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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Bannach-, Banachadee, n. = Gael. beannachadh Dé, ‘the blessing of God’. — c1450-2 Howlat 795.
Sa come the Ruke … , A bard owt of Irland with Banachadee
c1515 Asl. MS. I. 223/19.
Schir Gilbert and schir Morys come … apon the forsaid lord the bischop & his company … and for dispyte halsit him in eerische sayand bannachadee

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