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bait(h)sid,baistid v(baithis). Rarelybat(h)said. (a) baptises:
amal, . . . ṁbaithsetar ┐ amal noingter, Tur. 49. toesc
toebhraith coimdeth dil / ro bhathais mullach nAdhoimh,
65 Blathm. 57. duine nād baithister ó baithus dligt[h]ech,
Ériu i 219 § 5. ro baithes in mnái torraig, Lat. Lives 33.6 .
berrsi Pátraicc ┐ baitzisi, Thes. ii 241.15 (Ardm.).marud
baitsius nach nailegl.si . . . baptizauerim, Wb. 8a3 .atrub-
art-sa . . . nacham baitsifeth Patraicc, Vita Br. 43. Patraicc
70. . . / breō batses (baitses,v.l.) genti, Thes. ii 322.4 (Hy. iii).
baitsid iat i n-ainm in athar . . ., PH 3704. co ro baisted i
ndabaig, LU 3074 (H).na leinbh bhaistear, TSh. 4827.
(b) blesses(?): Pátric ro bathas cailli . . . Moninne, LL
371c21 .ro bhaistt ┐ ro bhendaigh P. an baile, BNnÉ
75 194 § 16 .
(c) names,confers(a name) on(DO,FOR): Ioain Bauptaist
ro baitseth, Blathm. 168. ro batsis ainm dond inud, LL
14116. ro baisdedh D. fair, Hy Fiachr. 20.7 .níor baisdeadh
riamh roimhe sin / Midhe do mhuigh ard Uisnigh, DDána
80 84.37 .baistimse ort mar ainim / . . . an t-Amadán Mór,
Oss. vi 176.11 .
(d) assigns(?),ascribes(?): robaist mórcūairt na Bretcha
dó ō sin alle, BColm. 94.7 (`offered').bainghiall ar ar
baisdeadh cair / nar caisgeadh d'ainmhian éadraidh`against
85whom the charge was stated
', Aithd. D. 74.13 .
Part. ainmbatside , BColm. 78.5 . ?náidhin baistedha
`baptized infants', RC xxviii 316 § 21.

baitín n m.(bata)smallstick: an lorg no an b. ¤ do bí 'n-a laimh,
BCC 262.19 .

baítsech n ā,f.(báeth)name of aclassofwomenof diminished
5legal standing. See Stud. in E. Ir. Law 99 ff . Not disting-
uished in Laws frommerdrechandechlach. Regularly
glossed bybé (ben) táide, and so once in text:baidseach cach
be taige (= táide), no cach ben deiraig a lanamnus cen
deithbire, Laws v 456.21 .mac baitside(one of the seven
10classes of sons whose father does not share in their up-
bringing), 202.4 .la fine mathar mac baidsaide, 452.21 .
baitsaige, 19 .im dingbail mic baitsige taking away the son
of a `b. ¤ ' (from his mother's `fine')
, i 184.16 .mec buitsige,
236.27 (glossedmac na mban taidhi a sanais, 238.3 Comm. ).
15 mad o mnaibh dlighthecha . . . mad o baitsechaib, 190.32
Comm. baitsech .i. merdrech, [ut est] baitsech cach bé
táidhe, O'Dav. 306. fer dobeir coibche mor fri baidsig
fornascar a dilsi`a man who gives a large coibche to a baitsech
to secure (?) ownership of her', Stud. in E. Ir. Law 100 (Laws
20iv 56.z).cach baithsigi a crislach`to every harlot her womb',
ZCP xvii 54 § 41. Cf. gach mathair a crioslach, xx 196.20 .

? baitsechaib n d p.:imrásium . . . tar inberaib meda, . . . tar b. ¤
buana belaide, Aisl. MC 85.18 (`perpetual pools of gravy') =
baitsiochaibh belæ, 119.37 .

25 ? baitsid(e),? baitse n(?baithis,baithsid):cislir togarmand
techtaide miadlechta ? . . . triath, ri, rig tuaithi . . ., aithech
baitse(the 20th in a list of 26), Laws iv 344.5 ,.i. fer na sáera
dan na trebad, 352.24 Comm. is é aithech baitside (baitsid,
v.l.) inso dia mbé in[n]a enncai cen gait . . ., Críth Gabl. 142
30(see note, ` baptismal vassal ', Mac Neill, PRIA sec. C xxxvi
289 n.3 ).baitsidhe .i. nemcumscaighthi, ut est ailid breith
berda baitsidhe .i. is é beraid in lucht agata na bretha
nemcumscaigthi, no is nemcum[s]gai[gh]thi in breth brithem-
naigther sunn, O'Dav. 271.

35 báitte part.ofbáidid. drowned,submerged,plunged: amtar
ṁbatigl.submersís (Aegiptiis), Ml. 84d5 .bátegl.summersa
(Samaria), 106d4 .b. ¤ i dtuinn, TSh. 2335. Fig. báithte ann
ainbhfhios, Donl. 466.14 .

bal n ā,f.Alsobol. Laterbail.b. ¤ m., IGT Decl. § 96. boil
40 bail f., § 14 .b. ¤ feirinnsgne, bail baininnsgne, Introd. 21.19 .
(a) state(ofaffairs),condition,situation: noi ṅgrad nime
noebda a mb. ¤ , SR 553. ros plage b. ¤ immarbois sinful con-
dition, 1438 .monuar b. ¤ alas the circumstances, 1425 .gan
bheith íseal, olc an bhail, Dán Dé ix 33 .dar lat nocha b. ¤
45beandacht / damh ceandacht don mhac mhallacht, IGT
Decl. ex. 1710 =b. ¤ bheannachd, ex. 849 .ag so an bhoil do
bhaoi uirthe / go bhfoil na mnaoi [meathl]uighthe, A. Ó
Dálaigh liii 16 .dia do bhail what a state of affairs,
Dánta Gr. 16.73 . ? Prov.boil an dá ḟíach, IGT Decl. ex. 692.
50 b. ¤ ri reetymol. gl. onblaidhre, O'Dav. 299. ?b. ¤ beg d'ḟast-
adh brethe so sis(folld. by a list of maxims), O'C. 2280
( Eg. 88,21a ).fri bualad ṁb. ¤ , SR 6485.
(b) In favourable sense,prosperity,good luck, goodeffect:
biaid a soborthan ┐ a bail ┐ a blath form(of a blessing),
55 Fél. 154.20 (=b. ¤ , Goid. 180.2 ).sech is bol is blathugud
(of Colum Cille), Trip.² 1747 (b. ¤ ,v.l.).mór fodb asa fordercc
bol (: c[h]an)`luck', Fianaig. 16 § 41. Druim Bethach fo
baile bríg, Met. Dinds. iv 260.22 .lais bail .i. as lais an maith
sin do bith aici, O'C. 1887 ( 23 P 3,22a ).ar ni nách bi b. ¤ / ar
60croes is ar chol, LB 262b34 .díobh an craos . . . / an treas cúis
ar nach cóir bail, Dán Dé xxxi 36 .inntleacht ar nach bí
bail, O'R. Poems 3742. is fearr bail ná iomud, PCT 375.
dá thopur . . . B. ¤ ┐ Dimbal a n-anmanna, Lism. L. 2522.
?is craeb chumra cona blath /. . ./ is lia lógmor cona bail,
65 Fél. 156.6 .
(c) Of theefficacyof asacramentorjudgement: do bhíadh
bail ar an absolóid, Mac Aingil 4584 .gan buil ná ēiffeachd
do bheith san bhreith, 1922 .bídh buil ar an bpósadh gan
fhios, gan fhiadhain a clandestine marriage is valid, Parrth.
70Anma 3125.
(d)With prec. vbs. is (?leg.in)b. ¤ dober Dia for mac ngar,
LB 248 marg. inf. dobēra Día b. ¤ (bál, MS.) fair God will
prosper it
, BColm. 60.19 (of milk which was afterwards
miraculously increased).ar sgéalaibh cáigh cuireadh bail what
75men have said has been made good
(?), PBocht 24.20 .dá
gcuirthí ar na briathra bail if the story be put to good effect(?),
13.23 .bail nó caoi chneasta do chor ar éin-ní, TSh. 5118.
ar an gcrábhadh do chuir bail perfected(of St. Augustine),
DDána 59.15 .is adhuathmur in bail doberidh aina sluaghaibh,
80 ZCP vi 101.3 .den-sa do bail fein re hiarla Ionutas`do thy
will with Earl J.
', 88.4 ; 49.2 .
(e)With prepp.ní bhiadh sé ar bhail . . . / gan tail nDé
dá dheónaghadh he would not really be successful, thrive,
Measgra D. 68.15 .ag seo chugat colann mheirligh,/ a Mhaic
85Muire, go mbé ar bail, Aithd. D. 70.26 .ar buil ┐ ar bissech
in good case, BCC 302.20 .bídh a bpósadh ar bhail valid,
O'Hussey TC 200.y .bhar bhfreagra do-bhir gan bhail
ineffective , Measgra D. 68.19 .dobail .i. cen bail, O'Mulc. 322.
o'tconncatar meic Ruaidri cen bail orru`that fortune was
against them
', Ann. Conn. 1237.2 .cá huair bhíos an fhaoisidin
5gan bail ? Donl. 318.5 .Iordanen co mboil (: duilemhain)
fortunate , Blathm. 171. a bé co mbail, IT i 70.17 ( Lg. 5 ).
F. . . . go mbail is go mblat[h], Anecd. ii 32.y .caingen co
mbail [.i.] co maith, O'D. 1685 (H. 5.15, 29b).breatha co
mbail, Ériu iv 138.9 .tech n-áiged na mbocht fo bail prosper-
10ing , BColm. 100.21 .cupa nach bí lá gan fhleidh / cupa atá 's
do bhí fá bhail, Aithd. D. 9.16 .
Compds.flaithbeandacht, balbeandacht, būanbeandacht,
ZCP viii 560.20 . ? Inn. loc. Builiath, Met. Dinds. ii 32.91 .
pnIn epithet:Ceirbil Balmaith ingen Etair, Dinds. 158.