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2 bil adj expld. asgood,fortunate,safe: b. ¤ .i. maith, O'Cl. b. ¤ tene
70.i. tene ṡoinmech(glossingBelltaine), Corm. 6. b. ¤ .i. maith nó
soinmech . . . bit secht mba bili, O'Dav. 205. b. ¤ .i. inill,
Thes. ii 326.19 (Hy. iv Comm.).b. ¤ .i. slán, O'Dav. 206.
In lit. exx. vaguely laudatory allit.adj.:a brug Pharduis
b. ¤ , SR 1783. da cét ṁbargen ṁb. ¤ , 6309 .fo bathis báin b. ¤ ,
75 LL 353d79 .Mo Lliṅg Lúath, Cellach, Bróen b. ¤ , RC xiii 44
§ 27 .B. blaith b. ¤ , LL 376. C. bruinne b. ¤ , LL 1338. cech
óen in tṡluaig-se báid b. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 118.1 .dá leghtar
mo betha b. ¤ (said by Maedóc Ferna), BNnÉ 278 § 262 .
ro marbsat in ṁbuadching b. ¤ , LL 15667. a nónbur ban
80búadach b. ¤ , Met. Dinds. ii 28.7 .don Bannai b. ¤ , iv 68.27 .
tri fichit bliadan buan b. ¤ , Fél. 78.27 .daro caith cet bliadan
b. ¤ , BB 25b55 .go brath mb. ¤ , Duan. Finn ii 130.11 .fri ré da
c[h]ēd mbliad[h]ain mb. ¤ , 156.7 .
In chevilles:fáth b. ¤ , LL 2414. fo blaid b. ¤ , Met. Dinds.
85 iii 374.7 .tre baid mb. ¤ , BB 273a2 ( BR² 800 n .).fri báire mb. ¤ ,
Met. Dinds. iii 116.27 .
Compds.each dha bho biolḟothach. luath a réim ar
airdeamhain(rhet.), Ériu xiii 25.21 =each, dá boin bil-
fotach .i. slán cen ḟothach`free from glanders' (?), O'Dav.
206. (price of an `emain' poem):each da bo billathach(b. ¤
5`rich in milk', Misc. Hib. 22.5 ), Laws v 66.18 .

3 bil adjexpld. by O'Dav. as evil,bad (b. ¤ .i. olc, 206 ), see also
ZCP xv 360 ;cf. 1 b.,5 b.?cen nach ṁbrath ṁbrogainech
ṁb. ¤ , LL 15940.
Compds.a bil-[l]aburthach il-chlesach(said by demons
10insulting the soul), PH 8181. (of a hag)tengaidh birach . . .
borbserbrod billabharthach, Caithr. Thoirdh. 104.24 .atcota
biltengga brath, Anecd. iii 11.25 = O'Dav. 206. bilt[h]eng-
thach .i. a bellingis(=a beluis linguis?), Corm. Y 174. na
trí badhbha brodla brisgdhéadla bilteangacha` venomous-
15tongued ', ML 118.30 .

4 bil x pil. See also Met. Gl. 48.13 .

5 bil n expld. asmouth: `gulba' is `bile' (sic, b. ¤ ,v.ll.) bél
bláithbhinn, Met. Gl. 16.41 .b. ¤ .i. bél, O'Cl. g s. haimbil .i.
duine na bi b. ¤ urlabra(Plummer MS. notes suggestsb. ¤
20[.i.] urlabraas in next ex.), Laws ii 46.4 Comm. bail no b. ¤ .i.
urlabra . . . na oinmit, na aimbil, na amlobair`speech',
O'Dav. 293. ?and luaitís fri bága b. ¤ / certa ┐ cána in cóicid
`with strife of speech', Met. Dinds. iii 18.5 . Note also:aillbhil
`bridle bit', Eg. Gl. 692 (2 all).Cf. 1 b.?

25 biláiste n(Rom. loanword) village: as sin dōib . . . go bilaiste
beg, Fl. Earls 30.25 .

bilar xseebirar.

bilasgach adj(cf. 5 bil):biolasgach` pratlingortalkative ', Eg. Gl.
715.

30 1 bile n io (a) (large)tree;tree-trunk(?): b. ¤ ` mastortree ', P. O'C.
fo b. ¤ =sub arbore, Lat. Lives 30.12 .b. ¤ n-orda, ZCP xx 219
§ 6 .óen na primbili bís for faidchi primdúni one of the chief
trees
, LL 9122 (TBC).re hén ic ergi ós carr b. ¤ , MR 300.11 .
guth eoin bhinn do bhilibh, Ériu v 54.23 .tuitfit caora in bh. ¤
35bharrghlain(of theYew of the Saints), SG 24.27 .b. ¤ díghainn
doislethan, SG 68.28 .gaithi burbi . . . ic brissiud barr ┐
biled, LL 32194 ( TTr. 1383 ).b. ¤ feada`ancient tree' (as land-
mark), Laws iv 142.19 Comm. is bilida itad isan fhaicthi sea,
196.3 Comm. i bParrthas na mbileadh dtoirtheach, DDána
40 31.7 .b. ¤ do thabhairt ar an gcrann mhór bhíos ar an mágh,
Eochairsg. 8.34 .da chenel .lxx. do ceolaib concanad a b. ¤
┐ a blaith`its leaves' (perh.treei.e. trunk and branches, as
opposed to foliage and blossoms, butcf. bileóc), Ériu ii 118
§ 54 .'na bili trī ngablān ngeal(of the Trinity),
45 Arch. iii 242 § 13. (of Temair)ba dind n-ordnide . . . / ba borg-b. ¤
`a castle like a trunk', Met. Dinds. i 28.14 . (to the Cross)a
bh. suairc dosghlan dlúith, DDána 2.11 .b. ¤ barr-úr na
beatha, TSh. 588. (of a family tree)as tú fréamha is bláth
an bh. ¤ `thou art the roots and flower of the tree', Sc. G. St.
50 iv 60 § 1.
Esp. ancient and veneratedtree (see V.SS.Hib. clii-clv and
O'Don. Suppl.s.v. bile):Eó Rossa. ┐ Eó Mugna ┐ Bili Da
Thi ┐ Craeb Uisnig ┐ Bili Tortan. coic crand sin, LL 27646
( Dinds. 160 ).unnius im Craeb Belaig Da Thi . . . in filid . . .
55. . . ┐ is uad ainmnigther Fir B., 27685 .Bili Tortan . . . ┐
Bili hUissnig, Ériu iv 150 § 29. (of the three famous trees of
Ireland)ba hinmain na biledha / le claind comramaigh caem-
C., ZCP v 22 § 4. ag bualadh b. ¤ Themhrach, SG 68.38 .
B. Aonaigh Maighe hAdhar, FM ii 714.3 .co rothescsat a
60biledha(i.e.inauguration trees), AU ii 84.21 .B. Nathaben i
tirib Ebrae(from its branches the shaft of the Cross was
made), Ériu ii 118 § 53. fo bun in bili būadha magicaltree(?),
sacred tree (?), ZCP v 22 § 7. ar barr in b. ¤ buada, MR 234.12 .
na tri fiaich . . . cor'turrnsatar in ṁb. ṁbúada do bói ar
65in faichthe, Acall. 7059.
With defining gen. of trees of difft. genera:bili cuill hazel
tree, Lism. L. 2387. bili giuis, Aen. 173.
(b) Transfd.scion,hero: na se bh. ¤ , LL 394.10 .bíth in
find-b. ¤ `noble warrior', Met. Dinds. iii 94.23 .Mael-Sech-
70lainn . . . / bili Banba, barr Gaedhel`prop of B.', MacCarthy
424.14 .brass b. ¤ , Auraic. 5158. ō b. ¤ lāomdha Lemhna
`hero', Ériu ix 177 § 6. (of Christ)a b. ¤ an betha, Hib. Min.
43.10 .a bhean cheinnbhileadh Chrúachan`chief scions'
(Notes), O'R. Poems 2700. ar mbuili (: uile), SR 150. in b. ¤
75buada bisig, SG 388.7 .righ Connacht . . . / ni b. ¤ cen
bithbuada, BB 268a2 . Asn.pr. m. Bili, Corp. Gen. 199
note 6.
Innn. loc.:B. Methes, Corp. Gen. 89.26 .Fothairt B.,
82.25 .Findbarr Maige Bili, Fél. Sept. 10. sech bun Baile
80in B., LL 10307. ?tar firu bile, BColm. 30.21 .

2 bile n(same wd. as1 b.?) expld. as weathercock: b. ¤ gl.uentilo-
gium, Ir. Gl. 716.

1 bilech adj[o, ā] (1 bil)having a rim or border,edged: cuarsciath
b. ¤ , Rawl. 81a44 .cét scíath ṁb. ṁbrainech, LL 7288.

85 2 bilech adj o, ā(1 bile). Alsobiledach. aboundingintrees,
(well-)wooded: ucc raith bilich(= Ravilly, Co. Carlow),
Thes. ii 240.22 (Ardm.).co n-accatár ni in less ṁb. mbroin-
ech sainemail, LU 11041 ( Im. Brain i 56.17 ).ima caillib
bilecha(sic leg.), Feis TC p. 61 , H 5.o Duinn in duin
bhilegaih (: leabhair), LL 394.29 .co Borraig mbláith
5mbileadaig (: meadaig)` arborous ', Hy Fiachr. 262.4 .
[fh]idbad . . . billeach (b.,v.l.) barrglas` large-stemmed ',
TTebe 28 09.