foglas

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Forms: fochan fóglas

adj o-ā (glas)

(a) lit. of a greenish or bluish tint: fochan fóglas `greenish corn-blades' Fél. p. xxv 1 (cf. fochon fonn- ghlas, Lism.L. 4584 ). dunad foglass LL 28b2 = d. fondglass, Met. Dinds. i 28.12 . cf. Cóir Anm. 109 cited s.v. foichne. (As subst.) a minor bruise ( Ériu lii 141 § 2 ): trí seoit a foderg, a f.¤ (of bruises or wounds) O'Don. 827 (< H 3.17 c. 591 ). a foglas (.i. iar tain) ib.

(b) fig. specious (?), flourishing, bright (?): dochuaid Iudas ass | co n-ilur mbriathar f.¤ fair, plausible (?) SR 7710 . foglass a ṅgen (ṅgein MS.) tibes duit a maig ... tuaith cricha Cuirc `bright is the smile that smiles on you from the plain' Hail Brigit § 15 ( LL 49b50 ); prob. a play on words, the lit. meaning green being implied; cf. nimbi (nimpui v.l.) f.¤ fonn gean combrass, Anecd. i 71 § 182 (`das gewaltige Geläch- ter ... war ihm kein Grund zur Freude' Meyer, ZCP xi 164 , reading: nīmbōi f.¤ , but the syntax of this is not clear).

As epithet: Feradach f.¤ , Rawl. 83a40 . Foglas Feredach, Ält.Ir.Dichtg. i 17 § 9 . Cf. Acher F. 40 § 12 .