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báesach,baísech adj o, ā(báes) foolish,wanton: a shaoghail . . .
bhaoisigh, Keat. Poems 1566. is srathor for serrach. . . .
Is cuad do bǣsach. Is gairm fri fasguth, Aisl. MC 125.20 .

báesrad n d s. -ad,-aid. (báes) folly,levity,vanity: ní dherna
5báosradh budh mó, BNnÉ 142.22 .dobheirid iad féin do
bhaosradh ┐ do bhuile bhaothánta na hóige, TSh. 3849 (cf.
do bhaosraidh na hóige, Hackett xxvi 4 .gan bhaosraidh,
Keat. Poems 584 ).a mhéad do bhaosradh(=dementia),
4609 .i n-aon-fhaision éadaigh . . ./ . . . baosradh nó
10uallaigheacht spóirt, Keat. Poems 308. an bhaosradh do
léirigh mo pheann-sa síos, Hackett i 14 (bhaosrach,v.l.).

1 báeth adj o, ā. Alsobaíd(arch.),baíth,bóeth.
I (a) foolish,stupid,silly,thoughtless,reckless; of animals,
windirrational,wild,innocent,wayward: baidgl.stultus,
15 Wb. 8d8 (a prima manu).deilb mordraige ┐ fir boith, Ml. 52.
mall no baéthgl.hebes, Sg. 66a5 .baeth. .i. faothquasi
fatu[u]s , O'Mulc. 118. deich mba mboetha im gach
mboethan, Fél. 88.32 .dáig at báetha cialla ban, LU 3996
( SC 45 ).a Fir Baíth is b. ¤ do fecht, 6032 .in tond baeth
20bhorr(of Fer Diad), TBC 4185. is bōeth do neoch renus
fír/ar ascnam i tīr na pīan, ZCP vii 498.4 .[b]aoth .i. olc . . .
.i. is olc ní cradh Dé, O'Dav. 192. hech baeth, RC xx 174
§ 39 (ACC Comm.).in breo baoth reckless , FM ii 902.20 .
Compar. is minic . . . nach baoithe an chlann ioná a n-athair,
25 Donl. 332.4 .Adv. do imthig roimpe co baoth barr-[ud]mall
waywardly (of the wind), ML² 713.
(b) In Laws applied to onenot fully responsibleeither
throughnonageormental deficiency(opp. togáeth): fo-
fuasna ide a c[h]uru uile mat baith`wenn sie töricht sind',
30 Stud. in E. Ir. Law 46 § 22. fer(=fír, Fianaig. 30.29 )mná
báithe dlomthar sceo gaithe, O'Dav. 209.
(c) wanton,licentious: cacha baitsaige .i. . . . is leisin mnai
mbaith in lenam donither ria, Laws v 454.8 Comm. a ndail
mná baithe, IT iii 16 § 40. diammbése b. ¤ if I were wanton,
35 LU 8332 ( FB 24 ).cosc mnā bóithe do drúis, Aisl. MC 73.2
(of a hopeless proceeding).
As pseudo-n. pr. cóic maccu maithe .i. Baeth ┐ Bras . . .,
Dinds. 161 ( RC xvi 280.17 ).
IIAssubst. (a) fool,idiot; in baidgl.idiotae, Wb. 12d35
40(a prima manu).don báith no dond oscargl.idiotae, 12d16 .
imrechtatar báith baethu B. .i. ro imaigetar . . . na baethu
eochu baetha B., O'Dav. 1076. ro selgatar rótu/nád soréid
la báethu(of the saints), Fél. Prol. 30. ?goth gruce golfad
breice/baeth críche, Auraic. 5289.
45 (b) In Laws one who is legallyincapacitatedonmental
grounds: dilmuin do boethuib . . . is dilmuin . . . dona
hecodnuchuibh, Laws ii 82.7 .ni cria do baeth . . ., do mnaí,
do cimid, iii 58.6 .iasacht cungnuma do baethaib, v 490.3 .
cor baith fri gaet, Coibnes 5 n.1 .aithghin a nedgi boith no
50meic, Laws i 272.x Comm. imchomét a baíth ┐ a gaíth,
Ériu xx 168.77 .itir baoth ┐ gaoth, ar as a belaib baoith
.i. na lēighes ┐ gaoith .i. lēighis, dlutar gach nós, O'C. 2280
( Eg. 88,21a ). b. ¤ (┐) gáethterm for someclassof legally
irresponsibleperson: in caeptha ┐ in finelogh, b. ¤ ┐ gaeth,
55┐ in fer lethchuind—ceithre hanmanna sin ar in fer leth-
chuind, O'C. 982 (H. 3.18, 423a).baeth gaeth, 1392 (631b).
Cf. fenelaig (.i. baith no gaith), Bürgschaft 19 § 59.
Compds.searc gach baothmhná light woman(?), DDána
89.27 .ge béo anocht ar bhaithbendaibh wild (?) peaks,
60 Buile S. 86.7 .nacham luaid dot' baethbriatraib wanton
words
(Joseph to Potiphar's wife), SR 3186. ar baoith-
chéill . . . ó mheisge nó ó chraos, Eochairsg. 105.33 .brón
baoithchridhe ban`wayward hearts', Studies 1920, 99 § 10 .
do bhaothghlóir na beatha aimseardha`empty glory'
65(Gloss.), TSh. 606. dá bhaothghnúis éididh ionghualaigh
(of the devil), Aithd. D. 76.10 .cid día mbúpthai na báeth-
laegu innocent calves, LU 1752. an baothlaogh allaidh,
DDána 80.29 .don bháothleim sin reckless leap, RC xxix
122 § 22 .baethlenum becc innocent child, Acall. 6283. do
70dhá bhaothmhama thug masla do lígh an lile tender breasts,
Hackett xx 45 .iarsin baethréim rucsat Ulaid dar Herind
reckless course, LL 22076. in bi[th] cona báethrennaib the
world with its irrational elements
, Ériu iv 106 § 60. Cf. baíd.

? 2 báeth: n táirthis b. ¤ n-araig fair, RC xiii 106 § 138 ( LL 38986 ).
75SeeM 24.3.

báetha(ig)id v(1 báeth):baithaigim Italklike a foolgl.futio,
Sg. 56b5 (`I am a fool').Cf. adbolbaithigimgl.effutio, 6
(`I am a great fool').ron baithaigeis hí Pardos thou hast
befooled, deluded
, SR 1724. rot baithig, rom baethigeis, 1320 .
80 ram boethsitar [mo sir-peccaid], Ir. Lit. 6.5 .

báethán n o,m.(1 báeth) calf, younganimal: baothān ferb
.i. laogh, ZCP v 484 § 9 (B. na f.).deich mba mboetha im
gach mboethan, Fél. 88.32 .b. ¤ lúath na lethbliadna, Anecd.
i 38 § 107. baothan as gach tred / gach caorach 's gach bó,
85 Misc. Hag. Hib. 34.23 .ní labhair bó re baothán, Magauran
746 .
In later lang. also fool,simpleton,heedlessperson: mairg
darb céile baothán borb(prov.), Hard. ii 404.4 .baothán
builidh beig-ciallda, TSh. 1721.
As apnnickname:don Baethan Mac Gilla ruaidh, ALC
5 ii 126.6 .