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60 1 finn adj o-ā (a) white (gen. bright white = Lat. candidus):
bright, lustrous . Of color: tarb find LU 3450 ( SC 23 ). laith
find (i.e. milk), Laws i 64.4 . trisin mbrat find (= pallio
albo) Tur 55 . Inis Bó finde, Fél. Aug. 8 . bolca finda (ref.
to vescis candentibus) Ml 99a4 . isa leth i mbátár na finna
65 the side the white [sheep] were LU 1736 (= trēt gel 1729 ).
an focherded caírig find tar sonnach ... bá dub fó chetóir
1731 . Equat. finnithir canach slébe as white as mountain
cotton-grass
BDD 109 . Of lustrous objects: síthbe find
findairgit LU 10216 ( TEm. 14 ) = find forargit LU 8634 ( FB 47 ).
70 úatne finna forórda LU 3687 ( SC 33 ). i gcrích Ulad na n-es
bfionn, O'Gr. Cat. 453.14 . fionn .i. follas, O'Cl. find .i.
taitnemach, Stowe Gl. 175 . O'Cl. (fionn). As subst.: co
find na matne till dawn TTr.² 1895 . Cf. corice in findmatin
arnámhárach (leg. find, m. a. ?) 1656 . finn (name of letter
75b in a species of Ogham), Auraic. 5669 . (b) fair, light-hued
(of complexion, hair, etc.): línḟolt find forórdae fair BDD
75 . find uile in fer sain eter ḟolt ┐ rosc ┐ ulcha ┐ abratchur
┐ dechelt TBC 5348 = TBC² 3293 . in dias ... finna dib
línaib cona foltaib ┐ a mbrataib ┐ it gilithir snechtae BDD
80 99 . ben ... mong find fuirri TBC² 2790 . ni thuca in finn
ḟotai do not marry a tall fairhaired woman ZCP viii 112.30 .
Common as sobriquet in this sense. (c) fair, handsome
(oft., but not necessarily, implying fairness of complexion):
slog find forderg LU 3866 ( SC 38 ). mná finna LU 8713 ( FB
85 53 ). nim geib format fri fer find I envy not a handsome man
ZCP vi 267.3 . fer find (of Cú Chulainn, described as `dub'
LU 8673 . 10218 ) LU 4546 = TBC² 58 is quoted by O'Cl.
in illustration of 5 finn, q.v. In proper names: Be Ḟind,
npr. f. LU 10843 . Bé Find, TBFr. § 1 . Bé bhind, Acall.
6904 . Bé Bhionn, DDána 91.17 . (see ). Ó Dálaigh
5Fiond (surname), ... ar an ó atá an moladh and sin
Ó Dálaigh Ḟind ... ar Dálach atá an moladh and § 168 , § 169 .
(d) bright, blessed (freq. in religious poetry): is find a
mbethu (gl. beati quorum ...) Wb 2c2 . féil find Fergnai,
Fél. Mar. 2 . búaid find Ualentini , Dec. 16 . la paiss find
10 Faustíni , Oct. 8 . ar mbága finna (: thinga, v.l. thenga)
Hy vi 17 (`our white fights' Thes.). in Fiada find (of God),
Trip. 140.23 . munbad omun Fiadhat find, Ériu ii 229.10 .
hi Fíadat find fíni `in the vine of the white Lord' Fél. Ap. 6 .
Common epithet of saints: ceol cethri sanct find fichet
15 SR 584 . (cf. seniores ... vestimentis albis Rev. iv 4 ) Fél.
Jan. 9 , 14 ; Feb. 24 , Nov. 29 , Dec. 12 , etc. In n.l.: Mag
Finn, Met. Dinds. v 196 . Cf. in Finn faídech (name of a
bell), s.v. fáidech.
Cf. tarlagsa chucu dia fromad | focal finda filed, Anecd.
20 i 47 § 4 (see also finn-focal in compds. below). (e) in moral
sense, fair, just, true: scél find fír, Ériu iv 132.2 . finda
buana mo bretha ZCP xi 91.8 . finn .i. fīr, Stowe Gl. 383 .
fionn .i. fīrinne, O'Cl. (f) of sounds: bro finn Fiachna
`clear shout' O'Dav. 330 . Cf. the compd. finn-chéolán,
25below. (g) of blighted corn: tornech ┐ tentich anbail ...
gur milled moran do mes ┐ do torad ... ┐ cur fasadur arbanna
finna fasa, Ann. Conn. 1328 § 3 (`corn grew whitish and
empty
' ALC i 607 ).
See finda.
30Compds. I With adj.: (a) with adj. of color, denoting a
light or bright shade (= Fr. clair, Germ. hell): ¤ buide
light-yellow: folt findbudi TBC 213 . mongae findbudi
BDD 84 ; 103 . ¤ gel: Fiada findgel SR 644 (cf. d above).
Maire ... finngel 4638 . g s m. Fiachach findgil LL 127b6
35( MacCarthy 154 ). ¤ rúad light auburn: ulcha findruad
(of the apostle Philip), Ériu iii 194 § 7 . RC viii 363.13 .
In: Forainn findruad SR 3414 , ruad may mean strong.
(b) with other adjs. forming dwandwa-compds. ¤ aelta
lime-white, white-washed: ` whitewashed ' P. O'C. don árus
40fhionnaolta, TSh. 2729 . foirccnemha fionnaolta FM v
1798.15 . ¤ balc fair and strong: Eochaid findbalc, Met.
Dinds. ii 4.51 . ¤ chas fair and curly: fer findcass foltlebor
LL 120a43 . folt finnchas, Acall. 5992n . ¤ chert: flaith
findchert `noble righteous prince' Met. Dinds. iii 452.39 .
45 ¤ fechtnach, see fechtnach. ¤ lebor fair and long (or smooth):
folt findleabor, Acall. 5992 . ¤ lem fair and gentle: ind óg
findlem ... | Maire ingen Ebraidé SR 7503 . ¤ mass fair
and comely: dán findmas, Anecd. i 60 § 84 . ¤ oll: ... A
Dē ... | na roib coraither [ = co rāiter ?] immom | do bara
50findoll find-sa ZCP viii 561.16 . ¤ uar clear (?) and cold:
i dtobar fhionnfhuar, TSh. 5047 . i madain focchmair
fionnḟuair FM ii 932 (quot.). Cf. innúar. ¤ úallach: dáilimh
ḟionnuallcha `fair, haughty cupbearers' TD 8.14 . (c) with
adj. derived from subst. compounded with finn: ¤ bennach
55 whitehorned , name of the bull of Connacht: LU 10400 .
TBC 81 . Met. Dinds. iii 370.66 (cf. 374.99 ). ¤ chlothach: f.
Bregh, Ériu xiii 21.22 . ? ¤ lúasgach: áile laith ... fionnluas-
gach lí súla i mbí ina condull (of grain for malting), Ériu xiii
40.27 ( O'Dav. 1199 ). Possibly this belongs to finna.
60 ¤ nélach: flaith findnélach LL 120b8 (cf. —nél). ¤ súilech
(cf. 3 finn ?), as sobriquet: C. occisus est on Ḟíndṡuilech
RC xvii 403.18 (Tig.). FM ii 884.2 . II With subst. (a) in
various senses of the simple adj.: ¤ airge a milch-herd:
ocht fichit f., Acall. 514 . 1887 . 5985 (cf. 2 finn). ¤ argat
65 white silver: síthbe findargit LU 9262 . s. find findairgit
10216 . claideb co u-imdurnn findarcaid TBC² 3345 . ¤ ban-
tracht band of fair women Acall. 5289 . ¤ ben: g p. tri .l.
findban 6905 . ¤ bile, fig. of pers.: in findbile `the noble
prince ' Met. Dinds. ii 8.1 . ZCP viii 226.19 . ¤ bla: fál fri
70findblai `with a fair lawn' Met. Dinds. ii 6.66 . ¤ bliadain:
cethri fichit findbliadna LL 127b3 ( Mac Carthy 154 ). ¤ charn
white carn: TBC 1203 (= carnd ngel LU 5103 ). ¤ cheólán
blessed (?) bell: mór do findcheolanaib ceilebartha, Acall.
2610 . ar findcheolanuibh trath 327 . ¤ chles: finnclesa
75 TBC 5512 St. ¤ chóelach white (i.e. peeled) wattles: cét
marclach do fhinnchaeluch (for building a house), Lism.L.
1572 . árach fionnchaolaigh FM vi 2218.1 . ¤ choire: see
findchoire. ¤ delg white (i.e. silver) pin: .x. findelga (.i.
airget), Ériu ii 5.5 . ¤ ḟénnid: Iriel Fáid f. LL 127b17
80( Mac Carthy 158 ). ¤ feth: fine calm weather (? Cf. findbad):
dorala f. doib for an ffairge Leb. Gab. i 258.11 . ¤ flaith:
g s. findflatha BDD 100c (Y 1015 ). ¤ focal fair word; magic (?)
word: a p. ór nad fil lem ... findfocla frismberad F. fur-
sunnud fiss LL 259b29 ( IT i 68 ). fir domuin ... no ṡídaigfed
85da thrí finndfoclaib LL 267b41 ( MU² 759 ). d p. i fis ┐ i
foglaim ┐ i finnfoclaibh filedh, CCath. 4411 . basa bodhar
foglime i findfocluib fis ZCP xii 365.19 . ¤ folt (of wave
crests) Thes. ii 290.4 . ¤ gáire a pleasant laugh: cia ro thibe
fion[n]gāire ZCP vi 267 § 6 . ¤ gein: findgein Magdaléna
`blessed nativity' Fél. July 22 . cf. findgen grían ZCP xi
5109 § 15 . ¤ lebar: do findleabraib trāth (books of hours),
Acall. 2610 . re finnleabhraibh fileadh TD 5.7 . ¤ maten
dawn, morning: corice in findmatin arnámhárach, TTr.²
1656 (possibly find, m., see under a above). ¤ nél: white
mist: findnél na cailce RC xiii 456.19 (cited under finnell
10.i. nell fionn, O'Cl. Cf. finnell). ¤ nem: fortacht ar Fíadat
findnime Hy iii 4 . ¤ némand white pearl: g p. frossa find-
némand TBC 208 . ¤ rop the small intestine: see findrop.
¤ ṡlúag, Fél. May 23 . ¤ sruth a fair stream: as n. fl. MU² 264 .
findṡruth arggait, Im. Brain § 40 . Fig.: nis fuinchessa co
15finnsrothaib airchetail .i. [na filid] icatāit na srotha taitnemh-
acha , ( O'Don. 1220 (< H 2.15 p. 85 - 6 ). filidh nis fuinchesa
go ffiondṡrothaibh aircheadail, Ériu xiii 51.12 . ( O'Mulc. 600 ).
Finnsruth Fithil (name of a law tract), Laws i 120.1 Comm.
Here perhaps: ara naisc finnsruth findtigha, Laws iv
2038.10 (emended to ¤ sru[i]th, Ir. Law 137 , perhaps wrongly).
Cf. the adj. findsrothach (versed in the (treatise) `Finn-
sruth' ?): dia mba brethem ba faṡach, ba f., O'Don. 2227
( Nero A vii, 153a ). ¤ topar fair, clear spring: d s. mor do
findtopraib SR 500 . (b) forming stable compds. in which
25the meaning of the subst. is modified: ¤ choll white hazel
(a particular species ?): fidṡlatta findchuill TBC 1434 .
lorg findchuill, Acall. 3489 . ¤ fúarad cooling, refreshment ,
see innuarad and cf. ¤ úar above. Hence finnfúaraigid
refreshes: an t-aiéor fhionnfhuaruighios mé, MacAingil
30 43.8 . ¤ scél a story, a legend: se fichit findscél na fíann
| foclas cech fili LL 145a49 . finn-sgéal filidheachta, TSh.
7418 . Keat. ii 2336 . ¤ scoth [leg. fíon— ?] hound's tongue
(plant-name) Hog. Luibhl. cionoglosa .i. an ḟionscoith 23 K
42, 400.2 . ¤ uma white copper (species of bronze ?): fedana
35finduma, Acall. 2441 . fetan f. 7600 (of brooches). sceith
co caladbualtib finnuma LL 266b16 ( MU² 609 ). sonnach
finduma Anecd. ii 7.1 . Cf. findruine. (c) occas. seems used
in an ironical sense: as an bhfionnfregradh sin (of an oppo-
nent's answer), Luc. Fid. 295.15 . go gcead d[obh]ar bhfionn-
40raidhtibhsi your glib assertions 207.1 . (d) in poetry freq.
prefixed to names of persons, tribes and places: fionn-
Mhuire, Dán Dé ii 21 . fionnGhaoidhil TD 1.56 . re fóir
bhfionnBhaoille 16.62 . III In proper names. (a) of persons:
see Zimmer, KZ xxxii 158 ff ., Meyer, Wortk. 213 . (b) com-
45mon in place-names: Finn-glas, ¤ glenn, ¤ loch, ¤ mag, etc.,
see Onom. (c) in people-names: ¤ gall a fair-haired foreigner
orig. applied to Norwegians settled in Ireland (opp. to
Dubgall Dane): Ragnall ... rí Finngall ┐ Dubgall AU 920 .
forgla Frangc ┐ Findgall MR 110.11 . Later used of the
50 Anglo-Norman invaders and their descendants, opp. to
Gall = a contemporary invader: araill d'uaislibh na bFionn-
ghall dusfangatar an insi fecht riamh ... ind agaidh na
nGall dusficcset fa dheóidh a críochaibh Saxan, Hugh Roe.
12.4 (f. 3a) . an Róisteach ... ┐ a bhen ... d'écc ... ┐ ni bhaí
55dfionnghallaibh Ereann ... lánamain rob oirdearca ináit-
sidhe FM v 1798.11 . ¤ genti white heathens (contr. with
Dub-g., q.v.), Norsemen: lucht ocht xxi t long di ḟindgentib
AU 851 . Finngheinnte, Keat, iii 2457 . ¤ lochlonnach
a Norwegian (opp. to Dubl. a Dane); `a name given in
60Ireland to a Norweigian signifying Lakelander, in contra-
diction to a Dane who was called
Dubhlochlannach i.e., a
more foreign or strange lakelander
' P. O'C. [gairthear]
Fionnlochlonnaigh do lucht na Noruaegia, Keat. iii 2457 .
¤ genti `fair gentiles' (Norwegians) Cog. 20z . See FM i p.
65482 .