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belc(h)e

Cite this: eDIL s.v. belc(h)e or dil.ie/5617

Forms: belca, bolg(án), bellec

n also belca. In phr. bolg(án) b.¤ name of plant or fungus (see ÉC viii 413 ). Cf. bellec gl. fiscina s.v. 1 pellec and for these latter wds. see O'Rahilly, Celtica i 377 n. 3 . bolg belce .i. bēl-cēo .i. cēo tic as[a] bēlaib, Corm. Y 137. docuridar bolc belce dóib for conair . . . cid dia n-apar bolc belce (.i. bélchéo) `puffball' (simind `rush' and gass sanais `sprig of sanicle (?)' follow, each in parallel context), RC xxvi 10. 2 , 3 . comlín de bolgánaib belca `puffballs (?)' (Gloss.), MU² 666. raithnech ┐ clocha ┐ bolca belcheo ┐ gasana sanais (mistaken for armed men), RC xxiii 416 § 29 ( Aided M. 610 ). dona bolgánaibh buadh- artha béalcheo, Comp. Con C. 74.1 .