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prapad n m.(cf. prap) moving suddenly, aswift convulsive move-
ment: tinaid ┐ erchranaid fri prapud n-oenuaire in the passing
of a moment
, PH 6062 .teneloiscfes teora cetraimthi fer nErenn
fri prapad súla in the twinkling of an eye (in a trice), RC xii 426
§ 10 . BNnÉ 295.8 .fri prapad na sulai, RC x 56 n. 7 =fria
5brathad súla, text. With obj. gen.urging forward:in tí bis ac
prapadh na fiach pressing (for prompt payment) of debts (?),
H. 3.18 p. 285 ( O'C. 570 ).in cach bis ac prapadh a ae, ib. 284 .
P. O'C. identifies this word withbrafadh`a twinkling or wink-
ing
' (seebrathad), but it is prob. a formation fromprap.Cf.
10alsoprepaid.

prás n o,m.(Romance loan-word) brass :i soithigibh prais, Marco
P. 26 .peilir prais, ZCP vi 284.20 .go raibhe an t-aieór atá ós do
chionn 'na phrás(=sit caelum aeneum), TSh. 9704 .Cf. budh
prás an spéir, Deuter. xxviii 23 . (fig.)pobal práis brazen,
15froward
, Hackett xlii 62 .

prasach adj o, ā. talkative,boastful ?Pilip p. ¤ `theloquacious ',
Caithr. Thoirdh. 122.15 .Cf. bras-scēlach, LU 10146 ;brasse
`talking big, boasting', Contrib.

prascán n m. arabble,mob: prascan, corrmarguighidh`abject,
20base persons
', Eg. Gl. 168 .prascán`abundle,gang,mob ', Dinn.

praslacha n f. a species ofduck; `adiverorteal', P. O'C. who also
gives the formpaslacha.an p[r]easlacha gona dá hén déig,
Med. & Mod. Ir. Ser. vii 154 =an phraslacha, reading of
other MSS. A compd. oflacha duck, andpras(bras,fras)
25`quick, nimble', P. O'C. ?

1 pratainn n f.(prob. formed from Eng.prating) prate,chatter :
scuir dod phratainn! Hackett li 12 .pratainn, Dinneen.

2 pratainn n f. parchment :pratainn cham a lying parchment,
O'Bruad. ii 274 x .ní féidir a maitheas do léirchur i bpratainn
30 to set (write) down all her goodness on parchment, E. O'Rahilly²
xxix 19 .praitinn,pratainn, Dinneen.

prath: n prath leannan do baoi ac Banba, ZCP ii 354.23 (poem
of 16th cent.);the hoped-for lover(=brath hope, expectation) ?

preb- xsee alsoprep-.

35 prebach adj o, ā. recalcitrant : gl.retrocosus, Ir. Gl. 658 .mór,
láidir, preabach, GJ i 207a7 .Cf. prepaid.

prebaire n m. astout,hearty man :do bhí sé . . . na phreabaire
míleadh, Hackett xxxix 149 .preabaire`a hearty brave man,
a bouncer
', P. O'C. Cf. prepaid.

40 prebán n o,m. apatch,rag,small piece :prebán, ceartach`a
rag
', Eg. Gl. 511 .preabán d'eudach, Mark ii 21 .preabán
fearuinn a piece of ground, 1 Chron. xi 13 .a lár an phreabáin,
ib. 14 .

precept n ā,f.(Lat.praeceptum) O.Ir.n s. precept, Wb. 10d13 ,
45 24 etc. a s. preceupt, Ml. 129b1 .d s. precept, Wb. 10d31 .
preceupt, Ml. 107a13 .g s. precepte, Wb. 10b14 .preceptae,
Tur. 29 ( Thes. i 486.30 ).innapreceuptae , Ml. 89b12 .n p.
precepta, Wb. 17b20 . In Mid.Ir. oftenprocept(proi-), usual
form in LB (perh. due to confusion by scholars of Lat.prae-
50andpro-, Ped. i 213 ); in early Mod.Ir. the medialcis somet.
lenited (proicheapt). Later alsoprocecht(proicecht), somet.
treated asmasc.proigeacht(m.,g s. n p. -a), IGT Dec. § 24 .
proiceacht,proicheapht[sic] `a precept,' P. O'C.
The act (function) ofteaching(openly by word of mouth) or
55 preaching: almost exclusively ofreligious teachingand esp.
the work ofevangelization(perhaps distinguished fromforcetul
=doctrinal or moral instruction); gl.profetia, Wb. 12c39 ,praedi-
catio, Ml. 89b12 .is ferr precept oldaas labrad ilbéelre, Wb.
12d7 .in precept ro pridchus-sa .i. asréracht Crist, 13b12 .fri
60procept bréthri Dé, LB 255 a 47 ( FA 23 ) =forcetol, LU 2164
(similarly in FA 32 , 33 procept, LB =forcetul, LU).praicept
álaind Íssu, Fél. May 1 (precept,procept v.l.).ro foided
Pledias dochum nErend do preciupt doib, LU 268 .do pro-
cept ┐ forcetul sechnon tíre Iúda, PH 4431 .do urd a procep-
65tai their function as preachers(of the apostles), 7861 .luid C.
i crich Connacht for cuairt procepta on a preaching tour,
Lism.L. 994 .do proicept credmhi do Gaoidhealaibh, FM i
130.1 .i nÉirinn . . . do bhí Pádraig ag proicheapt, Keat. iii
436 .doradad Paladius . . . do progecht soscela do Scotaib,
70 MacCarthy 284 (h) = BB 10a27 .
Of preaching as a part of divine service, often =sermon :
celebrad ┐ procept brethri De, PH 6371 .praicecht ┐ oiffrenn
(duties of the Church), Laws ii 344.26 Comm. cathaír proi-
cepta[prioceptaMS.]pulpit, RC xvii 358.28 .proigecht .i.
75seanmoir, Lec. Gl. 153 M .Seldom ofindividual instruction :
dobheir don easpucc é do proicept breithre Dé dó, BNnÉ 292
§ 10 (of a boy committed for teaching to clergy).Rarely of
secular teaching :trachtad arna thairring . . . a proiceapt
Presien from the teaching of Priscian, ZCP xii 294.5 . Inpl.
80 precepts,teachings :bit hé na precepta cétni no pridchob
doib, Wb. 17b20 .hi praiceptaib apstal, Hy. vii 18 (preceptaib
v.l.).dergud na n-uli procept ┐ forcetul, PH 8226 .

preceptóir n i,m.(Lat.praeceptor), Mid.Ir. alsopro(i)ceptóir.
Ateacher(of religion); apreacher: preceptóir et forcetlid doib-
85som, Wb. 14b4 .praeceptóir, Ml. 42b18 .g s. preceptoro , Wb.
4a2 .n du. is lour dā preceptóir i n-aeclis(=prophetae duo), 13a9 .
n p. preceptori, gl.profetae, 12d30 .inpraicibtorai , Ml. 38c9a .
g p. oc eitsecht inna preceptorae, 122c2 .trésna proceptorib
noemu pritchat in scriptuir dona doínib, LB 30a25 =tria
proiceptoiribh, Lism.L. 683 .primhproiceptoir coitcenn . . .
5amal Pol, 2745 .