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1 bró n nEarlierbroö,braö,bráu(forbroesee Thurn. Gramm.
§ 329 ).pl. bróinte(LU etc.).b. ¤ f., IGT Decl. § 84. (a) quern;
80 millstone,grindstone; act ofgrinding(?): broongl.Molae
(inn. loc.), Thes. ii 45.7 ( Ardm. 10a2 ).clocha broon . . .
mola broo din, Corm. 29 s.v. muilend.muilend . . . mó a ail
.i. mō a chloch(a) quam cloch[h]a brōn, Corm. Y 874. tuarcain
do-fuaircitis inna grán . . . resiu arista brao the quern, Sg.
85 184b3 .issi (Mugdornn) cetna cumal ceta-ra-gaib broin inn-a
laim la firu Erenn, Laws v 394.3 .bīait for mnā særa for
bróintib, TBC² 1130. ?imbri b. ¤ , LU 8399 (seeI 70.76).
combo demithir (sic MS.) bróin mulind as fast as a mill-wheel,
LU 9054 ( FB 80 ).athgabail cuicthi . . . im denum liacc
bron, Laws i 184.11 .noco modmar cach n-oenb. (: gó),
5 LL 9489 `a single millstone is ineffective', Táin 2047 .bro
toll, IT iii 81 § 59. Ciarnath 'cun broin (: ḟóil) borddaig,
LL 16899 ( RC xlvii 301.16 .).tīrad ┐ brō ┐ crīathar, Bruchst.
i 71 § 167. bro ┐ lossat ┐ altrum(i.e.the unproductive work
of a housewife), Laws ii 410.17 Comm. See Stud. in E. Ir.
10Law 34 n.1 .bro ┐ losut, ┐ criathrud [do munudh] dia
n-ingeanuibh, Laws ii 152.11 Comm. don cet sceinm na
bro[n] ris cach naen`in the first slipping of the millstone'
(of exemption from liability), iii 282.19 Comm. mar gluasacht
bron(motion of the firmament), Ir. Astr. Tr. 142.14 .tormán
15na brón muilinn=the sound of the millstones, Jer. xxv 10.
ar chlachaibh brán do bhreacadh from picking millstones,
IGT Decl. ex. 1306. Seebreccaire.b. ¤ bheag bhreac,
Measgra D. 7.26 .do chasadh na líobhrón grindstone, TSh.
6211.
20Withmeilid(see alsomeile,bleith):Gall i Mugna melid
broí (: druí), Éigse x 185 § 15. do bleith bróan, Thr. Hom.
64.2 .domheiled broin gach fer, Lism. L. 850. narab bro
gan gaillsig . . . im meli bron, Cog. 116.10 , 13 . Prec. by
prepp.I N-,A:ná derntar isin domnach . . . bleith i muilenn
25ná bróin`grinding in mill or quern', Ériu ii 202.1 .bleith a
lam-broin dichmairc, Laws v 474.3 .naoi gcearna arbhair do
bhleith . . . a bróin, Keat. ii 5233.
Fig. dia ḟadhbhuind si bhroin uachtair, dogentai bro
íochtair dim if I found an upper millstone I should make a
30lower millstone of myself
(answer to a proposal of marriage),
ZCP xiii 280. 3 , 4 . Of a hero:ba bráu borb-leṅg inna bíu
`a wild-whirling millstone', Met. Dinds. iv 94.14 .
Seelámcompds.
(b) Of people or objectsdense mass;multitude,crowd,
35 company,phalanx: b. ¤ .i. iomad, O'Cl. ?bro .i. bisech
` increase ', O'Dav. 331. de betho bróu (bro,v.l.)`from the
crowd of the world
', Im. Brain 29. ?hine bron dian degduine,
Ériu vii 199.1 .it bróin dírmai, BDD² 284 =hit broí d.,
LU 6776. in gach mbróin sesmuigh sleg-aigbēil dīb, ML²
40 1711 .a Ferguis d'an bidba b. ¤ `that hast enemies in number',
SG 248.13 .b. ¤ ṡagh, IGT Decl. ex. 911. b. ¤ bhord ┐ b. ¤
bheinsi, 34 .bro do bhoghaibh`a dense mass of bows',
Magauran 3611 .bro bhadhbha . . . bratac, Caithr. CC 11.
o bhroin bhoth`from the clustered bothies', Magauran 402 .
45 idir bhróin reann, DDána 91.51 .co rabatur fó bróin scéith ┐
claidim . . . fa Finn mac C.`they were a mass of shield and
sword . . . around F.
', Fianaig. 86.28 .docunnuic na nai
cét . . . cona mbroín sciath ┐ cloidem acu, ZCP xiii 224.13 .
do chonncatar O B. ┐ a chlann ina mbroin sgiath ┐ claidemh
50chuca astech`in a body with shields',etc. L. Chl. Suibhne 9.
?Cf. co lluid itir cobrad ┐ brōin in scēith, TBC² 1512 `between
the rim (?) and the body of the shield
', Faraday.
Compds. ?dideirn (.i. dot gráin) bródeirg brufitir, LU
10388 (Tochmarc Emere) =brodercc, ZCP iii 256.26 .cet
55bromaistread lind . . . / ar tus i nErinn the first churning with
a quern
, BB 25a55 .

2 bró nexpld. as noise,shout: bro .i. nuall . . . bro finn Fiachna,
O'Dav. 330.

3 bró xseebróe.

60 4 bró n expld. asstriking,cutting: bro .i. bemnech, Lec. Gl. 498 ,
M 302 , Stowe Gl. 250. `bro' beimneach, Met. Gl. 32 § 7.

broach adj(cf. bróe):for goblaib crand b. ¤ , LL 6079 =mbroderc,
Éigse x 185 § 16.

? brobad: n brobhadh leabhar eirigh as` scribbling ',
65 Content. xi 16 .Cf. brobaim`I daub' (recte), O'R.,n. 2 .brobh ad, so
MSS., perh. forbrod ad.

1 broc n[o,m.]. Latersbroc(sbrog),sproc,q.v.(OE loanwd.,
O'Rahilly, Sc. G. St. ii 22 ). displeasure,vexation;anxiety,
distress: b. ¤ .i. ieiunius .i. ni failte nach nguirt, O'Mulc. 166.
70 brug(h) .i. trosgadh, O'Cl. bróg .i. brónach,ib. ind praind
sin do adcor forsind comdid ar bruc friss`in displeasure at
him
', Mon. Tall. 148.26 .atát [in tríar aithech] ina mbruc
isin tig ┐ is leór gráin a n-imcisin, LU 7745 (BDD).ataat
ina mbrucc, ┐ a mmíasa 'na fiadnaisi. Is brocc Muman
75dar míasa ón M's. dissatisfaction in spite of platters(of food)
(?), RC xiii 446 § 28. nī argairi (ar-gair ?) in mb. ¤ detba(leg.
debtha, ed.)something that prevents the distress of strife( Ir.
Recht 16.1 ), O'Mulc. 348 , 339 . ?ba bét ar bruc (: -fuc)
Brecmaige`an ill deed that brought sorrow on M.B.' Met.
80Dinds. iv 320.23 .lēigedh an rīgan a rec[h]t, / t[rēiged] bith
brecht is a bruc (: ruc)(of a queen mourning a dead son),
ZCP vi 269 § 3.

2 broc xseeborg.

bróc n ā,f.(ON or OE loanword, see Éigse iii 237 ff ., Jn. Celt.
85Stud. i 47 ff ., KZ xxx 81 ff .).bróg lebhar,f., IGT Decl. § 172.
shoe,sandal;greave(?);pl. greaves,leggings, (long)hose,
breeches(?): broc a braca .i. cumbair ētag, unde braccille,
O'Mulc. 165. asana cen broicc etaig no letha[i]r imme,
Laud 610,25d (cited Plummer MS. notes).eturru ┐ a brog
`between his foot and his shoe', Laws i 300.23 Comm. bróccgl.
5 sutolar(cf. subtalares,shoes, Du Cange), Ir. Gl. 1033. ialla-
chrann .i. bróga, Eg. Gl. 409. eochra .i. broga leggings(?),
O'Dav. 814. ochra .i. bróga, O'Cl. dí bróig sandals(?),
BDD² 844. broca credumai impu, LL 33127 (Fraech 32).
bróca brecca bernacha leo(worn by the Magi),
10 Todd Lect. vi 60.4 .nighfid a mbróga na tigh i.e.they will take possession,
SG 70.24 ,cf. gurab iat féin benfus a mbróga díob in bar
tighib, 78.21 .lán a bhróicce d'aircett`one of his shoes full of
silver
' (as a due), BNnÉ 257 § 216 .cos guna broig, RC xii
352.2 .da bróice imbe di croicinn capoill, Harl. 5280,66b
15(cited Meyer Contribb. 264 ).lethéill(a s.)a bróci oneshoe-
strap , Aisl. MC 47.9 .iall letbroici(-braigi,-braici,v.ll.),
IT iii 81 § 59. a bróg no a lamann, O'C. 2427 ( Eg. 88,33d ).
broc choel do chorrgubul gabair`a slender shoe of goatskin',
O'Dav. 366. an té ar a bhfuil a bhróg scaóilte=shoe, Deut.
20 xxv 10. le trilsibh bróg mban, DDána 119.21 .go bhfuair
Deirdre ag dul 'na brógaibh, Dánta Gr. 7.14 .bróga= shoes ,
RSClára 6b .ó bhórdaibh a bróg mbreac go féith a dlaoi,
Keat. Poems 115. (horse)shoe: sdéad seang ar bharraibh a
bróg, DDána 106.10 .bróg eich, IGT Verbs ex. 730. broga
25im na gabraib`ties of leather for the goats' (` hobbles ',
Plummer MS. notes), Laws iv 86.2 Comm. pnIn nickname:
clann Briain na broige, Hy Fiachr. 90.2 .
Compds.dá dheigheach bhreagh bhróiggeal, O'Hara 4095.
an fear bróigthiogh`thick-clogged fellow' (Notes), Bard. Synt.
30Tr. 22 § 214.15 , IGT Verbs ex. 838.
Seelímad,berrbróc,fúathróc.