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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.

bélscál n(bél+2 scál, see Bidrag 35 ) =bélscálán:do nitha a
mbotha ┐ a mbélsgála, ITS v 38.17 .

75 bélscálán n o,m.(bél+scálán, see Bidrag 34 f.) open hut,tent,
shelter: a pupla a mbotha ┐ a mbélscálana, LL 22929 ( CRR
28.11 )gníter ar ṁbotha ┐ ar ṁbélscáláin, 22986 ( CRR 32.19 ).
ro loiscetar . . . botha ┐ bélscálána batar is in tempall hi
stigh(of a roofless church), FM iii 310.10 .both ┐ béal-sgalan,
80 ITS i 132.2 .

bélscálánach adj o, ā(bélscálán)like an open hut or tent : as a
bpupallbhothaibh belscálánacha, FM vi 2196.17 .

bélscáth n(bél+scáth) =bélscál,bélscálán:go rángadar a
mbotha ┐ a mbélsgátha, Cath MT 206. tré chumgach mb. ¤ ,
85 O'Gr. Cat. 453.19.

Beltaine xseeBelltaine.