baramail

Cite this: eDIL s.v. baramail or dil.ie/5382

n i, f. (Lat. parabola with infl. of 1 samail, see Breatnach, Éigse vi 341 ff.) IGT Decl. § 10.

(a) comparison, the like, match: baramhail don aon cath comparable with, Cog. 114.16 . ni fuair riem b.¤ an comlainn sin, CCath. 2968. as co cath in lai sin no cuirthe ar bh.¤ it used to be compared, 5587 . samhuil na baramhuil . . . do dhoishininn na h-oídhche sin, Celt. Rev. x 134.14 . baramhail dóibh their like, ITS i 80.22 . fear do bharamhla your like, O'R. Poems 418. maraidh bríogh na baramhla `the force of the comparison', Aithd. D. 94.31 . builli a baramail sin such a blow, Stair Erc. 1346. baile i mbaramhail doiséin a place comparable with it, L. Cl. A. B. 183.82 . uth bó bruithi do bior a b.¤ do cath-bhuidnib . . . Connacht he likens to, MR 124.9 . nir ḟed . . . baramhail do thabairt do churp an prinnsa sin could find no comparison for, Aisl. Tond. 134 § 2 (barsamail, v.l., 108 § 2).

(b) opinion, conjecture, surmise : b.¤ gl. opinio, Ir. Gl. 877. baramhail-saoilneas `an opinion, phantasie', Eg. Gl. 86. doreir baramhla na ndaeine nglic, Maund. 157. égsamhlacht bharamhla (= diuersity of opinions), RSClára 81a . baramhail ar bhráth (in list of impossible things), ML 98.12 . b.¤ aithgne partial recognition : ótchonnairc F. in cúicer sin uada tuc b.¤ aithgne dóib (i.e. they seemed familiar to him), SG 275.5 . baramhail aithne agam / atá . . . / ar do ghlár, DDána 101.45 . Cf. tugus b.¤ dod marcaighecht your horsemanship seemed familiar to me, ZCP vi 95.y . at annsa dia n-eccmaltibh baramhail forra `to recognise (identify) them', TBC St. 4662 and n. Note also: tucus do b.¤ doibh co raibhe edach cristaidhi fa droing dibh I recognized that. . . ., Maund. 257. thugadar cách do bharamhail gur b'iad féin do bhí ann, ITS i 166.8 . tug O. baramhail an[n] sin co raibh . . . surmised, Feis Tighe Chonáin 1228. ní thugaim bharamhuil gurab ó droichinntinn do níthear ní ar bioth I do not suppose, Desid. 2476.

Of (erroneous) religious opinions: dona tri baramhlaibh seachranacha (= tribus sectis), ITS xxix 174.2 . os baramhlacha iad . . . ┐ nach creideamh fire, Luc. Fid. 5137. 5158 .

(c) likelihood; expectation, hope : tásg baramhla `news to give us hope', Aithd. D. 65.1 . a hóigh gur bhean baramhail `a sign of hope', 65.39 . ar mhéd mbaromhla (quality of a prince), O'Hara 3012. ? ar bharomail fer nÉirenn, Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 32 § 21. leis tír Bréifne ó bharamhail (of a prince whose father was still alive), O'R. Poems 9.