balldae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. balldae or dil.ie/5305

Forms: balla, balla

adj io, iā (ball) Usu. balla. Laudatory epithet of uncertain meaning, always in alliterating context: balla .i. ard no úasal, ut est nai fichit bliadain balla, Ériu xiii 66.63 . co mbáig baldai, SR 4978. builid, ballda, bladmar, bras (of Cain), 1903 . bānchoic balla, BColm. 22.17 (`stronglimbed'). F. in breo balla, Gorm. June 20. ben Balla (leg. balla ?), Metr. Dinds. ii 84.53 . bratt balla breccuani speckled (?), LL 7735 (TBC). meic loinge brond ballai, MacCongl. 33.23 `son of striped breastbone'; `spotted, speckled', Gloss.

? As subst. an inbher n-án / dianapur an balla bán, Leb. Gab.(i) 272.17 .