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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.

1 bíathaid v(biad), later alsobíadaid. feeds,nourishes;supports;
esp. with legal senseprovides refection for: nos biathaim fri
25re sechtmaini, LU 10290. biatar tri .c. do cach crund, 3704
( SC 33 ).bīata lais co cenn mblīadna, ZCP viii 311.2 . (of
Macc Dathó's pig)tri neim immurgu no bíata, Sc. M² 5.
bīadsum gach tonn toraidh may every fruitful land feed me(?),
ZCP x 347 § 15. mór cét nobiathad a bróin,
30 Met. Dinds. i 22.2 .sec[h] rombiathus romeitiss, Anecd. ii 71.5 .issed ro-da-
mbiatha`this is what feeds them', Ériu ii 130 § 99. curad
cróda ro biath bran, LL 17190 ( RC xlvii 309.13 ).erca
(.i. immad) brech (.i. mac tire) biathais dia bir, LL 6398.
ros biath Ioseph . . . / sloig fer n-Egept im Foraind, SR 3409.
35 ros biathastar . . . sé cét dec mili, 3413 .do bhiathsad Críosd /
do chíche, Dán Dé xxx 9 .biat[h]aid biadtar .i. bīathaid som
nech co ndāim ┐ bīatar som 'conn daímh, Anecd. v 27.7 and n.
15 .cid formna fear nÉrind do-thaístis lat ros-mbiadfaindsea,
BDD² 534. bīathaiter an dōescur[ṡ]luag ar dúinib the common
40folk are provisioned
, ZCP viii 313.8 .buidhean ḟear le mbiath-
tair baidhbh(i.e.warriors), IGT Decl. ex. 814. níor biathadh
libh mé(=non dedistis mihi manducare, Matt. xxv 42 ),
TSh. 7151. iomdha triath . . . do biadhadh leat-sa, Keat.
Poems 1544. In legal sense:ní biathfa aigh ifine na nech itir
45glossing ni bia o besaib mogha, Laws iv 18.7 Comm. 16. 22 .
acht ma ro biathustar dama and`but if he had fed companies
of persons who are entitled to refections
', v 164.13 Comm.
fiachu leptha for nech biathas [bid]baid who feeds an outlaw
(Thurn.), ZCP xv 360. 45 n. 2. , O'C. 2531 ( Eg. 88,44a—b ).
50 Part. do cheannach damh mbíata`to buy fatted oxen', Ériu
v 170.y .damh bíadhta, Prov. xv 17.
Vn. biathad.

2 bíathaid n[i,m.] (biad):biathaidh bran is badb bēilderg
provisioner of ravens(said of a warrior), ZCP xiii 221.10 .

55 bíathaigid v=bíathaid:biathoigh mo chaorcha, Desid. 3889.
biathuigh cách(=ciba caeteros, Ecclesiasticus xxix 33 ),
TSh. 3707.
Vn. biathugad.Fig.:is féidir dhó, fós air a leabaidh, é féin
do bhiadhthughadh re deaghsmuaintighibh éigin`entertain
60himself with some pious thoughts
', Donl. 486.4 .

bíathnaigid v=bíathaigid:rusbi[a]thnaig Finn fir hÉrenn re
bliadain, Fianaig. 86.20 .

1 bíattach o,m.(subst.use of2 bíattach)bíatach m., IGT
Decl. § 22. supplieroffood,victualler;farmer; of aland-
65holderortenantwhose duty it was to use his land to provide
for therefectionof alordand hisattendantswhentravelling
through the country, see Cog. 136 n. 1 , and to supply the
army of their territory, see LL 10570 - 10571 below. Latinized
betagii, see Curtis PRIA 43 C (1936) 62 f. , Price,
70 Ériu xx 185 f. See also Mac Niocaill, Études Celt. xii 514 - 5 .
eter briugadaib ┐ bíatachaib Ulad, LU 10282. daig raptar
lia biattaig Fir Diad andá bíattaig Con Culaind, LL 10570 - 1 .
biatach aen bhaile díobh` purveyor ', Cog. 136.9 .a chuaird
gemrid for a doercheli .i. for a doérbiatacu. ar ni biat aci
75biataig tria olc na hamsire`base-hospitallers . . . hospitallers',
RC xxvi 39 n.5 .er Clainn Ceoch do beth ana mbiatachaib
daera ac híc bíd ┐ císa co umal, O'D. 1959 ( Eg. 90,7.1b ).
ar teithed co ndingnedh Conn biataigh iar mbunadhas dīb
(`hereditary farmers', ML 119.18 , 19), ML² 1562. biatach
80fairsing fial`food-provider, farmer' (Gloss.), Measgra D. 7.83 .
hospitaller(a publicofficerwith the duty of providing
hospitality):(of dues to Durrow)bó gacha deisi biatach,
┐ bó gacha trír saerthach(=a singulis binis Burgimagistris
unum bovem, Trias Thaum. p. 504 ), FM ii 1092.2 and note.
85 biattach coitchenn`a public victualler', iii 218.1 .biatach
coitchionn Connacht, 628.8 .a ccró sleagh as bruidhean
bíatuigh / buidhean ḟear le mbíathtair baidhbh, IGT Decl.
ex. 814. b. ¤ na mbocht(of St. Augustine) ` feeder ' (Vocab.),
TSh. 5145. In phr.baile biattaig(see1 baile) name of land
measure (a `ballybetagh' seems to amount to 960 acres,
5Fiants Elizabeth 5674, Appendix to 16th report of the
Deputy Keeper of Public Records):[a] maínchene féin . . .
do Colum-cille . . . ┐ baile biataigh i farradh Domnaigh moir,
AU ii 188.17 .da fhichit acra fo thrí / ag sin fearann na
seisrighi, / ferann trí seisrecha mar sin, / cethramhadh B.
10Biataigh, ML 109 § 12. ar dha sheisrigh dhég imláin / an
Baile Biataigh amháin`to twelve ploughlands . . . the B. B. . . .
is equal
', § 13. nach lēicfedh b. ¤ biataigh d'Ērinn duit-si,
ML² 1427. baile biataigh do iodhbairt la R. . . . Ri Ereann
don Coimdhedh, FM iii 26.9 .