bresta

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bresta or dil.ie/6746

 

Forms: bresta

adj io, iā (1 bres) adj. used in various favourable senses: breasda .i. béodha no suilbhir ` lively, sprightly, cheerful ', P. O'C. co ṁmórbuidin brestai (: frescai) `alert', Fél. July 19 . it brestai in banmaicc, 20 . b.¤ .i. brotla nó beoda nó suilbir, O'Dav. 264. la Bartholom ṁb.¤ `B. the active', Fél. June 13 .i. primda nó ergna, O'Dav. 262. breasda .i. príomhdha, no beodha, no suilbhir, O'Cl. b.¤ ebraice, bresith Genes, b.¤ didiu cenēlta nó caom nó griandae, O'Mulc. 142. cethir brāithir buirr, b.¤ (bresa, v.l.) fīan a warrior-band, ready for battle (Meyer), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 27 § 2. fer mór b.¤ i n-airinuch na budnisin, LL 11998 (Táin 4506). cech ní ro alaind . . . is fri Breas indtsamlaichther is b.¤ ┐ is mor in laech is mor ┐ is b. in tine, YBL 137b22 , 23 . brígda in bedg, b.¤ in forrach `spirited the onset', Metr. Dinds. iii 210.5 . bé gel-chnes bresda báin-gel ` spirited ', 54.18 .

Compar. brestu (bresta MS.) cech soer a balcbruth `more vigorous' (of Christ), Blathm. 29.