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balc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. balc or dil.ie/5293

 

Forms: bailc

adj o, ā. Later also bailc i.

I stout, strong, sturdy, firm, vigorous, powerful: b.¤ .i. calma no trom, ut est ailidh sidhe aurarsan a cét direch balca (leg. b.¤, ed.) in maic .i. is calma no is trom a inne (sic leg.) in maic ima ndergither é .i. in t-étach. Nó taidlis bo slicht (compd. ?) b.¤ (used adverbially ?) .i. tadall erca isna búaib go calma, O'Dav. 277. bailc .i. mor no calma no tren . . . ciaptar bailc a mbresa, 255 . Cf. Fél. Prol. 74. b.¤ graece balanin .i. grande , O'Mulc. 119. bailc .i. calma, Stowe Gl. 239. b.¤ .i. calma, Lec. Gl. 184. b.¤ .i. trén, neartmhar, no mór, O'Cl. Benedicht, b.¤ áge, Fél. July 11 . tescmart brait bhailc co mbuaidh (brait b.¤ , ed.) `he has saved a prey with stout victory', Blathm. 137. Indrechtach . . . / . . ., bailc baind, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 25 (a) . co brāth mbairnech mb.¤ , Bruchst. i 55 § 123. is bēsad na cleithe, is b.¤ oc lār, is caol oc clēit[h]e, Corm. Y 275. fer tailc tuillethan, isé bailc brádorcha, MU² 642. buidhne bailci beoda, CCath. 5367. ba balcc bríge, MacCongl. 69.13 . ben b.¤ , BS 70.z . b.¤ Belltaine / do bheir bláth sugh a sughdhosaib, IGT Decl. ex. 342.

Compar. co mbuidin ba balcu, Fél. Jan. 4 (balcdu, balccu, v.ll.). bailci, TTebe 394 .

II As subst. strength, firmness, vigour: gabsai format, fí fo bailc, ZCP xi 108 § 2. buan in b.¤ , CRR 57.

Compds. With nouns: conid mind cach maige / balccbuile (sic leg. ?) na mbard the strong one of whom the poets sing (?), IT iii 57 § 108. tri balcbemmenda Bodba, TBC-LL¹ 5984. Balcbend gilla A., LL 25078. Nabál . . . / balcbethraid os betha blá, SR 6291. ras gabastar chuci ar a balcbolgán by its stout middle (of a standard), LL 31773 ( TTr. 962 ). cotlud nā longad nī sām lam balcbrain, TBC-I¹ 1215 (rhet.). balcbriathra Bodba, TBC-LL¹ 6056. fiora betha co mbalcbrigh `with strong might', Blathm. 76. sorcha in balcbuaid, Snedg. u. Mac R § 31 . bongos fidh a balcfremaibh, Blathm. 229. ba balc-gent co mbeó-gletin, Metr. Dinds. iv 188.24 . fót co mbalcraind, Metr. Dinds. ii 20.39 . buidnib balcthoir (: altóir), SR 6882. asa mbruintis balcct[h]onna, ACL iii 218 § 6.

With adjj.: athair Bile bailc-dremhain, Leb. Gab.(i) 218.24 . ailen . . . balclan do cairibh, Stair Erc. 227. As subst. the full: balclan gelglaici C. i tacmaisi crainn gac[h]a craisigi dibh, CCath. 5307. dias . . . it é damdabcha balcremrai, BDD² 1214. ben balc-thorrach, Metr. Dinds. iv 126.36 . buidni balcthruim, LU 10882 (rhet.).

With adjj. derived from nouns: ech . . . balcceimnech balcbéimnech, LU 8667 ( FB 50 ). Balar Balcbemneach, Cóir Anm. 289. tricha bliadan balcbuidnech (sic leg.), MacCarthy 204 § 4 . a balcbullig Brég, LU 8110 ( FB 8 ). [in tarbān] . . . / bailcerblach adircech `strong-tailed', Ériu vii 6.2 .

bennacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bennacht or dil.ie/5661
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: beandacht, -aicht, -achta, bendachta, -ain, -an

n ā, f., less frequ. as n-stem (Lat. benedictum, -tio, see GOI § 727 ). beandacht, m. g s. -aicht, -achta, IGT Decl. § 25. bendachta, f. d s. -ain, g s. -an, § 8 .

(a) blessing: bendacht quasi benedicht a benedixione, Corm. Y 103. dobeirsom ainm bendachtan dond almsin hóre is la bendachtin doindnagar, Wb. 16d14 . ind bendacht doratad for abracham, 19b15 . amal duratsat sacaird tall bendachta forsin popul, Ml. 82c8 . oc tabairt bendachtae foir, Tur. 85. etir . . . almsanæ ┐ bendachtæ menci, Mon. Tall. 133.27 . co toroildind bendachtain do muintirisiu `that I might earn the blessing of thy folk', 136.28 . ni táraill in bendachtusin ar clanna `that blessing came not upon our children', Trip. 28.25 . robbé b.¤ Brigte fair, Thes. ii 349.9 (Hy. v). cf. Ériu xvi 67 § 6. ar nī fírḟlaith nad nīamat bī bennachtnaib (benachtoibh, v.l.) he is not a just prince whom the living do not glorify with blessings, ZCP xi 97 § 59. do thoradh na beannachta sin . . . rogen Aedan, BB 234a6 = na beandachtan, Irish Texts iii 4 § 9. tuc in t-athair a b.¤the father gave him his blessing, ML² 117 . dogeba bendacht in athar nemdai, PH 7385. cia dhib noraghadh ar bennachtain a tirib Leatha which of them, in return for a blessing, would go to the continent, ACL iii 5.29 . caide log na beandachtan ? . . . cia beandachtu . . . bendachta in peactaig, RC xlvi 237.12 , 22 , 24 . beannachta an fhíréin oghnaidh `the blessing . . . has brought profit', Studies 1918 , 99 § 11 ( IGT Decl. ex. 1275 ). búaine bladh a (an, v.l.) beannachta, IGT Decl. ex. 846. brígh an bennaicht, ex. 847 . ar daig co tucad a mbendachtain for a n-oigdib that they (viz. craftsmen) may give their benediction on their works (see Corm. Tr. 9 ), Laws v 98.11 Comm. mí bendachtan a month's grace, Metr. Dinds. iii 68.21 (see notes). bráth bennachtan (an imprecation ?), LU 6254 ( TBC-I¹ 1752 ). (cryptic) betchennacht .i. bennacht, Goid. 79 § 279 (Dúil Laithne) .

(b) In salutations: cf. oraoíd gl. beandacht, Celtica i 95.236 n. g. b.¤ dé ┐ ande fort, LU 6250 ( TBC-I¹ 1750 ). ní ḟargaib bennachtain. ┐ ni thuc a n-aill, LL 13373. beir-si bennachtain God bless you, ML² 1982. ro scarsat . . . fo bennachtain `parted . . . with benedictions', Cog. 132.16 . beannacht siar uaim go hEirinn, Studies 1920, 565 § 1 .