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bríg

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bríg or dil.ie/6813
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Forms: brígh, -íghe, brígh, brígh, -ígh, ígha, briocchaibh, bríge

n ā, f. brígh f. g s. -íghe, IGT Decl. § 39. brígh (cháel) f., § 14.5 . brígh m. g s. and n p. -ígh, ígha, § 38 .

(a) power, strength, force, authority; vigour, virtue: de fortitudine .i. dinb.¤ gl. de ui, ZCP vii 479.34 (Enchir. Aug.). ciob.¤ gl. qua vi, 480.21 . brigh .i. neart, feart, no míorbhal, O'Cl. brig .i. firt, ut est / a muir brigach buan-sam ( Fél. Ep. 30 ), O'Dav. 257. brigh .i. uallach ut est Maudorn mor uisceda brig forbhailidh, Ériu xiii 55 § 26 = Modharn mor-uisage brioghach, etc., 13.1 . doadbadar híc b.¤ inna persine dodiccfa gl. Dominus dominantium, Wb. 29c4 . nírbo sain mo b.¤ leu `I was of no account in their eyes', Ml. 88b4 . is bréc b.¤ in domain / . . . / is sí in b.¤ uile / serc mór do Macc Maire ` might ', Fél. Prol. 145 - 147 . fororcennta a ṁbríga `their powers have been ended', Prol. 87. oté cona mbrígaib `virtues', 34 . a bruth ┐ a b.¤ (of God). LU 2022 ( FA 9 ). cen brīgh without might, ACL iii 320 § 90. bec cech brīg is cech bunad every power and substance is as naught (in comparison with Munster), Bruchst. 62 § 143 , ZCP viii 561.19 . bríogh do chonganta `the power of thy help', Studies 1918, 99 § 16 . mor m-borrfad (sic) ┐ bríge rolinsat muintir A. great . . . haughtiness (Meyer), Alex. 392. brīg fīna 'na uisge (a lake), ZCP vii 303 § 3 . in brig etarglethi the power of decision, Cóic Con. 24 § 24.

Med. virtue, force: gu comfhurtachtaidinn an t-uisgi na brīga uile ana n-oibrigthib = confortat omnes virtutes in suis operationibus, RSláinte 2929. maille ré gníomhughadh na bríogha díleaghtha, TSh. 1581. Also in pl. (us. of persons): o vilibh briocchaibh with all his strength, Aisl. Tond. 100 § 4. ro-fuasnaigthea mo uli thimthirechta ┐ bríga `my . . . energies were confounded', PH 3860.

Gramm.: is follus nach mór b.¤ articuil linni, Sg. 26b3 (see (b) and (d) infra). do-ní brígh connsuine bhuig don chonnsuine chrúaidh a voiced consonant gets the (metrical) value of a voiceless consonant, IGT Introd. § 105 , cf. 106-7 . ar son go ttiaguid a mbrígh chonnsuineadh become semi-vowels (of i, u), § 9 .

In chevilles: b.¤ ron-fethis, Fél. Aug. 7. hūasal brīg, ACL iii 312 § 1.

Attrib. g s. L. lócharn bríge `a vigorous lamp', Fél. Feb. 7. breasa briogha ┐ ella idhna (of childbirth), Ériu v 80.28 . la borrfadh bríghe `with boisterous vigour', AFM v 1766.z . ? for brosna brigi .i. for feirtsi carpait no airm on mighty twigs (?) (kenning), Rawl. 109b44 ( RC xxvi 30 n.1 ). Cf. techt for brosnai brige .i. fertsi carpat, H 3.18, 722.15 . lind brīge strong ale, Corp. Gen. 87.30 .

In more abstr. meanings.

(b) value, worth; advantage; validity, virtue, efficacy: is becc in b.¤ frissandéntar a saithar sin gl. ut corruptibilem coronam accipiant, Wb. 11a9 . aní tairci in b.¤ móir sin duibsi `that which produces that great privilege to you', 12c31 . is follus . . . nan máar b.¤ labrad ilbélre is not of much avail, 12d28 . ni mó b.¤ cach he alailiu gl. non est seruus neque liber, 19c19 . nand mmáa sin a b.¤ `that it is of no more account than that', Sg. 150b1 . issí a b.¤ liumsa a techtae som huaim `that is all I care for', Ml. 117d4 . Cf. . . . nī mōr brīg sin `that is no great matter' (Stories fr. Táin), TBC-I¹ 537. is mór b.¤ / do mac aithig guin maic ríg, Fing. R. 259. is cert in b.¤ doberid dún great store you set on me, forsooth! (ironically), LU 5959 (TBC). In phr. amra b.¤ (bríge) in lit. and ironical senses, see amrae . Note also: rabad amra b.¤ duit fadessin mad dia tóetsad latt C. it would be a wonderful achievement on your part (?), LL 9362 (TBC) = ba hamra dūindi dia ndingabtha fēin, TBC-I¹ 1495. amra bríge[lium] . . . Máel dúin, RC ix 488.17 . na ríg aile / fūaratar b. o cech dune `won respect from every man', Arch. Hib. ii 49 § 28 . ni fetar citne briga / mo dul i teach co r-riga I do not know what good it is, Ériu v 30.2 . sét co mbríg (`substance' LMU² 18 ), LL 34560. fis a mbrígha dobeir dḟilidh informs poets of their value, IGT Decl. ex. 75. gá brígh dhóibh gan dol a n-éigean ? what good would it have done them not to have fought? O'Hara 4311. cá bríogh dhó ar gcionta do chlódh `easy for Him', A. Ó Dálaigh v 4. cisi brigh / an dal oc Insi na righ what's the point of . . . ?, AFM i 386.1 . ? cutal .i. a cutilia .i. ō leidb .i. nī mā a b.¤ quam ledb de cute , O'Mulc. 257.

(c) meaning (of words, sayings, etc.): brígh na cédlitre = tenour , RSClára 53b . bríogh na guidhei-se, DDána 67.51 . fios a bhríghe (of a prov. saying), Measgra D. 25.16 .

(d) In phrases with prepp. and verbs: issed tra as brig la dia `what God deems worthy', Thes. ii 255.13 (Stowe M.). ní laugi a bríig less quam tú gl. ita illum uocauit (sic leg.) ut té, Wb. 6b12 . nibo mór a mb.¤ linn gl. quibus neque ad horam cessimus subiectioni, 18d10 . cinip mór do b.¤ lat bráithre indíu, Trip.² 1888. lasa becc brigh a anma fein `who cares little for his own life', CCath. 2804. See also (b) supra. ní bía brig desium `this thing will not matter', Mon. Tall. 154.10 . nícon bia b.¤ hisinnísin, Ériu ii 222.6 . ní b.¤ daoib / loighed t'innmhe `no disadvantage to thee is thy possession's scanti- ness', O'Gr. Cat. 459.1. las an mbrígh mbicc doronsat do chenel E. `regarding the K.E. as of little account', AFM v 1766.z . ni fuil brig acainn innut `we have no reliance (?) in thee', Ir. Astr. Tr. 52.17 . beg a brígh a mbrat órdha `little he cares for', Ir. Review 1912, 471 § 8 . brígh 'na ccéimiondaibh ní chuir `he sets no store by their doings', Studies 1919, 258 § 18 . 'na dtaisibh ná tabhraidh bríogh `care not for', Dán Dé xxxi 25 . díoth carad ná cuir i mbrígh, DDána 26.7 . ni denam brig de we pay no attention to it, LL 31760 ( TTr. 949 ).

In prep. phr. di bríg, see 1 de, di. Note also: tré bhrígh na Urnuighe-se `in Virtue of', Donlevy 436.21 .

Compds. With nouns. brigbunad `powerful stock', Ériu viii 68.10 . fogne búada buan brígrun, SR 7244. With adjj. idir dhá thuinn . . . bhríogh-aidhbhle, ML 82.1 . A. brigaesta, ZCP xxx 122.21 = annis gravis, 201 . meirge righ Breatan bríghmhir vigorously active, MR 228.13 .

cutal

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adj ba cutul in comthochmarc (: Lutur) `futile', Metr. Dinds. iii 82.64 . in chomairli at-biri-siu / is [s]í ním déni c.¤ , Sc.M² 3 `weak', Gloss. Expld. as empty, blind (of nuts): cutail .i. forbas, O'Dav. 461 . cutail .i. caoch no fas, ut est arna fargaba í cein cutail .i. i cáe tuill no a cae for forbais cutail (.i. fás) .i. caoch, 502 . c.¤ .i. a cutilia .i. ō leidb .i. nī ā a brig quam ledb de cute , O'Mulc. 257 . is c.¤ caille .i. cnú cāech nó dule feda, 757 . cutall .i. fás, O'Curry 93 ( H 3.18, 66b ). cudal .i. saoth no olc, O'Cl.

See cútha(i)l.

laicert

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ind in cute et lacertis . . . .i. isin chroiceann ┐ isna lacertaib, 23 K 42, 268.9 .

ledb

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n ā, f.

(a) strip of skin or leather : l.¤ , Corm. Y 832 . cutal .i. a cutilia .i. ō leidb .i. nī mā a bríg quam l.¤ de cute , O'Mulc. 257 . treithi seter in teni, tresa an leidb `through the leather' (of a bellows), Laws i 144.2 Comm . gur' fhobair [an sinnach] for ithe a liubhair, uair ba sanntach um na leadhbuibh batar uime dianechtair, Lism. L. 4052 . gur lān-millsed uile iad, co nār f[h]āgaibsed leadhb ar láthair dīb (of cows), ML² 43 . nir an léadhb ar a chloiginn, Duan. F. ii 238 § 17 . ledhbog na ledbh (of a dead pig), Irish Texts i 28 § 25. leighiob, ZCP v 230.1012 (Midn. Court). As a term of contempt: an leighiobh gan bhrígh seo, 215.420 . See 1 fúath compds.

(b) weal: ferr l.¤ luge, RC xlv 18 § 2 (`a weal is better evidence than an oath', Gwynn, xlvi 268 ; cf. BFF 81, 133-34 ). indeoin in daghdha . . . ro laighed re grisaigh ┐ ro eirgedh re lasair ┐ do bidh a leadhb ar muin gach fir arna marach, H 3.18, 433b37 .

séla

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Forms: selaib, séuluigheadh

n m.(Early Eng. sele) d pl. selaib, ZCP vi 280.x . Also with dental ending: g pl. séuluigheadh, Rev. v 2 .

(a) in abstr. sense, a sign, mark, brand, indication, confirmation ; in concr. sense, a seal, a signet : da-ordaig Dia in t-ainm-si do chur mar sh.¤ er a fhírinde, PH 7630 . do bregnaid se s.¤ Dé, 7627 (of one who swears a false oath). díon gach laoi d'aicme Éabha, | séala ar gcairte ar ndlaoi dhíona, Aithd. D. 88.9 . tré thaom Éabha rob iomdha | séala ar thaobh an Tighearna, Dán Dé xx 34 . buail séala ar mh'annsa, DDána 90.23 (`seal my love', Ir. Monthly 1920, 54 ). Gall, a Eoghain, it aghaidh | má thug séala a Sagsanaibh `if a Gall produce a sealed charter from the Saxons', Aithd. D. 30.31 . léim fa ghaoibh géara dod ghuin | séala dhaoibh ar do dhúthaigh, 30.33 . ruc ar claidhem . . . ┐ mar do rainic cuge adubairt re F. `Acso sela do bháis' `behold the seal of thy death', Fier. 59 . bean as lugha do lean Éabha | bean chura séala ar síodh, PBocht 9.8 . do maith tú an aithne d'Éabha | séala an mhaithmhe crú an chíogha, 21.17 . imda sela ar dhul Donnchaid | grian gan tes tuar gan turad, O'Gr. Cat. 381.19 . ranacc-sa innti arson tsela on tsabhdáin acam, Maund. 77 . ag tabhairt ts.¤ ar ndrochbheatha dhúinn leis na heasslaintibhsin (advertising us of our evil life), Carswell 157.16 . leabhar . . . do daingnigheadh ré seacht séula, Rev. v 1 . cuiriss a letrecha ┐ a aithne co n-a shēla mōr go priōir Loreto, Fl. Earls 142.17 . cuir mise mar shéala ar do chroidhe (ut signaculum), TSh. 2199 . Cailbhin air ar cuiredh seula dhiarann derg, Luc. Fid. 60.2 . do shéula, do bhráisléid ┐ do bhata, Gen. xxxviii 18 . Of coinage, a stamp: s.¤ nua do bhu[a]ladh air, Mac Aingil 305.4 .

Of a scar: rucc bél na cneidhe chum a chéile ┐ ticc sele fuirre ┐ do bi slan, ITS xvi 42.14 = vulnus labium suum cepit colligere, et accepta cute, cicatrix apparuit, V. SS. Hib. ii 47.28 .

fa shéla(ib) sealed, ratified, assured : a clú ósin fa shéla, BNnÉ 213 § 79 . a theas ghráidh ['s a shíodh] fa shéala | do dháil do shíol Éabha uaidh, DDána 31.17 . litreacha fo selaib, ZCP vi 280.x . críoch Bhanbha id sheilbh fa shéula, L. Cl. A. B. 89.49 . atá sí fo shéala ó shin | an bhreath-soin bheóil an impir, TD 15.38 .

(b) a trace : atáid sonna bhar séala, Ériu i 16.3 (to a ruined dwelling). na s.¤ atciu ar leirg Laithrigh, Prolegomena 28 n. 1 . a chuairt laoi go Baile Í Bhruin | a shéala ann do fhágaibh, Aithd. D. 21.26 .