barbarda

Cite this: eDIL s.v. barbarda or dil.ie/5396

Forms: barbárda, barbárdhu

adj occas. barbárda (based on Lat. barbarus; cf. barbár).

(a) barbarous, foreign; strange : socraiti eachtrand . . . no buidne barbardha, CCath. 5808. gotha allmhardha barbardha, TFrag. 164.x . oc fegad ind idi b.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 580. táchim slúaig barbardai, MU² 515. muna thuige mé brígh an ghotha, biáidh mé [am dhuine] bharbarrgha ag an tí labhrus, 1 Corinth. xiv 11.

(b) violent, vehement, fierce, mettlesome: borb b.¤ bruthmar, TBC-LL¹ 1011. is b.¤ 's is cauratta in tuarascbáil, MU² 614. ris an each mborb mbarbardha, Aithd. D. 81.5 . an peacach bocht barbardha, A. Ó Dálaigh xix 7. Adv. at-raachtatar Ulaid co b.¤ ara n-armaib, MU² 161. ac slaide . . . co dremun ┐ co b.¤ , CRR 47.

As subst. na barbárdhu (= hostes), Lat. Lives 89.10 . cathugud frisna barbárdusa, LL 31040 ( TTr. 221 ). frisan mbarbarrdha, fri Balur the fierce one, Cath MT 1060. na barbardhaigh (viz. Picts and Scots), Keat. ii 6111.