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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 .

brígach adj o, ā(bríg) powerful,mighty,forceful;strong,virtual,
vigorous: is brigachgl.grandis, Ml. 100a4 .brioghach .i.
35feartach, neartmhar, O'Cl. brigach .i. uallach,ut estbrigach
maith morsésur, O'Dav. 194 = O'C. 2752 ( Eg. 88,80b ).
?brigach .i. mbruigech, O'Mulc. 155. la céssad sluaig brígaig
`of a vigorous host', Fél. Feb. 15. Eoin Baubtais[t] brigach
.i. craibthech`John Baptist the mighty', O'Dav. 1452 (
40 Fél. Prol. 101 - 102 ).ar maccan brigach barrfind, Thes. ii 291.13 .
banchath b. ¤ `vehement women's war', 327.17 (Hy. v).breisim
lāi brātha brígaig`mighty', Ériu iii 30 § 13. mor mbuiden
mbrigach (brigmur,v.l.), CCath. 6022 .b. ¤ a chert(rhet.)great
his justice
, LU 3403 ( SC 18 ).fírén brighach buasamuil,
45 O'Don. 2212 (Nero A vii, 146b). In cheville:b. ¤ fodail`a
mighty division
' (of the saints), Fél. Ep. 290. Assubst. ro
b'é in bríghach buanbladach`thedisdainfulone', SG 137.17
(Acall.).

brigaid v(perhapsbrígaidfrombríg.cf. rob [ḟ]ír fírthar, rob bríg brígther, Ériu xvi 66.14.But rhyming examples are
50lacking)expld. asshows;asserts,declares;adjudges;respects;
proves,verifies,confirms(=confirmare): brigh .i. foillsiugh,
ut estro bo bith-buaghlach bailedhach buadhartha brighaid
sencha[ide] .i. robo buadartha in[n]í brighit na senchaidhi ┐
na mór cineoil .i. foillsighitt, O'Dav. 297. brighther .i. raiter
55no brithemnaigther,ut estcrolí bais brighther do cach iarna
miadh, 268 .brioghtar mesge. i mblechtaibh damh,
Ériu xiii 41.7 =brigther .i. airmitnighther . . . brigther meisce
mlechtaib dam`drunkenness is respected in the potations of
parties
', O'Dav. 247 , O'C. 2757 ( Eg. 88,81a ).bricht int
60ochtmad deach. forinní brígther, Corm. 17. 18 .bricht iarsinni
brigtair ocht sillaba and`because eight syllables are shown
there
', Auraic. 1428. do adhaltrachaib in betha brighaidh
(brighaibh,v.l.) Sen senbrethaib`that S. declares', O'Dav. 121
(cf. Laws iv 370.2 ).brīg dō ri cāch brēthir announce . . . the
65word
, ZCP xi 80 § 4. brigfaidh Andcrist proicept sulbair
`wird . . . kund tun', Snedg. u. Mac R. 12 § 59. brigaiss I.
im[ma] thūaith / tríchait catha fri cech ríg`launched'
(declared?), Hail Brigit 22 .na briguid briathra sceó laidib
rígnaib for bronnaib(rhet.), LU 6635 =brigriu, TBC² 2095.
70 brigtair laidi in tres laechrann / fri dos deimin derbtair máil,
IT iii 64 § 131. breg do brea brigbrechtaibh / brigtar broine
bri (bronni brú,v.l.), 35 § 15. in bar brigas buaid, BB 380b19 .
C. . . . / brīgus būaid brīathargloin / parrdus do blāth,
Arch. iii 219 § 1. Legal (see also O'Dav. citedsupra):bri[g]thur a
75faithcib fir fuighill .i. firenuighter fuigell uime ona féinibh,
Laws ii 12.1 , 3 Comm. a belibh batha brighther gach forgell,
O'C. 1744 ( 23 Q 6,31 ) =confirmatam est testamendtum in
morte, 1743 .do sui dia bal brighthar iar firinne fath .i. . . .
firenather, 2408 ( Eg. 88,32 ).dosli dia buna brighthar`he
80incurs a fine, on whose family it (the crime) is proved
', Laws iii
408.12 .brigter airer erenar / i cnocbeim col, 536.16 Comm.
gach lugha leir brigtar saorcoraib dia nderbaib diubartaib
manub duine-orgain no nach col coiclithar, O'Don. 794
(H. 3.17, 570).acht ma sruithe beo rob bidbanus brigter
85deiliudha datha, 2202 (Nero A vii, 140b).
Note also:brigais beand siuil .i. ro broghastair no ro
brighasdair benn bruit siuil ar an slait siuil hoisted(?),
Nat. Lib. G 30,110.22 (difft. vb.?) `displayed ', Ériu xxiv 14.
Vn. bricht, Wortk. 35. See also O'Dav. 121.