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brostad,-ód,-úd vn.ofbrostaid.brosdadh(-ódproscr. form),
IGT Verbs § 80. act ofurging,inciting,stirringup,stimulat-
80ing;stimulation: brosdadh, béodhadh etc.`to stir up', Eg.
Gl. 69. no bīth M. coa mb. ¤ dia tignaccal inciting them,
Fing. R. 897. acht atá ní nidam laindsea lánbrostud ar nech
etir da indsaigid I do not wish to urge anyone to assail it,
LL 31770 ( TTr. 959 ) =nimtasa lanb. ¤ ,etc., BB 431a11 .cona
85frecraidis a spor[ad] nó a mbrostud`goading' (horses),
CCath. 3138. ré brostud na m-briathar sin, MR 140.3 .ig
brosdud (: cosdud) na mBrefneach, Magauran 3607 .ag
brosdadh ar chlúimh na gcleath hastening the ripening of
corn on the stalks
, DDána 106.22 .gabh do bhrosdadh, nā
bí ad chodladh, Sc. G.St. iv 138 § 3. dom brosdúdh (: fos-
5dúdh) i gceann ó gC.`arousing me against', Content. vii 2.
In cheville:buan brostud, LL 18037.
Seebrostugad.

brostadach adj o, ā(brostad):fa chomarcaib . . . cath-brostudacha
C.` exciting ', MR 214.8 .

10 brostaid v(ON loanword, O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 169 ). IGT Verbs
§ 80. urges,incites,stirs up: cor' brost demun in seilb
seing / co Meidb ┐ co Ailill`a demon urged the lean stock
towards M. and A.
', Met. Dinds. iii 382.15 .tú don chéad-
ghuth ga gcosg soin / do bhrosd ar n-éagnach oruibh, DDána
15 101.53 .ná brosd mise`provoke me not', Content. vii 1. go
ros brost a mbriathra diúmsacha . . . Ua D. dia norgain,
FM vi 2004.13 .
Vn. brostad. Seebrosnaid.

brostaigid v=brostaid:no brostaigedh mileda úaru ina
20n-inadhaib`he used to urge the raw soldiers into their (sc.
dead soldiers') places
', CCath. 5988. ní tu bhrosduigheas
orm . . . na clanna`that incitest against me', Oss. iii 158.5 .
brostuighidh briathra borba a nfearg=stir up anger,
Prov. xv 1 .broisteacha mé suas na Mídianaigh, Is. xiii 17.
25 do bhrosduigh mh'intinn d'aimhdheoin`my heart is stirred',
Studies 1923, 598 § 10 .do bhrosduigh F. ina dhiaidh
hastened after him, Oss. iii 80.27 .
Vn. brostugad.

brostaigthech adj o, ā(brostaigid):na briathra brostuightheacha
30` stimulating ' (Gloss.), TSh. 10250. Adv. go brostaigtech
` impetuously ', Caithr. Thoirdh. 143.5 .

brostugad u,m. vn.ofbrostaigid.act ofurging,inciting;
stirring(up);stimulating: flesc . . . ic sobrostugud na hech-
raide, LL 24913. a fhir bhrosduighthe gacha catha, Oss. iii
35156.22 . (prov.)feirrde breo brosdughadh fire is the better
for being stirred
, MR 158.15 .do brostugadh na [nadura] a
n-aiged adhbuir an galuir, RC xlix 56.15 .fá bhrod bhros-
tuighthe an Spiorad Nao[i]mh, TSh. 1875. gan brosdughad
do'n ionad not to hasten, De Imit. 2.23 . Note also:masa
40lethbroslugudh no cid broslugud, O'C. 931 (H. 3.18, 407)
` exciting ', O'Don. Suppl.

brot n o,m.(ON loanword ? So expld. O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 169 not from ON, Greene, Council for British Archæology Research Report 9 (1972) 70 ).
brud,brod(ón brosdógh,add. v.l.)m.,g s. n p. -a, IGT Decl.
§ 95 ,brad m.,g s. n p. -aid,-ada, § 38 . goad;spike: inna brotu
45gl.tela(edd.'s note) `the goads', Sg. 94a2 .cethramthu arathair
.i. dam ┐ soc ┐ b. ¤ ┐ chennos, Críth Gabl. 134. indaig b. ¤ forsin
nechraid`ply the goad' (Faraday), TBC² 589. saig b. ¤ , TBC
1320. brethais int-arad b. ¤ forsan n-echraid, IT i 270 § 36
(FB Eg.).tri broit chrédumi ina láim(of king's charioteers),
50 LU 7593 (BDD).bid airscēla la fer mb. ¤ (braitt,v.l.)`man
of goads
', i.e. `ploughman' or `charioteer' (note 28), Sc. M² 15.
See1 lúa. ?o brud in cathbharra, CCath. 5269. Fig. ar
ogaib do tsīabhraib, / ar brodaib, ar báeghluib against
stings
(?), ZCP x 346 § 9. mór an brad (: fad) a seachna sain
55 great the spur(?), DDána 74.15 .brod lé mbrosduighthear
inn do chum,etc., Desid. 3349.
As fancifuln. pr. m. B. ¤ ┐ Robb ┐ Ruidiud a trí ṅdr[úith],
LL 3907.
Compds.dha onchoin . . . na brodonchoin gairbhfhionn-
60fadhaca ghraineamhla`fierce wolves', ITS v 132.3 . See
brotchú. ?taréis creiche M. . . . do bródtimáin`having at
the goad's point driven
' (?), Caithr. Thoirdh. 144.7 .

brotad n(brot)act ofgoading;urging: ag brodadh . . . na heach-
raidhe, Dhá Sg. Art. 1897. gabhais . . . agá bhrodadh ┐ agá
65choimhéigniughadh ré hól na meala he began to urge . . . him
to
, TSh. 7423. Seebruitid.

brotbla n(bratt+blá?):b. ¤ na fer fomórda, / bruit or-luaig i
forfilliud` garments ', MR 186.4 .

brotchú n(brot+cú? Meyer Contribb. 271 compares We.
70 bratgi) watchdog,bloodhound(?);herd-dog. Frequ. trans-
latedmastiff: cú doratad dar muir .i. cuilen brotcon(M),
LU p. 157 n. a (gl.árchú . . . a hEspáin dosfucad, 5001 ).
brodchú garbh grúamdha tugadh a hEspain`a rough surly
mastiff
', Cóir Anm. 266. mar do baeglaigitis da brodchoin
75borba . . . a con-maera`hounds', MR 266.17 .ag ionghairi
cethra . . . amail brod-chona buachalla, BNnÉ 85 § 173 .
Fig.(of a warrior)cūich . . . dhingēbhas an mbrodchoin . . .
.i. B., Cath MT 292.

brotga n(bratt+gae?) brooch,pinworn onmantleorcloak:
80 mac rig ┐ rigno . . . mbrotgha arga[i]t ina mbrutaib huilib,
IT iii 238.14 . ?brut(h)gae umaidi, LL 9036 (Táin 1490).

1 broth n(see Bidrag 156 )beard, ear ofcorn: b. ¤ .i. arbhar meas
no toradh` corn,fruit,produce ', P. O'C. b. ¤ gl.arista, Thes.
361.2 . Note also:brutusgl.corimbos,ib. 363.16 , where Stokes
85would read *bruthu,acc. pl.ofb. ¤ , KZ xxxiii 79. enbroth .i.
en usce ┐ b. ¤ arbor,brot(= (ON)brauð,ed.)autem nortmanica
est lingua , Corm. Y 523 , Corm. 18. anbruich .i. an uisci
┐ b. ¤ , Harl. 5280,11 cited Bidrag 156 .leacht Fingin reill a
brotha (: Lotra)` rushes(?),sedge(?)' (Gloss.), Mór M. 268.7 .