bernach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bernach or dil.ie/5715

adj o, ā (bern) having gaps; broken; defective: bróca brecca bernacha, Todd Lect. vi 60.5 (`belonging to the breech of the human body', bróca bernacha ` trunk-hose ', Plummer MS. notes). Cf. berrbróc. a da ṡleig chendchrith- áncha bernacha, LL 11343. gorbo bristi b.¤ . . . airm ┐ aird- scēith na n-āirsedh, ML² 267. mic Aedha in ga bernaigh, MacCarthy 406.y . i cosmailius bili bernaig `of a hacked tree', CCath. 5838. bhriste bhearnach (of the damned), TSh. 6616. aimsir bearnach d'áiream ` fractional ', O'Gr. Cat. 323.22.

Legal: berna a eric, Laws ii 98.6 .i. b.¤ sin ar aigne `(the distress) is defective said the pleader', 12 Comm.

pn As sobriquet: Diarmaid b.¤ gap-toothed , ALC i 316.11 .

Adv. nach déunad . . . go b.¤ = doe not commit any notable defect, RSClára 110b.