búaid

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰoudʰi (victory); compare Welsh budd (profit)

Noun[edit]

búaid n (i-stem, nominative plural búada, genitive singular búaide)

  1. victory, triumph
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 43b7
      "a mbuaid" glosses triumphus
  2. special quality, gift, virtue
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 27c20
      búaid precepte
      the gift of teaching
  3. profit, advantage, benefit

Usage notes[edit]

Used attributively in the genitive singular to mean victorious, triumphal, pre-eminent, precious.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1]