feóthan

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Forms: feóithne

n a breeze . Also feóithne, see Sc. G. Studies iii 67 .

feóthan(n)

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Forms: feothán, feothann

n m. a thistle: feothán, Hog. Luibhl. feothann .i. fobhthannán, O'Cl.; Eg. Gl. 630 . Cf. omthand, fobthannán, fothannán, fogbann.

feóthan(n)ach

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adj o-ā breezy, gusty (?): earrach ... frasach flichḟuar feóthannach, ` thistly ' Timthiridh vi 38 § 15 (from Baothalach Mac Aodhagáin, 16th cent.). smól-mhala ... is géire scríob | feothanach feosach mar scéith an daoil, Keat. Poems. 98 (` raven-black ?' Ed., comparing feochuine; hirsute, shaggy,cf. feóthan(n) `thistle' ?).

1 fer

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Forms: fer, fear, fir, fer, fear, fir, fiur, fior, fir, firu, fira, fiora, fer, feraib, fearaib, firu, fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fer, Fir, Ḟir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, Fir, fer, ferch- rechta, ferdrai, ferghlonna, ḟermeic, fermaicc, fermogh

n o,m. n s. fer Sg 190b3 , Wb 10b23 , 11c17 , 22c9 . fear IGT, Introd. § 151 . v s. fir Wb 10a10 . a s. fer 9d16 ; 31 . 10a3 ; 9 . fear IGT, Introd. § 75 . g s. fir Wb 13a12 . LU 3453 . 7085 IGT, Decl. § 65 . d s. fiur Wb 3c8 . 10b22 . 22c9 . Ml 34d6 . Sg 66a6 . (in MSS of the Mid. Ir. period often spelt fir: LU 8722 . Hib. Min. 14.472 . PH pass. IGT. Decl. § 65 . Early Mod. fior IGT, Introd. § 73 . §81 . Keat. iii 2535 . TSh. pass. ) n p. fir Wb 22c10 . IGT, Decl. § 65 . a p. firu Sg 28a6 . LU 7529 . fira YBL 123ay . IGT, Decl. § 65 . fiora IGT, Introd. § 78 , § 151 . BNnÉ 104.36 . TSh. 7248 . g p. fer LU 7084 . d p. feraib Wb 12d40 . LU 7524 . fearaib IGT, Decl. § 65 . (feir n s. Wb 13a6 , a s. 13a20 , g p. 22c10 is merely an odd spelling).

(a) a man (as opp. to a woman): gl. mas Sg 156b3 ; gl. vir Ir. Gl. 395 . f.¤ a uiro , O'Mulc. 519 . is e in duine cómlan in f.¤ ┐ in ben PH 5720 . corp na mna no in fhir 7425 . eter fhir ┐ mnai 564 . iter mnai ┐ firu 2796 . bása mac la maccu; ba fer la firu LU 9336 . in n-uair ropo thressiu flaith firu when ale proved stronger than men (acc. for dat.) LL 173a29 ( CRR 13 ). dorochair coíca láech lais ┐ dorochair f.¤ cach ḟir dia muntir a man for each man (i.e. the same number) TFerbe 675 . regaid f.¤ dar f.¤ Sc.MMD § 15 . edhbrais é féin, fioru, macca, mna do Dhia BNnÉ 292.33 . notmuirfider fein feraib macaib mnaibh, Eriu v 154. 133 . cu ro aīnitis uile feraib maccaib mnaib PH 6309 . Used of Deity: F.¤ cotnic brath, MacCarthy 24.16 . don fhir do cum neam ┐ talma[i]n ZCP vi 87.15 . a Fhir na ndúl, Dán Dé xxix 30 .

Often taking the place of a pronoun: faith cach f.¤ dinaib feraib hí siu each of these men was a prophet Wb 12d40 . etarcertar oinfer in chrudsin (gl. unus interpretatur) 13a6 . is f.¤ a ddiis one out of two (explaining Lat. uter) Sg 75b7 . gabaid cach f.¤ díb rind a claidib ... LU 7089 . da brathair ... f.¤ díb for Temraig ┐ f.¤ for Lagnib one of them ... the other TBC 50 . f.¤ is deichnemor diop eleven of them Fl. Earls 96.24 . ocht rígh 's ceithre fichid fear eighty-eight kings TD 7.49 .

(b) a husband (opp. to ben `wife'): a f.¤ dligid her lawful husband Wb 3c7 . do fiur indligid 3c8 . mad co techt di co fer `if it comes to her going to a husband' 9d32 . dorat Hiruath grád di, intan ba beo a f.¤ fen PH 832 . tuccastair a mac fein cuíce d'fir as husband MacCarthy 288.22 . aoighe mná nach mair a fear TD 11.32 . Possibly in this sense in poetry folld. by gen. of place-name in addressing a chief e.g. a ḟir Eithne TD 1.45 (see note), but cf. end of (c).

(c) freq. folld. by a gen. of definition or description: Find f.¤ Umaill (= Umall's son) Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 14.8 (cf. Aenfer Aife, Ériu i 124 ). co f.¤ ṅDe the man of God PH 1363 . fir nime ┐ soscela Crist (i.e. churchmen ) Laws iv 210.7 .

f.¤ fine a tribesman, relative (within a certain degree) ii 282.7 . f.¤ fiadhnaisi rígh one entitled to be in the king's presence Acall. 2362 . f.¤ gualann righ one entitled to sit beside the king 2361 . f.¤ leptha ríg a king's bedfellow 7752 . f.¤ lethlamha rígh (expl. of patric = patricius), CCath. 63 . f.¤ lāime `per- petrator' (operator) Laws i 244.1 Comm. With abstr. noun: is tú f.¤ aurbága fil la Ultu LU 8147 ( FB 11 ). f.¤ comtha a companion PH 2630 . v s. a fir chumtha KM Miscell. 242 . rem fear cadaigh ┐ cumainn my confederate and comrade TBC 3115 St. f.¤ comlainn cet a match for a hundred 3883 St. f.¤ in braith the traitor PH 5131 . f.¤ éicne a man of violence 7600 . f.¤ na sáinnte the covetous man 7727 . Esp. to denote an occupation or calling (often in stereotyped phrases, the pl. being formed by áes or lucht): f.¤ tige sáet [ = sét] (gl. arcarius) Wb 7c9 . fear aire a watchman Kirk s. fīs ( Eg. Gl. 299 ). f.¤ altrama a fosterer , see Laws ii 184.14 . f.¤ bleithe miller (?); grinder (?): saer ┐ fer bleithi ┐ fer muilind, CIH i 287.2 . fear bratuighe a standard-bearer FM vi 2272.4 . Isa. x 18 . f.¤ baile visionary: ba síd fir buile, Celtica xix 40 § 1 . f.¤ cerdda a craftsman RC xxvi 44.2 . f.¤ dána a poet CRR 30 . fear dlighidh lawyer Titus iii 13 . f.¤ eclasa churchman Laws v 132.4 . f.¤ fiadaig a hunter Fianaig. 56.31 . f.¤ fognama serving-man Laws ii 390z . f.¤ forcsi spy LU 5404 . fear friotuil, mînighte `an Interpreter ' Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 278 ). f.¤ grād a man in orders Laws v 132.4 . f.¤ inaid a deputy; d'fior ionaid a bprionnsa FM vi 2116.16 . f.¤ léighinn a professor , one of the six officers of a monastery ZCP iv 234 . coibnius hi fer léighinn ib. ` lector ' AU 1034 , 1040 , 1042 , etc. f¤ muilinn miller: saer ┐ fer bleithi ┐ fer muilind, CIH i 287.2 . f.¤ uird rainne dispenser, butler TBC 134 . f.¤ spirdo (spirto ?) diviner ( ZCP xxvii 65 ): imaicci fer spirdo laim Chuirc, Anecd. iii 57.17 . f.¤ suic plough- man Laws i 194.26 . f.¤ suirge a lover RC xxxii 134 . fer tecuisc a teacher , one of the six officers of a monastery ZCP iv 234 . f.¤ tige a husbandman, house-holder: fear tighe (synon. with túathannach), Kirk s.v. criadhaire ( Eg. Gl. 111 ). fear an tighe host TD 12.8 . is cóir dona fearaib tighe ... a mbeangáin do scathadh husbandmen Corp. Astron. 46.20 . Folld. by vn. phrase: f.¤ brithe lésboiri a candle- bearer, acolyte Wb 25d3 . f.¤ dénma bairgine (gl. pistor) Sg 184b3 . do fir fert[h]ana na cneidhe the inflicter of the wound Laws iii 368.5 . fear a furtochta her deliverer TD 1.39 . fear tabhartha an dlighe lawgiver Numb. xxi 18 . In sense of owner, possessor: ig fir in craind ... ig fir na mbeach, Laws iv 188 Comm. Cf. Fer baile na gcerd .i. Maoilre Búrc; Fer baile úi Bharra .i. Séfrún, Caithr. Thoirdh. i 161 .

(d) in pl. folld. by gen. of place, inhabitants: fir betho Ml 16c5 . di feraib Herend nach di feraib betha BDD 94 . rí fer Fáil LU 2811 . tar cenn fer in betha, Fél. Ep. 414 . fir domain PH 1074 . fir in airthair ... fir in tuais- cirt 5381 . f.¤ in tside men of the sídhe, elves BDD 3 . fir hÉrenn, Hy ii 52 , cf. TBC 499 ; 659 . cethra fer nAlban IT i 74.2 . la firu Herend fri firu Alban BDD 106 . fir Ulad IT i 138.1 . fir Saxan TD 16.2 . Commonly used to form tribal names (often applied to territory as well as people, the word fir being inflected), e.g. Fir Bolg, Fir Domnand. Fir Galeoin, Fir Manach, etc.; Fir Ól n-écmacht. See Hog. Onom. s.v. Fir; Rawl. Index.

(e) transf. of things or animals; f.¤ fidchilli chessman LU 9073 ( FB 82 ). cindas gontar ind fir ? how are the men taken ? (at chess) Ériu v 32.19 . Of a drinking-horn: f.¤ uaine, corn do bhí ac Finn ... f.¤ tuillidh corn Glais, Acall. 151 ; 154 . Of a bird: f.¤ fann ... focain aird ucht RC v 202.10 . rinn binn buide fir duib druin, Murphy Lyrics 6 § 6 . céola fer mbrundederg forglan, Ériu xxii 51 , cf. Murphy Lyrics 16 § 24 . ecal fer | fann fet, Ériu xxii 43 § 14 . Of a fish: cend fir tuinde (glossed caput piscis) Hib. Min. 47.19 . Cf. fer tuinn[e] .i. brattan a salmon O'Dav. 1014 . ceol ... fer n-eidin ` ivy- men' (some kind of bird ? see eidenn) ZCP xiii 8 . Excep- tionally of animals to denote sex: ar geig on fir torrach in banēn, Hy Many 103 vb24 . bainéan ... ┐ dias ḟear a hen- bird and two cocks TD 15.26 . Humorously applied to butter, ib. 37.6 .

(f) in gramm., person: cētfear illda sumus .i. atamait first person plural Auraic. 307 = ceud- persa 2675 .

(g) With follg. gen. or adj., forming n.pr. e.g. Fer báeth: LU 6024 . i ndegaid Fir Baíth 6025 . voc. a Fir Baith 6023 . As name of a horse, Acall. 271 . F.¤ bend (`man of horns' ? See Heldensage 94 ), gen. Fir bend TBC 2149 . 2164 . F. caille (`man of the forest,' cf. Lat. Syl- vanus, Silvaticus) BDD 39 . voc. a Fir chaille 110 . ¤cethar- raid: gen. Fir cetharraid, Rawl. 144a30 , 162d44 . F.¤ coctha (see cocad): gen. Fir choctha, Rawl. 159b35 . F.¤ corb, Fianaig. 12.13 . gen. Fir chorb, Rawl. 128b33 . d'Fior corb mac Modha Cuirb FM A.M. 4727 . F.¤ da chrích: Fer da chrích, Trip. 520. 8 ; 542.30 ; AU 767 . Rawl. 146f43 . gen. Fir da crich AU 746 . Rawl. 127b45 . Fer dá liach, Rawl. 149a43 . F.¤ dét (cf. Lat. Dentatus): do Fir dét TBC 2147 . F. diad (`man of smoke') TBC² 2215 . TBC 3004 etc. ra Fer ṅdiad 3231 . 3979 . gen. Fir diad LU 6707 . TBC² 2210 . TBC 3217 . voc. a Ḟir diad 3111 . F.¤ febe. (cf. feb) gen. Fir Febe TBC² 159 = Fir aba TBC 393 . F.¤ filed (see fili), Rawl. 156b2 . gen. Fir ḟiled ib. 3 . Lism. L. p. 342.1 . F.¤ glan, gen. Fir glain, Rawl. 158.40 . F.¤ gráid: Fer graidh ri Caisil AU 960 = Fer graidh mac Cléirigh FM 958 ; 959 . Cf. Fer Graid mac Ailgenain (a king of Munster) ZCP xix 94.1 (Synchr.). F.¤ le (lé): BDD 9 (om. LU) cf. BDD² p. 73 . F.¤ lí, Fianaig. 68.28 . gen. Fir lí 74.22 . F.¤ Lugdach (`son of Lugaid' ?): gen. Fir Lugdach, Rawl. 119a23 . F.¤ mara (`m. of the sea'), gen. sil Fir mara, Rawl. 130b12 . F.¤ mór gen. Fir moir RC xvi 135 ( Dinds. 131 ). F.¤ raith: gen. Fir raith, Rawl. 144a31 ; cf. Fir roith 119a26 . F.¤ rogain RC xv 421 . BDD 46 . F.¤ rogein 9 . voc. a Fir; Rogain 66 ( LU 7006 ). gen. Fir rogain BDD 79 . F.¤ taí, Fianaig. 68.27 . gen. Fir tái 70.19 . Fir thái 70.26 . F.¤ Techet: gen. Fir Thechet, Rawl. 158.40 . See Rawl. Index .

Compds.

(1) to denote sex, fer is prefixed to the name of an animal or to a nomen agentis which may be used of both sexes; rarely with a subst. exclusively masc. in application, e.g. fermac;

(2) with adjectival force = pertaining to a man or men, intended for a man, manly , etc.

fer-amus a mercenary: feramus, Rawl. 113a9 ( ZCP xv 310 ). fer- amus no ban-amus ` man-servant ' Ériu ii 204.22 . ¤bol- cum draught for a man: cethri fichit ferbolcumm as much as eighty men will drink Aisl. MC 101.7 . ¤bratán: in fear- bradan, Hy Many 103vb13 . ¤chara a male friend CCath. 1137 . ¤chend a man's head TBC² 1453 . ¤chland: eitir ferchloinn fhinn `the fair children of men' (or of Finn ?) Buile S. 24.17 . ¤choic a man-cook Arch. iii 241 § 7 . ¤chol sodomy Ériu vii 144.16 . ¤chrécht a wound: pl. na ferch- rechta , Fianaig. 94.5 . ¤chubat, ¤chumat a man's length: fercubat fir, Trip.² 2992 . fercumat LU 5858 . See separate article below. ? ¤chur a warrior, champion: fearchur .i. curaidh no gaisgeadhach feardha, O'Cl. ¤dál: dá céad feindidh ferdhála `of manly encounter' Duan. Ḟinn i 90.28 . ¤dam a bull Laws iv 100.21 Comm. ¤dord: canaid ... f. do contuli friss LU 6312 ( TBC² 1810 ). ¤dorn a man's fist Ériu iv 32.3 . As measure: med ferdor ceachtar n-ai YBL 118a40 . tri ferdhuirnn ar airdi three hands in height Maund. 186 . ¤druí a druid: n du. dá ferdrai RC xliii 24.7 . ¤ech a stallion: in feirech ┐ in baineach, Acall. 256 . ¤échtus a manly attack Laws i 64.13 (see ZCP xviii 102 ). ¤fuine baking or kneading done by a man: damna teora mbairgen ferfuine ┐ a sé do banfuine, Laws ii 176.18 Comm. cf. iv 116.6 . v 30.23 . ¤gaiscedach warrior: cona seisser ... bangaiscedach ┐ cona seisser ... fergaiscedach, Acall. 5128 . ¤gal valorous man (?): in forba fergalach (fergal, v.l.) foltgarb, RC xxiv 192 § 3 , Cín Chille Cúile 86 . ¤ glac a man's hand, grasp: (as measure): cainnel cethri ferglac, Cáin Ad. § 2 . ag teora fer-glacc, Aisl. MC 3.14 . ¤glond a manly exploit , pl. ferghlonna MR 264.7 . ¤gním a man's act; a brave deed: (of Cú Chulainn :) is áes ingini macdacht ... ┐ ní thángatár a fergníma beus LU 4851 . ben cédmuinterais ... ar as i bfeirghniomha gaibhther, Ériu xiii 31.30 . cf. ara fen fergnima (apparently = gníma a fir), O'Mulc. 327 ( Ériu xi 217.1 ). tri fergnima Conaild, Fél. 70.35 . fri coibled fergním LU 10268 , cf. ZCP iii 235.2 . Hence adj. fergnímach manly in action: cóic ingena ... bátar fergnímaig forthriúin, Met. Dinds iii 88 . ¤gnúis a man's face: nā bānaiter fergnúsi LU 8426 ( FB 29 ). ¤insce, ¤innsgne masculine gender: ferinnsci lasin nGaidel .i. mascul ... lasin Laitneoir, Auraic. 521 . ainm feirinnsgne IGT, Introd. § 157 . ¤`a man's day,' a day lucky for men: tri ferlae .i. dardáin, áine, domnach, Triads 217 . ¤lám a man's arm, hand (as measure): fot ferlama da crund, CCath. 5604 . ¤leó a lion PH 3439 . ferléo ┐ bainleo BNnÉ 84.27 . ¤les(s) a man's thigh (?): feraid fodil di ferlessaib ar óenathib Ulad strews warriors' limbs (?) LU 6122 ( TBC² p. 61 n. 7 ). ¤mac a male child: cach f.¤ aros- loice broind a mathar, Laws iii 38.8 . v s. a ḟermeic (of a hound), Acall. 5578 . n p. fermaicc, Fél. Nov. 5 . cf. fear- mhaic .i. fir neartmhara, O'Cl. ¤míl a male animal: cach fermil (.i. cach mil fearda), Laws iii 38.11 . ¤mug a male slave: fermogh, Acall. 7222 . noenbar banmhogad ┐ triar fermhogad 954 . caoca fermhogh, Buile S. 104.31 . ¤óclach a warrior: fertraig feroclaig LU 8400 ( FB 27 ). sliasait ferócclaich, CCath. 191 . gérsat calma na ferogláigh, Acall. 40 . ¤thincur the property brought by a man when marrying: ben for fertincur, fer for bantincur, Laws ii 356.7 . lanamnus mná for ferthinucur, 380.23 ( SM Facs. 42b ). See Ir. Law 83 ; 126 . ¤thraig a man's foot (as measure): fertraig LU 8400 ( FB 27 ). comla ... i mbatár tri fertraigid dia tiget LU 1443 ( MU² 915 ). tricha ferrthraiged LL 265b28 ( MU² 508 ). tricha fertraighed ZCP viii 545.30 . se fichit fertraigh RC xliii 80 § 82 . ¤thraigthech a foot-soldier: ic fosugud na ferthraigthech, Ériu viii 38.28 . See also ferbolg, —chú, —chubat, —chuitred, —doman, —gnia, —scál.

2 fer

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n juniper (?): taxos .i. fer .i. arbor amaros flores habens, ÉC xxiii 102 § 98 . g s. crann fir, Celtica xi 119 . túthmar fid .i. crann fir nó elenn 'fragrant tree i.e. a juniper or spindle-tree (? honeysuckle)', Ériu xxxix 136, 148 . fodla dedha andso .i. … crand fir, fedlend, fidhat, Auraic. 1155 . cáera ibair, | fidait, fir (MS. coera iob- caora fir; in marg: nó fidhuid), Murphy Lyrics 12 § 15 .

fér

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Forms: faer, fér, fér, feuir, feúir, ḟeóir, féiuir, féor, feór, feóir, féra, fér, fergoirt, ḟéarghloin

n o,n. n s. faer Ml 135d8 . a s. fér 90b8 . a fér LU 4733 . g s. ind feuir Ml 9b8 . ind feúir LU 4735 . ind ḟeóir 9142 . féiuir Sg 68b10 . d s. féor LL 266a31 . d s. feór, g s. feóir IGT. Decl. § 61 ex. 1471 . n p. féra IT i 190.27 ( FA 30 LB). Cf. in raeóir (v.l. raifheoir), Met. Dinds. iii 36.35 ( v 131 ). Grass (gen. of living grass, but occas. of hay and also of other graminaceous plants): gl. foenum Ml 135d8 ; carex Sg 68b10 . luigfér glasfeoir ┐ arbar small grass (?) LU 8124 ( FB 9 ). ní thíscad a drucht do rind ind ḟeóir LU 9142 ( FB 88 ). nicon berat a drucht dind ḟéor LL 266a31 ( MU² 566 ). geltatar dá ech S. a fér cona bun a talam LU 4733 . gelair scor ... i ngurt ḟeóir, Met. Dinds. iii 96.15 . tuctha dá ech D. ... for f.¤ were turned out to grass Lat. Lives 15 . āin bō a fer driving cows to grass Laws v 136.6 . bia fo ḟer isin relicc marb LB 204a30 (= bia fóen, Ériu ii 204.13 ). tuc óenach Tailten a feór, Met. Dinds. iv 160 . amhail fhéar thirim hay (= sicut foenum) TSh. 3798 . ag buain an fheóir 2644 . na guirt gemhair ... ro ḟaccaibh an cioth gan ioth gan ḟeor iad `without corn or blade' FM v 1678y . tugadh an talamh féur, Gen. i 11 . a n-inbhear ḟéir minligh, Ps. xxiii 2 . Used to denote an indef. number: bit comlín fri f.¤ Ml 90b8 . bit lir ... fér for faichthi as plentiful as grass on a green BDD 89 . co f.¤ to the ground: gunaidhi ... sida co f.¤ umpa silken gowns reaching to the ground ZCP vi 71.32 ; 62.31 (cf. mod.: ó bhathas go féar from head to foot Eoghan Ruadh 501 ). Pl. (in distrib. sense) athnugud ... na fér ┐ na lubi LU 2735 . conna facabtais cid mecnu na fér ná lossa hi talam 10560 . féra gera rindaithe FA 30 LB ( IT i 190 ). for feraibh nemhidibh in tire, CCath. 3944 (= in herbas Phars. vi 506 ). Grass-lands, pastures: eigem do chur indile a feraib, Laws iii 250.19 . do feruib na comaightech iv 146.9 Comm .

Compds.

(a) with subst.: féarachadh meadow TD 17.49 . fér-aithgin (sic leg.) com- pensation ( restitution ) for grass Laws v 466.7 . ¤brug a grassy piece of land: f. gabala, Acall. 4179 (cf. ¤gort). ¤díguin (sic leg. ? Cf. féis dighuin feoir [leg. —feoir ?] etha- muin geimreta Laws iv 80.7 ). ` preserved grass ' Laws v 466.4 . ¤dílse proprietorship of grass iv 128.7 . ¤gelt, ¤gleith grazing: feirgleith, Laws iv 256z . léic na eochu ar férgeilt TBC 1134 . tucait a n-eich ... d'ḟergeltaib pastures 72 . dith a fergelta destruction of their pasture Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. u. Lit. i 42.14 . fēirgleith (sic leg.), Laws iv 256.30 Comm. ¤gort a grass field: rochuir ... na eocho hi fergort LU 8514 ( FB 36 ). g s. ind fergoirt LU 8526 ( FB 38 ). ocht fichit bó do chur i férghurt gabhála, Acall. 2309 . na crecha do léccean for a fér-gortaibh FM iv 1220x . ¤lann grassy tract (?): os ferlannaib portglana ... in prephir ... talmanta MR 112.10 (= airlann ?). ¤lepaid: dál féirleabtha d'inghin couching on the grass IGT, Decl. ex. 1113 . ¤mag a grassy plain: i férmaig Taillten, Ériu iv 106.2 .

(b) with adj., esp. in poetry, e.g.: ¤ardd long-grassed: os cloich ḟéraird stone amidst long grass (?): Anecd. i 55 . ar bhrú an tighe ḟéaraird `amidst rich sward' TD 8.11 . ¤bán: féarbhán ` fair- swarded ' TD 17.57 . ¤chorr: Banba an fhuind fhérchuirr `of smooth grass' Hy Fiachr. 176 . ¤dlúth densely grassed: fonncheltra ... ferdluithi in talman ` close-grassy ' MR 240.7 . ¤domain long-grassed: fa chlár bhféardhomhain na bhFionn TD 32.20 . ¤glan of bright, glistening grass: g s. an mhoighe ḟéarghloin TD 4.4 . ¤glas green-grassed: ar in faithche férglais, Acall. 6363 . ¤mín smooth-swarded: um Thealaigh bhféirmhín na bhF. TD 14.24 . ¤thlachtmar having a grassy covering: formna fertlachtmara ...cach bruighe grass-clad MR 100.20 . ¤úaine green-swarded: Inis Fáil f. verdant ZCP viii 108.29 . go faithche ḟ., Ériu v 174.204 .

fera

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n f.¤ .i. fúrthain, O'Dav. 947 . See feraid.

1 ferach

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adj o-ā having men: the `iomdhughadh' (adj. in ¤ach) of fer IGT, Introd. § 151 . Compar: as fearuighe mé iná thú (described as the `pearsa iomurbhádha' of fer) I have more men ib.

2 ferach

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adj f.¤ (ferech v.l.) cách co cresine, Tec. Corm. § 31.7 ; ` ferocious ', a deriv. fr. Lat. ferox, Meyer; but perhaps high-spirited ( < fer), `every man is a blade till he turns to religion,' i.e. the `ógláech' becomes later an `athláech cille .'

férach

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adj o-ā (fér) grassy, grass-grown: rob f.¤ ind relec, Lat. Lives 15 = Trip. 228.15 . co f.¤ fornocht (of a forsaken `dún') Met. Dinds. iii 96z . ar in faichthi féraig, Acall. 7104 . magsliab mór ... cen fraech, isse ferach, slemoin RC x 62.12 . samail fidbad féraigi ZCP v 22§15 .

ferachad

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n m. increasing in men (?): atá an baile ag fearachad ┐ ag fearughadh (`pearsa oibrighthe' or verbal noun of fear man) IGT, Introd. § 151 .