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berach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. berach or dil.ie/5693
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: birach, biruich, biorach

adj o, ā. Also birach (1 bir)

(a) pointed, sharp: b.¤ no birdae gl. uerutus, Sg. 60a6 . a guin co laigin biraig (mbiraid, MS.) `with a pointed lance', Ériu i 41 § 2. i cath birach Blattened `in the spear-bristling battle of B.', Arch. Hib. ii 83 § 14. tuirthe bioracha do shleaghaibh, Atlantis iv 176.33 .

Transfd. of speech sharp-tongued. As subst. ni husa b.¤ briathrach i flaithius (.i. mac na mna birach briathraide, in ban-cainte, 15 Comm.), Laws v 456.5 . birach briatar .i. in banfile `a sharp-tongued virago', BCrólige 34 . Cf. b.¤ .i. bérla no béscna . . . caiti oenb. .i. fer aon bescna . . . .i. in glasaigni, O'Dav. 294. biroch .i. fer doblaith, H 3.18, 390a33 .

(b) Of animals having pointed ears, horns, noses, beaks: b.¤ oach aircheltach / and elit im beim buridach, LL 13679. dá ech . . . biruich ardchind prick-eared , LU 8592 ( FB 45 ). biruich BDD² 464 expld. in Gloss. as 1 bir + oach (ó ear). an fíadh (= mhíl mhoighe, 12) cosluath beg biorach, Duan. F. i 56.18 . adret fiadhaib in beist birich, Anecd. i 66.3 (ICM). Note also: biorach `a heifer two years old', O'Don. Suppl. cath A. de berrach `of two heifers', RC xvii 246.12 (Tig.). núall na mbledmall mbēccedach, | na mbíasta mbélderg mbirach 'the howl of the bellowing whales, of the red-mouth snouted beasts', SR (Greene) 8109 . ? Badb birach belsalach, RC xxiv 52.1 .

As n.pr. m. B.¤ Find, LL 318b1 .

Compd. di Bolur Birug-derc `B. of the piercing eye ', RC xii 100 § 133.

See 1 berrach.

birda

Cite this: eDIL s.v. birda or dil.ie/5946

adj io, iā (1 bir) pointed, sharp: berach no birdae gl. uerutus, Sg. 60a6 . is dó ropdar b.¤ baill / túatha F. `were to him as pointed tools' (i.e. `dangerous to handle', note), Metr. Dinds. iii 164.7 . Temair cech mbennach mb.¤ `pointed hill', i 10.19 . siriti bras b.¤ na letheti út (of Cú Chulainn) angular (?), TBC-I¹ 1706. dā ṡeirith birdae brecduba foe, Corm. Y 1059 (91.20) . a mbárca b.¤ brecda sharp-prowed , LL 32149 ( TTr. 1338 ).

seir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. seir or dil.ie/36949

Forms: ser, seirig, seir, ṡeirith, seirr, pherid, p[h]erith, seire

n t, f. a s. ser ndeis, IT ii2247.78 . d s seirig, Laws iii 412.21 Comm . seir, iv 352.2 Comm . n du. dā ṡeirith , Corm. Y 1059 (91.20) . da seirr , Anecd. iv. ix 16 . a du. di pherid , LU 5698 = dī p[h]erith , TBC-I¹ 1224 . IGT Decl. § 191.4 . But g s. seire, TSh. 9573 .

(a) of humans, heel ( GOI § 226 ), ankle (?); of horses or dogs, the part of the leg between the hough and the fetlock (?), shank (?): dā ṡeirith birdae brecduba foe, Corm. Y 1059 (91.20) . serrach .i. seir-ech .i. i ndīaid a māthor bīs, ib. 1161 . seirthuid .i. oclach do daghcenel, no fer forais, no mac túisigh .i. do nesa do s.¤ túisigh oc taidhecht a nndail, Laws iv 352.2 Comm . (`hip'). in cur araig do nomad cleth on dorus, . . . ┐ dornn fot in araig iar na seirig, iii 412.21 Comm . atnaig F. iarom id n-erchomail tria a di pherid ┐ berthi i ndead a carpait, LU 5698 ( TBC-I¹ 1224 ). fochicher-sa erchor as mo thabaill fort-su . . . combeba do ser ndeis no chli fout (of a heifer), IT ii2247.78 ('das Dünne der Beine', IT iii Index ). Attrib. gen. is follus go dtig don pheacadh sáilín seire searbhusa do bheith 'na leanmhain, TSh. 9573 `bitter end (?)', Gloss. s.v. sáilín. fo seirid finally, lastly : focluc for seir(id) for aur[ṡ]ing for midshing for iarshing, O'Mulc. 537 . Cf. s.¤ .i. deiridh, O'Curry 2018 ( H 4.22, p. 36b ).

? To this: .i. seirthe Uladh glossing seirtaib, Ériu ii 5 n. 98 (`heels of the Ulstermen', Stokes).

Compds. ¤choél slender-shanked: ech . . . caschaél cos[s]eng seredchōel, TBC-I¹ 1977 . ech . . . seṅg seta seredchael, LL 189a24 . ro éirgetar bachlaig shrubfada shálfada sheiredchaela, SG 178.1 (= Acall. 3795 ). each . . . seng séghdha seiridcháel, Comp. CC 101.6 . ¤dub: each salach seiread dhub `black-heeled', Leb. Cert. 4.3 . ¤mag n. loc. See Hog. Onom. Cf. Mag sered, ib.