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85 branán n o, [m.] (1 bran)name of principal piece in some board-
game(s) ; common as laudatory epithet for achief,hero,etc.
See Mac White, Éigse v 25 ff .; TD ii 198 - 9 :clár nocha bí gan
bh., / ní bhí ál gan uachtarán`there is no chessboard without
a king
', Studies 1924, 243 § 15 , Dánfhocail 108 .Tomaltach . .
en branan Cloinne Maolruanaidh, FM iii 150.2 fian ghall
5do ghuin ar mbranáin, Misc. Celt. Soc. 150.15 .a bhranáin
óir os ḟidhchill(to a prince), TD 2.7 .trí branáin chláir na
cruinne(of the Trinity), DDána 9.2 .a bhranáin Chruachan
Connocht(to an archbishop), 90.13 .a bhranáin uaisle his
nobles
, 97.15 .b. ¤ branduibh, Keat. Poems 1450.

10 1 branar n(1 bran) :b. ¤ ag déanamh béile air ablach` ravens ',
E. O'Rahilly (1900) 270.11 .

2 branar n(cf.We.bra(e)nar; see Stokes, KZ xli 382 )b. ¤ m. g s.
-air, IGT Decl. § 11 (54.13) fallow land; act oftilling,preparing
(land for new crop) : gan do bhuain, nó do bh. ¤ ar a uídh
15 neither reaping nor preparing for tillage, FM v 1782.24 .
fearann branair`fallow (sic leg.) empty ground', Eg. Gl. 336.
gan ghort ní dual deaghbh.`every good lea must be ploughed',
Aithd. D. 65.29 .treabh go tarbhach b. ¤ samhraidh na subháil-
ceadh` fallow-field ' (Vocab.), TSh. 6938. i n-am branair is
20móna`in time of fallow', E. O'Rahilly 184.18. Fig. téid
naonbhar ban dá bh. ¤ , / d'aindeithbhir lé apghaghadh(of the
bringing up of Hercules), TD 13.38 .ag óigh do bhaoi ga bh. ¤ ,
DDána 48.23 .do bhí a bheatha da bh. ¤ `twas his life prepared
the soil
', Arch. Hib. i 96 § xi .b. ¤ álaidh troighigh thinn `lea'
25(ofChristand His wounds), Aithd. D. 66.29 . Note also
(fig.) :is mo dhearca dá bh. ¤ do-ghnídh dearg an tuar sin(of
tears ?) Keat. Poems 1428.

branchus n(Lat. (Gk.) loan-word) : raucedines et grauedines. . .
.i. . . . b. ¤ no corysa is na seandáoinibh hoarseness , 23 K 42,
30 22.17 . tusses, fauces. . . .i. cosachtach, ┐ b. ¤ coughing and sore
throats(caused by north wind), 28.z.

1 branda adj[io, iā] (1 bran) :brandæ .i. fiachda ar duibe ┐ scothim
raven-like for blackness and tearing apart, Corm. 6 s.v. bran.
B. na f.:gur brana brū na heala (.i. dath fiaich for eala),
35 ZCP xii 361.2 .

2 branda n(Engl. loanword) :b. ¤ ` brandy ', E. O'Rahilly 112.18.

brandaigecht n[ā,f.](cf. brandub,branán)(playing) aboard-
game: dobered [Lóeg] leth brandaigechta ┐ fi[d]chillachta
fora thigerna`he used to win every other game of `brandub' . . .
40from his master
' (Faraday), TBC² 2327 = ZCP x 279.2 .
incoiscithur do . . . brannuighecht ┐ diubrugudh ┐ fichillucht
(accomplishments taught to anaire's son during fosterage),
Laws ii 154.6 Comm. fithceallucht ┐ brannuidecht, 156.28
Comm.

45 brandub n o(appar.1 bran+dub)brandubh(brandamh,
brannamh,v.ll.)m., IGT Decl. § 11 (54.13) .Name of a
board-game(associated withfidchellandbúanfach), see
Zimmer, KZ xxx 79 , TD ii 198 - 199 , MacWhite, Éigse v 29f .
(`clearly modern chess' in TSh. 852 ff .,ibid.), seebranán.b. ¤ .i.
50bro ḟind ann ┐ bro dub nó b. ¤ .i. a dub fora broin (ed. broin[n]),
Lec. Gl. 204. luis .i. lam, ut est luis fir fora mbrandubh
decraiter, O'Dav. 1158. búaid fidchilli ┐ branduib`the gift
of playing b.
' (among Cú Ch. 's gifts), Táin 550 .ic imbirt b. ¤
┐ ḟidchell, 745 .imbert b. ¤ ┐ búanbaig ┐ fithchille`back-
55gammon and draughts and chess
', RC xiii 442 § 17. ór corcra
ar chlár a mbrannaimh, DDána 100.17 .Fig. bearta brannaimh
na beatha agá n-imirt leó, TSh. 859. Of the board,
thepieces: b. ¤ ┐ fi[d]chell`chessmen and chessboards' ( Corm.
Tr. 129 ), Thr. Ir. Gl. 34 s.v. orc tréith.etir . . . fidhcill ┐
60brandam`draughtboards, and draughtmen' (a king's
treasures), RC xviii 182.8 (Tig.).ata mo b. ¤ . . . / cuiciur airgit
gil can glór / ┐ ochtur do dergór, Acall. 3949. coic ḟidchella ┐
u. branduib, LL 7277. la fichit b. ¤ brecboirdnech, 7284 .go
n-a brannuibh déad, Ériu i 95.4 .bhar mbrannaimh / . . . do
65chéadarraibh, DDána 74.48 ` draughtsmen ', Ir. Monthly
1919, 342 § 48 . SeeF 256.32.Fig. imirt ar ghuin ghall-
bhrannuibh`playing for a check at foreign chessmen', Misc.
Celt. Soc. 150.14 .

1 brann xseeprand.

70 2 brann n(Stokes comparesbronn g s.ofbrú, Met. Gl. 50 )
woman: `b.' ben, Met. Gl. 32 § 8 ,brand .i. bean, Lec. Gl.
M 309. braind (.i. mna), Auraic. 5425. Tadhg ┐ cáidh-Conn /
nach scarfadh re saigh na mbrand`from running after the
women
', O'Gr. Cat. 129.10.

75 3 brann n(OE loanword)(fire)brand: brand .i. aithinde, Corm.
Y 105. b. ¤ .i. athainne teineadh, O'Cl.

? 4 brann: x b. ¤ (glossedsætech), Auraic. 5937. Cf. 3 brann.

brannam(-ab) xseebrandub.

branndán: n blogh dom b. ¤ bheith fá mhoghaibh a portion of my
80 torture , Ó Bruad. iii 202.13 .

brannrad n m.(MEbrandreth, Bidrag 121 )brannradh m. g s.
-aidh, IGT Decl. § 11 (55.4) . grid-iron,trivet,pot-oven:
sreth bagún is b. ¤ `of . . . trivets', Studies 1920, 417.34 .mar
bhranradh críadh=like a potsherd, Prov. xxvi 23 (1827) .
85 b. ¤ `atraporsnare,stocks,gibbet,pillory ', P. O'C.

braracht n expld. asbirth: b. ¤ .i. breath .i. partus, Thr. Ir. Gl. 7.