brón

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brón or dil.ie/6964

Forms: bróin, bróin

n o, m. See GOI § 62. b.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 96.

(a) sorrow, grief, grieving, lamentation; distress, burden: brōn .i. a fronte etc., O'Mulc. 167. brōn .i. prono graece, dolens, unde brōn, 168 . do beir nech in cuma ┐ in mbrōn for a sūilib, 340 . cumha, caoi, triabhuin, b.¤, tuirse doilghíos, Eg. Gl. 134. b.¤ ref. to tristitiam (8), Wb. 14d10 . b.¤ caích bad b.¤ dúibsi gl. flete cum flentibus, 5d25 . ni far mb.¤ si etc. gl. contristati, 16b8 . in b.¤ gl. mestitudinem, Ml. 129c6 . 86d6 . bá b.¤ di suidib m'aicsin i n-imniud, 44c6 . in bróin (g s.), 77d12 . i mb.¤ , 108a11 . atcondairc setig fo b.¤ `in grief', Thes. ii 329.48 (Hy. v Comm.). dá b.¤ flatha nime (title of tract), LU 1428 ( RC xxi 386.15 ). fer b.¤ fort, LU 10886 (TE) (see feraid II (d)). b.¤ búridach `loud-voiced care', TBC-LL² 4566 . gabála báise . . . b.¤ oc fleid . . . b.¤ fri ríg, Tec. Corm. § 14.11 , 31 . domna bróin, CRR 4. ró-gab b.¤ ┐ toirsi . . . na hapstalu (= contristati sunt, p. 432.13), PH 5119. ni bron da niad rashlogh R. `never loses heart', Magauran 4332 . mo bh.¤ (interjection), Keat. Poems 1477. Attrib. g s.: a bás bróin , ZCP vi 269 § 4.

Extended applications: trí bróin ata ferr fáilti: b.¤ treóit oc ithe messa, b.¤ guirt apaig, b.¤ feda fo mess `the heaviness of a wood under mast', Triads 68 . brón déisi ag dathaghadh `harvest's gloom', Arch. Hib. i 93 § xxix . Perh. as opp. of fáilte in: ce dobera bron doib treimit (of refusal of hospitality), Laws v 172.z Comm. b.¤ .i. troscad, ut est: ar ní fuben díre dó cé dobera bron doibhsidhe, Ériu xiii 75 § 194. b.¤ .i. trosgadh, O'Cl. In phr. b.¤ trogain see 1 trogan.

(b) As quasi-vn.: ag bron, Bard. Synt. Tr. 97.71a40 (see 242).

Compds. With nouns. ? bebais brónamaill (: mórālaind) ṁbratha, LL 15906. fri bronag `against mournful battle', Gorm. Oct. 19. ? ba h-airithe les in aird-rig a brun-dalta . . . do bron-tiugh-bhádúg báis, MR 112.3 . ro and brónbríg (: mōrríg) `weakened sorrows' force', Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 32. i mbrónchaoi . . . ghéir, Hackett xi 12 . brón-chommbrúdh contrition , TSh. 8889. go ccualadar an brónchómhrādh . . . éugcaointeach, Celt. Rev. x 134.17 . cosg tarta gach brōn- chuire, Mac Aingil 3609 . Ó Héodhusa 229.12 . tug cantlamh bantrachta ar bhrón-fhleidh, Keat. Poems 150. adhbhar . . . brón-ghuil, O'Rah. 56.13. fo brón-guba `dismally wailing' (of demons), Metr. Dinds. iv 84.z . With adj. ? ¤derc, see 1 bráen compds.