fairrge, fairge

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fairrge, fairge or dil.ie/21164

Forms: foirrce, foirrgae, fairci, fairrgeadha, fairgi

n , f. (Thurn., ZCP xi 312 , suggests the derivation from *foirsge, abstr. of fairsing, q.v. Cf. Fél., Aug. 14 , cited below. See also RC xxviii 14 ; xxxiv 482 , Ériu iii 86 ).

I Extent, expanse (?) : tar fairgi lir longaig, Fél. Aug. 14 .

II The open sea, ocean: foirrce, Sg. 67b9 (gl. Thetis). foirrgae, 124a1 . aigén .i. fairrge, O'Cl. fairrge .i. [a] fervore .i. o bruth, O'Mulc. 492 . fairci (gl. [a]equor), Ir. Gl. 1103 . in fhairghi (gl. abyssus) 575 . is acher in gaíth innocht | fufuasna fairggae findḟolt `it tosses the ocean's white hair' Thes. ii 290.4 . ro rathaig Noe ... ind fairge do imthrāgud, SR 2548 . co mbaí Noe ... cen imcasin | di bith buan acht fairggi fraig, 2579 . fótrond farrci dimóre LU 9099 ( FB 85 ). tíagait ass forsin farrci, LU 6726 ( BDD 22 ). formnae na fairgge, LU 6863 ( BDD 44 ). frithe fairge a waif of the sea Laws v 320.9 . for muir ┐ fairrge, PH 2081 . cia leth i teit an grian ... o thét fon fairrciu ?, RC xiv 36z . muirchomrac forsind [ḟ]arce, AU 1022 . ind ḟairgge ochar-gorm, TBC-LL¹ 5027 . in ḟarggi, 5976 . ro cuiritt . . . tar muir ┐ tar mórfhairrge were sent across the sea Cog. 138.23 . for tonnaibh na trenfairrcciu (: indiu), BNnÉ 100.24 (form due to rime). gér gháibhtheach ... an fhairrge, TSh. 2067 . foghlaighe fairrge pirates 2380 . don leith thall d'ḟairrge, Keat. i p. 72.13 . Rare in pl. : na fairrgeadha the seas Psalms lxix 34 . In n.l. (rare) : in fairgi Ioanda (mare Ionicum) BB 451a7 ( Aen. 181 ). in fairgi nIondae (acc.) BB 451a10 (= Aen. 184 ).