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bláesc n ā,f.Alsopláesc.bláosg(pláosg,v.l.)f., IGT Decl.
§ 39.8 . eggshell,nutshell: amal bis a bloesc imm og, SR 165.
85 do blaeisg uighe, SG 249.19 ..uii. lán .xx. et na blaisce circe sin
ba hi sin a mead tomais, LB 155a51 .leathlan blaoisge uighe
circe, 23 K 42,381.22 .con accatar . . . blaesca cno mor,
RC ix 466.10 .gach cnú chorr ag cur a bláoisce, KMMisc. 172.31 .
croiceann ocus blaesc (plaesg,v.l.) ocus etne, ITS xix 56.11 .
Other applications:lann, bláosg, slig[e]`a scale', Eg. Gl.
5 426. a nuile íasc ar a mbia . . . bláosca, Deut. xiv 9. scamae
( Act. ix 18 ) gl.cenniautbloscc (leg.bloescc,Edd.)autlanna,
Thes. i 497.1 (Ardm.).in tan ro glanad mo bloesc dailli,
ZCP iii 224.28 .blaescgl.testa, Ir. Gl. 179. mar blaeisc
chrin(=tanquam testa, Ps. xxi 16 ), Smaointe B. Chr. 4041.
10 fá thuairim thaobh na gcléireach gcinnsealach, / nó anuas fá
a mblaoscaibh maola millteacha pates, Hackett² li ii 11 .re
blaosg tana . . . an aiéir firmament, Dhá Sg. Art. 1220.
Compds.blaescbheol duvglass . . . le`scaly lips', CCath.
4025. blae maidm mic(leg. .i. ZCP xvii 156 n.14 )la blaesc
15maidm(of lightning), O'Dav. 222 (cf. Ériu xiii 24.26 ).Cf.
cnó-mhaidm, ZCP xvii 154.4 , and seeC 270.75.

bláescach adj(bláesc):re blaosgach do bhiadh folamh`even at
an empty shell
', Studies 1920, 262 § 7 . Seeplaescach.

blag xseeblog.

20 blagaid xsee1 blogaid.

1 blaí n f.alsoblá,blad exemption,immunity(from penalties
forinjuries,damage,etc.where an article, person,etc.was
exercisinganormal,legitimate function. In the first
example quoted the connotation is somewhat wider): is tre
25ḟīr flathemon tēora blaī (blae,v.l.) būirig im cach n-ōenach
. . . Blaī mescae im cach n-ōenach. Ala blaī dúnaid la túatha
téchtai tecraiter. Blai Tige móir Midchūardda medrait soír ┐
doír, medrait baíth ┐ gaíth three exemptions (`Freiheiten')
from anger
(Thurn.), ZCP xi 82 § 26. ara feiser blai dilsi,
30 Laws iii 166.17 .bla moga mugsaine (.i. slán do mogaidh in
daire (sic leg.) ferrda do ní . . . ina laithrind comdligtigh,
9-11 Comm.), 174.8 .fer na mblai`the man entitled to the
exemptions
', 172.12 Comm. blad ord indeoin, 186.6 .bla con
congal, 192.9 .bla susta aith(.i. slan a mbrisenn in tsuist isin
35aith, 16 Comm. ), 220.15 .bla crand cutaim, acht arfogra
riam(.i. slan don ti benus in crand da tuitim, 4 Comm.), 224.3 .
bla cumaile lec ┐ losat, 274.18 .bla aindir et, 292.1 .caite
blad ercaile cach slan cach ruidleas, Laws iii 94.19 =bla .i.
slan, caiti bla, cach slan gach ruidhleas, O'Dav. 302. Cf.
40 bladh (blath, bla,v.ll.) slán, Met. Gl. 25 § 20. bla carbat
aenach(.i. slan don ti beires in carbat isin aenach, 23 Comm. ),
Laws iii 264.22 .

2 blaí, n bláe(ON loanword, Bidrag 37 f. ). Alsoblá.bra, brá
lín,f. d s. bralaigh,brá lín,g s. nabralach ,brách n p. bralcha,
45 bráchalín,d p. bralchaibh, bráchaibhlín g p. nambralach ,
mbráchlín,a p. bralcha, bráchalín, IGT Decl. § 174.
Covering,sheet;garment(apparently one covering the
breast): acht a chuilche sa blai lín / nochar thecht ní dontsae-
gul(of Máeldub) `shirt (?) of linen' (sheet ?), Fél.² clviii
50Oct. 20 n. =blae lín, LL 348 marg. inf. lenn cech ríg-
laig . . . / blae lín cecha caillige`linen shirt', BColm. 50.9 .blae
bána bhuide it íat álle etrocta uasu`overmantles' (Táin 4538),
TBC 5565. in blai futairlli do bói fair shaggy vest(?), Acall.
6639. ro cháiestar . . . co dérach . . . cur' bo fliuch blai ┐
55bruinne dho, 889 .cor bo ḟliuch blae ┐ brunni dó, CRR 3.
gurbhó fliuch bláth ┐ bruinne dhi, Eachtra Uill. 1589.
Hencebla .i. bruinne, O'Cl. créd um nach beind dá brá lín /
más fa beind atá an Taidgín his shroud, IGT Decl. ex. 2063.
an brat sin do bí sí d'fhidhe do beith os cind an tumba . . .
60in blalín-se delbhaim-se, / . . . / biaidh torum winding-sheet ,
BCC 372. rugadh bruinde máordha mín / is áonbra lín uime
úainn, IGT Decl. ex. 2059 (=aonbhla lín, Studies 1924,
427 § 1 ).gach beand dá bralaigh lín luim / amhail aghaidh
mín meamruim, ex. 2061 . Seebrattcompds.
65?inmain berthán áilli a blai (om.a,v.l.), IT i 78.23 . See
brotbla.

3 blaí xsee3 blá.

4 blaí n shell,scale on the eye(?): mo dā n-hed n-ard n-imchaissen
uassnaib nim-conbeb[a] blái .i. mo [dá] súil . . . ni raibe ní
70uassaib nodus-beba do dorchu blaisg, ZCP iii 224 § 10 (Amra
Senáin).bui liath cen blae (.i. cen landeche do brith uaim
ar mo rosc) amsom bui diach die, § 14.

blaicce n[io,m.]. See Marstrander, ZCP ix 288 , also Vendryes,
Études Celt. iv 316. growing child,young boy;youth(?): alair
75leo a mmacc combu bláicce(gu mbo hoglach mor, IT i 138.25 ,
bloiccewritten overbloiscce, 23 N 10,63.4 ), LU 10593.

blaiccne n(blaicce):in blaicne meic . . . for a láma`little urchin ',
SG 254.16 ( Ériu xvi 83.84 ).

blaicfithir v(2 blá):b. ¤ gl.flauescet, Thes. ii 361.2 (leg. bláich-
80fithir, Edd.).blicfithir(MSS.), 46.11 .

? blaïd: v slan don ti saidhes in cuaille is in n-airbe iarna blaad;
┐ munar blaud itir, is bithbinchi do riagail i leth ris`after it
has been trimmed
', Laws iii 290. 11 , 12 Comm. gl.bla cuailli
airbi, 10 .

85 blaidre: n blaidhre .i. in diubairt anfesa . . . dofuaslaici cach
mblaidhre .i. uatuaslaici gach ní na bi bal ri re do gallraib
buna no in diubairt anfesa`b. ¤ i.e. the fraud of ignorance'
(i.e.defrauding a person without intent to do so), O'Dav. 299.