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[n ā,f. ] a shaft or pole (?) (`axletree', O'Curry, MS Glos- sary), used apparently like `fertas' of the hind-poles pro- jecting from a chariot: a brat itir di fert in charpaid siar IT ii2 242.18 . cumraigis [in dam allaid] itir dia ḟeirt in charpait TBC² 690 = da fert LU. itir di fert in charpait 703 (YU). bae cenn airech air ar feirt, | for ar sithbi bae egairc, Rawl. 158.2 = for ar firt BB 153b36 , for airbirt LL 331c21 . ZCP viii 333.14 (but latter reading unmetrical). ? COMPD.: fert-bacán: a hook or fixture of some kind attached to the `fert' of a chariot when unyoked , as a stay or rest (?): cengailter na heich ┐ cuiriter na carb(ait) et a f.¤—bacana iaraind arna cairbth[e]chaibh nach scailedh RC xi 319.32 (cf. ceangoilter ar bfrithbhacain iarnoidhe ar na carbaduibh ZCP x 290.25 .

3 fert

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n miracle: see fiurt.

ferta

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n the act of confirming (?): f.¤ .i. fasta[d] ut est: ferr f.¤ firinde fiadan freslige .i. is ferr dona fiadna[ib] a firinde d'fastadh go nertmar nā beith res ina lighi, O'Dav. 1011 . n p. of fiurt ?

1 fertach

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n ā,f. (< Lat. pertica, MacNeill PRIA xxxvi C 287 . Cf. Gwynn on O'Dav. 1048 , Ériu ix 157 ). name of an early Irish land-measure containing 12 feet, the twelfth part of a `forrach': dā troigid dēc i fertaig, dā fertaigh dēc i forraigh, Laws iii 334.21 Comm. a thomus i fertaigh ┐ forraigh, O'D. 2405 (< Rawl. B 506, f. 51b ). Cf. meisemnaigther a tomus ... ana fertaib [leg. fertachaib ?] ┐ i foirgi[b], Cōic Conara 42 § 65 .

2 fertach

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adj o-ā (1 fert) full of mounds or graves: ro boí tan ba fíad f.¤ | co n-ilur tríath tairbertach `a waste, a place of graves ' Met. Dinds. iii 260.5 (`of high deeds' v 254 ). ruamach [.i.] fertach .i. cathardai, LB Fél. cxxvi (gl. Aug. 6) .

3 fertach, firtach

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adj o-ā (fiurt) possessing virtues or miracu- lous powers (common epithet of saints): Maodhóg f.¤ Ferna BNnÉ 231.2 . f.¤ ... an fer 253.21 . Lasair ḟ.¤ , Ériu v 78.23 . Mlaise ┐ Moedhóic ... fertaigh oc feichiumh in bhaile SG 24.40 . Dia feartach, Parrth. Anma 118.17 . laeoch ... lanfeartach BB 266a57 = Keat. i 210 . an ḟíorógh ḟiortach, A. Ó Dálaigh xv 15 . Of things: doní Moysi ... natraig da flesc firtaigh BB 239bz . le cois na ffethal ffertach `the wonder-working insignia' BNnÉ 246.10 .

fertad

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n (1 fert) making a burial-mound: ferta[d] do flatha, Laws v 306.5 (glossed : beth oc denam ulaid cumhdachta imat flaith 308.8 ; fertad [fertud v.l.] do flatha .i. ulad cumdachta do denam imot flaith, O'Dav. 961 ). fertadh flatha, Laws ii 102.3 Comm. g s. im nemthairecc fertad do flatha `for not erecting the tomb of thy chief' i 184.6 (this may be for ferta, g s. of 1 fert, or a dental g s. of the by-form fertae). f.¤ fénned keening (?) : (of the slaughter of the Innocents :) bātar ... oc māithrechaib ... gola trōga ... fuilt scaílte, crideda tuarcthi, ferta fēnned LB 140b55 ( Hog. Nenn. 81 ) = fertadh feineadh, Ferm. 103b .

fertae

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n (1 fert) f. (coll.) graves, graveyard (?) (see Ériu xvii 83 ): n s. Fertæ Martyrum , Thes. ii 260.42 (Arm. 6 b 2) . in Ferta, Lat. Lives 61 . ferta .i. adnacal, O'Mulc. § 523 . a d s. du ferti, Arm. 21 b 2 marg. (Trip. 356 n. 1) . ad Ferti, Thes. ii 259.31 (Arm. 3 b 1) . o Ferti Cherpain, AU 503. isind fertai, LU 5266 . hicond ferta Lerga, 6311 = icond ḟert ilLercaib, 6277 . g s. Clúana ferta, Fél. 260.z . C. Ferta, AU i 258 (s.a. 782). Cluano Fertae, 266 (s.a. 788).

fertaid ?

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ind cach leth robae rofertad feraise LL 122b51 (Siabur- chobra Con Cul.). Cf. fertad.

fertaigid

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v g (fiurt ?) endows with miraculous power (?) : robai Mīdi aen do lā fora raith ┐ roḟeartaig Dia hi nodorei- thistair mōr ngalar do daínib troga in domain, Lec. 336b44 . Cf. ro fortachtaig Dia di nó ro reithistar ... in corresponding passage in Fél., n. Jan. 15 .

fertán

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n o,m. (dim. of 1 fert) a grave-mound: f.¤ Carmain, cia ro chlaid? Met. Dinds. iii 8.77 . f.¤ Dubthaig 228.37 . f.¤ in laích, Acall. 1078 . fertan Airt ┐ Eogain 3180 . Feartan Crimthaind RC xxiv 180.1 (= Fert C. 178.24 ).