bréifeán

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Forms: bréfean

n [o, m.] (bréife) small ring, hole: anulus bréfean , Sg. 59b13 .

bréifech

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adj o, ā (bréife): manaís bréfech o mimusc co hadairc ina láim, LU 5638 (TBC) ` a broad spear-head, with rings from point to haft (?)', Faraday = brēfnech, TBC² 1158. See bréifnech.

bréifne

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n = bréife: bretnas argit co mbrephnib óir inna brut with loops (clasps ?) of gold, LU 1809 (ICM).

As n. loc. f. of a district approx. corr. to mod. Cos. Cavan and Leitrim: a Breithfne, Ériu iv 146 § 24. B. (: ḟéithle), TD 14.20 . B. (: dtéighfe), Aithd. D. 30.8 . in dā Bhréithni, O'R. Poems 527 `Cos. Cavan and Leitrim', p. 302 . tú buachail na B.-si, 129 . an Bhreifne do thabhairt . . . go loisgfeadh an Bh., Carney, Gen. History of the O'Reillys 39.16 , 28 . See Hog. Onom. s. Brebne , Breibne , Breifne and TD 16.13 n.

bréifnech

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adj o, ā (bréifne) having rings, ringed, perforated: teóra lorga brebnecha (.i. tolla) inna lámaib, LU 7794 = bréfnecha, BDD² 1339. corbo brefnech a chend sic (expl. of name Tollcend), LL 22101. As subst.: in Breifnech Patraic (a book-satchel), Trip.² 814.

See bréifech.

Bréifnech

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Forms: Bréifneach, Bréith- neach, Bréithnech, Bréifnech

adj o, ā (bréifne) belonging to Bréifne: mic Aodh breifhnid, L. Chl. Suibhne 36. As subst. Bréifneach, Bréith- neach m. and f., IGT Decl. § 12 , Bréithnech, Bréifnech f., § 18 . do Bhreifneachaib `the men of Breifne', BNnÉ 248 § 201 . breith bó na mBréifneach, Aithd. D. 21.37 . ag Bréithneach- aibh, O'R. Poems 456.

bréinche

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n (brén) decay, rottenness: o bréinciu gl. a carie, Thes. ii 24.31 (BCr.). is brénce brén is crand crín / . . . cách na déni toil in Rig, LL 36781. cid fodera . . . / soillsi 'sin crund is brenche, glossed: . . . saltair for crann crín, ut est tene ṡinnaig i.e. phosphorescence on decayed wood, Hib. Min. 80 n. 3 . ? ethait in ḟínemain na brénci na crand crín, Alex. 971.

bréinc(h)ech

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adj o, ā (bréinche) rotten, withered: do chorp uili mar chep mbreincech, ITS xxix 121.10 .

bréine

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n [, f.] (brén) putrefaction, rottenness, stench: fo bréni na ndracon, LB 230b13 . a vreiniv (leg. bhréne, ed.) ┐ a mosur (= fetor), Aisl. Tund. 97 iv 1 . bréne na mbeochorp letarti cen biad cen leges, bréne na marb cen ádnocul, LB 155a1 . sionnach ar bh.¤ `a fox for . . . stench', Tribes of Irel. 52.12 . nach ttiocfaid a ccairde 'na ngoiri tré bhréne a mboltanuis, Parrth. Anma 6005.

1 breis

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x see 1 bres.

2 breis

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n an bh.¤-sin do sheachnadh `loss' (suffered in giving a loan), Donl. 102.15 (.i. dochar, note). Cf. 3 b. ?

3 breis

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n [f.] (cf. bres ?) increase; profit, advantage: Eocho Mumo mó cech b.¤ , LL 2378. cath tar bh.¤ a saerḟear soin `dispro- portioned to his few noble men', Misc. Celt. Soc. 346.3 . cach b. for bith chē every profit of this world, Arch. iii 223.2 . b.¤ ar Mhumhain `the growth of M.'s power', Aithd. D. 20.20 . fá mór an bh.¤ mhaoine dó seoch cách `his wealth far exceeded that of all others', Keat. ii 2784. créad a bhrígh nó a bh.¤ `what would be its . . . profit ? Content. v 141. b.¤ do bhuain dínn `to deny us our superiority', v 84 . cuid don bheagán breise ` majority ' (of generations of Niall's line), 118 . b.¤ feasa, De Imit. 6.5 . b.¤ is buannacht mhic Leoduis `the taxing and billeting hordes of Mac L.' Ó Bruad. i 198.10 . In chevilles: anba an bh.¤ , Aithd. D. 31.31 . in topair bi buan can b.¤ (: geis), Ériu vii 229 § 74.

Compd. in gach breisdíol dár bheanadar-san díobh, TSh. 5129 `exorbitant interest ' (Gloss.) `premium or interest on money (or goods) given or received on loan', Éigse xiii 26.