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brethnaigid v(breth) (a) judges,decides,examines,determines:
is ed do brethnighedar nach facadar riamh nech budh āille
75inā E., ML² 581. do réir ecna ┐ eolusa no brethnaig-som
cach, CF 73.8 .bendacht Dé ar in sruth / nār brethnaig do
bás`that has not determined', BColm. 16 § 14. ro breith-
naigustar Sencha asa cetbreithemnus in techtugad banda
amuil ín techtugad ferda`S. adjudged', Laws iv 16.4 Comm.
80 is trite (sc.Muire) do bhrethnaidhmhe slainte an chinidh
daenna d'oibriughadh(=decernere, Gloss.),
Smaointe B. Chr. 197. on cluais conuic an inchinn noch brethnaiges idir
an fogar is mo ┐ in fodar is luga`which distinguishes between',
Ir. Astr. Tr. 154.28 .do bhreathnuigh (sic leg.) A. . . . an
85Cineadh Iúdaigheach . . . do dhithcheannadh, Eochairsg.
87.10 .ro brethnaidh (sic leg.for bernaidh) an aisling
interpreted the vision, Grail 2196 .
(b) thinksof,plans,designs: ro brethnaigh-siumh aicci fein
dol dia fis can as tainic an dellrad . . . sin`he made up his
mind to go
', Grail 3772 .do brethnaighetar . . . na hedaighe
5sin do bhreith leo, L.Chl. Suibhne 6. do brethnaighetar na
carthanail do bí faris an Papa an cros do togbail, BCC 215.
(c) observes,considers,meditates,reflects(withAR upon):
ann dobrethnaig Finn file / . . . / céilide 'ca cháim-ṡethair(sic
leg.) `noticed' (Gloss.), Met. Dinds. iii 56.5 .breathnuigh cia
10an saidhbhir(=vide . . . quis dives), TSh. 7732. duine
bhreathnuigheas a ghnúis a sgáthan`who beholds his count-
enance in a glass
' (James i 23), Donl. 220.16 .brethnaighi-
maid-ne gurab d'Eoin suibhisgel do-rindedh hi (sc.mirbuil
na baindsi)(=meditare, Gloss.), Smaointe B. Chr. 1525. gur
15bhreathnaighset a mharbhadh fo chettóir`who meditated',
FM iii 634.17 .breathnuighim 'na dhiaigh sin an ghráin . . .
atá ag Dia ar an bpeacadh-sa, Desid. 1128.
Vn. brethnugad.
Seebrethaigid,brithemnaigid.

20 Brethnais xseeBretnas.

brethnas xseebretnas.

brethnugad u,m. vn.ofbrethnaigid. Alsobreithniugad.act
ofjudging,deciding,examining,considering: do badur 'gā
b. cid dogéndais re B., Acall. 2144 v.l. do bhrethnughadh
25threabh nIsrael=to judge, RSClára 150b .súas dā mbeinn
dā mbreathnughadh`if I were to go back (in your pedigree)
examining them' (Gloss.), O'R. Poems 402. a bhreathnughadh
go raibhe drong d'fhíréanchaibh do láthair bhreitheamhnais
do dhéanamh ar Chríost, TSh. 3200. do lucht a bhreath-
30nuighthe to those who reflect on it, 2444 .da mbē áoinní ann
re a bhrethnughadh=if there be anything to be informed,
RSClára 132a .gur ghabh ag breithniughadh ┐ ag mion-
fhéachain na hEasa uaidh to examine and survey, Celt. Rev. x
139.6 . judgment,decision,opinion: ic tur bret[h]naigthi
35ettorra fein ┐ Poimp seeking a decision (in battle) between
himself and P.
, CCath. 5021. dob é a mbreathnughadh`their
opinion
' (Gloss.), O'R. Poems 1622. ursa breithnighthe gréas
ngill, DDána 73.43 `pillar of judgment' (of a poet), Irish
Monthly 1920, 112 § 43 .fágaim fá breathnughadh an leigh-
40theora cia córa a mheas,etc. I leave to the reader's judgment,
Eochairsg. 11.22 .

brethugad n=brethnugad:coro glethe a mbrethugud till a
decision about them should have been reached
, LU 8473 ( FB 33 ).
Cf. 8748 ( FB 56 ), 8871 ( FB 66 ).roleicsiut do Fhland . . .
45brethugadh na caingne-si, Anecd. ii 74.17 . WithFOR:icc
brethugudh for a ngnimaibh gaiscidh`adjudging their deeds
of valour
', CCath. 5972. anamain ┐ brethugud adjudication(?),
IT iii 58.1 .

Bretnach adj o, ā(Bretain) alsoBrethnach.belonging toBritain,
50 British: dorála coblach b. ¤ do chur i purt, SG 408.7 .ra taeb
ech ṁb. ṁblathmín, LL 7145. dosbēraind . . . ech B. duit
`a Welsh steed', Aisl. MC 45.16 .in t-ech brethnach, Laws v
438.8 Comm. gailliti .i. laire breathnacha, O'Dav. 1051 =
Laws v 220.22 Comm. Leabhar Breathnach i.e.the Irish
55version of Nennius's Historia Britonum, Todd. Nenn. 24
(title =Britannicus, 25 ) (see n. a).isin berla bretnuch`in
the British language
', 86.10 .
Subst. Breatnach,m., IGT Decl. § 11 ,f., § 12 . Briton;Welsh-
man: is ann doriacht bunad Patraic co bretnu. conid aire
60sin atberar b. ¤ de, LB 13c18 .Britan Máel o tát Bretnaig in
domain, LL 655 (Leb. Gab.).da Brettnach im Gædel`two
Britons
', RC xiii 454 § 48 ( LL 37300 ).do traetaid Breatnaig
`the Welsh were subdued', Ann. Inisf. 1307.1 .Pl.asn. loc.
i mBretanchaib in Britain, ZCP xiii 3 § 5.

65 bretnachas n(Bretnach)history, matter of Britain : fínít don
bhreatnochas(colophon to the history of Nennius), BB
211b52 (Todd Nenn. vii).

Bretnas n[ā,f.] (Bretain) AlsoBrethnais.theBritish(later
Welsh) language : Succat .i. b. ¤ sen`British', Trip. 412.6 .
70 isin bretnais, 7 .Saxanberla ┐ berla Brethnas(two of the
five languages of Britania), Anecd. iii 65.3 .Gréc Laitin
Bretnais co mblaid, SG 348.7 .rolabair asin mbretnais amail
bhud hé a berla bunaid, Lism. L. 2538. isin Breatnais,
Auraic. 633. isin mBretnus . . . ┐ is combrec, 3208 ;cf.
75 combrecc . . . .i. goor gach solus i suidi, Corm. Y 675. san
Bhreathnais . . . san Ghaedhilg, Keat. ii 1030.
Compd.sluagh . . . Bretan . . . ina mbróin . . . Bretnais-
berlaig, MR 214.z .

bretnas n[ā,f.] (Bretain?) alsobrethnas. brooch,pin: b. ¤ .i.
80brat-nas, arindí aranaisc brat, O'Mulc. 141. brethnais .i.
delg, . . . .i. inní sníes trena brat .i. a dealg`brooch', O'Dav.
315. b. ¤ arnaisc a brat ime, O'D. 975 (H. 3.17, 679e).breath-
nas .i. dealg. ó bhratnasc tig, oir as ionann nasc ┐ ceangal,
O'Cl. b. ¤ bānōir dā uṅga ndēc, Corm. Y 141 =bretnasc etc.,
85 Corm. 7. b. ¤ argit co mbrephnib óir inna brut, LU 1809 (ICM).
téora bretnassa órdai inna mbrattaib, 7249 (BDD).sreth
. . . di bretnasaib óir ┐ argit, 1709 (ICM).do imdidnad a
mbratnas (a b. ¤ , LU), TBC² 245. bretnass (breatnaisv.l.)
gelairgit i timthach in bruit`a brooch' RC lxxiv 200.4 .
b. ¤ torrach trencend sin brutt osa brunni, TBC 205. brettnas,
5 5426 .cumtaige ┐ brettnasa óir ┐ argait, LL 2023. étaige ┐
timthaige ┐ brethnasa, TTr.² 889.