bennacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bennacht or dil.ie/5661
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: beandacht, -aicht, -achta, bendachta, -ain, -an

n ā, f., less frequ. as n-stem (Lat. benedictum, -tio, see GOI § 727 ). beandacht, m. g s. -aicht, -achta, IGT Decl. § 25. bendachta, f. d s. -ain, g s. -an, § 8 .

(a) blessing: bendacht quasi benedicht a benedixione, Corm. Y 103. dobeirsom ainm bendachtan dond almsin hóre is la bendachtin doindnagar, Wb. 16d14 . ind bendacht doratad for abracham, 19b15 . amal duratsat sacaird tall bendachta forsin popul, Ml. 82c8 . oc tabairt bendachtae foir, Tur. 85. etir . . . almsanæ ┐ bendachtæ menci, Mon. Tall. 133.27 . co toroildind bendachtain do muintirisiu `that I might earn the blessing of thy folk', 136.28 . ni táraill in bendachtusin ar clanna `that blessing came not upon our children', Trip. 28.25 . robbé b.¤ Brigte fair, Thes. ii 349.9 (Hy. v). cf. Ériu xvi 67 § 6. ar nī fírḟlaith nad nīamat bī bennachtnaib (benachtoibh, v.l.) he is not a just prince whom the living do not glorify with blessings, ZCP xi 97 § 59. do thoradh na beannachta sin . . . rogen Aedan, BB 234a6 = na beandachtan, Irish Texts iii 4 § 9. tuc in t-athair a b.¤the father gave him his blessing, ML² 117 . dogeba bendacht in athar nemdai, PH 7385. cia dhib noraghadh ar bennachtain a tirib Leatha which of them, in return for a blessing, would go to the continent, ACL iii 5.29 . caide log na beandachtan ? . . . cia beandachtu . . . bendachta in peactaig, RC xlvi 237.12 , 22 , 24 . beannachta an fhíréin oghnaidh `the blessing . . . has brought profit', Studies 1918 , 99 § 11 ( IGT Decl. ex. 1275 ). búaine bladh a (an, v.l.) beannachta, IGT Decl. ex. 846. brígh an bennaicht, ex. 847 . ar daig co tucad a mbendachtain for a n-oigdib that they (viz. craftsmen) may give their benediction on their works (see Corm. Tr. 9 ), Laws v 98.11 Comm. mí bendachtan a month's grace, Metr. Dinds. iii 68.21 (see notes). bráth bennachtan (an imprecation ?), LU 6254 ( TBC-I¹ 1752 ). (cryptic) betchennacht .i. bennacht, Goid. 79 § 279 (Dúil Laithne) .

(b) In salutations: cf. oraoíd gl. beandacht, Celtica i 95.236 n. g. b.¤ dé ┐ ande fort, LU 6250 ( TBC-I¹ 1750 ). ní ḟargaib bennachtain. ┐ ni thuc a n-aill, LL 13373. beir-si bennachtain God bless you, ML² 1982. ro scarsat . . . fo bennachtain `parted . . . with benedictions', Cog. 132.16 . beannacht siar uaim go hEirinn, Studies 1920, 565 § 1 .