bétach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bétach or dil.ie/5771

Forms: béadach

adj o, ā (bét) doughty, valorous, etc., but usually in unfav- ourable sense violent; wanton, shameless (usually alliterating): ro glacc in mBanba mbétaig `B. of fierce feats', Arch. Hib. ii 83 § 15. ba iar n-ár na cúan créchtach / ruc leiss a búar ṁbán ṁbetach `won by exploits' (Gloss.), Met. Dinds. iii 108.22 ( LL 21 325 ). duine bētach, Corm. Y 178. pecadh b.¤ , Anecd. i 62.4 . for bith bētach bōeth `evil', KMMisc. 272.5 . bás Bethi dia báis betaig, Met. Dinds. iii 104.15 . béadach ` insol- ent ', Content. ii 12.