feras

Cite this: eDIL s.v. feras or dil.ie/21690
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: firus, f., feruis

n Earlier firus: f.¤ leighinn, AU 1220 . u, o, m. (fer) the condition of a man, hence conduct, activity (of a freeman in his social function, Ériu xxviii 155, cf. Triads § 196 ), office : tréde faillsiges cach ndagḟeras: dán, gaisced, crésine each well-performed service Triads 196 (glossed: gach feidhm nó gníomh iomlán feramhail, p. 41 ). cach ndrochḟ.¤ 197 . Folld. by gen., conduct, management (of business, office, industry, etc.): badh teoaide an fearus fine, | móide gach maith poiblidhe the administration of the kindred weal was the more zealous (?) Arch. Hib. i 96.8 (cf. fer fine). f.¤ légind the office of `fer l.', lectorship: A. d'écc, ┐ Dubh D.L. do ghabhail a ionaid as a ḟiorus léighinn ... ┐ Aodh do ghabháil an ḟiorasa leighinn death of A ...and D., leaving his lectorship took his place and Aodh took the lectorship AFM ii 856.5 . f.¤ tige office of fer tige; management, husbandry; stewardship (?): f.¤ tighe no baile, IGT, Decl. § 27 (f.¤ eich, f.¤ coille, proscribed as incorrect ib. see feracht). do bhríghḟearas bhaile, ex. 859 . Gen. as adj. (?): primthempall ... ar n-a oibriugadh go roshaothrach deig-feruis tighi with skilfully directed labour (?) Fl. Earls 66.8 . f.¤ barr overplus, superfluity ("probably ... abstract of fear barr `man of supremacies,' formed in the same way as fearas léighinn `the profession of the fear léighinn'," Bergin, Gadelica i 271 , where follg. exx. are cited): do chuaidh an fearas barr a n-óirchisdi na heaguilsi do dhíol ar son chiontadh na ccomharsan, Mac Aingil 447 . fóireadh bhar bhfearas barr-sa riachtanas cháich, 495 (= vestra abundantia illorum inopiam suppleat 2 Cor. viii 14 ). Treated as single noun: ag tabhairt a nfearasbair don phártaidhe = `rendering the surplusage to the party' Bk. of Comm. Prayer 1712 p. [8] ( Gadelica i 272 ). For modern development see Gadelica i 272 .