. Onom.

Compds. ar da n-echaib . . . beochridi. blenarda long- flanked, LL 10358 ( TBC 3377 ). trí céd bó blénghasda `milking cows', Caithr. Thoirdh. 58.4 .

-blénach

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x see C 12.18.

bleogan, bleognach

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x see blegon, blegnach.

? bleónaide

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adj (blegon): mar theangadh . . . bhléonaídhe ` bland ' (of the Irish language), Trans. RIA xv (1826) 85.4 .

? blesbarnach

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n beimnech ┐ b.¤ na cloidem ` clatter ', Ériu viii 177 § 14.

blesc

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n [ā, f.]. See Vendryes, RC xxviii 142. harlot: bleasc .i. merdrech, Lec. Gl. 106. ni mac muine na blesce / acht coim- pert righ re righain, H.3.18, 767.17 .

bleasc

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x : bleasc amrosc ilarda .i. ni rofuirme daille ni lernalaig dam, ZCP iii 224 § 11 (Amra Senáin). Leg. bleach. See ? bláeach.