fainne

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Forms: fainne

n , f. (fann) weakness: in tan tainic fainde don Trae when Troy became weak Aen. 77 . tainigc trā faindi do C., BColm. 96.4 . is é domrad hi faindi, Ériu iv 158.8 . ar fainde ┐ enirte a irse, PH 5328 . g s. cen chuit fainne , Fél., May 17 . la taidbsin fainni ... i n-aimsir clainni Saúil showing signs of weakness SR 6547 (cf. 2 Reg. iii 1 ). fis foindi no amneirt, Laws iii 270.2 . Cf. fainne i. aineolas foghlama ignorance of learning O'Cl. (see 2 fann). Fig. Mo Eochaid Timine ... mo faindi mo eascaine, Leb. Cert. 200.6 (= faíne, LL 386a44 ).