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1 bran

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n o, m. raven. Very freq. associated with battles, slaughter, carnage, etc. : b.¤ .i. fīach .i. brancos (βρόγκος, ed.) graece, gut[t]ur latine, ┐ is de isberar din eōn ar mēt slugaite, Corm. Y 177 , O'Mulc. 122. bran dubh .i. fiach dubh, O'Cl. Cf. brandub .i. fīachdub, Corm. Y 105. b.¤ .i. fiach an fuigill breith brangaire catha, O'Dav. 292 , cf. anfuigell breath (leg. breitheman, ed.) bran-gaire catha (H. 5.15, 8), Ériu ix 29.3 . sásad fiach / fothath mb.¤ i.e. carnage, BDD² 331. forbrit brain crows (?) multiply, Four Songs 22 § 7. dubidir ri b.¤ a brae, LL 6390. cia nobeth fo dathaib b.¤ `of the ravens' hue' (sc. a hood), MacCongl. 111.5 . messi ┐ Mac Con / dín bat budig brain vultures will be grateful to us, LU 9872. ac[h]t is fálid brain berna / i llongphurt Aililla ┐ Medba, TBC-LL² 2084 . suidfit bruin for bernadaib, SG 373.16 . curad cróda ro biath b.¤ `who fed ravens' ( RC xlvii 309.13 ), LL 17190. le mbiathtaoi broin, O'Hara 3059. L. ┐ L. / fersat debaid dar dā b.¤ (more fiercely) than two ravens, ZCP iii 45 § 26 . don b.¤ mor, Auraic. 5598. Fig. is b.¤ carna comramaig (in rhet. of Cú Ch.), LU 8892 ( FB 68 ). Note also: (B. na f.) is orc ind aduo braine .i. fiaich, ACL iii 310 § 5. Cf. B. na f. ex. cited s. 1 branda.

As n. pr. m. : do B. mac Febail, Imr. Brain 1. B.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iv 38.15 . B.¤ (name of Finn's hound), Acall. 179.

In nn. loc. : co rānic srub Broin . . . .i. a cend tall-som dond eōn dub, is de dogairther Srub Broin, Ériu ii 22.7 , Srub Brain, Dinds. 54. See Hog. Onom. s.v. ? Bran- , Srub .

Compds. With nouns. ? e ni dalbh gan bhrandhal (-dul, FM) brath, / ro mharbh Brandubh mac Eachach, AU i 82.23 , AFM i 230.2 = bandul, CS 70.7 . gusin mbranen déidenach `to the last raven', Dinds. 54. in ní ara tairissed in branén ar in ḟai[th]chi don ár-sin, Acall. 5191. re brainéan Bréifneach (of a chief), O'R. Poems 1138. do bhrainfhiachaibh, 128 . biait brain for branfossaib (i.e. field of carnage?), LU 6612 = . . . buind fri brannusa, TBC-LL² 2427 , cf. betit brain ri brainessu, 2384 . branorgain .i. nī oirges fīach carrion for ravens (?), Corm. Y 105. With adj. formed from noun. bruastar buidhne branendai raven-like , KZ xxxiii 83.11 .

brandub

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Forms: brandubh, brannamh

n o (appar. 1 bran + dub) brandubh (brandamh, brannamh, v.ll.) m., IGT Decl. § 11 (54.13) . Name of a board-game , (associated with fidchell and búanbach) see Zimmer, KZ xxx 79 , TD ii 198 - 199 , MacWhite, Éigse v 29f . (`clearly modern chess' in TSh. 852 ff ., ibid.), see branán. b.¤ .i. bro ḟind ann ┐ bro dub nó b.¤ .i. a dub fora broin (ed. broin[n]), Lec. Gl. 204. luis .i. lam, ut est luis fir fora mbrandubh decraiter, O'Dav. 1158. búaid fidchilli ┐ branduib `the gift of playing b.' (among Cú Ch. 's gifts), TBC-LL² 550 . ic imbirt b.¤ ┐ ḟidchell, 745 . imbert b.¤ ┐ búanbaig ┐ fithchille `back-gammon and draughts and chess', RC xiii 442 § 17. ór corcra ar chlár a mbrannaimh, DDána 100.17 . Fig. bearta brannaimh na beatha agá n-imirt leó, TSh. 859. Of the board, the pieces: b.¤ ┐ fi[d]chell `chessmen and chessboards' ( Corm. Tr. 129 ), Thr. Ir. Gl. 34 s.v. orc tréith. etir . . . fidhcill ┐ brandam `draughtboards, and draughtmen' (a king's treasures), RC xviii 182.8 (Tig.). ata mo b.¤ . . . / cuiciur airgit gil can glór / ┐ ochtur do dergór, Acall. 3949. coic ḟidchella ┐ u. branduib, LL 7277. la fichit b.¤ brecboirdnech, 7284 . go n-a brannuibh déad, Ériu i 95.4 . bhar mbrannaimh / . . . do chéadarraibh, DDána 74.48 ` draughtsmen ', Ir. Monthly 1919, 342 § 48 . See foirenn (c). Fig. imirt ar ghuin ghallbhrannuibh `playing for a check at foreign chessmen', Miscell. Celt. Soc. 150.14 .

1 dalb

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n ā, f. A falsehood, lie, untruth, fiction, guile. dalb .i. brég a dolo .i. on ceilg, Corm. Tr. p. 58 . dalbh .i. brég, O'Cl., P. O'C. — roráid Dauid ciarbo dalb `olcc dul i céin cen dagarm', SR 6185 . ni relic Dauid dalb tenn (chev.) acht rainn na fadb co coitchenn, ib. 6465 . ní dalb it is no fiction, frequent in poetry : ní d.¤ adfiadar óchéin, SR 1987 . é ni dalbh...roṁarbh Brandubh , AU i 82. 23 (cf. Tig. 605 , RC xvii 166. 8 ). ni d.¤ i cath Temrach tricc : rodmarb Cermna mac Ebric, MacCarthy 160. 3 ( LL 127 b 28 ). ní d.¤ ...romarb Eochaid, ib. 210. 11 . ní dalb deilm as lia, Rawl. 79 b 46 . ní dalb dath, ib. 163 b 32 . ní dalbh as marbh mac Dearbháil, AFM i 544. 15 . Keat. 1829 . — ní do dalb ná thuscurnud, LL 44 a 4 . ? ní do dailb didu, Metr. Dinds. ii 32.82 . na Ruadcinn ní dalb saine : isiat romarb Conaire, ib. 48 b 19 . coro chloemchlae ní dalb daith : forin maig oc Carn Ḟeradaig, ib. 184 b 33 . gaind nach dailb, ib. 265 a 32 . dar[a] éis ní dalb decair, Rawl. 165 b 12 . g s. iar mbreith dalba (sic leg.), LL iii 16971 . a s. combad uadi cen dailb ṅdet : ainm Essa Ruaid co romét, LL 213 a 51 . gan dailb is gan donairte, Laud 615, p. 10 . gan imroll gan dailb gan dron, ib. p. 21 . pl. dubdalba nisdenai Aed, ACL iii 306. 2 . g p. homo ...uios doghres ar caoi na ndalbh (gl. na mbreag) on the way of lies ZCP iii 378. 2 .—Cf. dalbad.