2 ferb

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Forms: fearba

n [ā, f.] (see RC viii 498 , xxv 282 and JCS ii 114 ) a blister (raised on the face by satire or moral blemish): f.¤ .i. bolg do cuirethar in duine fora gruadaibh iar n-aír no iar ngúbreith, Corm. Y 584 . fearb .i. bolg fhásas ar aghaidh, O'Cl. fearb .i. bolg, Lec. Gl. 157 . co tuidhich fuil cridhe crōdhai | f.¤ for gruaidhe, Arch. iii 295.20 . ferb bolc ut dicitur turcbait ferba fora gruadaib iar cílbrethaib LU 790 ( ACC 52 ). comdar ferba fulachta for a gruaide iar cil-brethaib, Laws iv 14.30 (glossed: na bolga 16.6 ). fearba ib. 16.2 (see on these passages, Bergin, Ériu xii 199 ). Cf. fearb (fearbh v.l.) gaoithe (gh. v.l.) `blast of wind' Ir. Monthly 1923, 642 § 22 (poem of 13th or 14th cent.), perh. a fig. use of this word.

3 ferb

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Forms: fearb, feirb, ferbbai, ferbaib

n o n., later a, f. Ériu I 167 n. 14 , ZCP liii 189 n. 29 (<Lat. verbum; the Ir. gender may be due to influence of 1 ferb(b), 2 ferb, Ériu I 167 , see also Celtica vi 233 n. 1 ) a word (poet.): `ferbb' briathar, ut est: ro fess is fas fenechas i condeilg ferbb ṅDe ACC 52 (Rawl). Corm. Y 584 . ferb ... a verbo .i. uerbum, ut dicitur: ... a fir ... gnath ferb is olcc dart belaib ACC 52 . fearb .i. briathar, O'Cl. Lec. Gl. 157 . briathar ferbh a hainm (sic leg.) Met. Gl., Ff. 14 . fearb .i. briathor KZ xxiii 83.2 . a s. faig feirb fithir `the teacher said the word' ACC § 52 ( LU. 785 ). g s. bat comaltach ferbbai fri n-oithib `fulfil the word given on oath' Ériu viii 173.15 . pl. ni saigh rí ní frisna haigither act cia thochmustar fri ferbaib file ..., Ériu xiii 13.27 (= fri ferba filed .i. ... asa briathraibh, O'Dav. 1550 ). cf. a A. ara ḟessear marfodhla fearba fileadh feid thou shouldst know the great divisions of the words of poets IT iii 50 = Ériu xiii 25.17 . tola fearba filed (.i. imat briathar filit ogam) ZCP xvii 269.1 . na ferba filed-sa, inand són ┐ na breath- focla briathar MR 126.18 . amail rochuala D. na ferba follscaidhe-si do rādh, Anecd. ii 72.1 . dar fearba fis 68.5 . credis ... ferpo Finn RC xi 129.9 . mad iar ferbaib firamraib berlai ... nó is fas fénechas ic ferbaib Dé LU 788 ( ACC 52 ). fria ferbaib Athairni RC xxiv 280.16 . Cf. secht ṁbenna buana, búaid f.¤, | forsin chaindelbrau cruanderg SR 4341 (glory of words? but possibly = 1 ferb, the `benna' of the candlestick suggesting horns of cattle). Ferp Cluche 'lit. word of (the) contest' (name of the stone also called Fál on Tara Hill), Ériu vi 134 (De Shíl Chonairi Móir) , l 167 .

Compd.: fer ferbglan pure of word Dinds. 160 .

? 1 ferbach

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ind (ref. to sounds and sights produced by magic:) ní fuil acht ferbacha bréigi ann so, Comp. ConC. 89.14 .

2 ferbach

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adj o-ā having cows (?) (1 ferb): meic Aodha Uair- iodhnaigh fhearbaigh, Cl.AB 276.113 .

ferbán

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Forms: fearban, fearban

n o,m. name of a plant: ` crowfoot ' Hog. Luibhl. p. 89 . gl. asperum Arch. i 335.80 ; airon spervina 334.52 . fearban .i. gillcach ib. 44 . fearban gl. pes corvi 23 K 42, 389.7 .

ferbóc

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Forms: ferbog

n ā, f. a doe: ferbog (gl. capreola), Ir. Gl. 205 . ferbóg ard, Ir. Texts i 28 § 25 . In n.l.: Loch na Fearboige, O'C. 1144 (< H 3.18, 455 ). Cf. 1 ferb, and erp.

ferbolg

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n o,m. lit. `man-bag' a bag; satchel, or pouch (for chess-men?): fidchell ... clár n-argit ┐ fir óir ... ┐ ferbolg di figi rond crédumae LU 10808 . f.¤ fichilli D iv 2, 63rb47 . Of a physician's bag: f.¤ fo coim gach fir TBC 5498 St. a coimeta leghis, as iat na ferbolga 5509 St. (hence, apparently: fearbholga .i. máilíneadha little bags O'Cl.) A sheath? claidbi órduirn ... bar a cressaib, go ferbolgaib argit TBC 4397 = claideb ōrduirn foa choim cech ḟir, ferbolc impu cotici a ndī aithircc TBC² 2852 (fearbholga .i. brísde, O'Cl., may be due to a misunderstanding of the latter ex.). cloidhmhe ... co bferbolccaibh leó TBC 5517 St. (hence, apparently: fearbholga .i. trúaille; cloidhmhe go bfear bholgaibh .i. go dtruaillibh, O'Cl.).

ferc, ferc-

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x see ferg, ferg-.

ferchonta

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adj io-iā (ferchú) manwolflike, fierce, valorous: borb- sluag f.¤ ` dog-like ' MR 194.12 . cach ionga ... f.¤ bhí ar cach mér díob ` brutish ' SG 307.4 . ingne ... ferconta, Caithr. Thoirdh. 104.30 . ro ionnsaigh ... go fraochda f.¤ FM vi 2318.2 . cenél n-uasal bferchonta Fermaic, Caithr. Thoirdh. 8.18 .

ferchú

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Forms: ffarchon, ferchoin, Ferchon

n n,m. (a corruption of O.Ir. árchú `blood-hound' through influence of fer? cf. ceathrar farchon ag buan- choimhead ann, in a late version of Longas mac nUislenn ZCP ii 144.31 . g p. na mborb ffarchon 148.22 ) a male hound, a savage hound: in ferchu RC xliii 98.7 . doroine da ṡaigh ┐ ḟercoin 96.3 . lēigen fercon dā héill letting slip a hound ZCP xiv 240.13 . n du. da ferchoin ZCP vi 31.12 . Transf. of a warrior: re feirg bhfearchon TD 6.12 . As npr. m. LU 6701 . TBC 2893 . g s. Ferchon 2914 .

ferchubat

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Forms: fercumat, ferchubat

n o,n. a man's length (? a cubit); later influenced probably by loan-word cubat <Lat. cubitus. fercumat LU 5858 ( TBC² 1388 ). ferchubat fir i talmain TBC 6155 = comhḟad fir, Add. co ndechaid in roth f.¤ hitalmain LU 8852 ( FB 64 ). fercubat isind adnucol (= cubitus de terra super corpus) Lat. Lives 19 = fercubat fir, Trip. 252.28 . pl. co ndechatar secht ferchubat di senamain in tige i talmain LU 8377 ( FB 25 ). inna-airdde ... secht ferchubait (= sex cubitorum 1 Reg. 17.4 ).