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becht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. becht or dil.ie/5529
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appar. archaic part. related to boingid, cf. 1 bocht. exact, precise, accurate; sure, certain: a mbantrocht b.¤ , RC xlvii 289.3 . ni breg, acht is b.¤ a fhad its duration (sc. of a period of supremacy) is exact, MacCarthy 314.23 . ni scél bréige, acht is scél b.¤ `a tale of truth', Cog. 80.12 . nech lasmad b.¤ who could feel certain about it, SR 4975. fir bic bechta (becta, MS.) real little men, MU² 404. is b.¤ nár fhéd a aithcheod (sic leg.) certain, SG 69.16 . mo bhetha bheacht, BNnÉ 278 § 262 . do thuairisc shuthain tug mar Bhrianach beacht a true O`Brien, Hackett xiv 6 . is beacht / tre fharmad tarla a thoigheacht `' tis certain', Magauran 3214 . is beacht go bhfuighe tú each `thou shalt surely get a horse', 873 . complete, entire: tech i-tá rí in Braga bricc / ris-na bí mo bara b.¤ ` unreserved ', Ériu vii 220.10 . gach crann ar bith b.¤ , SG 245.37 . ní beacht le dís a ndeaghail `their parting is not complete', Dán Dé xxv 12 .

Meaning in chevilles imprecise: cen baisi b.¤ , SR 2305. ba buaid b.¤ , 3157 . is b.¤ in bann, MacCarthy 314.15 . As adv. with co exactly, precisely; perfectly, assuredly, etc.: Bresal Bodibath co b.¤ / nói ṁbliadna ós hErind a nert, MacCarthy 192.13 ( LL 15105 ). rosbéar féin go beacht a breath / fa réim cheart `exactly', Magauran 2706 . meinic tuccsam sinn co b. / bail as nar doigh linn imthecht `with success', Cog. 64.21 . an ēxe atā let co b.¤ / as uaisle dhuit mo bennacht, ZCP viii 110.2 . Aengus is Fergus co b.¤ / ro gabsatar Domnall Brecc `expertly captured D.B.', MR 246.27 . a dhualgas do chóimhlíonadh go beacht `exact in the discharge of his duty', Donlevy xvii 5. do tarruingeadh í go ro-bheacht as an nGaoidheilg `too literally', xxii 25 .

Compd. ¤dáil: dofhuair gnai is bechtdāil go mblad, MacCarthy 310 § 4 . ¤glan: ainm bechtglan, ITS xxxv 94 § 11 .

-becht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. -becht or dil.ie/5530

v pret. pass. from root *beg (cf. 1 and 2 bechta): cindus rombecht inso ? ar chach `how has this been made out ? said everyone' ( Ir. Hist. Stud. i 132 ), Vita Br. 42.