bard

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bard or dil.ie/5404

n o, m. IGT Decl. § 96 (130.5) . See Wagner, Beiträge 294 n . poet or rhymester inferior in qualifications and status to the `fili' (q.v.). See G. Murphy, Bards and Filidh, Éigse ii 200 ff. There were sixteen subdivisions among the `baird': cis lir baird (bairdni, v.l.) docuissin? Nī: a se deac .i. ocht soerbaird ┐ ocht ndóerbaird, IT iii 5.4 . citne a namnand na soerb.¤ ? Nī: rigb.¤ ┐ anruth bairdne ┐ sruth di aill ┐ tigernb. ┐ admall ┐ tuathb. ┐ bób. ┐ b.¤ áne. ┐ in tochtmad b.¤, ni fil dan lais, acht a ngradhaibh a thuistige dorenar, 8 ff. (cf. Arch. i 160.15 ff. and Ériu xiii 42.13 ff. ). it é anmand na ndóerb. .i. culb. ┐ srutb. ┐ b.¤ lorge ┐ drisiuc ┐ cromluatha ┐ sirti ui ┐ rindaid ┐ longbh.¤ (lorgb.¤, v.l.), x - z . na soerbaird dano, cid nos deocraigethar i ngradaib ? Nī: asa ṅdanaib forberat ┐ deocruigid. Amal forber cach grad filed sec alaili i sóus ┐ aircetail, is amlaid forber cach ái dib sem sec alaile i nimud sóis et segda, cenmotha fidu ┐ deachu ┐ remend ┐ rl., 6 § 3 . gé ni dleghar dona bardaibh eolus i ffedhaibh ina i nde- eachuibh dlegar doibh a cubhaid techta do urmuisi, ┐ do aithne fria cluais ┐ aignedh though the bards are not bound to have a knowledge of letters and syllables they must be able to distinguish and recognise correct consonance by ear and by thought (?), Ériu xiii 44.1 . cate a aisti coír cach baird dona barduib seo doruirmisium ? . . . dos rónat ollamain (leg. ollbairdne ?) uli, acht namá it dechnada uile ┐ sétnada a ruidles. Ansruth bairdne dano, is ollbairdne et cach ní doroich ollbairdne a ruidles. Tigernb. dano, is duan ┐ forduan a ruidles . . . what is the allotted metre of each of the bards whom we have mentioned ? IT iii 22 § 67. bairdne na ndaorb. na sechither dlighedh, bid focla maithe ann ┐ comh- raca séghdha; araill nicon fíu cluais, Ériu xiii 44.15 . is aon ann dobheir daoine doibh (sc. na daorbaird) . . . (┐) (sic leg. ?) a mbeith gan tothchusa their being without qualifications, 17 . cidh dlighedh i ffil an bhairdne lasna filedhoibh . . . amhail roghabh rithim arradh mettuir, as amhlaidh atáid na báird cona mbairdne arradh (no i ffarradh) na ffiledh as rhythm is to metre so are the baird to the filid, 42.4 - 6 . b., dno, cin dliged fegluime (sic) acht indtleacht fadeisin (i.e. they were depend- ent on intuition rather than training), Laws iv 360.10 . is aire na rotcet som (sc. na soerbaird) acht lethenecland na filed, fobith na frithgnat because they do not study (?) (cf. frith- gnam, F 439.66 ), IT iii 6 § 3 (`they do not give reciprocal service (?)', s.v. frisgní). ró miodhair Neire nemhedh gach báird fri gradha Féne the status of every bard as against that of the Féni grades, Ériu xiii 43.6 .

As exponent of satire: aer o b.¤ , Laws v 228. 28 . techta fuillema gill cacha fir rinnas . . . otha tigernbardd co ruicce driscona, 388.5 . is cu ar amaindsi na saerbaird uili, 16 Comm. cacha mna rindas .i. in ban-b.¤ , 7 Comm. aurcuillte ratha .i. b.¤ ┐ lethcerd ┐ cáinti, i 86.1 Comm. Cf. v 226.36 Comm.

In less technical contexts: seanchas righ Teamhrach / ní fhidir cach bárd bélghach / ní dír báird acht dír fileadh / fis cach righ is a dhlighedh, BR 182. 15 - 18 . dichlannaigfitir filid .i. conna biat filid acht baird nammá, LL 24831. popul dianadh ainm Bardi . . . lángnáthaighitis filidhecht ┐ duana molta do dénam. Is assin iderar baird ┐ bairdne isin Scotic, CCath. 722. mé gan fiú an bhaird do bhuidhin, DDána 46.29 . na báird, na gláimhe is na geocaigh, Keat. Poems 178.

Compds. Brian co mbardlí uas barr Breg. / ardlí Gall ┐ Gaedel bard-sung splendour, LL 15966. bārc bardlōgh gan ordal / oghdar dían ardrōn airdnem (of Colum Cille), ZCP x 340.6 .