fresabra

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fresabra or dil.ie/24295
Last Revised: 2013

 

n m. (cf. 1 abra; see also Celtica xxi 38-39 and ZCP xxxvi 59 ) opposition: ro bui f.¤ ac Fergus F.'s authority was opposed Laws i 76.18 Comm. berid in mBóroma fó di cen ḟ.¤ , LL 305a15 ( RC xiii 98 ). reim gan freassabra, CCath. 5797 . ba hé in fó co f.¤ `the stout warrior trained in contest' Metr. Dinds. iii 58 . cen co beith rosacht na freasabra ris im airdrigi, MR 118.10 . du gab se ... tigernus chuicid Ulad uili cin f.¤ , Ann. Conn. 1315 § 2 . ní bhiadh fresabhra friú ... im oirdhearcus an mhadhma do beith forra the glory of having gained the victory would have been theirs without dispute AFM v 1646 . ... etir chill ┐ tuaith do neoch bai i ffresabhra friss, iii 198 . ni ḟuair do ḟreasabhra ris ... he had not so much opposition as ... TD 17.41 . Esp. in phrase: RÍ CEN (CO) F.¤ a king without (with) opposition, applied to the high-king of Ireland according as his supremacy was uncontested or otherwise: mad do Leith Cuind in rí ┐ Leth Cuind ule ┐ oenchóiced al-Leith Moga ace, is rí Temra ┐ Herenn co fressabra in fer sain, Trip. 524 ( LL 26a25 ). do ní rig Erenn co freasabra de, gin gu beth acht aenbaili d'Erinn i na ingnais du neoch na roibi aigi fecht aile, BB 341a12 ( Laws v 50.27 Comm. ). rí go bhfreasabhra, mar atá rí aga raibhe mórán d'uaislibh Éireann ag cur na aghaidh fa ḟlaitheas Éireann do bheith na ṡeilbh, Keat. iii 4963 . rí Erenn co f.¤ no cen f.¤ , Laws v 114.10 Comm. ( BB 348b33 . YBL 205a47 ). Toirrdhealbhach Ua Briain, rí Ereann co fresabhra, AFM ii 926 (1086) . do bhí 'na ádhbhar righ gan ḟreasabhra, ML 4.5 ( ML² 30 ). se bliadna a lánrighe Laigen gan f.¤ , ZCP viii 111.30 . righe gan [ḟ]reasabra [sic leg.], ix 171 § 6 . ris da raib [f]reasabra [sic leg.] trā | d'uaim, d'innis nó d'orlēna ib. § 7 .

Compd. ¤rí = rí co f. (?): croichet fresabrattrig `a croichet for a King opposed in his government' Laws i 48.13 .