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1 bert n ā,f., alsoo,m.Alsobeirt f.(beirid). See Éigse viii
101 - 103 , xii 68 , Language xxix 325 .b. ¤ (lúachra)m., IGT
55 Decl. § 15. beart(chluichi)f.(ó bheirt an chluithe ┐ an éduigh,
v.l.), § 39 .beirt[éadaigh?]f., § 14 .
Occas. appar. =breth:b. ¤ .i. breth . . . ar ate .ix. mberta
maicne insin la Féine .i. .ix. mbretha mac annso anuas,
O'Dav. 280. ropat móra do berta(`Rechtssprüche', TFerbe
60 281 ), LL 33690. co brāth na mb. ¤ for ever , ZCP viii 228 § 18.
I Burden,load;bundle: b. ¤ quasi port, a uerbo porto .i.
imarc[h]uirim, Corm. Y 163. etarport quasi etar-bert .i. itir
dā beirt, 529 .b. ¤ (beart, IT iii 89 § 115 )fleda for lomgabail
(one who carries) a package (of food) for a feast on a bare fork,
65 Bruchst. i 34 § 80. loman carr ┐ beart`the rope for (tying)
carts and loads
', Laws i 140.3 Comm. long cona be[i]rt
(: ceilt) cargo, Prolegomena 43 § 29 .gan bheirt ar bhoin,
DDána 114.34 .birt troma i dtéadánaibh`heavy corded
bundles
', TD 16.59 .gille ag gabháil a mbeirteadh / fir ag
70fregra chaismeirteadh bundles(?), IGT Decl. ex. 1127
meirge Suibhne, beart buidhe a yellow burden(?), MR 230.1 .
Cf. blaith .i. buidhe . . . eich fo berti blaithi, O'Dav. 322.
pnIn sobriquet:la ríg Eoganachta B. ¤ Crechi`Load of Plunder',
RC xvii 381.24 (Tig.). bundle,sheafofthatch,rushes,straw,
75 etc.: colpdach i n-airbir, samaisc i llethbeirt, bó i mbeirt
(mbert,v.l.), Críth Gabl. 213. cen co benta acht b. ¤ de, manar
facaib air ní dá tic dín, O'D. 1695 (H. 5.15, 31b).Cf. O'C.
642 (H. 3.18, 309).beart don tuighe dá fīghe, LBranach 1450 .
ithig b. ¤ crema, Anecd. i 48 § 9. is tegar boichti mo beart /
80seagal is coirci is cruithneacht, IGT Decl. ex. 1064. fuaim
na n-each gan beart chum lige`straw for litter', Ó Bruad. ii
192.6 .do-níd aoin bheart amháin da n-armaibh`piled . . .
into one heap
', Keat. iii 2827.
Fig. burden,weight(ofgrief,etc.): b. ¤ ghoimhe,
85 Rel. Celt. ii 268.33 .nocha nfuil[n]ghim thúas don beirt / o rochuala tásg
mh'éinmhic`I cannot bear up against the blow', Buile S. 56.23 .
do bhrígh na beirte because of the burden (of oppression),
DDána 74.27 .Cf. gár mheisde . . . / a sgaradh (sic leg.) re a
mbeirtibh bróin, 79.19 . In cheville:beirt pían, SR 7171.
Other applications:dā uigh chirce ar mbúain dā beart`taken
5from her clutch
', KMMisc. 364.16 .a carnn-fhoilt léi 'n a
m-beartaibh`tresses', Hard. ii 24.y .
II Clothing,covering,clothes,attire,apparel;accoutrement:
beirt .i. cumhdach, O'Cl. tugadh beart (eadach,v.l.) nua do
gach aon díobh, idir shlabhradh ┐ léine ┐ bhrat, Ériu i 95.1 .
10 beart do croicend ōglaogh allaidh, Feis TC 160. beart all-
mhurdha`strange garment', O'Hara 1438. beirt righ
Laighen . . . a léine sroil ┐ a áon ghae, BNnÉ 257 § 216 .co
mbeirt glégil in white raiment, Grail 23 .armghaiscedh . . .
etir ghai ┐ sciath ┐ claideb, cona bheirt foithibh casing(?),
15 Lism. L. 1610. tuc beirt ridiri (arm gaiscidh,v.l.) dhoibh
` equipment ', ITS xix 28.12 .seacht mbeirte décc éideadh
`suits of armour', FM iv 1244.16 .buiden do rāpēroip ┐ do
daigēroib . . . go mbeirtibh cloch uaissle cumdaigh ar n-a
gcomhōradh`with hilts (scabbards ?) of ornamented precious
20stones
' (?), Fl. Earls 100.33 .ocht .xx. claidimh beirte
cumdhaigh le hor, L.Chl. Suibhne 27.
III (a) deed,exploit;feat,trick;effort,task;action,
behaviour: na trī berta buadhnaise . . . sin those three exultant
deeds
, ML² 1122. Cf.phr.b. ¤ búadabelow.Macha, co mbert-
25aib na mbergg`with feats of heroes', MacCarthy 182 § 5 .
tria beirt n-iṅglicc fria n-athair( Gen. xix 30 - 35 )wanton
trick
, Rawl. 72a36 .in b. ¤ baísi`foolish thing', Táin 1064 .
atbath tre beirt láechda lúaith, Met. Dinds. ii 20.23 .do
rigni berta fir baíth, iv 146.6 .ag déanamh beart mbaodhluch
30`venturesome deeds', O'Hara 1390. Lugaid [luth] la beirt
(: seirc), Ériu v 209.20 .beart ullamh hí on aingeal(of the
Incarnation), DDána 48.17 .beart do bheartaibh an tṡaoghail
`one of the tricks of the world', KMMisc. 350.24 .amail
dogéntais in mbeirt (: ardneirt)`as they should achieve the
35task
', Ériu iv 110.2 . In phr.b. ¤ búada:co fagba lícc bas b. ¤
búada for lecht n-Aeda`stone that shall be a trophy', Met.
Dinds. iv 102.12 .bearta a buadh ar ghléire gall(of Ireland),
Hackett xlii 68 .Cf. ML² 1122. b. ¤ cháis:Muire ógh ar
t'fheart / a brón 's a beart cháis, PBocht 5.54 . In phrr.
40 (attá, do-icc) ar b. ¤ :a imscar ┐ Meic Con asin chath ro boí ar b. ¤
oco the battle that was about to take place between them(?),
LU 9828 ( PRIA xix 532.7 ).tathum domna bróin ar beirt
matter for grief has fallen to me(?), Met. Dinds. iv 284.3 .
cia beith olc na crí / connāch tí for beirt`though they meditate
45evil, it may not come to pass
' (?), KMMisc. 268.14 .da
ceirtbliadain dó for beirt / i tig Loairnd dó ag Eirc, YBL
317b7 ( Aided M. 800 ). Note also:mar adberaid buidni ar
beirt / maraid im' cuimni comneirt, MacCarthy 410 § 6 .
(In cheville)caoine (leg.cáiniu) bertaibh, ZCP viii 198.7 .
50 (b) movein a game,playin a game,game: ro tincoisc
beirt diarbo cluchi for Murchadh`a move by which a game
went against M.
', Cog. 144.3 .an bheart (bheirt,v.l.) eile,
Ériu xvii 12.30 .b. ¤ indarba agad, a meic`a move of banish-
ment
', Ériu iii 154 § 8. [tré]na beirt ndírig ndílis`for his
55straight and honourable play
', SG 124.18 .gairid ar mbúain
resin mbeirt / gur smúain an aibhid d'imeirt, IGT Decl.
ex. 625. ?dál féirleabtha d'inghin é / imridh sé éinbhearta
is í, ex. 1113 .
Compds.brig ar bertblaidh, IT iii 64 § 131.26 .a n-anmann
60cen bertbrón (mertbron,v.l.: Mercōn), ZCP xii 377.7 .

2 bert xseebeirid.

bertach adj o, ā(1 bert):seanchlár Ir braonach beartach(sic leg.)
active(?), Gleanings 8 § 3 .ri . . . drochb. ¤ `evil-doing', St.
Ercuil 1160. ?in bertachin ro fíugrad Crist, LB 251a38 .
65?b. ¤ co mbúaid, LL 37627 =bertait, ZCP xi 88.2 .

1 bertaid n m.(bert):Briōn Badgna b. ¤ graig handlerofhorses(?),
ZCP viii 118 § 26. aindlighe an Bheartuidhe ghruamdha
dhuibh trickster(?) (of the Devil), Hackett xxv 7 .

2 bertaid v(bert) brandishes,flourishes;shakes,tosses; makes
70 quake(some of follg. exx. perh. to be taken as forms of
beirid): fer borb bertas bróengó, MU² 486. b. ¤ a echlasc bar
in sluag, 692 .no bertatís a tengtha ina cendaib(of serpents),
Alex. 726. Fig.:bertsait mórgnimu noí meic Carbada uill,
LL 13466. ?fri boidb hi mbroí bertas(rhet.), BDD² 1043.
75?bertfaid mór ō Laignib milliud a báiguil, ZCP xii 236 § 55.
con crothsat ┐ con bertsat in talmain caused the ground to
shake and quake
, TBC 3385. bertais a druimm fria sliss in
rīgt[h]ige`he pressed his back against', Aisl. MC 53.2 .
bertais a s[h]altair essi, 59.18 .bertais uaid anes do Sleib
80Mairge`he hurled it' (a spear), RC v 202 § 24. go ro bertsatar
(co rucsat.v.l.) iṅgni na tarb ferchubat fir i talmain é arna
bás(`trampled him', Táin 4881 ), TBC 6155. Fig.?bertaid
-si aichni aicbeil forin scel sin, ┐ teid a ciall uaiti`turned a
terrified attention
', Aen. 791.

85 bertaigid(ir) v=bertaid. Alsobertnaigid.ro bertaigsetgl.
(tela) uibrauerunt, Ml. 26d5 .na-robertnaigetgl.(ut non) . . .
uibrent, Lor. Gild. 80. bertaigthus for lár in taige he shakes
them
(viz.arms), LU 5044 (TBC).bocgais ┐ bertnaigis . . . na
harmu, TBC 1083. With refl. inf. pron.shakesoneself (in
exultation, anger,etc.): no-mbertaigedar`heexults ' (Gloss.),
5 Sc. M² 4. in tan didiu ro[n]d-mbertaigestar ocon muicc, 15 .
nos bertnaigend co ráemid in cholcid boí foí, LU 10478.
ram-bertaig he shook himself (in his pleasure), TBC 109. ?ro
beartaig briathra co bind, Lec. 209vb15 =ro bechtaig,
LL 16836. Seesclann-.Vn. bertugad.