bothas

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n o (2 both) legal servile tenure, bothach-ship; cottier tenancy (Plummer MS. notes): glenomon bothais ┐ fuidrís fo a tír tabeir, Laws iv 320.17 , Críth Gabl. 325 (see notes, and Ir. Recht 81 f .). techta do bithbunud biid: im bothus, im fuidrius, im senchleithi flatha . . . Cóic Con. Fug. 21 § 14. baogal .i. isedh do bheir i mbothus baogail a ndrochgnima, O'C. 466 (H. 3.18, 246). cach beres do chin ┐ do raith . . ., na airbir mainchi na giallna na bothus na dilsi (i.e. the status of b.¤ , among others, disbars from suretyship), Bürgschaft 28 76 . ? ni for biu bera b.¤ a belaib fir aro segar fir forgeall, O'C. 2599 ( Eg. 88, 51aa ). See also dóer-bothus, Críth Gabl. p. 78.

bothna(i)t

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n [ā, f.] (2 both) small hut, cell; cabin: (of a hermit's abode) bothnait deirit dīamair, Ériu ii 55 § 2. áil dam . . . bothnait dīamair i ngeisind Dīa, KMMisc. 210 § 4. (in B. na f.) co roisetar dia mbothnaid (of apprentice poets), Arch. iii 311.12 . ní ro fháccaibhsiot bothnat i ndionfaidhe dias nó triúr `cabin', FM vi 1958.13 . fāgbuis . . . an crann pailme gusin mbot[h]nait mbic . . . a n-oighrecht, Fl. Earls 230.3 .

bothóc

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n [ā, f.] (2 both) cabin, cottage: an uair shuidhid i n-a mbothógaibh crom-lúbánacha creatlomnochta `cottages' ( Ir. Monthly 1929, p. 368 ), DDána p. 384.9 (111) . an uile fhleascach / ar a mbí cúram bothóige, E. O'Rahilly 184.10.

bóu

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x see bá(a), báe.

bourgomaigistir

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n m. (Engl. or late Lat. loanword) burgomaster: d'f[h]échain tighi ┐ gārdīn in bourgomāigistir, Fl. Earls 68.33 .

bóus

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x see boingid.

? boutain

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n (Rom. loanword? Cf. bothuine s. bodaing?): frissin b. uassa chenn `vault' (of a cellar), Fl. Earls 164.3 .

1 brá

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Forms: brú, braí, bráe, bla, brói, brái, bru, bra, brae, brúad, brai, brúaib

n f. orig. brú u, Thurn. Gramm. § 310 , § 314 . Later also braí, bráe (originating in later attested nom. pl. or du., see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 216 n.2 ), bla. Later with dental inflexion in pl., and note LU 10226 cited below. n du. dí brói , TBC² 30. dá brái , TTr.² 363. a du. da bru , Ériu xx 26.3 ( Bretha 5 ), da bra (.i. da brae , n. 1), 26 ( 8 ). g du. da brúad , LU 10226. n p. brai (: taí), LU 10849. d p. brúaib, LL 13910.

Eyebrow; brow (later with pl. used as sg.): ciscilium .i. bræ .i. cílium ciumais in bræ, Lib. Hymn 10.54 . nam brai mala dicitur , Cóir Anm. 190 = bra. . . ., BB 251a11 . `bra' (brá, bla, v.ll.) ┐ `laba' nach gnath gairm, / don mhalaigh is dá senainm, Met. Gl. 16 § 39. bra no brai .i. mala dí bhra dhubha .i. da mhalaigh dhubha, O'Cl. fuil iter da bra ┐ a folt (.i. a fuil d'fertain iter a da bra .i. iter in mbrae ┐ in folt, n.2), Bretha 23 (42.5). mat is bra `below the brow', ibid. (42.8). cechtarde a da brúad each of his eyebrows, LU 9273 ( Anecd. iii 50.17 and n. 29 ). dubidir ri bran a brae (: gae), LL 6390 = a brai, 380b35 . dorat B. . . . / . . . sirgrád / do Choin Culaind co mbroí bailc, 22170 = Met. Dinds. iv 180.3 (bru, brae, blai, v.ll.). abrait duib . . . / ┐ da brai doirchidi, YBL 127b27 ( Festschr. Stokes 3 § 3 ). dā brā dóile dúbgorma ōsna rosca, Aisl. MC 97.11 . braoi dhubh, Dánta Gr. 20.21 . éadan fairsing fa fearamhail braoithe, Keat. Poems 881. go a braoi to her brow, Hackett² li 27 . a bhraoithe seanga, cearta, caola, E. O'Rahilly 150.8.

Compds. isé bailc brádorcha, MU² 643. in fer bec brádub (.i. malachdub), LL 34978 ( MU² 555n .). rop é m'ainm . . . / in brádub (: ṡárgud) the black-browed, Met. Dinds. iv 332.22 .

2 brá

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x see 2 blaí.

? bráa

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n ni uia an Bhreifne gan bh.¤ .i. mhaith, Hard. ii 302.5 .

1 brab

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n m. (prob. late Lat. brabeum, -dium. Lat. bravium, PH Gloss. s.v. braff .) prize (?), supremacy; superlativeness: b.¤ .i. bárr néithe `the top or point of a thing', P. O'C. co ro- foruaslaigthi sollsi in lai dar dorca na hoidhche, ┐ co ruca braff fuineta di so that it may be able to carry off the supremacy at sunset (i.e. of days becoming longer after the vernal equinox), PH 3513 (`shortness'). Gramm. formoulad .i. molad for molad reimhtechtach .i. brabh for in mbrabh toisiuch .i. superlait, Auraic. 3361 - 3362 .

Compds. bec brab-beirius comparit, mor brab-beirius superlait the comparative expresses a small superiority, the superlative a great one, Auraic. 3329 (prabh-beres . . . brab- beres, v.l.). brabluaisc .i. folt, ut dicitur: forfagaib brabluaisc in Lēith Machæ, O'Mulc. 192 = bradhluaisc, H.3.18, slip betweenp. 70 and 71 .