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bras adj o, ā.Of personsforward,boastful,defiant. In other
contexts more vaguelygreat,forceful,violent, etc. Of sounds
strident: a piana it brassa, Fél.² Prol. 75. no sirfed in Cú in
m[b]ith mb. ¤ , LU 3554 ( SC 29 ).brogach, b. ¤ / tir . . ., SR 977.
5 lasaid fót fondbras (sic leg.) . . . fóa cruib(rhet.), LU 8661
( FB 49 ).do barr bude brass`your thick yellow hair',
Táin 3474 .Nombith(pl.)brais fierce(?) N., Auraic. 2537. siriti b. ¤
birda(Medb of Cú Chulainn), TBC² 1706. brassa airnadma
`quick to engage', Tec. Corm. § 16.26 .re dainibh bhrasa
10=cum . . . procacibus, ITS xxix 130.26 . Of voice,etc.:b. ¤
gac greadhanglór, LL 395a9 ( Met. Gl. 9. 6 ).fogur b. ¤ a
gotha`strident sound', TTebe 2011 .Cf. fogur bres, 2607 ,
3995 .glór b. ¤ `loud voice', Dán Dé xxix 5 .co cáintech b. ¤ ,
ZCP vi 271.24 .an gealladh b. ¤ `rash promise', Aithd. D. 7.22 .
15Often alliterating or otherwise metrically fixed with
resulting reduction in real meaning:cethri chet bliadna
brassa . . ., LL 2654. mar ḟúarus a mbunad mbrass, / a
ndúalus, a ndind-ṡenchas`their high origin',
Met. Dinds. iii 284.7 .a Tur Bregoin brais, LL 989. buidne brasa`eager
20hosts
', Ériu iv 138.13 .dreach bh. ¤ , DDána 73.26 .tré
breithir mbrais` boastful ', Lism L. 2121.
Note:do-raduis ór ar shōrt sdāin bhrais, O'R. Poems 3237
(perh. Engl.brass , Gloss.).
Compar.assuperl. is tú is brassi for domon`you are the
25most boastful man on earth
', Táin 2995 .
Asadv. iar mbeim cluig cailleach co b. ¤ , Anecd. i 51.12 .
Assubst. tíagait ria ríagaib in braiss mórmenmnaig(rhet.),
LU 5472 (TBC).éslessach cech brass`every big talker is
neglectful
', Tec. Corm. § 15.27 .a bhrais bhréagaigh, DDána
30 50.13 .b. ¤ .i. brég, O'Cl.
In chevilles:bladmar, brass, SR 29. ní bág b. ¤ `no rash
boast
', Met. Dinds. iii 78.7 .nī brīathar b. ¤ , ZCP viii 119 § 43.
Compds. With noun :būadach brasgein, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i
42 § 43.With adjj.Congalach cond mBregh mbrasglan,
35 FM ii 652.21 .ceann an mharcshluaigh bhrasluaith bhíodhg-
tha, Hackett xxxix 116 .brasach .i. bras-ōach .i. ōa mōra
let[h]na le with large ears, O'Mulc. 190. badhgaire brasráitteach,
TSh. 1720. a treide ṁban ṁbrassalach shamelessly
lewd
(of wives of the Tromdám), LL 3439. is de atá scél Sceóil
40ar bá brasscelach side a great storyteller(?), LU 10146.

brás n=prás:ceithri leoman do brās`of giltbrass ', Fl. Earls
218.21 .

1 brasach x=braisech?b. ¤ .i. blathach, Goid. 76 § 100 (Dúil
Laithne).

45 ? 2 brasach xsee underbrascompds.

brásáil n(Engl. loanword):brāsāil do thabhairt do 'chéile
neamhdha( =amplexus, Gloss.), An Bheatha Dhiadha
(ed. Ó Fachtna, 1967)7244 .

brasairecht n(bras) talkativeness,loquaciousness: bedaidhecht b. ¤
50búird`parasitic table-talk', O'Gr. Cat. 556.15.

brásálaid v(brásáil) :brásálmaoid (prásalaimís,v.l.) an char-
thann[acht .i.] grádh Dé let us embrace , Párl. na mBan 1478 .

brasc x=brosc?brisc b. ¤ , LL 3505.

brasta x=bras:Eoropa b. ¤ (blasta, LL 16352 )co mblaid, Rawl.
55 78b14 , PRIA xvi (1884) 242.88 n .

1 brat nus. asā,f.Later alsobroit.a pl. braite, Alex. 939.
broiti, ML² 311 (if form is genuine).broid f., IGT Decl. § 14
(69.3) .brad m.(g s.,n pl. -id,-da), § 38 (87.18) . See O'Rahilly
Ériu xiii 169.
60 (a) act ofplundering,robbing;spoil,plunder,robbery;
captive(s) as spoil: amal dundgniat geinti dinaib brataib
bertae`of the spoils', Ml. 63c18 .gat ┐ b. ¤ ┐ guin daíne,
BDD² 193. ic brait, ic borbgail, / ic slait ┐ ic sír-orgain, Met.
Dinds. iii 276.8 .a bhaclaig bāin imm brait on theft intent,
65 Bruchst. 27 § 59. ar bradaibh na mbercc / rom-ain Íosa ard
`against the ravages of the plunderers', Ériu iv 236.7 .co
rugsat as a seoda . . . ┐ a brata`spoils', CS 206.9 .rorannsatt
etarru in mbrait`the booty', TTr.² 168. ic roind na broiti,
Ériu ii 20 § 3. berar . . . nas dáer na braiti those of the captives
70who are servile (in status
), TBC 1696. do thriomsuigheadar a
mbruid ┐ a mbótháinte leó`captives', ML 24.3 .siar ruc
Midir in mbrait (: slait) báin`the fair captives', Met. Dinds.
iii 350.33 .broid mhór do mhnáibh do bhreith leo,
FM i 430.10 =praed mor, AU i 312.17 .b. ¤ (: lat) ar n-erghe a
75hainbfine, Prolegomena 42 § 2 .
As defininggen. d'á breisimbruide by his overpowering
onslaught
, MR 292.4 .mna brodi, O'Gr. Cat. 12.5.
Legal presum.robberybyviolenceoft. coupled withgat
presum. robbery bystealth ,cf.ex. BDD² 193 above:fir ithus
80gait ┐ brait`of a man who eats (the gains of) theft and robbery'
(not entitled todíre,etc.), Laws v 168.11 .cipe dib do ni gait ┐
brait, 54.23 Comm. nach athgabail do berur fri gait ┐ braitt
7rl. .i. . . . do gaduib . . . do braduib, 226.6 , 7 Comm.
(b) captivity,bondage: bruid, bráighdeanas, daoirsi, Eg.
85Gl. 57. cenél na pagán nobbérat i mbrataib as bar tírib
`into bondage', Ériu ii 196 § 10. cor muidh forsna Gallu ┐ co
tuctha iat fén a mbruit, RC xvii 361.17 (Tig.).co brait
ṁBabilōin until the Babylonian captivity, ZCP iii 18.16 .ba sí
bruit Babilone na hErenn . . . ba tanaisti na (no,MS.) bruiti
ifirn, RC xvii 342.1 , 2 (Tig.). CS 226.20 .an inghean d'ḟagháil
5bhroide the fact that the woman was in prison, DDána 37.8 .
(c) In classical lang. in generalized sensebondage,affliction,
hardship: an bhraid-sin nochar bheag dí` grief ', Dán Dé ii 23 .
na bhrad do bí ar in mnaísi, IGT Decl. ex. 1030. broid ar
nach faghar faichill`adefeat ', Aithd. D. 50.14 .fúaradar
10uaithe broid`suffered hardships' (from the attack of a
serpent), Duan. Finn i 79.4 .
In chevilles:truagh an bhrad, Dán Dé xv 4 .anba an
bhroid(of an injury to the foot), Keat. iii 370.
Compds. With nouns:berait bratgabhail moir do ḟeraibh
15et mnaibh leo, Anecd. ii 15.14 .dobeir . . . bratgaisced a
muntiri leis he brings the weapons of his companions as spoil
(`Beuterüsting', Wortk. 1 ), LU 8882 ( FB 67 ).
With adjj. :amus bratbertach, Dinds. 1 ( RC xv 281 § 8 ).
(?)ós Bregmaig bratrūaid`B. of stout forays', Arch. Hib. ii
2093 § 14.