1 fras, fros

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Forms: frais, frasai, frossa, fros, fras, fraise, frasa, frais, fraisi, fros, fras, frais, frasa, frossa

n ā, f. later also frais. a p. teora frasai (frossa v.l.), Baile Bricín 21 ( ZCP ix 452 ). fros fras (f., g s. fraise n p. frasa) IGT Decl. § 39 . frais (f. g s. n p. fraisi) § 14 (`frois' proscribed as incorrect p. 69.5 ) ; but : fros, fras (m., g s. n p. frais or frasa) § 38 .

(a) a shower, primarily of rain, snow, etc. ionann frais ┐ cioth, Keat. iii 2397 . ceatha, fros, Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 176 ). D[í] prímglais deac foráccaib ind óenfross i nÉre, LU 11038 = Imr. Brain i 56 (here synon. of casar). is banna ría frais a drop before a shower (i.e. a harbinger or prognostic) LU 8679 ( FB 52 ). biat banna ria frais, LL 147a17 . mar bhraon ... ria bhfrais, Content. vii 9 . amail sduaigh nimhi re frais fearthana, TBC-LL¹ 3869 St. frossa snecta, LL 265a16 ( MU² 403 ).

Other uses : Niall Frossach ... tri frassa inna ḟlaith .i. frass argait ... ┐ f.¤ mela ┐ f.¤ chruthnecta, LL 25b6 . tri frosa do ferthain i crich M. ... fross d'argut ... fros do cruithniucht ┐ fros do mil, AU 763 (similar reference Cóir Anm. 124 . AFM 716 ). Cf. fross chruithnechta do ferthain a nOsraighi, RC xvii 359.26 (Tig.). Fig. (of sinners in torment) áit i mbíd frasa fír-ghéara foghadh ag fearthain orra, TSh. 6605 (see c, below). Cf. anocht fearthar frasa teintidhe, Studies 1921, 417 (E. Ó Heódhusa).

By extension a shower, gush, stream of any liquid, tears, blood, etc. frossa diana der, Ériu ii 55z . frasa déra, Duan. F. ii 200 . With play on double meaning : Femen indiu cid fásach ... ba méite no chiad frossa | dar éis Luigdech LL 209b51 = uime roferad frossa, Metr. Dinds. iii 200 . adbhur fras `cause of tears' Fianaig., 68.11 . cneadha fearfaid frasa donnfhala, PBocht 115 . frasa foirdhearga fola, TSh. 2265 . Of sparks : cach spréd ... ┐ cach frass doleiced a tene for lar, LU 6929 ( BDD 54 ).

(b) a quantity, number, swarm , folld. by gen. or partitive DE ; in poetic and animated style, often pl. : ba fross do nemannaib boí inna bélaib (of teeth) LU 4517 = batar frossa findnémand, TBC-LL¹ 208 . ... bá frass do nemannaib ro lád ina chend, LU 9272 . batar inand ┐ frais do némannaib a dēta ina cind, BDD 1 (Y). déad mar ḟ.¤ néamhann, TD 39.5 . in firmiment cona frossaib retland, TBC-LL¹ 4753. 5975 . frosa cnam, BB 367b40 , cf. cnamfros, Dinds. 31 . im Fergus frosaib rindí, BB 264b30 . fross martir már nglédenn, Fél. Feb. 1 . Fig. of abstract things : ferais frais forfāilti fris SR 2951 . Cf. tugamar frais póg ar slios srón ┐ aighthe, Duan. F. ii 262 .

(c) of missiles, a shower, discharge, volley: dosbertatar froiss .i. do ḟotaib, do chlochaib ┐ do cheppaib = pelted them with sods, etc. LL 306a42 ( RC xiii 104 ). ro caithsid frais fergach ... da n-armaibh ris, ZCP vi 274.31 . doreillccitt ... frossa fuileacha fothaibh d'foghadhaibh, AFM vi 2130.3 . f.¤ cháoilṡleagh ... f.¤ ghlac, Ériu ix 164 § 12 . frais bheimionn, Duan. F. ii 306z . las an cédḟrais do léicceadh fótha a gonnadhaibh, AFM v 1646 .

(d) : tar an gcúan go hÁonghas Ile | truagh nach áonfh.¤ tíre atá `one shower of land' SGS iv 62 . Cf. (of an army) conná frith dibh ... acht a cnama ┐ a taisi ... ┐ frasa dia n-armaib na bhfarrad piles (?) Lism. L. 3149 .

(e) hence an assault, attack and in wider sense an impetus, effort: bid drauc re mbuidnib i froiss `at the onset' Imr. Brain 53 . sē cēt ... di ōcaib ... fri fraiss, SR 6275 . in rí rodastraeth tria frois | hi cinaid a n-immarbois (of the Israelites, but possibly a ref. to the Deluge : it would then belong to a) 4993 . mathair Meidbi cróda ... fuachda ria cach froiss, LL 137b44 . glún ré bfrais (of a chief), Ériu ix 165 § 20 . iar ndíth Eogain ... don chetḟrais, Acall. 3371 . gualaire laīch ludite frais who wage conflict LL 146b3 ( PRIA iii 540 ). fri fogla frais, Metr. Dinds. iii 110 . feidm re frais, ZCP viii 222 § 7 . tabhraidh frais ainiarmarthach iomramha make a desperate effort to row ITS v 122.5 . dobretha F. frosse forsin ṅgabail, TBC-LL¹ 755 (i.e. tugged at it) = dorat feidm fiorlaidir St. (of an ox :) do léiccedh tri fraissi geimnighe as, BNnÉ 221 § 114 (raisi v.l. ; cf. rabert [in Dond Cualnge] a thri resse gémmend bar aird, TBC-LL¹ 6124 ).

Compds. See 3 fras-