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betha nO. Ir.bethu t,m., laterf.(béo). See Thurn. Gramm.
§ 258 , RC xxviii 204. beatha f., IGT Decl. § 7.
(a) life,existence: bethu suthin, Wb. 23b5 .ishe ar mbeth-
85oni far foirbthetusi, 25a24 .isin beothu itáa Ísugl.uita
aeterna in Christo, 3c2 .a bás i mbethith, 13d17 .a mbás
tiagmeni doáirci bethid dúibsi .i. is ar bethid dúibsi tiágmini
bás, 15b28 .is bronach a bethu`his life is . . . sad', Ml. 30d24 .
is é conic bas ┐ bethaith`has power over life and death',
Thes. i 4.29 .dun bethaid frecndaircgl.cum praesenti uita,
5 Ml. 107c1 .drochet bethad bīd íssum, Thes. ii 350.17 (Hy.
vi)ara tintarrad ō chlóen / tūatha Hérenn do bethu`from
iniquity unto Life
', 314.1 (Hy. ii).uas bethaig brig(=uas
bethad b. ¤ ), Snedg. u. Mac R. 10 § 18. ní léicfet . . . bethaith
dam ann will allow me no life there, Trip. 84.29 .crann bethad
10 Tree of Life, SR 1384. eagna an bheathadh`worldly pru-
dence
', A. Ó Dálaigh xxviii 12. actailius(sic)uita.i. beatha
ghneitheach, Laws v 22.14 Comm. i réim na beatha so,
TSh. 108. ?baccaige ar na hechuibh do-geib b. ¤ go moch ┐
is mocharracht, Celtica ii 42 § 31 .
15In phr.i mbethu,mbethaid alive: lasnahí dofuircifea
bráth i mbethu`with those whom the Judgment will find
alive
' (i.e.saved), Wb. 25b16 .i mbethaid, Thes. ii 298.22
(Hy. i Pref.).conná dechaid nach háe i mbethu ass,
MU² 1001 . With poss.an gcéin do bhiadh-san na bheathaidh,
20 ML 108.23 . Note also:cesacht cach bī ar beathaidh every
living thing
, Arch. iii 241 § 12. In phr.fer,élúdach bethad,
i mbethaid survivor, one whoescapesalive, afugitive: nīr lēig
aon-duine bethad as dīb, ML² 827. fer bethad, LL 31378
( TTr. 562 ). SeeE 118. 57-65. In phr.mac bethadsee1 mac.
25 (b) lifetime, (written)lifeofperson: i mbethu maolrúoin,
Mon. Tall. 129.16 .ni gaib dire a mic in-a bethaid`in his
lifetime
', Laws v 514.1 Comm. B. Colaim Chille= BCC.
Bethada Náem nÉrenn= BNnÉ.
(c) Ingreeting,salutation . See R.A. Breatnach,
30 Éigse x 96 ff.:Dia do b. ¤ ! (bethu, LU 4930 )a phopo, a Fergais, olse,
TBC² 445. gu rob Dia do b. ¤ , a imperi uasail, ZCP vi 48.5 .
co mbethaid ┐ slánti ónd ríg, LL 12973 ( RC xiv 426 § 48 ).
docuir . . . ingen an imperi betha ┐ slainti cugud,
ZCP vi 31.19 .De do b. ¤ (=aue), Smaointe B. Chr. 228. do fhág-
35bhadar . . . iomairce beatha ┐ sláinte ag Giolla Íosa, Maguires
of F. 84. Seesláinte.Inasseveration: dar mo bethaid on
my life
, SG 97.16 ( Acall. 137 ).
(d) food,nourishment;sustenance;maintenance: conróiret
a mbethid`so that they may provide their livelihood', Wb. 29a9 .
40 ar is [s]ruithe beo bethu tortha for cattle-fodder is more
precious than (growing) crops
, Laws iv 78.6 .taobh riu mar
bheathadh without any other food, BNnÉ 165 § 39 .a bheatha
nír bh'í a acmhaing / . . . gá bhanaltrainn`His nursing',
PBocht 17.32 .dogebuir b. ¤ aniugh agum-sa(said to a
45mendicant), ZCP vi 98.26 .b. ¤ dhaonnaighi`ordinary food',
Fl. Earls 226.18 .ag dubhshlogadh na beatha sin, PCT 649.
fri beathaidh in pāpa`with the income of the Pope', Fl. Earls
178.32 .
(e) property,estate:(etym. gloss onfear mbidbad)fer bis a
50medhon a bethad neich eli .i. tige neich eli, Laws v 80.7
Comm. an drong agá bhfágbhaid a mbeatha tar a n-éis, mar
atáid na hoighreadha, TSh. 4585. aiseag a bheathadh do
thabhairt dó`to make restitution to him of his property',
E. O'Rahilly xxv 231.

55 1 bethach adj o, ā(biad):co bás ríg Mide bethaig nourishing(?),
Trip. 538.14 ( LL 15582 ). SeeS 327. 67-77.

2 bethach n=bethadach:b. ¤ becc eili do innamail mhuice bicci,
L.Chl. Suibhne 23. ainm an bethaig sin, 33 .a mbroinn an
bheathaidh` beast ', Duan. Finn ii 238.14 .

60 bethadach n o,m.(betha).beathadhach m., IGT Decl. § 11.
animal;creature: doroine Día . . . da cinél .lxx. do bethadh-
achaib for muir, RC xxiv 379.8 .bethadhach éicciallaidi,
CF² 81. bethaduigh becca iadsom(salamanders), Marco P.
26. bethadaighe, Acall. 834 v.l. ni theighed bethadhach
65darsan magh uile gan ḟaisgin do a living thing, ZCP viii
549.24 .saoir uirre ag buing beathadhach`workmen are
carving animal figures
', Ériu v 62.4 .amhail mhuca nó
beathadhacha brúideamhla, TSh. 3459. a mbroinn an
bheathadhaigh, Oss. vi 158.22 =a mbroinn an bheathaidh
70 Duan. Finn 238.14 .OfHydra , St. Ercuil 2590. gé táim
im beathadhach ghránna(spoken by a hag from the
Otherworld), DDána 120.32 .

bethaigid v(cf. betha) (a) quickens,animates: in spirut noem
bethaiges na huile anmand, PH 238. betha robeathaighthea,
75 ZCP viii 206.5 .condas-bethaigend so that it (viz.part of a
magic club) brings them back to life
, MU² 632. beathaighe sin
in craidhi` vivifies ', Rosa Ang. 146.15 .co ro bhethaidhsiot
beóghrís a sengomh they revived, FM vi 2054.1 .
(b) feeds,nourishes;supports: gabur blicht . . . conid
80edsain ras bethaig, LL 30831 ( TTr. 13 ).sain ní dia fognai
cech luib / . . . / ícait, bethaigait, marbait, SR 7280. ni
bhethuid bréig`nurses not falsehood', KMMisc. 174.19 .
ealta bhadhbh do bheathuighis a flock of scaldcrows you have
nourished (i.e.by blood shed in battle)
, O'R. Poems 101.
85In Laws Comm. sustains,supports,confirms(?): toinges . . .
ni na bethaiget fiadain . . . toinges goi . . . ┐ ni bethaidhend
firinne, Laws v 360.7 , 9 Comm. im in ni na bethaighdais
fiadain na senchaidhe, 302.27 Comm.
Vn. bethugad.