fáebar

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Forms: fáebra, fáobhar

n o,m. (but n p. fáebra LU 9617 ). fáobhar IGT, Decl. § 17 .

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(a) a sharp edge (of a sword or blade, also of a shield; seldom of pointed weapons): faobhar sgeo rinn, Ériu xiii 21.10 . mesir arm iarna ḟaobhruibh 41.30 . hi fáebur in bélae the axe-edge LU 9027 (gloss) ( FB 77 ). ise in biail innraic ... tri meoir lethed a foebuir ..., O'C. 884 (< H 3. 18, 395b ). cromsciath co foebar condualach fair TBC² 1158 = faebur chonduala LU 5637 . cosmuiles in cloidim ar a mbitt in da faebur like a two-edged sword Laws v 222.25 Comm. dobert D. beim do faebur a gae tar mocoll ind lín LU 1929 . la fáebru na ngaí 8202 ( FB 15 ). meilid faebra TBC² 3446 = melat fáebair TBC 5831 . d'faebraip na tuagh ┐ na claidem, CCath. 5876 . faobar na sgene no na tuaighe, O'Dav. 1009 . mar ḟáobhar sgían mbearrtha IGT, Decl, 2043 . cuirfe sé fáobhair [sic] air a chloidheamh whet his sword Ps. vii 12 . gér amhuil cloidheamh dhá fáobhar, Prov. v 4 . Of a bone: gérithir altan ... faebur a lurgan MR 20.3 .

(b) a sharp-bladed weapon: faibur .i. claideb (gl. machera) Ml 75b11 . bla faebur `the exemption as to an edged weapon' Laws iii 236.23 . amal tregdas anmain duine foebur tria corp ZCP iii 26.27 . dosoi foebar fri Fergail RC xxiv 54.12 . grith faebair, Rawl. 124az = Ält.Ir.Dicht. ii 17.4 . i mbiat fáebra fri fáebra LU 9617 ( ZCP iii 208 ). níngabat renna no airm no faebair itir TBC 1263 . ni ba heccal dó faobhra nád gallra BNnÉ 293.1 . (faobhair v.l.). rop scíath fri fóebra fégi Hy v 97 . cen armu, cen fáebru MU² 644 ( LL 266b44 ). cen inad rend ┐ arm ┐ fáebur do dénam de MU² 331 ( LL 264b5 ). faibraib derggaib with red sword-blades Rawl. 115a45 = Ält.Ir.Dicht. i 40.12 . iarna fóebraib fennad `after flaying them with sword-edges' Fél. Prol. 48 .

(c) a sharp-edged tool: saer istig ┐ faebhur BB 25b33 = Leb. Gab. i 46 . faebar la soer, Leb. Gab. i 30 .

II Fig. keenness, sharpness; hence apex: faobhar ann ara fhertoiph `there is the acme of his mighty works' BNnÉ 284.32 . gan freagra faobhair without keen retort. Ó Bruad. iii 4 . an chruinne ar a fáobhar fúm IGT, Decl. ex. 15 . Metaph: ? cis duar dían drongaighther i bfaobhraibh foimhdin, Ériu xiii 26.2 = i foebuir foimdib, O'Dav. 883 . in Laws, Comm.: orba for set n-imfaebair .i. ferann do- berar for conair .i. ime ada faebur, foebra la fine a cuingid cucu, foebrach léisi a aisec uaithi, Laws iv 46.25 . cuich in imaebur adeir ann? .i. ... faebur laisin fine im aisic don ingin ... ┐ faebur laisin ingin a aisic aris don fine (an expla- nation of im(f)aebair `double-edged, equivocal,' see Thur- neysen, Irisches Recht 81 , 82 ), Laws iv 48.9 . fri (re) f.¤ coincidently with, at the time of: ni dernad do ulcc hi Connachtaib re faebar gabala rigi dosom achtmad oenslat ar sligid na Cruaiche, Ann. Conn. 1224 § 3 (= ALC i 268 ; corresp. to: re hucht gabhala FM iii 214.6 ).

III As npr. m.: Nemnuaill maic Faebair (a progenitor of Míl) Fianaig. 30.3 . o Chonand mac Febair LL 6a45 . o Conaing mac Ḟaebhair BB 27a9 . Conaing mac Faobhair, Keat. i 178 .

Compds. With adj. ¤derg: Cethern mac fial foebuirderg Fintain TBC² 2760 = faebarderg red-bladed Ériu i 116.15 . Echaid faeburderg LL 127b34 . Eochaidh Faeburderg, MacCarthy 296.2 . ¤gér sharp-edged: coibleng ... fuilech foebargher, Aen. 2371 . ¤glan clean- or bright-edged; epithet of javelins: i suaineamnaiph a fogad faebharglan, CCath. 5552 . ¤glas: gai fota faebarglas blue-bladed TBC² 2047 . As sobriquet, Eochaid Faeburglas, Rawl. 147a16 . LL 127b32 . ¤glicc skilful in wielding weapons: flaith na fian faebairglic, Acall. 664 . ¤nocht: bare-bladed (with unsheathed sword): a ḟlaith na fian faebharnochd, Acall. 1441 . ¤the: hot-edged, keen-edged: colg faobhairthe TD 19.8 . sluagh f. ` keen-bladed host ' 3.21 . With subst.: ¤béim stroke with the edge of a weapon (?) TBC 1890 . ¤chless ` edge-feat ' name of a warlike feat: fáeborchles LU 9291 . Ériu iv 30.9 . the edge of a weapon (?). TBC 1890 . ¤chless `edge-feat,' name of a warlike feat fáeborchles LU 9291 . Ériu iv 30.9 . faeborcless LU 5969 = TBC² 1501 . imma chromscíath ... cona bil áithgéir co tescfad finna i n-aigid srotha ... inbaid fogníth ... fáeborchless di is cumma imthescad dá scíath ┐ dá sleg ┐ dá chlaideb LU 6433 = TBC² 1919 . dogni ... faeborchles don claidiub imma chend BDD 148 . uii. bfao- bhairchleasa ZCP x 287.2 . ic faebarchless chlaideb uastu LL 266a10 ( MU² 541 ). Fig. in faebarchles feichemnais sin `this feat of accusation' MR 298.8 . Hence adj.: fál- airbi ferrda ... faebar-clesach Frangc ` sword-dexterous ' MR 214.17 . ¤gal keen valour: rī ... co faebargail, Rawl. 85a5 . ¤gleó combat with sword or weapons TBC 3213 . ¤glond exploit or deed of arms: fri fúam febda faebarglonn SR 6790 . ¤nél an edged, i.e. lightning-shedding cloud: re feirg bfaoboirnél bfuiglech `of the armed ( jagged ?) vociferous clouds' O'Gr. Cat. 451.11 .