borrfad

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Forms: borrfaid

n o and u (borr. See Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 14 ) (act of) swelling up, expanding, increasing (often fig.): rolín tra att ┐ b.¤ a tengaid in a cinn = intumuit caput eius cum lingua, Lat. Lives 77 § 70. b.¤ mara romra surge of a great sea, SG 376.3 . do bí b.¤ bisig ar a ghalar `his disease increased mightily', Caithr. Thoirdh. 58.23 . for b.¤ with expanding power, MacCarthy 180.10 . iar mborrfadh da clainn ` exaltation ', 422.3 . doluidh Ailill . . . co mborrfadaibh (: corrtharaibh), ZCP xii 358.14 . is cosmail lemm . . . / fri b.¤ nō side builg (of a vain person), ZCP vi 267 § 9. a inghen Dondc[h]ada druin / ara fil borrfadho ban who indulgest in the exaggerations of women (?), Fianaig. 42.3 (see Éigse xiii 311 ). niro thallastar a úaill . . . nach a b.¤ . . . i nErind (of Cú Roí), LU 9047 ( FB 79 ). inund cumachta ros car. / inund úaill inund b.¤ , LL 3248. rop é rí in borrfaith cen brath `of brave show', Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 23 = in ri borrfaid, Rawl. 164a8 . rí in borrfada 's in bissig `of magnificence and betterment', Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 29. tria b.¤ n-aicenta `pride', MR 78.26 . do thraoth méad borrfaidh Bhanbha / ar n-éag d'onchoin Eachlabhra, Magauran 4255 .

Of swelling, becoming swollen with rage, wrath, fury; fierceness: b.¤ barainn (rhet.), TBC-I¹ 3561. lasa réim ┐ lasa mb. tra ronucsat láith gaile fer nUlad uli im Chonchobar, LU 8578 ( FB 44 ). a bruth ┐ a bríg ┐ a b.¤ , 8622 ( FB 46 ). b.¤ Cuind focroithfe Éirinn, Airne F. 274. in domon im-medon a áese ┐ a borrfaid, a utmaille ┐ a dívmais `its indignation', TTr.² 831. co mborrfadh ┐ barainn, uaille ┐ diumuis `with rage and fury', BNnÉ 303 § 14 . im burach do thene, Laws i 166.27 .i. im borrfadh mhar dogni, 170.20 Comm. lá borrfadh bríghe `with boisterous vigour', AFM v 1766.z . As attrib. g s.: ó mac Bregoin borrfaid (: tolcaib) `of B. the wrathful', Metr. Dinds. ii 54.21 . na bruige borrfadha (? read borrfadhacha) ainbisigh `rough . . . farms', MR 100.14 .