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85 bíanán n[o,m.]:bianan`ascrip,budgetmade of sheep's pelt',
P. O'C. Seepíanán.Bianan lit.little skin, name of amouse ,
Tromd. Guaire 714 ( Oss. v 76.1 ).

bíannaide adj io, iā(bían)made ofskin: a inar bláith b. ¤ ,
TBC² 1871 ( LU 6386 ).dá breclamainn boccmine biannaide,
CCath. 4676.

5 bíast,béist n f.(Lat.bestia). Alsopíast,péist q.v. n s. best,
Sg. 37b6 .béist, PH 7204. g s. nabiastae , Fél.² Ep. 472 ,
nabiasta , PH 7223. n pl. béssti, Wb. 31b21 .biastai,
Ériu ii 104 § 15. a pl. besti, Thes. i 4.31 .g pl. biasta, Ml. 121d8 ,
SR 892 ,biast, LU 2157. d pl. béstib, PH 7201. péisd béisd f.,
10 IGT Decl. § 43.
(Wild)beast,monster(on applications seepíast): bēista
bestia (beistia,MS.), Corm. Y 106. béssti olca doesmet fuiligl.
malae bestiae, Wb. 31b21 .bestgl.ferus, Sg. 37b6 .ní frí de
biid foindel inna mbiastagl.peruagatio bestiarum, Ml. 121d8 .
15 ro láithea for bíastaib they were thrown to wild beasts,
Fél. Prol. 41. fochairt . . . allaili m-beasti n-uathmair (huathmar,
MS.) amail leoman`encountered some dreadful beast',
RC xi 446.1 . (of a wild boar)donti dotraethfadh in bést bithgranda
bedgnimach sin, ZCP vi 279.18 .búithreadh na mbiasd
20n-uaithbhéalda`brutes', TD 4.33 .Offabulousmonsters,
dragons,water-monsters,etc.: roattaig in beist Brenaind . . .
frisin beist ole`the monster besought B. . . . against the other
beast
', Thes. ii 335.19 (Hy. v Comm.).cenglais uad in beist . .
slicht na biasta, Fél. 90.35 , 37 .luid cosin ṁbéist, ba bidg
25baeth, RC xxiii 304 § 3 ( LL 4008 ).gaibthi in béist assind
uisci, TBFr. 229. conos-tarla i mmuir . . . ┐ nocon-faccatar
biastai na hanmannai and eter na carrce, RC x 54. 6 ( LU
1884 ).cenn na biasta(piasta,v.l.), Ériu xvi 36.41 .(of
magical monstrouscat) in beis[t], LU 8765 , 8766 ( FB 57 ).
30(of a dragon)ni ro an don beist co nderna aighedha fogalta
feolscaeilti di, Grail 2040 .srotha tened . . . a belu na biasta,
PH 7235. Míchéal thall ro bhuail an mbéisd, Dán Dé xxvi
56 = IGT Introd. § 63. tug tú do bhreith ar bhíasdaibh /
crú re slíasdaibh eich ésgaidh, IGT Decl. ex. 1225. cuili, biasta,
35brecnata vermin , SR 3934. bēist ass andsam robói i nHērinn
in Cet, Death-tales 4 § 3 ( LL 14309 ).nocht do bhrataigh
'na biasd sróill(of a battle-standard), Sc. G. St. iv 138 § 6.
Compd.in mbiast-chat(a s.) monster-cat , BNnÉ 77 § 146 .

bíastaide adj io, ia(bíast) of or belonging to(wild) beasts;beastly,
40 savage; full of beasts, monsters: biastaide(gl.ferialistaken
asferinus, edd.), Ml. 56d9 .anmanna mór n-úathmar b. ¤ ,
LU 1890 (ICM). (of an attacking force)sesmach a seol sein
ina mbróin . . . biastaigi, MR 214.26 .da brodchoin borba
biastaide(of two warriors), 266.17 .'sna daoine i ndeilbh
45bhiasduidhe`men in the form of brutes', TD 4.26 .d'iarsma
bhéas mbiasdaighthe na bpágánach, Desid. 1078. (of infernal
regions)locha bréna b. ¤ , LU 2233 ( FA 30 ).

bíastamail adj=bíastaide:i lluc nat[h]rachda erchoitige biast-
amail full of wild beasts, Alex. 642. ó crumhaib ┐ ó ethaidibh
50biastamla`verminous insects', De Contemptu 2422 .

bíastamlacht n[ā,f.](bíastamail):re biastamlacht na mbeithre
mbodba sin with the savagery of those fierce bears(of warriors),
MR 266.22 .

biat xseebiait.

55 bíathad u,m. vn.of1 bíathaid.act offeeding;maintaining:
amal as toisc fri biathad na forcitlaide`to support the
teachers
', Wb. 31d17 .do biathad bocht, Thes. ii 334.14 .
is becc an bolcg-sa . . . ┐ is doilig rí do bíathad de, BColm.
60.12 .basa brugaid bíata dám(rhet.)a hospitaller providing
60food for companies
, Fing. R. 496. fer cech n-aidchi dia
mbiathad . . . in fer toesech in biatta, Ériu iv 26.3 , 4 .é féin
do bhiathadh do bhiadhaibh séimhe soineamhla, TSh. 561. ag
biathadh na gcloch do bhíodh san teinidh orra plying the
(cooking) stones with them (sc.pieces of meat)
, Keat. ii 5109.
65 Fig. in sisma . . . do biathad itir na saorchlanna`to nourish
this . . . schism
', Caithr. Thoirdh. 9. 24 .is granna duit
beth gom brath ┐ gom bíathadh`baiting or luring me'
(Plummer MS. notes), Buile S. 60.20 .
Legal:leth a chinad immurgu fair ar biathad ut est: [bera]
70fiachu leptha for nech biathas [bid]baid(of liability incurred
for maintaining an outlaw), ZCP xv 360.23 (Caratnia 45
Comm.).biathad ┐ methad feeding (swineherds) and . . .
fattening (pigs)
(of work performed by woman or housewife,
see Thurn., Stud. in E. Ir. Law 34 ), Laws ii 366.20 .
75 Feeding,refection, of the obligatoryprovisionof food for
the stranger and his `company' on a journey; the particular
foodstuffsto be provided and number of accompanying per-
sons entitled tomaintenancedepended on the status of the
visitor , see Críth Gabl. p. 76. (of the `ócaire')bíathad deise
80dó di as ┐ grús nó arbaimm; ní dlig imb, Críth Gabl. 115.
is a lín bíata bís lín for coí, 400 . (of servile debtors)na dlegait
biathad acht bochtan, no urchaelan, no bairgen huasal laithe,
cona handlonn, Laws i 106.1 .uair dlegar dona gradaib flatha
biatha gin ímcomarc`the chieftain grades are bound to
85entertain without asking
' (i.e.without questioning those
who seek sanctuary), iv 263.6 .
Food-rentwhich anoblemanorlandownerwas entitled to
from atenantor baseclientin return for afief , see Críth
Gabl. loc. cit. refectionfor thefiefi.e.annual payment-in-
kind (Thurneysen), ZCP xiv 336 ; refectionas a legalduefrom
5tenants, subjects,etc.to the chief, the amount and periods
being fixed by law or custom or agreement, Plummer MS.
notes. See also Études Celt. xii 514. biathad airech, Laws i
122.11 .i. na ngrad flatha, do neoch is flath cetgiallna, ar aine
. . . .i. o ceilib na n-airech`the food-tribute of a chieftain . . . it
10has a stay of one day
', 126.24 - 25 Comm. b. ¤ dá ráithi ó ríg
Cruachan dó-som(of the king of Cashel on visitation to vassal
states), BR² 34. císa . . . bésa ┐ biata ríg Temrach, 1469 .ní
dlegar do Ūib Gusān . . . bīathad ríg Midi`to provision',
BColm. 64.20 .biathadh aidedh tuaithi na duna, Laws iv 18.9
15Comm. rotbía tír lind cen chís, cen biathad cen ṡlóged, Ériu iii
140.17 .a chuairt-sean ┐ a aimsear bhiadhta orra,
Keat. iii 2636 .biadhadh bocht is nocht, Keat. Poems 1411.
b. ¤ grinde,crinde baptismal refection(?): caite in ḟled deoda
. . . biathad grinde(no c written over g-, MS.), glossed:
20 biad cretme .i. bathais .i. log in baistithi, SM Facs. 47b17
( Laws iii 18.18 ) =biathad crinne .i. logh na baisti in tan
is im linn ┐ im biadh doberar, O'Dav. 504.