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bairenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bairenn or dil.ie/5230

 

Forms: boireann

n ā, f. boireann f., IGT Decl. § 54 (107.12) . large stone; rocky district (see O'Don. Suppl. s.v. boireand): boirend .i. borr-ond .i. cloch mōr, O'Mulc. 181. ardrí Alpan . . . bag barand brúthi bairend (: Cairell) `setting rocks aglow (?),' Arch. Hib. ii 55 § 20 ( LL 23560 ). Glend Láid ! / docollainn fan mboirinn caoimh, IT ii2 128.159 (fám errad chaimh, v.l.) = Measgra D. 44.14 . ? lécciss coilcthi, lécciss cotludh / . . . / brisiss bairne, ZCP viii 198 § 17 (of Colum Cille).

As n. loc. see FM Index, Hog. Onom., Dinds. 25.

Compds. With noun: múadblosc braenach bairindchorp `hard-bodied, strong (?)' (Gloss.), BDD² 808. na bairendlecca bodba, TBC-LL¹ 4661. Fig. of Fer Diad: in bairindlecc (sic leg.) brātha, TBC-I¹ 2205. With adj. ra gabastar a ṡleig ṁbarnig ṁbairendbailc ina desláim strong as a rock, TBC-LL¹ 3735 (mbairnigh mbaránach bailc, v.l.).

Cf. 2 bairne.