breccán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. breccán or dil.ie/6626

n (1 brecc) speckled thing, striped or chequered stuff, plaid: ni breccan raenach riabach `no tartan, striped nor checkered' (of a shield), Metr. Dinds. iv 332.19 . (used as bed-clothes) do brothrachaib ┐ brecánaib, LU 8070 ( FB 4 ). do breth colctach fo a toeb ┐ brothrach tairrsi ┐ breccan tar sodain annuas `a striped plaid', IT ii1 179.19 . pell no brothrach no breccan, CCath. 2909. tocaib let mo brecansa / . . . it lepaid `my plaid', Fen. 198.11 . imurcruidh breacain ┐ cercaille, O'D. 643 (H. 3.17, 478). brecána ┐ cuilce, Laws iv 380.26 Comm. 2 breacan. ┐ geimhen, H 3.18, 512.11 ( O'Curry 1265. ) As n. pr. m. freckled person (?): Brecān Cluana Caīn, Corp. Gen. 89.8 . In fanciful name: Brecan mac Bangresa `Blanket, son of Woman's Work ' ( Manners and Customs ii 133 ), Anecd. ii 55 § 17. In name of whirlpool, see Coire Brecain, Hog. Onom. and coire .