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Cite this: eDIL s.v. berg or dil.ie/5705

Forms: berga

n [ā, f.]g s. berga, ACL iii 297 § 55.

(a) robbery, plunder, plundering: noí ṁbliadna Bressi na mb.¤ (mbedg v.l.), / rapo mór tressi (sic leg.) a thrénredg B. of the rapine (?), MacCarthy 172.1 . rogní cach n-oll-beirg n-ágmair `all war-like deeds of rapine', Metr. Dinds. iii 404.8 . bleachtán na mbérg `harmful sow-thistle' (of a wretched pig), Hermathena ci 31 § 18 .

(b) robber, plunderer, brigand: ro láithe for biastaib / la berga (berca, v.l.) cen eineach `robbers', Fél.² Prol. 42 (see O'Dav. 254 ). truaga dini domblassa, / bergga conbenfat bassa (blows of) fists will smite robbers, SR 8070. ar bradaibh na mbercc / rom-ain Íosa ard `against the ravages of the plunderers', Ériu iv 236.7 . bearg .i. díbheargach, O'Cl. tathig in mbeirg dia bronnud `the soldier', Metr. Dinds. ii 62.10 . bergg .i. bē ┐ arg .i. fer banuagrag (? leg. -augrach), O'Mulc. 139. bearg .i. laoch, O'Cl. ruire lulgach (.i. laoch) sceo b.¤ (.i. bangaisgedach) mborb (B. na f.), ZCP v 487 § 12.

? bearg .i. sruth, ut est: lingidh eó a bruinne bearg, Ériu xiii 66 § 57. ilar ṁbrothlach na mbled ṁb.¤ , SR 897.

In title Togail Bruidne Da Berga = T. B. D. Derga, expld. by O'Rahilly, Early Ir. Hist. and Myth. as due to desire for alliteration. Cf. laoch mear a Bruighin Dá Bhearg (: dhearg), Aithd. D. 5.10 .

In compd. Bróin Bhearg (house of wounded in Eamhain), Keat. ii 3088. See Éigse xv 107.