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1 brága nearlierbrág(a)e t. Alsobráige. Laterf. g s. na
brághat , IGT Decl. § 11 (54.13) , see also formsbrágha bráighi
f.in IGTs.v. 2 brága. Latern s. brághaid, ZCP v 211.5
(Midn. Court).
80 I (a) neck,throat,gullet: brágegl.ceruix, Sg. 50a10 .braga
.i. bir-āga. Āige ainm bir. Nō bara āig í ar menci airlig na
bragad, Corm. Y 161. braighe no muinél, SG ii 473.43 .
to choise hi nglas, to braghat hi slabraith, Bürgschaft 23.4
(cf. Ériu xix 71 § 35 ).Morund nícon ruc breth cin sin ima
85braghuit`without . . . a chain around his neck', Laws i 24.25
Comm. gaī trīat brāgit . . . ro-loitt . . . féthi do brāgat, Sc.
M² 14. in chráeb . . . eter in ṁbrágit ┐ in n-agid, Fráech 202 .
ba gilithir snechta oenaidchi a brági ┐ a chnes, TFerbe 44 .
ór fo brāigtib, ZCP viii 302.28 .láma cáich dib dar brágait
a céli, PH 1697. íar nglenamain cnáma bratan in a bragit
5 when a salmon bone stuck in his throat, LU 4058. tachtad ar
brágtib, 2426 .ron tart a b. ¤ (: cána) his throat dried up,
LL 21168. bat itadaigh na braichti (braigde,v.l.), CCath.
2579. geal a bhrāighdhe bán a b[h]onn, KMMisc. 362.3 .
do-ratsat a lama tar braigit araile ┐ ro pocsat a cele, Grail
10 1094 .dod bhrághaid bháin, DDána 19.11 .an bhrágha dar
bhean a glas the neck she(sc.Mary)freed from chains, 7.10 .
atá do bhráighe mar thor ibhori, Cant. vii 4. dá nathair
nimhe . . . timchioll a brághad, Mac Aingil 2732 .
Of animals,etc. fo brágit cech eich, Fraech 28 .im braigit
15na cethra, Laws i 142.13 Comm. i mbrágtib na n-ocht mbiast
(of infernal monsters), LU 2156 ( FA 22 ).gabhus sí an mhuc
ar bhrághaid`by the neck', Oss. vi 142.21 .ar fairsinge a
bragat of its (a raven's) craw, O'Mulc. 122.
Fig.of persons:brágha chatha Choirrshléibhe`the van-
20guard of the troop of C.
', O'Hara 1472. (of a warrior)brágha
míonmhaicne Míleadh, DDána 73.36 .
Attrib.g s. huballbraiget ` Adam's apple,thyroid cartilage ',
Bretha 2A .Cf. ar mheall do bhrághad, Keat. Poems 1195.
fri huball brāgad in chon, TBC² 524. cnocc bráget see cnocc.
25anagaidh . . . tuitim an tsine Ṡeaain ┐ na cat mbraghat
quinsy(?), C iv 2,30vb17 (see Études Celt. iii 368 § 8 ).
esbada brágat, see1 esbaid.
Of other parts of the body:a cur a mbragaid an lésa neck
of the bladder
, O'Grady Cat. 272.9. do chuir an cenn ele don
30cengal ima bhraighid`across his chest', St. Ercuil 1961. le
himurcrachaib na sróna ┐ na bráighedh`of . . . the lungs—
the chest
' (Gloss.), Reg. San. 21 § ix .ra tescfaitis lim-sa
bráigte fer for bráigte fer`trunks of men', Táin 4708 . (in
rhet.)crennait brain braigte fer, 4603 .Hence by metonymy
35 body,person;life(?). In legal contexts: a feronn ria na
braighid, a braigh fa deoigh`his land (is forfeited) before his
neck, his neck last
', Laws iv 264.14 .Cf. a ferunn re na
braighe`before his person' (of the order in which distraint
is levied upon a debtor), ii 40.25 Comm. co tuctar [a lan] log
40a mbraigit doib dar a cenn(of selling misbegotten children),
iii 540.21 Comm. tri .xx. unga do or . . . ┐ lan logh braghad
in treas oeitire`full compensation for the life of', AU i 560.13 .
(b)Extended applications:gabul fo brāigit neck(of a
spear), Fing. R. 1011. a dhā c[h]raīsigh . . . co m[b]unc[h]-
45oraib óir deirg im a bhráighdib, ML² 1485. darsin mbragait
`over the neck' (of a harp), Lism.L. xiv 32 .braigit na linne
millrace , Todd Nenn. 200.5 . (of a sea strait)isin mbráighit
cumaing bui eiter in cuan ┐ in fairrgi, CCath. 1379. as don
fhocal ēns[h]iolla sin goirthear `bráighe' i.e.the monosyll.
50at the end of even lines in metre sédna, Graim. 3638. Innn.loc.see Hog. Onom. s. braig- , bragad , bragaid .
IIIn prepositional phrases.fo braigit na Samhna`at the
approach of
', ALC ii 134.6 .fa bhrághaid Mhathghamhna
in the presence of M., PCT 642. suidhe i dTeamhraigh 'na
55rígh fa bhrághaid Néill supplanting N. as king, Keat. ii 6263.
do thogair D. an mac do b'óige don dís teacht fá bhrághaid
a dhearbhráthar, 2841 .foesamh graid flatha tar braigit fini
to the prejudice of(?), Laws iv 208. 25 Comm. manab tar
braghait fine`against the will of', 288.21 Comm. gerruis
60clann R. an tslighe tar bhrághuid clann I.`made their way
in front of
. . .', Rel. Celt. ii 200.28 .tucastar . . . ceithri
coisceimenda dochum araile tar braigit na sleg past, Acall.
4734.
In phr.gaibid for (ar) brágait takes prisoner or captive
65(? lit.by the neck,cf. 2 brága): gabaid [Ísu Críst] for bragaid
Sattan, PH 3925. gabais ar braigtib eat uile`took them all
prisoners
', RC ix 16 § 6.
Compds. With adjj.Eochaid gunnat .i. Eochaid bragfhada,
SG ii 473.42 .an gruaidhghil bind brágaitghil, Ériu iv 214.8 .
70Assubst. an bhraighidgheal`the fair-breasted lady', E.
O'Rahilly 224.23.

2 brága n(development of1 brága. See O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 129 ,
O'Brien, Celtica iii 181 )brágha bráighi f., IGT Decl. § 131.
captive,prisoner;hostage: tucsat uile braigde ┐ eidire
75d'Eōgan, ML² 831. co ruc da bragaid o Thoirrdelbach, RC
xviii 174.35 (Tig.).a mbraigte do dithnacol (for thidnacol,
n.) . . . do ríg Connacht`hostages', Ann. Inisf. 1120.4 .
facbait tra bragait icon errig fri tidecht arís, LB 116a49 .
go dtugtha braighde dhó . . . res in chius hostages as
80security for . . . the tribute
, TFrag. 22.6 .gur' gab . . .
brage roboi for a cumairce Fechin, RC xii 346 § 41. for
iarraid na bragad,ibid. do iarraid na mbraighdedh, 330
§ 21 .ag so brágha dheit a Dhé`I surrender, God, to
Thee
', Dán Dé ix 1 .resin mbrághaid do bhí i láimh, DDána
85 7.12 .a bhráighe tá i dtor London, 63.1 .céidghin na braighde
do bhí san phríosún, Ex. xii 29. cuairt ag braighdibh`to
visit . . . the imprisoned', Donl. 196.1 .rug C. . . . / an liath-
róid . . . / mur bhrághuid ngill as a pledge, O'R. Poems 1163.
fuasccladh . . . asin mbrághait`to pay a ransom . . . on behalf
of the prisoner
', BNnÉ 88 § 186 .iomdha idh fón mbrághaid-
5sin, — / is brágha í dá-ríribh ! Dánta Gr. 13.20 .