berrad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. berrad or dil.ie/5724

n u, m. vn. of berraid.

(a) In phr. b.¤ airechta `a survival of the earlier wider meaning' (of b.¤ ), `a denominative vb. formed fr. . . . berr short . . . synopsis, abridgement . . .', O'Brien, Ériu xi 88 , 89 . b.¤ here = summa, Meroney, Jn. Celt. Stud. ii 189. berrad (berr-, MS., wrongly emended to bretha, ZCP xiii 19.26 ) airechta, title of law tract, Bürgschaft 5.13 . amhail do rime a mberrudh airechta, O'C. 1029 (H. 3.18, 433a). aignis lais uile ┐ nascairecht ┐ b.¤ (of the `aighni airechta'), O'C. 813 (H. 3.18, 375b). na Bearradha Féine ad-fias `I will relate the abridgments of Irish law ´ Sages, Saints and Storytellers 165 § 6 .

(b) act of cutting, clipping (hair), shaving: b.¤ ná folcad, ná fothrucud `shaving', Ériu ii 200.29 . Moen . . . fer berrtha mac Miled . . . Berramuin .i. muín i commaín berrtha, LL 22248 ( Bodl. Dinds. 25 ). fēsóg do gherra[dh] gan sgīan berrtha gl. (B. na f.) gan altain, ZCP v 488 § 3. fuba berrtha .i. luag fige `the `f.' of napping' (cloth), Laws i 152.7 Comm. a monga do bhearradh to clip their hair, TSh. 5599.

(c) act of tonsuring; tonsure: asbert Dubthach fri Pátricc tair dum b.sa, Thes. ii 241.12 . ord bertha `the regular time of tonsure', Mon. Tall. 137.11 . b.¤ moga slave's tonsure , O'Mulc. 726. berradh manaigh . . . b.¤ mogadh, Trip.² 250.

(d) style of cutting of hair, hence head of hair, hair: forthí berrtha forro . . . berrtha núa léo . . . berrtha lethna léo (styles of cut worn respectively by three successive groups), Táin 157 , 161 , 165 . trí cruindberrtha foraib it é comlebra for cúl ┐ étan, BDD² 746. bearradh .i. grúag, O'Cl. húasa b. buide-chas, BDD² 1023. duiphithir daol dath a berrda, Auraic. 3497. bas eitir a u (.i. a cluas) ┐ a berrath (.i. mullach a chinn) `a handsbreadth between his ear and his beard (or hair),' Mann. and Cust. iii 107 n.68 (H. 1.15, 955.7). dorónadh rothnúall corcra óa bhonn góa bherradh dhe, Ériu v 76.22 .

(e) In phr. b.¤ geóin: tugadh . . . / bearradh geóin ar Choin gCulainn a mocking shearing, Dánta Gr. 70.18 . See also s. gén. na fechadh in prelaid do berradh geoine `fools' tonsure' (Gloss.), ITS xxix 201.19 .