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2 fae : ind nii pu data leo iarum a lecud chucu ar ba fáe leo
nibu en comadas inna neill `they deemed that he was not a bird
fit for their flock
' Bodl. Corm. s.v. prull. (ar fae, Harl.) See
.

5 fáebar n o,m. (but n p. fáebra LU 9617 ). fáobhar IGT, Decl.
§ 17 . I (a) a sharp edge (of a sword or blade, also of a shield;
seldom of pointed weapons): faobhar sgeo rinn, Ériu xiii
21.10 . mesir arm iarna ḟaobhruibh 41.30 . hi fáebur in
bélae the axe-edge LU 9027 (gloss) ( FB 77 ). ise in biail
10innraic ... tri meoir lethed a foebuir ..., O'C. 884 (< H 3. 18,
395b ). cromsciath co foebar condualach fair TBC² 1158
= faebur chonduala LU 5637 . cosmuiles in cloidim ar a
mbitt in da faebur like a two-edged sword Laws v 222.25
Comm. dobert D. beim do faebur a gae tar mocoll ind
15lín LU 1929 . la fáebru na ngaí 8202 ( FB 15 ). meilid
faebra TBC² 3446 = melat fáebair TBC 5831 . d'faebraip
na tuagh ┐ na claidem, CCath. 5876 . faobar na sgene no
na tuaighe, O'Dav. 1009 . mar ḟáobhar sgían mbearrtha
IGT, Decl, 2043 . cuirfe sé fáobhair [sic] air a chloidheamh
20 whet his sword Ps. vii 12 . gér amhuil cloidheamh dhá fáobhar,
Prov. v 4 . Of a bone: gérithir altan ... faebur a lurgan
MR 20.3 . (b) a sharp-bladed weapon: faibur .i. claideb
(gl. machera) Ml 75b11 . bla faebur `the exemption as to
an edged weapon
' Laws iii 236.23 . amal tregdas anmain
25duine foebur tria corp ZCP iii 26.27 . dosoi foebar fri
Fergail RC xxiv 54.12 . grith faebair, Rawl. 124az =
Ält.Ir.Dicht. ii 17.4 . i mbiat fáebra fri fáebra LU 9617
( ZCP iii 208 ). níngabat renna no airm no faebair itir TBC
1263 . ni ba heccal dó faobhra nád gallra BNnÉ 293.1 .
30(faobhair v.l.). rop scíath fri fóebra fégi Hy v 97 . cen
armu, cen fáebru MU² 644 ( LL 266b44 ). cen inad rend
┐ arm ┐ fáebur do dénam de MU² 331 ( LL 264b5 ). faibraib
derggaib with red sword-blades Rawl. 115a45 = Ält.Ir.Dicht.
i 40.12 . iarna fóebraib fennad `after flaying them with
35sword-edges
' Fél. Prol. 48 . (c) a sharp-edged tool: saer istig
┐ faebhur BB 25b33 = Leb. Gab. i 46 . faebar la soer, Leb.
Gab. i 30 .
II Fig. keenness, sharpness; hence apex: faobhar ann
ara fhertoiph `there is the acme of his mighty works'
40 BNnÉ 284.32 . gan freagra faobhair without keen retort.
Ó Bruad. iii 4 . an chruinne ar a fáobhar fúm IGT, Decl. ex.
15 . Metaph: ? cis duar dían drongaighther i bfaobhraibh
foimhdin, Ériu xiii 26.2 = i foebuir foimdib, O'Dav. 883 .
in Laws, Comm.: orba for set n-imfaebair .i. ferann do-
45berar for conair .i. ime ada faebur, foebra la fine a cuingid
cucu, foebrach léisi a aisec uaithi, Laws iv 46.25 . cuich
in imaebur adeir ann? .i. ... faebur laisin fine im aisic don
ingin ... ┐ faebur laisin ingin a aisic aris don fine (an expla-
nation of im(f)aebair `double-edged, equivocal,' see Thur-
50neysen, Irisches Recht 81 , 82 ), Laws iv 48.9 . fri (re) f. ¤ coincidently
with, at the time of: ni dernad do ulcc hi Connachtaib re
faebar gabala rigi dosom achtmad oenslat ar sligid na
Cruaiche, Ann. Conn. 1224 § 3 (= ALC i 268 ; corresp. to:
re hucht gabhala FM iii 214.6 ).
55 III As npr. m.: Nemnuaill maic Faebair (a progenitor
of Míl) Fianaig. 30.3 . o Chonand mac Febair LL 6a45 .
o Conaing mac Ḟaebhair BB 27a9 . Conaing mac Faobhair,
Keat. i 178 .
Compds. With adj. ¤ derg: Cethern mac fial foebuirderg
60Fintain TBC² 2760 = faebarderg red-bladed Ériu i 116.15 .
Echaid faeburderg LL 127b34 . Eochaidh Faeburderg,
MacCarthy 296.2 . ¤ gér sharp-edged: coibleng ... fuilech
foebargher, Aen. 2371 . ¤ glan clean- or bright-edged; epithet
of javelins: i suaineamnaiph a fogad faebharglan, CCath.
65 5552 . ¤ glas: gai fota faebarglas blue-bladed TBC² 2047 .
As sobriquet, Eochaid Faeburglas, Rawl. 147a16 . LL 127b32 .
¤ glicc skilful in wielding weapons: flaith na fian faebairglic,
Acall. 664 . ¤ nocht: bare-bladed (with unsheathed sword):
a ḟlaith na fian faebharnochd, Acall. 1441 . ¤ the: hot-edged,
70 keen-edged: colg faobhairthe TD 19.8 . sluagh f.
` keen-bladed host ' 3.21 . With subst.: ¤ béim stroke with
the edge of a weapon
(?) TBC 1890 . ¤ chless ` edge-feat '
name of a warlike feat: fáeborchles LU 9291 . Ériu iv 30.9 .
the edge of a weapon (?). TBC 1890 . ¤ chless `edge-feat,'
75 name of a warlike feat fáeborchles LU 9291 . Ériu iv 30.9 .
faeborcless LU 5969 = TBC² 1501 . imma chromscíath ...
cona bil áithgéir co tescfad finna i n-aigid srotha ... inbaid
fogníth ... fáeborchless di is cumma imthescad dá scíath
┐ dá sleg ┐ dá chlaideb LU 6433 = TBC² 1919 . dogni ...
80faeborchles don claidiub imma chend BDD 148 . uii. bfao-
bhairchleasa ZCP x 287.2 . ic faebarchless chlaideb uastu
LL 266a10 ( MU² 541 ). Fig. in faebarchles feichemnais
sin `this feat of accusation' MR 298.8 . Hence adj.: fál-
airbi ferrda ... faebar-clesach Frangc ` sword-dexterous '
85 MR 214.17 . ¤ gal keen valour: rī ... co faebargail, Rawl.
85a5 . ¤ gleó combat with sword or weapons TBC 3213 . ¤ glond
exploit or deed of arms: fri fúam febda faebarglonn SR
6790 . ¤ nél an edged, i.e. lightning-shedding cloud: re feirg
bfaoboirnél bfuiglech `of the armed ( jagged ?) vociferous
clouds
' O'Gr. Cat. 451.11 .