brisc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brisc or dil.ie/6835
Last Revised: 2019

adj o, ā brittle, fragile, easily broken: b.¤ .i. ab eo quod est priscus ar is b.¤ [cach crin ┐] cach ṅarsaid, Corm. 7. carnae . . . is b.¤ ūair is bruithi, ar is rigin intan is feōil, Corm. Y 261. arán briscc, Misc. Hag. Hib. 161.8 . bá b.¤ fidbad i llámaib láech, LL 32794 ( TTr. 2006 ). Of land, soil: ós Bairind b.¤ `crumbling B.', Metr. Dinds. iii 366.15 .

With more abstract meanings: buidhne . . . briscci . . . Bretan ` brisk ', CCath. 5367. is b.¤ . . . in gloir saegalta, YBL 168a30 . b.¤ . . . a derid unsolid . . . its end (sc. Roman rule), ZCP xxx 100.42 . conách diombuan / an domhain che briosg braithleaghtha ` fragile ', Dán Dé xxx 2 . mairg bias isin mbriaidh mb.¤-sin under that critical verdict (of Hell), ZCP vi 265 § 15.

Equat. goma brisgidir re barraib feda ag a tesgad do thuagaib as easily broken, Ériu viii 44.29 . Superl. ? ango dano . . . adfía basa lecht bas briscium, LU 7500 ( BDD 102 ). As compar. cid as briscim (briscidh, briosga, v.ll.) cuirir what is more brittle than the earthnut? (answer: a jealous woman's temper), ZCP xiii 272.1 .

Adv. réad do bhronnadh go briosc `to be brisk in giving', Ó Bruad. iii 196.14 .

As subst. senbrisca a salcha (read asalcha as in FB) má chossa dirty old tattered things, LU 8520 ( FB 37 ). Cf. senbrisc, s.v. 1 sen.

Compds. With nouns. briscbemneach na narm `the crashing strokes', Ériu v 238.7 . doringni briscbruan ┐ minscomartach din charput ` fragments ' (Táin 641), LL 8204. briscbrúar na clocend ica n-erlech shattered fragments of skulls, TFerbe 333 . With adjj. crínbhriathrach .i. briscbhriathrach, O'Cl. na trí badhbha brodla, brisg-dhéadla `saucy, impudent . . . witches', ML 118.30 . briosg-ghlórach ` Babling ', Eg. Gl. 105 (Acts xvii 18).