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Cite this: eDIL s.v. bél or
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Forms: beoil, beóil, beolu, beula, beulu, belu, bélib, i mbeolu

n o, m. g s. beoil, Sg. 14a16 . n p. beóil, Wb. 7d9 . a p. beolu, Wb. 3b11 , beula (gl. ora), Ml. 19c9 . beulu, 35d22 . belu, Thes. ii 251. 16 . d p. bélib, Wb. 7d10 . b.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 61.


(a) In some exx. explicitly lip , in pl. lips, but here usually mouth: don b.¤ gl. labio, Ir. Gl. 107. Gild. Lor. 139 § 40. tri beulu dlútai gl. fixis labris (17), Sg. 6a18 . ni radi ní trí thalmaidchi, amal dundchuirethar inna beulu as it rises to his lips (`as he takes it into his lips'), Ml. 35d22 . anasberaid hó bélib `what ye utter with (your) lips', Wb. 7d10 . anasbérat mo beiúil, 12d12 . (of a hag) tacmaicced a b.¤ íchtarach coa glún, LU 6828 (BDD). i socraidi labrait biuil (: Iúil), 3875 ( SCC 38 ). niamdai a beóil partardeirg (partuingdeirg, v.l.) her crimson lips, IT i 69.8 . ( LMU 4 ). co ṅditned a srona ┐ a beolu `so that it protected his nostrils and his lips' (but perh. transl. nose . . . mouth), CCath. 5265. folcuit a n-aighti uile lena mbélaib úachtair upper lips, Maund. 176. beoil lethna thick lips, Marco P. 187. cúiseach bind asa bēalaibh `sweet piping from her lips', Ériu iv 174.15 . maille siabhradh beóil ( = labium . . . pervertatur), 23 K 42 , 54.14 . do scoltad an croimbeoil ┐ in béil iocht[a]ir of chapping of the upper and lower lip, O'Gr. Cat. 191.z . baile .i. maith . . . digbail dubha baile bel .i. is maith í o belaib no i mbel `from lips or in mouth', O'Dav. 224. (in application of an incantation) imbir in da mér . . . it bélaib, Thes. ii 249.11 . doberar in salann i mbelu `the salt is put into the mouth', 251.16 . asoilgg a bēolu . . . combo ecna a [g]inchrāes, TBC-I¹ 396. (of a witch) a beóil for leith a cind her mouth in the side of her head, BDD² 540 . gebid dano cenn in tarra ina béolu, Sc.M² 17.6 . do-lleblaing int éicne ara chend, ┐ gabsus inna béulu took it in its mouth, TBFr. 209. an tan immoro no berid an leg laun ina beolu `when he used to put the ladle full into his mouth', RC xii 86 § 91. nicon acca beolu eich / amal beolu ín liathainigh, IT iii 68.2 . inbat budig do bēoil do shainól ┐ do shainait, MacCongl. 77.4 . secht traigid eter a ó ┐ a beolo . . . ┐ secht n-artim inna bélaib, Ériu iv 26.9 , 10 . acht nad neibre dod belaib nama `although thou hast not said so by word of mouth', Laws iv 108.1 Comm. cuit mo b.¤ (term of endearment), LL 18576.

(b) mouth in sg.: sróin súil b.¤ , Ardm. 434a marg. (220va). i cinaid do laime, do sula, do thengad, do beil, Laws i 156.32 . issin ṁb. tacras sin in the mouth that asserts that, MU² 369. laech . . . belmar . . ., meit a beil beolu eich, TBC-LL¹ 5400 n.4 . fuil rochuiread tara bel ┐ dara sroin, TTebe 2414 . beiris i n-a bheōl . . . ar lampa airgit seized a silver lamp in its mouth, Fl. Earls 138.1 . Note also: na beula gl. ora, the mouths (?), Ml. 19c9 . Fig. gá tarbha an béal do bheith lais / 's an intinn in-a éagmhais, Dán Dé xxii 20 . an b.¤ dúnta as eadh budh ḟearr better be silent, IGT Decl. ex. 1285. Prov. is binn beál ó bheith iadhta, Dánfhocail 55 . By metonymy person : cerd cach ṁb. .i. eladu cech duni do ḟoglaim ar dáig forcitail caich (`art for every mouth', RC xxvi 22 § 62 ), LL 24410. crochadh ar bh.¤ na bréige! `perdition (lit. a hanging) to him who tells the lie' (Gloss.), LBranach 1072 . b.¤ na psalm (nickname of St. Fintan), Mart. Don. Mar. 27. Grigoir Béil óir `Gregory the golden-mouthed', BNnÉ 172 § 16 .

(c) In phrases: derg-mír i mbélaib lit. red (raw) morsel in (the) mouth apparently of property illegally acquired or attached: atait tri deirg-mireanda naidet usa a mbelaib cacha hecalsa (glossed: is indligthech do'n eclais a ngabail cuichi o belaib, 432.3 Comm. ), Laws v 430.22. at-ballat, ¤bailet (a) béoil with poss. or foll. subj. gen., see at-bail(l): co n-aplat a beoil i mmbron (leg. mbrōn ?) ┐ toirrsi `they perish', Ériu ii 114 § 38. Note also: bás fort béolu, Fing. R. 72 `death on your head!' RC xiii 378.11 .

(d) Of the mouth as the source of speech: iss ed bói i mbēlaib cáich this was the common talk, ZCP viii 317.26 . go rabhadar na lán béil ┐ buanteanga ag gach aon that they were a continual subject of conversation to everyone, RC xiv 28 § 6. lán beóil don ríoghfhuil Bhranoigh, LBranach 3581 . budh lán beoil an Brianachsoin, Studies 1925, 253 § 6 .

By extension word(s) ; subject of talk : fer na ropeccaig o bel na o gnim `in word or deed', Ériu v 20.2 . idna beoil integrity of speech, LL 3901. roiarfaided o Fiachroig Muillethan . . . dia belaib his advice was asked by F., ZCP xiv 156.14 . gurab mó do theagascdaois . . . ó theagasc beoil ioná ó scríbhinn by traditional instruction, Keat. ii 976. (explanation of the name of Eogan B.) b.¤ cach tuaithi ina thimchell `the mouth [i.e. the acclamation] of every country round about', SG 64.z . b.¤ cach flatha ina lenub / ar ó Fiachrach foltlebur, 65.2 . In phr. breth a b.¤ féin self-judgment, -doom: atetha breth do b.¤ (sic leg.) féin duit, RC xiv 430.8 . co tucsat Gaill breth a beoil fein d'O Neill, AU ii 270.8 . In adv. phrase ó óen-b.¤ unanimously: o aen bel, PH 7233. dh'aoinbheul, Luc. Fid. 2856. Legal. cor b.¤ , see 1 cor 12.

II Applied to various things resembling lips or mouth .

(a) edge, rim ; mouth of cavity, orifice, opening : b.¤ gaili, a mbél an gaile ( = orificium stomachi), RSláinte 3698. do fínégra ar b.¤ an gaile `on the pit of the stomach', O'Gr. Cat. 193.25 . b.¤ cridi (used as term of endearment): a bél mo chraidi, ACL iii 243 § 24. edge, opening of wounds: bador beoil na ccneth ag claoi a cheile, ZCP x 292.9 . a lomma cro ic teprisin dar belaib na n-alad batar fair, Grail 685 . rucc b.¤ na cneidhe chum a chéile ┐ ticc sele fuirre, ITS xvi 42.13 . Other applications: co fil āit a beōil isin c[h]loich fóss ann `the mark of its rim (i.e. of a bell) is still there in the stone', BColm. 64.9 . sileadh deór rúadh ar ruisgne / mur uisge a beól (mbéol v.l.) úar eisci like water out of a vessel (?), IGT Decl. ex. 1081. mé is b.¤ na cróine ar mo chind, ex. 81 . lase foruillecta beóil in chalich di mil, Wb. 7d9 . īadais indala sūil . . . asoilg alaile comba mor bēolu fidchōich as large as the orifice of a wooden bowl (?), TBC-I¹ 395. b.¤ dabcha ele 'na b.-si anúas (of one vat turned over another), BColm. 72.6 . (of a bag for chess-men) a ferbolc, is amra sceúil / de ór imdernta a beúil opening (`rim'), Fianaig. 14.22 . go bhfuilti claoidthe . . . a mbeul an tsaic (of opponents silenced in controversy), Luc. Fid. 4127. béil a ngunnadh `the muzzles of their guns', Rel. Celt. ii 194.11 . (of prongs of pincers) do briseadh teanncuir an ghobhann, ┐ an t-īarann dearg 'na beal `with the red-hot iron in its jaws', ZCP ii 562.30 . beola crot ┐ bolg ┐ buinne `mouths of harps and bags and pipes', RC xii 108 § 163. the eye of the upper millstone (Studies on Early Ireland 16 ) : iss e sin doberimsi a mbel in muilinn si, RC xiv 52 § 62. upper of shoe: bróg tar teach do teilgeadh leam . . . nar bhean tall a b.¤ fa a bonn `a shoe whose upper was detached from its sole was thrown at me' (Notes), Bard. Synt. Tr. 2.z.

(b) Further extended applications: mén mara .i. bel na mara, O'Cl. ( mēn .i. bēl, Corm. Y 948 ). fri beolu mara, Trip.² 1581 ( = in sinu maris, Lat. Lives 33 § 25 ). dá thraigid .x. lethet a b.¤ the width of its opening (an earthwork), Críth G. 571. (of Tara) deis fri Banba, b.¤ fri Bóin `her front towards the Boyne', Ériu iv 92 § 3. tir cen beula without entry, Corm. Y 674 ( Corm. 22 ). tir cin toin cin beolu bis itir da ferunn cin conair `ingress', Laws iv 158.14 Comm. cuiris comla dar a b.¤ (a well), Metr. Dinds. iii 326.19 . triall istech tar beolu na hecuilsi `threshold of the church', Marco P. 173. léigthear suas beoil na bruighne `portcullis', Aithd. D. 3.19 . siar go b.¤ na sráide `the entrance of the street', AFM ii 900.2. Of gunwale of a ship: chuir iad am beòil mhòr re chèile, SGS xviii 107.1 .

III In phrases with prepp.

(a) prepositional. With A: crithre sin a beól (mb. v.l.) bhruithne sparks from boiling heat (?), IGT Decl. ex. 1296.

With AR (FOR): huare romboi ar belaib tempuil `in front of the Temple', Ml. 48d8 . ar beolu diabuil `before the Devil', Wb. 3b11 . gontai Cūchulaind, co tabrad a marb ara (ar, LU) bēolu a brāthar, TBC-I¹ 1637. ar belaib ind ríg ( = in conspectu regis), Lat. Lives 10.8 . arbelaib (.i. a fiadnaise) fer nErenn, ACL iii 14 § 31. finta cia as toisech fodla ┐ ar a ndentar bélaib `before whom it is made', RC xiii 446 § 26. cathair . . . for bel ḟasaigh dhimhoir `at the edge of a great desert', Marco P. 20. dán bog ar bh.¤ na slighiodh `on the open road', Studies 1918, 617 § 5 .

Freq. of replacing in kingship, headship, etc. one who had the normal claim, before, in preference to, in place of : rogab F. righe ara belaib, RC xvii 233.32 (Tig.). gabais C. flaith ar belaib a athar, Ériu iii 142.4 . an crioch do ghabail for a belaibh `to snatch . . . the country away from him', Leb. Gab.(i) 226.5 . mar tugadh ceannas na slógh / ar bhéal Éibhir d'Éireamhón `to Ê. rather than to Ê.', Content. xvi 33. With verbs of coming, etc. do-tét indḟine ar beolu de(i)rbḟine `the ` indḟine' comes in front of (i.e. is preferred to) the `derbḟine', Ériu xvii 64 § 3 ( Laws iv 206.7 ). D. . . . do beith ag dol ar bélaibh a athar `attempted to depose', AFM vi 1891.1 . an tánaiste do theacht ar beulaibh mic tighearna an fhuinn `that the tanist takes precedence of', Keat. i 66.6 . dul fora mbelaibhsiomh `to anticipate them', Hugh Roe² 172.2 .

With FRI (RE) before, at, close to; on the point of : fri beolu báis on the point of death, Fél. 74.19 . cen bith ria mbeolu oc airiuc thuili dóib not to be close to them, Fing. R. 432. ag so anois an bás rem bhéal close to me, Dánta Gr. 63.15 . re béal a theachta don toigh `before its reception' (of the Blessed Eucharist), Dán Dé xviii 2 . cosg fiabhrasa re b.¤ mbáis, Studies 1919, 613 § 12 .

With I N- i mbeolu, i mbeól, i mb.¤ before : in bo boi 'na beola sin `that was in front of her', Dinds. 142.10 . a mbeol an dunaidh `in front of the fort', BNnÉ 187 § 27 . do-chífe bárc a mbeól chúain `in the harbour's mouth', Ériu ix 168 § 46. towards, to : do-bhir im béal teachtaire `He sends a messenger to fetch me', Aithd. D. 83.3 . sgath dealg 'na beol muna bheath `had not the thorn-points been in the way', 95.20 . over, across : seolais iarsin Brenainn . . . i mbéolu (a mbhél, v.l. , = for beluibh, Lism. L. 3590 ) in aiccéin iongantaigh, BNnÉ 97 § 5. Note also: ro herbad da oclach lais da chur i mbeolu na tuinne to cast it (an infant) upon the sea (?), LL 14623 ( ZCP xii 273.17 ). do chur a mb.¤ mara ┐ mor-fhairrge set adrift on the open sea, KMMisc. 313.13 . a mbēl na h-oibre at the beginning, ML² 1.15 . i mbeol airechtais at the very beginning of sovereignty (?), Ann. Conn. 1410.2 . ni ḟuil amuigh gidh seól síth / crích nach fuil a mbeól a bláith, IGT Decl. ex. 992 . i mbéal a tharbha do thoigheacht, Aithd. D. 25.4 .

With TAR: tar béolu out of : adre amach dar beolu in duin, Marco P. 23.

(b) Adverbial. With FOR (always with possessive) on the face, face downwards : for a mbeulu gl. prone, Ml. 131b6 . tairniud form béolu bend face downwards, LL 36766 = Goid. 180.10 = Fél.² cv 8. an corp bis ina rogad ar in talmain for a beolu, RC xv 491 § 31. tolduid iarum taurtaim fair fora beolu `a trance fell upon him, as he lay on his face', Mon. Tall. 155.15 . (of a collapsing house) amal ro clóenad a thech conda tarla for a lethbeólu uli, LU 8382 ( FB 25 ). (of a cup) rohimpa iarum Patraic in copan fora beolu upside down (?), Anecd. iii 35.9 . b.¤ ar b.¤ , ó bé(o)l go b.¤ face to face : truagh gan sinne bel ar bel, TTebe xv 7 (scribe's note). (of a bird-decoration) ealta 's a mbeoil béal ar bhéal, Aithd. D. 9.7 . ag labhairt libh beul ar bheul (os ad os, 3 Joh. 14 ), Eochairsg. 15.30 . go labradh se riss ó b.¤ go b.¤ `face to face', ZCP xi 118.2 ( BCC 236 ). meic ollamhan Innsi Fáil / . . . / god choimhreic ó bheól go b.¤ `repeating thee from mouth to mouth' (i.e. the contents of a manuscript Gaelic Miscellany), Studies 1919, 440 § 12 . adeirid o bheol go beul they say so currently, Luc. Fid. 4088.

With IAR N- iar mbélaib (contrasted with iar cúlaib): i ngilfine iar mbelaib, amuil atá athair ┐ mac ┐ ua ┐ iarmua ┐ innua co cuicer; ┐ geilfini iar culaib .i. brathair thathar, ┐ mac co cuicer beos `in the direct line', Laws ii 160.z Comm.

(c) In fig. phrase do-ní a b.¤ re turns to, seeks help from : do-ghén . . . mo bh.¤ ré seabhcaibh Saxan `I will turn my face to', Studies 1924, 242 § 11 .

Note also: muna thí dhíom bas rem béal unless I can keep a guard on my lips, Dán Dé ix 4 . a-tá 'gan chol bas rem béal `raises its hand against me', xxiii 31 . In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom.

Compds. With nouns. ¤braise: feib atféd mo bhélbraisi `eloquence', Leb. Cert.² 164 § 9. ¤deirge: beildeirge redness of lips, Prolegomena 43 § 26 . ¤étan: (of a charioteer) dara béletan mouth and forehead (?), LL 24905. ¤mod manner of speaking (?): caistidh ria bēlmod, ACL iii 307 § 28 ( Measgra Uí Chl. 153 ). ¤proicept traditional teaching, tradition : bēalphroceapta nó teagusg bheōil na n-absttal, Mac Aingil 5949 . béulphroicheapta asbaltha ┐ eagalsa, Desid. 4942. With vnn. ¤chengal: ar mbélcengal a mbeochréchtadh when their fresh wounds had been sewn up, Caithr. Thoirdh. 124.7 . ¤tuidme: fiacuil .i. fia figo . . . fiacuil didiu bēl-t. fastening for the mouth, O'Mulc. 507.

With adjj. ¤balb: do piastaibh bel-balba `dumb-mouthed', Ériu iii 164 § 20. ¤binn: longphort . . . bíthe bēilbhinn melodious (?), Butler Poems 556 and n. ¤blasta of excellent sound : (of `Gaedelg,' the language) in berla b.¤ bind, LL 17716. B. blaith belblasta well-spoken (of a hand-maid), BB 237a2 . ¤buide yellow-lipped : (of a famine-stricken appearance) ina n-ímágib b.¤ nochtḟiaclacha, LB 154b61 . In n. pr.: Eochaid Bēlbuidi, ZCP viii 274.1 . ¤chamm crooked-mouthed : la hUnchi mbrúachda mb.¤(-mall, v.l.), Metr. Dinds. iii 98.6 . ¤cherr: in senBodb Barchi b.¤ `wry-mouthed', Metr. Dinds. iv 338.20 . ¤chert: mo dhaltán búilid béilchert `right-spoken', SG 190.7 . ¤chorcra crimson, red-lipped : belchorcra banamla detgela, TTebe 730 . ¤chráibhthech hypocritical : Content. vi 270. ¤chumang narrow-mouthed, having a narrow opening, entry : a crocan (leg. corcán ?) belchumang narrow-necked, Lia Fáil iii 122.20 ( 23 P 10 ³, 11b7 ). ar na bernadhaibh bélchumhgaibh, AFM v 164.22 . ¤derg red-lipped, red-mouthed (in good and bad sense): buriud berna Baidbi béldergi, LL 10872 ( = TBC-LL¹ 4024 ). na brithemain bēilderga `red-mouthed brehons' ( = severe in judgement ?), Ériu iii 30 § 7. cáinead in barrchais béilderg `the curly-headed red-lipped fellow', iv 216.20 . F. file m. Oengusa Bēlde[i]rg, ZCP viii 326.1 . ¤dub black-mouthed : comairge b.¤ becenech `a black-mouthed guarantor of small honour', Tec. Corm. § 33.2 . a curaig blaithe belduba `black-prowed', Ériu viii 10.36 . sgéala libh go báirc mbéalduibh `tidings to your black-decked barque', RC xlix 173 § 32. ¤ḟairsi(u)ng wide-mouthed, having a wide entrance : .l. bléide buabaill belḟairsiuṅg, LL 7292. ro cóirged bruidin brotla bélfairsing `wide-doored', Fianaig. 70.31 . ¤ḟota long-lipped : D. b.¤ , LL 354c64 . a mbíala belfhoda `wide-edged', Hugh Roe² 174.24 . ¤ginach: na trī badhbha bēl-ginacha three witches with gaping mouths, ML² 1585. ¤glicc: mo bhreath bheilghlic gan bhine `my skilled oral judgement', Keat. ii 1287. ¤lethan broad-doored : ós bruidin béllethoin, SG 230.24 . ¤lúath hasty of speech : 'ná bheith baoth beul-luath aig teagasg cách, De Imit. 13.24 . ¤maith: C. b.¤ `C. Fair-lips', Metr. Dinds. iii 324.11 . ¤mall slow of speech : la hU. mbruachdha mbelmhall, BB 365b37 . ¤remor thick-lipped, big-mouthed : belremur bolcsuilech, LU 8516 ( FB 37 ). badhbh béil-reamhar, TSh. 6623. ¤ṡalach foul-mouthed : Badb birach belsalach, RC xxiv 52.1 . ¤scaílte wide open; split open ; scattered : i mbrudin bronnḟarsing bélscailti, RC xiv 414 § 28. ina mbuidhnib bega bélsgāilte, Fianaig. 54.4 . (of a cast-up ship) go ndéantar blogha béal-sgaoilte dhi, TSh. 735. ¤tais with soft, moist lips : an chuideachta chuanna bhuadhach bheóltais (of fair women), Hackett xxvi 57 . ¤tana: go mbiailibh blathsnaoighte b.¤ `thin-edged battle-axes', AFM vi 2126.25 . ¤tirim: bérla breganta beoiltirm (spoken) with a dry mouth, O'Gr. Cat. 518.30. ¤trúag: na bid fri baisi ṁbeltrúaig poor-mouthed (?), SR 3890.

See béillic, bélaites, bélscál, bélscálán, bélscáth.

1 tabairt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 tabairt or


Forms: tabairt, tabart, thabairt, tubairt, tabert, tabairt, tabeirt, tobairt, tabairt, tabirt, tabairt, tabart, tabarte, tabairte, tabartae, tabarta, tabhartha, tabairthe, tabairt, tabirt, tabart, tabuirt, tapuirt, taphuirtt, tobairt, tabart(h)a, thabart

n ā, f. vn. of do-beir. In O. Ir. the d s. tabairt is already replacing ( Wb. 6a21 , 16c21 , 22c10 ) the older n s. tabart ( Wb. 16c12 ), see Thurn. Hdb. § 257 . thabairt, PH 1005 . LU 8128 ( tabart, 8198 , Fél. Ep. 185 ). tubairt, Études Celt. i 86.16 . tabert, tabairt, tabeirt, Laws iv 210.2 , 3 . tobairt, i 84.24 Comm. a s. tabairt, Wb. 4c22 . 10d22 . tabirt, 14d14 . tabairt, Ml. 55a19 . PH 982 . Ériu viii 192.24 . Dán Dé xi 8 . tabart, Laws i 52.10 Comm. g s. tabarte, Wb. 31b3 . 11b22 . tabairte, Ml. 96a7 . tabartae, 73b8 . tabarta, LU 3229 . tabhartha, TD 13.47 . tabairthe, AFM vi 2106.13 . d s. tabairt, Wb. 4c21 . Ml. 144c8 . tabirt, Wb. 28c8 . tabart, 18c9 . tabuirt, Ir. Gl. p. 100 n. . tapuirt, IT iii 241.197 . taphuirtt, RC iii 351.10 . tobairt, Ériu ii 174.10 . The pl. tabart(h)a is found in the sense of gifts, wages , see infra.


(a) giving, bestowing (do to) : a thabart , Wb. 16c12 . díltud tabairte trócaire, Ml. 96a7 . gidh olc thuilleam a thabhairt, Dán Dé xi 8 . a th.¤ doib, Wb. 6a21 . 7d14 . 16 . 24b2 . 10d12 . 25d18 . t.¤ uisci doib, Ml. 97d4 . ere cámaill dia t.¤ do'n apstal, PH 2002 . fearann do th.¤ dó, AFM iii 116.17 . With various nouns in more specialised meanings : ainm ... du th.¤ du cech ae, Ml. 144c8 . in lá ría t.¤ chatha M., LU 4090 . chath ... do thobairt da n-athair, Ériu ii 174.10 . do t.¤ chomairle do, Ml. 23b12 . do th.¤ eolais do, PH 6767 . do th.¤ fortachtan dam, Ml. 86d2 . conid don péin ... is coir do neoch a menma do th.¤ pay attention, PH 2410 . U. do bhí aga thabhairt damh (of a text) ` dictating ,' O'Gr. Cat. 282.10. cuidiúghadh ... do th.¤ re haos-óg, Donlevy xxi 26 . ag t.¤ taeba ris, BCC 296.38 (see taeb). do bi mac C. co n-a marcsluaigh ic t.¤ do marchshluaigh D. ` pressing upon ,' AU ii 526.6 (a wd. omitted ?). tortha, is dual dó, do thabhairt uadh bring forth, Donlevy xxiv 2 . do thabirt testassa dínn `to bear witness of us,' Wb. 15a3 . oc tabirt coibsen, 15c25 . cen luige do th.¤ not to swear an oath, PH 2684.

(b) gift, payment (legal) : t.¤ ... da deoin fen dober nech hi ┐ nocha bi iarraidh uirraidh a gift, one gives it of his own free will, and no surety is asked for, H 3.18, 484a ( O'Curry 1210 ), see Cóic Con. 76 , and Laws ii 354 . Also gift or payment due : na. .iiii. tabarta .i. tabairt uasa[i]l do uasul ┐ isil do isiul ┐ uasail do isiul ┐ isil do uasul, Cóic Con. 18 § 8 (gloss on a paragraph dealing with cuir contracts). A different set of gifts is found in: tabert rig, tabairt espscop, apert (=idbairt) ar a[n]muin, tabeirt fileth, Laws iv 210.2 , 3 . atait .vii. tabarta ata dilsi cen mac cin raidh, Cóic Con. 46 § 80 . The gift (payment) became valid (could not be recalled) after twenty-four hours or ten days according to the status of the contracting parties : cach t.¤ do-bera uasal ┐ do-berthar do uasaul, is diles ar .xxiiii. huaraib. Mad isel di araili immoro, is diles a trian ar .xxiiii. huaraib [┐ a da tri]an ar dechmaidh, 18 § 8 . Cf. also : ní hinganta a taburta ina gabala cin apadh, cin troscud, Laws i 270.16 Comm. See Ir. Recht 35 § 38 , Stud. in E. Ir. Law 225.

(c) wages : tabartha ainm tuarasduil, Metr. Gl. 14 § 27.

II taking, bringing, placing .

(a) du th.¤ in chosmailseo `from the putting of the comparison,' Ml. 107c16 . táet nech uait ... dia t.¤ to bring it, TBFr. 311 . betha ... do th.¤ to lead a life, BNnÉ 156.19 . With ben, ingen etc. taking a wife : cen t.¤ mná chuca, TBFr. 7 . dochuaid E. do taphuirtt na hingine, RC iii 351.10 . Of a woman taking a husband : gen oglaich ... do thapuirt chuccut hi flaithemnus (said to Medb), IT iii 241.197 .

(b) The meaning is usually limited by prepositions : rúna do th.¤ á óensonaib, Wb. 12a10 . ic t.¤ chind Á. assa chriss, IT i 104.21 . a bheatha do thabhairt as go measardha, TSh. 268 (see Gadelica 65 ). drochscela du th.¤ cucai, Ml. 129a12 . tre bar tabirtsi dochum nirisse, Wb. 14c17 . dia t.¤ a purgadóir chumm flaithémnais, PH 7408 . cethra fer n-Alban do th.¤ chucu to seize, IT i 74.3 . du th.¤ neich doib dia thorud `to take some of its fruit for themselves,' Ml. 102a15 . a th.¤ don tír, AFM iii 116.17 . du th.¤ doraid do glé making the obscure clear, IT i 316.z . cosc inna mban ... et a t.¤ fo chumacte a feir, Wb. 22c10 . a tabartae fu mam inna ngeintlide, Ml. 73b8 . ifrionn do th.¤ fá deara `consider,' Donlevy 188.3 . dom thabhairt ar m'aoimhleas to disadvantage me, ZCP v 217.496 . trí th.¤ ind anmae triúin fris `through adding the substantive to it,' Ml. 30a12 . srian do th.¤ fria thoil, PH 4990 . ag t.¤ traighed re taca setting foot to fulcrum, Caithr. Thoirdh. 143.29 . mirr do th.¤ im chorpaib dóine, PH 7022 . i t.¤ mic ... i tech, Laws i 174.z . a t.¤ i lláim neich uaibsi, LU 9015 . oca t.¤ isin chuithi, BDD² 75 . gai do th.¤ lais, PH 141 . thú do thabhairt an sgeóil sin lat `that you should quote that story,' Desid. 3541 . oc t.¤ tana bo uait, IT i 101.24 . do bar tabart ó sóscélu hi forbanda rechta, Wb. 18c9 . fá mo thabhairt ó bhás codalta saving from, Donlevy 406.14 .

(c) With for (later also ar) placing upon, conferring : grad n-epscuip do thabirt forru, Wb. 28c8 . ordad tabarte gráid, 31b3 . grada do th.¤ forsin foirind nach dlegar, PH 4634 . Of giving a name to : bliadhain do thabhairt ar ré an duine to call man's life a year (in a metaphor), TSh. 5275 . enjoining on, forcing on, compelling : a th.¤ forru `to force them to it,' Wb. 10c5 . fromtha (sic leg.) aili do th.¤ forro beus, IT i 285.12 . do thabhairt air an droing ... admháil, Donlevy xxiv 7 . inflicting on : tri th.¤ diglae foir, Wb. 4c21 . a mbasa do th.¤ for a gnuis to slap his face, PH 3168 . ār mor do th.¤ ar macaib mec C., Ann. Conn. 1254.15 . ag t.¤ breitheamhnuis ... air, Donlevy 484.3 . With frecrae : cen freccra do th.¤ forru not to give them an answer, PH 2653.

(d) Frequ. also with adverbs : a ttaop ... gach taparta suas is imchuibhde upbringing, education , Fl. Earls 176.26 . a gclann do th.¤ suas a mbaos, Donlevy xx 29 . iar n-a t.¤ immach, PH 444 . a th.¤ for cóir turning him to righteousness, 2127 . do sheoladh no do thabhairt asteach na hoibri-si to introduce this work, Desid. 125 . lóghadh do th.¤ amach ` grant ,' Donlevy 312.17 . re béal a dtabhartha i dtír `to rescue them,' TD 13.47 . do chum é féin ... do thabhairt a ttír `to live,' Desid. 6952 (see Gadelica 65 ).

With agaid : gan tabhairt aighthe i n-égean `deeds of daring,' Ériu viii 192.24 . tabhairt aighthe ar adhbhaidh mbeach, TD 13.22 .