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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.

bretnasach adj o, ā(bretnas):'sī muncach bratach bretnusach
` wearing. . . abrooch ', Aisl. MC 97.5 .

bretnasc xseebretnas.

10 brëud xseebreóad.

1 bri n g,f.See Thurn. Gramm. § 319 , KZ xlviii 65. hill: bri
mag n-ísel, a breuitate,utBri Cobthaig Coil .i. mag inna
biat slēbe ardae,etc., O'Mulc. 154. brī .i. tulac[h], Corm.
Y 191. bri .i. tulach no fogus,ut estcingit co brigh. Brigh
15(leg.brí,ed.) cach n-occus .i. is amail baile dam gach inad a
mbim. Nó brigh .i. cumair nó baile, O'Dav. 218. b. ¤ .i. magh,
no cnoc, no tulach, O'Cl. Note alsob. ¤ .i. gach ní as fogas duit,
ib. bri .i. slíabh,ut est: muinnter Ch. . . . / lethais am bh. ¤
Bhreg tar fál, Ériu xiii 65 § 52. losaid fer foirbrig ogh
20mabuaid mbreg mbras`of great hills', xvii 91 § 10 (MS.),
xxii 42 (n. loc.).Fig. breo os bri(of God), SR 3079.
Seebreó,tulach.b. ¤ na mbreg`the princess among prin-
cesses
', Met. Dinds. iv 326.3 . ?a bratán os b. ¤ , LU 4317.
Also expld. asplain , O'Cl. mar uinche bri tuireadh glossed:
25magh tuireadh,note b.,Hard. ii 296.2 .ro slechta maige a
mórchaill / . . . / Mag nItha tes B. buadchind, LL 554 (Leb.
Gab.). ?conid de atáat na bríse. Mag ṁBreoa .i. Mag
ṁBreg, LL 37044. Cf. O'Mulc. 154 cited above.
Frequ. innn. loc.See Hog. Onom. Brí Leth, Trip².992
30.i.mons, note . usque adBri Erigi a Bri Erigiusque ud dorsos
Breg, Thes. ii 271.40 .a mBrig Leith`in Brí Léith', Ériu
xii 160 § 26. do Brigh Leith, 152 § 15. oc tochailt Sídh Breg
Leith, 186 § 17 .do thogail B.(readBreg, Thurn.loc. cit.;bria,
brith,v.ll.)Léith láine, Met. Dinds. ii 4.22 .Muridach Tírech
35din B. (: rí), LU 4179 `from the Hill' (=Tara?), Met.
Dinds. ii 14.15 .Boand blagh-glan ass in B., Ériu vii 220 § 13.
a mBrig Ele . . . .i. a sidh Brig Ele, RC v 202 § 21. a bruach-
aib Bríg Molt, SG 362.22 .
SeeBrega.

40 2 bri n flame;anger,wrath(?),curse(?) : bri gach ṅ-accais,
Corm. 8 (=cach n-ogus, Corm. Y 149 ).am bri danae
(.i. am bréo,sic leg., LL 1560 ) =am brigh dond(BB), IT iii
61 - 62 § 123 .

3 bri n Apparently abstracted fr.bríathar. Expld. asword,
45 speech: bri ┐ rethor .i. breuis ┐ orathor(`orator. This gloss
seems an etymology of . . . `brīathar'
,' n.8), O'Mulc. 159.
bri .i. briatharut esttisca bri ban finn .i. tinnscedal uim
briathra na mban fia[l] nó taithnemach`i.e. word', O'Dav.
232. `b.' (brigh, brídh,v.ll.) briathar, Met. Gl. D 17 , Lec.
50Gl. 261 , Stowe Gl. 235. brí no brígh .i. briathar, O'Cl. bri
.i. briathar(in expl. ofbrimon smetrach), Auraic. 1329.
Seebri(a)mon.bricht .i. bri ocht .i. ocht mbriathra and,
1427 .bricht .i. brigh a hocht .i. brigh briathar .i. hocht
mbriathar and, 4482 .dobértha bretha co mb. ¤ (: haenmí),
55 Acall. 7430. ?co mbríg (bri,v.ll.) deóraid,
Met. Dinds. iii 184.15 .bri cen dochta(glossedbriathar co ttegoscc no co
munadh, note 1), Leb. Gab. 194.11 . ?Cf. LL 37044 citeds.
1 brí.

4 bri adj expld. asshort,near , see exx. citeds. 1 brí.

60 -bria xsee1 bronnaid.

briad n appar.judging,verdict: mairg bias isin mbriaidh mbrisc-
sin(i.e.doomed to Hell), ZCP vi 265 § 15. In B. na f.:
briadh (.i. fuighell) molta Dhē ō nach fuil / ní thuillit muir a
braon, ZCP v 487 § 14. brath .i. b. ¤ .i. fuigheall. ┐ fuigheall on
65mbreithir brath, O'Cl.

briaid xseebreó.

briail x=priail:arna prigail (briail,v.l., n.4), Rosa Ang. 324.12 .

? briala n(scribal miscopying of a form of Lat.phiala?):(of a
smallmeasureofwine) nach urcoidigheann dá bh. ¤ d'ól ar in
70cuid, Reg. San. 20 § vii .iseadh tuígim trid in foculso briala
.i. misur ina tuillfedh oirett éndighe amain .i. an méidh
doghebhadh nech gan claochlogh anala,ibid.

bri(a)mon nin phr.b. ¤ smet(h)rach(B. na f., formula). See
neimthes,smetrach;b. ¤ in this phr. expld. as word-feat:
75 bri [.i.] briathar ┐ mon .i. cles(LL), RC xxvi 55 , Auraic.
1329 - 30 . Note also:brī cach n-ogus (see accais), ut est isna
Brethuib Nemed: brimon smetrach,etc., Corm. Y 149 ,
Corm. 8.

? brian n expld. asword(s),speech: raidis an ben már di brian
80friú, Ériu xii 152 § 16 TE2=brián .i. briathar, ut est
Tochmarc nEtaine etc., Ériu xiii 65 § 53 =brian .i. briathar,
etc., O'Cl. anagh (.i. a tuigsina) an brian, ZCP v 485 § 2 (B.
na f.). ?brian ┐ grian, Auraic. 5433.

Brian- n. pr. Brian(Bórama) as complim. and intens.pref.: ag
85innisin brianruathair in mílidh charge worthy of a Brian,
Caithr. Thoirdh. 80.11 .tré brianbáigh na brathdígla sin,
113.16 .do briancloind Torrdelbaig`to Brian-descended clan-
Turlough
', 105.28 .