Bretanach

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x see Bretnach.

brétchad

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vn. formation from brétach: srengal na luirech ic a mblogadh ┐ ic a mbretcadh `a smashing ', CCath. 5932.

breth

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Forms: brith, -e, breith, breith, -e, breith

ā, f. vn. of beirid. O. Ir. also brith i (with g s. in -e) (?), see Thurn. Gramm. § 294 (b) , 727 . Later usually breith (d s. form). breith, f. g s. -e, IGT Decl. § 14 (69.6) . breith, Verbs § 13 . m., Beatha S.F. 1088 ; but breath in the sense `judgement´, Ériu lviii 154 ..

(a) act of carrying, bearing : fer brithe lésboiri gl. acolitum, Wb. 25d3 . asrous iarom a brith they were unable to bring it (a small pig), LU 1743. tōet nech ūaib . . . dia brith to carry it (a vessel of milk), ZCP viii 310.9 . a corp du brid taris syr da adhnacud `his body was borne eastwards over sea', Ann. Inisf. 1260.4 . teachtaire . . . / re breith sgéal `to bring messages', Dán Dé xiv 1 .

(b) act of bearing, bringing forth; parturition, birth : b.¤ et altram , Wb. 10b1 . óg re mbreith cen chuit cleithe, / óg i n-aimsir fírbreithe `a virgin before bearing', Blathm. 639 - 40 . co mbeba dot breith (: chleith) / do mathair, LL 18503. ar thrumme inna brithe, 33190 ( Fraech 107 ). saer bru beiris brith `that brings forth', Laws iii 312.20 Comm. mar mhnaói ag breith = that travaileth, Is. xiii 8. re linn beirthe Chríost, Keat. i 46.23 . breith . . . ar Slánuightheora, Donl. 448.10 . glasgeg darach fo brith `the green branch of an oak in bearing', RC xxiv 196 § 11 (see Cín Chille Cúile 99-100 n. 117 ). deich nuain do breith in aoínḟecht d'aon chaoiridh, FM iii 608.7 . Med. womb : dortadh fola . . . on breith (= matrix, Vocab.), Rosa Ang. 26.3 . no a muchad na breithe ac mnaim suffocatio hysterica (see Gloss.), 92.3 .

(c) act of carrying away, taking (with one) (opp. of tabart), Frequ. with LA with ref. to logical subject of vn. phr. In physical and abstract senses: mad fíu lib mo ainechsa do breith less, Wb. 14a4 . a b.¤ ┐ a tabairt `its taking and its giving', Laws iv 48.1 Comm. nir lam didu nech do feraib Herenn a b.¤ leis `durst carry him away', RC xxiv 190.15 . rinn a bhaise do bhreith lais, Dán Dé xv 33 . gorta dom brith, Ir. Texts i 35.26 . mórán . . . nach feudfadaois do bhreith leó (= non potestis portare, Joh. xvi 12 ), Eochairsg. 14.17 .

(d) act of carrying off, securing, winning (a game, etc.): breith nó caill na glóire `the gaining . . . of the glory', Donl. 186.7 . fá bhreith . . . na maithiosa saoghaltha (= gain in Span. text), Desid. 2762. in ferann uile do breith don ingín a dualgus bancomarbais `all the land is obtained by the daughter', Laws iv 40.20 Comm. See díriuch, techtugad. Note also: sdíoma bruit h'eich imtheachduigh / dá breith dhuit re ndonnchorcair you prefer the fringe of your horsecloth to (a) crimson (robe) (?), IGT Decl. ex. 121.

(e) act of carrying off, away (from, etc. with meaning limited by prepp.): inna fecheman .i. do breith neich assom (dobreith- nechtassom, MS.) gl. depraedationi . . . creditorum, Ml. 127b1 . mo máthair do brith a cacht to take . . . from bondage, Ériu iv 98.2 . ar iss ed a cert-som a findtid do breith ar fine (Comm.) `to hold their family-land against the fine', St. in E. Ir. Law 151 .z . brith in chísa út díbh, RC xxvii 294 § 58. ní inchoisget sidi ní iarna ṁbrith onaib rannaib frisṁbiat `after being taken from the parts of speech', Sg. 202b3 . dot breithsiu úanna `to carry thee off from us', Mon. Tall. 153.27 . nir' āil dōib a thaissi do brid dō ūaithib, ZCP iii 35.9 . cia forúair a mbreith chucca? `who caused them to be brought to her?' Met. Dinds. iii 386.11 . mo breith co hArdmacha (my body) to be carried to A., Cog. 200.26 . A. . . . dom breth co sid sogar `A. . . . to bear me to gainful peace', Gorm. Aug 29. ba cōru ind eich uccu[t] do breith dond espug, ZCP viii 106.22 . narbo cuman lia muintir si a breith leo do Cill Dara `did not remember to bring it (sc. a flitch of bacon) with them to K.', Thes. ii 339.15 . ind aiccend do brith for antepeneuilt `the bringing . . . on', Sg. 216b1 . iarna breith sech ingru / for dindgnu secht nime, Fél. Ep. 119. da breith for nem to bring it (sc. the soul) to heaven, Arch. iii 216.6 . a mbrith i ndoiri `to carry them into slavery', Ml. 33c13 . dod b.¤ i tech péne `to bring thee into the house of pain', Ériu ii 222.7 . dia mbreith in óitith `to bring them (back) into youth', Sg. 63b6 . gá breith a ceann choinghleaca (a horse), IGT Decl. ex. 1187.

With DO, FRI act of referring (to): a brith do israheldaib `its reference to the Israelites', Ml. 36c20 . 36c21 . 37a10 . á brithe do iudaib `of its reference to the Jews', 37a6b . a mbrith fri corpu peccatorum `to refer to etc.', Wb. 13d4 . a brith frisa ndliged remeperthe, 23c11 .

(f) bre(i)th for (ar) act of catching up on, overtaking : drem . . . do breith forro i mB. `came up with them at B.', Ann. Conn. 1260.14 . ticedh sī do breit a mbethaidh orum `let her come if she would find me alive', ZCP vi 99.14 . go bhfanfaidis re sgéala do bhreith ortha for news to reach them, Celt. Rev. x 142.14 . ba geis do flaithibh Temrach eirge ngreine do breith forra alla astigh do shecht múraibh na T., BNnÉ 324 § 39 . iar mbreith do chéd tosach an geimhridh ┐ don oidhche fa da fair `when . . . the beginning of winter . . . has set in', FM v 1792.16 . oibre . . . ar nach fuil breith uair oile for which no other time can be found, Parrth. Anma 2411. ní fhuil breith air gan díommbuaidh gcatha do bheith ort `there is no avoiding defeat for thee', Keat. iii 936. fa bheith . . . ag breith amuigh ar an Eagluis Romhanaigh censuring (?) the Roman Church (lit. catching out ), Luc. Fid. 2818. ag breith ar láimh ar Dh. taking D. by the hand, Desid. 638.

(g) act of judging, deciding; judgment, legal ruling, inter- pretation: immess fírían do brith for cach, Ml. 103c15 . bím do bhreith le bior an troighigh / nach reic[h] cion an oinigh orm, IGT Decl. ex. 812. Frequ. in figura etymologica: is ón spirut rouiccius brith, Wb. 9b6 . éitset frisin precept et berat brith fuiri gl. diiudicent, 13a11 . berid cách brith for arele gl. suspiciones malae, 29b9 . ber brith étrunn, Ml. 38c28 . á rí beres bretha, Fél. Ep. 416. ag breith breithe, RC xliii 8 § 2. ergc co C. cor-ruca brith fort, Ériu ii 222.4 . a ghníomh do fhlaith béaraidh breith a prince's deeds shall judge him, DDána 91.9 . Note further: na bretha scribatar and in æpistolis , Wb. 17b2 . am gáeth i mbretaib, LU 10287 (TE). cosnum a breithe o ro-sn-uca `to defend his decision when he has given it', Laws v 252.9 . imtiagad breatha ilbruige, 466.15 . i mbreathaib aicnigh ┐ cuibse ┐ screbtra, 452.20 . satharn do brethaib, Críth Gabl. 547. a mbreith údair `in the decision of an author', BR 204.14 . In titles of legal tracts: Breatha Com- aithcesa, Laws iv 68 . ZCP xv 315.12 . bretha dein checht, Bretha § 1 . córus breatha neimead, O'D. 2189 (Nero A vii, 132a). See neimed. breith le báidh a partial decision, Content. vi 176. do chuir Molaise do bhreith aithrighe air dul i nAlbain `imposed as penance on him', Keat. iii 1358. ruc Ioseph doib . . . / breith cóir foran-aslingthe interpretation , SR 3270.

(h) In phrases: tuc a b.¤ fen do braigdib dó whatever hostages he wished, RC xviii 274.14 (Tig.). asbert Mugain frisin mbancanti dobérad a b.¤ féin di día mbenad, etc. whatever she liked, LU 4223. fuair Ráth bhoth a breath leannáin `R. obtained its chosen love' (in appointment of prelate), Arch. Hib. i 96 § xii . gon ar breith (sic leg.) dhó (gan air a chumas, v.l.), BNnÉ 158 § 11 (see Éigse ix 272 ). ata gach uile ní ar breith (no comas) don tí creitfes = omnia possib[i]lia sunt cre- denti (note f.), ITS xix 44.22 . ná bíodh ar breith a úabhair `let him not be led by pride' (Notes), Bard. Synt. Tr. 26. 219.22. tabhram fad bhreith / . . . / nua na calla `let me put 'neath Thy power', Dán Dé xvi 8 . an maor do bhí ar gach mbaile / tug Brian fa bhreith a dtoile `placed beneath the authority of its folk', Content. v 75. ní nár dhuit dol fár mbreith-ne `to yield to our judgment', vii 16 . Note further: tíachtain tar do breith `to transgress thy judgment', Ériu iv 134.22 .

(i) With various nouns: is fer bret[h]i budi ┐ oirbiri `a man great in thanksgivings and in upbraidings', Aisl. MC 87.9 . is cóir buidheachas do bhreith ré Dia `to give thanks to God', Donl. 6.15 . eolus do breith ann `to find out the way thither', MR 276.14 . breith do roghuin . . . diomoladh na neolghach d'fulang, tar a bheith dorcha air chách preferring , Donl. xxii 16 . See enech, robud. céim do bhreith tar Chambrens ag cáineadh na n-Éireannach to go a step beyond Cambrensis, Keat. i 40.8 . See léimm. Note further: d'aicsin Dé is ní dom breith buan `to see Him, not to save myself', Dán Dé xxvi 41 .

? b.¤ .i. sith no cain, aprobio a greig, pax uobis a laidin, sith no si[th]cain a gaoidheilg, O'Dav. 323.

Compds. With nouns: a breat[h]aga (: lethḟada) time for judgment, Arch. iii 235 § 20. bráthchæi .i. brethcheo ǽi, Corm. 7. re bhreithcheirt a breitheamhan ` justice ', MR 102.16 . ar bhéin re breithionnadh (breitindead, breith fionna, v.ll.) mbreath, LMuimhneach 425.293 . cét mbó mbrethlaind `a hundred well-selected cows' ( Corm. Tr. 26 ), Corm. Y 179. ? Cf. bua(d)lann. robae ar brethlaind Midi immuig / M. . . ., Rawl. 164b11 . na brethlaind `in his place of judgment' ( Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 30 ), LL 23969. fāeisidi . . . / cona brethlogad as bind confession . . . with Absolution, Arch. iii 237 § 24. F. . . . / barr uas brethraind bithbuadaig, LL 15939. báire breath-sholuis gacha bréithre, MR 108.18 .

With adjj.: buaidh mbreatha (inbetha, v.l.) breathadh- bhail, IT iii 57 § 107.10 . firinne bruinnti, bretheamhanda, breth-fhuaslaictheach ` redeeming ', MR 98.18 .

brethach

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adj o, ā (breth) judging, judicial; of or pertaining to judgment: lassar lái brátha brethaig, SR 2532. ar clothbadh an bratha brethaigh through the fame of judgment-giving Doomsday, Snedg. u. Mac R. 11 § 28. b.¤ for Lagnib na lland `judging L. of the blades' ( RC xlvii 300.5 ), LL 16840. do A. ba brig b.¤ to A. it was a matter for trial, LL 13312. buididir bronnór ṁb.¤ `standard gold refined', Ériu iv 94 § 13.

pn As epithet Bríanán b.¤ , RC viii 56.15 .

Frequ. as second element in compds. See under 1 caín, fír, saer, etc.

? brethaid

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v = beirid: brethais int arad brot forsan n-echraid, FB 36 Eg. ( IT i 270.z ).

brethaigid

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Forms: brethugad

v = brethnaigid. judges, pronounces (judgment), adjudges; determines, decides : mani brethaigeseo brethaig- fetsa, LU 8776 - 8777 ( FB 58 ). mád in ra brethaigestar . . . Cú Ruí dóib a tríur, 9170 ( 90 ). cech ni robrethaighset na suithi sin, Anecd. ii 75.z . breathuighim-si sealb an tiri . . . dhaoíbh `I assign to you', Leb. Gab. 254 note 4 . robreathuigeth forsan filid . . . cuindrech na n-ēigsīne, ZCP vii 305.17 .

Vn. brethugad.

? brethaile

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ind a coímdhiu cumachtach / . . . / conic borr mb.¤ (: beacaire), IT iii 91 § 130.

brethamail

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adj (breth): ciall bhrethamhoil aige ┐ gliocus righ ` judicial ', ITS v 162.27 . [oificc] bhreitheamhuil, Celtica i 213. 131 v.l. (bhreithemhan, text).

brethamnaigid

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v (breithem) see brithemnaigid.

brethnaigid

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Forms: brethnugad

v (breth)

(a) judges, decides, examines, determines : is ed do brethnighedar nach facadar riamh nech budh āille inā E., ML² 581. do réir ecna ┐ eolusa no brethnaig-som cach, CF 73.8 . bendacht Dé ar in sruth / nār brethnaig do bás `that has not determined', BColm. 16 § 14. ro breith- naigustar Sencha asa cetbreithemnus in techtugad banda amuil ín techtugad ferda `S. adjudged', Laws iv 16.4 Comm. is trite (sc. Muire) do bhrethnaidh mhe slainte an chinidh daenna d'oibriughadh (= decernere, Gloss.), Smaointe B. Chr. 197. on cluais conuic an inchinn noch brethnaiges idir an fogar is mo ┐ in fodar is luga `which distinguishes between', Ir. Astr. Tr. 154.28 . do bhreathnuigh (sic leg.) A. . . . an Cineadh Iúdaigheach . . . do dhithcheannadh, Eochairsg. 87.10 . ro brethnaidh (sic leg. for bernaidh) an aisling interpreted the vision, Grail 2196 .

(b) thinks of, plans, designs: ro brethnaigh-siumh aicci fein dol dia fis can as tainic an dellrad . . . sin `he made up his mind to go', Grail 3772 . do brethnaighetar . . . na hedaighe sin do bhreith leo, L.Chl. Suibhne 6. do brethnaighetar na carthanail do bí faris an Papa an cros do togbail, BCC 215.

(c) observes, considers, meditates, reflects (with AR upon): ann dobrethnaig Finn file / . . . / céilide 'ca cháim-ṡethair (sic leg.) `noticed' (Gloss.), Met. Dinds. iii 56.5 . breathnuigh cia an saidhbhir (= vide . . . quis dives), TSh. 7732. duine bhreathnuigheas a ghnúis a sgáthan `who beholds his count- enance in a glass' (James i 23), Donl. 220.16 . brethnaighi- maid-ne gurab d'Eoin suibhisgel do-rindedh hi (sc. mirbuil na baindsi) (= meditare, Gloss.), Smaointe B. Chr. 1525. gur bhreathnaighset a mharbhadh fo chettóir `who meditated', FM iii 634.17 . breathnuighim 'na dhiaigh sin an ghráin . . . atá ag Dia ar an bpeacadh-sa, Desid. 1128.

Vn. brethnugad.

See brethaigid, brithemnaigid.

Brethnais

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x see Bretnas.