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brandub

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brandub or dil.ie/6550

Forms: brandubh, brannamh

n o (appar. 1 bran + dub) brandubh (brandamh, brannamh, v.ll.) m., IGT Decl. § 11 (54.13) . Name of a board-game , (associated with fidchell and búanbach) see Zimmer, KZ xxx 79 , TD ii 198 - 199 , MacWhite, Éigse v 29f . (`clearly modern chess' in TSh. 852 ff ., ibid.), see branán. b.¤ .i. bro ḟind ann ┐ bro dub nó b.¤ .i. a dub fora broin (ed. broin[n]), Lec. Gl. 204. luis .i. lam, ut est luis fir fora mbrandubh decraiter, O'Dav. 1158. búaid fidchilli ┐ branduib `the gift of playing b.' (among Cú Ch. 's gifts), TBC-LL² 550 . ic imbirt b.¤ ┐ ḟidchell, 745 . imbert b.¤ ┐ búanbaig ┐ fithchille `back-gammon and draughts and chess', RC xiii 442 § 17. ór corcra ar chlár a mbrannaimh, DDána 100.17 . Fig. bearta brannaimh na beatha agá n-imirt leó, TSh. 859. Of the board, the pieces: b.¤ ┐ fi[d]chell `chessmen and chessboards' ( Corm. Tr. 129 ), Thr. Ir. Gl. 34 s.v. orc tréith. etir . . . fidhcill ┐ brandam `draughtboards, and draughtmen' (a king's treasures), RC xviii 182.8 (Tig.). ata mo b.¤ . . . / cuiciur airgit gil can glór / ┐ ochtur do dergór, Acall. 3949. coic ḟidchella ┐ u. branduib, LL 7277. la fichit b.¤ brecboirdnech, 7284 . go n-a brannuibh déad, Ériu i 95.4 . bhar mbrannaimh / . . . do chéadarraibh, DDána 74.48 ` draughtsmen ', Ir. Monthly 1919, 342 § 48 . See foirenn (c). Fig. imirt ar ghuin ghallbhrannuibh `playing for a check at foreign chessmen', Miscell. Celt. Soc. 150.14 .