fuilech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fuilech or dil.ie/24795

Forms: fuileach, Fulach

adj o-ā (fuil)

(a) bloody, blood-stained: buiden f.¤ ḟordergg imme, sessium féin crechtach f.¤ eturra, TBC-LL¹ 5414 = b. forderg co fuilib ... osse fuileach crechtach cadesin TBC-I¹ 3334 .

(b) blood-shedding, sanguinary (usual sense) ; freq. of persons, when the implied meaning is freq. valiant in battle (cf. cródae) ; often a complimentary epithet (perh. in some cases = of noble stock ?) : Goll in f.¤ fóeburderg, Fianaig. 60.22 . fiana ferrdha fuilecha, CCath. 5363 . nip f.¤ nip cuilech a lám, ZCP xi 84 § 36 . don druing ḟuiligh iolḟaobhruigh, Aithd. D. 3. 17 . an dream bhíos fuileach (nó doghní dortadh fola) = uiri sanguinum ( Psalms liv 24 ) TSh. 5318 . fuileach (synonym of borb), Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 99 ). Of combats, etc.: comrac f.¤ , ZCP vi 29. 34 . cath fulech, Cog. 110. 11 . ba f.¤ forderg do Throiannaib in coméirge, LL 226a9 ( TTr. 647 ). ni f.¤ duin an gaisciodh sa (= we have not yet drawn blood) ZCP x 287.10 . rolaiset frais fuiligh ... do ṡleghaibh, CCath. 1278 . rogabsat flathius f.¤ a bloody sovereignty Todd Todd Nenn. 226 (= LL 133b28 ).

(c) of sanguine constitution or temperament (rare) : fiadhaighe fuileach forbfaoileach, AFM v 1726.7 . ? nech genes i nAine ... bid f.¤, bid somainech do molad a daenib, H 3.17, c. 850z ( ZCP x 226 ).

(d) In follg. perh. = of noble stock (see fuil (c) : inmain óclach f.¤ fíal, Acall. 1115 . na mac mór fialgharg f.¤ , 1996 .

As npr. m., Dinds. 25 ; but Fulach (ib.) and BB 364b39 ; 45 and Metr. Dinds. iii 88 ; 90 seems the original form of this name.