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85 berán n o,m.Alsobirán(1 bir) sharp-pointed stake,peg: soigett
no beran, CCath. 4701. bearán, alsobiorán `apin,peg,
bodkin', P. O'C. See Dinn. s. biorán .

? berb nin compd.-chrann:in b. ¤ -crandgl.bir-crand, Laws v
484.18 Comm.

berba pn(Lat.verba?):B. Béid(name of book by Bede), RC
5 xvii 223.11 (leg. Bérla? Stokes);cf. Verba Scáthaige,
Anecd. v 28.

berbad vn.ofberbaid. Alsobeirbiud. (a) act ofboiling,cook-
ing: doberid íasc . . . ┐ caithit can berbhadh é, RC xxiv
380.9 ,cf. Ériu ii 130 § 99. ar an usci dageib moran da ber[b]ud
10`water that receives much boiling', Ir. Astr. Tr. 42.17 .bearbh-
adh a mbí inntibh d'íasg`as much water as would cook its
fish
', Bard. Synt. Tr. 9. 197.15 .
(b) act ofsmelting: mar sigemnaig builg oc b. ¤ míanaig,
Thr. Ir. Gl. 36.30 (s.v. prúll).ag a bhearbhadh(of gold),
15 Keat. ii 1913. Fig.:ní dú bearbha (: ealbha) dom bhinn
`it is not meet that my fame be scorched', Ó Bruad. ii 138.19 .
Seebeirbiugad s. beirbigid.

Berbae pn[iā],f.(see Pokorny, ZCP xiv 334. 16 f.) river Barrow:
Bran Berba ballglaine, IT iii 14 § 31. ricfa broínd na Berba
20. . . blædhaighe, 89 § 117. re n-éc cind Berba thre bríg,
LL 4250.

berbaid valsobeirbid. (a) boils,cooks: mani berbagl.decoxerit,
Ml. 46c15 .no-mberbthide (?leg.-berbfide,Gloss.) dam co
tinde and, BDD² 1449. in ro berbais in saill`hast thou
25boiled the bacon
. . . ?' Thr. Hom. 60.5 .fulachtad na feola ┐
beirbid in brocdan, BB 236b5 .ro hatád torc trichemrúad
mórtheined imme co romberbastar, RC xiii 58.3 .ni berbamm
salla na cárnai we cook not salted nor fresh meat, Alex. 882.
cearca beirbthear a mbeacān eanbruithi=gallina cocta cum
30modico brodio, RSláinte 1851. (of a plant used in dyeing)
is i berbthar tresin fual isin or mban co ndene derg de,
Auraic. 5566. trí chaecait cét coire n-uma / i mbeirbthea
mid maige Mháin in which mead of M.M. was brewed, SG
362.15 .is mor bruitheas a chuithe / gen co bruithi ani
35berbas(a whirlpool), Anecd. i 12.z (SCano 404).ro berbi
ar ind usci boiled it with the water, Mon. Tall. 147.10 .berbhtar
limsa ar lossraidh na cailledh é(sc.a small bird),
RC xxvi 374.5 .
(b) melts,dissolves: ro berbai in cend in cloich co ndechaid
40treithe the head had melted the stone, LL 14172. coro mberb ┐
co ro dílég cech n-anmanna boí inti, LL 21138 ( Dinds. 13 ).
coro mberb(of snow), 37006 .is leis ro berbad ór ar tus i
nHerind was smelted, 2022 .
Note also:mo brú-sa ris nī berba(B. na f.), Arch. iii 310.11 .
45 Part. lind brīge ┐ biad berbtha, Corp. Gen. 87.28 .do æl
berbthi of baked lime, Rawl. 74b1 .Vn. bruith,berbad.
Cf. 1 bruth.

berbaigid v=berbaid:berbtaiger (leg.berbaigther?ed.)
lim-sa ar losaib na caille`I have boiled it with herbs of the
50forest
', Ériu i 44.21 . Seebeirbigid.

berbena n(Lat.verbena):in ueruena, Ir. Texts v 40 § 21.
RSláinte 1497. Cf. beirbene.

? bercon: n b. ¤ .i. briathar, Goid. 78 § 236 (Dúil Laithne).

berdbróca n n p., LU 6960 , seeberrbróc.

55 Berensdae pn[io, iā] (Lat.Beroensis) Thurn. Gramm. § 926.
b. ¤ gl.Beroensis( Act. xx 4 ), Thes. i 497.41 (Ardm.).

berg n[ā,f.]g s. berga, Arch. iii 297 § 55. (a) robbery,plunder,
plundering: noí ṁbliadna Bressi na mb. ¤ (mbedgv.l.), / rapo
mór tressi (sic leg.) a thrénredg B. of the rapine(?),
60 MacCarthy 172.1 .rogní cach n-oll-beirg n-ágmair`all war-
like deeds of rapine
', Met. Dinds. iii 404.8 .bleachtán na
mbérg`harmful sow-thistle' (of a wretched pig), Hermathena
ci 31 § 18 .
(b) robber,plunderer,brigand: ro láithe for biastaib / la
65berga (berca,v.l.) cen eineach`robbers', Fél.² Prol. 42 (see
O'Dav. 254 ).truaga dini domblassa, / bergga conbenfat
bassa(blows of) fists will smite robbers, SR 8070. ar brad-
aibh na mbercc / rom-ain Íosa ard`against the ravages of the
plunderers
', Ériu iv 236.7 .bearg .i. díbheargach, O'Cl. tathig
70in mbeirg dia bronnud`the soldier', Met. Dinds. ii 62.10 .
bergg .i. bē ┐ arg .i. fer banuagrag (?leg.-augrach), O'Mulc.
139. bearg .i. laoch, O'Cl. ruire lulgach (.i. laoch) sceo b. ¤
(.i. bangaisgedach) mborb(B. na f.), ZCP v 487 § 12.
?bearg .i. sruth,ut est:lingidh eó a bruinne bearg, Ériu
75 xiii 66 § 57. ilar ṁbrothlach na mbled ṁb. ¤ , SR 897.
In titleTogail Bruidne Da Berga= T. B. D. Derga, expld.
by O'Rahilly, Early Ir. Hist. and Myth. as due to desire
for alliteration.Cf. laoch mear a Bruighin Dá Bhearg
(: dhearg), Aithd. D. 5.10 .
80In compd.Bróin Bhearg (houseofwoundedinEamhain),
Keat. ii 3088. See Éigse xv 107.

bergacht: n beargacht` diligence ', Eg. Gl. 749.

? bergin: n(in rhetoric)culpait tolla imma thoíbiu. tlacht a da
bergin buada bebárnatar, LL 13444 (brog in, Études Celt.
85 v 156.1 ).

bérla xseebélrae.