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fírinne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fírinne or dil.ie/22203

Forms: fírinde, fírinni

n ,f. (abstr. of fírián (fírén), Thurn. Gr. 569 , Ped. i 477 ).

(a) justice, righteousness , usual sense in O.Ir. ; gen. = iustitia in Wb : as abstr. of fírían : at firiansu ... tale damsa a log ar epirt do firinne lat Ml 36a32 . fírinne Dáe (= iustitia Dei) 55d11 . á íc tria firinni fessin (= de suis virtutibus) 33b5 . comallad inna firinne (= adservandae iustitiae) 94b3 . amal foruigensid do peccad, fognid do fírinni Wb 3b28 . fírinde (= iustitia, one of the Cardinal Virtues) PH 4609 . na dernaid bar fhírinde fia[d] dóinib 5964 . ni chomainse th'irinne ar thoil daine do not spurn thy righteousness to please men LU 3501 ( SC 26 ). iar f.¤ by right, justly LU 9157 ( FB 89 ). a du. tadbat ... dā rect et dī fírinni Wb 4d10 . grian na firinne .i. Íssu Crist `the Sun of Righteousness' Lism.L. 28 .

(b) truth , usual sense in Mid. Ir., already freq. in Glosses ; transl. veritas Wb 9b16 . 22d16 . Ml 35b19 . firinne na n-ebraide = Hebraica Veritas Hib. Min. 10.338 . denum tintuda inna firinne file isind ebrae isin laitin Ml 2d11 . ho firinni inna stoir from the literal truth Ml 14a5 . ind f.¤ inna stoir 24d12 . iar firinni stoir 50a8 . firindi in sceóil the true story LL 295a17 . rolabair in fhírinde truth spoke PH 4881 . is mi ata ar fírinni `tis I am right LL 265a20 ( MU² 410 ). is sinne ata for f.¤ PH 2671 . is iat búi for fírinn[i] ┐ in lucht ele for góe, CCath. 1311 . dobiur-sa mo breithir ḟ.¤ fris 1298 . In adjuration : ar t'ḟírinni riutsa, nā furáil ... 1659 . Of a promise or pledge : da thucta [sic] fhīrinde re m'anacul if thou wouldst pledge thy word ZCP vi 69.29 .

(c) truthfulness, trustworthiness: ass foirfeacht a ffirinne is siad ... iss gardae do rīghoip, Fl. Earls 92.25 .