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1 fine n iā,f. ( Mélanges ... à H. Pedersen 1937 p. 104 ). a s.
35 fini Wb 28a4 . (g s. fine, Thes. ii 295.13 may belong to fíne).
Later also io,m. a p. finiu, Rawl. 124b48 . fine (m. and f., pl.
fine, —da) IGT, Decl. § 1 . (a) a group of persons of the same
family or kindred ; as techn. term a group of male persons
of common descent, the members of which were legally
40responsible for each other and had certain reciprocal obliga-
tions; the f. ¤ embraced four divisions, the gelfine (family
proper, including 3 generations), derbfine, iarfine and indfine
(including 4, 5 and 6 generations resp.), each group extend-
ing to a remoter degree of kinship and the measure of
45common legal responsibility being proportionately dimi-
nished; the f. ¤ had a recognized living head, entitled var-
iously áige fine, conn f. ¤ , art f. ¤ ( Mélanges ... à Ped. 302 )
or cenn f. ¤ Other `fine'-relations of a more or less tem-
porary nature might be formed for special reasons.
50See Laws iv 282ff . and Gloss.; Thurn., Cōic Conara
Fugill 44 . RC vii 15 , 22 ; xxv 4 ff ., 181 ff .; MacNeill,
Celtic Ireland 56 ff ., 171 ff . nech orcas a fini (gl.
homicidis) Wb 28a4 . tu ṁ'aiccme, tu ṁ'ḟine thou art
my clan and my kin
TBC 3470 = TBC² 2659 . as iad so
55fineadha na Breudcha .i. O Tóghdha ... ┐ Ua Glaimín ...,
Hy Fiachr. 10 (cf. finedach). dedlaid fri fine, Laws iv 286.2 .
on med addaimther i fini inasmuch as it is acknowledged
as of the family
ib. 3 . f. ¤ tacair an adopted family; kindred
by adoption Ir. Recht p. 7 , 62 . See 2 tacair. cach f. ¤ iar
60comarbus, Arch. iii 228.2 . flaithius ríg nimhe | as ferr
iná gach f. ¤ , Acall. 1855 . Mathias ... do fhine Iobab (= ex
filiis J. 1 Maccab. ii 1 ) PH 6535 . flaith cacha fini SR 2726
(of God, cf. Ephes. iii 15 ). Used loosely of persons con-
nected by some tie: ní mó iná f. ¤ naenbair don Ḟéin rosoi-
65chedh ..., Acall. 564 . conach raibe f. ¤ nonbuir dib ga[n]
a ndaethin d'ór 2197 . (b) in wider sense, progeny, des-
cendants, a clan, tribe, race: fini Gaedil LL 4a20 . ar ḟini
Iafeth BB 8a5 . ollam f. ¤ Néill the poet of the race of Niall
TD 25.11 . fini Gall the settlers (`foreign tribes') 16.57 .
70 f. ¤ cuindgheda IT iii 91 § 128 (`ein begehrliches Geschlecht'
Bruchst. i § 36 ). ceitheora fine Theamhrach BR 32.10 .
cethre fine Temrach MR 9 (see n .). for finib fodhaltaibh
in domain, CCath. 50 . fineadhadha na Breifne FM vi 1886.14 .
na fineadhacha-sa uile nations Deut. xi 23 . finigheacha,
75 Maguires of F. § 4 . Transf. of territory occupied by a tribe:
hui F. eter Liphi ┐ finiu Cualann, Rawl. 124b48 . F. ¤ Gall,
in North Co. Dublin, Onom. rogab foss ic finib Flaind,
Met. Dinds. ii 58 . bráthair f. ¤ one belonging to the same
`fine': na braithre f. ¤ sin baoi ag Coin cC. (of Cú Chulaind's
80friends among the `Sídhe') ZCP x 294.33 . sét f. ¤ a treasure
belonging to a family or race, an heirloom: corbo sed f. ¤ do
in claideb IT iii 201.5 . gur' sét f. ¤ do righraidh S. in cloch
sin, Marco P. 169 . a sheotu f. ¤ 82 . seóidi ḟini na hairdrīghe,
Ériu viii 135.7 . An abbreviated form fin- enters into many
85compds., including proper names, see below and Meyer
Wortk. § 213 .
Cf. bronn—, corp—, derb—, gel—, iar— and ind-fine.
Compd. fine-rath tribal stock: fineraith [leg. —rath] [.i.]
doberar isin ḟini tall, SM Facs. 5b1 .

? 2 fine: ind fíne, feccad, Stowe Gl. 361 , where Stokes
5emends peccad. comparing ar fine (.i. ar pectha) Hy vi 7
(but see note, Thes. ii 351 ).

fíne n iā,f. (Lat. vinea) a vine: fine .i. on finemuin, ab eo
quod est uinea , Corm. Y 576 . a s. immun fini Ml 102a13 .
g s. inna fíne ib. 14 . estosc inna fine (g p. ?) 24d9 . frém fíne,
10 Fél. Oct. 10 . pupu na fíne, Ériu ii 192 § 3 . Transf. a vine-
yard (?): cain doss ... hi Fíadat find fíni `a fair bush in
the vine of the white Lord
' Fél. Apr. 6 . Here perhaps:
gas fine ... di rigaib M. sprig of the vine (?) (of a prince)
Thes. ii 295.13 .

15 finech: n Laws i 64.12 , = fine-ch and (his) kindred , acc. to
Thurneysen, ZCP xviii 101 - 103 .

finechar adj o-ā (fine) loving one's `fine' or kindred (?): fuarrech
cech f. ¤ , Tec. Corm. § 13.10 . finechur gach solebach, Laws
iv 374.23 = finichair cach solepaid .i. is finechoir is coir a
20bith isand fine inti ga mbi deigleabaidh doib SM Facs. 5b .
irchaire ... .i. cara ēgnairce, ut dicitur: irchar cach fine-
chair, Corm. Y 792 = finechaire, Phil. Soc. 1859, 186 ( O'C.
107 ). ō atchualutar a finechar ┐ a munter ┐ a carait ... na
scela LB 233b6 (leg. finechair or finechaire).

25 finechaire n iā,f. (fine + cuire `band' ?) a family group,
friends (?): cach bis don f. ¤ , Laws v 366.17 Comm. brei-
themnas ... don urradh for in deoraidh ... ┐ a dibad uile do
breith do, muna uil bescna do re f. ¤ iii 130.15 . g s. más a
n-écmais a finecaireach ... mása fiadhnaise fineachaire ,
30 O'Don. 1980 (< Eg. 90, 11a ). Cf. más a fiadhnaise a ḟinech-
aire ... más a n-écmais a fine ib. is fingalach é ┐ nocho
dligind cuid dibaid na teora fine ... nocho [sic] nicud in
fogail dorine ris in finechaire, O'C. 1968 (< H 4.22, 14 ).

finechas n o,m. (fine) (a) the land and possessions held by a
35`fine'; hereditary territory: nad confil f. ¤ for Druimm leas
`a family right of inheritance to Druim lias' Thes. ii 239.1
( Arm. 17a2 ). dolodar Ulaid ... atuaid co tugtha a fineacus
fo[r] a tir ... ┐ talmain fodein their hereditary rights of
possession in their own land
Anecd. i 24.3 (= condatarsat
40hi finechus, Ériu iii 141.222 ). taigam co Mumain diar f. ¤
dīles ZCP viii 312.3 . laighett cheneóil Ḟiachach d'ḟ. ¤ `how
small the inheritance
' FM v 1726.16 . gur t[h]óc cuice mar
ferand taebfine ┐ combráthar hé, ┐ gur fág aicc a clainn hé
mar finechus, O'Don. 1957 (< Eg. 90, 7a ). innuair tainic
45in roind finechuis ib. In wider sense, patrimony, possess-
ions: a chuid fineachu[i]s féin do bheith aige d'Ibh Eachach,
Ériu i 92y . ifrenn tall a bfineachus `their inheritance'
BNnÉ 286.16 . do reacadar a bhḟineachas ┐ a máoin
`possessions and goods' Acts ii 45 (hence fineachas `a
50 possession ' Kirk = Eg. Gl. 343 ). (b) transf. kindred, des-
cendants: ? cech roi reraig ... cotgab ... | roslín Fergus dia
ḟinichas LL 23a15 . romarbad leis mac C. ... cona ḟineochus,
Anecd. i 13.22 . nír iadsat ... fa aen duine reme ... frema
fodhla finechais mar do iadsat fá'n ardflaith MR 116.4

55 finedach n o,m. (fine) a family-stock, clan: pl. as iad so finea-
dhoigh dudhchusa an Bhaic, .i. O Lachtna, ... Ui Maoil-
ruaidh ..., Hy Fiachr. 10 . ... óna Luighnibh ┐ ní ar dhaíri
na (ḃ)fineadhach sin ` tribes ' BR 96.16 . A tribe or people:
cuirfidh an Tighearna amach na fineadhacha sa, Deut.
60 xi 23 .

fínégra n m. (O.F. < Lat. vin[um] acre) vinegar: in finegra,
gl. acetum RC ix 242.15 . lestar do fhíneccra PH 2869 .
ar fín nó ar fínégra, O'Gr. Cat. 182.23 . domblas ... gusin
ffineacta, Fl. Earls 194y . ar ngabháil an ḟínégra Dhiósa,
65 Joh. xix 30 . fineagra fíona, Numb. vi 3 .

? finelach, fenelach: n form and primary meaning doubt-
ful: a half-witted, weak-witted person, one legally irrespon-
sible: in caeptha ┐ in finelogh, baeth ┐ gaeth ┐ in fer leth-
chuind: ceithre hanmanna sin ar in fer lethchuind, O'C.
70 982 (< H 3.18, 423a ). finechlog baeth gaeth ... .i. laech
baeth indso ┐ bith becc do cheill occai O'C. 1392 ( H 3.18 631b ). cona
seghar [cor] ... for dithir for finelaig O'C. 57 ( H 3.18 20b ). ni tui[d]benar
fiadnaise fri carait nā mnai nā mac nā mug nā fenelaig (.i.
baith no gaith), Bürgsch. p. 19 § 59 (fri bein ná carait ...
75na finelach v.l.). fenelach .i. ellach ercai, Corm. Y 666 ,
does not seem to belong to this.

fínélta adj fine, exquisite: linédach finélta, Exod. xxviii 5 .
fínealta, 1 Chron. iv 21 .

fínéltas n m. fineness, delicacy: an bhean mháoth ... nach
80luaighfeadh bonn a coisi do bhuain ré talumh lé fínialtas,
Deut. xxviii 56 .

fínemain n i,f. (<Lat. vindemia, Mid. Ir. formation on the
pattern of fenamain, lánamain) IGT, Decl. § 10 . (a) a vine:
is messi in fhírfh. ¤ PH 5196 . blatha na fínemna 4242 .
85 braich na flead finemna, Arch. iii 235 § 31 . do itheadar ...
searbh-chaora na fíneamhna fiadhánta (= comederunt uvam
acerbam Jer. xxxi 29 ) TSh. 3330 . Fig. of persons: dā
craoibh āille ḟinemhna LL 394.5 . géag ḟíneamhna, A.
Ó Dálaigh xxxix 21 . pl. silais finemna irRóim ... Dio-
clitian LL 143b20 . Of wine: ag dáil ḟíneamhna TD 20.59 .
5(b) a vineyard: for fínemnu ┐ gurtu arba in tíre LB 127a29 .
Usual sense in Bedell, see Exod. xxii 5 . Levit. xxv 4 .
pl. fíneamhna, Deut. xxviii 39 . fíneamhnacha, Nehem.
ix 25 . slighe na bhfíneamhan, Numb. xxii 24 . Cf. fínime.