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bethaigid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bethaigid or dil.ie/5783

Forms: bethugad

v (cf. betha)

(a) quickens, animates: in spirut noem bethaiges na huile anmand, PH 238. betha robeathaighthea, ZCP viii 206.5 . condas-bethaigend so that it (viz. part of a magic club) brings them back to life, MU² 632. beathaighe sin in craidhi ` vivifies ', Rosa Angl. 146.15 . co ro bhethaidhsiot beóghrís a sengomh they revived, AFM vi 2054.1 .

(b) feeds, nourishes; supports: gabur blicht . . . conid edsain ras bethaig, LL 30831 ( TTr. 13 ). sain ní dia fognai cech luib / . . . / ícait, bethaigait, marbait, SR 7280. ni bhethuid bréig `nurses not falsehood', KMMisc. 174.19 . ealta bhadhbh do bheathuighis a flock of scaldcrows you have nourished (i.e. by blood shed in battle), O'R. Poems 101.

In Laws Comm. sustains, supports, confirms (?): toinges . . . ni na bethaiget fiadain . . . toinges goi . . . ┐ ni bethaidhend firinne, Laws v 360.7 , 9 Comm. im in ni na bethaighdais fiadain na senchaidhe, 302.27 Comm.

Vn. bethugad.