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

blegon, n bleogan,blegan o,m.later form ofmlegon q.v. bleghan,
m., IGT Decl. § 17. Later alsoblegain.act of milking; yield
of milk,milking: iar mblegan na bó=vaccam . . . mulsit,
5 Lat. Lives 86.2 .co tucad na bu . . . dia mb. ¤ , Thes. ii 334.44 .
oc blegón bó triphne, LU 6248 =oc blegan, TBC² 1748.
b. ¤ sé fichet bó, LL 1832. dobretha-si b. ¤ sine dó, TBC 2415.
a aithli bleogain a būair`after milking her kine',
ZCP viii 266 § 34. bleogan na n-earc nIuchna`milk', Ériu ii 22 § 4.
10 mná blegoin nísbligtís`no milk-maid milked them', Met.
Dinds. iv 70.29 .ag bleoghan nó ag crúdh na seacht mbó,
Keat. ii 4702. doomlacht fo tri ōl nais caich m-bleguin(of a
marvellous cow), AU i 188.8 .screpall cacha bleogain mista
`of each monthly milking', Laws v 344.3 .bleghna a bó,
15 IGT Decl. ex. 731. cet bleogun na mbo`first milk', Laws iii
38.29 Comm. an mart is mó géim is greadhan / is aici bhíos
an bleaghan beag, Dánfhocail 52 .bleaghuin`to milk', Eg.
Gl. 734. acht gu toirsidis do bleogain a mbo i meatraib,
Laws v 276.23 Comm. I. mo derb mbleoghan budhessin
20(term of endearment ?), ZCP iv 31.9 .

bleide n m.(ASbledu, Stokes, Acall. Gloss.) drinking-cup,
goblet: lind imblede (: emhe), IT iii 86.28 ..l. bléide buabaill
belḟairsiuṅg, LL 7292. dar oe mair in bledhi isin fin, Lism. L.
4419. cuirnn náit copána naid bleidhidha búis ┐ bánóir,
25 Acall. 122. bledi lán do fhín(of the Last Supper), PH 2990.
bledhi (bleghi,MS.) argid ┐ copan airgid, RC xviii 52.10
(Tig.).blededha buáiltecha buis ┐ bánairgit, Fianaig. 56.5
( Études Celt. v 12 ).conad iad sin bleda comardaigtir re
cornaib buaball, Laws v 408.18 Comm. dealbhlasair buadh-
30chlach bleidheadh na bruighneisin, DDána 70.16 .mun
mbleidhe mór bhfairchleach bhfuar` bowl ', Aithd. D. 9.11 .
bleidhe béil-dearg óir, TSh. 487. a bleidhedhaibh bas no
brócc cupped hands, FM v 1750.6 .

bleidech adj o, ā(bleide) aboundingindrinking-cups,festive: a
35brugh na mbraonchlár mbleidheach, Measgra D. 56.27 . ?for
flaith Banba bledig (: Ailig), Fél. 6.15 (` monsterful ', see
bledech).

bleith n f.Mid. Ir. form ofmleith,q.v. b. ¤ ┐ mbleith ┐ meilt, cóir,
beilt lochdach . . . b. ¤ , beil a dhénmhus neith, IGT Introd. § 66.
40 bean bheilte na brón—(cóir),ibid.
I (a) act ofgrinding,milling: foremthes a b. ¤ (barley),
Thes. ii 335.31 .ocbleth bron, Corm. 14. bla muilind b. ¤ the
exemption of a mill (is when it is) grinding
, Laws iii 280.4 .
b. ¤ a muilend;b. ¤ a (leg.for ?) lam-broin dichmairc; b. ¤ for li-
45broin(see (b) below), v 474.3 , 4 .gen bes muilend for a b. ¤
`as long as mill shall grind' ( Ériu xvii 74 § 7 ), Laws iv 218.13
Comm. focul fair iar na tirad cen b. ¤ . . . iarna b. ¤ ,
ZCP xiv 348.10 ( Laws ii 242.11 ).b. ¤ i muilenn ná bróin, Ériu ii 202.1 .
docuaidh . . . do b. ¤ coda na manach go muilenn, BNnÉ
50 294 § 20 .naoi gcearna arbhair do bh. ¤ nó do mheilt a
bróin, Keat. ii 5232. Fig.of armed forces: tuc b. ¤ mulind
tuathbil forthu threw them into disorder, CRR 25. b. ¤ muilinn
tuaithfil orra, Cog. 198.34 .
Attrib.g s. ferbleithi ` grinder ', Laws iii 280.7 Comm.
55Form obscure in:gelair scor glethe i ngurt ḟeóir / melair
blethe sech mulleóir`the meal is ground', Met. Dinds. iii 96.16 .
(b) act of grinding,sharpening(weapons): bai dono ben
and fri bleth arm, RC xii 94 § 124 ,cf. Laws v 474.4 above.
a nairm do b. ¤ , BLism. 226 vb11 (Acall.).fodhmhoir . . . ag b. ¤
60a ḟíacal risin cartha cloichi sharpening his teeth on the pillar-
stone
, Ériu iii 166 § 23.
(c) act ofrubbing,chafingor applyingmassageto (theskin):
conéraig in banchuire imbi ocon dabaig dia mblith ┐ dia
fholcud a chind, TBFr. 256.
65 II Legal act oftending cattle(at a pound); `wagesofattendance
oncattle' (seized bydistraint), Plummer MS. notes, `costs of
(levying)the distress', Mann. and Cust. i cxci 1 See Binchy, Celtica x 48 f. :fogeiltad, ┐ mb. ¤
(inbleith, 272.1 Comm. )`(expensesof)feeding,and tending ',
Laws i 258.16 .ar fogelt na ar b. ¤ , 102.3 Comm. a naimsir
70fogelta ┐ blethi, O'C. 2716 ( Eg. 88,60 va ).dligid dib i forus
fri mb. ¤ `it (i.e.cattle taken for distraint) becomes liable for
expenses of tending in the pound
', Laws i 210.26 .fri mb. ¤ .i. in
screpall (sic leg.) .i. log fir fognama ┐ meich, 212.16 Comm.
foghail ┐ bleth: foghail .i. na meich, ┐ bleth .i. in logh fir
75foghnama, O'D. 1564 (H. 5.15, 3b). Attrib.g s.:broga for
aghaibbleithi `shoes on tended cattle', O'Dav. 322.

bleithech n(bleith)quantity or portion ofcornfor grinding:
bleathach`a kiln-cast, a bag or bags ofcornfor grinding',
bletheach`what is ground at once in a mill', P. O'C. gu tairnic
80in b. ¤ , Lism. L. 1982. See Dinn. s.v. bleathach .

1 bleithid n[i,m.] (bleith) miller: féimdis an bleithig a bulg do
bleith, Rawl. B 512 36a , cited Meyer Contribb. 228.

2 bleithid v(bleith):nior bleith ┐ nior mionaigh rot[h]`he
neither crushed
. . .', TBC St. 677 =ni ro gnuisistar etc.,
85 TBC 772.

blén n ā,f.O. Ir.mlén. Alsobléne[iā,f.],d s. im-blenai,
Aisl. MC 122. 14 , 22 . groin: inguina . . . uel mleen ,
Thes. ii 47.3 .blengl.iunguis(leg. inguen, ed.), 43.4 .tege carnem,
inginem,.i. inbleoin, Lor. Gild. 226. co tarut dam . . . a
adairc in a bléin=inter inguina, Lat. Lives 97.2 .ba doirb . .
5a lesugad ar med satha a seng blene, YBL 177a16 =senblene,
BB 257b10 .ro seidigtea na haibli tenedh im blenaib ┐ im
cosaib in tshloig, 496a38 `Leisten', ZCP xxx 136.16 .Día
féin a comhair a chrochtha / do thonuidh bhléin sochla seing,
IGT Decl. ex. 1102. neascoid an loch bhlén=ex inguinum
10tumoribus, 23 K 42,56.5 . See1 loch. `creek formed by a
lake or large river
' (O'Don. Suppl.):i mblenai Guirt Cruith-
nechtai, Aisl. MC 122.14 .im-b. chupa`Blencup' (note),
FM iii 646.9 . See Hog. Onom.
Compds.ar da n-echaib . . . beochridi.blenarda long-
15flanked
, LL 10358 ( TBC 3377 ).trí céd bó blénghasda
`milking cows', Caithr. Thoirdh. 58.4 .