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ailtnide

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adj io, iā (altan) razor-sharp: a chromscíath . . . cona bil áithgéir ailtnidi imgeir, LU 6431 (TBC). slegh . . . ┐ a rinn áithgher ailtnide, RC xxix 112 § 4 . claidme . . . ailtnidhi, CCath. 5343 . scian . . . dosrengar . . . tar fraigid . . . ┐ a.¤ iaram, O'Curry 883 ( H 3.18, 395a ). aithe gira altnide, IT i 190.27 . tene . . . áith goirt ailtnidi (of hell), 191.14 . go mbiailibh aithgéaraibh ailtnighe, AFM v 1554.7 . neach genis i lLūan, . . . nī ba ha., ZCP x 225 § 2 . Compar. rind bas áigthidiu ná bas altnidi, LU 4839 (TBC).

aimbil

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n [o, m.] ( bil ) explained as dumb person: ni gaibter athgabail . . . oin na oinmiti na ha.¤ , Laws ii 46.1 . .i. duine na bi bil urlabra, 4 Comm. bail no bil .i. urlabra, ut est na oinmit na ambil na amlobair, O'Dav. 293 .

See imbil.

airthimchell

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(timchell). In prep. phr. i n-a.¤ around, about: a chromscíath . . . co n-a bil áithgéir . . . ina hurtimchull, LU 6431 . amdhubach do sciathaib . . . ana nuirthimcheall all round them, Acall. 873 . it h'urthimchioll `around thee', Ériu viii 135.11 . ro hadhnaiced . . . go naomhaibh 'na uirthimceall, BNnÉ 274 § 249 . gussin ēdach purpur ro fhogair P. do chor i n-a urthimchell, Fl. Earls 198.12 .

aithgér

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adj (gér) (somet. áith + gér?) very sharp: a chromscíath co n-a bil áithgéir ailtnidi, LU 6431 (TBC). a cholg dét a.¤ urnocht, MU² 541 . ingne aithghéra . . . in seabaic, CCath. 4031 . soighead áithghéar, TD 16.66 . for barr cech oen ruainne do'n fult aggarb aithgher `bristly', MR 20.6 . Of ground: ba huathmar athger acgarb ind roi sin, BB 433b19 . Extended uses: fer . . . amnus athghér (aicher v.l.), CCath. 349 . athcossan n-athgér n-athcharatraid, TBC-LL¹ 3407 . aithgera ar cait our cats are ravenous, Hib. Min. 66.16 (see under aithgéire).

anbil

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adj (2 bil or a s f. of anbal ?): iarsin tarmairt mo Dia dil / frisintúaid n-engaig n-a.¤ (` wicked ', Gloss.), SR 4718 .

as-noí

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Forms: énod, énud

v (*ess-noí-, Ériu xxxix 110 ). vows : asnoi an drai tar dea ba fir `he swore', Hib. Min. 50.7 (asnai, isno v.ll., RC vi 178 n. ). adnuu ón adnuu / da reis S. co cruu / nocos fáecebad la biu / atabiu com luu, LU 9696 ( ZCP iii 216.4 ). adnuu or si / ní ric S. co cruu, 9700 . ? nach trom trág ba dochthaib eícsi asṅdó armomenmain muir mulu már, IT iii 51 § 95 ( asno, BB 304a6 ). ? is glé cid tressa a rig / ┐ cid letha a bil / nícon cumaing ar asnu (airisnua v.l.) / arumfosta i cridiu, Fianaig. 24.14 ( nicon cumangar asnu, 23 N 10, 53.12 = osna?) `he cannot slay me I vow', Hull, Mod. Lang. Notes, June 1942 p. 434 .

Vn. énod, énud (see enod ?, enuda).

2 bail

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n b.¤ no bil .i. urlabra, O'Dav. 293.

bán

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Forms: bainithir

adj o, ā

I

(a) white, fair, bright; pure, holy, blessed; of a page, blank: dichennadh Ioain Babtaist bain `pure', Blathm. 247. tara ngnúissi bána (of the saints), Fél. Ep. 339. in grían b.¤ ban Muman / Íte, Jan. 15. timpān .i. tim .i. sail ┐ bān .i. umae bīs inti, Corm. Y 1258 (whence: ban .i. umha, O'Cl.). scíath brec . . . bil b.¤ findruini, LU 8602 ( FB 45 ). braen bat[h]is báin, 2998 (H). co lá brátha báin, 348 . an biadh ban `the white food', Leb. Gab.(i) 46.19 (= good food i.e. milk, etc.?). gabus Eba in t-ubull b.¤ fair, Ériu iv 114 § 10. co tarla a dī bond bána fair so that he fell dead with upturned soles, MU² 988 (cf. bánaigid). libair bána leisa ngabar salmthrátha, SG 52.2 . uch a lám, / ar' scribis do memrum b.¤ , ZCP ii 225.1 . na Bóinne báine, Keat. Poems 432. i mbruighnibh bána in white halls, Hackett xl 266 . ? In pejorative sense: a bachlaig bāin, Bruchst. i 27 § 59 (`blutleerer'). tuata b.¤ `a boorish clown', Ó Bruad. ii 14.z . In n. loc. Benn b.¤ in retha, Acall. 5637. In verse freq. as epithet of blíadain: o gein Crist co bliadain ṁbáin (= this year), LL 15430. arim trí ṅdéich ṁbliadan ṁb.¤ , MacCarthy 180 § 6 . Compar. ba baine (bainithir, v.l.) linscoit lenead arna langlanad, TTebe 480 .

In phr., bélre (bérla) b.¤ , see biait.

(b) pale; of a fight etc., bloodless: b.¤ gl. ex[s]anguis, Sg. 67a19 . ni ban re ndol fri croich `unbloody', Blathm. 234. nidat bána mo chrechtasa, LU 7991 (BDD). beóil bána, TBC-LL¹ 4104. i ndáil bain báis, LL 19352. ina ḟanntassib bána, LB 154b59 . ba bana buadirthi na Greic uili ri heicin na hitad sin, TTebe 1776 . senoir etlaidhe b.¤ . . . gan fuil, gan feoil, BNnÉ 77 § 145 . is b.¤ in gleó sa, TBC-LL¹ 4585.

(c) Of land, etc. untilled, waste, unoccupied: rannchuid di bān ga[n] aittreabadh nō inotacht (of a city), Fl. Earls 70.y . tré fhearann b.¤ fásuigh, Jeremiah ii 6.

II As subst.

(a) fair one; blameless one; of a page, blank space: D. deich ṁbliadna don b.¤ , LL 4379. mochean do'n bh.¤ nach can brég (of Molaise), SG 29.18 . an b.¤-sa a ndeiread na duilleoigi, TTebe xv § 2 . féch féin in beg nó in mór in b.¤ so `this blank space' (in a MS.), O'Gr. Cat. 110.z.

(b) untilled land, lea: thógfadh an spád ┐ rómharfadh an b.¤ , Hard. i 272.10 . pn In placename: B. Leathan, O'Don. Suppl. Cf. bánta.

(c) Expld. as truth: `ban' is `binne,' anmonna íad d'ḟírinne, Metr. Gl. 27 § 34 (perh. arising out of some gloss on bélre b.¤ ). Whence probably: ban .i. fírinne, O'Cl. ban .i. fir, Lec. Gl. 174. Stowe Gl. 238.

? ba b.¤ ar bruid, Metr. Dinds. iv 178.11 (`it was "a white page for a blot"'). ? cíarb éicess Nár cosin neim / dofuc co b.¤ in ben-sin `brought him to pale death', 8 .

Compds. Usu. with meaning white, bright, pale; bloodless ; somet. weakening the implication of the compounded word and contrasted with derg used as intensive prefix (cf. subrufa, mar bhánór. rufa, mar dergór. Subrubea, mar bhanchroch. rubea mar dergchroch. Subrubicunda, mar fhuil uisgeamail no bhanlasair. rubicunda mar fhuil dhegdha(a)tha no dearglasair, 23 K 42 , 162.12 ff.). With nouns: ben chain bánainech, TBC-LL¹ 4314. brettnas bánargait, 5426 . a mbleidedha banóir ┐ banairgid, Acall. 405. reacht bánbathisi `purifying baptism's law', O'Gr. Cat. 100.7. ó bas co banbem a blow which does not draw blood, Cóic Con. 41 § 60. nocha bánbhéim acht cneadh chinn no light misfortune, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 162.175 . ? ní bán-bhreath (sic leg.) a lenient judgment (?), Leb. Cert. 104.8 . (= ní hainbreath, Leb. Cert.² 745 ). Bóand bánbronnat `white bellied', Metr. Dinds. iii 34.16 . ro ir dom . . . .x. mbanchaimsa (.i. léne beca nó nulam), Ériu ii 5.4 . airitiu ind nóib Ióib / iar ṁbúaid ┐ bánchath (: márrath), Fél. June 8 (.i. nirbo dergmartra rofucc). ? bancloth briugad for tuatha do erdidbud, Laws i 232.2 . ní seagur comtús tar condeilg mbreitheman banclotha tuath .i. ni coir do dul co breithemh eile sech in fírbreithemh bís isin tuaith of fair renown, O'D. 764 (H. 3.17, 549). Banchomrag Ferghusa, TBC-LL¹ p. 418 n.2 . ban(n)esorgain nat faccaib cnoc `white (bloodless) mayhem', Bretha 24 (glossed .i. banbeim, see p. 59). Bandha na mbánḟoithreadh `fair forests', TD 16.1 . Bángleo Rochada (the name of one incident of the Táin), TBC-LL¹ 4555. an béal arna bhán-ghormadh `growing wan, pale-blue' (Gloss.), TSh. 1093. bánlann óir fria hedan, Acall. 3895 v.l. (niamlann d'ór buidhe . . ., text). coic bliadna os cach banleittir, Rawl. 164b28 . . . . an bánmaidhm sin cen go ro fuiligheadh nó go ro fordhearccadh for neach etorra, AFM v 1362.6 . báanmartre ┐ glasmartre ┐ dercmartre, Thes. ii 246.30 cf. BCC 432.37 (§ 391) . issí in bánmartre du duiniu intain scaras ar Dea fri cach réet caris, 247.1 (Cambr.). cond bo buachaill i mbansoillsi, Laws iv 96.23 . bánsuile mora a n-iarthar cind in bathlaig, Acall. 1871 v.l. co ṁbántlacht `with white raiment', Fél. Ep. 331 (cot banlucht, v.l.). cloch is cosmail re banumha `electrum', Celtica ii 84.474 .

With adjj.: doghabh a sciath . . . mbancorcra, Ériu iii 170 § 28 . inneoch narbtar banglasa dib robtar dubglasa (of the sacrificial entrails), CCath. 966. do indrechtānu bó bánméthi, MacCongl. 89.27 . borbdam banodhur, IT iii 87 § 99.

With adjj. derived from nouns: i gcrích mhín bhánacraigh Bhreagh, DDána 118.3 . cléirech bánaightheach brightfaced, SG 30.y . o Boind bind banbruthaig, LL 1027.

With vb.: saoirfhear . . . / dar báinghealadh toradh is meas míon Mhumhan was whitened, ripened, Aithd. D. 4.7 .

? belda

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adj (of Cruithnigh) gonambrigh bil beldha, BB 204a35 ( Todd Nenn. 128.1 ).

belgáeth

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adj (? bél or bil + gáeth): Bres don Brug belgaeth Banba (: Delbaeth), LL 1224 ( ZCP xiv 176.4 ), cf. Metr. Dinds. ii cited s.v. belgach.

belletus, bil(l)etus

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n belletus cach rēta `destruction of everything' (Thurneysen) one of seven wrongs committed by a wife which justify a husband's separation from her, ZCP xv 356 § 44 Comm. (Caratnia), 359 f. `destructive insanity with regard to every object´ ZCP li 37 . biletus .i. loites nó locdae, . . . bilitus cadh rét .i. be loites gach raot itir lín ┐ olaind, O'Dav. 278 (etymol. gloss, ZCP xvi 228 ). Cf. beillitus .i. loc catha (? taken as = belli itus), H 3.18, 64b3 . billitus .i. loc cath, 633b3 . Cf. beille ?

Bel(l)taine

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n Appar. io, m. or n. in Lament 10 cited below, but f. in later lang. `the month of the beacon-fire', Pokorny, Jn. Celt. Stud. i 134 ; see also Études Celt. vi 65. time of the beginning of summer ; May ; first of May : belltaine .i. beil-tine .i. tene bil , Corm. Y 122. O'Mulc. 150. Note further Bil .i. o Biel .i. dia idal, 149 . nó co beldine ' diu . . . doaselbti dine gacha ceathra for seilb Beil. Beldine iarum bel-dine, dine cecha cethrai, ZCP iii 246.4 , 6 (Tochm. Emire). is dé roinn nobid for an mpliadain and .i. in samrad (sic leg.) o beltine co samfuin ┐ in gemred o samfuin co beltine, 245.26 , 27 . ón teinidh sin do-níthí i n-onóir do Bhéil ghairmthear Bealltaine don fhéil uasail ar a bhfuil lá an dá apstal mar atá Pilip ┐ Seamus; Bealltaine .i. Béilteine nó teine Bhéil, Keat. ii 3833. i mbelltaine `in May', Laws i 132.13 Comm. cus na belltanaib bida nesom `to the next May-days', ii 390.20 . ó belltaine co belltaine, iii 142.19 Comm. an treas lá do mhí na bealtuine, ZCP i 118.22 . gort i mbrāen mbelltaini a field in a May shower, ACL iii 238 § 5 ( Aithd. D. 80.5 ). braen na Bealltaine, Stair Erc. 2104. ada buada belltaine: / coirm, mecoin, suabais serig, Hib. Min. 49.4 . it falte na hingina / o thic doib co beltene (: sentane) `Mayday', Lament 10 (see note). la ria mBhealltaini `on the eve of May Day', Ann. Inisf. 1230.1 . imm lóei belltaine, LB 101 marg. inf. In n. pr. Gilla Crist Húa Mael-belltaine, RC xviii 191.14 (Tig.).

1 bil

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Forms: -e, bili, bile

n f. g s. -e. a d s. also bili. See ZCP vi 438. rim, border, edge: bile gl. urla (cf. orla, orlum, orlus, Du Cange, urlo `to border,' Med. Latin Word-list, J. H. Baxter and C. Johnson), Ir. Gl. 191. Usually of shields: imma chromscíath . . . cona b.¤ áithgéir ailtnidi, TBC-I¹ 1917. crandscíath . . . iarnae fair co mb. chotut (sic) chondúala with a hard . . . edge, BDD² 810. dondscíath . . . co mb.¤ finddruini, LU 6560 (= TBC-I¹ 2045 ). bil chondúail crédumai, 8638 ( FB 47 ). b.¤ fri b.¤ (of warriors marching), 8705 ( FB 53 ). a chind do bualad dar b.¤ in scéith ar n-uachtur, LL 10738 ( TBC-LL¹ 3779 ). do scíath go mb.¤ óir (`golden rim', Manners and Customs iii 457.32 ), 10921 . tug urchar . . . cor ben a mbili n-uachtarach a sceith `upper rim', TTebe 4889 . cæcoit sgīath gu mbilib (n-imlib, v.ll.) ōir impu, ZCP iv 33.3 . co raibhi ar bile sceth Fir Diad, TBC St. 3241. sciath . . . cona bili orloiscthi fora drumthimcheall `its burnished rim', Aen. 1959. conda-sesguing a sgiath oda bhili go broin (= ō a bhili ?), RC xiv 256 § 2. co rascailt a sciath o bili co bord, TTebe 4276 . cor' bris in sciath o bili co brón, Acall. 6943 n . o biledhaib na mbrecsciath, Ériu viii 44.33 . Other applications: for a b.¤ `upon its (sc. a chess-board's) rim', Fianaig. 14.13 . brugh bile goirmdhéise is geal, DDána 119.36 . dá madh liom Alba uile / óthá a broine go a bile, Measgra D. 46.2 . ? (of `necklets' made of tripe) cona secht mbille do blonaig bruithi, MacCongl. 89.13 . ? lecca huara iar n-aire / baile for barrḟinn bile, AU i 392.13 .

Compd. (of a diadem) bil-cimsu oir deirg fris `borders', CCath. 4704.

2 bil

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adj expld. as good, fortunate, safe: b.¤ .i. maith, O'Cl. b.¤ tene .i. tene ṡoinmech (glossing Belltaine), Corm. 6. b.¤ .i. maith nó soinmech . . . bit secht mba bili, O'Dav. 205. b.¤ .i. inill, Thes. ii 326.19 (Hy. iv Comm.). b.¤ .i. slán, O'Dav. 206.

In lit. exx. vaguely laudatory allit. adj.: a brug Pharduis b.¤ , SR 1783. da cét ṁbargen ṁb.¤ , 6309 . fo bathis báin b.¤ , LL 353d79 . Mo Lliṅg Lúath, Cellach, Bróen b.¤ , RC xiii 44 § 27 . B. blaith b.¤ , LL 376. C. bruinne b.¤ , LL 1338. cech óen in tṡluaig-se báid b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 118.1 . dá leghtar mo betha b.¤ (said by Maedóc Ferna), BNnÉ 278 § 262 . ro marbsat in ṁbuadching b.¤ , LL 15667. a nónbur ban búadach b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. ii 28.7 . don Bannai b.¤ , iv 68.27 . tri fichit bliadan buan b.¤ , Fél. 78.27 . daro caith cet bliadan b.¤ , BB 25b55 . go brath mb.¤ , Duan. F. ii 130.11 . fri ré da c[h]ēd mbliad[h]ain mb.¤ , 156.7 .

In chevilles: fáth b.¤ , LL 2414. fo blaid b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 374.7 . tre baid mb.¤ , BB 273a2 ( Leb. Cert.² 800 n .). fri báire mb.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 116.27 .

Compds. each dha bho biolḟothach. luath a réim ar airdeamhain (rhet.), Ériu xiii 25.21 = each, dá boin bilfotach .i. slán cen ḟothach `free from glanders' (?), O'Dav. 206. (price of an `emain' poem): each da bo billathach (b.¤ `rich in milk', Misc. Hib. 22.5 ), Laws v 66.18 .

3 bil

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adj expld. by O'Dav. as evil, bad ( b.¤ .i. olc, 206 ), see also ZCP xv 360 ; cf. 1 bil , 5 bil ? cen nach ṁbrath ṁbrogainech ṁb.¤ , LL 15940.

Compds. a bil-[l]aburthach il-chlesach (said by demons insulting the soul), PH 8181. (of a hag) tengaidh birach . . . borbserbrod billabharthach, Caithr. Thoirdh. 104.24 . atcota biltengga brath, Anecd. iii 11.25 = O'Dav. 206. bilt[h]engthach .i. a bellingis (= a beluis linguis ?), Corm. Y 174. na trí badhbha brodla brisgdhéadla bilteangacha ` venomous- tongued ', ML 118.30 .

4 bil

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x pil. See also Metr. Gl. 48.13 .

5 bil

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n expld. as mouth: `gulba' is `bile' (sic, b.¤, v.ll.) bél bláithbhinn, Metr. Gl. 16.41 . b.¤ .i. bél, O'Cl. g s. haimbil .i. duine na bi b.¤ urlabra (Plummer MS. notes suggests b.¤ [.i.] urlabra as in next ex.), Laws ii 46.4 Comm. bail no b.¤ .i. urlabra . . . na oinmit, na aimbil, na amlobair `speech', O'Dav. 293. ? and luaitís fri bága b.¤ / certa ┐ cána in cóicid `with strife of speech', Metr. Dinds. iii 18.5 . Cf. 1 bil ?

bilasgach

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Forms: biolasgach

adj (cf. 5 bil ): biolasgach ` pratling or talkative ', Eg. Gl. 715.

1 bilech

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adj [o, ā] (1 bil ) having a rim or border, edged: cuarsciath b.¤ , Rawl. 81a44 . cét scíath ṁb. ṁbrainech, LL 7288.

? boimbil

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n (boim(m) + bil ?): rosuidhestar for gach sabaidh sechtmadh díre dia éis for Bhran b.¤, go n-ubhall airgid ar trian, go ttresaibh, Ériu xiii 20.25 . ? Hence boim .i. sgiath, ut est boim bil co n-uball airgit .i. sgiath maith co n-ae bil fair do airget, O'Dav. 221 (cf. also 613, 1433).

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