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ambúan

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ambúan or dil.ie/3109

adj (2 búan) explained as bad, unlawful: būan ō ambūan .i. maith ō ulc. Corm. Y 104 . As subst. ambuan .i. ben inndligthach, buan ó[n]ní is bonum .i. maith, O'Dav. 307 . is for sund do feisidear breatha buaín ┐ ambuaín la feine, Laws iv 62.15 . buain .i. maith .i. dagban. ambuain .i. olc .i. drochban, 64.z Comm.

2 búan

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 búan or dil.ie/7264

adj expld. as good, etc. Prob. an inference from passage(s) containing 1 búan: Buanand . . . am buan .i. is bón .i. dendi is bonum . . . .i. maith o ulc, Corm. 6 = Corm. Y 104. See Búanann. buan .i. maith . . . buan caire as na berar om biudh, O'Dav. 220 = buanchaire as ná berar úidhbhreth, na oimbreth everlasting (?) cauldron, Ériu xiii 26.10 . do feisidear breatha buaín ┐ ambuaín, Laws iv 62.15 , glossed tairister bretha buain . . . na mban dligthech . . . buain .i. maith .i. dagban, 64.18 , 19 Comm. buain .i. ben dlighthech, etc., O'Dav. 307. fria ben .i. fri boin, fria maith, Laws ii 350.1 Comm. buan .i. bonus . . . geinid buan o ambuan , O'Curry 86 (H. 3.18, 64). buan .i. indlicced . . . ar is buan berla nadi n.a., O'Curry 153 (H. 3.18, 87a32). nī fola tódine (.i. āiremh) a būan (.i. a maithusa) (B. na f.), ZCP v 487 § 12. ? bera boin mbuain indlaeg ar eamain sair sedrada `a good in-calf cow', Laws v 60.21 Comm. ? in ben b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iv 68. 139 . ? gabdait idain in mnái ṁbuáin, Ériu vii 223 § 36. See 2 bun.

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 ).