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ballach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ballach or dil.ie/5302

 

adj o, ā (ball) rounded; speckled, spotted, freckled: b.¤ gl. urbiculatus (recte orb-), Ir. Gl. 638. mo psaltair bh.¤ bordbrec, RC xxxvii 352 § 10. lis b.¤ breicderg, Acall. 2738. Cf. Measgra D. 56.133 . fiad b.¤ báinderg, SG 280.26 . Cf. Measgra D. 43.9 . fear b.¤ binnbhriathrach (of Diarmuid; ref. to the ball seirce?), Oss. iii 50.x . beann bh.¤ mhíolach mhongach, Measgra D. 41.12 . truailliughadh b.¤ an croicinn (defœdatio cutis maculosa), 23 K 42 , 280.16 .

pn Freq. as epithet: Muiris balloch, Hy Fiach. 82.4 . C. mB., AFM iii 584.7 .

As subst. in b.¤ gorm `the dappled grey', Celtica ii 42 § 32 .

lethar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lethar or dil.ie/30049

 

n o

(a) skin (of a living creature). Of humans: ben no fer . . . a tonn .i. a leathar, O'Curry 2526 ( Eg. 88, 43 ). lethor et tound, geine na traigedh, Auraic. 5004 = lith ┐ tond, 1815 (no leathar ┐ tond, v.l.). eter féoil ┐ chnámib . . . ┐ l.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 4623 . do-chuir tú feoil ┐ l.¤ mar étach umam, PH 7457. nach facbhuit . . . leathar ar mu chosaibh, Oss. v 48.18 . a cnámu ina mbriscbruar ┐ a l.¤ immlán impu, LB 156b47 . da claocluighi dath in lethtuir (color cutis mutatur), Rosa Angl. 56.10 . leathtur an éduin, 76.4 . téid tárnocht . . . gur sgriossat a chraicionn ┐ a leathar, Beatha S. F. 1959 . Of animals: dogní smirammair díb eter ḟeóil ┐ chnámaib ┐ l.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 4424 . tarraid Medb muc dīb ar chois, co fargaib a l.¤ ina láim its hide, Dinds. 70.

(b) leather : leathar a sceith, Ir. MSS. Ser. 176.x . cona c[h]riss do l.¤ fírésc, MacCongl. 89.9 . curchán cen chodail .i. gin lethur uime .i. gin tṡeichid, O'Dav. 442 . dath lethair arna lancoirtedh, Études Celt. i 85.25 . lámanna . . . amail budh leathar suaiti scingedórach, SG i 36.1 . bróga . . . amail leathar súdaire, 2 . fear leasaighthe leathair a tanner, Acts ix 43 . do dhíol se Leathrath go brath ar airgid leathair `leather money', AFM iv 1107 n . leathar fo na aol, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 20.29 (i.e. of shields ?). do-gheibhid na saidléirídhe a cuid leathair (of a pig), Párl. na mB. 1126 . Attrib. g s. crandbolg .i. lethair, Laws i 152.27 Comm . mo tīag lethoir, K. and H. 6 . a dondúathróic ndondlethair . . . do formna cethri ndamseched, LU 6422 = TBC-I¹ 1908 . sciath . . . / cona thugi dublethair, LL 12654 . crios leathair, TSh. 10415 . na cótaidhe cnis do éudach dheróil gharbh, gan dúbladh lethair leó `furres', RSClára 68.34 (f. 73a) .

terc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. terc or dil.ie/40541

 

Forms: terca, tearc, t., tearc

adj o, ā few, scanty, meagre, sparse: terca gl. exigua, Ml. 48c30 . tearc .i. beag (B. na f.), ZCP v 484 n. 9 .

I Used attributively: scceolanga terca `a few fugitives,' AFM i 332.10 . adguisiu na tri turcu tercu `the three meagre boars,' Thes. ii 293.4 . pater t.¤ da cach oclaigh nāim a short prayer (?), Ériu ii 229 § 6 . hua menmain t.¤ `with feeble mind,' Ml. 118a10 . Of food, etc. scanty, meagre: betha thearcc, Fél.² cxl Sept. 8 . ba fri fáilti feisibh tercaibh, ZCP viii 198 § 17 . Of (parts of) the body: an chuid diobh aga mbid cuirp thana thearca thin , 23 K 42, 83.1 . Cf. ata in croiceand tearc cutis rara [est], 87.6 . an tiomghlún tearc the soft slender knee, Dánta Gr. 67.23 . Of words: ralabair P. briathra terca tarbacha `a few profitable words,' TTebe 675 . a bhriathra troma tearca, PBocht 25.33 .

II Used predicatively.

(a) nita terca som, Ml. 92c13 . bá t.¤ cach n-adbar dó, LU 11008 . immat buar, t.¤ ass, SG 80.9 . is t.¤ bur sluaigh, IT iii 388.10 . nidot terctha m'fhúaradhbha, BS 48.4 . bheith tearc mí gan pinginn im purs `hard up,' Ó Bruad. iii 6.14 . beathadhuigh állta ... do dhénas tearc a nuibhir sibh, Levit. xxvi 22 . atā an naomhthacht ... coimhthearc ┐ sin aca ..., Desid. 6453 . With follg. gen. of respect: an teangaidh nach tearc labhra, Studies 1934, 433 § 1 c . mná in táiblidh munba t.¤ lóin, DDána 119.15 . tearc foirne clár na cruinne, Dán Dé xiv 10 . With de: tearc do lacht mé ... | ó thart na sé sealánach, TD 44.1 .

(b) With copula in various constructions. Most commonly with follg. n s.: is t.¤ rí dia rodamain, Metr. Dinds. iii 234.2 . ni t.¤ do Grecaib fer do dingbala-su, TTr. 1284 . tearc ... | ní ... nar adhair é, DDána 17.10 . t.¤ nech do dligh a éra, BNnÉ 279.9 . as tearc duine da tucthar na grasa sin, BCC 240.30 . With n p.: tearc ingheana a n-ionnshamhoil, DDána 55.2 . budh tearc caraid ag cath Éirne, Aithd. D. 28.30 . Cf. ba t.¤ for bith mnai a samail, PH 830 . With follg. rel. clause: gidh tearc duit-se nar umhluigh, DDána 4.8 . tearc do-fhidir few know, Dán Dé iii 26 . as t.¤ aga raibhe fis, BNnÉ 291 § 6 . With partitive de and rel. clause: tearc díobh nach deaghadhbhar, DDána 3.6 . tearc do chách ód fhleidh leagar, 48.20 . tearc dínn nach daorfadh fínné, 58.1 .

As adv.: dorat dam Gridhair ... | abaidh Ēirenn is Alban, | mo beith uaistibh go t.¤ , ZCP xii 394.12 . as (sic leg.) fírthearc cuirid uathadh ar na connsainibh ` rarely ' (O'Cl. on the spelling of O. Ir.), RC iv 355.14 .

Compar. and superl.: ind ti dib dana teirci in cenel indile sin who had fewest of that species of stock, Laws iii 464.6 = intí [dib] ... is terci [in] cenel innili [sin], O'Dav. 484. teirce a-cách an creideamh cóir, DDána 57.1 . an uair ... | is teirce atá dhá iarraidh `when fewest are seeking it,' TD 31.16 . tír ina teirce tonna `where waves are gentlest,' 28.33 . na tolcha as teirce sreabha | na linnte as lia éigneadha whose streams are shallowest (?), DDána 100.4 . ní teirce cách na crecha `no less numerous than the entire population will the preyings be,' Caithr. Thoirdh. 48.19 . nir teirce an tred rea nairemh (after the giving of seven sheep to the poor), BNnÉ 149.33 .

Compds. ¤bóllach: do leas turba an tearcbhóllaigh `who repaired all the loss of the cattle-pen wasted,' Ó Bruad. i 198.6 . ¤cuid: for terccuidib .i. for proind bic, Fél.² Sept. 8 . lear dhainid sinn i dtearcuid bídh, Ó Bruad. iii 226 . ? ¤lí: hi certrī no rainte adíu | nín bo therclī toillte tnu, BB 45a19 . ¤menmae: derchaineth co terc-menmain hi timnaib de `despair along with inattention to the commands of God,' Ériu vii 172.12 . ¤menmnach: co nábtís tercmenmnaig dispirited , TTr.² 1026 . ¤múinte: do thuaithchliaraibh tura tearc-mhúinte ill-mannered , TSh. 2292 . ¤ól: táir-bhiadh ┐ tearc-ól `scarcity of drink,' 2262 . ¤phit: for t. on meagre rations, Fél. Sept. 8 . nícon tercphít, Immrama 66 § 122 (= tercbít, Anecd. i 64 ). ¤threb: iadad for terctrebaib (sic leg.), Laws i 102.25 , .i. is na trebaib ata terca duine, 104.20 Comm.