Búanann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Búanann or dil.ie/7272

 

pn (1 búan + 1 finn ?)

(a) expld. as nurse of warriors; name of a goddess, `the Minerva of the pagan Irish,' O'Don. Suppl.; `The Lasting One, ` Gods and Heroes of the Celts, Sjoestedt and Dillon 26 . Būanand mumi na fīan .i. bé nAnand ar chosmaile diblīnaib. Amail robo māthair dēa indī Anu, sic Būanand quasi mater erat na fīan. Ailiter: Būanond .i. daghmāthair, in būan is bon .i. dondī as bonum, ut dicitur: `genithir būan ō ambuan' .i. maith ō ulc. A n-and fil isinnī is Būanand, is ed fil isinnī is Anand .i. mater deorum. Būanand .i. daghmāthair ac foircetal gaiscid do fīanuib, Corm. Y 104. Corm. 5. `buanann' buime go bláith ciuin, Metr. Gl. 34.24 . ac Scáthaig buadaig buanand, LL 10886 (Táin 3445). a mBrian dan buanann buime, glossed: B. muime na bhfiann, etc. (note f.), Hard. ii 290.14 .

(b) As name of fountain: Buanann glossed perpetuus, V. SS. Hib. i 54 n. 7 .

Note also: at búanaind bodelbae (rhet.), LU 8366 ( FB 24 ).