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1 brá

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 brá or dil.ie/6448

Forms: brú, braí, bráe, bla, brói, brái, bru, bra, brae, brúad, brai, brúaib

n f. orig. brú u, GOI § 310 , § 314 . Later also braí, bráe (originating in later attested nom. pl. or du., see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 216 n.2 ), bla. Later with dental inflexion in pl., and note LU 10226 cited below. n du. dí brói , TBC-I¹ 30. dá brái , TTr.² 363. a du. da bru , Ériu xx 26.3 ( Bretha 5 ), da bra (.i. da brae , n. 1), 26 ( 8 ). g du. da brúad , LU 10226. n p. brai (: taí), LU 10849. d p. brúaib, LL 13910.

Eyebrow; brow (later with pl. used as sg.): ciscilium .i. bræ .i. cílium ciumais in bræ, Lib. Hymn. 10.54 . nam brai mala dicitur , Cóir Anm. 190 = bra. . . ., BB 251a11 . `bra' (brá, bla, v.ll.) ┐ `laba' nach gnath gairm, / don mhalaigh is dá senainm, Metr. Gl. 16 § 39. bra no brai .i. mala dí bhra dhubha .i. da mhalaigh dhubha, O'Cl. fuil iter da bra ┐ a folt (.i. a fuil d'fertain iter a da bra .i. iter in mbrae ┐ in folt, n.2), Bretha 23 (42.5). mat is bra `below the brow', ibid. (42.8). cechtarde a da brúad each of his eyebrows, LU 9273 ( Anecd. iii 50.17 and n. 29 ). dubidir ri bran a brae (: gae), LL 6390 = a brai, 380b35 . dorat B. . . . / . . . sirgrád / do Choin Culaind co mbroí bailc, 22170 = Metr. Dinds. iv 180.3 (bru, brae, blai, v.ll.). abrait duib . . . / ┐ da brai doirchidi, YBL 127b27 ( Festschr. Stokes 3 § 3 ). dā brā dóile dúbgorma ōsna rosca, MacCongl. 97.11 . braoi dhubh, Dánta Gr. 20.21 . éadan fairsing fa fearamhail braoithe, Keat. Poems 881. go a braoi to her brow, Hackett² li 27 . a bhraoithe seanga, cearta, caola, O'Rah. 150.8.

Compds. isé bailc brádorcha, MU² 643. in fer bec brádub (.i. malachdub), LL 34978 ( MU² 555n .). rop é m'ainm . . . / in brádub (: ṡárgud) the black-browed, Metr. Dinds. iv 332.22 .