[cf. OIr. borrach, proud, pretentious person].
Character in the Deirdre story not named in the medieval text Longas mac nUislenn [Exile of the Sons of Uisnech]. On Conchobar's urging he prepares a feast which detains Fergus, who was to be Deirdre and Noíse's surety for a safe return to Emain Macha; when Fergus is delayed, Noíse is killed. Many modern retellers of the story have given the character much colour; James Stephens, Deirdre (London, 1923) makes him a shark-catcher.