? *febaid

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v hó febat (gl. quo ... marcescunt) Ml 19a8 . Ascoli cccxxi conjectures that the Lat. text should read virescunt or valescunt, for which the gloss is intended.

febas

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n u,o,m. (feb). excellence, excellent quality or condition , used in wide sense of persons, things, qualities, states and actions: boaire febsa a `boaire' of (by reason of) wealth Críth G. 17 . b. f. ... is do búaib atá a airechas ┐ a eneclann 152 (p. 78) . febus mo chommain sét ... ┐ indmassa foraib `the excellence of my bestowal' CRR 11 . is a aisiuc fon feabus tucad é restitution must be made in quality equal to what was given Laws ii 314y Comm. is athais daib muna derntai calma ... ┐ febus in adbair fuil agaib the excellence of your means Aen. 2465 . huaire as n-uaiss a febus indata a celi his quality is superior to that of his fellows Laws iv 316.23 ( Críth G. 419 ). ar ḟebas do chrotha ┐ do cēille LU 8226 ( FB 17 ). ar f.¤ na cána ┐ in tṡída ... fail sechnon na hErend BDD 66 . ní bertais buaid díb ar ḟ.¤ na ursclaige ┐ na imdíten IT i 72.10 ( LL 260a32 ). ar fephus na cathrach ... ┐ ar feabhus an clerigh BNnÉ 301.21 . ar ḟeabhas a oileamhna TD 13.46 . gur thuill a moladh tré feabhas an toraidh táinig dhí, O'Hussey, T.C. 123 . ar a febus leo in cat[h]-sa do chur because they deem the delivery of this battle such a good thing CCath. 4236 . dursun duitsiu sin do ráda ... ┐ febus t'aithne considering the excellence of thy (powers of) perception Acall. 3172 . gia rabai d'ḟebas in imdíburcthi despite the excellence of the missile-throwing TBC 3562 . boi d'ḟebus in fethme LB 156b28 . cia beith d'ḟeabus na síne however fair the weather may be IT i 123.6 . fer ... co febhus tidhnacail, CCath. 328 . ben go ffeabhus n-einigh FM iv 736 . do beirthi ... gach muc dá febhus ar phinginn `the best hog for a penny' FM vi 2078.26 . gan tearmann do bheith ag aon-duine ... dá fheabhas nó dá olcas however good or however bad TSh. 5852 . dá fh.¤ sláinte ... bhíos aige 8674 . dá fh.¤ do-bhéara duine a bheatha as no matter how well a man shall spend his life 1151 . dhá ḟeabhus dā mbí a staid however excellent his state Ps. xxxix 5 . Cf. ga begh [sic] a ḟeabhas? isn't that good enough? Luc. Fid. 327 .

febdae

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adj (feb) io-iā excellent, good, of distinguished quality or condition (cf. feabhdha .i. feabhas, O'Cl.): ... domun ... | mar ubull febda fīrcruind (: derbda) SR 36 . ar Flaith fial febda 7482 . (as expletive) cosinn oen febdai fichet till the goodly twentyfirst (day) 4856 . potestates ... at febda fri follomnacht 696 . Cummíne find febdae (: demnae), Fél. Feb. 24 . Find febda (: menma), Met. Dinds. ii 76 . feidm febda LL 21a20 . Cf. fín donn-ḟedba of rich colour and quality (?) IGT, Decl. ex. 99 . Freq. in chevilles: febdae fo lib SR 455 . febda fecht 7789 . febdai glonn 6377 . febdai dála LL 36a27 .

febdaide

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adj io-iā = febdae: ruire Fodhla febdhaidhe FM i 524 .

febra

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n f. (Lat. febris) fever: la f.¤ ┐ tennti ┐ biasta PH 6326 .

febra(e)

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Forms: Feabhra, Fabhra, Febrai, Febra

pn io,m. (Lat. Febrarius = Februarius). Feabhra IGT, Decl. § 2 . Fabhra, Todd Lect. iv 62.3 . February: calaind Febrai , Fél. Feb. 1 . mi Febra , Laws i 30.14 . acht ginmótha oct-fichtech Feabra nama MR 108.12 . Cf. bebsat buale febra LL 171b34 ( CRR 6 ).

febsa

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n ,f. (cf. febas) excellence, distinction (moral or physical): feile f.¤ firinne, Ériu viii 69.64 = LL 31a24 . dia febsai (of the angelic hosts) SR 721 . atrimther ar fébsa dúib-se aní is ecen duib what is necessary you count as a distinction Alex. 964 = febsai, Anecd. v 6.15 . immas na Segsa ... co f.¤ (feibh v.l.) Met. Dinds. iii 286.22 . (feabhsa .i. eolas knowledge O'Cl. is perh. an inference from this).

febtan

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n (cf. 1 feib?) life-time: g s. deiriud febtana Sin mic A. tarraid Sencha mac A. Sencha overtook (i.e. was living at) the end of the lifetime of Sen Laws i 36.26 ; see Plummer, Ériu viii 128 .

Cf. febtu.

febtu

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Forms: ḟebtad, feabta, febtaig

n d,m. (feb ?) apparently synon. with folud and used like it orig. to denote substance, essence and later (in Laws) property, wealth , hence social status. g s. inne ind ḟebtad nó ind ḟolaid (gl. substantiae qualitatem) Sg 28a1 (`the quality of the property or of the substance' Thes.). n s. sinnsear la fine, feabta la flaith, ecna la heclais `dignity with the chief' Laws iv 372.1 . feabhta la flaith ... .i. ... an tí as mo céledha ┐ cumhachta ... do chur isin fhlaithes, Geneal. Tracts i 30.12 . d s. (fodla febe) .i. na hii fodeligter ag neach fo febtaig doberaid feb tochusa do, Laws v 78y Comm. do srathnugad do foebtaig (leg. dō fo [ḟ]ebtaid ?) .i. fo uaisle- taid iii 20.25 Comm .

fec

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Forms: fecca, fecca

n ā,f. (?)

(a) a spade or similar tool used for digging: fec quasi pec quia pingit [leg. pungit] terram , Corm. Y 630 . f.¤ quia figitur terra (sic leg.) O'Mulc. 506 . fec .i. laige a spade O'Cl. feac, Eg. Gl. 353 . O'Curry mentions that in his time `feac' meant in Munster the spade-handle only, while in Meath and east Leinster it was used of the whole spade, ML 166 n . aendu[i]ne ic romhur ┐ f.¤ tentidhi ina laimh RC xiv 50.22 . a fidhbac ┐ a ḟeac ┐ a sluasat ZCP vi 271.24 . pl. fecca do thabairt ar na fedaib ML 164y (of spikes fixed horizontally to poles used in digging for the diggers to put their feet on).

(b) a tooth, tusk: feacc no fecc .i. fiacail, O'Cl. féc Pátraicc, Arch. Hib. iv 205.17 = fiacail LL 370b25 . cu feic (.i. ... corrici a fiacail) LL 208a12 ( IT i 162 ). [i]na feic .i. [i]na fiaccail ib. LL 208a 15 . Cf. fiacail .i. ... fecad (leg. fecca ?) na hóile iad, Corm. Y 613 s.v. fiacail.

feccad

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n m. (vn. of feccaid) bending: feacadh .i. filleadh, O'Cl. ac feccadh ┐ ac figi ind fedha, Cóir Anm. 39 . ubla ag fecadh na gcleth gcorr IGT, Decl. ex. 528 . a feacad goa ueolu to bend it (his arm) towards his mouth Aisl. Tund. 93.9 = an lamh ... d'filledh cuige 120 . níor mhúineas damh ... feacadh mo ghlúin, a Dhé, dhuid-se, TSh. 5994 (cit.). Fig.: mh'fheacadh gion gur fhéad do Mhac though Thy Son failed to bend (subdue) me Dán Dé ix 20 .