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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).

breicce xseebricce.

breiche adj .i. glas`viridis', Goid. 77 § 162 (Dúil Laithne).

bréife n ring;hole;loop: dígabthach óndí as ánus cuáirt .i. brefe
5gl.annulus, Sg. 59b13 .brefe din for cind cacha slabraid . . .
co rínd gaei cach [aen] fir tria brefe cach ṡlabraid ba nessa
dó, Corm. 7 , Corm. Y 141. brefe .i. corran no bacan no
drolam,ut estbuinni fola bolg ┐ bréfí ┐ buinne faebrach .i.
casbuin[n]e, O'Dav. 272. breife .i. ionga no poll, O'Cl. oc
10tabairt dó in gai . . . taraill brefe na slabraidi dar súil C.,
LU 4370. Seebréifne.

bréifeán n[o,m.] (bréife)smallring,hole: anulus bréfean ,
Sg. 59b13 .

bréifech adj o, ā(bréife):manaís bréfech o mimusc co hadairc ina
15láim, LU 5638 (TBC) ` a broad spear-head, with rings from
point to haft
(?)', Faraday =brēfnech, TBC² 1158. See
bréifnech.

bréifne n=bréife:bretnas argit co mbrephnib óir inna brut
with loops(clasps ?) of gold, LU 1809 (ICM).
20Asn. loc. f.ofa district approx. corr. to mod.Cos.Cavan
andLeitrim: a Breithfne, Ériu iv 146 § 24. B. (: ḟéithle),
TD 14.20 .B. (: dtéighfe), Aithd. D. 30.8 .in dā Bhréithni,
O'R. Poems 527 `Cos. Cavan and Leitrim', p. 302 .tú
buachail na B.-si, 129 .an Bhreifne do thabhairt . . . go
25loisgfeadh an Bh.,Carney,Gen. History of the O'Reillys
39.16 , 28 . See Hog. Onom. s. Brebne , Breibne , Breifne and
TD 16.13 n.

bréifnech adj o, ā(bréifne)having rings,ringed,perforated: teóra
lorga brebnecha (.i. tolla) inna lámaib, LU 7794 =bréfnecha,
30 BDD² 1339. corbo brefnech a chend sic(expl. of name
Tollcend), LL 22101. Assubst.:in Breifnech Patraic(a
book-satchel), Trip.² 814.
Seebréifech.

Bréifnech adj o, ā(bréifne) belongingtoBréifne: mic Aodh
35breifhnid, L. Chl. Suibhne 36. Assubst. Bréifneach,Bréith-
neach m.andf., IGT Decl. § 12 ,Bréithnech,Bréifnech f.,
§ 18 .do Bhreifneachaib`the men of Breifne', BNnÉ 248 § 201 .
breith bó na mBréifneach, Aithd. D. 21.37 .ag Bréithneach-
aibh, O'R. Poems 456.

40 bréinche n(brén) decay,rottenness: o bréinciugl.a carie, Thes. ii
24.31 (BCr.).is brénce brén is crand crín / . . . cách na déni
toil in Rig, LL 36781. cid fodera . . . / soillsi 'sin crund is
brenche, glossed: . . . saltair for crann crín,ut esttene
ṡinnaig i.e. phosphorescence on decayed wood, Hib. Min. 80 n. 3 .
45?ethait in ḟínemain na brénci na crand crín, Alex. 971.

bréinc(h)ech adj o, ā(bréinche) rotten,withered: do chorp uili mar
chep mbreincech, ITS xxix 121.10 .

bréine n[iā,f.] (brén) putrefaction,rottenness,stench: fo bréni
na ndracon, LB 230b13 .a vreiniv (leg.bhréne,ed.) ┐ a
50mosur(=fetor), Aisl. Tund. 97 iv 1 .bréne na mbeochorp
letarti cen biad cen leges, bréne na marb cen ádnocul, LB
155a1 .sionnach ar bh. ¤ `a fox for . . . stench', Tribes of Irel.
52.12 .nach ttiocfaid a ccairde 'na ngoiri tré bhréne a
mboltanuis, Parrth. Anma 6005.

55 1 breis xsee1 bres.

2 breis: n an bh. ¤ -sin do sheachnadh `loss' (suffered in giving
a loan), Donl. 102.15 (.i. dochar, note).Cf. 3 b.?

3 breis n[f.] (cf. bres?) increase;profit,advantage: Eocho Mumo
mó cech b. ¤ , LL 2378. cath tar bh. ¤ a saerḟear soin`dispro-
60portioned to his few noble men
', Misc. Celt. Soc. 346.3 .cach
b. for bith chē every profit of this world, Arch. iii 223.2 .b. ¤ ar
Mhumhain`the growth of M.'s power', Aithd. D. 20.20 .fá
mór an bh. ¤ mhaoine dó seoch cách`his wealth far exceeded
that of all others
', Keat. ii 2784. créad a bhrígh nó a bh. ¤ `what
65would be its . . . profit
? Content. v 141. b. ¤ do bhuain dínn
`to deny us our superiority', v 84 .cuid don bheagán breise
` majority ' (of generations of Niall's line), 118 .b. ¤ feasa, De
Imit. 6.5 .b. ¤ is buannacht mhic Leoduis`the taxing and
billeting hordes of Mac L.
' Ó Bruad. i 198.10 . In chevilles:
70 anba an bh. ¤ , Aithd. D. 31.31 .in topair bi buan can b. ¤
(: geis), Ériu vii 229 § 74.
Compd.in gach breisdíol dár bheanadar-san díobh, TSh.
5129 `exorbitantinterest ' (Gloss.) `premium or interest on
money (or goods) given or received on loan
', Éigse xiii 26.

75 breisim n(with unlen.-m)f. n p. bresma, SR 8137. (a) noise,
din,uproar: a bressim .i. a brisgemnech ┐ a esgal (Coire
Brecáin), Corm. 14. b. ¤ .i. gáir, O'Cl. brāth, nī ba beg a
brisim`uproar', Ériu iii 29 § 1. b. ¤ , 30 § 13 .atchualasa . . .
bressim ṁbuirb móradbail, LL 32195 ( TTr. 1384 ).rochvala
80b. thornige móre, TTr.² 853. presimb na sciath,
RC xii 98 § 131.
(b) rout,defeat: d'á b. ¤ bruide, MR 292.4 .dorat b. ¤ forru
co romarb ríg etarru`he routed them', TTr.² 1432. bresim
brogda da thabairt do Mac D. . . . ar h. C., Ann. Conn.
85 1342.7 .roba móide brígh ┐ borrfadh na mBúrcach an b. ¤
sin`were increased by this defeat', FM vi 1880.16 . Cheville:
bressim ngle, RC xxiii 306.21 .