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 .

2 brab

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x see breib, brib(b).

brabach

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Forms: -b-

n (with unlen. -b-) o, m. (cf. 2 brab ?) b.¤ ` advantage or benefit gained by anything', P. O'C. glacadh áointighe do chum brabaigh = to receaue any house to hire, RSClára 107b. See Dinn.

brac

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Forms: brach

n [ā, f.] also brach (Lat. bracchium, Met. Gl. 50 , Corm. Tr. 27 ). Expld. as arm, hand: b.¤ .i. lāmh, Corm. Y 192 , Lec. Gl. 159 , 505 , O'Cl. `b.' (brach, v.l.) lamh, Met. Gl. 32 § 8. , (B. na f.) adam braicc (: airm) (.i. adám lám, Ériu i 72 § 2 ), LL 29421 and note h. don luirg (.i. don mnái) sin bhís fot brac[ai]b (.i. fod lámaibh), H. 3.18, 642 marg. sup. ? dá braici . . . do sinsnath ` leggings ', CCath. 4462. See bracann, braccaille, braiccín.

brácáil

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vn n act of harrowing; labour, anxiety: brácála acu, PCT2 1870 .

bracann

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n (brac) expld. as glove: bracand .i. lāmand, Corm. Y 193 , Corm. Tr. 27 (` sleeve (?)').