fairsinge

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Forms: fairsinge, foirsingi

n , f. (see fairrge)

(a) amplitude, width, extent : n s. ind fairsinge (gl. vastitas) Ml. 102a21 . a d s. ara foirsingi 122a9 . hi farsinge (gl. on : hil-lethu, Hy i 43 ), Thes. ii 305.28 . boí ... día farsingi in tige so spacious was the house LU 8739 . is diasneti ... farsinge ┐ lethet na flatha nemda, LU 2477 . mét ┐ fairsingi ┐ lethe na cathrach, RC xxviii 322.18 . gach fairsingi bias an dorus, is usuide lē dul amach, Rosa Angl. 44.11 . o tā sdét fírluath fúd, gabh f.¤ ┐ fireitech na ferunn `make for the broad and open country' ZCP vi 36.2 . ar f.¤ na feronn in the open field, at large 285.23 . ní husa ... a coiméd in bur cathrachaibh díb na for fairsingi in muighi, Stair Erc. 1948 . Cf. mar fh.¤ bhealaigh do mhacaibh na mímhéinne to give scope to Ó Bruad. iii 16 . anmanna ghairmid fili mar ḟ.¤ dá slighe, Content. xviii 155 . nach fuláir dhóibh fairrsinge na Fódla dá mbuidhnibh, Ir. Monthly 1929, 331 ( DDána 380 ). d'f.¤ a indtlechta, MR 318.29 . Cf. d'fairrseanga, DDána 54 § 21 .

(b) lavishness, munificence: tossach féli forsinge, LL 345b25 . Anecd. iii 16.8 (= abundance ?). geall feile ┐ fairsinge, BNnÉ 282.16 . a féle ┐ a ḟairsinge do cliaroibh Erionn `his generosity and bounty' AFM iv 664 . Abundance: f.¤ aráin, Proverbs xxviii 19 .