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belc(h)e nalsobelca. In phr.bolg(án) b. ¤ name of plant or
fungus (see Études Celt. viii 413 ).Cf. bellecgl.fiscina s.v.
1 pellecand for these latter wds. see O'Rahilly, Celtica i
377 n. 3 .bolg belce .i. bēl-cēo .i. cēo tic as[a] bēlaib, Corm.
80Y 137. docuridar bolc belce dóib for conair . . . cid dia n-apar
bolc belce (.i. bélchéo)`puffball' (simind`rush' and
gass sanais`sprig of sanicle(?)' follow, each in parallel
context), RC xxvi 10. 2 , 3 .comlín de bolgánaib belca
`puffballs(?)' (Gloss.), MU² 666. raithnech ┐ clocha ┐
85bolca belcheo ┐ gasana sanais(mistaken for armed men),
RC xxiii 416 § 29 ( Aided M. 610 ).dona bolgánaibh buadh-
artha béalcheo, Comp. Con C. 74.1 .

? belda: adj(ofCruithnigh)gonambrigh bil beldha, BB 204a35
( Todd Nenn. 128.1 ).

? belend: n frisin mb. ¤ mbandernach / . . . / b. ¤ di chet clesamna
5(rhet.), LU 10393 - 10395 =risa mbeliun mbandernach / . . . /
belenn dichet clesamhnoch, ZCP iii 257.4 - 6 .

? belene: ind b. ¤ graece, O'Mulc. 135 (Greek wd. ?).

belgach adj o, ā(cf. belgaid?) babbling,prating;lying(?) : bealgach
.i. caintech, Lec. Gl. 447. b. ¤ .i. cainntech, Stowe Gl. 247.
10 dāine beōdha bealgacha / . . . tūata trodaigh tengtacha
prating(?), ZCP xii 394.21 .ní ḟidir cach bard belgach
(: Teamrach), BB 277a20 `every prattling bard', BR 182.16 .
Note also:Síd in Broga belgaig-se (: Temraig-se)`the Mound
of Brug of the roads
', Met. Dinds. ii 6.17 .bid b. ¤ (glossed
15 .i. brēcach)ōibella, ZCP ix 170.22 .bith brēc bealgach,
ZCP viii 196.1 .

belgáeth adj(?bélorbil+gáeth):Bres don Brug belgaeth Banba
(: Delbaeth), LL 1224 ( ZCP xiv 176.4 ),cf. Met. Dinds. ii cited
s.v. belgach.

20 belgaid nalsobelgod(-th)(Lat.Belgae)name of a language,
the Belgic(?) language : Grec ┐ Laiden ┐ Bretnais ac Fearaib
Bolc ┐ B. ¤ acu i nErinn, Lec. 181 va49 .(of the languages of
pre-Milesian invasions) Gréc . . . / ac feraib bolc . . . / ┐ b. ¤
bérla binn / rosfognadh dóib . . . / Germáin ac tuathaib dé
25dron / laiten gréc gaeidelg belgod, SG 348.8 , 9 .Fir Bholg
Grēcc, Laidin, Breathnuis ┐ Bealgoth leō; Tuatha Dē
Danann Gearmāin, Laidin, Grēcc, Gaoidhelg ┐ Bealgoth leō,
Celtica i 99.7, 9 .

? belgaide: ind bethu bronach b. ¤ , SR 8065.

30 belgod,-th xseebelgaid.

? belgus n(?bél-) :is scél búan cen bél-gus (: -delbus. beilgus,
belgus,v.ll.) mbla, Met. Dinds. iv 10.15 .

bellec xsee1 pellec.

belletus,bil(l)etus: n belletus cach rēta `destruction of every-
35thing
' (Thurneysen) one of seven wrongs committed by a
wife which justify a husband's separation from her, ZCP xv
356 § 44 Comm. (Caratnia), 359 f. biletus .i. loites nó locdae,
. . . bilitus cadh rét .i. be loites gach raot itir lín ┐ olaind,
O'Dav. 278 (etymol. gloss, ZCP xvi 228 ).Cf. beillitus .i. loc
40catha(? taken as =belli itus), H. 3.18,64b3 .billitus .i. loc
cath, 633b3 .Cf. beille?

béllic xseebéilge(n pl.).

bellit n .i. bliadhain, Goid. 79 ( Dúil Laithne 284 ).

Bel(l)taine nAppar.io,m.orn.in Lament 10 cited below,
45butf.in later lang. `the month of the beacon-fire', Pokorny,
Jn. Celt. Stud. i 134 ; see also Études Celt. vi 65. time of
the beginning of summer ;May;first of May: belltaine .i.
beil-tine .i. tene bil, Corm. Y 122. O'Mulc. 150. Note further
Bil .i. o Biel .i. dia idal, 149 .nó co beldine ' diu . . .
50doaselbti dine gacha ceathra for seilb Beil. Beldine iarum
bel-dine, dine cecha cethrai, ZCP iii 246.4 , 6 (Tochm. Emire).
is dé roinn nobid for an mpliadain and .i. in samrad (sic leg.)
o beltine co samfuin ┐ in gemred o samfuin co beltine,
245.26 , 27 .ón teinidh sin do-níthí i n-onóir do Bhéil
55ghairmthear Bealltaine don fhéil uasail ar a bhfuil lá an dá
apstal mar atá Pilip ┐ Seamus; Bealltaine .i. Béilteine nó
teine Bhéil, Keat. ii 3833. i mbelltaine`in May', Laws i
132.13 Comm. cus na belltanaib bida nesom`to the next
May-days
', ii 390.20 .ó belltaine co belltaine, iii 142.19
60Comm. an treas lá do mhí na bealtuine, ZCP i 118.22 .gort
i mbrāen mbelltaini a field in a May shower, Arch. iii 238 § 5
( Aithd. D. 80.5 ).braen na Bealltaine, St. Ercuil 2104. ada
buada belltaine: / coirm, mecoin, suabais serig, Hib. Min. 49.4 .
it falte na hingina / o thic doib co beltene (: sentane) `May-
65day', Lament 10 (see note).la ria mBhealltaini`on the eve
of May Day
', Ann. Inisf. 1230.1 .imm lóei belltaine, LB 101
marg. inf.Inn. pr. Gilla Crist Húa Mael-belltaine,
RC xviii 191.14 (Tig.).

? belmach: adj(of Colum Cille)imbed fedbach fírían mb. ¤ /
70būadhach tenga, ZCP viii 198 § 25.

bélmach xseebélbach.

bélmar adj o, ā(bél) big-lipped;-mouthed: ben b. ¤ már dub duabais,
BDD² 354. lāech . . . ossē brūach bēlmar, mēit a bēil beōlu
eich, TBC² 3301 = TBC 5399 , TBC St. 4407.

75 béloides xseebélaites.

bélrach adj o, ā(bélrae) alsobérlach q.v. is iat (leg.┐ siat ?) oen-
belraig có-sin .i. Ebrai`of one language' (Gloss.), PH 2517.

bélrad x=bélrae:is maith cach broinn i mbídh in b. ¤
aidhbind .i. teibernighes aircetal ūaithi, Anecd. v 22 n. 5 .
80 isin Ghreigbelradh, St. Ercuil 1279.

bélrae n io,n.alsobérla(note-rl-in Wb. ex. cited below, see
Thurn. Gramm. 113 ). Laterm.(bél).n s. bélren-echtrann, Wb.
12c46 .cech mb. ¤ , Ml. 42c12 ,bellrae, 53d3 .a s. ambéelre , Wb.
12d6 ,mbélre, 13a2 .g s. bélri, Wb. 12a10 .bérli, 12d4 ,belrai, Ml.
85 31b23 .d s. bélru, Wb. 12b23 , Sg. 31b13 ,belru, Ml. 42c14 .a pl.
il-bélre, Wb. 12c19 .g pl. innambélre , Wb. 13a26 .il-béelre,
12d7 .d pl. il-bélrib, 12b24 .Cf. a pl. béarlaoi, Timth. 1916 ,
38 § 14.
I (a) speech,language: in belraigl.ling[u], Ml. 28b13 .
máel dub fair ┐ belra formend leiss`stammering speech',
5 BDD 114 ( LU 7599 ).ro chren a berla cach ṁbrúit his
words (?) provided every history
, LL 4424. bídh . . . / sbéis
ag mnáibh i mbēarla mBriain, Magauran 230 .aslinge .i.
absque linga.i. cen bērla nó tengaid, O'Mulc. 66. dúil bélrai
glossary(belonging to the curriculum of the eighth year of
10poetic training) :duili bélraí (berla,v.l.)sicut estduil dromma
cett(see3 dúil) `Glossare' (182.21), IT iii 50 § 92.
(b) Of specificlanguages: ataat ilchenéle bérli isin biuthso
gl.multa . . . genera lingarum, Wb. 12d4 .du cach belru la
grecu`to every dialect among Greeks', Thes. ii 226.23 (PCr.).
15 cech deidbli fil i mbērlæ is -ān nō -ēne dofūarusccuib, Corm.
Y 1301. ced belrai inso(i.e.Latin), Trip. 128.7 .cen berla
i tirib aneóil, SR 3448. gach son fordorcha gach berla
`every obscure sound of every language', Auraic. 11. na dá
bérlai (berla,v.l.) sechtmogat, Ériu iv 136.16 .ro fogluim
20an berla nEgebtacca, Laws i 20.9 Comm. tresan mberla
Scoiteagdha, BB 38a30 .isin berla Grecdaí, ZCP xxx 101.6 .
condat lia na cenela inaid na berlada, BB 3a9 .gen bérla in
tíri i ndechatar, Celtica iv 18.10 .in berla i-n ro-genamar
our native language, PH 5380. na berla ro cúmscaigit . . .
25ico'n tur, 5456 .o'n berla Ebraide, 5487 .o bélraib aingel
(= 1 Cor. xiii 1 ), 5909 .in Tenga Bithnua labhrustair o berlu
angelacda`in the language of angels', Ériu ii 104 § 15.
Of thenoisesof animals: do berlaib cech mil bladmair,
SR 7263. belra dligthech(spoken by birds)rational langauge,
30 Ériu ii 118 § 54. béarla na n-éan, Measgra D. 56.23 .
Hence people,nation: ceneel na [= ná] belre, Wb. 28b1 .
tuucthar hi cech belrugl.cunctis gentibus nota est, Ml. 42c2 .
in lín catrach in cech threib ┐ in lín mbélra in cech cathraig,
┐ in lín doine im (leg.in ?) cech mbelra, LB 132b30 .
35 (c) In the mod. period specially of (the)English(language) :
'san mbérla, RC xxv 388 § 2. a hucht a bérla`relying on . . .
her knowledge of the English language
', FM v 1530.12 .riaghail
. . . S. Clára arna tionntúdh i ngaoidhilcc as bérla, Ériu xv 6
title.croinic Bhéarla Stanihurst, Keat. iii 5462. i Laidin i
40Scoitic ioná i mBéarla, Flower Cat. 574.z ( GJ xiv 714.67 ).
II In various technical phrases of special forms of language.
Of the five divisions of Gaelic: cia lin cenel n-anmann . . .
forsin ngaeidilg ? . . . a cóic .i. gaeidelg ┐ bérla teibide ┐
bérla Feni ┐ bérla n-etarscartha iter na feadaib aire[g]daib ┐
45in gnath-bérla fognus do chach olcheana, Lec. Gl. 209. an
Ghaedhealg . . . 'n-a cúig codchaibh, mar atá Béarla na
Féine, Béarla na bhFileadh, Bearla an Eadarscartha, Béarla
Teibidhe is Gnáithbhéarla, Keat. ii 140. b. ¤ (Féine) (the
language of
) theLaws;law, the legalenactments: epscop ┐
50saoi berla féne, FM ii 636.12 .brathchai .i. bretho Cai,
ainm aicepta bēlri`a reading of law' (Index), O'Mulc. 125.
condelg mbélri (mbearla, mberla,v.ll.), O'Dav. 843. roslá
bérla breithemhan, LL 386a36 =sós la . . ., BR² 160.2 .
suí Berla a doctor of the `Bérla Féine', Laws i 16.23 Comm.
55(of a Leinster king)ba hollom berla Féne,
Met. Dinds. iv 344.29 .Crith Gablachgraece crisis .i. iudicium, nomen
aiciuchta bēlrai, O'Mulc. 229. is e sin othrus is luga isin
mberla, O'C. 587 (H. 3.18. 290).Cf. Keat. ii 140 cited above.
Forb. ¤ (bán) biaitseebiait. Note also:imróefet fri berla / o
60Róim(glossed.i. imrádfit berla Románach), LU 9841.
b. ¤ n-etarscartha:berla n-edarscartha etir na feadhaib
language of separation between the vowels, Auraic. 210. See
etarscarad.b. ¤ (na filed) apoetic jargon, an artificial language
practised by the poets, `part of the sixth year's course of
65the student-fili,' F 133.78(for poems in B. na f. see Meyer,
ZCP v 482 - 490 ; RC xi 125 , xiii 220 ). (of theánradpoet)
belru na filedh as a naicillidh cách dib aloile, O'D. 1214
(H. 2.15, 84a).b. ¤ fortchidesee1 fortchide.b. ¤ teipide,
tóbaide theselectedlanguage,Gaelic , seeteipe,teipide,
70 tóbaide:go bhfuilid focail as gach aointeangaidh ar airleagadh
san cheathramhadh mír don Ghaedhilg ré ráidhtear Béarla
Teibidhe, Keat. ii 948.