briugu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. briugu or dil.ie/6874
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: bruga, brugaid, bruighi, brigu, brughaidh, brughaidhi, brughaidh

n d, m. (see Celtica xxiii 172-73 ) Also bruga. Later brugaid. Note n s. bruighi, Blathm. 773. brigu, LU 7096 (BDD), brígiu, Ériu iv 124.11 . brughaidh m., IGT Decl. § 21 ; n p. brughaidhi, ex. 781 , is a proscribed form, but brughaidh, ex. 782 , is correct.

Landowner, hospitaller, in later sources also farmer, yeoman. In legal texts the b.¤ is a rich landowner with a public function of dispensing unlimited hospitality to all persons in his hostel, which must be in an accessible position. For this he is given the same honour-price as the king of a túath , Críth G. p. 79. The tract Uraicecht Becc gives the b.¤ the same grade as the flaith or ruling noble if he has twice the qualifying wealth of the noble's grade, Laws v 76.1 cited below. He must further be hundredful (1 cétach), 10 , see Mac Neill, PRIA xxxvi C 16 (1923) 276 n. 2, 3 . comgraid b.¤ fri flaith dimbe diablad ceana lais gach graidh de tir ┐ trebad, Laws v 76.1 . ni bi b.¤ nad bi cedach; . . . Is e b.¤ andsin is coimdiri fri rig tuaithe, 12 ( ZCP xvi 176.1 ). comdire do rig . . . ┐ do briuga[i]d direnar cetaib, oca mbi caire ansic co na thochus techta, i 40.17 Comm. cach briuga ramatach every `b.¤' must have roads to his house, iii 112.12 . dleagar don brugaid, fer ar gach rod uad amach, co nach roisedh neach secha gan a digbail fris, no gan a tairscin do, v 16.13 Comm. airligud do briugaid nad e fulgadar folaith (one of seven borrowings that are not restored), 372.3 . saland tighe briugad (one of the inherent rights of every túath, due to every person), v 484.4 . na briugaid, ma gabait do láim in briugamlachta (sic) do congbail . . . is [s]aer iat ar cinaid a mbid ┐ ar cinaid inbleogan, iii 114.7 Comm. díḟolaig . . . br[i]ugaid i ngrádaib túaithe, Críth G. 480 `among the lay grades . . . hospitallers are not maintainable i.e. are excluded from othrus,' Ériu xii 86. ár is etargaire coitcend na briughadha do grés in cach crích a mbít (b.¤ recognized as common intervener in disputes , Plummer MS. notes), O'D. 1584 (H 5.15, 7). Note also: blai brugai im cach n-oenach, LL 37558 exemption of a `b.¤' (?) (from liability for noise) = blaī mescae, etc., ZCP xi 83.1 = blaī āne ech n-oenaig, 93.17 . an brugaid = vir dives, Lat. Lives 102 § 97. ingen ríg no roflatha no briugad, LU 10171. briuga ┐ aire desa / . . . / loargg dia sásad, LL 3734. a ceathair i nedoighibh brughadh four (colours) in the clothes of briugu's (the entry puts the b.¤ 's. rank between an ógthigerna's and that of a tigerna túaithe), AFM i 44.3 . dobreth biad dō ōna brigadaib, TBC-I¹ 3428. brugaid bíata dám, Fing. R. 496. creach brughadh, DDána 73.10 . ro ordaigh . . . brughaidh ar gach baile, AFM i 54.1 = singulis Burgis praefectum constituit (Lynch, Cambrensis Eversus), note q. baileda gen brugudu `yeomen', TTebe 3049 . doronta a ccoindmedh for choartaibh ┐ brugadhaibh, Hugh Roe² 98.30 . brughaidh broinn-teasgtha (rich) farmers (?) (denizens of hell), TSh. 6611. As pejorative: mac an bhodaigh nó an bhrughadh, Ó Bruad. i 134.2 . brugha boigbheolach, 21 .

With qual. adj., gen. etc. basa brugaid bíata dám , Fing. R. 496 . b.¤ cétach, in Laws Comm. understood as a b.¤ who kept a hundred men, a hundred cows, etc., see also Hy Fiach. 238 note h.: in b.¤ cedach, uair dlegur de ced fer i mbesaib mogad aici ┐ ced(h) cacha cethra lais, Laws v 76.15 Comm. in briugu cedach .i. ced cacha ceathra aigi, 26 Comm. Cf. also: do briuga[i]d direnar cetaib, i 40.17 Comm. cited supra. briuga cetach atacomnaic, LL 12753. b.¤ leitech see leitech. Note also: bo-briugaidh cedach. Ferbriugadh, tir imdha lais. Righ-briughadh, tuatha fo mam. . . Briugadh conaire .i. ri bis ac seilg. Briugadh dorn chliach, dornnchlaidh imdha lais, O'Curry 981 (H. 3.18, 423a). in brigu feda ┐ in abull fir cumra . . . ceithri ba . . . ina mbunbéim, O'D. 1676 (H.5.15, 28a).

pn As epithet: cend Blai Briugad, LU 11064. co Blai ṁBriuga, TBC-LL¹ 4884.