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a word, a promise. an bhriathar bheag, a mere promise (as opposed to móid, a solemn promise or vow), 1243.

Poems on the Butlers of Ormond, Cahir and Dunboyne (A.D. 1400–1650). Editor: James Carney.

f., word; gen bréithre, 1562; dat. bréithir, 799; pl. briathra, 45, 611; gen. briathar, 474, 2848

Trí Bior-Ghaoithe an Bháis: The Three Shafts of Death. Author: Geoffrey Keating. Editor: Osborn Bergin.