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45 1 bolg n o,m.alsoā f.Alsobolc,balg.a s. mboilc, LB 237a17
( Lib. Hymn. 62.x ).bolg,balg(in duine ┐ an ghabhann)m.,
IGT Decl. § 69 , § 39 n. 12 .balg(an tsrotha)f.(bolg balg an
tṡréin ┐ an tṡrotha ┐ an easa ┐ an iomhuis do baininnsgne,
v.l.), § 39 (91.17) .b. ¤ ā,f., § 158 (n p. builgproscr. form,
50ex. 2022). With very few exceptions (see LB 237a17 cited
above)b. ¤ iso,m.in meanings (a)-(c). In (d)-(g)b. ¤ isā,f.
(with occas. exceptions in class. verse). See Ériu xi 138.
(a) bag,satchel;sack: amal bolcgl.ut uter, Ml. 132c7 .
?b. ¤ a graeco plocé(πλοκή,ed.) .i.copulatio (woven ?)
55sack
(?), Corm. Y 203. b. ¤ .i. tiagh leathair, O'Cl. nói mbuilc
co n-inchaib órdaib(for harps), BDD 119. nī uīth cuit don
m[n]āi sin(sc.woman of thecumalachclass)i mbulg nach a
criol i.e.did no physical labour, Cáin Ad. 2. do choimet in
builc arbha, Lism. L. 4162. boilg lóin` provision-sacks ',
60 RC xiii 66 § 67 ,cf. FM ii 968.3 .b. ¤ meich, Ériu iv 26 § 13.
ingen do-cuirthear do c[h]ill i mbulg(of an abandoned child),
Ir. Recht 6 § 7. mac builg foundling , Laws iii 64.26 . See Ir.
Recht 7 n.1 . Prov.cenn i mb. ¤ a state of ignorance.
Ériu ii 98 § 1. mar chertli i fásbulg i.e. jumping about, unsecured,
65 TBC 4386. quiver: [a] haonuolc no a henuogha doteilcthea
na saitheda soighed, TTebe 3770 . Seesaigetbolc.
pnIn nicknames: obsessioBuilg luatha`Sack of Ashes', RC
xvii 179.13 (Tig.).Domhnall . . . uí Dhalaigh da ngoirthi b. ¤
an dana(i.e.`the budget of poetry', n.), FM iv 780.11 . See
70 soláthar.
(b) belly,stomach: i mbulcc na péisti(=venter, Gloss.),
Aisl. Tund. 99 vii § 3 .ba mediter scabol tige a bolc fair(of
the Dagdae), RC xii 86 § 92. biaidh ríachtanas ar bh. ¤ =the
belly shall want
, Prov. xiii 25. a mbolag, Donl. 166.21 .mac
75í Bhriain ar a bh. ¤ `trampling on him', Content. xxvii 19.
secht mba . . . go linn-bolgaib lachtmara udders, ML² 35.
middle,centre:?no briste in gae ar bulg`on the centre(?),'
RC xiii 454 § 48 (cf. gae bolga?).ar bh. ¤ na bearnan(of a
battle)in the centre of the breach(?), Hackett² xliii 134.
80 (c) (smith's)bellows: bolcgl.follis, Sg. 37a2 .bolc sithe,
67a2 .airnissi in gobann . . .eter bulgu ┐ urddu, Rawl. 138a20 .
mar sigemnaig builg oc berbad míanaig, Thr. Ir. Gl. 36.30
(s.v. prúll).amal b. ¤ ngobenn, Ériu xvi 38 § 6 = Laws i 72.17
Comm. samalta re bolgaib sidi icc seited(of exertions of
85warriors), CCath. 5869. duine non-erba dia chruth / . . . /
is cosmail lem . . . / fri borrfad nō side builg, ZCP vi 267 § 9.
Ofmusical instruments: beola crot ┐ b. ¤ ┐ buinne bagpipes ,
RC xii 108 § 163. anuas bid a b. ¤ di suidiu(`concave wooden
part, the box or sounding-board
' of a harp, Meyer Contribb.
237 ), Hib. Min 1.22 .
5 (d) bubble: b. ¤ uisce, Corm. 6. na (= ina) builg nó na dluim
uisque, O'Dav. 259. ina mbolcaib corcardaib like crimson
bubbles
, Dinds. 59. da builg uaine inte i n-inber (sic leg.) Sab-
rainde(one of the wonders of the Island of Britain), Todd
Nenn. 114.5 . LBretnach 77.1 .ó bholgaibh tonn`from the
10heaving billows
' (Gloss.), Measgra D. 48.39 .Fig. a bh. ¤
fichigh fionnṡroth dtréan(to a prince), DDána 92.45 .
In phrasesb. ¤ fis,b. ¤ imbais bubbleofknowledge,inspiration
(see Mann. and Cust. ii 143 - 4 , Dinds. 59 , KMMisc. 193 ).
Nutsfrom the mysticalhazel-trees at theWell of Connla
15(forming `bubbles of knowledge' as they fell into the water)
were the source of thegiftofknowledgeandpoetic inspiration
attributed to some of the chief rivers of Ireland. See alsoeó
fis,s.v. ,, ands.v. bratán. Note alsob. ¤ gréine, glossing
imbus gréine, seeimbas: do sug na cnó . . . / dogniat na
20bolca im[b]ais, KMMisc. 194.14 . (of setting up a king)gur
thoghadar é i mbalg fhis`after prophetic inspiration',
Aithd. D. 4.2 .a shrutha, a bhuinne na mb. ¤ n-iomhais`of the
knowledge-bubbles
', 24.27 .balg fis na tarbha, DDána 83.11 .
buinne an bhailg fis, Content. xvi 79. léim tar (al, ar) boilg
25 of some feat ofnimblenessandagility . See Pokorny, ZCP
xi 194 - 5 , Bergin, Ériu xi 138 , O'Rahilly,xiii 164 (here
referred to2 b.seeinfra).léim ar bhailg (: tairg) is gan a
bloghadh`leaping on a bubble without breaking it', Ridgeway
Essays 326 § 30 (see Bergin,loc. cit.).builg .i. sithfe, ut est:
30léim tar builc .i. léim do thabairt dó tar builc in carpait bís
ina ladhair cin a brised over the boss(attached to a chariot-
shaft), ZCP xi 192.y .is lēim al boilcc (sic leg. ?) .i. suainem
tar blái foa ndichet carpat nó lēim dar ais dond aroid for
rith, O'Mulc. 759. teóra búada aradnachta forin n-araid . . .
35.i. léim dar boilg . . ., LU 6407 , this taken as2 b.at
MU² 251n. having meaningact ofleapingover achasm ,
TBC p. 360.2 .Cf. no linged dar bernadaib, LU 8932 ( FB 70 ).
(e) blister: `fearb' as ainm . . . do bhoilg can imshnim,
Met. Gl. 4.15 .arnaib bolcaib . . . .i. bolca finda són astoitis
40for corpaib innan doinegl.pro uesicis candentibus, Ml. 99a4 .
co ro imfuilngiter na bolga for a gruaidib iar mbreith na
claenbreth, Laws iv 16.6 Comm. leos .i. imdergad no leos
(.i. lesa,v.l.) .i. bolga . . ., O'Dav. 1154. Cf.compds.infra.
na drúith ┐ na glámma . . . go tócbaitís teora bolga bar a agid,
45 TBC 3019. no ássad bolgg corcra assa etun . . . co n-aprad-
som fri Conchobar: Mebais din boilgg innocht a Ch. (Bricriu),
TBC p. 892 n.4 .b. ¤ na dhíaigh ar míonb[h]un meóir(a colt),
Bard. Synt. Tr. 21.y . Note also:bradán as gach bailg don
iuchraidh` roe-corn ' (Gloss.), Measgra D. 61.13 .
50 (f) berry;bud: bolco . . . meit chend daini, Anecd. i 69 § 168
(ICM).araill dina bolgaib pods, ZCP xxx 137.39 (Alex.).
tibit fidraid .i. bolga in blatha`buds(?),' RC xxvi 32 § 152
and 33 n. 10 .cainnle na mbalg mbuan`the stalks that bear
the constant pods
', SG 245.41 . Various:b. ¤ belc(h)esee
55 belc(h)e.co curtar a mbolga for na srothaibh`husks' (of
hazel nuts), IT iii 195 § 35. seólaidh bhar mbolcca corra / go
borraibh loma Lochlann`hulls', Duan. Finn i xxix 3 .
(g) boss,ball: bopulsciath . . . cona deich findbolggaib
fichet findruine, LL 24892. sréin delinecha friu .i. bolga
60dergóir isindara liniu ┐ bolga airgit . . . isin líne aile, TFerbe
12 , 13 .go gcloich buabhaill, go mbuilg sréin, DDána 119.29 .
Compds. (a)With nouns:tar bolgonfad . . . blāithche
`swelling . . . waves', Aisl. MC 85.18 =tar bocanfad, 119.37 .
iar mbolc-bráen`after heavy showers', Stud. Hib. iv 74 § 77.
65 bolgdéra móra fola, LL 13823. boilgléasa` blisters ', Keat. iii
516 .bolg-medón`paunchy belly', Met. Dinds. iv 140.1 .do
forlionadh a bulgphocoide `pouch' (for gunpowder), Hugh
Roe 172.14 .etir . . . bogha ┐ bolgṡaighid, RC xviii 182.9
(Tig.).brec[h]tar-breacad do bolg-semannaib . . . fuirri`of
70bulging rivets
', CCath. 4723. fri gáith . . . n-errchaide im
bolg-s[h]liss Márta swelling side, Aisl. MC 63.9 .Nás na
mboilgṡreabh mbinn, DDána 68.12 .it é . . . bolcsróin with
distended nostrils
(horses), BDD² 464.
(b)With adjj.:conid tarla bolgḟáen`so that he was cast
75prostrate
', Táin 1648 .bliadain do Lorcan na long / diamair
is bolclan a bharr, BB 56b33 (=bocban a band, LL 4332 ).
bocnár(bolcnár,v.l.), LL 4292. cenéle dáileman: . . . bolc-
srónach brocóiti, Triads 231 .belremur bolcsuilech with pro-
truding eyes
, LU 8516 ( FB 37 ).bolccṡuilech, CCath. 4736.
80Seeferbolg,menbolg.

2 bolg n ā,f.(see Heldensage 114 n.2 and O'Rahilly,
Ériu xiii 163.4 . Acc. to Pokorny, ZCP xi 192 - 195 b. ¤ (bolc)`gap' is an
invention of glossators).Cf. 1 b. balg(bháoghail)f., IGT
Decl. § 39 (91.18) . gap,cleft: `b.' berna, Met. Gl. 9 § 5.
85 balg .i. bearna, O'Cl. For phr.léim tar boilgsee1 bolg.
?ní bhalg an tír tar a Tadhgaibh / gach Tadhg díbh dhá
targaidh techt, IGT Decl. ex. 1096.