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brécán n m.(bréc) plaything,toy: bréagáin bheaga shoghluaiste
an tsaoghail se the trifling toys of this world, TSh. 7082.
múirnín mic . . . dá dtugadh an bráthair breugáin go minic,
Eochairsg. 62.27 .dóigh is bréagán bantrachta`the darling
5of women-folk
', Ó Bruad. iii 54.4 .

brécánta adj(brécán):béarla breaganta beoiltirim` simpering
English tongue', Ó Bruad. iii 88.z .

1 brecc adj o, ā speckled,spotted;variegated;patterned,ornamented:
aladh .i. breac, O'Cl. cuirither iasg ṁb. mbedg(MS), Ériu
10 xxii 42 § 9 and 48 n. 4h .ernail dhatha . . . etir brec ┐
dond ┐ alad ┐ rúad, TTr.² 881. tri datha na hec[se] . . . b. ¤ ┐
fochanar, Auraic. 5249 speckled (raiment), see Thurn. ZCP
xvii 291.16 .i fil ilmíli mbrec mban of women (in) variegated
(dress)
, Im. Brain 19. cochléne breccai plaid(?)capes,
15 BDD² 1204. cet d'étach gach dadha bricc, IT i 125.15 ( TE
Eg.10 ).bróca brecca bernacha, Todd Lect. vi 60 § 80. écne
b. ¤ , Im. Brain 54. ní sladar iasc mbrec for ganim deirg
(rhet.), LU 8651. nathir bémnech b. ¤ `speckled snake', Thes.
ii 327.18 (Hy.v).graig ngabor nglas, brec a mong, LU 3692
20( SC 33.19 ).daim breca brindled(?) oxen, Trip. 176.15 .na
heich breca dappled , Celtica ii 42.32 .a chuilim bhric tig ón
Spáin`pied dove', KMMisc. 50.2 .ro brecad do semannaib
findruine conid brec(sc.a shield named Briccriu), BDD² 976.
ba b. ¤ do imdornchoraib na claideb n-orduirn`speckled with
25the hilts of the gold-hilted swords
', Ériu iv 26.26 .go frith-
athartaib óir bricc friu anechtair with rack-clasps (?) of
patterned (?) gold
(of scabbards), LL 11193 (TBC).bruiden
brec bélfhairsiuṅg, MU² 203. d'aebind bricc of speckled
ebony
, Alex. 593. mo lebrán brec`with chequered page', SG
30 56.32 .na Banba bricce`of many-coloured B.', Arch. Hib.
ii 82 § 1. ós Bōin[d] bricc` sparkling ', 92 § 3 .sduadh bhreac
dhealbhach um an ndún, DDána 119.17 .san gcrann mbrioc
(: riot) on the stained (?) Cross, Aithd. D. 86.11 (cf. A. Ó
Dálaigh xxvi 4 ).gur bhó breac ó corpaibh daoíne an tulach,
35 FM v 1784.23 . cardo benedicta.i. an fuafannan breac
`speckled thistle' (Gloss.), Arch. i 326.36 . SeeG 37.36.
Assubst. fex olei.i. aní imbi brec specks(?), O'Mulc. 42.
adberar an Bhrec fría, ó comhmbrecadh taisedh na naomh ┐
na naomh-ogh a n-áoinfeacht . . . innte(a reliquary), BNnÉ
40 266 § 232 . ?rop ecem secc da selbaib / in b. ¤ asin b. ¤ Temraig,
LL 376a46 .brec mor `great dotting' (a form ofOgham
alphabet), Auraic. 6010. rand[aigecht] bec mor andso ocna
filedhaibh . . . carrdechnaid vero acna druthaibh . . . ┐ is edh
on a b. ¤ that is its diversified form(?), IT iii 86 § 86. Cf. § 85.
45As epithet inn. pr.:féil Chóemáin Bricc, Fél. Sept. 14.
?innisios fer brec nach beo, SG 362.7 . Appar.n. pr. m.:
co B., Táin 4074 .
Compds. With nouns.Símón B. . . . brecc-ainech robhoí
` freckle-faced ', Cóir Anm. 85. breccbardne(name of a metre),
50 IT iii 43 § 54 , Murphy Metrics 64 § 59 (see p. 84).brig
bladmar, bruthmar, breccbárc, SR 2642. in Bhreac-bhárc .i.
lung Fhinn mheic Cumhaill, Leabh. ó Láimhsgr. xvi 1046 .
breac-bhriathra . . . / glac íad`verses?' (to a patroness),
O'R. Poems 3339 and Gloss.bairghean, breac-cháca (breach
55cháca, MS.) beg éattrom`a loaf or little light Ceak', Eg. Gl. 8.
Cf. bairghean breac` barnbrack ' (`barm-'), Dinneen .do
butainte brecdatha .i. co ndathaibh éccsamhla, Leb. Gab.
30.13 .meic Blait breacduirn, Acall. 2355. dá breclamainn
`speckled gauntlets', CCath. 4675. delg óir . . . / i n-óe cecha
60breclenni, LU 3709 ( SC 33.27 ).co rainig . . . in breacmacraid
(brecmac rig,v.l.) thiri Armenia the motley youth, RC xx 430.3 .
breic-mhias an mheasraidh, TSh. 905. ós breac-mhoigh
Éireann, Content. xxx 21. .x. mbrait mbreccphupaill .i.
pupaill cacha datha, Ériu ii 4.17 .breacṡolas`the morning
65or eveningtwilight ', P. O'C. robrāth na breictheinedh
blazing fire, ZCP viii 211.28 .fleadh bhreacthruaille beann
`ornamented sides of goblets', Magauran 421 .
With adjj.brecc-aladh piebald , RC xlvi 230.25 .meic
borrthoraid brec-bāin, Aisl. MC 33.14 .os Banba brecbuic,
70 MacCarthy 184.10 .panathir breccborr huge spotted panther,
Rawl. 78a19 .di sciathaib . . .bána breccbudi` yellow-
spotted ', TTr. 1403. geabhuidh lamhuinn mbreacchuir
mbláith, KMMisc. 170 § 12. lis ballach breicderg, Acall. 2738.
Brec-derg(name of a drinking-horn), 157 .da sheir birrdha
75brecduba, RC xiii 5.10 .a barr bre[c]glas, Hail Brigit 20 .
dá ech . . . brecglassa, LU 8591 ( FB 45 ).gusan mbrúgh
mbraenach mbrecṡolus` light-bespeckled ', Ériu iii 162 § 16.
ra beind breccsholais búabaill, MU² 230.
With adjj. formed from nouns.mergeda . . . a . . . breac-
80amlacha`variegated (and) emblematic', Marco P. 61. medon
fethech brecbaindech`spotted with pustules', RC xxiv 196 § 11.
la fichit brandub brecboirdnech, LL 7285. brat breicbreidech,
RC xxi 398 § 33. da n-ocht ṁbliadan brecbuidnech varied
and crowded years
, LL 14958. o earradhaibh breac-dathacha
85a banntrachta, ML 38.22 .amail buinne . . . mbreachlasrach
with motley flashes, CF 774. brat breclígda immi`of varied
hues
' (Gloss.), BDD² 1165. gus an mbuinde . . . mbrec-
linnteach mBuada, MR 104.8 (2 brecc?).sluagh . . . breac-
meirgeach with many-coloured standards, MR 214.y .bloisc-
bem brecthentech, Lec. 171 ra26 (brēicthinntech, ZCP viii
5§ 38).
?cumasc slaite breaclíte ┐ lethrannaigechta moire, BB
291a34 =cumasc slaiti brecht,etc., IT iii 84 § 71.
Innn. loc.in compds. see Hog. Onom.