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bláith adj iearliermláith q.v.Alsobláth[o, ā].n s. f. mblāith,
ZCP viii 202.13 .beanbh. g s. f. blaithi, forms given as `cáol
uile,' IGT Decl. § 136. bean bhláth, § 137 .
60 (a) smooth(in orig. sense from subjection to grinding,
friction,etc.): bláth (leg.bláith, ed.), mín, réidh`smooth',
Eg. Gl. 68. (Of objects ofmetal,wood,stone,horn) filet ann
brugi bláthi, SR 477. deich mbeanna bōnadarc būabaill
mblāith, Ériu ii 28.20 .bogada blathi` polished ', Cog. 158.23 .
65 do bleidedhaibh blaithe, 114.20 .fidchell . . . cona foirind
blāith bricc bendaig, Aisl. MC 69.26 .do thighibh bláithe,
Ériu v 58.27 .ar slios bh. ¤ an bhrogha te`on the smooth wall',
62.5 .a measc na ccloch mb. ¤ , Is. lvii 6. dia mbiailibh bláith-
ibh, FM v 1556.4 .garbh ṡáithe ┐ mín mheile / sgín eibhe
70bláithe buidhe with a smooth yellow haft, IGT Decl. ex. 1119.
(Ofskin,leather;cloth) a inar b. ¤ bíannaide`soft tunic of
skin
' (Faraday), TBC² 1871. fa mbratachaib blaithi, MR
224.3 .geabhuidh lamhuinn mbreacchuirr mb. ¤ , KMMisc.
170 § 12.
75 (Offoodanddrink) fít bec b. ¤ a small light ration,
Ériu ii 65 § 8. bid b. ¤ do deog, iv 106.8 .blongi bláthi`smooth lard',
Aisl. MC 81.24 .In comicn.pr. meic borrchrothi blāthi,
Aisl. MC 33.16 .
?fosair blaith boairech . . . cred é b. ¤ annsin. Inand é ┐
80dag boaire co mbail foranaeí ┐ isé sin b. ¤ atber ann,
H.3.18,646b32 ( O'C. 1449 ).
(b)(Infig.sense) smooth,gentle,soft;comely: is amlaid
sain bis ríge / garb a thús . . . / b. ¤ a mmedón, Ériu iv 106.6 .
i márḟlaith . . . / indat bláithe beccáin, Fél. Sept. 4. muinter
85b. romín(the inhabitants of Heaven), LU 2041. ind ḟírflaith
blaith builid búan(of Conn Cétchathach), Airne F. 267.
blaith .i. suthain, Stowe Gl. 245 (an inference ?).in énlaith
búan b. ¤ , LU 3696 ( SC 33 ).fer blaith cennais` mild ', PH
1974. Bēbinn blāith, ZCP vi 269 § 6. mor . . . do bhann-
trachtaibh blaithe bíthe, Cog. 42.15 .[fi]r bláthi bithi borba,
5 Ériu viii 70.7 .blāith ro-gabais cucut corp(to Christ), Arch.
iii 242 § 16. a abhlainn bh. ¤ bheannaighthe`O bright . . .
Host
', A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvii 6. in troigh ṡlisseang, boindgeal
b. ¤ `smooth . . . foot', Ériu iv 218.15 .brēthir b. ¤ `with gentle
word
(s)' (Gloss.), Sc. M² 21f .gut[h] blāith, Arch. iii 306 § 9.
10 na tuill buide mblāith / fria duine nach dlúith, KMMisc.
274.15 .oentu . . . blaith, Cog. 122.17 .
Equative: bláithidir scotha, Eg. 1782,18a1 (cited Meyer
Contribb. 225 ).
Compar. bláithe ná blaosg na huighi smoother(of a mansion),
15 O'Gr. Cat. 354.1.
Superl. is é rígh as bláthem ┐ as mínem . . . dod-ánic,
BDD² 1072.
Adv. atá slíghe . . . déanta go b. ¤ =the way is made plain,
Prov. xv 19. gi-bé thairgfeadh a riar go b. ¤ ` satisfactorily '
20(Gloss.), Measgra D. 29.4 .
Assubst. tairm na bláithe buige of the smooth, gentle (harp),
SG 108.25 .
Compds. With nouns:ag binnghabháil a bíáidae ┐ a
blathurnaighthe gentle prayers, Ériu v 86.17 .blāthc[h]aomna
25bocht, ZCP viii 215.16 .im bláitheing mbric ngreanta`neat
border
' (of embroidery), Magauran 2086 .ar beinn a bruit ┐
a bláithédaigh, Ériu v 76.38 .blaithliag`apumice-stone ',
Eg. Gl. 735. an cethramhad mionn dibhsin, / an mblaithminestir
mbuadhach`smooth . . . reliquary', BNnÉ 270 § 241 .
30 bláthoige gach ball id mhiocht smooth perfection, Magauran
2077 .Aedh mac C. . . . /. ui. bliadna fa blaithríadail, BB
59a31 .
With adjj.:i n-iomdaidh bhuiligh blaith-bind full of
soothing sounds
, BNnÉ 273 § 245 .is mic Cairbre bhuig
35bhláithcháoin fair and gentle, Ériu v 86.8 .mias . . . bhláth-
chaoin(of fine earthenware), TSh. 889. do breacsrol blathet-
rocht`smooth -bright', CCath. 4665. la C. mbúan mblaithfial
soft and modest C., Gorm. Jan. 12. righti . . . blaithghelai
smooth, white arms, TE 4 Eg.cona dib caelspeltib blath-
40maetha biannaide(of a sword-case of skin), CCath. 4692.
blaithmín fri boctaib, Gorm. Sept. 25. re táobh na learg
mbláithslim mbán, IGT Decl. ex. 417. beith ind-ēccmais
Brīain bláith-rēidh, ZCP viii 218.31 .a bodhadhaibh blaith-
righne smooth, tough bows, FM v 1646.5 . Withpart. bróg
45bhláithghreanta, Magauran 4133 .

bláithe n iā,f.(bláith).an b. ¤ , IGT Abstr. Nouns § 65. smooth-
ness;gentleness;mildness: co cléir co ṁbúaid bláthe,
Fél. Aug. 19. a seacht . . . / do bliadhnaibh go mblaithe`in gentle
sort
', BNnÉ 136.18 .[dá cét b]liadan co mb. ¤ / ┐ trícha gan
50tláithe, SG 150.30 .topor taitnemach co mbláthe ┐ bolton-
ugad, LU 2096 ( FA 16 ). (to the Cross)fa lór b. ¤ do bheann
gcumhdaigh, DDána 41.42 . ?barr blaithe lais foríti ina
mbech, Laws ii 120.25 Comm.

bláithech xseebláthach.

55 bláithigid v(bláith) alsobláthaigid.makessmooth;polishes: nos
blathiged conna tairised cuil forru(sc.chariot poles), TBC
1410. Fig. ro mhínigh ┐ ro mhór-bhlāthaigh Sir U. eisiomh
`soothed and caressed the beast', Eachtra Uill. 4011. an té
bhláthuighios leis an tteangaidh=that flattereth with the
60tongue
, Prov. xxviii 23.

blaitne n(blat) strength: dúiscid búar co mb. ¤ `the lusty herd',
Met. Dinds. iv 196.11 .

blaitnech adj o, ā(blaitne) strong,powerful: a laich blatnig
bhladmair, TBC 3104.

65 blandarach adj o, ā(blanndar) deceptive: leiges bregach b. ¤ , YBL
345a22 .

blanndairid v(blanndar) flatters,courts: blanndaireann si lucht
an tsaidhbhreis, De Imit. 297.13 (1822) .

blanndar n(Lat.blandiri, Vendryes, De Hib. Vocab., but perh.
70based on Engl.)cf. ag blándur friut=blandientem, Éigse ix 258 § 9. dissimulation,flattery: b. ¤ `dissimulation',
Eg. Gl. 736. do ni sé b. ¤ le na phuisínibh=dissembleth with
his lips
, Prov. xxvi 24. le b. ¤ na mbanchuire sróllmhar / . . . /
geabhad cead, Hackett xxvi 65 .

blaoch xseebloach.

75 1 blár ind o,m.(see Wortk. 171 , 235 , O'Rahilly, Early Ir. Hist.
and Myth. 357 n .): (n. pr.)Bolc mac Blair ó Ath Blair binn,
MS. Mat. 578.9 .(In poetic name of ahorse) an B. Aodháin
i-se` Grey ?' (Gloss.), DDána 98.39 ,cf. is í an Liath Mhór
Macha, 34 . Acc. to Marstrander, RC xl 401 ,b. ¤ of a horse has
80the same meaning as Sc. Gaelicb. ¤ (of an animal) having a
white spot on the forehead.

2 blár n o,m. battle (only in Rel. Celt.):am blar no an sgeirmis
Rel. Celt. ii 186.26 .tar eis cur an bhláir`after fighting the battle',
192.21 .gur brisdedh b. ¤ air, 164.15 .a nordughadh bláir`in
85battle order
', 154.27 . See O'Rahilly citeds. 1 blár.

? blárda: adj Guaire do gillasa fein / ar caman blarda a blaithṡleib,
Acall. 1403 v.l. blárdha` military,warlike,brave ' (citing this
ex.), P. O'C.