IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
broid1, f. (gs. ~e). 1. Lit: Captive; (coll.) captives. 2. Captivity, bondage. 3. Distress. Bheith i m~ airgid, to be in pressing need of money. Tháinig ~ bháis orthu, they were distressed by a death in the family. Duine a fhuascailt as ~, to relieve s.o. from distress. 4. Misery, suspense. Tá sé i m~ gan a bheith ag imeacht, he is impatient to get away. Beidh sé i m~ go bhfaighidh sé é, he will be miserable till he gets it. 5. Press, hurry. ~ oibre, pressure of work. Nach ort atá an bhroid? Aren’t you in a great hurry? Ag brostú fhear na ~e, rushing a man who is already hard-pressed.
broid2, f. (gs. ~e, pl. ~eanna). Sting-fish.
broid3, v.t. 1. Goad, prod. ~ an capall, spur the horse. ~ romhat an t-asal sin, prod on that donkey. 2. Nudge. Bhroid sé lena uillinn mé, he nudged me with his elbow.