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bíast, béist

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Forms: píast, péist, best, béist, biastae, biasta, béssti, biastai, besti, biasta, biast, béstib, péisd, béisd, best

n f. (Lat. bestia ). Also píast, péist q.v. n s. best, Sg. 37b6 . béist, PH 7204. g s. na biastae , Fél.² Ep. 472 , na biasta , PH 7223. n pl. béssti, Wb. 31b21 . biastai, Ériu ii 104 § 15. a pl. besti, Thes. i 4.31 . g pl. biasta, Ml. 121d8 , SR 892 , biast, LU 2157. d pl. béstib, PH 7201. péisd béisd f., IGT Decl. § 43.

(Wild) beast, monster (on applications see píast): bēist a bestia (beistia, MS.), Corm. Y 106. béssti olca doesmet fuili gl. malae bestiae, Wb. 31b21 . best gl. ferus, Sg. 37b6 . ní frí de biid foindel inna mbiasta gl. peruagatio bestiarum, Ml. 121d8 . ro láithea for bíastaib they were thrown to wild beasts, Fél. Prol. 41. fochairt . . . allaili m-beasti n-uathmair (huathmar, MS.) amail leoman `encountered some dreadful beast', RC xi 446.1 . (of a wild boar) donti dotraethfadh in bést bithgranda bedgnimach sin, ZCP vi 279.18 . búithreadh na mbiasd n-uaithbhéalda `brutes', TD 4.33 . Of fabulous monsters, dragons, water-monsters, etc.: roattaig in beist Brenaind . . . frisin beist ole `the monster besought B. . . . against the other beast', Thes. ii 335.19 (Hy. v Comm.). cenglais uad in beist . . slicht na biasta, Fél. 90.35 , 37 . luid cosin ṁbéist, ba bidg baeth, RC xxiii 304 § 3 ( LL 4008 ). gaibthi in béist assind uisci, TBFr. 229. conos-tarla i mmuir . . . ┐ nocon-faccatar biastai na hanmannai and eter na carrce, RC x 54. 6 ( LU 1884 ). cenn na biasta (piasta, v.l.), Ériu xvi 36.41 . (of magical monstrous cat) in beis[t], LU 8765 , 8766 ( FB 57 ). (of a dragon) ni ro an don beist co nderna aighedha fogalta feolscaeilti di, Grail 2040 . srotha tened . . . a belu na biasta, PH 7235. Míchéal thall ro bhuail an mbéisd, Dán Dé xxvi 56 = IGT Introd. § 63. tug tú do bhreith ar bhíasdaibh / crú re slíasdaibh eich ésgaidh, IGT Decl. ex. 1225. cuili, biasta, brecnata vermin , SR 3934. bēist ass andsam robói i nHērinn in Cet, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 4 § 3 ( LL 14309 ). nocht do bhrataigh 'na biasd sróill (of a battle-standard), SGS iv 138 § 6.

Compd. in mbiast-chat ( a s.) monster-cat , BNnÉ 77 § 146 .

brúit

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n f. (Lat. brutus) brute, beast: mac side Druchta in Danair / b. bruchtada os dabaig deirg, LL 16658 `the brutish foreigner', RC xlvii 295.8 . a brúti nemliterdhai `unlettered brutes', MacCongl. 29.20 . a bhrúid fholamhail (an diabhal) = cruenta bestia , TSh. 7790. a bhrúid gan tsuairceas (to Éire), Keat. Poems 1389.

Compd. ag sanntughadh na brúid-bheatha do chleachtadar san Éigipt flesh-pots , TSh. 1572. As second element: ar ḟinnbhrúid ngil (mhir, v.l.) málla móir, IGT Decl. ex. 610. seanbrúid ar muin dá mhaidi / a sreanglúib dhuibh díllaidi, 660 .

folamail

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adj i (fuil `blood') bloody, sanguinary: íodhbairt ... neamhḟolamhail (of the Mass), Eochairsg. 24.9 . a bhrúid fholamhail (= cruenta bestia ) TSh. 7791 . lé feilbheartaibh folamhla, Keat. iii 5595 .

píast, péist

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Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: béist, biast, béssti, píast, pheist, bíasta, bíasta, bésti, pésti, péisd, béisd, bhíasdaibh

n ā, f. (Lat. bestia ) also béist, biast, an older form; n p. béssti, Wb. 31b21 . In Mid.Ir. both forms are used side by side, but píast (péist) is commoner and ultimately prevails in Ireland (cf. biast/biasd in Scotland). n s. in pheist , LU 2428 . 9101 ( FB 85 ). g s. bíasta, 9153 ( FB 39 ). n p. bíasta, 8762 ( FB 57 ): bésti, PH 7587 , but pésti, 7670 . péisd béisd, IGT Dec. § 43 . g s. píasda, ib. ex. 1126 . d p. ar bhíasdaibh , ex. 1125 .

A beast, monster , in early lit. generally of fabulous monsters, rarely of wild beasts in general; in sagas and folk-lore of marine or more commonly sublacustrine monsters, often bearing special names and in hagiogr. lit. freq. ejected by the power of saints; an outbreak of pestilence was somet. ascribed to the ravages of a ` píast'; cf. the Life of Mac Creiche, Misc. Hag. Hib. 36 § 49 : da ttangatar tedmanna mora . . . .i. an gríbh ingnech ┐ an bhuidhe Connuill ┐ in bolccsighi ┐ in gerrghar ┐ in broicseach Locha Broicsighi .i. pést. Cf. also: peist quasi pestis .i. teidm, Corm. Y 1067 . béssti olca, gl. malae bestiae, Wb. 31b21 . no chodlad eter na hilphiasta wild beasts, PH 875 . co mbia tríur óigred oc fir husarachta .i. bésti ┐ nathracha ┐ cruma; beit a maíne oc na piastaib, 7587 - 8 (= serpentes et bestias et vermes, Ecclesiasticus x 13 ). tri caittini . . . .i. tri bíasta druidechta, FB 57 . airm i mbia . . . in pheist irdairc úathmar ilchennach (i.e. the Devil), LU 2428 = RC iv 252.25 . piasta ifrinn, BNnÉ 216 § 95 . ilpesti ithfrinn, RC xxviii 320 § 39 . Of marine or lacustrine monsters : cidh ara tuc in bheist isin mhuir anoir do Brigit, Lism. L. 1729 . o bhél na péiste, BNnÉ 72 § 127 = an t-iascc adhbalmhór, ib. le piastaibh an aigéoin, 73 § 130 . don pheist ro boí isind loch, FB 83 . gaibthi in béist assind uisci, LL 250a51 = a mmíl, 250b7 ( TBFr. 229 , 236 ). peisd adhuathmur . . . Cathach a hainm, Lism. L. 1840 (of a monster inhabiting Inis Cathaigh). Of locusts: atát péste i n-aroile randaib thair . . . brucha a n-anman, Ériu ii 192 § 3 (cf. Lat. bruchus, Levit. xi 22 ). frisin béist re n-abar locusta, PH 7651 .

In later lit. a creeping reptile, esp. a worm: nach ferr duit do t[h]omuilt dūinne . . . inā do thomhuilt do phiasdaib na talman?, Marco P. 164 . an cholann do chor i n-uaimh . . . i gcaidreabh crumh ┐ chiaróg ┐ phiast ndochraidh . . . archeana, TSh. 1109 . péiste géara na dtuambaoi . . . doghéanaid ort féasta, Keat. Poems 363 . peste worms, Rosa Angl. 132.18 . pestida, 121.16 . peiste cruime, gl. lumbrici, 23 K 42, 38.15 . piastaidhe an tsíoda silkworms , Corp. Astron. 64.19 . an phiast palmer . . . an péist chancair the palmerworm . . . the cankerworm, Joel i 4 . péist, mialtog, gadmuin, miolcrion `a moth', Eg. Gl. 417 . Fig. of human beings ; gé nach bfuilmaoid acht 'nar bpiasdaibh though we are but worms, Carswell 187.18 . Of ships : do chuireadar amach a bpiasda uathmhara, ML 44.23 .