barrán

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n o, m. (1 barr) tops of trees and flowers, bush; head of hair: barrān beithe, ZCP x 45.22 . dáig ind ḟuilt ro ṡamailser fri dath barrá[i]n sobairchi `the top of the primrose', GJ x 579 § 2 ( = Festschr. Stokes 3 ). b.¤ budi (bude, MS.), buge nglé (of the colour of the pupil of Niall Noígiallach's eye) `the crown of the woad', § 3. barrā[i]n bit[h]chai `perennial bushes', K. and H. 18. barrān cōert[h]ainn `bush of rowan', 19 . co braine barráin bith-rúaid `with a fringe to her poll right red' (`head of hair', Gloss.), Met. Dinds. iii 278.10 .