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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.

balbán n o,m.(balb) dumb person: gur labhair an balbhán,
Matthew xii 22 .do-níthear balbhán dhe an uair tig dochum
na faoisidine, Mac Aingil 2077 .

balbdae adj io, iā(balb):ní b. ¤ (cheville) ` unsilently ', Fél. Mar. 5
15(.i. ni hanerdairc no ni tastach, Fél.² lix ).

balc adj o, ā. Later alsobailc i. I stout,strong,sturdy,firm,
vigorous,powerful: b. ¤ .i. calma no trom, ut est ailidh sidhe
aurarsan a cét direch balca (leg.b. ¤ ,ed.) in maic .i. is calma
no is trom a inne (sic leg.) in maic ima ndergither é .i. in
20t-étach. Nó taidlis bo slicht(compd.?) b. ¤ (usedadverbi-ally ?).i. tadall erca isna búaib go calma, O'Dav. 277.
bailc .i. mor no calma no tren . . . ciaptar bailc a mbresa, 255 .
Cf. Fél. Prol. 74. b. ¤ graece balanin.i.grande , O'Mulc. 119.
bailc .i. calma, Stowe Gl. 239. b. ¤ .i. calma, Lec. Gl. 184.
25 b. ¤ .i. trén, neartmhar, no mór, O'Cl. Benedicht, b. ¤ áge, Fél.
July 11 .tescmart brait bhailc co mbuaidh(brait b. ¤ , ed.)
`he has saved a prey with stout victory', Blathm. 137. In-
drechtach . . . / . . ., bailc baind, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 25 (a) .
co brāth mbairnech mb. ¤ , Bruchst. i 55 § 123. is bēsad na
30cleithe, is b. ¤ oc lār, is caol oc clēit[h]e, Corm. Y 275. fer
tailc tuillethan, isé bailc brádorcha, MU² 642. buidhne bailci
beoda, CCath. 5367. ba balcc bríge, Aisl. MC 69.13 .ben b. ¤ ,
Buile S. 70.z .b. ¤ Belltaine / do bheir bláth sugh a sughdhos-
aib, IGT Decl. ex. 342.
35 Compar. co mbuidin ba balcu, Fél. Jan. 4 (balcdu,balccu,
v.ll.).bailci, TTebe 394 .
IIAssubst. strength,firmness,vigour: gabsai format, fí fo
bailc, ZCP xi 108 § 2. buan in b. ¤ , CRR 57.
Compds. With nouns:conid mind cach maige / balccbuile
40(sic leg.?) na mbard the strong one of whom the poets sing(?),
IT iii 57 § 108. tri balcbemmenda Bodba, TBC 5984.
Balcbend gilla A., LL 25078. Nabál . . . / balcbethraid os
betha blá, SR 6291. ras gabastar chuci ar a balcbolgán by
its stout middle
(of a standard), LL 31773 ( TTr. 962 ).cotlud
45nā longad nī sām lam balcbrain, TBC² 1215 (rhet.).balc-
briathra Bodba, TBC 6056. fiora betha co mbalcbrigh
`with strong might', Blathm. 76. sorcha in balcbuaid,
Snedgus u. MacR. § 31 .bongos fidh a balcfremaibh, Blathm.
229. ba balc-gent co mbeó-gletin, Met. Dinds. iv 188.24 .
50 fót co mbalcraind, Met. Dinds. ii 20.39 .buidnib balcthoir
(: altóir), SR 6882. asa mbruintis balcct[h]onna,
Arch. iii 218 § 6.
With adjj.:athair Bile bailc-dremhain, Leb. Gab. 218.24 .
ailen . . . balclan do cairibh, St. Ercuil 227. Assubst. the
55 full: balclan gelglaici C. i tacmaisi crainn gac[h]a craisigi
dibh, CCath. 5307. dias . . . it é damdabcha balcremrai,
BDD² 1214. ben balc-thorrach, Met. Dinds. iv 126.36 .
buidni balcthruim, LU 10882 (rhet.).
With adjj. derived from nouns:ech . . . balcceimnech
60balcbéimnech, LU 8667 ( FB 50 ).Balar Balcbemneach,
Cóir Anm. 289. tricha bliadan balcbuidnech(sic leg.), MacCarthy
204 § 4 .a balcbullig Brég, LU 8110 ( FB 8 ).[in tarbān] . . . /
bailcerblach adircech`strong-tailed', Ériu vii 6.2 .

balcaire n m.(balc) stout,sturdyperson; arough, aswaggerer:
65 i mbrollach chnis an bholcaire`the hector's mid-chest', O'Gr.
Cat. 584.4. don bhalgaire bhreacriabhach`the motley rough',
Ó Bruad. i 180.8 .

? balchad: n doronsad na neoill tromfhlechadh ciach, drucht
mara, ┐ b. ¤ braonboc` moisture ', St. Ercuil 482.

70 ? balcrach pnan epithet:Muiredach B., ZCP viii 337.19 .M.
Balgrach , LL 2469. Seebolgrach.

baléne ngiven as ex. of diminutive in-éne, Corm. Y 1301.

balgam xseebolgum.

ball n o,m.(see ZCP xxiii 300 ). Treated asn.in:cach ṁb. ¤ ,
75 TBC 5950. (a) limb,member,organ(used of any portion of
the body): is b. ¤ di crist in fer, Wb. 22c9 .hore adi[b] boill
crist, b10 .tria huili baullo ┐ gnímo, Thes. ii 252.16 (Stowe
M.).in gét a bullu ar crist . . .? Wb. 9d4 .far nuili baullugl.
membra uestra, 3b26 . 12b12 .tre thesbaid naich baill, Sg. 5a5 .
80 cach súg bís isnaib ballaibgl.sucum membrorum, Ml. 44d8 .
innam (inna,MS.) b. ¤ tuistengl.locorum genitalium, 58b2 .
clam dia tuititis a baild, Vita Br. 25. fo comdecsain in boill
in roclannadh in crécht, Bretha 30 n. 5 .issé b. ¤ fo a taet
imdergæ(the face), O'Mulc. 403. is b. ¤ cēta-geinit[h]er(the
85head), 217 .cach b. ¤ de, LU 5014 (TBC).cor bo b. ¤ da ballaib
a mac, TBC 2931. iar mballaibh limb by limb, BB 365bz .
ni boi b. ¤ de cen pian fo leith acht a thenga nama, PH 2871.
ní fhaca aon ball de gan éideadh acht a shúile ┐ a chosa,
Ériu i 88 § 35. le comailt na mb. ¤ foirimillach`the extremities',
O'Gr. Cat. 193.32. na mb. oilemhnach`of the organs of
5nutrition
', 206.22 . Reg. San. 30.15 .ona ballaibh ainmidhi . .
ona ballaibh spirutalta`the animal parts . . . the spiritual
parts
', 8 , 11 .boill Dé . . . do thabhairt to swear by God's
limbs
, Donl. 74.5 .baill do dénam di todismember: dogentar
boill dítt, Fier. 116 .boill bheacca do denamh da corp, FM iv
10658.z. b. ¤ ferda membrum virile. SeeF 90.3.Cf. do b. ¤ feili
pudendum tuum , YBL 208ax .coro benta do láim dona trí
ballaib filet acut da ndeine do chlaind, RC xiii 66 § 64.
?Fiachra Cassán . . . / da biach bar baill bróe atróe, LL 6075.
(b) Fig. memberof community(cf. memmar,cenn):o thair
15in b. ¤ eineclunn . . . a dualgus in cind`the follower', Laws i
62.23 Comm. ; glossingmemmar, iv 196.23 , v 360.1 .a crochad
do ballaib diabuil .i. do Iúdaidib, PH 4870. boill don aoin-
Eaglais, Desid. 4074. arna cennaib, ┐ ar na ballaibh,
RSClára 29b . ?gidh eadh níor theith, níor thuill guth / go
20breith gach bhoill don Bharrach, DDána 87.8 `but won the
approval of every side
(?)', Ir. Monthly 1928, 549 .
(c) Of inanimate objectspart,portion,piece;article,
object: im ocht mbullu arafognat muillond`eight parts',
Laws i 124.17 .go ffuil ina b. ¤ coimesa token, testimony,
25 ZCP x 20 v.l.(go ffuil sin ar cuimhne, text).do bud b. ¤ cruaidh
coimessa, Ir. Texts ii 11 § 10. ballorb .i. ball do forbau na
filideachta aicce, Auraic. 1305. b. ¤ éigin dom ealadhain
`a small example of my art', Aithd. D. 40.21 .b. ¤ oibri, IGT
Decl. ex. 54. re cois gach boill don leine, St. Ercuil 2513.
30 b. ¤ óirnéisi=instrument, Is. liv 16. b., dadum . . .`anatom,
point,spot ', Eg. Gl. 80. In abstract sense,quality,faculty:
cía bald ba dech dó nógébad di cleircecht`which attribute
of the clerical character
', Mon. Tall. 158.30 (§ 76) . ?ball
einigh, Magauran 4381 (`a point of generosity'). Gramm. of
35part of a verb:fríssin bréthir assumno fria baullu, Thes. ii
228.36 ( PCr. 61b2 ). sumconá ballib, Sg. 193b8 .cia b. ¤ in
brethir? Auraic. 322.
(d) place,spot; of a book,passage: an b. ¤ na ted sé a ferann
na fine where, in the event that, O'C. 2233 ( Eg. 88,17a ).ní
40cuala me an oiread sin do ghuithibh daoine ar aonbh. riamh,
CF Eg. 150. a ngach uile bh. ¤ (=in every place), Prov. xv 3.
ag míniughadh an bhoill úd 'san tsean-reacht, Eochairsg.
10.30 .contrardha dhó féin a niomad do bhallaibh(of a
heretic), O'Hussey TC 34.11 .
45 ar (an m)b. ¤ immediately,forthwith,at once: ar b. ¤ d'eís an
t-anam da fhagbhail, Rule of Tall. § 29. táinig an cléireach
ar b. ¤ , Oss. iii 278.11 .mo chur ar an mb. ¤ go hifrionn, Desid.
1168. air b. ¤ (= straightway ), Prov. vii 22. air a mb. ¤ , Donl.
186.26 .duine bhreathnuigheas a ghnúis a sgáthan . . . ┐
50dhearmadas air b. ¤ a chruth féin, 220.18 .
(e) spot,mark,blemish: Echu Ballderg . . . co rabai in b. ¤
sin inna churp do chomurthu ind ḟerta, Trip.² 2419 - 20 .do
ballaib bithchorcra co ndeirgi fola laíg, BDD² 37. ní fuil / b. ¤
ar an flaith romferguigh, Ériu iv 220 § 28. madh glan an
55corp don taoibh thall / b. ¤ ar a chaoin níor locht liom, Dán
Dé xxvii 31 .do bhídis na baill chorcra / ortha d'éis gach
ionnalta, A. Ó Dálaigh li 18. tí nó b. ¤ dearg ar a láimh,
Keat. ii 2265. ?sreath do chaolach bhán go a barr / clár
ball gcraobhach ós a cionn, DDána 119.28 (from a description
60of a castle).
Compds. With adjj.:a bé barrbude balbán(readballb., n.)
white-limbed , TFerbe 798 .ba bradanaib becca ballbreca
speckled , TTebe 3520 .bradán ballc[h]orcra, ML² 498. Eoc-
haid Scandail .i. ballderg red-spotted , LL 322e36 .Colman
65Baldub, 366g29 .in ballgel Baluíne, Fél. Oct. 4. Bran Berba
ballglaine`fleckenreinen', Bruchst. 8 § 9. in ballglandu, . . . /
Moire Magdallda fair-limbed, ZCP x 46.21 .tond ban ballglass
bright-flecked , Anecd. i 54 § 30. ben bán ballmass, 69 § 163 .
With nouns:calmach um nach faghar fuacht / a bhal-
70bhruth gan bladhadh mbharc(sic) `the fire from his limbs',
Magauran 1660 .ag flaith ballDaile of the speckled Dail(a
river), DDána 83.11 .
With vnn.:an talamh ar baill-chrioth ┐ bioth-luasgadh,
TSh. 1039. gan a mballghabháil ní bhíd`they put forth ever
75fresh growths
', Magauran 340 (`branching', note).
In compd.serc-ball, seeS 189.71.Cf.phr.ball seirce(in
oral tradition), ITS xlviii Introd. xxvii.