binn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. binn or dil.ie/5921

Forms: bind

adj i melodious, harmonious; sweet, pleasing. Of sounds: bind gl. consona (uoce), Ml. 24a5 . níbbad bind nach cruth ailiu gl. aliter euphoniae satisfacere non poterat, Sg. 58b5 . bind a pindaro (fr. Lat. pandura, ed.) .i. cruit, O'Mulc. 153 , Corm. Y 156. classa búana bindi `choirs . . . melodious', Fél. Prol. 181. bairtni bindi, Thes. ii 295.17 . cid binni lib . . . / cuslennaig nó chornairi, Lg. 17. Gamut go nguth mbind, ZCP viii 114.11 . ba b.¤ in triar sa (of harpers), TBFr. 108. rind bínd budi (of a bird), IT iii 19 § 53 , Murphy Lyrics 6 . b.¤ an fer sgél sgríbheand Néill a pleasing story-teller, IGT Decl. ex. 1346. ? As subst.: cuilbir nó binn `a pleasing thing´ EIS 142 § 26 .

In phr. is b.¤ la (frequ. of welcome tidings): nech lasmbí bind `anyone who loves to hear it', Ériu vii 162 § 4. ba bind leisin righain na scela sin `the queen was pleased with the news', St. Ercuil 2489. With neg. nach b.¤ leis briathra Dé do chlos that it is unpleasing to him to hear, TSh. 1597.

As general laudatory epithet: ó thús betha (sic leg., ed.) bind `the pleasant world', Ériu iv 128.29 . tre blaid mb.¤ according to sweet reason, ZCP viii 106.1 . coinnmed teóra mblíadan ṁbind, LU 346 (ACC Comm.). macān mall secht mblīadan mbind, ZCP vi 266 § 2. mēraid go brāth mb.¤ , ML² 744. Cf. also benn.

In cheville: cid ord bind, LL 15466 ( Trip. 532 § 15 ).

Equative (appar. in sense of Compar.): binnithir cach ceól a héstecht sweeter, LU 1953 ( FA 2 ). binnidir téta mendchrot, TBC 209. ba bindighther il-ceola in domain uile íad `sweeter', BNnÉ 91 § 197 . Compar. bindiu gl. sonorius, Sg. 21b2 . ba binniu cec céol in chrot, LU 626 (Acc Comm.). binni laoidib a labrad `sweeter than songs', Ériu ii 16 § 4. Superl. timpan ina laim iss binnium bui, RC iii 344.6 . ba binnim (Eg., binniu, LL) lemso . . . / sían no geibtis micc Uislenn, Lg. 17.

Compds.

(a) With nouns and vnn.: ar a bhinncleircheacht `for his melodious clerical offices', Caithr.CC § 4. 17 . ar ghné, ar bhinnḟialbhuga, ar bháigh pleasing generosity, DDána 91.29 . bindfogur na cuisleann n-órdae sweet sound, BDD² 1008. bindfodhrugud in claidib `musical twang' (Gloss.), 1007 . ag bindgabail mo psalm, Anecd. iii 4.15 . binn-ghol ar binsibh 's ar bórdaibh gentle weeping, Keat. Poems 163. ar chotlud cāin bindris (: indlis) of sweet dreams, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 24 § 1. see ZCP xvii 274 n. 4. bendan bo cach lóide . . . bo cona bindsian `melodious lowing', O'Dav. 226 (see Ériu xiii 27 ).

(b) With adjj. In dvandva compds.: in bard bindbras, Anecd. i 58.4 . na briathra binnbrega the sweet and false words ZCP vi 71.21 . seanfhocul glan glóir bhionnghaoith of sweet and wise utterance, Magauran 2349 . dia beirt bindgil / tuc Eirc ingin Loairn, Arch. Hib. ii 70 § 8 ( LL 23728 ). a threabh bhionnghlan bhláithshleamhain (to a ruined monastery), DDána 122.2 . a chléirig builid binnglicc Celtica xxiii 307 § 3 .

(c) With adjj. derived from nouns: fer bulid binnbriathrach, Ann. Conn. 1307.9 . go gormchailltibh . . . binneltacha abounding in songbirds, Caithr. Thoirdh. 13.15 . gáir binn- fhocalach ban séimh, KMMisc. 50.15 . buabhall bláith bionnfoghrach sweet-sounding, FM v 1570.2 . buabhall bionnglorach go mbuaidh ninnscne, vi 2298.6 .