3 fíad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 fíad or dil.ie/21887

n m. (development of 2 fíad)

I Uncultivated land, a waste spot: f.¤ .i. fo fhid, O'Mulc. 533 (prob. applies both to 2 and 3 fíad). fiadh .i. fíadhántas, O'Cl. fiadh .i. fearann, ib. ( P. O'C. adds: `properly a wild woodland, wilderness '). nacha-reilic siar no sair | asind ḟiad hi tarrasair, SR 4788 (ref. to `locum angustum' Numbers xxii 26 ). ba caill ... in f.¤ mesta `the wild spot rich in mast' Metr. Dinds. iii 136 . an branar o théid a bfiadh `when once a fallow shall have run to weeds' O'Gr. Cat. 614.16 .

II In poetry with follg. gen., a territory, land: f.¤ finnḞódla, ZCP x 341.4 . fiadh na bhFionn (i.e. Ireland) TD 7.2 . tar cóig goirmḟiadhaibh Gaoidheal (i.e. provinces) 9.10 . triar nach facaidh fiadh a sean the land of their ancestors Keat. ii 4437 (poem). d'ḟiadh bhar sinnsear, Ó Bruad. iii 88 .