bern

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bern or dil.ie/5714

Forms: berna, beirn, berne, bearn, Bernai, bernad, berna, bearnaidh, bearna

n ā, f. also berna , d and n. a s. B. Chon Culaind, RC viii 54.20 ( LL 13397 ). d s. b.¤ , Sits, v 93 § 30 , beirn, LL 17995 , g s. berne, FM v 1636.9 . bearn f., IGT Decl. § 39. a s. Bernai, Corp. Gen. 206.17 . g s. cacha bernad , LL 8030. berna f., IGT Decl. § 4. a s. bearnaidh, Éigse xiv 98 § 29. g s. bearna, § 28 .

Gap, breach; pass, defile; hence weak position in defence or attack: dot luid i mbernai (ar berna, v.l.) ar-mo chenn-sa thou camest into the breach against me, Sc. M² 13. is b.¤ ina coṅgaib catha a breach in their battle position, CRR 57. do coimét na mbernd cumung robui ag techt aran slia[bh], ZCP vi 56.10 . annsa mbeirn = in the gap, Ez. xxii 30. aon- fhear faire re seasamh gach beárnan, Keat. Poems 463. nī fhūicēb-sa an b.¤ (bern—, v.l.) sin dom c[h]onāch gan caithem, ML² 1412. bearna as mo ré `a part of my life-span', Dán Dé xvii 8 . ar bearna an bháis, DDána 30.6 . ? berna a eric, Laws ii 98.6 .i. ar in fechiumh nos gaibh, uair do rochuir ní di, 13 Comm. b.¤ na ngrás gur daingen duid refuge , IGT Decl. ex. 411.

In phrr. b.¤ , berna churad, ¤míled etc. breach made or occupied by a warrior, etc.: ruc beirnd curad . . . dar cath na nAnmarcach, Cog. 188.23 . ra briss beirn míled i cath na ṅGréc, LL 32300 ( TTr. 1488 ). do bris b.¤ céit isin cath i n-urc[h]omair a aigthi `made a breach of a hundred', Fianaig. 90.30 . berna cēt, TBC² 3672. Phr. b.¤ báegail undefended or weak position in defence or attack: a ḟágbáil ar bernadaib bǽgail nó ar doirrsib aideda, Mer. Uil.² 99. ni b.¤ bægail in læch fuil and `no easy victim', Aen. 750. See G 7.27 . Hence b.¤ position of danger, strait; fight: iar ṁbrath na mb.¤ , Rawl. 69a27 . suan ón bheirn `from fight' (Vocab.), O'Hara 2609. re ndul san mbeirn, Dán Dé xxv 21 . gap; break, flaw in general: (expl. Bernán Brigte, name of saint's bell) foceirt forru co mmebaid ass a bernn `its gap broke out of it' (i.e. a piece broke off), Trip. 114.14 . (of a drinking-horn) sēt blāith cen beirn ` ungapped ', Measgra Uí Chl. 150 § 19. an bhearn do-cháidh san chloinnse `the gap thus broken in her family' (by a death), Aithd. D. 13.10 . dar bernadaib in inair sin, Acall. 5808 n . tar beirn na luirige, BB 435b46 .

Compds. trias na beilgibh bernbriste dorónadh las an ordanas broken into gaps, FM vi 2300.2 . See berrbróc. beilge berncairrgidhe na banBhoirne, Hugh Roe 242.13 .