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50 1 bricht n[u],m. Cf. brigaid. Not always dist. frombrecht
(partic. in metrical applications).bricht(drúadh)m. g s.,n p.
brechta, IGT Decl. § 71. incantation,charm,magic spell: in
b. ¤ gl.carmen, Ml. 76a21 .b. ¤ .i. epaid, Auraic. 4540. briocht
.i. dráoidheacht, O'Cl. dichan brichtu din forsan crand sin,
55 Corm. 32. b. ¤ ┐ bacc is bachall, 6 .tria brichtu ┐ dicetla ┐
cantana, Dinds. 18. fithnaise F. ┐ brechtai B., LU 10776
(TE).docechain brictu furri, Dinds. 113. tria derbairde
brechta do denum doib, Aen. 1494. Ofweapons,etc.: iar cor
dó brechta hi fáebur in bélae, LU p. 272 note a. ic cor
60breachta neme inti(sc. astonefor use asmissile ),
RC xliii 84.3 .dina brechtaib cumachtaibh sain na n-arm,
ZCP xxx 127.3 . Various:ba b. ¤ bladmass (of a victoriousexpedition),
Bruchst. i 6 § 3 , IT iii 40 § 36. (of fascinating beauty)
briocht sorche, ZCP xiv 218.12 .
65With qual. gen.:fri brichtu ban, Thes. ii 357.8 (Patrick's
Hy.).dí láim rígdai brectu ban mberir, LU 10015. focheird
b. comga a protective spell, 6404 .breachta diablaidhechta, Fl.
Earls 132.26 .a recht conscéra brichta drúad, LU 10035.
brechta druidechta, 4028 ( SC 48 ).b. ¤ drúadh aga dídean
70(a country), IGT Decl. ex. 1542. toingidsum luigi fo b. ¤
nimide (leg.nimi de ?), O'C. 735 (H. 3.18, 352).b. ¤ serce
a n-urlabra an ḟir, Prolegomena 45 § 26 .sianargan(see Gloss.)
in brechta sídhe, Acall. 3482. baindia an bhreachta shíoth-
chána(of Cupid), DDána 78.9 .b. ¤ suain, RC xxiii 420 § 36.
75 a gnúis bhláith go mbriocht toile`with love-charm', Studies
1921 , 589 § 9 .
Metr.octosyllable, (a group of) eight syllablesas ametrical
unit(see Murphy Metrics 27 , IT iii 130 ; Lochlann ii 51 ):
b. ¤ .i. bri ocht .i. ocht mbriathra and, no b. ¤ iarsinni brigtair
80ocht sillaba and, Auraic. 1427 - 8 .ótá dialt cotrici brict, IT
iii 20 § 59. brict . . .: tech duind damaig, dun coṅgaile,etc.,
22 § 66 ( Murphy Metrics,60 § 43 ).b. ¤ int ochtmad deach.
forinní brígther. ar is de dogníther nath, Corm. 17. brechta
remitiagat felessa ann dogres the lines of eight syllables
85precede the lines of four syllables in it
(sc. dechnad brecht-
ḟelesach)always, IT iii 40 § 37. (name of metre)b. ¤ nathrach
Nede, 103 § 193 .nath dēbrechta—nath sēbrechta n. with
two lines—n. with six lines
(Meyer), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 24 § 1 - 25
§ 4 , IT iii 39 § 31.
Compds. With nouns.suan re bás brichtbodba(sic leg.),
5 MR 170.8 .brichtscribhenna briste catha`spell-writings that
win battles
', CCath. 5329. With adj.earlamh . . . briocht-
ghlan, bennuighthe` radiant ', BNnÉ 155 § 1 . With adjj.
derived from nouns.claideb . . . breachtfaebrach a éo, IT
iii 199 § 59. (in name of metre)dechnaid mbrechtfelessach
10 with lines of eight and four syllables, 40 § 47 . 6 § 5 . With part.
co minnaib . . . bricht-rinnta . . . ar foradh gacha flatha
`diadems adorned with magic scrolls', Celt. Rev. ii 208.22 .

2 bricht xseebrecht.

? bricnói adj(brecc+núa?):frisin elaith grotha b. ¤ , Aisl. MC 121.
1536 , 123.9 .

bríg n ā,f. brígh f. g s. -íghe, IGT Decl. § 39. brígh(cháel)f.,
§ 14.5 .brígh m. g s.andn p. -ígh,ígha, § 38 .
(a) power,strength,force,authority;vigour,virtue: de
fortitudine.i. dinb. ¤ gl.de ui, ZCP vii 479.34 (Enchir. Aug.).
20 ciob. ¤ gl.qua vi, 480.21 .brigh .i. neart, feart, no míorbhal,
O'Cl. brig .i. firt,ut est/ a muir brigach buan-sam( Fél. Ep.
30 ), O'Dav. 257. brigh .i. uallachut estMaudorn mor uisceda
brig forbhailidh, Ériu xiii 55 § 26 =Modharn mor-uisage
brioghach,etc., 13.1 .doadbadarhícb. ¤ inna persine dodiccfa
25gl.Dominus dominantium, Wb. 29c4 .nírbo sain mo b. ¤ leu
`I was of no account in their eyes', Ml. 88b4 .is bréc b. ¤ in
domain / . . . / is sí in b. ¤ uile / serc mór do Macc Maire` might ',
Fél. Prol. 145 - 147 .fororcennta a ṁbríga`their powers have
been ended
', Prol. 87. oté cona mbrígaib`virtues', 34 .a
30bruth ┐ a b. ¤ (of God). LU 2022 ( FA 9 ).cen brīgh without
might
, Arch. iii 320 § 90. bec cech brīg is cech bunad every
power and substance is as naught
(in comparison with Munster),
Bruchst. 62 § 143 , ZCP viii 561.19 .bríogh do chonganta
`the power of thy help', Studies 1918, 99 § 16 .mor m-borrfad
35(sic) ┐ bríge rolinsat muintir A. great . . . haughtiness
(Meyer), Alex. 392. brīg fīna 'na uisge(a lake), ZCP vii 303
§ 3 .in brig etarglethi the power of decision, Cóic Con. Fug.
24 § 24.
Med.virtue,force: gu comfhurtachtaidinn an t-uisgi na
40brīga uile ana n-oibrigthib=confortat omnes virtutes in suis
operationibus, RSláinte 2929. maille ré gníomhughadh na
bríogha díleaghtha, TSh. 1581. Also inpl.(us. of persons):
o vilibhbriocchaibh with all his strength, Aisl. Tund. 100 § 4.
ro-fuasnaigthea mo uli thimthirechta ┐ bríga`my . . .
45energies were confounded
', PH 3860.
Gramm.:is follus nach mór b. ¤ articuil linni, Sg. 26b3
(see(b)and(d) infra).do-ní brígh connsuine bhuig don
chonnsuine chrúaidh a voiced consonant gets the (metrical)
value of a voiceless consonant
, IGT Introd. § 105 ,cf. 106-7 .
50 ar son go ttiaguid a mbrígh chonnsuineadh become semi-
vowels
(of i, u), § 9 .
In chevilles:b. ¤ ron-fethis, Fél. Aug. 7. hūasal brīg, Arch.
iii 312 § 1.
Attrib.g s. L. lócharnbríge `a vigorous lamp', Fél. Feb. 7.
55 breasa briogha ┐ ella idhna(of childbirth), Ériu v 80.28 .la
borrfadh bríghe`with boisterous vigour', FM v 1766.z . ?for
brosna brigi .i. for feirtsi carpait no airm on mighty twigs(?)
(kenning), Rawl. 109b44 ( RC xxvi 30 n.1 ).Cf. techt for
brosnai brige .i. fertsi carpat, H. 3.18,722.15 .lind brīge
60 strong ale, Corp. Gen. 87.30 .
In more abstr. meanings. (b) value,worth;advantage;
validity,virtue,efficacy: is becc in b. ¤ frissandéntar a saithar
singl.ut corruptibilem coronam accipiant, Wb. 11a9 .aní
tairci in b. ¤ móir sin duibsi`that which produces that great
65privilege to you
', 12c31 .is follus . . . nan máar b. ¤ labrad ilbélre
is not of much avail, 12d28 .ni mó b. ¤ cach he alailiugl.non
est seruus neque liber, 19c19 .nand mmáa sin a b. ¤ `that it is
of no more account than that
', Sg. 150b1 .issí a b. ¤ liumsa a
techtae som huaim`that is all I care for', Ml. 117d4 .Cf.. . .
70 nī mōr brīg sin`that is no great matter' (Stories fr. Táin),
TBC² 537. is mór b. ¤ / do mac aithig guin maic ríg, Fing. R.
259. is cert in b. ¤ doberid dún great store you set on me,
forsooth!
(ironically), LU 5959 (TBC).In phr.amra b. ¤
(bríge)in lit. and ironical senses, seeamrae . Note also:
75 rabad amra b. ¤ duit fadessin mad dia tóetsad latt C. it would
be a wonderful achievement on your part
(?), LL 9362 (TBC) =
ba hamra dūindi dia ndingabtha fēin, TBC² 1495. amra
bríge[lium] . . . Máel dúin, RC ix 488.17 .na ríg aile / fūaratar
b. o cech dune`won respect from every man', Arch. Hib. ii 49
80§ 28 .ni fetar citne briga / mo dul i teach co r-riga I do not
know what good it is
, Ériu v 30.2 .sét co mbríg(`substance'
Lg.² 18 ), LL 34560. fis a mbrígha dobeir dḟilidh informs poets
of their value
, IGT Decl. ex. 75. gá brígh dhóibh gan dol a
n-éigean ? what good would it have done them not to have
85fought?
O'Hara 4311. cá bríogh dhó ar gcionta do chlódh
`easy for Him', A. Ó Dálaigh v 4. cisi brigh / an dal oc Insi
na righ what's the point of. . . ?, FM i 386.1 . ?cutal .i. a
cutilia .i. ō leidb .i. nī mā a b. ¤ quamledb de cute, O'Mulc. 257.
(c) meaning(of words, sayings,etc.): brígh na cédlitre=
tenour , RSClára 53b .bríogh na guidhei-se, DDána 67.51 .
5 fios a bhríghe(of a prov. saying), Measgra D. 25.16 .
(d)In phrases with prepp. and verbs:issed tra as brig la
dia`what God deems worthy', Thes. ii 255.13 (Stowe M.).
ní laugi a bríig lessquamtúgl.ita illum uocauit (sic leg.) ut
té, Wb. 6b12 .nibo mór a mb. ¤ linngl.quibus neque ad horam
10cessimus subiectioni, 18d10 .cinip mór do b. ¤ lat bráithre
indíu, Trip.² 1888. lasa becc brigh a anma fein`who cares
little for his own life
', CCath. 2804. See also(b) supra.ní
bía brig desium`this thing will not matter', Mon. Tall. 154.10 .
nícon bia b. ¤ hisinnísin, Ériu ii 222.6 .ní b. ¤ daoib / loighed
15t'innmhe`no disadvantage to thee is thy possession's scanti-
ness
', O'Gr. Cat. 459.1. las an mbrígh mbicc doronsat do
chenel E.`regarding the K.E. as of little account', FM v 1766.z .
ni fuil brig acainn innut`we have no reliance (?) in thee', Ir.
Astr. Tr. 52.17 .beg a brígh a mbrat órdha`little he cares
20for
', Ir. Review 1912, 471 § 8 .brígh 'na ccéimiondaibh ní
chuir`he sets no store by their doings', Studies 1919, 258 § 18 .
'na dtaisibh ná tabhraidh bríogh`care not for', Dán Dé xxxi
25 .díoth carad ná cuir i mbrígh, DDána 26.7 .ni denam
brig de we pay no attention to it, LL 31760 ( TTr. 949 ).
25In prep. phr.di bríg, seeD-degóir 156.30. Note also:tré
bhrígh na Urnuighe-se`in Virtue of', Donl. 436.21 .
Compds. With nouns.brigbunad`powerful stock',
Ériu viii 68.10 .duine darburo brighrád briathar, IT iii 100.z .fogne
búada buan brígrun, SR 7244. With adjj.idir dhá thuinn . . .
30bhríogh-aidhbhle, ML 82.1 .A. brigaesta, ZCP xxx 122.21
=annis gravis, 201 .meirge righ Breatan bríghmhir vigorously
active
, MR 228.13 .