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berr

Cite this: eDIL s.v. berr or dil.ie/5721

Forms: beir, Berran

adj [o, ā] short (short-haired ? Cf. berraid): bearr .i. gairit ut dicitur bearr cach belaid bean `every stout woman is short' ( Ériu xi 89. 14 ), H 3.18, 64b15 = b.¤ (beir, MS.) .i. gach ngairid unde est b.¤ gach beoluig ben, O'Mulc. 183a. bir .i. gach gairit, O'Curry 971 (H. 3.18, 416). As (hypocoristic) n. pr.: B. . . . i rRos, Mart. Tall., Dec. 21. Cf. Berran, July 11 . As epithet: Lugaid B. (Lugb.¤ , v.l.), Corp. Gen. 373.6 . See Ériu xii 216. Appar. as subst. in (of dividing inherited land ) curter birr braithri in coiced bliada[i]n .i. . . . crannchuir do denam doib uime cib e diobh da-ria rogha, Cóic Con. 42 § 65 `a short piece of wood . . . for casting lots', Plummer MS. notes.

Compd. beirrsgian `a Razor ', Eg. Gl. 722 (cf. berrad).