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breóitecht n[ā,f.] sickness: Cnoc na Cairrge i gcreathaibh le
breoidhteacht`trembles with affliction', E. O'Rahilly 126.3.
ad shláinte do théarnamh ód bhréoighteacht to recover from
your sickness
, 23.B.37,5.3 .

5 ? breón: adj sgiath bhreac, bhuartha, bh. ¤ (leg.bhraon?), Hard.
ii 188.9 ;cf. sciath breac biatta bran (bhuartha bhraon,v.l.),
Tromd. Guaire 96.

1 bres n ā,f. (a) fight,blow;effort: mílid . . . / ciabdar bailc a
mbressa, Fél.² Prol. 74 (cebtar bailce bressa,v.l.) = O'Dav.
10 255. flathi fiann / fais a nduine dían a mbress, LL 7465
( ZCP xi 110 § 31 ). ?mes breas cleas teass treass tuirenn,
IT iii 87 § 92. norannad bledmila in mara immi do bressaib
na ruadrama with the blows of the . . . oars, RC xiv 402 § 9.
baí bresse(feat of Cú Ch.), LU 9290. a Brí co mbreis`cause
15of combat
', Met. Dinds. iv 228.26 . Note also:cu toracht
Griss na gresse / o Boind na banbreisse, LL 21025 ( Met. Dinds.
iii 138.6 ).Oflabourinchildbirth: tancatar bressa brighi ┐
ella da hindsaighid, ┐ rucustar gein meic ann, Acall. 543.
tangadar bréasa brighe ┐ alla idhan d'ionnsaighe na hin-
20ghine`great efforts and mighty birth-pangs', RC xiv 28 § 5 ,
Ériu v 80.28 .
(b) uproar,din: breas .i. gach greadhan no gach glór,
O'Cl.mar'tchuala Míchol in ṁbreis, SR 5969. bid b. ¤ bréci,
cid bras`a lying noise', Met. Dinds. iv 48.15 .
25 (c) Metaph. of ahero,chief(orsubst.use of2 b.?): breas .i.
rí. breas tocha .i. as é rí as annsa leam é, O'Cl. Bressal
Bregom, / bress īath(fight (i.e. fighter) of lands, Meyer),
Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 28 § 19. bress (bress .i. ualglorach, breis . . .
.i. bru,v.ll.) Elggae, aue Luirc the champion of Ireland
30(Meyer), ii 15.10 .?Cf. b. ¤ .i. do bruinded, O'Mulc. 188 =
breiss .i. dibruindedh, H.3.18,64c25 .in b. ¤ bethrach in brēo
bāgach, RC xxxvi 262 § 3 = LL 6451. Braon, b. ¤ Laighen
lonnghalach`B., the . . . chief of Leinster', FM ii 656.13 .in
bress nar' bu báeth the mighty one(sc.the Dagda),
35 Ériu vii 227 § 63. in b. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 344.91 .'mon mbress, 370.53 .
(d) beauty,worth: cearbúncail a m-bídh breas ann,
Hard. i 282.9 .andsin robáided in breiss(of a lady),
Met. Dinds. iii 290.9 . In cheville:ni baoth in breas, Hard. ii 372.3 .
Compds. With vnn.:in toirneach . . . ┐ in breisbēmnech
40 din, TBC² 3126. do chualadar breasmaidm ic a loscudh . . .
imon tech`crash', RC xxiii 422 § 40. tucc bresmaidm forro
`utterly routed them', Ann. Conn. 1253.13 .na slebti cendmora
cairrgecha ac brisiud ┐ ac breasmandugud (bresmaidm,v.l.)
risna buindeadaib`breaking and crashing', TTebe 292 .
45With adjj. and adjj. derived from nouns:I. bresḟota
(bresata, MS.), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 25 (a) ( IT iii 38 § 26 ).tre
chomtroit na ngaeth ngarb . . . mbresmadmannach`of the . . .
winds crashing
', TTebe 274 .
With vb.bresminigedargl.frangari, Ml. 108d6 .

50 2 bres adj o, ā? Alsobras. great,mighty: `b.' is `oll' gach ní
as mór, Met. Gl. 9 § 6. breas .i. mór, O'Cl. bras .i. mor,
ut est . . . a piana it brasa( Fél. Prol. 75 ), O'Dav. 255. ris
in fogur b. ¤ adchualadar i firmamint`crashing noise' (fragor,
Theb. vii 123 ), TTebe 2607 .
55 Expld. asshapely: Eocha B., edon Eocha Cruthach, ar
cech cruthach . . . etir mag ┐ dun . . . ┐ ben ┐ fer ┐ ech, is
risin mac sin dobiter, con-ep[er]thar as b. ¤ dó annsin,
RC xii 62 § 21. Eochaid B. .i. E. cruthach . . . cach ní cruthach
adcíther ind Erinn is co B. samhlaither .i. Breas mac Ealadh-
60an, Cóir Anm. 153. Asn. pr. m. Breas mac Firb, Lism. L.
xxxvii 16.

1 bresal n(bres?):fothath mbran / b. ¤ airlig(rhet.), BDD² 331
` strife ', BDD 35 , ` din(?),' Meyer Contribb. 256. Perh. also
asn. pr. m.:ān grīan . . . / goires brēoda Bresuail (breas(s)al,
65bresual,v.ll.),i.e. Bressal Bēolach, king of Leinster, ed.,
Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 15.9 .dā macc būadaig Bresuail (bresail,v.l.),
18.z. cuic bliadna Breasail in Beóil, LL 4199.

2 bresal adj(Lat.bresillum, brasilium, name of a pigment. Or
Engl. loanword, Gwynn, Hermathena xlvi 2 § 2).breasal
70` red raddle ', P. O'C. Used for marking sheepetc. , see Dinn.
Cf. combrasul?

bresalach adj[o, ā] (2 bresal):feuch . . . / air phlaosgaibh carn go
breasalach buidhe air fuaradh`of greasy red and yellow'
(sc.skulls in a graveyard), E. O'Rahilly 280.6 (1900) .

75 bresán n[o,m.] (1 bres):co tí an brath brúite bresain (: Casān)
` din ', BNnÉ 31 § 44 .

breslech xseebreislech.

bresminigedar xseebrescompds.

bresnaigecht n(1 bres)act ofchattering,prattling,conversing
80 agreeably: ag ól ┐ ag imirt, ag beannradh ┐ ag breasnaigheacht,
TSh. 526. ag staruidheacht 's ag breasnuidheacht
ar bórdaibh, Hackett xxvi 32 .

bressimnech xseebreisimnech.

bresta adj io, iā(1 bres) adj.used in various favourable senses:
85 breasda .i. béodha no suilbhir` lively,sprightly,cheerful ',
P. O'C. co ṁmórbuidin brestai (: frescai)`alert', Fél. July 19 .
it brestai in banmaicc, 20 .b. ¤ .i. brotla nó beoda nó suilbir,
O'Dav. 264. la Bartholom ṁb. ¤ `B. the active', Fél. June 13 .i.
primda nó ergna, O'Dav. 262. breasda .i. príomhdha, no
beodha, no suilbhir, O'Cl. b. ¤ ebraice, bresith Genes, b. ¤
5didiu cenēlta nó caom nó griandae O'Mulc. 142. cethir
brāithir buirr, b. ¤ (bresa,v.l.) fīan a warrior-band, ready for
battle
(Meyer), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 27 § 2. fer mór b. ¤ i n-airinuch
na budnisin, LL 11998 (Táin 4506).cech ní ro alaind . . . is
fri Breas indtsamlaichther is b. ¤ ┐ is mor in laech is mor ┐ is
10b. in tine, YBL 137b22 , 23 .brígda in bedg, b. ¤ in forrach
`spirited the onset', Met. Dinds. iii 210.5 .bé gel-chnes bresda
báin-gel` spirited ', 54.18 .
Compar. brestu (brestaMS.) cech soer a balcbruth`more
vigorous
' (of Christ), Blathm. 29.