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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 .

fíaraid v bends, twists: (intrans.) go bhfeacann ┐ go bhfiarann
toil an pheacthaigh ó bheith coimhshínte ré riaghail an
réasúin, TSh. 3018 . (trans.) go dtarla rinn na sleighe i
50gcloich gur fiaradh í, Keat. ii 4384 . Cf. dá bhfiar fiodh
TD 7.46 .

? fíaránach adj o-ā angry, irritated, petulant: dar ḟágoibh go
fiarránach | Conn Céadchathach in a huff Duan. Finn i
90.20 . Cf. fiarán `anger, acute discontent' Dinneen : f. ¤
55cailleach `the ravings of old women' O'Bruad. iii 184 .

fíarfaigid n f. asking, enquiring: fíarfaighidh, fíafroighidh
IGT, Decl. § 150 . gan sgéala d'ḟiarfaighidh d'ḟior TD 17.66 .
cia bhus rí ... | ní nách iongnadh d'fiarfuighidh 21.25 .
mór ní is éigin d'fiarfoighidh | díot 28.1 . See fíafraigid,
60 íarfaigid.

fíarfaigthech adj o-ā (a) given to or apt at questioning: cen
beth co fregartach, fiarfaidhech (forbidden to a brehon)
O'Don. 925 (< H 3.17 c. 657 . Ir. Texts iv 27.1 ). (b) an
interrogative (?) : `cidh' a Latin ┐ `cid' afi arfaithuch
65Scoiticdi, O'Don. 13 ( H 3.17, 13 ).

fíarlaít subst. usually in advbl. phr. ar (dar) f. ¤ (with gen.)
athwart, across, throughout: cingis dar f. ¤ na faichthi LB
215b50 = Aisl. MC 43.17 . ar fiarlaít na conaire athwart the
path
Moling 15 . ar fed ┐ ar fiarlaid crichi Saxan through
70the length and breadth of
RC x 188.7 (sic leg. ZCP vi
24.29 ). for f. ¤ in betha throughout the world Marco P. 178 .
ar fiarlaeid na huamhu RC xi 130.20 . trí mailghe ... ar
fiarlaoidh [sic] gacha dreiche across each face ML 120.2
(= ar fiarlaíd gacha haighthi ML² 1587 ). Without prep. :
75 condfacatar dá ridire dec ... a ndocum ... fiarlaeit na foraisi
ZCP iv 383.17 . rogab ic imdecht na haidhchi fiarlaeid na
faraisi D iv 2, 67 [57]r a 31 . ro lenait leosom ... f. ¤ in maigi,
Cog. 76.12 . (Absol. ) ar fán ┐ ar fiarlaoid astray TSh.
2523 . roboi Sir L. ... ic imdhecht fiarlaeid D iv 2,
80 67[57]ra18 .

fíarránach: x see fíaránach.

fíartharsna: x see fíar (compds.).

fíarut (< fíar, cf. forut), in advbl. phr. ar (dar) f. ¤ across,
athwart ; throughout: dar fiarut na faigthi across Aisl. MC
85 13.25 . for f. ¤ na hAssia throughout PH 199 . gabais E.
cuing in chatha [fair] ar fiarud na Midi tar Sinaind, Ériu
ii 180.16 . Without prep. : co tartsat fair a chroicend do
iumochar f. ¤ na cathrach PH 2149 . da druidsed na hethaidi
... | taeb re taeb 'na rithremend f. ¤ Erend ZCP v 22.21 .