bóchna

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n f. (on quantity of -ó- see Stokes, KZ xxxvii 254 § 9 and Meyer, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 90, 27 ) sea, ocean : `lear,' `aibhéis,' `bochna' bladha, / anmanna gach árdmhara, Metr. Gl. 12 § 15. bochna .i. maith (leg. maīth (maeth) ?), no muir, O'Curry 972 (H.3.18, 416). bochna .i. muir no fairge, O'Cl. a mbeōil bōchna (: Fótla), Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 92 § 8 . treabhthadh na b.¤ (: chródha), Rel. Celt. ii 226.14 . etratt ┐ bochna (muir, v.l.), BNnÉ 45 § 4 . mór do echran . . . na bochna bruchtaidhbli dorala doibh, Stair Erc. 376. tar b.¤ na mbuinneadh ngeal, DDána 107.19 . tar beannaibh na b.¤ , Keat. Poems 238. Fig. ag taisteall b.¤ na beatha aimseardha, TSh. 2093. In n. pr.: a Ḟinntoin mic B., Anecd. i 36.1 . a Ḟ. mheic Bóchra (Bh., v.l.), 26.1 .

Compds. ní bhiadh ann sin acht braon beag don bhóchnamhuir a drop in the ocean, Desid. 4828. Cf. ar bhántaibh bóchlinne `on the watery ocean-wastes', Ó Bruad. iii 82.12 .