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belletus, bil(l)etus

Cite this: eDIL s.v. belletus, bil(l)etus or dil.ie/5628
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n belletus cach rēta `destruction of everything' (Thurneysen) one of seven wrongs committed by a wife which justify a husband's separation from her, ZCP xv 356 § 44 Comm. (Caratnia), 359 f. `destructive insanity with regard to every object´ ZCP li 37 . biletus .i. loites nó locdae, . . . bilitus cadh rét .i. be loites gach raot itir lín ┐ olaind, O'Dav. 278 (etymol. gloss, ZCP xvi 228 ). Cf. beillitus .i. loc catha (? taken as = belli itus), H 3.18, 64b3 . billitus .i. loc cath, 633b3 . Cf. beille ?

1 bil

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Forms: -e, bili, bile

n f. g s. -e. a d s. also bili. See ZCP vi 438. rim, border, edge: bile gl. urla (cf. orla, orlum, orlus, Du Cange, urlo `to border,' Med. Latin Word-list, J. H. Baxter and C. Johnson), Ir. Gl. 191. Usually of shields: imma chromscíath . . . cona b.¤ áithgéir ailtnidi, TBC-I¹ 1917. crandscíath . . . iarnae fair co mb. chotut (sic) chondúala with a hard . . . edge, BDD² 810. dondscíath . . . co mb.¤ finddruini, LU 6560 (= TBC-I¹ 2045 ). bil chondúail crédumai, 8638 ( FB 47 ). b.¤ fri b.¤ (of warriors marching), 8705 ( FB 53 ). a chind do bualad dar b.¤ in scéith ar n-uachtur, LL 10738 ( TBC-LL¹ 3779 ). do scíath go mb.¤ óir (`golden rim', Manners and Customs iii 457.32 ), 10921 . tug urchar . . . cor ben a mbili n-uachtarach a sceith `upper rim', TTebe 4889 . cæcoit sgīath gu mbilib (n-imlib, v.ll.) ōir impu, ZCP iv 33.3 . co raibhi ar bile sceth Fir Diad, TBC St. 3241. sciath . . . cona bili orloiscthi fora drumthimcheall `its burnished rim', Aen. 1959. conda-sesguing a sgiath oda bhili go broin (= ō a bhili ?), RC xiv 256 § 2. co rascailt a sciath o bili co bord, TTebe 4276 . cor' bris in sciath o bili co brón, Acall. 6943 n . o biledhaib na mbrecsciath, Ériu viii 44.33 . Other applications: for a b.¤ `upon its (sc. a chess-board's) rim', Fianaig. 14.13 . brugh bile goirmdhéise is geal, DDána 119.36 . dá madh liom Alba uile / óthá a broine go a bile, Measgra D. 46.2 . ? (of `necklets' made of tripe) cona secht mbille do blonaig bruithi, MacCongl. 89.13 . ? lecca huara iar n-aire / baile for barrḟinn bile, AU i 392.13 .

Compd. (of a diadem) bil-cimsu oir deirg fris `borders', CCath. 4704.

2 bil

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adj expld. as good, fortunate, safe: b.¤ .i. maith, O'Cl. b.¤ tene .i. tene ṡoinmech (glossing Belltaine), Corm. 6. b.¤ .i. maith nó soinmech . . . bit secht mba bili, O'Dav. 205. b.¤ .i. inill, Thes. ii 326.19 (Hy. iv Comm.). b.¤ .i. slán, O'Dav. 206.

In lit. exx. vaguely laudatory allit. adj.: a brug Pharduis b.¤ , SR 1783. da cét ṁbargen ṁb.¤ , 6309 . fo bathis báin b.¤ , LL 353d79 . Mo Lliṅg Lúath, Cellach, Bróen b.¤ , RC xiii 44 § 27 . B. blaith b.¤ , LL 376. C. bruinne b.¤ , LL 1338. cech óen in tṡluaig-se báid b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 118.1 . dá leghtar mo betha b.¤ (said by Maedóc Ferna), BNnÉ 278 § 262 . ro marbsat in ṁbuadching b.¤ , LL 15667. a nónbur ban búadach b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. ii 28.7 . don Bannai b.¤ , iv 68.27 . tri fichit bliadan buan b.¤ , Fél. 78.27 . daro caith cet bliadan b.¤ , BB 25b55 . go brath mb.¤ , Duan. F. ii 130.11 . fri ré da c[h]ēd mbliad[h]ain mb.¤ , 156.7 .

In chevilles: fáth b.¤ , LL 2414. fo blaid b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 374.7 . tre baid mb.¤ , BB 273a2 ( Leb. Cert.² 800 n .). fri báire mb.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iii 116.27 .

Compds. each dha bho biolḟothach. luath a réim ar airdeamhain (rhet.), Ériu xiii 25.21 = each, dá boin bilfotach .i. slán cen ḟothach `free from glanders' (?), O'Dav. 206. (price of an `emain' poem): each da bo billathach (b.¤ `rich in milk', Misc. Hib. 22.5 ), Laws v 66.18 .

3 bil

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adj expld. by O'Dav. as evil, bad ( b.¤ .i. olc, 206 ), see also ZCP xv 360 ; cf. 1 bil , 5 bil ? cen nach ṁbrath ṁbrogainech ṁb.¤ , LL 15940.

Compds. a bil-[l]aburthach il-chlesach (said by demons insulting the soul), PH 8181. (of a hag) tengaidh birach . . . borbserbrod billabharthach, Caithr. Thoirdh. 104.24 . atcota biltengga brath, Anecd. iii 11.25 = O'Dav. 206. bilt[h]engthach .i. a bellingis (= a beluis linguis ?), Corm. Y 174. na trí badhbha brodla brisgdhéadla bilteangacha ` venomous- tongued ', ML 118.30 .

4 bil

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x pil. See also Metr. Gl. 48.13 .

5 bil

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n expld. as mouth: `gulba' is `bile' (sic, b.¤, v.ll.) bél bláithbhinn, Metr. Gl. 16.41 . b.¤ .i. bél, O'Cl. g s. haimbil .i. duine na bi b.¤ urlabra (Plummer MS. notes suggests b.¤ [.i.] urlabra as in next ex.), Laws ii 46.4 Comm. bail no b.¤ .i. urlabra . . . na oinmit, na aimbil, na amlobair `speech', O'Dav. 293. ? and luaitís fri bága b.¤ / certa ┐ cána in cóicid `with strife of speech', Metr. Dinds. iii 18.5 . Cf. 1 bil ?