boramha

Irish - An annual tribute of cattle. Eochaid mac Eachach, king of Leinster, married one daughter of Tuathal, pretended she had died and then married the other. Both of them, Dairne and Fithir, died of shame when they found out what had happened. Their father waged war on Eochaid, killed him and exacted an annual tribute, the boramha. In some lore, occasionally identified as boramha, boraimhe or boraimhe.

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