bían

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bían or dil.ie/5827

 

Forms: bíann, bian

n m. Also bíann. skin, hide: b.¤ .i. croiceann, O'Cl. Cass moa mbīd b.¤ (: dian) C. who was clothed in skin, Corp. Gen. 283.28 . ag n-allaid ┐ is dia biand idhe dognīt[h]er comēt imon clūim, Corm. Y 297. bíann n-erbbad impu doe-skin around them (sc. harp-bags), TBFr. 102. ro feannadh an fiadh . . . ┐ lēigis a bhian ar an bhféur, Eachtra Uill. 2740. Note also: bian `a ferrule or ring, a cap or guard ', P. O'C.