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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.

15 bala xsee1 baile.

1 balach adj o, ā(bal). Alsobailech,bailioch. successful,prosperous;
exact: ceird b. ¤ , BNnÉ 134.1 .Adv. bíoch nach bailioch
a d'aibig an chré seo(of a premature child), ZCP v 218.543
(Midn. Court).go raibh bun ┐ barr an sgéil go cruinn ┐ go
20baileach aca, GJ vii 118a13 .

? 2 balach: n an plasdra coitceand ┐ b. ¤ an arain goirt, 23 P 10³,
19a39 .

? 3 balach: n`balach,agiant ', Eg. Gl. 761. ?Leg. bachlach.

balad xseebolad.

25 balamail adj i expld. asboastful,vain: balamuil ab ebra balam
.i. uanus, O'C. 142 (H. 3.18, 80).

? balamlacht n[ā,f.] (balamail):aithféridh Día ort do balamh-
acht(sic) ` vanity (?),' Fier. 52 (bachlachus,v.l.).

? balamlae n[iā,f.] (balamail) boastfulness,vanity(?): a ri
30ordnide / uasail adamra / bí dom comairli / cuaird cen
balamna (suairc do comairlí / cuairt cen banumla,v.l.), IT iii
14 § 28 .Cf. 43 § 53 =cen balamla, Murphy Metrics 61 § 47 .
?rothimme ┐ banamlae ifail fēthamlæ` womanishness (?),'
Celtica viii 64.55 (balamna,balomlæ,balamla,v.ll.).

35 ? balan: n on reidiughadh glan / tugatar Goill ri a mb. ¤ [? mB.],
Fen. 124.16 (`with their fighting '). ?n.loc.orn.pr.

balar n o,m.:ní búan in b. ¤ `the chieftain's time was short', Met.
Dinds. iv 76.13 .ben bán in balair`the warrior's fair wife',
126.39 .pn? As name of mythical personage:Balor mac Doit,
40 RC xii 96 § 128. g. Balair, Cath MT 86.

balb adj o, ā. (a) of creatures, etc.dumb,silent; of speech,stammer-
ing,inarticulate(?);murmurous: b. ¤ ab eo quod est balbus,
Corm. Y 146. b. ¤ a balbo, O'Mulc. 120. ro sich breithir nad
bu balbh`spoke an eloquent word', Blathm. 224. co mbreithir
45bailb, Rawl. 78b13 .osgar cach a gceird araile .i. is balbh
cach a nealadhain a cheile, O'C. 1606 ( 23 Q 6, 5 a ).lethbhalb
tengaid ┐ lethloisc neolais(of an unskilled pleader), 2271
( Eg. 88,20b ).fili b. ¤ ra throisc aicce ar co tissed a erlabra dó,
LL 371c5 .biid balba mar bad marbu sib, YBL 154a42 .na
50hidla bódra balba, PH 967. a chlanna Lir / . . . go nGaoidh-
eilg mbailb murmurous, Atlantis iv 122.25 .romescad a
menma coma balba buaidirthi na briathra rolabrad, TTebe
3368 .ag dúilibh balbha, DDána 110.23 .maidhm oirdhreic
na mbéimeann mbalbh(`soundless blows'—of overthrow of
55Egyptians in the Red Sea), Hackett xlii 40 .
pnAs epithet:Scál B., LL 1085. mac Aengusa Bailbh, FM i
108.z.
(b) Of water, weather, etc.still,calm,silent: de brú Berbae
balbae, Fél. Dec. 22. úa ríg Srúba Brain bailbe, Met. Dinds.
60 iii 282.73 .im rīgh Delbhna dar balbh sreabh, ZCP viii
224 § 33 .Cf. Magauran 1572 .síon bhalbh, KMMisc. 174
§ 32 .Cf. Magauran 1421 .mar bhóchna bhailbh, DDána
93.10 .
Compds. With nouns:balbduine, IT iii 102 § 188. an
65balblasair / bhīas ōs an mbith, ZCP viii 207 § 40. ó bhalbh-
thuinn ag béin re tír the murmuring wave(?), Magauran 2642 .
With adjj.a mhac . . . balbh-boghar deaf and dumb, ITS xvi
94.13 .ó Éirne . . . bhalbhghlain, DDána 70.9 .ón Bhóinn
bhailbhrighin, Aithd. D. 34.14 . With adjj. derived from nouns:
70 eo saorchuain bhailbhealtaigh Bhreagh haunted by twitter-
ing (?) bird-flocks, DDána 117.36 .i mBreaghmhuigh bhailbh-
éanaigh, Aithd. D. 4.3 .

balbad vn.ofbalbaid, seebalbaigid.act ofsilencing: teas an
talmhan is tuar gnaoi / eas uadh gan bhalbhadh ní bhí, DDána
75 106.19 .

balbae nUsu.bailbe iā,f.(balb) silence,stillness;inarticulateness,
stammering: cen luithi .i. gen bailbe, O'Dav. 437. Glend
Bolcáin go mbailbhe, Anecd. ii 24 § 15. i mbentar cluicc cen
bailbhe, § 11. in Berba, búan a bailbe, Met. Dinds. ii 62.1 .
80 fer gan bailbhe, ZCP viii 227 § 6. maille bailbhe ┐ re miurmis-
me briathar(of the effect of intoxication on speech), O'Gr.
Cat. 215.20. In cheville:cen balba ṁbla, SR 119 (:amra).

balba(ig)id n(balb) (a) silences,stills;strikes dumb: rosbalb
rosberb . . . / salchur serb na sen-nathrach(of the river
85Berbae), Met. Dinds. ii 62.7 .mar bhalbair in ngaoth ngeim-
rid, O'Gr. Cat. 412.6 =mar bhalbhthair an gh., TD 15.50 .Cf.
KMMisc. 168 § 2. do bhalbhuigheadh an ceól, Oss. vi 46.13 .
ar bhalbh oighreadh d'fhuighlibh cuain those of the harbour-
voices that the ice has stilled
, DDána 110.45 .a Í Bhriain
bhalbhas tonna, 80.19 .gur balbhuigheadh uime sin é he was
5struck dumb
(as the result of a curse), 23 E 26,272.x .mac G.
. . . / fraech borbthuinde balbus, Studies 1920, 419.2 .do
balbhuigheadh bréig-dhealbha an domhain an tan rugadh
Críost, Keat. i 100.17 .
(b) falls silent: do bhalbhuigh cláirseach bhláithgheal
10Éireann, E. O'Rahilly 152.96.