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báethán n o,m.(1 báeth) calf, younganimal: baothān ferb
.i. laogh, ZCP v 484 § 9 (B. na f.).deich mba mboetha im
gach mboethan, Fél. 88.32 .b. ¤ lúath na lethbliadna, Anecd.
i 38 § 107. baothan as gach tred / gach caorach 's gach bó,
85 Misc. Hag. Hib. 34.23 .ní labhair bó re baothán, Magauran
746 .
In later lang. also fool,simpleton,heedlessperson: mairg
darb céile baothán borb(prov.), Hard. ii 404.4 .baothán
builidh beig-ciallda, TSh. 1721.
As apnnickname:don Baethan Mac Gilla ruaidh, ALC
5 ii 126.6 .

báethánach adj o, ā(báethán) irrational,senseless: gan an buar
baethanach, ZCP viii 201 § 12.

báethánta adj io, iā(báethán) foolish,senseless: baramhail
baothánta, Keat. ii 942. do bhaosradh ┐ do bhuile bhaoth-
10ánta na hóige, TSh. 3849.

báethán(t)acht n[ā,f.](báethán) folly,vanity: baothántacht na
beatha corpordha, TSh. 1568. ?briathar baoth baothanacht
(prov.), Hard. ii 398.14 .

báethar n[o,n.]. Alsobáethair f.(1 báeth) rashness,rash
15 course,audacity;folly: cath i Conach—garg baethar, SG ii
492.37 .crābud ar bith nī baethar (: sāethar), ZCP vi 264
§ 3 .bá sí tra báethir dogéni Cu Ch. . . ., LU 9135 ( FB 88 ).
ra érig H. . . . ara baethair baísi ┐ ara luagaill rebartha,
LL 31761 ( TTr. 950 ).[? truagh] an bhaethair, Flower Cat.
20 509.12 ( Eg. 92,9b ) =baethar, Gwynn Cat. 59.23 ( H. 1.15,
939 ).dá chéat bó ar bhaethair`lowing', BR 48.5 (`in
heat
(?)' Plummer MS. notes).

báethbla xseebáethla.

? báethla: n dia mbói thúaith for b. ¤ (lethblai, baethbla,v.ll.)
25báeth`on a foolish act unwise', Met. Dinds. ii 20.48 (:láechda).
Hence:baothbhla .i. báothbhaile, O'Cl.

báethlach n o,m.(báeth) fool,boor: ri cech ṁbaethlach báes,
LL 18655 ( PRIA xix 1895, 552 § 44 ).cúirt bhodaigh nó
bhaothlaigh` churl ', E. O'Rahilly 184.75. Cf. báethla.

30 báethlachas n(báethlach)state of being legally disqualified by
reason of mental incapacity: a mbáethlachais .i. eallachas
baise do nach codhnach, O'C. 2002 (H. 4.22, 30).i muchaiter
baith i mbaethlachlus (sic) cor .i. muchar as na cuir do niat
na baith tre ellachus mbaisi, 435 (H. 3.18, 235b).

35 báethrach adj o, ā(báethar) foolish: eirgcid i mbethaid ṁbaethraig
(God to Adam and Eve), SR 1445 =mboethraig, MacCarthy
58.23 (` deceptive ').

bág n ā,f.Perh. not orig. distinct frombáid,q.v.for reff. to
IGT Decl.; ascription of certain exx. doubtful.
40 (a) boast,threat,promise,undertaking,declaration: bagh
.i. geall—ut estdo bert . . . bagha . . . for sluaigeadh, Thr. Ir.
Gl. 58 s.v. barr.baghi (sic). .i. gnim [ut est] baghas ar
mbagha finda, O'Dav. 324. bagh .i. briathar, O'Cl. bag ┐
maidhem a threat(to inflict an injury)and a boasting(of
45injury inflicted), O'C. 2422 ( Eg. 88,33b ).bagh .i. ria ndenam
chinaidh .i. an bagh re séd sundradach a specific threat(?),
ibid. Cf. 2571 .Cf. maidhem iar ndenam cina, 2424 (33c).
faisneis fir iar mbagha esamna .i. iar mbagha dó do dén olc
frit ┐ adeir go lasamail, do den olc. Ocus is de ata, `ni bera
50fiacha fear bagha lasaman,' 2595 (50e).rom-ṡóerae, á Íssu,/
ar écnairc do báge, Fél. Ep. 490 (:pláge).ar na ructha do
bag it cend that your boasting might not be turned against you,
LU 8990. ar ngníma ropsat mára/ar mbága rapsat beca,
Ériu i 72 § 4 ( LL 29430 ).ro bruiset baig ┐ brethir i cend
55demuin, LL 364 marg. sup. na briss brethir [na briss] baíg,
TBC 3509. eipstil co mbágaib ┐ tómthaib ┐ ironaib innti,
Alex. 782. Cf. PH 1131. borrfad is báig, SG 65.13 .cidat
mora bar mbága frimsa . . . ni chumaic nech uaib ni dam,
LB 115a32 .nó maided for hUltaib. . . . Nī collad bāg hi
60suidiu(i.e.the undertaking was fulfilled), ZCP viii 319.8
(Laud Gen.).ní ba bréc in bágh it will be no idle boast, SG
88.2 .do regra na bagi sin to answer that challenge, Cog. 74.23 .
cend mic Conaing ina láimh, / do bháigh for ionchaibh mic
Taidhg, FM i 504.z (`to exhibit it before the face of').anat
65for mbriatra bági boastful words, LU 8425 ( FB 29 , rhet.).
?sgiath an bhádha mar do bhual, Aithd. D. 63.23 (`the
shield of His love
'). ?ba b. ¤ ám dait-siu ga (= cía) dobertha
do greimm catha gan díchill lind i[n]diu(Medb to Fergus),
TBC 5942 =ba coir duit-si, TBC St. 4812. ba bāg dōibsom
70an toitim oc tesorcain a n-eiti, TBC² 3435. Cf. ba slúagad
baga (buadha,v.l.) dó in sluagad a hosting in fulfilment of
an undertaking
, TBC 463.
Asvn. E. oc báig mo marbtha frim threatening to kill
me
, RC xiii 377.10 .inn ingen asatái oc báig boasting , TBC
75 3497. do chualaigh . . . na fineadha ag báidh dá bhuan-
dhíochur threatening to expel him, ML 80.22 .bátar occ báigh
┐ acc baccar dul do indradh Tíre Conaill, FM v 1812.4 .
(b) fight,contest, striving; act ofcontending,etc.: comrama
et baga Poil`P.'s conflicts and battles' gl.bonum certamen
80certaui, cursum consummaui, Wb. 30d12 .bid adas far
mbáich, 5d35 (`proportionate to your struggle', Thurn. Gramm.
§ 249.5 ).a sgel nglan / di bagaib Dhe`contests', Blathm. 93.
rugais mac friom baigh to contend on my behalf(?), 156
(`of whom I vaunt').robūi oc bāid fri Conchobar,
85 Ériu ii 26 § 7. fri báig is búnad prímda`for battle he is a pre-
eminent stock
', Thes. ii 295.14 .ciṅg báge, Fél. July 24 .
bagh .i. cath, O'Cl. ni comtig beó da mbágaib, TBC 4390.
nonbur 'sa mb. ¤ ri Bregmag, Met. Dinds. iv 340.6 .oen
tarb . . . rempu / . . . / oca mbáig ar búaraib defending(?),
70.27 .fri(=frim, TBC² 1212 )baga berai fri náimtiu ascada
5cen claideb fa allud, LU 5686 (rhet.).a cléth bága fría
naimtiu, TTr.² 1621. fer bagha ┐ buancosanta Lethi Cuind,
RC xviii 285.6 (Tig.).ar bid tresi ar mbagi anāit baga
Foraind, BB 240a18 .buadugad cacha bágha, MR 258.23 .
déd ban ┐ bel corcra / dán trén bágh an banntrochta, Prole-
10gomena 45 § 25 .báigh 'na n-aighidh to fight them, Aithd. D.
33.16 .gabhaidh báigh gach aoinfhear undertakes battle(?),
38.23 .i nDruim Ríg . . ./ luid b. ¤ for macc nDomnaill the
fight went against
, Arch. Hib. ii 55 § 13. is maith chosnaidh
a Briain do báidh, Cog. 78.5 .Cf. Caithr. Thoirdh. 111.3 .
15 Aithd. D. 39.6 .báidh d'eas nó d'aol do d'fhaoilinn / red
chnes chaoilshlim competes (in whiteness) with (the foam of)
the waterfall, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 216.35 .iarna luathletradh . . .
do bagaid (leg. -aib) bidbad, ZCP xxx 69.1368 ( LL 408az ).
lá bága dayofbattle; a day'sfighting: sind ló baga sa,
20 TBC 444. as usa limsa aisg d'fulang na gan cungnam le mo
cairdib is in lo bágha sa aniu, MR 284.23 .naoimh . . . an
bheatha / . . . / go dteagaid linn i lá bágha, DDána 25A. 31 .
do thabairt a lai bágha lea bunadh ceineoil, MR 284.17 .
thugais linn do lá bágha you fought on our side for a day,
25 DDána 30.16 .Cf. fri huair ṁbáge the threatened hour(?),
the day of conflict(?), SR 5115.
With various verbs:slúag romaith ind rígsa / lasa tá mo
bágsa`along with whom is my fight', Fél. Ep. 162. lámh
oirbheartach ré mbí ar mbágh, A. Ó Dálaigh xviii 4. bágim
30báig for Laignechaib, LL 6343. na fer báig a Fergus ar
buaib sceó mnáib Ulad, LU 6623 (rhet.).na fer baig . . . dit
díth claidib, 5429 (rhet.).ni math d'ferus baíg / darochar a
Chú(Fer Diad speaks), TBC 3962. a Ḟlaind . . . / nocho lind
beri do báig, LL 7531. in oen-ḟecht dobertis a mbaig, CRR
35 57. cet cia théis fri báig, Fél. 4.14 .fuair a dochar dol re
mbaigh (leg.baigh), Anecd. ii 39 Poem 23 § 3 .doconnarc-sa
F. ag slaidhe slúagh ar ar bris báigh, Fianaig. 80.22 .
(c) warlike qualities(?),boldness: at mathi . . . Fir Breg . . .
im blad im báig im cridechairi, LU 4267. bar mbaid ┐ [b]ar
40mbeodacht fen, TTebe 2710 .eter . . . gráin ┐ báig ┐ chostud,
TBC 5172.
?nach b. ¤ forsa torchair / mo menmae múad medrach
`battle,' Fél. Ep. 361 (promise?).nir ba h-aitherrach báigi
na bisig, MR 314.23 .do bhrígh a báigh / le mnáibh síl
45gCuinn contending (in generosity) (?), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 236.
143 .deochain bunaid baga, Gorm. Jan. 23 (`warlike').
Petrus co mbaig mbunaid, Aug. 27 (`blessing').
Freq. in chevilles:brígach b. ¤ , LU 4135. oen-ri bethad
bag cach noib, Rawl. 84b37 .bāig go mbloidh, ZCP viii
50114 § 15. ní baid briathrach, BB 273b30 (=bágh, LL).
Cf. MR 264.6 .báigh briathar, Aithd. D. 8.22 .
Inn.pr. Cú Bage, LL 322f1 .
Compds. With noun:M. bagfer, Gorm. March 31. teichis . .
a nertaib bághfear as hard as he could go, RC ix 470.x (ICM).
55With adj.:co lathe brātha bāgmōir, ZCP iii 18.20 .