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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.

brecht(g)na adj(brecht+gné?) many-hued: Síd Muine máerda
mrechtgna (mbrechtgna, mbrechtda, mbrechtge, brechtgha,
5 v.ll.), Met. Dinds. i 38.15 .ro cúmscaig i ndelbaib brechtnaib
.i. i ṅdeilb gilla, i ndeilb senorach`into various shapes',
PH 1740.

? brechtnaide ind(cf. brechtnaigid):taigéraidh / bretheam brecht-
naidhe, / brethem an brēclaithi, ZCP viii 210 § 54 =taiceraid
10firindi / beraid breath brechtnaigthi / breitheam,etc., Lec.
171 rb32 .

brechtnaigid vmid. Ir. form of O. Ir.mrechtnigidir:breith-
emhain brechtnaighat (brechtnaiget,v.l.) breth einich
ollaman(rhet.)let judges dispute(?) the loss of honour(reading
15 breith)of an ollam, Anecd. ii 73.16 .
Vn. brechtnugud.

brechtnaigthe part.ofbrechtnaigid:do sciathaiph breacht-
naighte cacha datha` variegated ', CCath. 4950. nat[h]racha
co ndathaib brechtnaigib . . . araile derga snakes of various
20hues
, Alex. 708. biada brechtnaigt[h]i varied foods, 1007 .
a chathbarr . . . ilbrechtnaigthi`much-variegated', TTebe 588 .
edaigi gacha datha etir gorm ┐ corcra . . . ┐ brechtnaighi,
Aen. 1915. an lucht robad brechtnaigthi . . . itir olc ┐ maith
mixed , Aisl. Tund. 111.7 . Legal:in comorbu na dearb ro-
25festur —ni fuille forru dall na doirche na brechtnaigthe na
inderb disputed (Thurn.), ZCP xiv 366 § 26. brithemh . . .
/ bethrach bunata / briatrach brechtnaighti, IT iii 56 § 104.
beraid breath brechtnaigthi / breitheam in breclaithi,
diversified(?), Lec. 171rb32 .

30 brechtnugud vn.ofbrechtnaigid:ilb. rétland roglan i n-aidche
roṡolais`theshimmering of shining stars', Táin 4219 . See
brechtugud.

? brechtra xperh. for1 brechtrad,brichtin:ni comadhuis a
cumusg nach a mbreachtra fri macuibh,etc., O'C. 1586
35( 23 Q 6,1a ) =a mbrechtradh, 2480 ( Eg. 88,39aa ).ni toing
luidhe fo brechtruib gach fer sacarbuic, cid itir tuaith beith,
O'Don. 2190 (Nero A vii, 132) =fo brechta, O'C. 2600 ( Eg.
88,51aa ).

1 brechtrad nmid. Ir. form ofmrechtrad.Cf. mbrectrad,
40 ZCP iv 35.2 . variety,diversity;variegation,adornment: iarna
b. di gurm ┐ chorcra, LU 2039 ( FA 11 ).b. ¤ rind`variation
of stars
', Ériu ii 104 § 15. b. ¤ a cloidib, BDD² 846 ` shimmer-
ing ', Gloss.atat tra brechtradu (brectrad,v.l.) ┐ coemchlódu
immda linde variety, Alex. 900. cet rond findbruine oc a
45breachtradh(of a helmet), Anecd. ii 3.z ( Airne F. 102 ).co
n-etaigib sainemla co mb. ¤ oir, Grail 2269 .
Fig. b. ¤ tomten`variety of opinion', RC xxv 242 § 16.
b. ¤ na mberla, PH 5570. fá bhreachtradh mbréige na beatha
so, TSh. 5950. na saorclanna ┐ na daorclanna ni commadhais
50a cumusg nach a mbrechtradh fri macaib na meirdrech
should not be allowed to intermingle with, O'C. 2480 ( Eg.
88,39aa ).

2 brechtrad n m.(1 bricht? Perh. infl. by1 brechtrad). spells,
charms: bulga neimhe for na gnuisibh ro aorfadaois o acois ┐
55o breachtradh an dána, ZCP x 278.3 .co mbrechtradh druadh
┐ idhal aincreidmech ina n-uamannaib`with spells of
wizards . . . in their seams
' (of banners), CCath. 4931. tria
brechtradh druideachta`spells', Aen. 1460. tugadar breacht-
radh síthe uime`they cast a fairy spell upon him', ITS
60 xxiv 86.6 .

brechtrugad xseebrechtcompds.

brechtugud x brechtnugud:in crandoic . . . d'or ┐ d'argad
co n-ilbr. (n-ilbrechtnudh,v.l.) delb ┐ torathar . . . inti,
TTebe 487 .

65 brécnad x=brécnugad:gan bhréagnadh`in sooth', E. O'Rahilly
xxix 5.

? brécnaid v=brécnaigid:ma deirir nach coimhlionfar, do
bhreugnadh (fut.?)tu Dia, Luc. Fid. 5589.

brécnaigid v(bréc) proves false;belies;discredits,refutes: breic-
70neocar dala fer ┐ fiorfaiter dala ban, TBC St. 470. do breg-
naid se séla Dé falsified the seal of God, PH 7627. mur
dobregnad(leg.-naig?) an fer-sin in tenga bithnua made out
to be false
, RC xxiv 377.16 .anos bhréagnoiththear Bricne
`now is B. shown to have been wrong', O'Hara 3651. ná
75brégnaigh glár fíre Finn, Sc. G. St. iv 142 § 22. cindus do
brecnóchadh se sin`how he might confute that', BCC 241.
don leabhar sin (sc.L. Gabhála) creidid cách / do bhréagnuigh
tú gibé fáth`you . . . reject', Content. vi 15.

brécnaigthe vbl. of necess.ofbrécnaigid:ní bréagnuighthe . . .
80mo laoidh`must not be made false', A. Ó Dálaigh xxxiv 3 .

brecnat n(brecc):cuili, biasta, brecnata locusts( Exod. x 13 - 15 ),
SR 3934. brecnatingl.scinifes( Exod. viii 16 ), Thes. i 1.4 .

brécnugad u,m. vn.ofbrécnaigid. Alsobrécnachad.act of
falsifying;proving false, giving the lie to,refuting: do bhréag-
85naghadh ní huair d'ḟior, DDána 74.8 .ag bréag-nughadh an
mheasea bhíos ag an saidhbhir sanntach air féin, TSh. 10063.
briathra De do bhreugnughadh, Luc. Fid. 5584. an breug-
nughadh tugamar ar an nídh seo cheana` confutation ', Keat.
i 48.z .slán a bhréagnuighthe orm d'ḟear`I defy anyone to
deny that
', Content. xxi 8. In cheville:gan breccnacadh
5`deception', BNnÉ 198 § 30 .