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bras

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bras or dil.ie/6559

Forms: brais

adj o, ā. Of persons forward, boastful, defiant. In other contexts more vaguely great, forceful, violent, etc. Of sounds strident: a piana it brassa, Fél.² Prol. 75. no sirfed in Cú in m[b]ith mb.¤ , LU 3554 ( SCC 29 ). brogach, b.¤ / tir . . ., SR 977. lasaid fót fondbras (sic leg.) . . . fóa cruib (rhet.), LU 8661 ( FB 49 ). do barr bude brass `your thick yellow hair', TBC-LL² 3474 . Nombith (pl.) brais fierce (?) N., Auraic. 2537. siriti b.¤ birda (Medb of Cú Chulainn), TBC-I¹ 1706. brassa airnadma `quick to engage', Tec. Corm. § 16.26 . re dainibh bhrasa = cum . . . procacibus, ITS xxix 130.26 . Of voice, etc.: b.¤ gac greadhanglór, LL 395a9 ( Metr. Gl. 9. 6 ). fogur b.¤ a gotha `strident sound', TTebe 2011 . Cf. fogur bres, 2607 , 3995 . glór b.¤ `loud voice', Dán Dé xxix 5 . co cáintech b.¤ , ZCP vi 271.24 . an gealladh b.¤ `rash promise', Aithd. D. 7.22 .

Often alliterating or otherwise metrically fixed with resulting reduction in real meaning: cethri chet bliadna brassa . . ., LL 2654. mar ḟúarus a mbunad mbrass, / a ndúalus, a ndind-ṡenchas `their high origin', Metr. Dinds. iii 284.7 . a Tur Bregoin brais, LL 989. buidne brasa `eager hosts', Ériu iv 138.13 . dreach bh.¤ , DDána 73.26 . tré breithir mbrais ` boastful ', Lism. L. 2121.

Note: do-raduis ór ar shōrt sdāin bhrais, O'R. Poems 3237 (perh. Engl. brass , Gloss.).

Compar. as superl. is tú is brassi for domon `you are the most boastful man on earth', TBC-LL² 2995 .

As adv. iar mbeim cluig cailleach co b.¤ , Anecd. i 51.12 .

As subst. tíagait ria ríagaib in braiss mórmenmnaig (rhet.), LU 5472 (TBC). éslessach cech brass `every big talker is neglectful', Tec. Corm. § 15.27 . a bhrais bhréagaigh, DDána 50.13 . b.¤ .i. brég, O'Cl.

In chevilles: bladmar, brass, SR 29. ní bág b.¤ `no rash boast', Metr. Dinds. iii 78.7 . nī brīathar b.¤ , ZCP viii 119 § 43.

Compds. With noun : būadach brasgein, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 42 § 43. With adjj. Congalach cond mBregh mbrasglan, AFM ii 652.21 . ceann an mharcshluaigh bhrasluaith bhíodhgtha, Hackett xxxix 116 . brasach .i. bras-ōach .i. ōa mōra let[h]na le with large ears, O'Mulc. 190. badhgaire brasráitteach, TSh. 1720. a treide ṁban ṁbrassalach shamelessly lewd (of wives of the Tromdám), LL 3439. is de atá scél Sceóil ar bá brasscelach side a great storyteller (?), LU 10146.

brás

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brás or dil.ie/6560

n = prás: ceithri leoman do brās `of gilt brass ', Fl. Earls 218.21 .