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fíanaigecht n ā,f. (a) service in a `fian' ; a warrior's calling:
fiannaighecht dob áil damh d'fogluim, Acall. 879 . na bith
a menma rissin fiannaigecht tre bithu 6039 (` Fianship '
80 SG ii 241 ). sna grádhaibh fá héigean do gach aon do ghabh-
áil sul do glacfaidhe i bhFiannaidheacht é, Keat. ii 5188 .
in comfad ber a f. ¤ as long as I shall be in fianry Acall. 5461 n .
Cf. dorala ... imfich debtha imon fianaigecht ┐ im ardmaer-
aigecht Eirenn idir Cumull ... ┐ Uirgrenn RC v 197.1 .
85 aire tucsat in cath ... | im fianaidecht na hErenn 198.8 .
In coll. sense : Mac L. ... aidlenn gaiscid na fiannaigechta
uile, Acall. 6586 . (b) fían- lore, (telling) stories of the fíana:
sgélaigecht ... is fiannaigecht SG 249.23 . trian [den oidhche]
chum fiannuigheachta ┐ chum sgealuigheachta ITS i 40.13 .
Cf. conid cath T.E. ainm in catha sin isin ḟiannaigecht,
5 Acall. 6526 , and mod. sgéal fiannaidheachta = a romance .

fíanamail adj i pertaining to a `fían,' warlike: slega ... fianamla,
Cog. 160.26 . As npr. m. : Fiannamail, —uil, Rawl. 145a49 .
159a45 . Fiannamhail AU 695 . 708 . g s. Fianamla 735 , 890 .
Fiannamlo 740 . Fiannamhail 838 . Fiannamla, Rawl.
10 128b34 . 150b46 . Cf. the compds. fianamailechar, ¤ charad,
¤ charadard, ¤ charadardae given as exx. of polysyllables,
by Corm. Y 447 , fianamailecharadhartai [sic], Auraic.
4523 (cf. 1435 , and ZCP xvii 277 ), which are on a par with
Dante's onorificabilitudinitate, De Vulg. Eloq. ii 7 .

15 fíanas n u,m. the profession of a roving hunter and warrior ;
military service in a `fían' ; warfare as a calling (esp. of
roving, or irregular warfare) : ba leo fianus fer Fail fri laim
cach rig military service RC v 198.15 . sóifid fiannas i cella
`championship will turn to [monks'] cells' xxvi 40 § 213 .
20 cet[h]arda fobera fiannas do duine .i. doimairg cricha, ...
etirdiben soegol, etc. ZCP iii 453.12 . cach i [sic leg.] fiannas
(sign of end of world) viii 196 § 16 . doluid Creidne ... for
fiannas do ḟogail a hathar, Rawl. 143a31 . g s. fri fiannsa
feba, Arch. iii 298 § 67 . ar fiansa feib, Ériu ix 146 § 9 . diar
25cechaing fri fiansa fecht `on soldier-service' Met. Dinds.
iv 326.5 . rofích F. fichit catha ... la fiansa feirt LL 23a11 .
lúth fiansa TBC 5740 . i n-urd fiansae, Ériu viii 173.1 .
dord fiansa, Acall. 761 , 881 (see dord). asnad fianso ZCP
xiii 262.11 (defined Corm. Y 562 : ba hesnad ainm in chiuil
30dignitis na fianae uman bfulacht fiansae). pl. (in concrete
sense) Nuadu ... forfich fiansa who conquered warrior-bands
Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 40 § 13 = Rawl. 115a44 .

fíanda adj io-iā pertaining to a `fían,' warlike: luud fianna
TBC² 3423 = lúth fiansa TBC 5740 . fuacrais, ba fíanna
35in fás ... in mbés announced, it was a warlike decree [?] the
levy
[i.e. the Bóroma] ZCP xi 109 § 14 . v p m. a fiandu
truagu! IT ii 183.252 ( YBL 117a44 , prob. for fianna, as in
BDD 141 Y). As npr. m. Fiana mac Feicine, Caithr. CC § 45 .
espoc Fiannai, Lism L. 2193 .

40 fíanlach, fiallach n o, s, m. (fian + sluag, Ped. ii 14 ). Also
fíanláech (cf. óclach, —lách, —láech). n s. in fiallach n-isin
BDD 56 Eg. d s. fiallaig TBC 4007 . n p. fianlaighi AU 817 .
(a) a fian-band ; a band or troop of warriors: (1 ) fiallach
.i. fian laoch no foireann laoch, O'Cl. in fíanlach aile the
45other champions
LU 9169 ( FB 90 ). bá inmain in fianlag
BDD 56 . ba he fiallach seng subach (sic leg.), Fianaig.
10 § 11 . toghal innsi L. for fianlach mār di maccaib bāis
Luigne AU 846 = FM i 474.1 . da innisin dún tuarascbail
... a curad ... ┐ a fíallach feraind TBC 5148 . leth fiallaig
50 half a troop RC xiii 454.16 . f. ¤ na toghla the attacking party
Leb. Gab. i 82 . (b) later used in wider sense of a number
or set of persons connected in some way or merely present
together, commonly with pl. vb. : fíallach bátár úallchu .i.
secht maic Ailella BDD 42 . eocho in ḟiallaig sin (of four
55people) TBC 683 . co doruachtatar in fiallach aile cucai
(= all the others), Thes. ii 328.44 = IT i 39 . don ḟialluch
bite for a lar to those within Marco P. 49 . curpu ind fienlaig
marbt[h]a of the slain CCath. 3585 . nuall an ḟiallaigh
imneadhaigh (sinners on Judgment day), Ir. Monthly 1927,
60263 . cid forbann le fiallach though some deem it excessive
MR 240.15 . in fiallach fil oc gabail ime `the party who were
suing him
' Laws ii 256.19 Comm. crech fiallach [leg.
—aig ?] bescna `plundered from people ... who have a `bescna' compact'
iii 368.9 Comm . (cf. f. cāna O'Dav. 1002 ). Oft.
65with qualifying gen. (like aes, lucht) : fiallach comair ... no
fiallach an umaloiti `a co-ploughing, ... a good-will party ;
Laws v 138.7 . fiallach ícci ┐ legis physicians TBC 3587 .
f. foraire Watchmen 5091 . fiallach cíuil ┐ airfitid minstrels
LL 109b11 . is o cheol atá nemhte[n]chus don fiallach air-
70fitid, O'Mulc. 830d . cusin bhfialluch ngaiscid bui 'na
mbroinn `with the armed men therein' Marco P. 114 . (2 )
inmain fianloech formnai gil YBL 127b47 ( W.S. Festschr.
5 ) (alliteration not regular in this poem, but seems intended
here). Cf. fianlaech mór LL 333a47 (= f. mora ZCP viii
75319.1 . Rawl. 142b19 ). Probably fían láech LU 6136 should
be read fíanláech, with TBC² 1649 .

fanláech: x see prec. (b)

fíantach adj o-ā : mōr ndelb ... in cach ṅ-aird fo brón f. ¤ , | gol
mairg ocus mórhiachtad SR 915 (descr. of the infernal
80regions).

fíar adj o-ā crooked, bent, curving: luirgni fiara fochama BB
265a63 ( SG 328 ). do thulaib a lurgan bfiar foc[h]amm FB
37 Eg. fannchosa fiara, TSh. 2559 . treabh ... na ccorn
ffiar of curved drinking-horns Arch. iii 305 § 2 . a Phádruig
85na mbachal fiar, Oss. vi 130.21 . sreabh f. ¤ winding TD
10.33 . na bfedh bfiar `the bending (i.e. produce-laden)
woods' O'Gr. Cat. 408.15 ( TD 9.42 ). cf. mas f. ¤ as ḟerr an
ḟidhbadh IGT, Decl. ex. 546 . Toirdhealbhach dá bhf. ¤
fiodh (vb. ?) TD 7.46 . clár f. ¤ `winding' (of a plain ; undulat-
ing
?) ITS v 40.14 . Of hair, curling, wavy: folt ... fáinneach
5f. ¤ , Ériu v 64.3 . ar bharr na bhfáinneadh bhfíar IGT, Decl.
ex. 126 . dod' bharr chruinnfhiar, Studies 1924, 243 .
Compar. an ór-fhuilt is féire fíghe of most curly web Keat.
Poems 96 . As subst. : dírghe i ndiaidh, fíar [sic leg.] i
bhfedhuibh, Cl. AB 89.71 . i n-agid a f. ¤ ┐ a fadb their bends
10and knots
(of branches) TBC 1409 . Adv. f. ¤ is tarnsna
(= tarsna) théid ma long from side to side O'Gr. Cat. 336.8 .
mera na lam imon sroin. co f. ¤ athwart Auraic. 5788 . Fig.
fír in foras is ni f. ¤ false Ériu x 79 § 34 . : Of a treacherous steed (metaph. of the body): each as ḟainne is as ḟéire, Aithd. D. 91.3 . ? iarna guin co f. ¤ i
fat `after he was foully slain' Met. Dinds. iii 228.47 .
15 gan f. ¤ gan fuasnadh, Keat. Poems 1409 . Compds. With
subst. : ¤ ga a curved spear: fíargha IGT, Introd. § 83 .
¤ lann a curved blade: rofoibred na fiarlanna, Ériu viii
44.17 . g p. fiarlann 48.10 . Fianaig. 90.15 . ¤ lúbgail,
na bratacha for f. flags undulating (in the breeze) CCath.
20 5435 . ¤ slat : drem nachat fiarshlata `crooked saplings'
i.e. degenerate scions SG 353.14 . ¤ slicht cross-track: d'fíair-
shliocht gacha hiomuire RC xi 25.35 . ¤ tharraing : féith-
sined a bhḟéith aga bhfiartharraig contorting MR 256.20 .
¤ tharsna thwartwise, diagonal: treated as subst. in phr.
25 dar f. (with gen.) athwart, across: dar fíartharsna in dúnaid
TBC² 1788 . TBC 2449 . 1927 . RC xiv 424.12 . As advb. :
telgis uada é ... fiartarsna in longphuirt TBC 2251 . tig
assaidhe f. na ccríoch FM v 1734.17 . gabhais seacha f.
Maighe hA., Hugh Roe 84.21 (f. 22b) . Absol. ro impo f.
30` obliquely ' Cog. 194.25 . co ngabtais co forscailti fiartarstna
... for cach leth (of bars on the outside of a shield), CCath.
5322 . As attrib. : fá fíartharrsna na ferchrēchta tucatar
ar corpaib a chéle ` intersecting ' Fianaig. 94.5 . crechta
... fiartarsna mora tairis ` transverse ' CCath. 4191 . ¤ tharst-
35nan cross-piece, thwart (?) : fiartarstnana ōrda ┐ airg[d]idhe
(of bars fixed vertically along a belt), CCath. 5232 . With
adj. : ¤ chamm bent and crooked: dā coiss ... fiarcamma,
CCath. 4033 . ¤ chas bent and twisted: (of a person) atāim
... feosach fíarchas bent, contorted Keat. Poems 514 . ¤ chlan-
40nach curling and abundant (?) : folt f. ZCP i 127.24 . With
vb. : ¤ thescaid cuts across, transversely: pret. pass. pl. ro
[ḟ]iairthesgaid na fulta, Ériu viii 48.9 . With part. :
¤ gerrtha : foirbhfir fiairghearrtha mangled TSh. 6612 .
¤ letarthe mangled: na firu ... fiarletarthi TTebe 1907 .
45 Cf. fíarletartadh na fíarlann ar formnaib na feróglach
` transverse smiting ' Fianaig. 90.15 .