feochair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. feochair or dil.ie/21623

 

Forms: fechair, feuchair, feuchuir, feochrae, feochar, feocru

adj i (O. Ir. feuchair) rarely fechair, stern, severe ; later fierce, indomitable, wild (gen. but not invariably in unfavourable sense) : feuchair (gl. severus) Ml. 27a19 . feuchuir (gl. severus) 23d24 . huan todail feuchuir (gl. fero haustu) 134b4 . fergach nó feochur (fechuir v.l. ; gl. on `acher' Hy v 9 ). Of persons : rí feóchair (= ferox) Lat. Lives 63 . rí fechoir gentlidi ib. 2 . slog ... fergach f.¤ PH 8103 . fer blaith cennais ... f.¤ laind ` vigorous ' (of St. Bartholomew) 1975 . file fechair ` stern ' Metr. Dinds. iii 56 . Ipamedon f.¤ fergach, TTebe 2726 (= ferus, Theb. vii 430 ). fianna feochra, TBC-LL¹ 5683 . féinnidh fiuchair, Ó Bruad. ii 180 . Of animals : fael f.¤ , SR 4816 . ba f.¤ ... féig in beist ... cia chruth fogebad conair d'admilliud A., 1129 . ech f.¤ , LU 8631 ( FB 47 ). nuallān fuinche feochrae (g s f. ?) ACL iii 310 § 9 . anmanna feochra wild beasts CCath. 4320 . Of things, etc.: is f.¤ in frecra ` savage ' BDD 63 . cath fulech ... f.¤ , Cog. 110.11 . fogartha feochrai, SR 48 (feochraib MS. metri gratiâ). In chev. : f.¤ glóir, SR 5443 . (as neut. subst. ?) feochar ṅgal, Metr. Dinds. iii 258.29 . f.¤ ngoile ITS v 40.10 . Compar. : ní fairgēba-su ... leō bus feochra TBC-I¹ 351 = feocru LU. airdri ... as feochru cach ndracoin, Ériu ii 98.4 . Compd. : feochair-galach, ML 134.15 .