femaid

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v ā bares, strips; used in follg. exx. of thrashing corn : condafema flesc, Laws iv 94.16 Comm. feama .i. loma, ut est ó ro feama fleasc, O'C. 1379 (< H 3.18, 628 ). miach d'eorna, ith o rofem flesc, O'Dav. 833 . o rofemadh flesc .i. iarna lomadh o fleisg 898 . Used of falling nuts: femait cna caille du chraíb 'the nuts in the wood fall from the branch', Ériu xxi 143 § 1 .

femder

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n f. (cf. femen and der) a young woman, a girl: femen ... .i. f.¤; femdeir didiu .i. ogh-ingen, Auraic. 606 ; 3088 . Perh. an invention.

fémdid

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x see éimdid and fo-émid.

feme

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n f. a girl, young woman: f.¤ Graece, uirgo Latine , Auraic. 606 . sgoth na fémi (.i. mac na mna), Hard. ii 294.2 (poem of 1566 in B. na f. by Seán mac Torna Uí Mhaoil Chonaire).

1 femen

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Forms: feimin, femin

n (<Lat. femininum) o,m.

(a) the feminine gender: in femen .i. cach banda, Anecd. v 23 n. 13 . is inderb im mascul fá f.¤ Sg 61a9 . do ḟemun 64b5 . isind ḟemun 75b2 . do ḟémiun 69a20 . ferinnsci ┐ banninnsci ┐ demhinsce lasin nGaidel .i. mascul ┐ femen ┐ neodar lasin Laitneoir, Auraic. 522 = feimin 3025 . ider mascal ┐ f.¤ , Laws v 4.4 . iter femin ┐ mascol, Anecd. v 23 n. 14 . g s. briathar femin Sg 190b5 . Auraic. 1913 . qu[a]e vel qua .i. a ainmniugud feimin, Laws v 4.1 .

(b) of feminine sex, a female: Findabair ... sech ba femen ba fennid LL 17a44 (quoted by O'Cl. under femen .i. bean). gach banindsci ┐ cach f.¤ , Corm. Y 1219 . is femen a cenél sin uile, O'Mulc. 527 . But a native formation in the following placenames ( Ériu xxii 97 , xxvi 174 ):Mag Femen ; also Mag Femin, see Hog. Onom. ar Femun Muman LU 10969 . a Síd ar Femin BDD 140 . Síd ar Femun IT iii 243 ( LL 246a19 ). Cf. femen ... .i. magh, Corm. Y 632 . O'Mulc. 514 . nimgeb format frisnach sen | igge nammá fri femen, Otia i 124 .

2 femen

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n femen .i. flesc no maīt[h]nechas a rod (withe) or flexibility (?) : Auraic. 610 ; intended for Lat. vimen ?

femen-

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ind in compd. : biad fiach femenbocht LL 33b31 = fiach femengort, Rawl. 138b13 ( Ériu iv 94 ). Cf. follg.

1 femenda(e)

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Forms: femenda, femendae

adj io-iā (? adjectival form of Femen, originally referring to a person or thing worthy to appear in Femen. See also bregda, Studies in Greek, Italic and Indo-European Linguistics 305-6 ) fine, splendid: epithet of horses in all follg. exx. : echrada ... fégi faebordae femendae BDD 50 ; 51 . faeborda fem- endae LU 10813 . femenda 9259 . femendae, Anecd. iii 49.20 (femanntu v.l.).

2 femenda

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adj io-iā (femen) feminine: gné mhasgalta ┐ gne ḟemeanda, 23 K 42, 335.14 . femininus .i. feimenda, Auraic. 3089 .

femm

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n (see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 162 ).

(a) some kind of sea-weed (?); the thick stalk of some kinds of brown seaweed (?) : feam cacha trachta ` sea-wrack ' Laws v 482.30 . crim, feam, fiad-ubull 474.1 . femm a fimbria .i. o luibniu maris. unde dicitur femuir .i. femfēr, Trans. Phil. Soc. 1859, 210 = a fimbria .i. a luibniu .i. mairis ; unde fembur, O'Mulc. 515 . Cf. feam `a long tail ; a sea rod ' P. O'C. cf. 2 fíam;

(b) the membrum virile (?) : feam (gl. mentula), Ir. Gl. 97 .

fem(m)ach

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n o,m. sea-weed: dorn birair ┐ dorn femmaig TBC 1834 = d. birair nó femair LU 5647 . See femmain.