fúaman, fúamain

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n a word of doubtful meaning, apparently either some part of the body or some article of outside clothing ; Thurneysen Heldensage p. 601 conjectures `Halstuch', neck-cloth or scarf: drech lethderg ... lais, fúamain find fuinechda, brat gorm, LU 8637 ( FB 47 ). Of two chariot-fighters: cinnas dothíagat ? Dóit fri dóit. leóit fri leóit. fúamain fri fuamain, gúalaind fri gúalaind LU 8704 ( FB 53 ), glossed: fuamain .i. taeb, H 3.18, p. 608a—b ( O'Curry 1323 ). atchíu a ndá ngruaid ngormgela | conid fri fúamun find fuinechdae | fordath soerdath snechtaide | di díb súilib ..., LU 7381 ( BDD 100 ). Cf. āillde do dainib a delb itir folt ┐ rosc ┐ huamain, TBC-I¹ 3223 . drech cain ... ulcha úrchas ... huamond álaind etrocht glan leis, LL 237b13 = TTr. 1529 (`face' Stokes).

Thurneysen op. cit. sees the same word in the follg. ex. : tobert [Fúamnach] in n-athaig cétnae fo Etaín condabert asa gríanán for in fúamain forsa ra bi riam co cend secht mbliadna fo Herind, LU 10648 (= foran imluamain, Ériu xii 156 ; for a mumuaman riamh, H 3.18, 606a ( ZCP v 524 ).

O'Clery's glosses: fuaman .i. gile; .i. sgáile, do not suit above exx.; the former may be due to association of word with finn, fuinechdae.

Cf. úamann.