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brothad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brothad or dil.ie/7019

Forms: brathad, brafad, brothad

n (brath-) u, m. Greene, Ériu xxi 26 § 2 distinguishes brathad, brafad q.v. as separate semantic development of brothad .

Unit or small division of time; vaguely, a short space of time, moment. See O'Donovan, The Ancient Division of Time, MR 332 f .: niba aimser bid b.¤ gl. de . . . momentis, Wb. 25b26 . cid b.¤ ni biat fo mám inna culech gl. momentum, Ml. 134d2 . ní cuit broto acht is dugrés gl. ad momentum, 32d10 . coic brotu deac `fifteen moments', 16c10 . alarann deac brotto `the twelfth part of a moment', Thes. ii 13.29 . di huáir deac ┐ IIII brottae, 10.47 . da se bratta . . . / da sé phairt 'na n-irchomair, SR 175. tri xxit brata ar .ix. c.aib hi llaithiu, Ériu xxi 131.23 . b.¤ = Lat. momentum = 90 seconds , 132 n.3 . is amlaid so fodhailter in aimsear . . . .i. o adam in ostint, a h-ostint i mbratha, etc., MR 108.2 . ostint co leith i m-brátha, bratha ┐ dá trian bratha i pars, 8, 9 . Specifically of the markings on a sundial: inna coic brottu deac docoid in grian fora culu Ml. 43 d 27 . in grían dothecht inna coic brotu deac for culu 61 a 13 .