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Brigit

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Forms: B.

n. pr. ī, f., (a) name of goddess or members of triad of goddesses (see Sjoestedt and Dillon, Gods and Heroes of the Celts, 25 , O'Rahilly, Early Ir. History and Mythology 38 , 316 n. 2 ; (b) woman's name notably of Christian saint who is featured acc. to Sjoestedt and Dillon as showing the characteristics of the pagan goddess in the aspect of mother-goddess, cf. O'Rah. 315 n. 5 .

(a) B. .i. banḟile ingen in Dagdai . . . B. bandee no adradís filid . . . cujus sorores erant B. be legis B. bé goibnechta .i. bandé, Corm. 8. B. banḟile ingen in Dagdai Móir ríg Herenn, RC xxvi 31 n.2 .

(b) St. B., foundress and abbess of Kildare: oc baithis na hi Brigti . . . bad B. nomen ina hingine, Vita Br. 2. Sanct B. .i. naemB. indsin, Corm. 39. B. bé bithmaith, Thes. ii 325.15 (Hy. iv). amra sámud sanctBrigte, 328.7 (Hy. v). farsin n-aislinge . . . innahí Brigiti, Trip.² 2066. o Ḟeil Brigte (i.e. February 1, St. B.'s festival-day) co Feil Patraicc, Ann. Inisf. 1047.2 . abb Brigti abbot of Kildare, LL 4305. B. ingen Onitcerne ben Shencháin (a woman of the Tromdám), Tromd. Guaire 1039. secht meic Brigti ingine Dubthaig de Ultaib, Corp. Gen. 397.18 . (tribe-name) Genelach Hūa mBrigdi so, note n.

In nn. loc., see Hog. Onom. s. cell .

éolach, éulach

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Forms: eolig, eulach, eulaig, heolaig, eulachaib, éolcho, éolchu, eolcha, n-eólach

adj o-ā (the n s. is not found in the earlier O. Ir. Glosses; acc. to Thurn., Thurn. Hdb. § 360 ; Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 99 , the O. Ir. n s. is éola (q.v.), n p. eolig, to which in Ml a new n s. eulach is formed). knowing, learned, skilled (in), acquainted with; absol. or with gen. or prep.

n (a) in general sense (absol.): is eulach (gl. expertus) Ml. 49a28 . eolach inti asidfet wise is he who recounts it IT i 217.6 . ícaid cach n-eolach every wise man is a healer (?) ACL iii 228.83 . aineolach i n-agaid eoluig, Laws v 252x Comm. In pl. the learned: eulaig (gl. experti) Ml. 134a7 . amal adfiadat ind eolaigh = periti Todd Lect. v 45.4 . na heolaig , PH 7794.7300 . éolaig in tsenchassa BDD 68 . ba mé in t-éolach aneólach (said by a survivor of the flood, on emerging after its subsidence) LL 376b42 . d p. donaib eulachaib (gl. expertis) Ml. 131c15 . is uathadh dona heolchuibh aga bfuil fios, RC xxix 116.11 . v p. abraid, a éolcho , Todd Lect. vi 10.14 . a éolchu Elga ZCP xiii 131 § 1 . a eolcha Erenn, ii 357.26 . g p. genelach Lége...do réir na n-eólach according to the men of learning Metr. Dinds. iv 248.23 . As attrib.: in liaig eolach, PH 4222 . aisneis cach ugdair eolaig, MR 166.10 . na forcetlaide eolcha, PH 6816 . co máigistrib eolchaib, 3462 . With gen.: armbat eolig forcitil that they may be versed in teaching Wb. 31d15 . ba heolach goibnechta he, Three Hom. 108.32 = LB 32a45 . éolaige rebraid, aneolaige réire (women are) skilled in pleasure-seeking, unskilled in obedience Tec. Corm. § 16.79 .

Compar.: rig bus ecnaide ┐ bus eolchu indai, PH 3969 . ar cend neich bid éolchu ┐ bid síne andás, Ériu iv 126.15 . cia as eolcha anaid ? who is more learned than thou ? ix 176 § 1 .

With i n-: ammin éulig and (gl. non ignoramus cogitationes eius) Wb. 14d28 . adib éolig and (gl. scitis) 26b12 . 33c19 (eolaig). condan éolich ir-rúnaib deachte, 15b19 . Metr. Dinds. iv 56.210 . ro búi i farrad Echach corbo eolach i n-écsi, RC xxvi 8.4 . eolach i ndligedh mara skilled in the law of the sea (i.e. in seamanship) Laws iii 210.25 . am éolach in cech breithemnos...dorónad, Ériu iv 134.24 . am é.¤ ina fesaib ┐ ina táintib ┐ ina toglaib, 128.23 . Duan. F. i 25.5 . nech bus eólchu 'na n-aisneis `better versed in the account thereof' Metr. Dinds. iii 304.8 . fer roeolach a mberla ┐ a filidecht, Auraic. 5470 . eólach hi Laidin, AFM v 1630.5 . bat eoluigh-sium i togail cathrach skilled in destroying cities Marco P. 132 . C. do bhí eolach san Bhreitheamhnas Tuaithe, Keat. iii 115 .

With for: eolach...for a modhuibh, Marco P. 116 .

(b) esp. knowing, acquainted with a locality (way, place, person, etc.), absol. or with gen. or prep.: nidat eolach thou knowest not the way TBC-LL¹ 993 . amm eolach, 1751 . 1699 . ua uathad eolaig inn usci si few knew of TTebe 1753 . isim eolach-sa co dunad Euaindir `I know the way to the fortress of E.' Aen. 2084 . With i n-: nim eolach-sa i crích mo phopa Conchobair etir, TBC-LL¹ 1210 . AFM vi 1922.3 . piloit fessach no eolach sa chuan sin, Fl. Earls 12.8 . am éolach isin Gréic. atchonnarc a láechu, TTr.² 409 . rop eolach i nErinn eiside, AFM vi 2088.1 . Transf., of things: na longa budh éolchu acco the ships that best knew the way (i.e. whose commanders best knew) CCath. 1413 .

gan beim orrtha 'gá n-eolchaib those who knew them YBL 389b3 = Ir. Monthly 1921, 160 .

(c) Hence as subst. a guide: in carpat cen araid cen eolach o Ard Machai co Sleibti, Trip. 248.21 . mani dig [ind anim] le heolchu aingel with angels as guides FA 15 (= RC xxvi 148.17 ). BNnÉ 149.12 . maith tra, or I. frisna héolchu, cid as nesam dún sund ?, BDD 70 . teid...eolac re cach cetirn...dib sechnoin na cathrach, BB 442a37 . a túsigh conaire ┐ a eolaigh sligedh, CCath. 4761 . badar drocheolaig ria F. ┐ tucsad i n-aimréidib hé, RC xxiv 46.7 . a n-eolaig robatar remib, Alex. 692 . frisna heolchu batar oc imthús dóib, 683 . noch dho bhí na éolach ag an muinntir do chuir lámha a Níosa, Acts i 16 . ó's é is treóraighe ┐ is eólach dhúinn...go neamh, TSh. 10035 .

(d) known, familiar: cf. air ni bi eulach (gl. non talis est qualis articulatae vocis oratio) `it is not knowledgeable' (Thes.) Ml. 42c9 . aithris dó...bás na bhfear óir dob eolach dhó féin iad, Maguires of F. § 33 . dob eolach dhuinn cuiger mac an R. Mhoirsin we were acquainted with Rel. Celt. ii 216.26 . Cf. ni fríoth tuath gan dudhchusach do chlannuiph E...acht an tuath eolach aitheachda sin .i. Tuath Ruisen a hainm well-known (?) Hy Fiach. 156 = Lec. 168a27 .

(e) of things requiring skill, cunning, curious (rare) : do dhénamh gach aon ghné oibre eóluigh, Exodus xxxv 33 .

Cf. eólgach.

goibne

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n (gobae) , f. smith's craft : Brigit bē n-ēxe ... B. bē legis, ┐ B. bē goibne (sic leg.) ingena in Dagda, Corm. Y 150 = goibnechta LB. As pn epithet Eochu Goibne, Rawl. 155a55 .

goibnecht

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Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: gaibneacht

n (gaibnecht) ā, f. (gobae) the craft or calling of a smith : gobaind .i. doniad in goibnecht, Laws v 90.25 Comm. dā dan examla .i. goibnecht ┐ cerdacht, 104.18 Comm. fri cerdacht fri prim-goibnecht, SR 4190 . Brigit bé goibnechta .i. bandé, Thr. Ir. Gl. p. 8 (s.v. Brigit). ba heoluch ngaibnechta he, Lism. L. 916 ; 3785 . scel Oilein na Gaibhnechta Demnaidhe, BNnÉ 71.28 . ón ghoibhneachd, IGT Decl. 55.11 . mairg do-rinni an gai do ghaibhneachd | do sgailt cridhe an Choimdheadh, IGT Introd. § 84 . gaibneacht (a species of Dánogam), Auraic. 5801 . drong do bhiódh ré gaibhneacht nó ré ceardacht, Keat. iii 657 . saoirseacht nó gaibhneacht, Ó Héodhusa 160.16.