bóthar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bóthar or dil.ie/6440

Forms: báthar

n o. See O'Rahilly, Celtica i 160 , Richards, Lochlann ii 130 . ÉC xxx 172 . b.¤ báthar m., IGT Decl. § 53. track, road (lit. `cow- passage', O'Rahilly loc. cit.): bothor tra .i. talla dí boin. alanæ for fot araile for tarsnae, Corm. 38 s.v. rot = Corm. Y 1082. rod ímfeagna, no bothar, Laws iv 144.14 Comm. bothar coitcinn ceathra, O'C. 290 (H. 3.18, 159). ar slicht in tṡlúaig ┐ i n-iṅgenbóthur na tánad `along the road beaten out by the hooves of the cattle', Táin 4106 . sin bothur eter da Mag, LL 26032 ( Met. Dinds. iv 286.7 ). gur fhágaibh gach bó aga buaile, ┐ gach bruid aga b.¤ , ML 88.34 . dúnadh daingean . . . ar bhearnadhaibh bheag-bhothair (fig. of an impregnable fighting force), 112.30 . triobhas buid an bhóthuir bhrealluigh, IGT Decl. ex. 667. do-rinne a thásc láib do na bóithribh, Keat. Poems 165. ar achaidhibh ná ar bóithribh, Hackett xxvi 17 . bó bháthair a stray cow , IGT Decl. ex. 1354. Common in nn. loc. (see Hog. Onom.): B. na Mias `Road of the Dishes' (between Durlus and Buirren), Keat. iii 1034. an B. Mór a ccomhghar Cnámh- choille, ┐ Tioprat Arann (` i.e. . . . the old road leading from Tipperary to Cashel,' n. x), FM v 1578.19 .