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breccda adj=brecc:a mbárca birda brecda, LL 32149 ( TTr. 1338 ).
dian midṡeng cendtrom corranach aicclech brecda indso
(a metre), IT iii 72 § 29.

brecce x bricce(?):ethad in ḟindmonai na in mb. ¤ na crand
5crin, BB 499a32 =ethait in ḟínemain na brénci,etc., Alex. 971.
See ZCP xxx 250.

breccrad n(brecc):fēr geal co mbreacradh scoth cenncorcra`with
variety of purple-headed flowers', RC xiv 50 § 60.

breccradach adj(breccrad):ficill brandub brecrudach chequered ,
10 ZCP xiii 278 § 12.

brech adj .i. derg, Goid. 77 § 161 (Dúil Laithne). ?Cf. brecht.

bréch n(seeStokes,Met. Gl.Index,s.v. brech ),expld. aswolf:
b. ¤ .i. cú allaidh, O'Cl. erca brech (.i. mac tire) biathais dia bir,
LL 6398. b. ¤ in cu allaid . . . brech (: déch) ica marbad, LL
15 27751 - 27756 ( Dinds. 34 Brechmag).
Compd.a mBrechmuigh a Cera i n-iarthar Connacht(now
Breaffy, Co. Mayo, Index), Fél. 136.16 . See Hog. Onom.

? brechaid: ind bethrach bunata / . . . / b. ¤ aiba ai, IT iii 56 § 104.

brechrugad xseebrechtcompds.

20 brecht adjmid. Ir. form ofmrecht.Not always dist. frombricht
(partic. in metrical applications)variegated,varied;various:
rosc ṁb. n-urard ina chind`an eye of many colours' (
Táin 4438 ), LL 11931. tr[ēiged] bith b. ¤ is a bruc the varied world,
ZCP vi 269 § 3. co bráth b. ¤ , PRIA xix 536 § 21. is b. ¤ trā
25fo-gabar in genelach-sa ōthā so sīs this pedigree is found
inconsistent (in varying form
?), Corp. Gen. 198.22 .is b. ¤ . . .
aisnédit . . . genelach in rig-sa . . . .i. Hiruath`varied',
PH 6944. is brect immorro ┐ is ecsamail innisit na heolaig
` diversely ', Lism. L. 4654. dona slataibh breactaibh. Slat
30b. bec(in names of metres, see Murphy Metrics,p. 28 ),
IT iii 92 § 132. ?brechta (: Erca) brígail, Arch. Hib. ii 70
§ 10 . Note also:aicme muine .i. mbracht, gorm, nglas,
srorca (sic), ruadh(Group M inDathogam), Auraic. 5700.
Assubst.(cf. 1 bricht):Ri ro delb datha na ṅgaeth / . . . / co
35mbrechtaib cach illdatha with variegations, SR 56. is aciside
doronta ilbrechta i n-etaigib Herend varying colours, LL 2036.
airdibdad . . . .i. for sailig ┐ for ferna . . . .i. a mbricht ass di
raith`their(sc. the letterssandf)being deleted altogether' (?),
Auraic. 1282 , 4339 .Fig. confusion,doubt: b. ¤ la certa cía rét
40 it is the wonder of smiths(of a precious gaming-board),
Fianaig. 14.19 .Legaluncertainty,dubious case(?)(see ZCP
xiv 367 ):is bricht (.i. cunntabairt) don bhreó (.i. don breth-
emh) beris bráth (.i. breth), Ériu xiii 81 § 287. is b. ¤ (.i. is
cunntabairt) ce roithne, mac muine`is doubtful even though
45acknowledged
' (sc.the son of a harlot), Laws v 452.16 , 454.1
Comm. fo aothaibh, no fo inderbhh no brechta, O'Don. 681
(H. 3.17, 499).ni toing luighi fo brechta go fer sagarbuic
cidh itir tuaith beid, O'C. 2600 ( Eg. 88,51a ), seebrechtra.
ni b. ¤ na cunntabairt, Laws i 218.19 Comm. Cf. breacht .i.
50mind, Lec. Gl. 96 , M 63 ` diadem?' (Index), so also Stowe
Gl. (perh.oathin special sense, or to be referred to1 bricht?).
Compds. With adjj. indvandvacompds.:pláigh bhreacht-
lonn shattering(?) and fierce, Gleanings 15 § 8 .oc Banna
brectrúaid, LL 6500 (=breccrūaid, RC xxxvi 263 § 23 ).
55With adj. derived from noun.do Theamhraigh . . .
bhreachttolchaigh (: eachtronnchaibh)`many-mounded T.',
Aithd. D. 35.4 . With nounbrech[t]rugad, Prolegomena 44 §
10 , seeR 111.50.

brechtach adj o, ā(brecht) speckled,variegated. In name of metre:
60 dian brecta (b. ¤ ,v.l.), IT iii 71 § 26 (dian brechta(ch) chenn-
trom, Index p. 173).

brechtad vn.formation frombrecht.act ofvariegating,
chequering,breaking uniformityof: amair dochuaid dono b. ¤
De for duilib how God gave diversity to the elements(?),
65 YBL 84b9 . Transfd.:nosgib fona Troianaib coa mbrectad
┐ cerbad smashing them, BB 439b15 .do brud ┐ do bith b. ¤
in domain`finally shiver the . . . world', Cog. 180.3 .

? brechtaig: adj an cís sin Muman . . . / gu ria bunad b. ¤ (: cheart-
aig; bechtaig,v.l.), BR² 203.

70 brechtaige n(brechtach):conaccai in ainim fo brechtaidhi half
dark, half bright
(?), Ériu v 122.29 .

brechtán n o,m.(brecht) (a) butter,fat,relishspread onbread:
b. ¤ uirimme`a roll of fresh butter', Hib. Min. 49.22 .brechtān
aníss ┐ anúass dó`a roll of bread buttered below as well as
75on the top
', BColm. 84.7 .meic brechtāin`son of curds',
Aisl. MC 33.16 .a dí ersaind bocai brechtāin / a leibend do gruth
`of custard', 67.22 .Brechtān fo Mil`Honeyed Butter-roll',
79.4 .teora bairgina . . . cona nannlunn brechtáin(sic leg.)
of a spreading of butter, Laws iv 118.7 Comm. breachtan .i.
80cruithneacht, ┐ fos im úr, O'Cl.
(b) body-hair: b. ¤ .i. finda an ḟéssa íchtaraich, Harl. 5280,
41a, cited Meyer Contribb. 252.

brechtar- adj(cf. brechtra,brechtrad) in compds.:brec[h]tar-
breacad do bolg-semannaib finndruine` variegated speckling ',
85 CCath. 4723. ri brechtardathaib na scíath ṅdub. ṅgorm. úani.
corcorgel varying colours, LL 32465 ( TTr. 1661 ).in brecht-
ardeliugud . . . do ṡaine gloir ┐ gotha ┐ gnímha`medley of
distinctions
', CCath. 1615.