brígach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. brígach or dil.ie/6814

adj o, ā (bríg) powerful, mighty, forceful; strong, virtual, vigorous: is brigach gl. grandis, Ml. 100a4 . brioghach .i. feartach, neartmhar, O'Cl. brigach .i. uallach, ut est brigach maith morsésur, O'Dav. 194 = O'C. 2752 ( Eg. 88, 80b ). ? brigach .i. mbruigech, O'Mulc. 155. la céssad sluaig brígaig `of a vigorous host', Fél. Feb. 15. Eoin Baubtais[t] brigach .i. craibthech `John Baptist the mighty', O'Dav. 1452 ( Fél. Prol. 101 - 102 ). ar maccan brigach barrfind, Thes. ii 291.13 . banchath b.¤ `vehement women's war', 327.17 (Hy. v). breisim lāi brātha brígaig `mighty', Ériu iii 30 § 13. mor mbuiden mbrigach (brigmur, v.l.), CCath. 6022 . b.¤ a chert (rhet.) great his justice, LU 3403 ( SC 18 ). fírén brighach buasamuil, O'Don. 2212 (Nero A vii, 146b). In cheville: b.¤ fodail `a mighty division' (of the saints), Fél. Ep. 290. As subst. ro b'é in bríghach buanbladach `the disdainful one', SG 137.17 (Acall.).