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aircheltrach

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ind berach ōach aircheltach (airceltrac, v.l.) and elit im beim buridach, Ériu vii 6 § 6 ( LL 13679 . ) Cf. airchealtrach .i. agh no ailid do bhrigh go bfircheilionn a láogh, O'Cl.

berach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. berach or dil.ie/5693
Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: birach, biruich, biorach

adj o, ā. Also birach (1 bir)

(a) pointed, sharp: b.¤ no birdae gl. uerutus, Sg. 60a6 . a guin co laigin biraig (mbiraid, MS.) `with a pointed lance', Ériu i 41 § 2. i cath birach Blattened `in the spear-bristling battle of B.', Arch. Hib. ii 83 § 14. tuirthe bioracha do shleaghaibh, Atlantis iv 176.33 .

Transfd. of speech sharp-tongued. As subst. ni husa b.¤ briathrach i flaithius (.i. mac na mna birach briathraide, in ban-cainte, 15 Comm.), Laws v 456.5 . birach briatar .i. in banfile `a sharp-tongued virago', BCrólige 34 . Cf. b.¤ .i. bérla no béscna . . . caiti oenb. .i. fer aon bescna . . . .i. in glasaigni, O'Dav. 294. biroch .i. fer doblaith, H 3.18, 390a33 .

(b) Of animals having pointed ears, horns, noses, beaks: b.¤ oach aircheltach / and elit im beim buridach, LL 13679. dá ech . . . biruich ardchind prick-eared , LU 8592 ( FB 45 ). biruich BDD² 464 expld. in Gloss. as 1 bir + oachear). an fíadh (= mhíl mhoighe, 12) cosluath beg biorach, Duan. F. i 56.18 . adret fiadhaib in beist birich, Anecd. i 66.3 (ICM). Note also: biorach `a heifer two years old', O'Don. Suppl. cath A. de berrach `of two heifers', RC xvii 246.12 (Tig.). núall na mbledmall mbēccedach, | na mbíasta mbélderg mbirach 'the howl of the bellowing whales, of the red-mouth snouted beasts', SR (Greene) 8109 . ? Badb birach belsalach, RC xxiv 52.1 .

As n.pr. m. B.¤ Find, LL 318b1 .

Compd. di Bolur Birug-derc `B. of the piercing eye ', RC xii 100 § 133.

See 1 berrach.

bras

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bras or dil.ie/6559

 

Forms: brais

adj o, ā. Of persons forward, boastful, defiant. In other contexts more vaguely great, forceful, violent, etc. Of sounds strident: a piana it brassa, Fél.² Prol. 75. no sirfed in Cú in m[b]ith mb.¤ , LU 3554 ( SCC 29 ). brogach, b.¤ / tir . . ., SR 977. lasaid fót fondbras (sic leg.) . . . fóa cruib (rhet.), LU 8661 ( FB 49 ). do barr bude brass `your thick yellow hair', TBC-LL² 3474 . Nombith (pl.) brais fierce (?) N., Auraic. 2537. siriti b.¤ birda (Medb of Cú Chulainn), TBC-I¹ 1706. brassa airnadma `quick to engage', Tec. Corm. § 16.26 . re dainibh bhrasa = cum . . . procacibus, ITS xxix 130.26 . Of voice, etc.: b.¤ gac greadhanglór, LL 395a9 ( Metr. Gl. 9. 6 ). fogur b.¤ a gotha `strident sound', TTebe 2011 . Cf. fogur bres, 2607 , 3995 . glór b.¤ `loud voice', Dán Dé xxix 5 . co cáintech b.¤ , ZCP vi 271.24 . an gealladh b.¤ `rash promise', Aithd. D. 7.22 .

Often alliterating or otherwise metrically fixed with resulting reduction in real meaning: cethri chet bliadna brassa . . ., LL 2654. mar ḟúarus a mbunad mbrass, / a ndúalus, a ndind-ṡenchas `their high origin', Metr. Dinds. iii 284.7 . a Tur Bregoin brais, LL 989. buidne brasa `eager hosts', Ériu iv 138.13 . dreach bh.¤ , DDána 73.26 . tré breithir mbrais ` boastful ', Lism. L. 2121.

Note: do-raduis ór ar shōrt sdāin bhrais, O'R. Poems 3237 (perh. Engl. brass , Gloss.).

Compar. as superl. is tú is brassi for domon `you are the most boastful man on earth', TBC-LL² 2995 .

As adv. iar mbeim cluig cailleach co b.¤ , Anecd. i 51.12 .

As subst. tíagait ria ríagaib in braiss mórmenmnaig (rhet.), LU 5472 (TBC). éslessach cech brass `every big talker is neglectful', Tec. Corm. § 15.27 . a bhrais bhréagaigh, DDána 50.13 . b.¤ .i. brég, O'Cl.

In chevilles: bladmar, brass, SR 29. ní bág b.¤ `no rash boast', Metr. Dinds. iii 78.7 . nī brīathar b.¤ , ZCP viii 119 § 43.

Compds. With noun : būadach brasgein, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 42 § 43. With adjj. Congalach cond mBregh mbrasglan, AFM ii 652.21 . ceann an mharcshluaigh bhrasluaith bhíodhgtha, Hackett xxxix 116 . brasach .i. bras-ōach .i. ōa mōra let[h]na le with large ears, O'Mulc. 190. badhgaire brasráitteach, TSh. 1720. a treide ṁban ṁbrassalach shamelessly lewd (of wives of the Tromdám), LL 3439. is de atá scél Sceóil ar bá brasscelach side a great storyteller (?), LU 10146.

dabach

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Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: dabcha, daibche

n ā, f. g s. dabcha and daibche; dabcha, LU 23 a 35 (v.l. daibche YBL). BColm. 72. 6 . Fen. 190.18 . Ir. Gl. 158 . daibche: Laws i 166. 22 . RC xxxii 57. 7 . Acall. 811 . MR 130. 2 . Miscell. Celt. Soc. 54. 14 . But in plural always broad cons. group. a s. daibche, RC xxxii 57. 6 (modelled on the ī-stems), cf. mod. daibche as n s. —By native grammarians explained as dé-oach `having two ears': d.¤ .i. déhoach .i. dí oe furri ar ní betis hoe for énaib hi tús, Corm. 15 .

I A large tub or vat with two handles (for ale, wine, mead, curds, oil, water, or washing): a nól meda .i. in dabach, Thes. ii 347. 34 . According to Ériu iv 134. 16 sq. the dabach was the largest vessel, the next in size being the ian (cf. Laws i 170. 4 , where a dabach is said to be bigger than an ian), then the drolmach, mude, cilarn, milan and metar. A rude sketch of a dabach is to be found LL 29 . —Made of oak : crandlestra .i. iana ┐ dromlacha ┐ dabcha darach, Laws v 94. 9 . a dabach dond dairech, ZCP iii 39. 3 ; of yew : dabach dergibair, LL 51 a 21 . ZCP viii 108. 15 . Acall. 3790 . The epithet derg, RC xv 303 , points to a dabach dergibair; d.¤ dondibair, LL 51 a 1 ; of crystal : d.¤ deghdénṁach do gloine ghuirm, Ériu iii 156 § 10 . Acall. 783 ; of silver : d.¤ aircid co circlaib órda, MS. Mat. 619. 7 . Held together by hoops : is gnáth fonnsa dá dhlúthchur uim dhaibhich, Ó Bruad. viii 4 ( ITS xi 72 ).—Intended for liquids: ón dabaig ola, Fél. 128. 42 . cétchorn gacha dabcha (levied as a tax), Fen. 190 . dá dabaigh décc do lionn maith, ZCP viii 116. 1 ; for ale : luid ... issin dabaigh chormma SG 82. 5 ; for mead : assin dabaig medha, Acall. 7399 ; for cold water : i ndabaich nuaruisci, TBC-LL¹ 722 Y. tucad uisce isna dabchaib, Thes. ii 347. 38 ; for eggs : lán secht ndabach ndron duigib géd, MR 124. 23 . Intended for washing : d.¤ ḟothraicthe a washing tub, Fél.² 170. 3 (i ndabaig fothraice). Raghnailt...do éc i ndabaigh ḟothraicthi, ALC i 408. 7 . SG 73. 35 .—Prov. ní ba caindel fo dabaich dogén dím, Trip. 52. 23 . urchair an daill ma ndabhaich, Rel. Celt. i 155 . ib. ii 324. 26 .

II Metaph. a hollow, pit, pool : le hallglór an essa ag siledh san dabhaigh diansrothaigh, Anecd. iii 5 .

III A measure of land, a portion of land . In this sense only Scotch. dá dabég Uachtair Rósábard , Goid. 109. 14 . ar chuit cethri dabach do ní thíssad ar ardmandaidib alban, ib. 111. 6 (both from Book of Deir). Cf. Macdon. p. 305 .

LOC. D.¤ Féichín, AFM iii 23 n. Gort na Daibche, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 54. 14 . Cluain Dabcha, Hog. Onom. Cúl Dabhach, ib.

DIMIN. dabchíne: etir dabaich ┐ dabchine, LU 123 a 2 . daibchín, Seanchaint p. 78 .

MOD. dabhach, g s. daibhche and dabhcha, n p. dabhacha. Finck ii 62 . Quiggin Dial. Don. § 40 . §143 .—Dinneen also gives n s. daibche.

mullach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mullach or dil.ie/32822

 

Forms: mullaig, mullaig, mullach, mullaige, -i, mullach, mullaighi

n o, m., (mul) also treated as s, n.: d s. i mullaig , TBC-LL¹ 1203 ; tria mullaig in chínd, PH 8158 = LB 252a57 (perhaps we should expand mullach). n p. mullaige, -i.

(a) the topmost part, top, crown , generally of a convex surface. din mulluch, gl. vertice, Thes. i 494.31 ( Tur. 140 ). mullach, gl. culmen, Ir. Gl. 1007. di mulluch int slebe, Ml. 58c4 . co mullach na taulcha, TBC-LL¹ 1209. co rom-adnaichthi i m.¤ Temrach (= in cacuminibus Temro), Lat. Lives 22. a p. mullaighi na cnoc, CCath. 2352. co mullach in chairnn, Acall. 7692. m.¤ tighe, gl. doma, Ir. Gl. 838. i mm.¤ thuir, LB 136a27 = Todd Lect. vi 53. a m.¤ caislen Tuama, RC xviii 288.20 . a m.¤ áiteadh árd, Proverbs viii 2. co tuc bulli . . . hi m.¤ chind a brathar crown (of head), PH 855. mullaigi a cend rempu head-foremost , LB 156b45 . ar ammus a chendmullaig, TBC-LL¹ 913 , cf. TBC-I¹ 1961. do thuc bulli . . . i mmulluch in médi, TBC-LL¹ 1999. co tarrla in tṡleg . . . a m.¤ a hochta, Acall. 7710. co mulluch a ghualann, 325 . a m.¤ a láirgi (= buttock?), Comp. CC 107.7 . a m.¤ a cercailli the top of its circuit (i.e. zenith, of the moon ), ITS xiv 44.27 . a m.¤ na firmaminti, 88.9 . a m.¤ in medha[in] lae at high noon , O'Gr. Cat. 246 y . cach mball . . . de mulluch co talmain from top to ground (=from head to foot), TBC-I¹ 1931 ; cf. 1843 , TBC-LL¹ 1256 , 1371 , 2496 . corro loisc hé o mulluch co talmin, Mon. Tall. 72. erradh righ Connacht o mhullach co lar (i.e. a complete outfit), Lism. L. 3152. ro scoilt bendchapur in tempuil . . . ó m.¤ co a lár, PH 2896. ó lár go lánmullach (of a building), AFM v 1732 z .

(b) the crown of the head (= m.¤ cind): mullach (gl. meo . . . cum capillis vertice), Gild. Lor. 98. m.¤ .i. mul-ōach .i. cluasach (i.e. a `mul' with ears), Corm. Y 918 , cf. Lec. Gl. 276. dorega ferg Dé it' m.¤ (= in verticem tuum), Lat. Lives 12 = Trip. 60.3 . in bennacht . . . dobiur-sa . . . fort mullach anuas, LL 147a16 = PRIA iii 545 § 14 . a claideb nocht úasa mulluch, FB 87. hi fossud a mullaich, TBC-I¹ 1207 (mullaid LU). ro bui tre m.¤ ind ḟir folt cass, Ériu iii 196.4 . m.¤ Mo Chutu M.'s brain-pan (a relic), LL 370b32 = Arch. Hib. iv 204 § 15.

(c) fig. apex, acme, chief: m.¤ na míleadh, Keat. Poems 732. cnú mhullaigh degban Eirenn `most eminent' (lit. top nut), AU iii 570.16 . ós cionn mullaigh mo shóláis above my chief joy, Psalms cxxxvii 6.

Compd. ¤lethan broad-headed (cf. mul-lethan), FB 37. Acall. 4080 n . gein mhullachleathan mic, Ériu v 80.30 . tairrnge . . . mullachlethan, Fl. Earls 196.3 .

óach

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adj o,ā. (3 ó) having (big?) ears: berach oach (epithets of a calf), Ériu vii 6.9 . Aindind óach `keen-eared', Metr. Dinds. iv 234.42 . In compd.: dabach .i. de-uach (i.e. two-handled), Corm. Y 414 = de-hoach, LB. mullach .i. mul-oach .i. cluasach, 918 , cf. Lec. Gl. 276. brasach .i. bras-oach .i. oa mora let[h]na le, O'Mulc. 190.

? ócach

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adj. dubdond diumsach discir dondócach (description of the Dond Cualnge) IT iii 245.75 = LL 247a9 ; leg. -óach dun-eared?