blinn, blind

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Forms: blim, blinn, blind

n (AS or ON blind. For ON see Bidrag 93 , 101 , 155 . Cormac's blindauga, see ex. below, prob. a Norse personal name, 155 , see also LEIA B-60 , Hessen 96 ). Expld. as dead person's spittle, filament (nerve ?) of a dead person's eye: blind .i. saile mairb, unde dicitur: bās mblindach, Corm. Y 136. blinn .i. snāithe ruisc mairb, unde dicitur blind (.i. auga, MS.) .i. dall nō cōech. Blindauga .i. dallṡúilech in ling[u]a Galleorum , 138 . So also O'Mulc. 183. blind .i. saile, O'Dav. 337. blinn .i. seile dhuine mhairbh, O'Cl. blinn .i. snáithe ruisg mairbh, ib. `blim' (a corruption of blinn, blind, ed.) sili, Met. Gl. 34 § 26.

blinnach

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adj [o, ā] (blinn): blind .i. saile mairb unde dicitur bás [m]b.¤ (`a frothing death', Corm. Trans. 21 ), Corm. 7.

bliochtán

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n : bliosan (leg. bliochtan) `an artechoke´ Eg. Gl. § 738 .

blioma

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n g s. = bladma ? Cf. bladmann. a n-ionad gach b.¤ an ghúna dhuibh instead of the fulmination of the black cloth (sc. of the protestant minister), 23 O 15 ,248.z. Cf. blaom- adh `blasting, fulminating, burning, blazing, flaming', Scurry's collection of Ir. Words, Celtica vi 69 s.v. blaom.

? blipecht

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n ferr búaidh b.¤ (blipfeacht, v.l.) ` warfare ', RC xlv 82 § 31 = Anecd. iii 18.2 ; `excellence is better than commonness (?)´ BFF 140 . See also Peritia xv 432 .

bliosan

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(ghostword) bliosan `an artechoke ', Eg. Gl. 738. Leg. bliochtán.

bliscán

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x see briscén.

blith

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x see bleith, meilid.

bloa

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n (cf. uball): b.¤ .i. vbla, Goid. 76 § 87 (Dúil Laithne).

bloach

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n [m.] sea-monster, whale: blaoch `a whale', Eg. Gl. 731. cf. blodach mara, Celtica vi 146 § lx. ní sain b.¤ (.i. míol mór) is maghar, Hard. ii 298.8 . See parn.

bloc

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n (with unvoiced -c) [o, m.] (Engl. or Rom. loanword) block: co n-iarand blocaib . . . acu `iron blocks', MR 248.15 . blocc re cach aen fher, 20 . b.¤ .i. cruinn, O'Cl. As n.pr. (perh. a wd. of different origin): Maol, B. Bluicne, ZCP iii 458.16 . LL 3841 ( Dinds. 1 § 21 ).