fuirechair, furachair

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Forms: furachair, furechair

adj i watchful, wary, alert ; keen (in observation or judgment) : furachair vigil Ir. Gl. 984 . synon. of aireach, críonda, Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 19 ). aicsed féig furachair, LB 219a16 ( MacCongl. 97 ). batar feigi fuireachra a[c] forcoimet, Aen. 2063 . anraidh ōcca fureacra, CCath. 5368 . a bhadhbh ḟuireachair (to a warrior), E. Ó Heodhusa, DDána 92.38 . rí críonna fuireachair, TSh. 6778 . fear fírghlic fuireachair ré heidirghleodh ceasd ┐ caingean, Todd Lect. iv 68.6 . do ghabhsad go feithmheach furachair aga agallaim, ML 76. 20 . fégad ... co furechair cách he fén LB 52a 42 ( PH 5339 ). gabait co feit[h]mech fuireac[h]ur ... ica sirdecsain, CCath. 5006 . ro teichettar go furachair fíorathlamh, BNnÉ 238 n. 8 (v.l. to : gan fhuirech ). co faiteach furechair, BS 142.19 .

Often with verbs of fighting (infl. by feochair ?) : ro frithailseom Mani co fichtha furachair, TFerbe 417 . ba fortren ... fureachair ro ferad in combaig, Aen. 991 . ro fregair co feithmheach f.¤ iat, Ériu iii 166.15 . Cf. buailis ... í ┐ ni fuair fregra f.¤ uaithi `she (viz. the cow) did not give heed to him' (he did not get an attentive response ?) Celt. Rev. iv 108.8 = YBL 340.26 .

Cf. further : do ghabh ag gréasacht mhaca F. go fíordhíochra ┐ go f.¤ `with ... fervour' ML 82.13 (1151) . go bhfeirg mhoir bhfuireachair keen, intense (?) Miscell. Celt. Soc. 178.7 .

Compar. nī bhus furachra, Carswell² 51.1738 . ní as ḟuiriochra `more wakefull ' RSClára 75b .

As subst. : ? cach folaid a furechair , Lec. 186rb41 ( ACL iii 227 . R. Smith, ZCP xvii 53 would emend to firathcur, taking this line as originally a gloss, but that is very doubtful) cia dogné a furechair cluithe (obscure in context), O'Curry 2386 ( Eg. 88, 30aa ). tri faobra, tri fuirecra (fuireachair v.l.), TBC-LL¹ 5540 St.