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blat n[ā,f.]` strength ', Meyer Contribb. 226. demun truag ro-
decht a b. ¤ (: mórbrat)`his strength was crushed', Blathm. 699.
tria blait (: Eofrait), SR 2655. cen buaid, cen brig, cen
baeg ṁb. ¤ , 5311 .cech luib / . . . línait blait, / ícait, bethaigait,
85marbait, 7279 .nim thic cara ar baig no ar blait (blaidh,
broid,v.ll.), TBC 2339. a Rí na mb. ¤ is na mbreth(to Christ),
LL 1990. In chevilles:triallait blait, SR 747. rí betha binn,
búan a b. ¤ (: comnart), 5685 .co mblait (: Díarmait), LU 4285.
Compds.Niall don Banba blattbilig of B. of the mighty
trees
(?), LL 4640 (=barrbilig, Ériu iv 104.5 ).os Banba
5blatbric(`of the variegated flowers')with varied might(?),
Cog. 140.18 .ba blattdál cen brón cia bé / do bratan mor
Mugaine, LL 18254.

blatach adj[o, ā] (blat):is b. ¤ cech ṅdessel every right-hand course
is
strong(?), O'Mulc. 755.

10 blataige n[iā,f.] (blatach) strength(?): ben buraig can b. ¤ (of a
woman of the Tromdám), LL 3467.

blath xsee1 blad.

bláth n uando,m., IGT Decl. § 38. (a) flower,blossom: in
cróib n-arggait fua b. ¤ ḟind`with white blossoms', Im. Brain 2.
15 di bolod ┐ blath na lubi, LU 10641 ( TE 130.26 ).errach cen
blathu`without flowers', RC xxvi 46 § 231. iarmibebat blatha,
§ 242 ( Rawl. 111b42 ).ac tebersin a mbláith ┐ a nduille
`dropping their blossoms', Ériu iii 156 § 9. bolad . . . dia
blathaib, ii 118 § 52 .concanad a bile ┐ a blaith fri tethacht
20na ngaeth, § 54. b. ¤ na dercan, Airne F. 50. tuigithir blath
inbith, Ériu xxii 41.z. ar a blath`for its(sc.the elm's)
bloom ', Auraic. 5620. duille ┐ b. ¤ ┐ mess, Met. Dinds. iii 288.7 .
blatha na fínemna, PH 4242. (of a miracle)in gabul tirimm
a beth fo blath trómm, 1318 .na luibe ┐ na blata . . . ro
25loisced iad a comurta idbarta, Grail 3096 .an chnú ní 'n-a b. ¤
beantair`in blossom', Dán Dé vii 15 .in brága mar b. ¤ air-
neadh, Ériu iv 218.6 .a mbeól a bláith beginning to flower,
IGT Decl. ex. 992. teist . . . an fhéir nó an bhláith, Keat.
Poems 698. i n-aimsir an bhlátha`in the spring', Keat. iii
30526 . (plant name)nenufar .i. blath uisgce water-lily , C iv 2,
31 rbz .
Fig.(Brigit)in chróib co mbláthib, Thes. ii 325.20 (Hy. iv).
(of the Blessed Virgin)ar n-éanchoillne fa bh. ¤ `blooming
hazel-tree
', Aithd. D. 72.5 . (of Jesus)b. ¤ fréimhe na fírinne,
35 75.40 .b. ¤ fréime maicne Mílid`the flower of M'.s progeny',
O'Gr. Cat. 372.10. cin blath na ndegním, Grail 1467 . (name
of a metal)litairgi[r]um .i. blath in luaidhe`flower of lead',
Arch. i 328 § 88.
In follg. perh. fragrance: as follus nach as a blasannaib na
40as a mblathaib athainter naduiri na corp nadurtha` odour ',
Ir. Astr. Tr. 72.2 . ?ní-tháinic a-talmain fín is-comaith
bladh ris, RC xxiv 376.14 (perh.leg. blaswith Ériu ii 118
§ 54 ).
(b)In otherfig.or extended applications. bloom, (bright)
45 colour;flourishing appearance,condition: olcus a blatha
`his ill colour', Mon. Tall. 159.22 .ni bu messa de a blath,
Vita B. 5. etach maith immi. b. ¤ maith fair, LL 14558.
b. ¤ bruinne bran sheen(?), Ériu ix 46 § 14. b. ¤ óir ara fhoir-
cettlaibh(a saint), BNnÉ 281 § 267 .deich n-eich a n-uair
50blátha bladaig`in their prime and fame', BR² 120. ba maith
blāth in claideb lat`see that the sword is kept in good con-
dition
' (Faraday), TBC² 934. do bh. ¤ do chríon, a cholann
beauty , DDána 1.15 .re faghbháil bháis do bh. ¤ na hóige,
Keat. Poems 130. co mblathaibh .i. co subhaltaibh, Stowe
55Gl. 261 ,cf. 246 . (of salvation)dar bpeacadh do bhean a bh. ¤ ,
DDána 3.21 .biaid cach mí dó inna b. ¤ every month shall be
prosperous for him
(the just prince), ZCP xi 87 § 52. a b. ¤ . . .
┐ a beathamnass`her prosperity . . . and her supplies', Ériu iv
148.1 .a hana, a himmed, a blátha, a bēta, 162.31 .séan 'n-a
60bhládh, DDána 93.28 .
Compds. With adj.forsin ngas mbiroir mblathguirt of bitter-
flowered watercress
, Fél.² lxxxix 36. With nouns.blaith-bhile
borrfadach Breagh`proud-blossomed tree', MR 96.2 .do bith fo
brúch a bláth-buird`blooming bank', Met. Dinds. iii 260.14 .
65 do chloinn Bhanbha bhláth-bhuadha, Keat. Poems 1020.
céad bláthchraobh ann re fhighe`bright strands' (of hair),
Magauran 1865 .blāithfleasg`a garland of flowers', Eg. Gl.
684. ar bordaibh bruach-ṡoillsi blath-indber`beautiful
harbours
', MR 102.7 . Withn. pr. bláth-Ḟergus prosperous
70Fergus
, Ériu iv 98 § 28a .

? blathach: ind b. ¤ .i.graece playtoc(πλοῦτος,ed.)graece(recte
latine)diuitiae uel a platea(πλάτος,ed.).i. latitudine ,
O'Mulc. 121.

bláthach n ā,f.(bláth)bláithech, IGT Decl. § 54. buttermilk:
75 óchtar ┐ lemlacht ┐ draumce nó b. ¤ , Críth Gabl. 76. b. ¤ (blathach,
MS.), Ir. Gl. 220. maith tathair ┐ do mathair / tuc in mbláth-
aigh ina deóig, IT iii 65 § 132. In comic name:meic blāithche
`son of buttermilk', Aisl. MC 33.16 .ni bom (?leg.ni ibim)
blathcha`nor shall I drink buttermilk', RC x 226.17 .deog
80di bláthaig, Met. Dinds. iii 152.2 .a ndigh blaithchi, IGT
Decl. ex. 1389 v.l. dá gcoidhinibh . . . blaithche ┐ dá dtoban-
naibh . . . meidhge, DDána 111.24 (p. 384.41).

bláthaigid xseebláithigid.

bláthmaire n[iā,f.] (bláthmar) sweetness,pleasantness:(of Luc.
85 viii 48 )millsi ┐ blathmhuire na breithri sin=suavitas
(Gloss.), Smaointe B. Chr. 1874.