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bláthmar adj o, ā(bláth) blossomy: hI Deirg na mbrug mb. ¤
` flowery ', Hy Fiachr. 230.12 .secht mbliadna mblāthmara
flourishing , ML² 73 .fuarais chrois bharrghloin bhláthmhair
(to a dead son), DDána 65.7 .

5 bláthnaigthech n(bláth):a blathnaigthech mar phailm(to
Mary), Ir. Lit. 48.16 .

1 bláthnait n[ā,f.](see Marstrander, ZCP vii 387 - 88 ) weasel:
nes iarum is ainm don phést re nabarthar b. ¤ (ACC Comm.),
O'C. 1335 (H. 3.18, 611a) =blathnat, ACC (Eg.) cited
10 Meyer, Contribb. 226.

2 Bláthnait ā,f. n. pr. f.(see prec. wd.):Blathnat ingen Mind,
LL 22491 = Dinds. 53. im Blāthnait ingin Mind,
Ériu ii 20 § 1. roort Blāthnad, 30 § 15. Aithed Blathnaite ingine
Puill, LL 24970. dia coic .i. do Blathnait, Thes. ii 334.41
15(Hy. v Comm.).ingen dar' comainm Bláthnuit (: dhuit),
Acall. 663.

bláthugud vn.formation frombláth: sech is bal is blathugud
(: ráthugud)(of Colum Cille) `ablossoming ', Trip. 150.12 .

blecht xsee2 blicht.

20 1 blechtach adj o, ā(blicht) milk-giving: bid sir-b. bæErenn,
RC xii 104 § 150. um chlár toinnbhleachtach Tailtion
`T.'s milky plain', Gleanings 18 § 26 .

2 blechtach xseeblichtach.

blechtán n o,m.(blicht?):bleachtán na mbérg`harmful sow-
25thistle ' (of a pig), Hermathena ci (1965) 31 § 18 ,
Ir. Texts i 27 § 18.

blechtas n m.(blicht)(lit.)milkiness. Fig. ós feasach gur scar
an bleachtas bréige is me`fallacious success hath abandoned
me
', Ó Bruad. ii 26.y .

30 blechtmar xseeblichtmar.

blechtugad vn.of *blechtaigid.act ofyielding milk: a mama
gan mhéid is é gan bhleachtughadh d'fhior, Keat. Poems 69.

bled n ā, [f.] whale,sea-monster: belua marina.i. b. ¤ gl.pistrix,
Sg. 15b10 . See Études Celt. xi 105. b. ¤ gl.ballena, 96a2 .
35 bledh .i. mil mor . . . dlegur do cach bairc ┐ do cach bleith
sét rodhairc, O'Dav. 273.
Of various wild orfabulous animals: ciapsa duine ciapsa b. ¤
(said by the mermaid Lí Ban), SG 235.19 . ( of sea-horses?)
it bleda mara .i. biasta mara, Dinds. 10 ( Met. Dinds. ii 56.1 ).
40 ilar ṁbrothlach namb. ṁberg / nambiasta, SR 897. ifilet
bleda .i. aige alta, no búiredach . . . na mb. ¤ .i.ignotorum
animalium gl.bledech, Fél.² lxxi April 7 .As fancifuln. pr.:
B. ┐ Blod, imtar da míl fo murib, IT iii 245.21 .
Seebledlochtana,bledmaidm,bledmall,bledmíl.

45 bledech adj o, ā(bled) alsobledach,bladach abounding in monsters,
beasts, whales;monstrous,huge: ó Sléib b. ¤ (bladach, bledach,
v.ll.) Bledmae, Fél. April 7 , cited asSliab bledach Bledma,
Dinds. 10. d'argain Dúine Bárc bleidig` whale-haunted '
(Gloss.), Met. Dinds. iv 8.27 .an barc bleidhech` vast ', 270.12 .
50 in druí buidech b. ¤ ` mighty ', 214.18 . Seebleidech.

bledlochtana n n p. rogairsed badba ┐ b. ¤ ` monsters ', Ériu viii 44.1 .
SeeL 231.35.

bledmaidm n(bled+maidm):la bledmadmand crann`loud
bursting forth
', BColm. 10.7 .[la] bledmand crand(bleadh-
55maidm,v.l.), RC xxvi 46.1 . Emended in both exx. to
bl[o]ed-.

blédmaind n a s.(cf. bledmall):is é in cú sin ro marb in b. ¤ ┐ in
elefint ro bui i fiadnaise Alaxandir monster (Meyer), Alex. 436.
ZCP xxx 120 , n.

60 bledmall n o,m.(cf. bledmíl) sea-monster: Ionas fiad cach clainn /
día tanic a brú bledmaill, SR 7384. biasta bledmaill bec-
caichfit, 8059 .nuall na mb. ¤ ṁbeccedach, 8109 .bráo mara
/ bara bledmaill(rhetoric), LU 8682 ( FB 52 ).

bledmíl (bled+1 míl) sea-monster, some kind ofreptile;whale:
65 nerea.i. bled-mil .i.animalia maris , Thes. ii 46.30 , 361.32
(bled-).bledmilgl.rubeta, Goid. 71.1 .'san domnach
dodechaid ass / a broinn in bledhmil Ionas, Ériu iii 144 § 14.
míol mór no bleidh mhíol mhara, O'Cl. bloach.abrat bleid-
mil(one of seven `gella' which are unprofitable), Laws v
70250.4 .ro thuissim Día bleidhmíla mora muirídí( Gen. i 21 ),
BB 15b25 .ra ngeiseand bleigmil do muir, Anecd. i 18.12
`the monsters of the main', RC xiv 402 § 9. do delbaib . . . b. ¤
n-ingantach in betha(of ornament on a shield), TTr² 1004 .
amal ba bledhmhil do torathraibh in maru, CCath. 3646.
75 bladhmhíla, RC xxiv 374.1 .do bhéicsead na bleidhmhíola,
DDána 46.44 .
Seeblédmaind,bledmall.

blédna xseeblíadain.

blefed n name of apestilence,bubonic plague(?)(see Ir. Hist.
80Stud. vi 172 , xvi 126 ):mortalitas magna quae b. ¤ dicitur,
RC xvii 137.1 (Tig.) =Belefeth, CS 46.5 .

blegair xseebligid.

blegnach n[ā,f.] (blegon)milchcow: indesc .i. bleghnach, O'Dav.
1123. an tsoloilgech so, no in tsobleognach, O'D. 2149
85( Rawl. 487,63 va ).

blegnaid v=bligid:an bho . . . do cruithidhe (do bleagnudh,
v.l.) oiret bainne uaithe, BNnÉ 157 § 9 n.21 .