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bérlacair adj(Engl.vernacularinfl. bybérla, Wortk. 100 ):dá
gcuirfidhe an tAifrionn ann gach uile bhéarlagair eugcosmhuil
malartach, dá labharthar . . . ann gach tír`different and
variable Jargons
', Donl. 430.13 . OnBéarlagair na sáersee
5Macalister, Secret languages of Ireland,ch. vii .

bérlach adj o, ā. Alsobélrach q.v.(bélrae,bérla):an chuideachta . . .
bhéarlach English-speaking(?),voluble(?), Hackett xxvi 148 .

bérlaid n[i,m.] (bélrae,bérla) speaker,interpreterof a language:
in berlaidh`thelinguist ', Todd. Nenn.,87.7 .brithemh
10borrfadhach / . . . / berlaid bithbrotla, IT iii 56 § 104.

bérlamail adj(bélrae,bérla)having command of language,fluent:
(of Queen Elizabeth) atá sí . . . / béarlamhail béasach beoil
chliste` voluble ', Ó Bruad. iii 66.12 .

bern n ā,f.alsoberna iā,dandn. a s. B. Chon Culaind,
15 RC viii 54.20 ( LL 13397 ).d s. b. ¤ , Sitzb.,v 93 § 30 ,beirn, LL 17995 ,
g s. berne, FM v 1636.9 .bearn f., IGT Decl. § 39. a s. Bernai,
Corp. Gen. 206.17 .g s. cachabernad , LL 8030. berna f., IGT
Decl. § 4. a s. bearnaidh, Éigse xiv 98 § 29. g s. bearna, § 28 .
Gap,breach;pass,defile; hence weakpositionindefenceor
20 attack: dot luid i mbernai (ar berna,v.l.) ar-mo chenn-sa
thou camest into the breach against me, Sc. M² 13. is b. ¤ ina
coṅgaib catha a breach in their battle position, CRR 57. do
coimét na mbernd cumung robui ag techt aran slia[bh],
ZCP vi 56.10 .annsa mbeirn=in the gap, Ez. xxii 30. aon-
25fhear faire re seasamh gach beárnan, Keat. Poems 463. nī
fhūicēb-sa an b. ¤ (bern—,v.l.) sin dom c[h]onāch gan
caithem, ML² 1412. bearna as mo ré`a part of my life-span',
Dán Dé xvii 8 .ar bearna an bháis, DDána 30.6 . ?berna a
eric, Laws ii 98.6 .i. ar in fechiumh nos gaibh, uair do
30rochuir ní di, 13 Comm. b. ¤ na ngrás gur daingen duid refuge ,
IGT Decl. ex. 411.
In phrr.b. ¤ ,berna churad, ¤ míled etc. breach madeor
occupiedby awarrior, etc.: ruc beirnd curad . . . dar cath
na nAnmarcach, Cog. 188.23 .ra briss beirn míled i cath na
35ṅGréc, LL 32300 ( TTr. 1488 ).do bris b. ¤ céit isin cath i
n-urc[h]omair a aigthi`made a breach of a hundred', Fianaig.
90.30 .berna cēt, TBC² 3672. Phr.b. ¤ báegail undefendedor
weak positionindefenceorattack: a ḟágbáil ar bernadaib
bǽgail nó ar doirrsib aideda, Mer. Uil.² 99. ni b. ¤ bægail in
40læch fuil and`no easy victim', Aen. 750. SeeG 7.27.Hence
b. ¤ positionofdanger,strait;fight: iar ṁbrath na mb. ¤ , Rawl.
69a27 .suan ón bheirn`from fight' (Vocab.), O'Hara 2609.
re ndul san mbeirn, Dán Dé xxv 21 . gap;break,flawin
general: (expl.Bernán Brigte, name of saint's bell) foceirt
45forru co mmebaid ass a bernn`its gap broke out of it' (i.e.a
piece broke off), Trip. 114.14 .(of adrinking-horn) sēt blāith
cen beirn` ungapped ', Measgra Uí Chl. 150 § 19. an bhearn
do-cháidh san chloinnse`the gap thus broken in her family'
(by a death), Aithd. D. 13.10 .dar bernadaib in inair sin,
50 Acall. 5808 n .tar beirn na luirige, BB 435b46 .
Compds.trias na beilgibh bernbriste dorónadh las an
ordanas broken into gaps, FM vi 2300.2 . Seeberrbróc.
beilge berncairrgidhe na banBhoirne, Hugh Roe 242.13 .

bernach adj o, ā(bern)havinggaps;broken;defective: bróca
55brecca bernacha, Todd Lect. vi 60.5 (`belonging to the
breech of the human body
',bróca bernacha` trunk-hose ',
Plummer MS. notes).Cf. berrbróc.a da ṡleig chendchrith-
áncha bernacha, LL 11343. gorbo bristi b. ¤ . . . airm ┐ aird-
scēith na n-āirsedh, ML² 267. mic Aedha in ga bernaigh,
60 MacCarthy 406.y .i cosmailius bili bernaig`of a hacked tree',
CCath. 5838. bhriste bhearnach(of the damned), TSh. 6616.
aimsir bearnach d'áiream` fractional ', O'Gr. Cat. 323.22.
Legal:berna a eric, Laws ii 98.6 .i. b. ¤ sin ar aigne`(the
distress) is defective said the pleader
', 12 Comm.
65 pnAs sobriquet:Diarmaid b. ¤ gap-toothed , ALC i 316.11 .
Adv. nach déunad . . . go b. ¤ =doe not commit any notable
defect
, RSClára 110b.

bernad vn.ofbernaid.bearnadh, IGT Verbs § 80. gan bhréicc,
gan bhernadh intermittence , BNnÉ 255 § 212 .nach deach-
70aidh béarnadh ná múchadh air` interruption ' (a tradition),
Keat. i 80.23 .is beárnadh suain`interrupts repose', Ó Bruad.
ii 18.25 .ríoghan gan bhearnadh ar a bladh whose honour is
unmarred
, PBocht 2.21 .nach bearnadh é dá anóir? DDána
11.30 .ag bearna a gciabh`tearing their hair', Ó Bruad. iii
7558.10 .

bernaid v(bern)makes agapin,breaches: curro bearn an cloidhe,
TBC St. 3236. oiléan i mbearntar buidhne, Measgra D. 40.3 .
ro bernad ┐ ro formaeladh a claideb became gapped and
blunted
, CCath. 3615. bearnoidh ealta knocks down bird-flocks,
80 O'Hara 4006.
In abstr. sensemakesaninroadon,lessens,diminishes:
cona bernnabthar mo flaithis uadh, Airne F. 321 v.l. iss ed
bernas anfola timgairi what bad conduct of the demanding
back
(of a loan)allows to be deducted, ZCP xiv 385 § 50 , see
85 xvi 210.25 .gur bearnadh séan bhar saorchlann, DDána
68.19 .acht ge ro bernadh fó na inmechus é`he suffered
(lit.was diminished) in fortune' (Plummer MS. notes), ALC
ii 230.5 .napdis druith no bernfad a bhfleidh ar tus who
should have first share in
, Lism. L. 481. fleadh grás dá bhríogh
do bearnadh / le bás an ríogh do-roighneadh, Aithd. D. 88.8 .
5 Vn. bernad.