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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 bun or dil.ie/7448
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: bon, bona, -acht

n [u, m. ? See PH 7275 cited below] somet. also bon. b.¤ m., g s. bona, IGT Decl. § 72 (and said to have a `canamhain'). b.¤ .i. fun .i. fundamentum, O'Mulc. 173.

The thick end of anything, base, butt, foot. Of trees etc. trunk, base: b.¤ cruinn mair, Thes. ii 295 § 7. béim do b.¤ chraind, LU 9063 ( FB 81 ). b.¤ nomna `trunk of an oak', Laws iv 142.y Comm. glaisithir b.¤ cuilind, RC xiii 5.8 . fear bona in craind, Laws iv 170.z Comm. fria bona na crand, ZCP xxx 138.2 (Alex.). sáidid . . . a mbonai suas . . . for bonu na crand, PH 7275. b.¤ cacha simne `das untere Ende', ZCP xiv 355 § 13 ( Laws ii 250.z ). geltatar . . . a fér cona b.¤ a talam, LU 4734 (TBC). See melle. b.¤ gach cleithe, Ériu i 22.108 . a b.¤ butt (of javelin), LU 4870 (TBC). bata buna borbremu[i?]r, ZCP vi 71.36 .

Of mountains base, foot: bona gairbenn nGreg, O'Gr. Cat. 336.5. im bhonaibh beann `around the assembly hills', Aithd. D. 36.26 .

Of rivers mouth, estuary: dara se a ainm ica b.¤ , Rawl. 78b1 . o Ghrellaig bháin bona, Gorm. Dec. 16 `of the river-end', Index of Places. b.¤ Bóinne, RC xlix 174 § 35. a b.¤ srotha Níl, Keat. ii 480. Exceptionally source: b.¤ an tsrota ┐ idir iartar . . . teit se a fairgi, Ir. Astr. Tr. 52.26 .

Of parts of the body: b.¤ a tengad base , Rawl. B 512, 48b (cited Contribb. 290 ). o b.¤ na hingne, Laws iii 352.3 Comm. escra (sic leg.) laimi bona a mer `at the root of his finger' (Plummer MS. notes), v 40.17 Comm. (verse). lethfat buna in litanain lower part of the little finger, ii 232.23 Comm. ar mhíonbh. méar, DDána 79.11 `barr,' Gloss. ar bunuibh in righthigh, Reg. San. 30.14 ` elbows ', Gloss. bēim . . . do b. an erbuill end (?), ZCP vi 80.38 .

Of armies base, foundation, main force (?): b.¤ an tslōigh (of a leader), O'R. Poems 685. b.¤ gach buidhne, DDána 111.30 `cúl, taca,' Gloss. a mb.¤ ┐ a meirgedha `base', Stair Erc. 2108 `the chief banyere', source. cōic mīli ele mur b. dōibh-sein `as a reinforcement', ZCP vi 45.5 . ? do sdéd mear ag cur chúarta / gu b.¤ ḟer an imrúagtha, IGT Decl. ex. 1281.

Various: sech b.¤ Baile in Bile, LL 10307 (TBC). a b.¤ fleagha remains of a feast (?) (term of opprobrium), IT iii 80 § 54 . ? rann ō bon (division of inheritance), Ériu i 214.13 . In more or less abstract applications: cia ré mbean a mb.¤ `what is their real value', Content. xiv 49. gibé heile ris as bh.¤ `whoever caused it', 69 . Ó hE. d'fhíorbh. accam is my real support, O'Hara 2218. a mheabhoir gá mbí a b.¤ `o steadfast mind', 3357 . fíorbh. na faghla, Aithd. D. 16.40 `mainstay', Gloss. b.¤ an ghaisgidh, RC xlix 172 § 26. b.¤ na dtrí dtomhus, DDána 58.17 `bríogh,' Gloss. ag sin b.¤ mo bharamhla the gist of my opinion is, Arch. Hib. i 98 § 3. b.¤ na tiomna-sa, BNnÉ 272.37 . ? sé 'na aonar ar ndul dúinn / b.¤ ar an saoghal ná saoil, Dán Dé xxiii 33 . go b.¤ gnath a gheinealaigh source , BNnÉ 281.4 . ? gnithi manach beothlusach buna, O'Dav. 1530.

Attrib. gs. qual. búanna, -acht, etc.: sreith . . . buannadha buna ┐ bairr levy for the upkeep of permanent and additional mercenaries (?), AFM v 1686.3 (see note). co na buannacht bhona `customary services ', 1600.y . suim Cissa i B. . . . ar an taobh amuig da Galloglacaib Bonna ┐ Bairr ` royalties ', Trans. RIA xv 37.30 . se .xx. tuag do buanacht bona, L. Chl. S. 30 (expld. by ed. as `axe-men to be maintained'). buandacht bona I Domnaill, Prolegomena 48.7 . cf. bonaght bonny, Dymmok, Treatice 8 (Ir. Arch. Soc. ii ).

V. freq. with prec. I N-: i mb.¤ na gabla beside the fork, LU 9193 ( FB 92 ). a mb.¤ an durrtaighe, Grail 3534 . Usu. in transfd. sense occupied with, adhering to, in charge of, devoted to: ataoi dháibh a mb.¤ do bhágha you have kept your promise to them, Dán Dé xix 25 . 'na bh.¤ guarding Him, ii 23 . atáid trí biodhbhuidh na b.¤ / ar tí ionnluigh na hanman, IGT Decl. ex. 775. an i mb.¤ do bhréagnuighthe `attend to my reply', Content. xxiv 24. fuireach 'na bhon to abide by it (a pact), Luc. Fid. 4142. nír ansat a mb.¤ a siothchána dAodh, AFM iii 464.z. Note also: mo thimpán . . . / atá i mb.¤ a leitrinne / airfided ban in domain is capable of (?), SG 248.38 .

With other prepp.: nī cuirfeam ar ngrād go b.¤ we shall not consummate our love, ZCP xiii 18.6 . do bh.¤ an ghrádha because of, DDána 58.12 . do bh.¤ t'impidhe through beseeching thee, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxv 4. fa b.¤ an craind at the foot of, Grail 3073 (a mb.¤ , v.l.). fá bh.¤ mo chlúimh `under the shelter of', Atlantis iv 134.2 . fri b.¤ cruche `at the foot of the gallows', Mon. Tall. 127.5 .

In adv. phrases: ar b.¤ established, in force, in progress: in síd do beth ar b.¤ , LB 114b53 . geis an airmse bíodh ar b.¤ , TD 19.19 . do bhí a nós . . . ar b.¤ , PBocht 11A.10. ó's í is mó atá ar b.¤ do shíor (division of Ireland), Keat. i 110.20 . b.¤ barr top and bottom, entirely, completely: tópacht . . . cétbunni darach d'oenbéim b.¤ barr, LL 8021 (TBC). With prepp.: di omnai . . . / . . . eter b.¤ is barr, LL 4763. mo shaoghal ó bh.¤ go barr, Dán Dé xxiii 18 . See 1 barr. b.¤ ós chionn (in class. verse also disyll. b.'s ch., see Measgra D. Gloss.) upside-down, in reverse, vice-versa, at variance: beag do-ním achd beart bun 's cionn, DDána 13.13 . ag cur an bheatha b.¤ ós ch. (leg. b.'s ch.), Dán Dé xxxi 31 . bun 's cionn gan dul 'na dhiaidh dhamh alas that I did not follow it (?), Measgra D. 58.16 . no bunsginn `or vice-versa', Rosa Angl. 52.18 . buin-sgionn = desuper, TSh. 7001. teilgidh b.¤ ós cionn bríathra = he overthroweth the words, Proverbs xxii 12. am scīth bun's cind upset, ZCP vi 263.15 . With follg. prep.: Luther ┐ Calvin, bhíos go minic b.¤ os cionn le chéile at loggerheads, Eochairsg. 2.14 . bun-os-cionn don Scrioptúir, 3.16 . With agus: glóir an bheatha b.¤ ós cheann / 's an ghlóir ar nach fuil foircheann, Dán Dé xxii 9 . See 1 cenn. b.¤ i mb.¤ together , Magauran 210 .

Compds. With nouns. See bunáit, etc. bo buin-beíme `a cow for cutting their trunks', Laws iv 146.22 . i ndóigh go gcuirfeadh Aodh buinchíos ar Dhál R., Keat. iii 1280. tri bunchuir `bands of interwoven twigs' (of a fence), Laws iv 76.22 Comm. = buncair, 112.9 . bunc[h]ar n-airbed, Corm. Y 581. See felc. bunebe ` cutting the trunk ', Laws iv 168.x. cath na m-bun fhear `of the stout men', Oss. iv 104.y . dia tuc duit mnāi co mbungile `ein Weib mit weissem Gesäss', Bruchst. 30 § 68 ; `a woman of real beauty´ EIS 143 § 23 . do chionn mhaga[idh] is bhuinghrin[n] `jeering, low humour (?)´ Celtica iv 110 § 18 . a chroiceann do chaill buin-scionn , 155 § 190 .

With adjj. lámha . . . bun-cháola, ML 120.8 . bile sa barr bunchasda, IGT Decl. ex. 553. cam buincheart an bunnannsoin with level base, ex. 583 . barr buinchlechtach `that ever does as by his origin he is held to do', Caithr. Thoirdh. 69.38 . slat bungel barrglan, ACL iii 238 § 7. a bunsaig ṁbaísi ṁbunloscthi, LL 8320 (TBC). do birfiaclaibh . . . bunodra `dun-based', CCath. 4027. bund-remar barr-cael (fig. of a `clí'), Laws v 28.7 Comm.