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 .

fliuch

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Forms: fhlich, flichthe, fliche

adj ( RC ii 332 , 411 )

(a) wet: gl. madidus Ir. Gl 675 . rochí F. co mbo f.¤ a brat BDD 92 . ro cháiestar C. ... curbo f.¤ blai ┐ bruinne dho, Acall. 889 . co nach tirim acht mad f.¤ , Laws i 48.15 . cuilche f.¤ Hy ii 31 . Lat. Lives 63 (where the Lat. text reads tunica pellicea). robúi a hétach fúar f.¤ , Betha Muire É. § 7 ( Ét. Celt. i 84 ). sín fh.¤ `wet weather' ib. ba minic gruadha ... go f.¤ derfadhach, Cog. 42.20 . is é do-ní an tslighe fliuch salach, fearthain ..., TSh. 10738 . d s. f. a smúit-theinidh fhlich 6373 . g s. f. tosach oidhche flichthe (= fliche) FM v 1852.5 . As subst. damp ; wet weather: tuitid isin f.¤ , Laws v 270.28 Comm. fuaire nā f.¤ , Ir. Texts i 26 . Compar. lacha .i. lichiu quam alia[e] aves , Corm. Y 829 = liuchiu .i. fliuch[u] hí quam aliae aves , Trans. Phil. Soc. 1859, 189 (< H 3.18, 72 ).

(b) full (in B. na f.) : caput f.¤ (.i. lán) do greand a head covered with hair ZCP v 484 .

Compds. ¤caemna ` wet cheer', a bath, ablutions: f. folcthi ┐ fothraicthe RC xiv 416.5 . YBL 177a49 (= BB 257b40 ). f. duib co bun clúas, Hib. Min. 67.1 . [bantracht] ag denum fliuchchaemhna foilcthi (context shows that they were preparing a hot bath) MR 274.19 . ¤dercc blear-eyed: gl. lippus Sg 24a8 . meic Lia liuchdeircce SR 2996 (cf. ba fliuch dercca Liaa LB 114a32 = YBL 285a9 ). ¤doinenn wet weather: fliuchdhoinenn mhor FM iv 1188 . AU 1037 . ¤domain wet and deep: tar ḟughnochtaibh ḟliuchdhoimhne ... na fairrge ML 46.27 . ¤lepthach (lepa) : luighe fliuch- leapthach `lying in a wet bed' Buile S. 92.13 . ¤linntech : having puddles: gur bo liuchlinntech ... gach inad full of puddles MR 256.14 . ¤snechta sleet: flichshneachta, Fl. Earls 54.13 .

fliuchad

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n u,o,m. the act of wetting: lān coid méich f.¤ a chind it took the full of a bushel to wet his head Ériu iv 26.11 . rocho- tail fon sruth ... cen f.¤ a éttaig, BColm. 104.11 . ni fuar usci da f.¤ ZCP v 24 § 10 . ar daigin a fliuch[th]a, Laws iii 212.4 Comm . Watering, irrigating: do ḟliuchadh an gháirdín, Gen. ii 10 . Rarely rain (= fleochud, flechud) : bainni fliucaid IT ii2 103.4 ( BB 496b45 ). feraid tromfhliuchadh ... forsin fairgi, Aen. 936 . The follg. ex. is obscure : ni dingentaoi fliochadh dhó ... acht dia Domhnaigh (a Lenten practice), Rule of Tallaght § 87 , where scribe adds : ni thuigim an fliuchadh sin, achd munab braiseach no broth- chan as mian leis do thuigsin faoí ; ` seething ' Gwynn ; perh. ablution .

See flechud.