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1 brá n f.orig.brú u, Thurn. Gramm. § 310 , § 314 . Later also
70 braí,bráe(originating in later attested nom. pl. or du., see
O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 216 n.2 ),bla. Later withdentalinflexion
in pl., and note LU 10226 cited below.n du. díbrói , TBC² 30.
dábrái , TTr.² 363. a du. dabru , Ériu xx 26.3 ( Bretha 5 ),
dabra(.i. dabrae , n. 1), 26 ( 8 ).g du. dabrúad , LU 10226.
75 n p. brai(: taí), LU 10849. d p. brúaib, LL 13910.
Eyebrow;brow(later with pl. used assg.): ciscilium.i. bræ
.i.cíliumciumais in bræ, Lib. Hymn 10.54 .nam brai mala
dicitur , Cóir Anm. 190 =bra. . . ., BB 251a11 .`bra' (brá,
bla,v.ll.) ┐ `laba' nach gnath gairm, / don mhalaigh is dá
80senainm, Met. Gl. 16 § 39. bra no brai .i. mala dí bhra dhubha
.i. da mhalaigh dhubha, O'Cl. fuil iter da bra ┐ a folt (.i. a fuil
d'fertain iter a da bra .i. iter in mbrae ┐ in folt, n.2), Bretha 23
(42.5).mat is bra`below the brow',ibid.(42.8).cechtarde a da
brúad each of his eyebrows, LU 9273 ( Anecd. iii 50.17 and n.
8529 ).dubidir ri bran a brae (: gae), LL 6390 =a brai, 380b35 .
dorat B. . . . / . . . sirgrád / do Choin Culaind co mbroí bailc,
22170 = Met. Dinds. iv 180.3 (bru,brae,blai,v.ll.).abrait
duib . . . / ┐ da brai doirchidi, YBL 127b27 ( Festschr. Stokes
3 § 3 ).dā brā dóile dúbgorma ōsna rosca, Aisl. MC 97.11 .
braoi dhubh, Dánta Gr. 20.21 .éadan fairsing fa fearamhail
5braoithe, Keat. Poems 881. go a braoi to her brow, Hackett²
li 27 .a bhraoithe seanga, cearta, caola, E. O'Rahilly 150.8.
Compds.isé bailc brádorcha, MU² 643. in fer bec brádub
(.i. malachdub), LL 34978 ( MU² 555n .).rop é m'ainm . . . /
in brádub (: ṡárgud) the black-browed, Met. Dinds. iv 332.22 .

10 2 br xsee2 blaí.

? bráa: n ni uia an Bhreifne gan bh. ¤ .i. mhaith, Hard. ii 302.5 .

1 brab n m.(prob. late Lat.brabeum, -dium.Lat.bravium, PH
Gloss.s.v. braff .) prize(?),supremacy;superlativeness: b. ¤ .i.
bárr néithe`the top or point of a thing', P. O'C. co ro-
15foruaslaigthi sollsi in lai dar dorca na hoidhche, ┐ co ruca
braff fuineta di so that it may be able to carry off the supremacy
at sunset
(i.e.of days becoming longer after the vernal
equinox), PH 3513 (`shortness'). Gramm.formoulad .i.
molad for molad reimhtechtach .i. brabh for in mbrabh
20toisiuch .i. superlait, Auraic. 3361 - 3362 .
Compds.bec brab-beirius comparit, mor brab-beirius
superlait the comparative expresses a small superiority, the
superlative a great one
, Auraic. 3329 (prabh-beres . . . brab-
beres,v.l.).brabluaisc .i. folt,ut dicitur: forfagaib brabluaisc
25in Lēith Machæ, O'Mulc. 192 =bradhluaisc, H.3.18, slip
betweenp. 70 and 71 .

2 brab xseebreib,brib(b).

brabach n(with unlen.-b-)o,m.(cf. 2 brab?)b. ¤ ` advantageor
benefitgained by anything', P. O'C. glacadh áointighe do
30chum brabaigh=to receaue any house to hire, RSClára 107b.
See Dinn.

brac n[ā,f.] alsobrach(Lat.bracchium, Met. Gl. 50 , Corm.
Tr. 27 ).Expld. asarm,hand: b. ¤ .i. lāmh, Corm. Y 192 , Lec.
Gl. 159 , 505 , O'Cl. `b.' (brach,v.l.) lamh, Met. Gl. 32 § 8. ,
35(B. na f.)adam braicc (: airm) (.i. adám lám, Ériu i 72 § 2 ),
LL 29421 and note h.don luirg (.i. don mnái) sin bhís fot
brac[ai]b (.i. fod lámaibh), H. 3.18,642 marg. sup.?dá
braici . . . do sinsnath` leggings ', CCath. 4462. Seebracann,
braccaille,braiccín.

40 bracann n(brac)expld. asglove: bracand .i. lāmand, Corm. Y
193 , Corm. Tr. 27 (` sleeve(?)').

braccaille n(brac+1 caille)expld. ascoveringfor the hand,
glove: braccille bracc (.i.) lam ┐ cáil coimét .i. lámand, Corm.
Corm. Y 123. broc a braca .i. cumbair ēteg,undebracille,
45 O'Mulc. 165.

? braccrad n(cf. brac) sleeves(?): b. ¤ abracca (leg. brachio , n.8)
.i. ōn lāim, O'Mulc. 177 (leg. brachtrad(` drawers ?'),
Index).Cf. brachtrad a braca, 127 . See Meyer Contribb. 243.

brách xseebráth.

50 1 bracht n(see RC xxxviii 306 )expld. asjuice,grease,fat;pith;
substance: b. ¤ din enim nomen béoil vocatur, Corm. 3 , Corm.
Y 42 , O'Dav. 203. b. ¤ .i. bel, b. ¤ .i. sustaint, O'C. 971 ( H. 3.18,
416 ).b. ¤ .i. sugh no sésur, O'Cl. b. ¤ cu feic .i. saill furri corrici
a fiacail(of a pig?) (B. na f.), LL 29400 ( IT i 162.6 ).rota cen
55b. mbal-glain, / 's é lacht rodasurmaid` fatness ', Met. Dinds.
iii 220.3 .conberbar b. ¤ . . . / feisi cen lacht, mennan . . .,
O'Dav. 1026 (= Laws i 140.36 Comm. ).Fig. b. ¤ fogluma
oill-[ḟ]easa` pith ', Laws v 96.18 Comm. Seeanfobracht.

2 bracht n expld. asbreaking;cutting(?);breach,gap(?): b. ¤ .i.
60brisedh. b. ¤ .i. bel, O'C. 971.14 , z (H. 3.18, 416).b. ¤ [.i.]
briseadh, Lec. Gl. 323, M 136 .b. ¤ .i. buain, 559, M 353 .

3 bracht xseebrecht.

brachtach adj o, ā(1 bracht):ní dlig comraind curadmír / ferba
(.i. bó) brachtchi (.i. methi) brothlochi(rhet.)of a fat roasted
65cow
, LU 8886 ( FB 68 ).

bradóg n[f.] (2 brat?):[an]bh. (of a dissolute woman), Mac
Aingil 1617 ` wench ', Gloss.

bráe xsee1 brá.

bráel: n bræl .i. brat`pallium', Goid. 75 § 30 (Dúil Laithne).

70 1 bráen n o,m. rain,moisture,drop(s): braen aimsiregl.imber,
Ir. Gl. 1048. amal bróin nailgen sniges hi cnaigl.pluia(sic)
`as the gentle rain that droppeth into a fleece', Ml. 89c15 .ar
bíaid in teni sin amal bróen n-áilgen dona náemaib, LU 2505.
biaid . . . amal braen cennais n-áilgen do na noemaib it
75(sc.the fire of doom) shall be like gentle pleasant rain
, PH
3620. bróen ┐ fliuchaidatu, Thes. ii 12.30 (BCr.).fo bróenaib
(: nóebaib)`in showers' (of tears), Fél. Ep. 346. co Ross
ṁBrocc na mbróen, LL 38026. drúcht is b. ¤ is céo(contrast
to flood, wind and snow), Airne F. 375. dech do ṡínaib
80ceo / ferr a brathair bróen shower , LL 345a15 .braen fleochaid
` rain-water ', RC xxvi 164 § 54. ro ceilsit na neoill a mbraonu,
St. Ercuil 436. braon trom, O'Hara 4053. gort i mbráen
mbelltaini in a May shower, Arch. iii 238 § 5 ( Aithd. D. 80 ).
braen in feir dew, ZCP xxx 143.14 .amhail bráon buicéid=
85 drop, Is. xl 15.
Various extended applications:atlochor braen batis báin
water of fair baptism, LU 2998 = SG 235.16 .cuisni bráoin,
IGT Decl. ex. 26. na braoin mheala, TSh. 590. (of a magic
potion?)atṡníasat a neimhe ┐ a mbraona for cúlu may they
(sc.wizards,etc.) pour away (?) their poisons and drops
,
5 ZCP vi 258.22 .brōen fīona fīradbail(a saint), Arch. iii 219.
26 .braín na fola ferais uadhaib the drops of blood,
Snedg. u. Mac R. 11.3 .bid imda bróen dérg tairse innocht ar dorus
brudne, LU 7340 (BDD).gae . . . co mbráen fola dara
faebor, LL 11876 (TBC).comdar lána na linde / do bráinib
10(bruindib,v.l.) a n-inchinde`of spatterings of their brains'
(=do maithlaib uilc inchinni, LL 27217 ), Met. Dinds. iii 82.4 .
dá-leichthi aen-bráen de (i.e.do bréntus ifrinn) fán doman one
whiff
, RC xxiv 381.29 .Fig. o braen a forcetuil`by the rain
of his teaching
', Lism. L. 2460. o blaisfidid don braen do
15neoch dober slainti doib, YBL 151b10 .braon do rath Dé
dá díon, Dán Dé ii 16 .braon aithrighe, DDána 39.16 .
F. . . . firfes bróen fingaile for a brāithri, ZCP xii 235 § 52.
braon báis ┐ beag-shaoghail a draught of death, ITS i 190.10 .
Compds. With nouns:in bile os braonaibnibh, ZCP viii
20203.17 .cnuic toghta braoinindsi Bregh of the dewy isle of B.,
ZCP ii 334.6 .ar bhraoinlios Bhreagh`dewy rampart',
TD 7.29 .bróintatalcdaidgl.Mulciber`shower-softener', Sg.
64a13 .fo braenbuada, iar mbraenchath victorious in the
shedding of their blood
, SR 442. fer borb bertas bróengó,
25 MU² 486. With adj.:brōenderc(brónderg,pronderg,v.ll.)
` blood-reddened ' (n. 39), Sc. M.² 21h . With adj. derived from
noun:co cléith brogtha bróen-uillig(mbraonbhuilligh,v.l.)
`of dripping edges', Met. Dinds. iii 234.10 .