fáebrach

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adj o-ā (fáebar)

I Sharp-edged .

(a) in lit. sense: iarann f.¤ , Laws iii 238.1 . tuaga foebracha PH 8112 . fogh- adha foebhracha, CCath. 2126 . d'fuil Ch. na gcolg bhfao- bhrach TD 24.12 . Compar.: cid as faebracha cloidem? ciall ZCP xiii 270.23 .

(b) transf. and fig. Of living beings: in faīl f.¤ keen, ravenous (of Lucifer) SR 1292 . fir ferda fáebracha `sworded men' LL 240a29 ( TTr. 1737 ). in flaith faebrach failidh BB 37a52 . tréad faobhrach (of warriors), Keat. Poems 1151 . fileadha faobhracha focailghéara `keen, pungent-worded ' TD 34.7 . Of abstracts, etc.: gléo faobrach fuilech, TTr² 821 . béim gér no faobhrach, O'Cl. s.v. feilios. fiuchiud na ferge faibraige TTr.² 860 . dod'ghlór ḟaobhrach éigcneasda, Content. xxiv 26 . sreatha ... foirceadal bhfao- bhrach `series of keen admonitions' Studies 1918, 616 .

II In Laws, Comm. `obligatory' (see fáebar II): foebrach leisi a aisec uaithi `an obligation upon her to give it up' Laws iv 46.26 .

fáebraige

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n ,f. (fáebrach) keenness, sharpness: ni étaim ... techt sech nechtar in dá roth iarndae ... ara fáebraige LU 5181 = TBC² 702 . im amandsi ocus faobruidhi ind fir, Anecd. ii 56y (foebrai v.l.).

fáecha

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x see next.

fáechan

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n o,m. a sea-snail, periwinkle , cf. fáecha (n-stem, f.) IGT, Decl. § 6 . selg ar ḟáechnaib ex. 270 . faochan, faochog `a periwinkle' P. O'C. giritan .i. faochain mara, Corm. Y 730 . gioradain .i. fáochain no faochóga bhios isin muir, O'Cl.

fáechda ?

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ind Maic Anle f.¤ fotai, Met. Dinds. iii 338.11 (= LL 157b4 .)

fáechóg

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n ā,f. a periwinkle or shell-fish of some kind: faechog, (gl. concha) Ir. Gl. 188 . faecog beg (gl. coquilla) 194 . See fáechan.

fáed

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x see faíd.

faedred

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ind do luid E. do faedredh a ferand don Mac óc 'to claim' Ériu xii 146. 13 . (rendering unceratin).

1 fáel ?

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ind co tuit [in colcc] for cend ind fir oile ┐ atetha ... ina laimh, ┐ ni faosglann faol no tuinn for cenn ceachtair de diob TBC 5457 St (foel v.l.).

2 fáel

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Forms: faoil, fael, faelaib, Failad, Faelad

n o (earlier u? see KM, Wortk. 18 ), t, m. a wolf = faol .i. cú allaidh nó mac tíre, O'Cl. `faol,' `cuib' is `luan' ar chonuibh, a ttrí senainm, Met. Gl., Ff. 16 .

(a) i fuissed fael allaid for ois ol cendaig, O'C. 227 (< H 3. 18, 12 ) = a fuirrecht faol allaidh for oisc ol cennaigh .i. is taithnemhach ro herga in cu allaidh for an oisc no for in caeiri maraon ┐ in cu cenda O'C. 2512 (< Eg. 88, 42 ). imsái chucu amal fáel fo chairib, TFerbe 743 . mar bis fael craesach, TTebe 1602 (= lupus Theb. iv 363 ). acht luch, fael ┐ sinnach ... ni bia nach n-an[man]na aurchóitech inti (sc. in Érinn), Todd Nenn. 218 . na huile ḟael ┐ allta, CCath. 4090 . mar in ḟoel ḟáglach LB 124b10 . atchlos an faol ag labhairt do glor daonna FM 690 . n p. faoil na fíodhbhuidhe, Duan. F. 17.23 . tanccatar foil, CCath. 4319 . g p. donala na fael 4170 . d p. ... aegaire, fagbus a éidi itir faelaib MR 170.14 .

(b) a s. amail fóelaid etir cháircha, TTr.² 1433 . g s. in npr. and n.l.: (mac) Laignich Failad , Rawl. 129b42 . Conadh aire sin isberthí Laighnech Fáeladh frissium, ar is é cétna dochóidh i conrecht díbh, Cóir Anm. 215 . Cf. Cenn Faelad, npr. m.: gen. (mac) Cind Faelad , Rawl. 141b7 , etc. Ráith Faeladh BR 88 = BB 271b42 .

Fig. of persons, both in complimentary sense and the reverse: Lucifer ... in faíl feochair SR 1670 . ba fael feochair (of Balaam) 4816 . in fáel fossad (of a warrior), Met. Dinds. i 34.86 . See also v Gl . s.v.

As adj. (?): ro art dó ba fuilech fael LL 8b15 (= ro rath do ba f.¤ fael BB 31a46 ). fert ... Medbi fáeli, Met. Dinds. iv 366.2 . ó gáel fáel 100.8 . Some of these may be exx. of a different word. As npr. (?): Fael fuirbthe mac Indellaich, Rawl. 151a19 .

Compds. With adj.: na trí arrachta ḟaolchasaoideacha yelping like wolves ML 118x . With subst.: ¤snám creeping stealthily like a wolf (?): o'tcondcatar intṡamail tulcha ... ic faelsnam tarsin faithche, CCath. 1833 . fáolṡnamh .i. fualshnamh .i. snamh ar fhual .i. ar uisge (an etymol. guess) O'Cl.

1 fáelad

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u,m. (M.Ir. vn. of fo-gleinn, Ériu xxxiv 118 ) learning; teaching; fáolad .i. foghlaim, O'Cl. Eg. Gl. 646 . Cf. next.