IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
bia1, m. (gs. ~, pl. ~nna).1. Food. ~ a ullmhú, a chaitheamh, to prepare, to take, food. ~ agus deoch, food and drink. ~ agus leaba, bed and board. ~ na maidine, morning meal. ~ na ndaoine, food for human consumption; food crops. ~ eallaigh, animal food. ~ bog, slops. ~ borb, rich food. ~ trá, cladaigh, shell-fish, edible seaweed. ~ gunna mhóir, cannon fodder. ~ stáin, tinned food. ~ tur, food without condiment. Is é an ~ geal acu é, it is meat and drink to them. Bheinn beo ar leath ~ ann, I could live on half-rations there, I love the place. Níor ordaigh Dia béal gan bhia, God made food for everyone. Ba é an chéad bhia ar an sliogán dó na scéalta sin, he was nurtured on those tales. Capall na hoibre an ~, one must eat to work. ~ na bró, first handful of ground grain (discarded). Níl ~ na bró aige, he is destitute. Dhéanfadh sé ~ míoltóg, éan, cearnamhán, díot, he would make mincemeat of you. Is maith an ~ uainn é, he is a good riddance. Tá a bhia beirithe, his number is up. Biol:Córas an bhia, the alimentary system. 2. Inner part of shelled, rinded, food. ~ sliogán, shell-fish food. ~ cnó, kernel of nut. ~ an phráta, potato except peel. An ~ amach as an ubh, the food from the egg. 3. Substance. ~ a bhaint as caint, to make sense out of what is said. 4. Bot:~ éanáin, wood-sorrel.
bia2, lit. 3 sg. fut. of bí3.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Chuir an bia ~ ann, the food cheered him.
Ar ~ bia, on a regular diet.
Bia a ~adh, to bolt food.
Bia a altú, altú le bia, to say grace at meals.
Tá an bia ~ ort, your food is spoiled, gone to loss.
Chuaigh an bia le m’~, the food went down the wrong way, went against my breath.
~ a dhéanamh ar bhia, to help oneself greedily to proffered food.
~ a dhéanamh ar (bhia), to gorge oneself with (food).
Bia a bhaint den talamh, den fharraige, to get food from the land, the sea.
Bia bealaithe, greasy, rich, food.
Bia, deoch, a bhlaiseadh, to taste, sample, food, drink.
Níor bhlais an bia nach mblaisfidh an bás, all men are mortal.
Ag ~ ar bhia, ar dheoch, testing food, drink, on lips.
Ag ~ ar bhia, testing food on lips.
Bia a chur ar ~, to serve up food.
Cuirfidh an bia ~ ionat, the food will give you energy.
~ a dhéanamh de bhia, to mess up food.
Bhroc siad an bia, an féar, they messed up the food, the hay.
~ ar bhia, wasteful of food.
~ ar bhia, fastidious about food.
Bia, deoch, a chaitheamh, to take food, drink.
Chaith sé aníos an bia, he threw up, vomited, the food.
Bia a chalcadh ionat féin, to stuff oneself with food.
~ na hoibre an bia, one cannot work without food.
Ag ~ ar bhia, nibbling at, not relishing, food.
Ba charghas liom cur suas den bhia, it pained me to refuse the food.
Ag ~adh (bia) ionat, stuffing oneself (with food).
Chuaigh ~ sa bhia, the food disappeared.
Níor thug sibh a cheart don bhia, you did not do justice to the food.
~ faoi bhia, grumbling about food.
Chuir an bia ~ ann, the food livened him up.
Cuirigí chugaibh an bia, help yourselves to the food.
Bia ~, pleasant, agreeable, food.
Chlamhair sé an bia, he messed up the food.
Bia, deoch, ar ~, food, drink, on table.
An saol, an obair, an bia, an chuideachta, na háiteanna, a chleacht sé, the life, the work, the food, the company, the places, he was accustomed to.
Chuir an bia, an t-athrach, ~ air, the food, the change, put him in good shape.
Cuirfidh an bia maith ~ ann, good food will strengthen his bones.
Bia a chogaint, to chew food.
Chuaigh an bia i mo chogansach, the food went down the wrong way, went with my breath.
Airgead, bia, a choigilt, to spare money, food.
Bia faoi choinne an gheimhridh, food for use during the winter.
Bia, deoch, a choinneáil le duine, to keep s.o. supplied with food, with drink.
Dá mbeadh a chóir den bhia aige, if he had enough to eat.
Bia a chóiriú, to dress, prepare, food.