bolt(a)nugad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bolt(a)nugad or dil.ie/6375

u, m. vn. of bolt(a)naigid. act or power of smelling; emitting a smell, scent; smell; odour, fragrance: ica boltnugud smelling him, Rawl. B 512, 67c cited Plummer MS. notes. robé bolltanugud in spirta nōib isna srōnaib-sea may the fragrance of the Holy Spirit be in these nostrils, Arch. iii 232.24 . in tan at-chluined boltnugud a námat . . . acht fá baltnugud in bíd ┐ in lenna fil issin dunudsa, LL 35054 (MU). abla cumra . . . romgab foltnugad subach / fá boltnugad a mbolaid, SG 347.20 . a sásad don boltnogud (donboltanugud, LB) fil is tir (viz. tír na naeb), LU 1981 ( FA 5 ). co [m]boltan[u]gad aingliga `a heavenly odour', Grail 556 . bolltanugud mar do beth a parthus aiste (i.e. from a shrine), Fier. 251. ma ro benad . . . do duine . . . sron co mboltunugad `with the sense of smell', Laws iii 348.13 Comm. don tsróin a boltnughadh its power of smelling, TSh. 2845. cech thoraid co mboltnugud, MacCarthy 42.1 . ar feabus boltanaighthe bhar nettaighedh `by the goodly smell of your garments', BNnÉ 50 § 37 . fo bhíthin ruithenta lōgmaire shubhāilcighe in boltanaighe (= aighthe) dhíadha glōrmair, Fl. Earls 118.8 . Fig. act of smelling after, nosing out; scrutinizing carefully: ag boltnughadh go fuireachair ar bhéasaibh cáich, TSh. 1613. nach déanann boltnughadh ar eisiompláiribh . . . na naomh, 1920 .