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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 .

brecóigi n g s.:a dhiripi talmhun ic techidhbrecoigi a little
trout(?)(brecc), IT iii 102 § 185.

bréctha vbl. of necess.ofbrécaid:lán beoil nach bréagtha molta
`her praise cannot be gainsaid', A. Ó Dálaigh x 2.

10 bréd,-ed xseebréit,-ed.

brefal nalsobrefel,brafall. treachery,deceit: cen brefail
(chev.), ZCP viii 232 § 11. nocha ttainicc tar a dhéd / ní badh
breg nó bhadh b. ¤ , ZCP i 64 § 101. eochair báisse brefel
(: teched), vi 270 § 8 . As quasi -vn.:ticc dar cuiredh na
15ndochum / fochann buiden do brafall(glossed:rob adbar
buidean do milleadh tre chelg sin) `taking . . . by surprise',
Leb. Gab. 108.6 .

breflech adj(brefal):cúan b. ¤ fo brón-guba`a treacherous brood'
(of demons), Met. Dinds. iv 84.z .

20 brega ind g s.(?):deich reraig b. ¤ bui ina seirtaib seirt(rhetoric),
Ériu ii 5.16 .

Brega pn pl. ofbrí, territorial andpopulation name, principally
of an area roughly co-extensive with Co. Meath and north
Co. Dublin, usu. translatedBregia: dar Bregai, RC xi 444.7 .
25 itir Midi ┐ Bregu, AU i 232.13 .dia rogiallsat Brega, LL
320b54 .co mbatár i n-airiur Breg comarda Étuir forsind
farrci, LU 6887 (BDD).ríge Breg mbude, LU 3735 ( SC 33 ).
iar mBregaib, 5158 (TBC).crich Breg bulid, LL 3938.
farbais far mid Breg`Bregian mead is being besieged',
30 Measgra Mhichíl Uí Chléirigh 151 § 23 ( Arch. iii 307 § 23 ).
tarcuisne ag Breaghaib ar Bladhma people of B., ML² 1089.
Compds.Bresal Bregamos mercenary of Bregia, Rawl.
83a37 . Corp. Gen. 335.4 . ?Loingsech Breg-bán, Cáin Ad. 16.
Blaith breghduirnd, Acall. 2355 v.l. Bresal Bregoman .i. a
35oman for Bregaib. Nó Bresal Breaghmain .i. dia m[b]dar
maine na Brega, Cóir Anm. 206 (see note).
See Hog. Onom.

Bregach adj o, ā(Brega)belonging toB.: rigradh Breghach
breacBanba the Bregian kings, BB 51a7 ( MacCarthy 428.14 ).
40Inn. pr.:Brian Breagach, Magauran 3750 . Assubst.:in B.
(sc.Fīnnachta Fledach), Arch. Hib. ii 83 § 18.

bregas n(Brega)breghas(breaghdhus,v.l.)m. g s. -ais,-a, IGT
Decl. § 38.14 .quality of being likeBrega,Bregian-ness, hence
fineness, fairness: a dtarrla i mBrian dá mbreaghas`their
45(i.e.of kings of Teamhair)Breagha-quality', Magauran 3755 .
in bréid ┐ in breaghas fine quality(of cloth), IGT Decl. ex.
1016 .bregus buaid is brigbunad`fairness', Ériu viii 68.30
= Hard. ii 374.10 .

1 bregda adj(Brega, P. Ó C. See also GJ vi 134 , Duan. Finn iii )
50 fine,fair: an t-oilen ro-breghdha rothaithnemach, BNnÉ 49
§ 32 .cōic cēt ridiri rechtaigenntach, robregh[d]a` splendid ',
ZCP vi 45.2 .na briathra breghdha`the fine words', TFrag.
182.10 .ainm cech ḟir bregda (: Cherna)` goodly ', Met. Dinds.
iv 208.11 .Samhaoir ingean Finn breagdha`of excellent F.',
55 Duan. Finn ii 108.5 .lúach eich bhréghdha (: -Temhra), i 6.21 .
Brian Breaghach fa breaghdha longphort, Magauran 1091 .
ogla suil ba b. ¤ / do sil Asuir oiregda, MacCarthy 316.4 .
ni breaghdha ┐ ni tarbach na mna do bheith isna long-
phortaibh`it is not a right or advantageous thing', ITS xix
6080.30 .tri fichit bliadna (sic leg.) b. ¤ (` diversified '), MacCarthy
310 § 3. ní fhaca ní breaghdha . . . nar shanntuigh, Mac
Aingil 1452 .Compar.assuperl. as breághtha dealbh of
finest form
, Oss. iv 86.6 .

? 2 bregda n(cf. breccda):ma ta mac ann, noco beirend in ingen
65[ní do] dibadh a mathar no athar, acht lann, ┐ rann, ┐ bregda
`thetartan cloth ', Laws iii 404.2 Comm. =lanna ┐ ranna ┐
bregdha . . . .i. in bricin, Stud. in E. Ir. Law 168 § 23 =
breghdha . . . .i. in bricín, O'Don. 1996 ( Eg. 90,14d ) = O'C.
1629 ( 23 Q 6,8b ). See Ir. Recht 30 , Stud. in E. Ir. Law 171 n.3 .

70 bregdacht n(1 bregda)breaghdhacht f., IGT Decl. § 26. quality
of being like
BregaorBregian;fineness,fairness,beauty:
a mBrian na breadhachta`the Breagha-nature', Magauran
3763 .i mbreaghdhacht na síothchána(=in pulchritudine
pacis, Is. xxxii 18 ), TSh. 10906.

75 breglas xsee1 brecccompds.

bregrad n(Brega?):tre b. ¤ (sic leg.) mbúan (buair,v.l.) with
unfailing excellence
(?), Met. Dinds. ii 20.6 .

breib adj(Lat.brevis). See Thurn. Gramm. § 916. Alsobrib(b).
short: loingin participiob. ¤ in nomine (ambītus and ambitus),
80 Sg. 187b3 .is heim anim do brib . . . bribb . . . .i. cumbair,
O'Mulc. 154. ar a cindguccan (.i. long brab iffin) / a ceund-
gagain (.i. a Chind Geuccan), Auraic. 3465 =longa brab
ifin, breib,v.l., 710n. (ref. to distinction between long vowel
-é- ofGégáinand short -u- ofcindguccan=cinnchucán).
85SeeC 195.13.
Compd. ?briblu(plant-name), ZCP i 19 § 13 (`seems a
compound of *brib. . . andluforlub,' Stokes).