fém(m)ed

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Forms: fém(m)id, ḟémiud, femid

n o,m. also fém(m)id, vn. of fo-émid. Cf. éimded.

(a) being unable, failing (to do something) : la féimmed ind lēmme do-chúatár ind fir aili by failing in the leap the other men made LU 9134 ( FB 88 ). co fuair fer ... iar femiud a himthechta unable to walk SR 6448 = iar ḟemded a imdechta LB 129b17 . iar femed in craind do dluighi aci after failing to split the tree Fél. 110.40 = ḟémiud, Fél. lxxiii ( LB 85 ). iar femead a leanmana do Ch. when C. could no longer pursue them Dinds. 132 . roimthig I. ... ar femed sida iter a macaib, TTebe 2794 . ar femeamh na sealga being unable to hunt Aen. 731 . g s. néla femid `clouds of impotence' BDD 79 ; 83 ; 102f (femmid).

(b) refusing (to do something), shirking (freq. of a refusal due to impotence or fear) : feimed ┐ uriasacht na finechaire `refusal and permission of the family' Laws iii 422.9 Comm. cin feimidh cin uriasacht v 262.28 Comm . in dom femid-sa [a]deiri-si sin ? do you say that in order to refuse me ? IT i 72 n. 19 (< YBL 110b4 ; fémed-so, Eg.). ise dorat tir do iarna ḟemud do braithrib a athar when his uncles had refused (? been unable) to give it Rawl. 149b45 . robo cín doib tairmeasc na haīri iar ḟemedh na duaísi IT iii 96 § 155 . iar ḟéimeadh a síd día siú ┐ anall since it was impossible to pacify both sides Alex. 135 . impois rí Erenn ... iar femidh catha dó o M. after M. had refused to give him battle RC xviii 279.6 (= ro ṡoi ... iar femiudh chatha do tabairt dho AU 1170 ). folld. by cen : da ḟemmid gan a comrac do gabail do laim for refusing to undertake the combat TBC 2861 .

fem(m)or

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n aid, relief (?) : femmor .i. foirithin, O'Dav. 970 . is crin cumthus acht feamur saer slaindtear, a triun faer fertair, Laws v 440.24 (with gl. : is crin in cumaidh uais fuil etarru ┐ flaith echtrann, acht im itgi ar impidi ... A triun faer fertair .i. slainter feimmor saerad .i. trian neich ro forestar do 442.11 ). Quoted in part by O'Dav. 970 . The whole passage is obscure and perhaps corrupt. Cf. acht ni ro sa trian in itge ro maith duit isi son in tsemmor, O'C. 863 (< H 3.18, 389b ).

fem(m)uin

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x see femmain.

femnach

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n ā,f. (coll. fr. femmain) sea-weed, or edible water-weed: f.¤ no duilesc, Laws i 170.13 Comm. f.¤ bolgach, Thr. Ir. Gl. 37 (= femmuin mbolgaig, Bodl. Corm. s.v. prull ). sruth lās min-femnoig immach `that casts forth small weeds' Arch. iii 306 § 3 . do muraig, do mór-ḟemnaig, Met. Dinds. iii 192.28 . g s. oc buain ḟemnaige, Thr. Ir. Gl. 37 = na fem- nuige, Corm. Y 1059 (na femna, Bodl.). dorn feamnoidhe ZCP x 280.12 . See femmach, and femmain.

femnachda

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adj io-iā resembling seaweed: folt ... f.¤ , Caithr. Toirdh. 104.12 .

fén

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Forms: fén, feóin, féin

n o,m.

(a) a waggon, cart, conveyance of some kind: fén (gl. plaustrum) Sg 21a4 . á .i. fēn no carr no carpat, Corm. Y 70 . f.¤ .i. carr no cairt, O'Cl. fén gac[h] feiretrom, Met. Gl., Eg. 15 . is cumma no cinged ... ┐ nochessed f.¤ dar crínach BDD 41 . is fen for mentae .i. morchumus for becpersain a wain on small birds (?) O'Mulc. 752 . co tucsat hi f.¤ ind arc SR 5457 ( 1 Reg. vi ). dā dam allaid ... co fhen etarru ┐ in corp and, Trip. 486.23 . g s. aire feóin a wain-load TBC 2092. 2240 . pl. féin (feoin v.l.), CCath. 1796 (= plaustra Phars. iii 451 ). feoin ... do innell fó na longaibh 1402 . ic fogluasacht na fén 1818 . aire coícat fén LU 6005 . tarthúd úire for fénaib, Met. Dinds. iii 194.7 . tenmnedach na damraide fana fenaib LL 304a46 ( Bóroma 106 ).

(b) in follg. exx. fén seems to denote some part of a chariot or its appurtenances : ro suidiged in carpat sin for dá n-echaib ... fo grinnib áillib a ḟén LU 6489 . carpat ... for dib echaib ... ma grindib āllib a ḟēn TBC² 2334 ; aen = a [ḟ]ēn 2557 .

See fénae.

? fen

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n bog (?): ain .i. tréide dénadh ainm .i. taulach, ┐ fén, ┐ mullach .l. ' a.: three things, which have that name, that is a hill, bog (?) and a summit …', CIH ii 620.37 , Sprache xl 226 .

fénach

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adj o-ā (fén) pertaining to (suited for, abounding in ?) waggons: tír férach f.¤ LU 4123 = Met. Dinds. ii 10 (v.l. fremach, ferach; leg. frénach ? Cited by P. O'C. s.v. féanach ` full of waggons ').

fénae

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Forms: feni

n , f. a waggon: d s. isind feni nui Ml 2b11 . hi fénai bretha arm la suide LU 5751 . Cf. rotha fena fai oca imchur for elifaintibh ` waggon wheels ' Marco P. 91 . See fén.

fenamain

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Forms: Fenamna

n i,f. (fen- as in imm-fen, ZCP xxxi 146 ) g s. (in n.l.) i mMaig Fenamna , Thes. ii 332.31 : plashing, wicker-work, wattles (in a fence, dwelling, etc.). f.¤ .i. fighi min .i. cur slaiti ut est meiser ailt (.i. tech) iarna ait sceo fenamnaib .i. ar ... feabus a fighi, O'Dav. 868 (= Ériu xiii 42.1 ). co ndechatár secht ferchubat di senamain in tige (i talmain LU 8378 ( FB 25 = fenamain in tighi .i. cret in tighe, O'C. 1321 , ZCP iv 158 n. 1 ). dornn fot in chuaille o seanamuin (leg. os [ḟ]eanamuin), Laws iv 76.24 = uas a fenamain over its wickerwork (of a fence), O'Dav. 868 . uasa anamain, Laws iv 112.15 = uas fenamain, Rawl. B 487 f. 65b (Stokes, O'Dav. 868 n .). Cf. also: cethra con- boing ... ar anamain which break through plashed fences (?) Laws iv 140.13 . Of a basket or hamper of wicker-work : cētna thogairt dia foíded la cét-im hi f.¤ Hy v 25 (glossed : fén, Thes. ii 333y ).

fénech

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Forms: rop f., fenech

adj o-ā (Féne) belonging to the Féni ; of old or genuine Irish stock : in accordance with the customs of the Féni (: clérech in follg. verse exx.) : rop f.¤ `versed in legal lore ' Tec. Corm. § 6. 13 . lasan fialchas fenech ZCP x 344 § 20 . oclach ... arusc fenech (`of Irish speech' Thurneysen, taking word as g p. But `a.f.' may be a cheville) Snedgus u. Mac R. 10.7 . a tig rig recht [leg. in rechta] fenich with the law of the Féni 12.1 . ba fecht feneach (chev.), Anecd. i 73 § 214 .