1 flesc

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Forms: ḟlesc, ḟlisc, flesca, f., flesc, Flesca, fleisc

n ā,f. n s. ind ḟlesc Sg 40b16 . n du. di ḟlisc 3b19 . n p. flesca, Thes. ii 48.1 .

(a) a rod, wand, stick (cut off a tree, or of metal, esp. one carried in the hand) : gl. virga Hib. Min. 10.340 . ferula Thes. ii 48.1 . vimen 360.25 ( Philarg. Ecl. ii 72 ). f.¤ for dib ngablaib lasin conair immetiagat do erissem dia lethlaim furi ┐ lorc isind laim aili (gl. virgam et baculum) Ml 45c9 . nír ás frén na f.¤ feda trit riam LL 5a40 . co nderna cliab bec do fhleascaib cuill, Lism.L. 2401 . femen .i. f.¤ , Auraic. 610 (femen taken as = Lat. vimen). gran ... con- dafema f.¤ (`so that the flail strip it' Stokes, in O'Dav. 833 ) Laws iv 94.16 Comm. (cf. f.¤ .i. suist, O'Dav. 833 ; f.¤ .i. traigh ut est o ro femadh f.¤ .i. iarna lomadh o fleisg 898 ). f.¤ līn `scutching-stick' Laws i 150.6 . benaid ... in sruth co fleisc dúir ... co tócband inna anmand súas do chind na flesci LU 2118 ( FA 18 ). soud flesci Moysi a nathraig PH 3429 . folt ... amal flesca óir LU 3639 ( SC 31 ) (cf. folt na bhfleasg bhfáinneach, Cl. AB 216.40 . See also under flescach I). flesca findarcit inna lámaib (of harpers) LU 7637 ( BDD 119 ). f.¤ airgid 'na láim ac certugud na heachraidhi, Comp. ConC. 101.13 . co flescaib iarnaidib ... do sroigled ... na pecthach LU 2085 ( FA 15 ). f.¤ óir (fig. of a bishop ), Fél. April 25 . Of angular staves for Ogham inscriptions : Corm. Y 606 (s.v. fé). Ériu xiii 228.3 . ma rosechmaill a ḟlesg ┐ dorinde aīr ib. 5 . co ndernui .iiii. flescca ibair [sic leg.] ┐ scrípuidh oghumm inntib (for divination) IT i 129.21 . vii mbethi a n-aonfleisg do beithi, Auraic. 2804 . See also under (f) below. lath, wattle (in a structure) : coic seoit i ndul tri a tech ... dartaid i fleisc tís, dairt i fleisc thuas, samaisc i cleith this, colpdach i cleith tuas, Laws iv 312.15 ( Cr. G. 215 ). Of plectrum for a `timpán' (?) : fleasc gu cairche ced-ceol cain RC xliii 10 (expld. as `a wand with hair, i.e. a bow ,' O'Curry Mann. and Cust. iii 363 ). See f. filed, below (f).

(b) a line, stroke: o méit di flescaib bís hisin tórunt .i. mad óenf.¤ is .i. mad di ḟlisc is .n. (gl. ex quantitate figurae linearum) Sg 3b19 . ind ḟlescsa huasind .m. `this line over the m.' 40b16 . cōic feadha cach aicmi, ┐ is oen co a cōic cach ae .i. aenfleisc co cōic flescaib (i.e. an Ogham letter contains from one to five strokes), Auraic 976 .

(c) a scion, stripling, young person (oft. folld. by defining gen., showing that the metaphor was felt) : ind f.¤ do chlainn Iesse (of the Virgin Mary) SR 7502 . f.¤ gilla óic, Acall. 5225 . fleasg seang a Teamhair (of a chief), A. Ó Dálaigh lv 25 .

(d) F.¤ LÁMA perhaps originally land reclaimed by one's own labour, hence land held in full fee, patrimony, domain: flesc .i. ferand ut est orbu laime na manach ... .i. flesc laime na manuch, O'C. 570 ( H 3.18, 284 ; MR 62 n .). ferand Fergusa ... f.¤ Find maic R., Met. Dinds. ii 80 (cf. fleasg lamha .i. fearann, fleasg lamha Finn ... .i. fearann Finn, O'Cl.). ní n-a [f]lesc lama sin fein ... acht a ferann duine aile, Laws iii 426.21 Comm. cland Cobthaig ... ba he a f.¤ láma side coiced Connacht LU 4081 . ba cóiced Connacht a ruidles (.i. a f.¤ láma) 4083 . o nach hí bar bhfleasc lamha Eriu as Ireland is not your own land MR 62.3 . dar cenn déc [leg. deich ?] ttriucha chéd dá fleiscc lámha fodéisin `his own native territory' FM ii 1166 . co tír nA. .i. a ḟlesca fírduiche fén LB 175b55 = flesg lama firduthaig do fein hi, Caithr. Cellaig 739 . for a ferund ┐ for a leisc lama duthaig a athar, Cog. 64z . The meaning `land' may have arisen from the use of a stick in measuring, cf. Eng. rood (cogn. with rod), or because the extent of jurisdiction was measured by the cast of a `flesc' thrown by a youth ? cf. under flescach III (b).

(e) a hoop, circlet (late sense) ; blaithfleasg `a garland of flowers' Eg. Gl. 684 . f.¤ fhionndruine ima chenn SG 263.32 (` fillet ' ii 298 ). adeirid ... gur chuir Maoise glas ar an bhfleisc do bhí fá n-a láimh féin ar bhrá- ghaid Ghaedhil `fastened with a lock around the neck of G. the bracelet that he had on his own arm' Keat. ii 290 (appar- ently a confusion of the `flesc' or rod of Moses with the `tí glas' of the earlier legend, see LB 119a24 fg., Leb. Gab. i 196 ). do bhíodh ... fleasc fá láimh gacha taoisigh mar chomhartha ceannais feadhna Keat. ii 292 . ro batar leo ... tuagha ..., ni rabhator fleascca náid ecclonna forro febh baoi for biailibh na nGall `rings nor chains' Hugh Roe 166z (f. 45a) . fleasg óir arna heagar | fana fholt, Duan. Ḟ. ii 392 § 82 .

(f) f.¤ filed (fileta)

(1 ) poet's wand, stave: cend na flesci filed (used in divination,cf. IT i 129 , cited above under (a)), Corm. Y 323 . fuath a bhfleasg ag fileadhuibh IGT, Decl. ex. 1212 (perh. ` ogham staves ' here ? see under (a) above). ro gabastair ... a fhlesc fhileta fhindruine SG 239z . ro chroith a fhlesc fhileta fhiled i ndorus in baile ┐ do chuala in dóir- seoir in fuaim sin 240.3 .

(2 ) poet's fillet, wreath (mark of his calling) : fleasg file fána cheann ITS i 84.5 (cf. e above).

(g) doubtful meanings : f.¤ .i. fāl no ime ut est dá carpat ┐ ech etarro a lethat ┐ f.¤ uime .i. ime uime, O'Dav. 870 = flesga ime, Ériu xiii 33.25 (a hedge, rail ?. Cf. Ml 45c9 above under (a)). flesg .i. bun fich, Met. Gl. Eg. 13 (= fich bunaid hereditary land ? Cf. (d) above ; `a root of fighting' Auraic. Gloss. p. 337 ).

As npr. m. Dinds. 19 . Met. Dinds. iii 30 ; 36 . (name of a cupbearer, prob. in sense (a)). Cf. Flesca (name of a woman-messenger), TTreblainne, Ferm. 68b ( ZCP xiii 170.1 ). a s. fleisc ib.

Compds. ¤bémnech switching, smiting with rods: f. na slat ┐ na n-echlasc, CCath. 1836 . ¤buille a swish of a rod or stick: fuaimm f., Ériu iii 14 § 8 . ¤fáinnech : folt ... fleasg- fáinnech ` ringletted ' Ériu v 64.3 . Cf. LU 3639 , quoted under (a) above. See also echlasc, forflesc.

2 flesc

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ind rain, wet ? f.¤ .i. fleochad, Thr. Ir. Gl. 19 = fleasc .i. fliuchud, Corm. Y 582 .

flescach

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(1 flesc)

I adj o-ā in various senses of flesc. Abounding in shoots or branches (freq. epithet of woods) : fid fand f.¤ , Anecd. i 54 § 34 . fiod f.¤ , K. and H. 29 ( ZCP iii 457 ). fid ... fleascach, Ériu iv 156.21 . fidh flesgach ZCP vii 303x . la folucht fianclar f.¤ ZCP xiii 276.10 . mualach ... f.¤ fērach osier-bearing (?) Corm. Y 944 . Made of twigs or wattles: ina churach f.¤ fann RC xvii 175 (Tig.). na fianḟlescaig fo thuga `hunting-booths of osier' Met. Dinds. iii 112.31 . Of hair : folt fand f.¤ LU 4231 ( SG 83 ), cf. LU 3639 quoted under 1 flesc (a). Having lines or strokes: ficheall chorrfhleasgach `a smoothlined chessboard' Studies 1923, 599 . gair na mbleige [ = mbleidhe] fleasgach fionn decorated with lines (?) Rel. Celt. ii 286.7 . Cf. leasgach (leg. flescach ? flescán v.l.), name of a drinking-horn , Acall. 147 .

II adj Youthful (cf. 1 flesc c) : f.¤ no maothcnesach, Auraic. 610 v.l.

III n o,m.

(a) a rod or stick (?) : f.¤ ┐ emnad ┐ cairced acon timpanach, M. and C. 363 n . H 3.18 f. 87 ( O'C. 154 ).

(b) techn. term in laws for a certain kind of minor, of lowly origin and status, a lad under 17 years ; expl. as a lad who had a `flesc' (in lieu of a spear ?) : is e fleascach indsen .i. is aici bis in fleasc bundsaidi no no diubraiges hi, O'C. 559 . Cóic Conara p. 69 n . urc[h]or flescaig, is eiside mac bundsaige, Laws iv 138.16 . secht fflesgaig focerdtha flesg tar [nai fótu], Ériu xiii 46.23 = Ériu xi 45.6 . tomus airchinn cethrib forrgib | co n-aurchur flescaich PRIA xxxvi C 16. 311 ( ZCP xii 366.21 ). fleas- gach (one of the `fodla febe') .i. fleasgas na heocho, O'C. 213 (< H 3.18, 110 = Laws v 78 ). na tri flescaidh, a tri n-eneclainne screpall, da screpall, tri screpaill ... ; a tri n-aosa, ocht mbliadna .x. mbliadna ┐ 2 bliadain .x. laithe aicenta faosum cach fir dona flescachaib ... na flescaidh ┐ na fir miudba ar aois ┐ indracus aithfegar eneclann doib a n-aois ┐ a n-indracus a sealb ┐ a tochas. uair mic daoine ndereoil iatsiad [sic O'C.] nachit graidh ┐ dina direnar ina hincaibh graidh ┐ nach rofes gradha a n-athar nach a senathar, O'C. 1266 (< H 3.18, 512 - 13 ). otha f.¤ co ruice righ O'C. 866 ( H 3.18, 390 ). cia mac is lughu eneclann dona macaib ? .i. fleascach, Ir. Recht 22 § 22 Comm. (text has : mac nad mug na manach na dirrenar a inchuib athar na fine na aitte a boy who is neither a serf, a monk [i.e. bound to lord or monastery] and for whom fine is not paid according to the status of father, tribe or fosterer).

(c) later in wider sense ; complimentary epithet of a warrior or chief : do bhíodh ... fleasc fá láimh gacha taoisigh ..., is uaidh sin adeirthear fleascach uasal ré ceann buidhne anois, Keat. ii 294 (see 1 flesc, e). A stripling: go ffacamar ... fleasgach óg dēidgheal, Duan. F. ii 352 § 59 . f.¤ eladna a student (of literature, music, etc.) : flesgach ealadhna do muinntir Dhálaigh `graduate in science' ALC ii 450 (1582) . Cf. ... filidhe | flatha is fleasgaidh ealadhna, le haghaidh aiste a dhéanamh, Iar Connaught 291 (early 19th cent.).

flescad

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n u,m. beating, whipping: ferr a f.¤ a fóenblegon `better to whip them than to humour them' Tec. Corm. § 16. 106 . Of beating clothes, Mon. Tall. § 67 = Ériu ii 222.21 .

flescaid

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v ā (1 flesc) beats (with a stick) : flesc lin .i. da flesc- ther in lin with which flax is scutched Laws i 152.15 .

flescán

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n o,m. dim. of 1 flesc ; name of a drinking-horn , Acall. 147 n .

flescda

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adj io-iā (1 flesc) like a wand : slender, pliant (?) ; hence youthful (? cf. 1 flesc, c) : femina de f.¤ no maithch- nechas dicitur , Auraic. 610 (flescach no maothcnesach v.l.). The glossator prob. connects femina with vimen, see 1 flesc (a).

fletech

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Forms: ḟletech

n s,n. (fled + tech) a banqueting-house or hall: mad fleteg ... dogneid dind aeclis Wb 11d16 . hi fledtigib Ml 86b5 . a flettech RC xii 108.3 . Cf. ceol cen letedh (letech v.l. ; leg. ḟletech ZCP xi 155 ), Anecd. i 61 § 98 . cen teora fechta fletigi, O'Don. 1633 ( H 5. 15 p. 17a ) = fledhtigh, O'C. 2466 ( Eg. 88 fo. 37a ).

fliche

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Forms: flichi

n ā,f. abstr. from fliuch, moisture: P.O'C. flichi, Mackinnon Cat. 44.1 .

flichidecht, flichecht

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Forms: fliuchidhecht, flichidheachta

n ā,f. (fliuch, fliuchaide) wet, mois- ture: fliuchidhecht (gl. liquor) Ir. Gl. 1097 . tiormacht ┐ flichidheacht, TSh. 598 . g s. do dhíoth na flichidheachta 1577 . do hiompoigheadh mo ḟlicheacht a ttart, Ps. xxxii 4 .

flid, flich

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Forms: fliodh, fligh, fleagha

n m. name of a herb, chickweed ? f.¤ do tegad ar licc te no i naighen (for a cure), Ir. Texts v 74.22 . fiadhaile, fliodh ┐ neanntóg, Oss. iv 274.4 . Hippia minor .i. in flidh RC ix 235 . Cf. flíoch (: tír) is fiadhaile, Cúirt 80 . fliodh, fligh ` chickweed, stitchwort ' (`pronounced fuilig in Munster') Hog. Luibhl. g s. sugh fleagha , Mackinnon Cat. 33.9 .