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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.

2 brecc o,m. subst.use of1 brecc,lit.speckled one, a small
10 fish, usu. translatedtrout (cf.Hib. Lat.bricius`a fish, a kind
of trout
' c. 1200, Med. Lat. Word-list from British and Irish
Sources, J. H. Baxter and C. Johnson).breac`a trout . . .
spot-fish, so called, because it is spotted
', P. O'C. ?he b. ¤
baoi i mBóinn(Colum Cille), TFrag. 10.7 , seeE 6. 24-5
15 bratā[i]n pric (: tric)`trout', K. and H. 18. do bhric ód
bruachaib amach, SG 96.15 .Bledh iat ┐ Blodh ina mbreac-
oib Boinne, Dinds. 66. breac ar sruth, Oss. iv 42.8 .iasccach
┐ bric ciordubha`coal-black trouts' (sic), FM i 510.2 .dearc-
ain donna / ar breacaib srotha ac saigdeóracht, IGT Decl.
20ex. 266. gidh beac an breac bís fan lin, 525 .fuilngidh
breac acras ar édtráigh, 1021 .brec marb`a dead trout',
BCC 57. b. ¤ dubáin, seedubán.

breccach adj o, ā(2 brecc) aboundingintrout: na sruth mbreacach
mbradánach, DDána 66.4 .'gun Múaidh mbreacaigh ealaigh,
25 KMMisc. 170 § 18.

breccad n[u,m.]vn.ofbreccaid.act ofspeckling,chequering,
causing to beflecked: bocad ┐ brecadh ┐ fige `mixing' (of wool),
Laws i 152.5 Comm. , ` colouring ', Mann. and Cust. iii 115.24
and n. 83 ( Harl. 432,10a ).brecaid(readbreccad)ētaig 'na
30plaid dress (?) in his reign(of Fland Sindae), ZCP xii 235
§ 52 .oiread an phaspuirt re breacadh ní fhuarasa`by my
writing
', Ó Bruad. iii 178.20 .ic breacad . . . anair do`n la
lán-soluis` streaking ', MR 112.5 nach fán breacadh do rinnis
gach drochghníomh dá ndernuis at day-break(?),
35 RC xxiii 8.11 .ag so an breacadh san bhagar / bhar bhfeacadh má
fuaradar the brighter side of the threat(?), DDána 95.5 .oc
fortbiu na curad, oc b. ¤ na mbuiden shattering(?), TTr. 2216.
breacad . . .`picking a quern', P. O'C. do-gheibhedh
th'athair grán glan / ar chlachaibh brán do bhreacadh, IGT
40 Decl. ex. 1307. Cf. breccaire.Metr. ofmultiplicationof
rhyme , see Murphy Metrics 23 ff. , 30 .Later ofpermitted
rhymingof a word with itself,etc. , see the very full treat-
ment by Mág Craith, Stud. Celt. ii 181 ff . In names of
metres:in cedbrecad ar sedradh so . . . brecadh tanaise so,
45 IT iii 88 § 104 - § 105 .brecad casbairdne, 89 § 110 .

breccaid v(brecc) speckles,makes chequered;variegates: buide /
breactoir ile, IT iii 25 § 9 (batar ili,breccatar nili,v.ll).
o ro breca bróenán cró / léni nde[n]dguirm nDíarmató`has
bespattered
', ZCP iii 214.11 .breccfus ár im Cnāmchailli,
50 xii 237 § 58. loa snectai breccait a mmag snow-flakes that shower
the ground
, LL 14122. a Bruig, breccas graig`studded with
horses
', Met. Dinds. ii 12.2 .D. ureacas graidh,
Anecd. ii 69.12 .otha Banna brecthait géill`which hostages adorn',
RC xx 52.29 .hūi B. brecctais rinne who spattered spear-points
55(with blood), ZCP viii 119 § 35. for mag mB. breccda bairdd
that bards adorn, IT iii 17 § 42. rotbrecai (dogabais, rogabais,
v.ll) cach n-ingnad n-án`hath adorned thee',
Met. Dinds. ii 10.5 .muir Torrían amal ro breccad do loṅgaib ┐ lestraib,
LL 31958 ( TTr. 1144 ).scíath cróderg ro brecad do ṡeman-
60daib that was studded with, BDD² 967. breacaid na bearta
le dathaibh gan díth scéimhe`they paint their deeds',
Ó Bruad. iii 18.9 .
Vn. breccad.

breccaire n(cf. breccad):breacaire`aninstrumentused for
65 puncturing mill-stones ', Celtica i 305.19 . ` quern-picker ',
P. Ó C.

breccán n(1 brecc) speckledthing,stripedorchequered stuff,plaid:
ni breccan raenach riabach`no tartan, striped nor checkered'
(of a shield), Met. Dinds. iv 332.19 . (used as bed-clothes)
70 do brothrachaib ┐ brecánaib, LU 8070 ( FB 4 ).do breth
colctach fo a toeb ┐ brothrach tairrsi ┐ breccan tar sodain
annuas`a striped plaid', IT ii1179.19 .pell no brothrach no
breccan, CCath. 2909. tocaib let mo brecansa / . . . it lepaid
`my plaid', Fen. 198.11 .imurcruidh breacain ┐ cercaille,
75 O'Don. 643 (H. 3.17, 478).brecána ┐ cuilce, Laws iv 380.26
Comm. 2 breacan. ┐ geimhen, H. 3.18,512.11 ( O'C. 1265. )
Asn. pr. m. freckled person(?):Brecān Cluana Caīn, Corp.
Gen. 89.8 .In fanciful name:Brecan mac Bangresa`Blanket,
son of Woman's Work ' ( Mann. and Cust. ii 133 ),
80 Anecd. ii 55 § 17. In name of whirlpool, see Coire Brecain,Hog.
Onom. andC 316.33.

breccánach n(breccán):a druith na halla / . . . / a brecanaigh
diuít wearer of motley(?), IT iii 98 § 162.

breccar n[o,n.] (brecc):b. ¤ (: screpall; breccor, brecór,v.ll.)
85claime i cinn leprous spots on the head, Bruchst. i 30 § 66.
brecor beo`lively dotting' (name of an ogam), Auraic. 6055.