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bisech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bisech or dil.ie/5964

Forms: bisex, biseach, biseach

n later form of bisex. See Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 218. biseach m., IGT Decl. § 55. increase, addition; improvement, betterment, progress: bliadain bissich leap-year, Ann. Inisf. 1024.1 . Ann. Conn. 1224.1 . tusa do bheith do bhiseach ar a chíos `an addition to his tribute', RC xxix 142 § 63. as ī in fāisidin menicc nach lēicind bisich fair (i.e. the `leabar beg' in which sins of clerics are recorded) additions (?), Anecd. iii 8.9 . b.¤ . . . galair ┐ guasachta, ZCP vi 26.25 . biseac a soluis tiar `the increase of its light' (the moon), Ir. Astr. Tr. 90.2 . biseach = augmentatio (Gloss.), Parrth. Anma 5065. biseach síne i n-aimsir earrchamhail improvement, DDána 83.14 . fa maith biseach ré búaladh (of a newly-forged blade), Duan. F. ii 10 § 33. le primidil huile bhisigh = first fruits of all thine increase, Proverbs iii 9. do bhí b.¤ ar an mac sin `that boy throve', Lism. L. 3013. dímarcraidh lesaighti no bisidh ata uire (of the worth of a calf), Laws iv 92.20 Comm. ni ruc buaid na bissech dóib advantage , TBC-LL¹ 3484. ní maith biseach Báothghalaigh / gidh liter nír léghasdair progress, IGT Decl. ex. 1399. rí in borrfada sin bissig `of magnificence and betterment, Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 29. dob áil le fer na husarachta dul a mb.¤ to become more prosperous, PH 7584. biseach, tarbha, buidhne, Eg. Gl. 76. in bile buada bisig, SG 388.7 . go ngairm bhisigh `of flourishing renown' (Gloss.), O'R. Poems 2707. bert bisigh, IGT Decl. ex. 195. biseach na (= ná) sláinte, TSh. 1703.

In phrases: dá bhfuil an fhéile ar biseach increasing, O'R. Poems 1058. ní san aois budh nóin do neach / budh chóir a bhaois ar biseach not in the evening of a man's age should his folly be mending, Dán Dé xxii 6 . conid iat boi for b.¤ ann .i. in gorta ┐ na crechaire, LB 154b21 . ag breith bhisigh (bhisich, MS.) ` ever-growing ', Magauran 1857 . ag breith bissigh neirt ┐ láidireachda, Mac Aingil 747 .