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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 .

breisimnech n[ā,f.] (breisim) noise,din,crash: atchondairc
iarsin in ṡaighnēnrath ┐ in mbreisimnich ┐ in tornich, TBC2
3114 .in breisbēmnech ┐ in tromgal ro chūalusu . . . breisim-
5neach na narm, 3128 .bressimnech na mborbḟer, LL 32322
`noise', TTr. 1510. in bressimnech brathamailsin, 32242
( TTr. 1432 ).bressimnech in chathbarr (na ccathbharr,v.l.),
Táin 2853 .

bréisiu n n,f., Thurn. Gramm. § 730 ,vn.of1 bruinnid.act of
10 flowing,dropping,dripping: brēisiu .i. teibrisi, ut dixit . . .
Deithbeir dam ceni andais / adam abra do brēisi (: ēisi),
Corm. Y 180. breisi no teibrisi .i. sileadh dér, no uisge, O'Cl.
Goill Locha hEathach do mharbhadh imo rígh i mbrési la
Domhnall Ua Néill`in a battle', FM ii 654.9 (leg. breisim?) =
15 do marbad . . . ┐ orgain a loingsi, AU i 464. 10 - 12 .

breislech n ā,f.(cf. 1 bres). Alsobrislech. rout,defeat: brón ar
cách dot bráthbreislig(rhet.), LU 10389. re bruinne na
bresligi brátha sin`final defeat', MR 166.16 .nī lēicc b. ¤ nā
borbgail, Sitzb. v 1919, 93 § 31 .cath . . . / brislech Muigi
20Muirthemne`the Breach of M. M.' MR 210.16 .ba borb an
b., ┐ fa h-adbal an imesargain, Celt. Rev. iii 308.1 .sa bhreis-
ligh uile(of Cú Ch.), DDána 92.31 .in brislech co sin, H. 3.18
603.13 , =Brislech mōr Maige Muirthemne(title of tale), see
Heldensage 547 f. , LU 6527. Breslech Maige Murthemne so
25sís, LL 9562 (TBC). Asn. loc. ro gabsat . . . longphort isin
Breslig Móir hi Maig M., 9563 (TBC).conid Sesrech Breslige
a ainm issin Táin, LU 6513. See Hog. Onom.

bréit n bréid m.andf.,g s.,n p. bréide, IGT Decl. § 45. Earlier
(?)brét. (a) strip,band,length, piece ofcloth(etc.),cloth:
30 scarais a hech cenn a b. ¤ (brét,v.l.), Thes. ii 341.1 (Hy. v).i.
fobreit bís fo bragait ind eich from the strap(?), 20 .no bid b. ¤
dara suilib, LU 305 (ACC).breid ciartha`cerecloth', Lism. L.
310.19 .dorat ind ingen breit dia hetuch dó ma crecht, LU
10445. curtur . . . ar lecc breid tanuidi(=super pannum
35lineum aut . . . corium tenue) on a thin layer of cloth? (for
ingredients of a poultice), Rosa Ang. 294.10 .(of altar linen,
tablecovering) b. ¤ bec dia n-airiter corp Crist, LB 277b25
(`b. ¤ bec . . . thecorporale, the cloth in which the host is
wrapped,' Hermathena xlvi 11 ).ro folchait na buird do
40breitib núaa, Grail 4 .
(b) Of garments, partic. of ahead-covering.cloth,veil,coif,
scarf, etc.: copchaille .i. b. ¤ bis dar cend`strip of cloth',
Thes. ii 339.34 (Hy. v Comm.).caille (.i. brét dub), Arch. iii
20.20 .bred an bantrebhachuis(=velaverunt, Gloss.),
45 Smaointe B. Chr. 4543. co mbrétib lín gil imbe`(swaddling)
clothes
', Todd Lect. vi 48 § 69. Transfd.an bréid . . . ceosa
` pall ', Ó Bruad. iii 58.19 . sailcloth,sail: bréid sídeingi ar
slios do luingi, IGT Introd. 24.5 ex. 504 .
(c) shred,fragments , inpl.esp.(torn) pieces,tatters: bret
50.i. fuidell fragment, Corm. Y 109 (seefuidell).adchíu fodb
leiss i mbrétaib (mberttaib, TBC² 2061 ) =na bretaig (a
mbreidibh,v.l.), TBC 2764. a n-édaigi ina mbréidib umpu . . .
┐ a cuirp ina crolindtib fola, Acall. 3160 v.l. lottar iaramh ina
mbrédibh slóigh gan cennas uadhaibh daoin tighearna`in
55separate hosts
', FM vi 2324.13 .
(Of land):arin b. ¤ bic immechtrachsa ḟeraind na hAsia,
LL 32428 ( TTr. 1623 ).
Compds. With noun.na sléibhte fa bhréid-ionar bhraoin-
fhliuch, Hackett² xxx 75. With adj.fa m-bratachaib . . .
60breid-gela, MR 224.4 .

bréitech adj o, ā(bréit) consistingof,containing lengthsorstrips:
an brugh brúidhneach bíomach bréideach, 23 G 24,400.7 .
Assubst. ar ghaoith ní díon an bhréideach`frieze rag'
(of a garment), Tribes of Irel. 66.13 .
65Asn. loc.seebrédach, brétach,etc.,Hog. Onom.

bréited vn.ofbrétaid. IGT Verbs § 71. eng barraid arna
brédeadh, ex. 633 .

breith xseebreth.

breithem n n,m., later alsoo,m.O. Ir.brithem(breth).
70 breitheamh,m., IGT Decl. § 51.
Judge (gl.iudex, arbiterin Wb., Ml.breitheamgl.arbiter,
Ir. Gl. 366 ).Lit. `makerofjudgments', Lat.iuris consultus,
Críth Gabl. p. 79 , and in legal texts usu. in the wider sense
of jurist, (`brehon' in the published Laws), whose functions
75could include that ofadjudicating . See also Binchy, Ériu
xviii 45. atá brithem and cenutsu .i.deus gl.omnes enim
stabimus ante tribunal Dei, Wb. 6b25 .ní áis æccalsa ata
brithemin lib, 9c7 .fírbrithemgl.Dominus, 8d25 .brithem . . .
.i. Cristgl.Deus iudicabit, 9c2 .in aimsir inna mbritheman,
80 Ml. 104a8 .brithem firianamamgl.arbiter . . . quissimus,
94b6 . 92a15 .dond fírbrithemaingl.cognitori, 26c11 .fír-
brithemgl.iudicem, 27c1 .suide bri[th]emongl.tribunal
( Act. xxv 10 ), Thes. i 498.17 .aimser breitiman, Hib. Min.
4.5 .in brithem firén(viz.God), LU 1999 ( FA 6 ).tri brith-
85emain ind rig sin, 7630 (BDD).abrithemnu (v p.), LL 36440
( RC xxi 380.12 ).hi cathair bretheman`in the judge's seat',
Ériu iv 128.15 .dul doib co cend n-athchomairc Muman co
brithem Caisil, iii 140.6 .Daniel fáith . . . brethem cundail
na senoire=iudicem . . . senum, PH 5587. doïb bas brithem
dia brātha(i.e. Pátraic), Arch. iii 303 § 3. do bretheamh
5choitcenn roæntuighseatt eatarra C.`that C. should be
arbitrator between them
', Lism. L. 2532. breitheamh breab-
óideach, TSh. 6787. b. ¤ aislingthi` interpreterofdreams
(of Maelcaba Cleirech)', MR 10.5 .ollam britheman, LL 3722.
In legal texts:atáa mí (sc.mí sílta) nád n-imthet rí acht
10cethrur . . . rí ┐ brithem ┐ dias i manchuini, Críth Gabl. 537.
i faitche . . . breitheamun aird, Laws ii 16.12 .ni breitheamh
nach Seanchaidh, ┐ ni Seanchaid nach bretheamh i mBreath-
aibh Nimeadh .i. leabhar deridh ṡaothair na Seanchadh ┐ na
mbretheamhan bheos, MS. Mat. 575. 17 - 20 , Ériu xiii 7 n.1 .
15 a reir brithemon, Laws iv 212.3 .daernemed tra, saeir . . . ┐
legi ┐ breitemain, v 90.20 .foirbeir saeiri breathemain ┐
sair corigi biatad da fear deg, ┐ cug seoit dec i n-a diri, 30
`the franchise of jurists . . . increases etc.', PRIA xxxvi
C 277 § 37 .dú imbet coir fechamain fri athcomarc a brethe
20don b. ¤ where there are competent parties to question the judge
on his judgment
(Thurn.), Cóic Con. Fug. 57 § 133. breitem
teora mbret .i. bret feni ┐ breth filed ┐ breath berla bain
`a brehon of three judgments' (has increase of refection and
díre), Laws v 92.16 .breitheam tri mberla, coimdiri do fri
25hoiri tuise, 100.16 .secht mbreitheamain nad fuigliter la
Feine seven jurists to whom a case is not brought in Irish law,
352.17 .ni hed dlegur don breitheamuin a radh i ndlegur no
na dlegur in cin, ii 52.20 Comm. a nord mbretheman`in
the Brehon code
', iii 30.z. oc dun breitheaman na tuaiti
30`the Brehon of the territory', iv 106.2 Comm. Note also:mac
breitheman tuaithe`a lay brehon', FM v 1710.8 .
Compd.ceann brughadh is breitheamhmaicne, DDána
89.13 .