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n m. (prob. late Lat. brabeum, -dium. Lat. bravium, PH Gloss. s.v. braff .) prize (?), supremacy; superlativeness: b.¤ .i. bárr néithe `the top or point of a thing', P. O'C. co ro-foruaslaigthi sollsi in lai dar dorca na hoidhche, ┐ co ruca braff fuineta di so that it may be able to carry off the supremacy at sunset (i.e. of days becoming longer after the vernal equinox), PH 3513 (`shortness'). Gramm. formoulad .i. molad for molad reimhtechtach .i. brabh for in mbrabh toisiuch .i. superlait, Auraic. 3361 - 3362 .

Compds. bec brab-beirius comparit, mor brab-beirius superlait the comparative expresses a small superiority, the superlative a great one, Auraic. 3329 (prabh-beres . . . brab-beres, v.l.). brabluaisc .i. folt, ut dicitur: forfagaib brabluaisc in Lēith Machæ, O'Mulc. 192 = bradhluaisc, H 3.18, slip betweenp. 70 and 71 .