breóad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. breóad or dil.ie/6726

Forms: brëud, breód, breódud, breud

n earlier brëud u and o, m. Vn. of *breóaid. Later breód, breódud (breóg-). breud (disyll.), SR 879.

(a) act of burning: a teinidh brātha breoïd (deoïd), Ériu iii 30 § 11. a robhriudh, § 14 v.l. ar robo torrach hi ┐ asbert fria muntir a breoad ┐ arai nir lam a mmudugud fri Cond, LU 3186 ( RC ii 90.8 ). nó lastais . . . na [sen]longa lasamna 'arna mbréo[ad] do pic ┐ do geir[id] ┐ do céir `aflame with pitch, etc.', CCath. 2143. deich ccéd etir bhreodh ┐ mhudhucchadh ro marbhadh and `by wounding' (burning?), AFM i 510.22 = eidir braid, CS 162.4 .

(b) act of enfeebling, crushing, injuring. Cf. brúd (bruüd) with similar meanings: 'ar mbeith da bhrigh chorparda 'arna breoghadh `being crushed', BNnÉ 158 § 11 . bruic . . . ┐ míolta . . . muige arna móirbhreogad (by the savaging of hounds), SG 307.29 . isna teidhmibh troma . . . lé ndéantur an duine do bhreódh leis, TSh. 2405. an briseadh ┐ an breódh . . . do-bheirid daosgarshluagh . . . an diabhail ar na hanmaibh damanta, 6261 . do briseadh an chos . . . / is níor bh'iongnadh a breodh, Keat. Poems 1400.

Compd. is iomdha gleacaidhe is gaiscidheach . . . / tháinig díobh do chlaoidhe 's do bhreódhghoin who came away . . . sorely wounded from them, Hackett xxvi 56 .