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burbae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. burbae or dil.ie/7472

Forms: buirbe, burba, borba, buirbe, burba

n , f. (borb) less freq. buirbe. burba: chumhga, DDána 89.21 . borba, Dán Dé xxv 12 . buirbe burba, IGT Abstr. Nouns § 49.

(a) stupidity, ignorance: cecitas .i. burpe, Wb. 5c2 . burbe gl. stultitia, 8a6 . far mburpe gl. síc stulti estis, 19b8 . is burbe dom gl. in insipientia dico, 17c20 . hóre is co burpi asbéram . . . gl. minus sapiens dico, 17c23 . atcota bāis burba, Anecd. iii 11.1 . nis tairchell baisse burba, LL 3553 ( Metr. Dinds. i 30.13 ). mór in burba . . . donither sund (of a war), TTr.² 1299. burba inna fecheman `ignorance', Laws ii 130.16 Comm.

(b) boorishness, harshness, fierceness, violence: ara burba (of Nabal, 1 Sam. xxv 10 ), SR 6305. crecha meinci, immed burba, ZCP viii 196.18 . ara mbuirbi ┐ ara n-aniardacht, TBC St. 4656. tond bratha ar buirbe, TFerbe 312 . an bhuirbe ` perverseness ', Aithd. D. 64.40 . atá goin bhurba ann `he is able to wound fiercely' (Gloss.), Desid. 508. buirbe . . . is engnum oll, MR 150.10 .