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Forms: brechta

n [u], m. Cf. brigaid. Not always dist. from brecht (partic. in metrical applications). bricht (drúadh) m. g s., n p. brechta, IGT Decl. § 71. incantation, charm, magic spell: in b.¤ gl. carmen, Ml. 76a21 . b.¤ .i. epaid, Auraic. 4540. briocht .i. dráoidheacht, O'Cl. dichan brichtu din forsan crand sin, Corm. 32. b.¤ ┐ bacc is bachall, 6 . tria brichtu ┐ dicetla ┐ cantana, Dinds. 18. fithnaise F. ┐ brechtai B., LU 10776 (TE). docechain brictu furri, Dinds. 113. focheirt bricht fair 'casts a spell upon it', RC xxvi 12 § 8 . tria derbairde brechta do denum doib, Aen. 1494. Of weapons, etc.: iar cor dó brechta hi fáebur in bélae, LU p. 272 note a. ic cor breachta neme inti (sc. a stone for use as missile ), RC xliii 84.3 . dina brechtaib cumachtaibh sain na n-arm, ZCP xxx 127.3 . Various: ba b.¤ bladmass (of a victorious expedition), Bruchst. i 6 § 3 , IT iii 40 § 36. (of fascinating beauty) briocht sorche, ZCP xiv 218.12 .

With qual. gen.: fri brichtu ban, Thes. ii 357.8 (Patrick's Hy.). dim láim rígdai brechtaib (brectu, v.l.) ban mberar, Echtrae Chonnlai 122 § 6 . focheird b. comga a protective spell, 6404 . breachta diablaidhechta, Fl. Earls 132.26 . a recht conscéra brichta drúad, LU 10035. brechta druidechta, 4028 ( SCC 48 ). b.¤ drúadh aga dídean (a country), IGT Decl. ex. 1542. toingidsum luigi fo b.¤ nimide (leg. nimi de ?), O'Curry 735 (H. 3.18, 352). b.¤ serce a n-urlabra an ḟir, Prolegomena 45 § 26 . sianargan (see Gloss.) in brechta sídhe, Acall. 3482. baindia an bhreachta shíothchána (of Cupid), DDána 78.9 . b.¤ suain, RC xxiii 420 § 36. a gnúis bhláith go mbriocht toile `with love-charm', Studies 1921 , 589 § 9 .

Metr. octosyllable, (a group of) eight syllables as a metrical unit (see Murphy Metrics 27 , IT iii 130 ; Lochlann ii 51 ; EIS 208 ): b.¤ .i. bri ocht .i. ocht mbriathra and, no b.¤ iarsinni brigtair ocht sillaba and, Auraic. 1427 - 8 . ótá dialt cotrici brict, IT iii 20 § 59. brict . . .: tech duind damaig, dun coṅgaile, etc., 22 § 66 ( Murphy Metrics, 60 § 43 ). b.¤ int ochtmad deach. forinní brígther. ar is de dogníther nath, Corm. 17. brechta remitiagat felessa ann dogres the lines of eight syllables precede the lines of four syllables in it (sc. dechnad brechtḟelesach) always, IT iii 40 § 37. (name of metre) b.¤ nathrach Nede, 103 § 193 . nath dēbrechta—nath sēbrechta n. with two lines—n. with six lines (Meyer), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 24 § 1 - 25 § 4 , IT iii 39 § 31.

Compds. With nouns. suan re bás brichtbodba (sic leg.), MR 170.8 . brichtscribhenna briste catha `spell-writings that win battles', CCath. 5329. With adj. earlamh . . . briochtghlan, bennuighthe ` radiant ', BNnÉ 155 § 1 . With adjj. derived from nouns. claideb . . . breachtfaebrach a éo, IT iii 199 § 59. (in name of metre) dechnaid mbrechtfelessach with lines of eight and four syllables, 40 § 47 . 6 § 5 . With part. co minnaib . . . bricht-rinnta . . . ar foradh gacha flatha `diadems adorned with magic scrolls', Celt. Rev. ii 208.22 .