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85 bán adj o, ā I (a) white,fair,bright;pure,holy,blessed; of a page,
blank: dichennadh Ioain Babtaist bain`pure', Blathm. 247.
tara ngnúissi bána(of the saints), Fél. Ep. 339. in grían b. ¤
ban Muman / Íte, Jan. 15. timpān .i. tim .i. sail ┐ bān .i.
umae bīs inti, Corm. Y 1258 (whence:ban .i. umha, O'Cl.).
scíath brec . . . bil b. ¤ findruini, LU 8602 ( FB 45 ).braen
5bat[h]is báin, 2998 (H).co lá brátha báin, 348 .an biadh
ban`the white food', Leb. Gab. 46.19 (=good food i.e. milk,
etc.?).gabus Eba in t-ubull b. ¤ fair, Ériu iv 114 § 10. co
tarla a dī bond bána fair so that he fell dead with upturned
soles
, MU² 988 (cf. bánaigid).libair bána leisa ngabar
10salmthrátha, SG 52.2 .uch a lám, / ar' scribis do mem-
rum b. ¤ , ZCP ii 225.1 .na Bóinne báine, Keat. Poems 432.
i mbruighnibh bána in white halls, Hackett xl 266 . ? In
pejorative sense:a bachlaig bāin, Bruchst. i 27 § 59 (`blut-
leerer
').tuata b. ¤ `a boorish clown', Ó Bruad. ii 14.z . Inn.loc. Benn b. ¤ in retha, Acall. 5637. In verse freq. as epithet
ofblíadain:o gein Crist co bliadain ṁbáin(= this year),
LL 15430. arim trí ṅdéich ṁbliadan ṁb. ¤ , MacCarthy
180 § 6 .Compar. ba baine (bainithir,v.l.) linscoit lenead
arna langlanad, TTebe 480 .
20In phr.,bélre (bérla) b. ¤ , seebiait.
(b) pale; of afightetc.,bloodless: b. ¤ gl.ex[s]anguis, Sg.
67a19 .ni ban re ndol fri croich`unbloody', Blathm. 234.
nidat bána mo chrechtasa, LU 7991 (BDD).beóil bána,
TBC 4104. i ndáil bain báis, LL 19352. ina ḟanntassib bána,
25 LB 154b59 .ba bana buadirthi na Greic uili ri heicin na
hitad sin, TTebe 1776 .senoir etlaidhe b. ¤ . . . gan fuil, gan
feoil, BNnÉ 77 § 145 .is b. ¤ in gleó sa, TBC 4585.
(c) Of land,etc. untilled,waste,unoccupied: rannchuid di
bān ga[n] aittreabadh nō inotacht(of a city), Fl. Earls 70.y .
30 tré fhearann b. ¤ fásuigh, Jer. ii 6.
IIAssubst. (a) fairone;blamelessone; of a page,blank
space: D. deich ṁbliadna don b. ¤ , LL 4379. mochean do'n
bh. ¤ nach can brég(of Molaise), SG 29.18 .an b. ¤ -sa a ndeiread
na duilleoigi, TTebe xv § 2 .féch féin in beg nó in mór in b. ¤
35so`this blank space' (in a MS.), O'Gr. Cat. 110.z.
(b) untilled land,lea: thógfadh an spád ┐ rómharfadh an
b. ¤ , Hard. i 272.10 .pnIn placename:B. Leathan, O'Don.
Suppl.Cf. bánta.
(c)Expld. as truth: `ban' is `binne,' anmonna íad
40d'ḟírinne, Met. Gl. 27 § 34 (perh. arising out of some gloss on
bélre b. ¤ ). Whence probably:ban .i. fírinne, O'Cl. ban .i. fir,
Lec. Gl. 174. Stowe Gl. 238.
?ba b. ¤ ar bruid, Met. Dinds. iv 178.11 (`it was "a white
page for a blot
"'). ?cíarb éicess Nár cosin neim / dofuc co b. ¤
45in ben-sin`brought him to pale death', 8 .
Compds. Usu. with meaning white,bright,pale;bloodless ;
somet. weakening the implication of the compounded word
and contrasted withdergused as intensive prefix (cf. subrufa,
mar bhánór. rufa, mar dergór. Subrubea, mar bhanchroch.
50rubea mar dergchroch. Subrubicunda, mar fhuil uisgeamail
no bhanlasair. rubicunda mar fhuil dhegdha(a)tha no
dearglasair, 23 K 42,162.12 ff.). With nouns:ben chain
bánainech, TBC 4314. brettnas bánargait, 5426 .a mbleid-
edha banóir ┐ banairgid, Acall. 405. reacht bánbathisi
55`purifying baptism's law', O'Gr. Cat. 100.7. ó bas co banbem
a blow which does not draw blood, Cóic Con. Fug. 41 § 60.
nocha bánbhéim acht cneadh chinn no light misfortune, Misc.
Celt. Soc. 162.175 .ar bánbiudh whitemeat (food prepared from
milk
), Hib. Min. 67.5 . Rosa Ang. 226.10 ?ní bán-bhreath
60(sic leg.)a lenient judgment(?), BR 104.8 . (=ní hainbreath,
BR² 745 ).Bóand bánbronnat`white bellied', Met. Dinds.
iii 34.16 .ro ir dom . . . .x. mbanchaimsa (.i. léne beca nó
nulam), Ériu ii 5.4 .airitiu ind nóib Ióib / iar ṁbúaid ┐ bán-
chath (: márrath), Fél. June 8 (.i. nirbo dergmartra rofucc).
65?bancloth briugad for tuatha do erdidbud, Laws i 232.2 .
ní seagur comtús tar condeilg mbreitheman banclotha tuath
.i. ni coir do dul co breithemh eile sech in fírbreithemh bís
isin tuaith of fair renown, O'D. 764 (H. 3.17, 549).Banchom-
rag Ferghusa, TBC p. 418 n.2 .ban(n)esorgain nat faccaib
70cnoc`white (bloodless) mayhem', Bretha 24 (glossed .i.ban-
beim, see p. 59).Bandha na mbánḟoithreadh`fair forests',
TD 16.1 .Bángleo Rochada(the name of one incident of
the Táin), TBC 4555. an béal arna bhán-ghormadh`grow-
ing wan, pale-blue
' (Gloss.), TSh. 1093. bánlann óir fria
75hedan, Acall. 3895 v.l.(niamlann d'ór buidhe . . ., text).
coic bliadna os cach banleittir, Rawl. 164b28 .. . . an bán-
maidhm sin cen go ro fuiligheadh nó go ro fordhearccadh for
neach etorra, FM v 1362.6 .báanmartre ┐ glasmartre ┐ derc-
martre, Thes. ii 246.30 cf. BCC 432.37 (§ 391) .issí in bán-
80martre du duiniu intain scaras ar Dea fri cach réet caris,
247.1 (Cambr.).cond bo buachaill i mbansoillsi, Laws iv
96.23 .bánsuile mora a n-iarthar cind in bathlaig, Acall.
1871 v.l. co ṁbántlacht`with white raiment', Fél. Ep. 331
(cot banlucht,v.l.).cloch is cosmail re banumha`electrum',
85 Celtica ii 84.474 .
With adjj.:doghabh a sciath . . . mbancorcra, Ériu iii
170 § 28 .inneoch narbtar banglasa dib robtar dubglasa(of
the sacrificial entrails), CCath. 966. do indrechtānu bó bán-
méthi, Aisl. MC 89.27 .borbdam banodhur, IT iii 87 § 99.
With adjj. derived from nouns:i gcrích mhín bhánacraigh
5Bhreagh, DDána 118.3 .cléirech bánaightheach brightfaced,
SG 30.y .o Boind bind banbruthaig, LL 1027.
With vb.:saoirfhear . . . / dar báinghealadh toradh is meas
míon Mhumhan was whitened, ripened, Aithd. D. 4.7 .

banach n o(ben) appar.sexualintercoursewith a woman: buaid
10ṁbanaig, TBC 664 (`der Sieg im Verwüsten') (ṁbanaig(sic
MS.), LLdipl. ed.8115 ,ṁbánaig, Táin 552 (`the gift of
laying waste
(?)').issé seo cóir na háine / . . . / cen ḟeóil cen
ḟín cen b. ¤ , LL 363 marg. inf. conapaidh dforail banaigh, Leb.
Gab. 14.8 .do fhurail banaich, Fen. 14.9 .

15 bánad m. vn.ofbánaid, see follg. wd.act of turning pale; the
palenessof death: crith ┐ derga[d] no bána[d] dō intan lither
air, O'C. 288 (H. 3.18, 158).banadh gnuisi .i. uath, ar is ban
gnuis in duine in tan doberar uat[h] no uamun uimi, Auraic.
5628. in dāl dālto co Clárach / tuärnecht im robánadh`the
20tryst that was made at C. has been kept by me in pale death
',
Fianaig. 10 § 3. bánadh do bheoil, DDána 27.4 .

bána(ig)id v(bán) (a) turns pale (trans. and intrans.): na banaiter
fergnúsi / i ccruadaib comraicthib, LU 8426 ( FB 29 rhet.).
no imdergtha in cend indara fecht ┐ ro bánta in fecht aile,
25 LL 13535. ca galar borb ro-t-básaig ┐ ro-t-bánaig, CRR 3.
ra bansatar a ṅgnúsi, 39 .cia banait . . . do beoil, PH 8131.
robanad imi, TTebe 3365 .o ra bánaiged a bonn(of a dead
man), Ir. Review 1912, 248 § 9 (cf. MU² 988 cited s.v. bán).
(b) lays waste: gur bhánuigh sí ioliomad (sic) do thíortha
30(of a `píast'), Maguires of F. § 3.

banais n f.(ben+2 feis)g s. nabainsi , IGT Decl. § 150 (p. 150.z).
(a) marriage-feast,wedding: banessagl.nuptias, Thes. ii 38.5 .
ní marbtar muilt dom b. ¤ , Lament 11 .co tucsaide T. . . . do
ṡeitig ┐ co ndernad cobled mór dia mb. ¤ , LL 31684 ( TTr. 871 ).
35 i n-aidhchi na n-inboth .i. na baindsi, ZCP iii 469. don
banḟeiss, RC xi 448.90 .gáir bháinnsi, KMMisc. 346 II § 1 .
Of theinauguration feastof a king(see Ériu xiv 14 f .):
ba si-sen a banaiss rigi, ZCP iii 244 § 47. issi sin banuis righ
is righdha . . . do ronad do righ Connacht riem, ALC i 554.10
40(an. 1310 ).iar ndenamh bainnsi a thaisighechta,
FM iv 1092.1 (an. 1475 ).
By extension ofthe first feast celebrated in a new
`bruiden'etc.: for b. ¤ a mbruidne, SG 62.16 .do dhénam
baindsi a dhúine ┐ a righe, MR 14.z .
45 (b) feast,banquetin general: co focuirthe thra dochum na
bannsi sin na huile dee, ZCP xxx 53.348 .b. ¤ dḟeoil, BB 61a8 .
lem b. ¤ mbrogdha, ZCP viii 226 § 18. cóisreach, fleadh,
féusta, bainis, Eg. Gl. 170.

banaltra n(ben+altra)n,f. IGT Decl. § 145. foster-mother,
50 nurse: buime trír . . . / . . . / b. ¤ thrí dtighearna(of Blessed
Virgin), DDána 9.1 .a bh. ¤ 's a bhean ghrádha, PBocht 9.39 .
rí an bheatha gá bhanaltrainn, 17.32 .Fig. a bh. ¤ bhleacht
(to abrugh), Keat. Poems 1522.

banaltrannas n m.(banaltra) fostering: co ndéanann én ele
55banaltrannus fris(of the cuckoo), Oss. v 28.5 .

banamail adj i(ben) womanly,feminine: banamhuil, cóir,
mnaamhuil, lochdach, IGT Introd. § 127. ben . . . b. ¤ ,
Aisl. MC 97.4 .buidne bithi banamla, TTebe 2228 .
In pejorative sense: a mil banna banamail(sic MS., Eve
60addresses the serpent), SR 1226 (` womanish ', Gloss.).
daoine robhanamhla(=effeminati, Is. iii 4 ), Mac Aingil 4817 .
Adv. co buidh b. ¤ , TTebe 3594 .go baothchroidheach
banamhail, Dánta Gr. 16.78 .Compar. tearc banchiure as
bhanamhla, DDána 55.13 .

65 ? bánán n(bán):bāeth buide / bānān dron / dāne dīlmain /
macne Ailb, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 13 § 1 (`weiss und herrlich';
glossed.i. macan, BB 120a45 ).

bánánach n o,m.(bánán)name of apreternatural being haunt-
ingthe field ofbattle (see Études Celt. viii 406 ):bánánaig ┐
70boccánaig ┐ geniti glinni, LU 6284 (TBC).bánanach no
bócanach no genit glinni, TBC 1536. bánánaigh ┐ bocánaigh
┐ badhba bēlderga, Fianaig. 94.25 .Cf. Cog. 174.9 .Ladhra
. . . ise cetmarbh Erenn re ṅdilind conaseibil bananígh,
BB 22b12 .

75 bánapad n(bán+1 apad)lit.white notice. Term for anoffence
ornoticeof anoffenceappar. less serious than that termed
dergapad,bánapadseemingly being to feed and shelter one
whoseproscriptionfor acrimecommitted by him is not
known to the harbourer while in the case ofdergapadthe
80harbourer does know of the proscription. ma iar ndenam
foghla . . . is lethfiach inn; gin urogra andso. Madh iar
nurfogra . . . is a fegadh an dergapa[d], no in banapa[d],
O'C. 2535 ( Eg. 88, 44c).se ba gu nuingi for nech biathas
fer nurfocra tar crich .i. cumal ban-aba[i]dh so a lesugh[ad]
85┐ a comairlegadh anurraid, Laws iii 388.2 Comm. in cumal
banapaidh fil i mbiathad do mic . . . tar sarugadh, i 166.14
Comm. cach cin dodena tar banapad oc in fir fine is a trian
fair, iii 60.9 Comm. Cf. deithbir itir in mban-apadh ┐ in
derg-apadh. . . . In ban-apadh in biathadh ┐ in ditiu re
ndénum cinad. In derg-apadh .i. in biathad ┐ in ditiu iar
5ndenum cinad, O'D. 969 (H. 3. 17, 679b).Cf.also O'Donovan,
Laws iii 60 n. 1 : ` "banapadh" occurs when a man is pro-
claimed and the friend who entertains him does not know it.'