bethugad

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u, m. vn. of bethaigid

(a) act of animating, quickening: fri marbad ┐ bethugud, Trip. 62.16 . leis comus ár mbethaigte, SG 384.27 .

(b) act of feeding, sustaining; supporting, maintaining: gan biadh, gan bethacadh `without food or sustenance', BNnÉ 224.16 . chu recfa cach a mac ┐ a ingin a crichaib ciana ar a mbethugud in exchange for their being fed, Lism. L. 1862. ma ta beathugh[ad] a serraigh isin sine aile, Laws iii 374.8 Comm. ní dénatt obuir . . . da mbethugud acht fíadach `for their livelihood', Maund. 49. Metaph.: ag b.¤ a brīghe le luath-imram na long (of the sea), ML² 673. With AR: dobadur da leoman . . . ar bethugudh aigi `that he kept', ZCP vi 293.17 . (of a fire) an tres tene . . . ar betachad (beathughadh v.l.) i n Uibh Briuin, BNnÉ 234 § 153 . dār mbeathucchadh ar énlaith ┐ ar íasgach, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) iii 162.9 .

(c) (Church) living, benefice: sái clerigh co mbethaig[th]ib ecailsi imda `church-benefices', RC xviii 157.15 (Tig.). a mbethaighthe ecclaisi, AFM v 1772.25 .