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bucae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bucae or dil.ie/7306
Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: buice

n , f. (1 boc) also buice. IGT Abstr. Nouns § 55.

(a) softness, gentleness; kindness, generosity: lemhne .i. time, no buga, O'Cl. i mbucai `into softness' (of voice), Sg. 3b13 . im a bhuga no ima tlas no ima binnius (of voice), O'Dav. 1205. fri buga `for soft sounds', Auraic. 1072. at mathi . . . fir Breg . . . im buci generosity (?), LU 4267. buca ná báig `gentleness', SG 65.37 . a bhuga as báthadh dá ttairm `his generosity quenches their fame', Ériu v 54.23 . tré buga (bhuige, v.l.) bili Breag (of a chieftain), iv 216 § 19 . ar gcruas dá chur i mbuige `the relenting in my austerity', PBocht 12.7 . ar a bhucca fri toirbert seód ` liberality ', AFM v 1778. 14 . In cheville: búais buca, Metr. Dinds. iv 212.14 . Med. buigi in cuirp uile (= mollifactio, Gloss.) ` flaccidity ', Rosa Angl. 26.7 . oir tecmaid sin o robuigi feithead in maclaig, Irish Texts v 26.11 .

(b) easiness, simplicity (of language, etc.): mo gheallsa ar bhuga ar mhaoile / ní bhérdaois daoithe an bheatha `in softness and artlessness', Studies 1918, 617 § 6 (cf. dán bog, § 5 ). an léigheann cruaidh do char i mbuige to make the hard learning (of Scripture) easier, DDána 59.23 . an chuid do bi go cruaid a n-Gaidilc . . . do cor a m-buga, BCC 10.