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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 bran or dil.ie/6537
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n o, m. raven. Very freq. associated with battles, slaughter, carnage, etc. : b.¤ .i. fīach .i. brancos (βρόγκος, ed.) graece, gut[t]ur latine, ┐ is de isberar din eōn ar mēt slugaite, Corm. Y 177 , O'Mulc. 122. bran dubh .i. fiach dubh, O'Cl. Cf. brandub .i. fīachdub, Corm. Y 105. b.¤ .i. fiach an fuigill breith brangaire catha, O'Dav. 292 , cf. anfuigell breath (leg. breitheman, ed.) bran-gaire catha (H. 5.15, 8), Ériu ix 29.3 . sásad fiach / fothath mb.¤ i.e. carnage, BDD² 331. forbrit brain crows (?) multiply, Four Songs 22 § 7. dubidir ri b.¤ a brae, LL 6390. cia nobeth fo dathaib b.¤ `of the ravens' hue' (sc. a hood), MacCongl. 111.5 . messi ┐ Mac Con / dín bat budig brain vultures will be grateful to us, LU 9872. ac[h]t is fálid brain berna / i llongphurt Aililla ┐ Medba, TBC-LL² 2084 . suidfit bruin for bernadaib, SG 373.16 . curad cróda ro biath b.¤ `who fed ravens' ( RC xlvii 309.13 ), LL 17190. le mbiathtaoi broin, O'Hara 3059. L. ┐ L. / fersat debaid dar dā b.¤ (more fiercely) than two ravens, ZCP iii 45 § 26 . don b.¤ mor, Auraic. 5598. Fig. is b.¤ carna comramaig (in rhet. of Cú Ch.), LU 8892 ( FB 68 ). Note also: (B. na f.) is orc ind aduo braine .i. fiaich, ACL iii 310 § 5. Cf. B. na f. ex. cited s. 1 branda.

As n. pr. m. : do B. mac Febail, Imr. Brain 1. B.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iv 38.15 . B.¤ (name of Finn's hound), Acall. 179.

In nn. loc. : co rānic srub Broin . . . .i. a cend tall-som dond eōn dub, is de dogairther Srub Broin, Ériu ii 22.7 , Srub Brain, Dinds. 54. See Hog. Onom. s.v. ? Bran- , Srub .

Compds. With nouns. ? e ni dalbh gan bhrandhal (-dul, FM) brath, / ro mharbh Brandubh mac Eachach, AU i 82.23 , AFM i 230.2 = bandul, CS 70.7 . gusin mbranen déidenach `to the last raven', Dinds. 54. in ní ara tairissed in branén ar in ḟai[th]chi don ár-sin, Acall. 5191. re brainéan Bréifneach (of a chief), O'R. Poems 1138. do bhrainfhiachaibh, 128 . biait brain for branfossaib (i.e. field of carnage?), LU 6612 = . . . buind fri brannusa, TBC-LL² 2427 , cf. betit brain ri brainessu, 2384 . branorgain .i. nī oirges fīach carrion for ravens (?), Corm. Y 105. With adj. formed from noun. bruastar buidhne branendai raven-like , KZ xxxiii 83.11 .