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1 fír I adj o-ā (a) true, veracious , used as pred. with cop.; as
attrib. usually in composition with noun, seldom following
it. f. ¤ ... a uero latine , Corm. Y 639 . gl. verus Ml 24d16 .
60b11 . as f. ¤ aní chanas 24d14 . is fāss dúnni a pridchimme
15manid f. ¤ Wb 13b14 . f. ¤ inna rādisiu what thou sayest is true
LU 8455 ( FB 31 ). dūs in f. ¤ mar atbeire SR 1268 . in fir
a n-atfiadat? CRR 29 . is f. ¤ , ol se, is e so Crist PH 679 .
ni f. ¤ sin (contradicting a statement) 2715 . Absol. confirming
a preceding fact or statement: f. ¤ , ar se, ingen fil and LL
20 259b43 ( Lg. 5 ). f. ¤ , ar in drai RC xxiv 174.15 . f. ¤ is munter
Dé fogniat [sic leg.], Snedgus u. M.R. 9.21 = is derb, ar
siad, is munter Dé RC xxvi 136.27 . Adv.: co mbia co f. ¤
esergi that there will truly be a resurrection PH 1074 . uere
.i. co f. ¤ 7983 . atberim co fír fír frib ... 5036 . go fíor, Duan.
25Ḟ. i 28.3 . pl. it na huili besgna ata fira , Thes. ii 7.26 . at
fíra do briathra PH 794 . IS F. ¤ DÓ he is right: olsodin nad
f. ¤ ndoib however in that they lie Ml 16a10 . ba f. ¤ ám do Ch.
aní sin TBC 5767 . 4692 . 5719 . fír dam, or A. ni fīr or L.,
LL 288b27 . ni f. ¤ dún ar mbeith amlaid we err (in claiming) to
30be so
PH 7945 . más f. ¤ dhamhsa if I am not mistaken O'Dav.
1244 . IS F. ¤ LIMM I deem it true, I believe: do retaib ata
chosmaili fri f. ¤ la doini ┐ bes ni bat fira la Dia Ml 51b8 .
BID F. ¤ it will prove true, come to pass: bid f. ¤ a tairngire
Wb 2c19 . hóre bas f. ¤ quod dicam 17d20 . Cf. pret.: ba f. ¤
35son re cind in tres laí it came true ( happened ) LL 283a9 .
Used idiomatically in assenting to a proposal or the reverse:
cuir in da chend, a L., issin carpat ... Bid f. ¤ for L. it shall
be done
LL 110b31 ( RC xiv 422 ). ní bá f. ¤ sin that shall
not be
! LU 8199 ( FB 14 ). Mer. Uil. 46 . ni ba f. ¤ ... Cet
40do rainn na mucce it shall not be that C. divide the pig Sc.M. 9 .
ROP F. ¤ may it come to pass Hy i 39 . corap f. ¤ amal atrubrabar!
PH 2774 . amen .i. rop f. ¤ so be it 7981 . MAS Ḟ. (in later
poetry) if it is true = `according to statement', `it is said':
an séad, a Dhé, ina mbia ar mbríogh | más fíor is é bhus
45dia dhúnn, Dán Dé xxiii 11 . éantoirrcheas, más ḟíor,
iaidséin TD 26.7 . ionann ḟáisdine, más ḟíor, do mhac is
d'adhbhar airdríogh 21.31 . más ḟíor dá lán according to
many
28.40 . fír dhe (cheville), Duan. Ḟ. 25.4 ; ii 68.10 .
As attrib.: breth f. ¤ SR 3321 . dar mo bréthir ḟ. ¤ IT i 122.1 .
50 g s. f. inna Trínóite fíri (fire v.l.) Hy ii 42 . Cf. foxal fainne fíre
SR 3594 (but see fíre). pl. bretha fira Ml 89b14 . teora
coibsen fira IT iii 197.24 . tri bliadhna fira .xx. `righteous' (?)
BB 50a24 ( MacCarthy 414 ). sgéla fíora, Duan. F. ii 2.3 .
d s. as adv.: ind fír (gl. amen) Wb 14c32 . ind ḟír (gl. vero)
55 Sg 106a5 . Equat. firithir lebor as true as LL 43b23 . Compar.
ataa ani as firiu oldas a ndeda sa, Hib. Min. 10.348 . is firu
damsa! ní firiu duidsiu! I am right! you are wrong!
Ériu viii 157.15 . atberait aroli comboi ... ┐ is fíre són LB
148a10 . superl. firium, Laws i 106.1 (?). fíremh, Ériu xiii
6017.30 . Cf. fíream, Laws iv 34.1 . (b) genuine: pleurisis
fhíre ┐ pleurisis nach fír true pleurisy and spurious O'Gr.
Cat. 188 § 45 .
II subst. n. later m. g s. cosmailius fír Ml 55d25 . arach
fir , Cōic Conara 17.1 (other exx. below); later fíra,
65 fíre. (a) what is true; truth, right: gáo et f. ¤ Wb 14c22 . f. ¤
n-uile sicut dixi (gl. veritas facta est) 16b22 . f. ¤ neich 30d14
(= iustitia). fer nolabrad f. ¤ ┐ no chairiged gó PH 825 . tan
renas ... a ḟir for in gae when he barters truth for falsehood
(i.e. right for wrong, of a king) Arch. iii 315.6 . f. ¤ n-aignaid
70┐ screbtra truth natural and revealed Laws v 430.23 . Ailbhe
co ffīor `A. the truthful' Duan Ḟ. i 6.3 . With poss. pron.:
abbair a ḟ. ¤ frind LU 4544 . ráid a fh. ¤ dūn tell us the truth
about it
PH 1063 . is é a ḟíor this is the truth of it Ir. Monthly
1928, 549 . isé a ḟíor is ní brēcc dhamh ZCP viii 225.3 .
75 sinagoga ... congregatio ... ed a f. ¤ isin laitin `c.' is the right
word for it in Latin
113 § 4 . ce raib se ina fh. ¤ though it be
true
PH 7324 . In asseveration or adjuration: dar f. ¤ ar
cubais TBC 110 . ar f. ¤ do gascid 4663 . for f. ¤ do ḟlatha LL
251a48 ( TBFr. § 23 ). for f. ¤ th'ainich ┐ t'anma LL 251b1 (ib.).
80Concrete: co n-indistar fir cacha ceatramhan until a truth
(true story) be told for every quarter IT iii 196 § 40 . IAR F. ¤
according to truth, really, actually: delb nad bí iar f. ¤ (gl.
imaginis) Ml 91d1 . túarascbail ... inna n-airecht sin amal
itát iar f. ¤ as they are in reality LU 1997 ( FA 6 ). is iat sin
85na fírUlaid iar f. ¤ ZCP viii 326.9 . na hIúdaide cristaide ...
na hIúdaide iar ḟír LB 158b19 . isat cara iar ndreich ... cen
cop ed iar f. ¤ PH 3100 . Cf. iar fíraib truly, really (?) LL 5b49 .
tría fhíribh, Duan. F. i 88.13 (: ríghe). (b) a pledge, guaran-
tee: dobretha f. ¤ fris .i. f. ¤ ciche ┐ gruaide, nime ┐ talman,
grēine ┐ ēsca, etc. Rawl. 132a31 ( Ériu xi 95 ). ro lasett each
5an ríg ... for f. ¤ comairci Colmáin, BColm. 90.6 . adguiter
f. ¤ hOengasa [leg. nOen.] ... fris ┐ fir flatha na nDéisi, Ériu
iii 140.170 . cf. la fior flatha frisa ngaibther, Ériu xiii 31.3 .
da fir dhec flatha, below, end of (c). cach fír dar ná tecar
slán `every pledge that is not transgressed with safety' Met.
10Dinds. iii 6.65 . Cf. ferr fir fonaidm .i. na trebaire a pledge
is better than a bond
O'C. 1756 ( 23 Q 6, 34b ) = O'C. 511 (t.
cen folad) (< H 3.18, 259 ). (c) an attestation; a proof,
test, ordeal: technical term in Law, one of the five `conara
fugill' or recognized methods of procedure in pleading,
15see Cōic Conara p. 8 , 17ff . Here perh. i mmes fíra Ml
26c12 (see fíre). is ed so acarar [sic leg.] forin conair
fugill is fir: cinta comraitti ┐ anfoit lanḟiachaig ┐ cach
cin imna dir logad no trocaire, Cóic Conara 17 § 5 . uide
īce in fira .i. in fir lai ┐ in fir Dé ┐ in fir cuir ┐ cunnartha ... in
20leth-fir testa ... in lan-fir teasta, O'C. 333 (< H 3.18, 183 ).
Cf. Cōic Conara 67 . mac mná dobheir fior i logh a ruice,
Ériu xiii 31.28 . f. ¤ nDé a religious ordeal or attestation: in
inbaidh aititnither ... is fir nDé uadh ...; muna aititnighe
... is arra cuir ..., O'C. 2003 Comm. (< H 4.22, 30 ).
25 comadh ann robeth in fir dé so lais iar nemfadbail fire
daoine, Laws iv 294.7 Comm. co dtisadh a bfir do cach iar
bfir De (.i. na eclaise) ┐ duine (.i. na tuaithi), O'C. 1607 (< 23
Q 6, 5a ). lia do fír fri ... aiṅcessa māra (.i. fris inni is anfis
do neoch forna fagabthar breth acht fir ṅDe) thou shalt
30follow (the way of) ordeal in cases of
, etc., Cóic Conara 16 § 3 .
37 § 50 . is cranncur fíre De docurethur ru, O'Don. 900 .
(< H 3.17 c. 644 ). f. ¤ testa compurgation: O'C. 2591 (< Eg.
88, 50b ), see Cōic Conara 67 . lucht fira compurgators:
Cōic Conara 32 § 29 . in t-espuc, is greim cuicir gobas a
35lucht fira a leith re dainib ele, ┐ ni gabann acht greim
aengraidh i leith ris fein, O'C. 1058 (< H 3.18, 438a_b ).
f. ¤ dochum reilgi an attestation made in a churchyard Cōic
Conara 64 § 14 . Ériu ix 114 . f. ¤ n-airisme fri haltoir the
test of standing at the altar
Laws v 470.34 (see IT iii 192 ).
40 f. ¤ caire no crannchuir ordeal of the cauldron or of lot Laws iv
294.3 Comm. coiri fír .i. lestur ... fri dealochadh firindi
┐ góa IT iii 191 § 21 . crand fīr `test-tree,' tree of ordeal
Laws iv 146.27 ; a name for the aspen , Auraic. 1195 . tal
no slisean seancraind, leasdar Baduirnd, trelia mothar no
45fir n-airisme fri haltoir, no fir fogearrta no comperta naime:
ate ind sin fira ro suidistar Padraic do gleod fer nErend,
Laws v 470 (see IT iii 188 , where three of these are included
in the da fir dhec flatha `the twelve ordeals'). (d) right,
due: ara tisad a f. ¤ cach that everyone might `attain to his
50right
' Laws i 152.1 . oc tacra a ḟír `arguing his right' Trip.
128.3 . is im fir ban ciato-imargaet roe `about the true
right of women
' [ = for a case (i.e. dispute) of women ?]
Laws i 150.13 . Cf. fria hiomasdad a ffíor fri breith, Ériu
xiii 34.7 (perh. belonging to c). (e) various phrases:
55 F. ¤ CATHA `truth of battle,' a just cause in fight: risnā ragbad
ríam ... f. ¤ c. nā fornirt [leg. fornert ?] comlaind TBC 5083
(perhaps against whom neither equal nor superior numbers
ever prevailed
). co nā gabdais f. ¤ c. fria n-athair that they
might not have right on their side in opposing their father

60(of the three Finn Emna) Dinds. 140 , corresp. to: cumbad
olc a f. ¤ c. i n-agaid a n-ardḟlatha, Met. Dinds. iv 44z . ba
fearr a f. ¤ c. ┐ comlaind sin im a nduthaigh [sic leg.) ... innas
im an ferand forgabala, Cog. 70.6 . táinig re síol bhflatha
Fáil | gan ḟíor gcatha do chongbháil it turned out ill for ...
65that they had not right on their side
TD 18.28 . éirghidh ar
Ulltaibh, óir atá fíor gcatha agaibh chuca, Keat. ii 5643 .
feirrde m'fhior chatha sa sin my cause of quarrel is the juster
Content. xiv 4 . tré neimhḟíor gcatha in an unjust cause
viii 24 . F. ¤ FER fair play (in combat): acht cor damthar
70fir fer dam, ol se, atbér. is cóir f. ¤ f. do chomollod ... ar ní
f. ¤ f. do slúag mór muinterda brisiud for óenfer LU 9213
( FB 94 ). nosgeodainseom huile ... uair rombrisiset fir
fer fair TBC² 809 (= LU 5284 ). rop áil damsa or L. conum-
rabad fir fer úaitsiu. cidón? or C. connachamthised úait
75acht oenlám. ar ni ḟil acht oenlám lim LL 122b5 ( RC iii 184 ).
ni damar f. ¤ f. dam na comlond TBC 4706 . ní rodamhadh f. ¤
fer ná comhlann fo coimhlíon dóibh acht ro chinn an t-iolar
ar uathadh FM iv 996.14 . is and sin conbocht f. ¤ f. fairseom
... día lotar in cóicfer cucaiseom LU 6240 . dogniat aní sein ┐
80dobreth a f. ¤ f. fris, Ériu iii 137.50 (but Rawl, 132a31 has here:
dobretha fir fris .i. fir ciche ┐ gruaide, etc., cited above under
b). fior fer frisa ngaibhther, Ériu xiii 34.10 . Cf. muirbhfit ...
iat i bhfir aeinḟir RC xliii 24.9 . F. ¤ FÉNE the truth (justice) of
the F., itbath fir Fene, Laws i 150.17 . adbath fir Feiniu
85manipad cuicthi 250y . F. ¤ FLATHA the word of a prince;
justice of a ruler: ní fíor flathu deit, a rí ..., a n-udbere
thy sentence is unworthy of a just ruler RC xii 64.26 . co
comet fir flatha .i. mess cacha bliadne, etc. (effects of just
rule) xvi 280.7 . is tre ḟ. ¤ flathemon cach recht rán ... cach
tír toirthech ZCP xi 81 §§ 12.14 . tré ḟíor ḟlatha ... tig ...
5iasg i n-inbhear, Content. vi 67 . asbertatar U. a mmarbad.
ni thó, ar sisi, ar is coll fír f. ¤ damsa the U. said that they
should be killed. Nay, said she, for that is a violation of a
prince's truth on my part
RC xvi 281. 2 . F. ¤ NGASCID fair
fighting: ní f. ¤ ṅg. ... comrac frimsa co n-oenláim LL 116b39
10( RC viii 58 ). Cf. ní fír laechdachta dó tuidecht ar mo chendsa
LU 6014 .
Compds. A With subst. common as adj. prefix in sense
(a) veracious, true, just: ¤ brithem a just judge Ml 27c1 .
dond ¤ brithemain 26c11 (gl. cognitori) Wb 8d25 . ¤ brith-
15emnacht a just judgment: g s. ¤ brithemnachtae (opp. to
gūbrithemnacht) Ml 103c2 . ¤ breth id.: pl. -a SR 8325 .
¤ dliged just, true rule: fili ... nach oide fīrdhlighidh
ZCP viii 208.22 . ¤ dul: iar f. (: dīlgud) according to
right procedure, as is meet SR 1607 . ¤ mess true, righteous
20 judgment: ind fírmessa (gl. aequitatis) Ml 103d1 . ¤ scél
true account: ni innisim acht f., Acall. 1428 . Less freq.
in later texts; cf. fírferg: rinn ar bhḟírḟeirge ` just wrath '
TD 3.12 . (b) veritable, genuine, real (very common; cf.
older Engl. use of very < Fr. vrai): ¤ dia: conapad f. mac
25 that the Son should not be very God Ml 21c12 . Wb 2d8 . fíordia
... fíordhuine very God ... very man ZCP viii 199.22
(but: in fírdía the true God , opp. to dee ` heathen gods '
PH 433 , 2347 ). ¤ duine: ní for fírduine rolaset a ṅgona
acht is for corthe cloche, Thes. ii 343y (Comm. on Hy v 66 ).
30 amal fírdhuine like a veritable human being PH 5642 .
¤ aingel: messimir inna fíraingliu `the very angels' Wb
9c10 . ¤ mac: f. aicnid ní a uccu `a very son of nature, not
from adoption
' 32b6 . conid f. Dé Ísu Crist PH 2179 .
¤ chlann: Eua ..., fotha febda fírclainne of genuine off-
35spring
(?) SR 1064 . ¤ chorp: is a ḟirchurp a doenachta
atracht Crist a bás the real body of His humanity PH 6743 .
Cf. further: am fírisrahelte a true Israelite Wb 23d30 .
is iat sin na fírUlaid the genuine Ultonians Rawl. 156b46 ,
ZCP viii 326.9 . frisna ¤ adnacla (gl. non in domibus sed
40in sepulcris) Ml 83d3 . is ¤ briathar Dé (gl. non ut verbum
hominum sed ... verbum Dei) Wb 24d22 . fíor-fhraochdacht
genuine fury (= asperitatem veram) TSh. 8130 . in ¤ gním
the real action Sg 139a3 . inna ¤ neuturáldi the true neuters
140a6 . ¤ chara a genuine friend: g p. na fircarat , CCath.
45 5562 . cf. fiórnámha `a veritable foe ' TD 13.8 . ¤ chlérech
a true cleric: las na firclerchiu, Mon. Tall § 13 . ¤ dia the real
God PH 433 (see above). ¤ flaith a true, rightful prince: issin
t[ṡ]ossud na fírflatha LU 10752 ( TE 11 ). cosin f. (i.e. God)
SR 1812 . ¤ rí true King: isé in fír-rig (of God) PH 1808 .
50Passing into sense of exact: ¤ chenn sróna the very tip ZCP
iii 34.19 . co firc[h]leit[h]i sleibi Olimp the very summit
CCath. 5629 . i ¤ dorus Chilli M. right in front of Trip. 136.16 .
gáeth ... ina ¤ ētan right in their faces LU 2184 ( FA 26 ).
hi firmedón na cuardae the very centre BDD 72 . ¤ mhullach
55Sléibi Smóil the very top Acall. 3925 . i ffiorthaobh ratha
Oiligh the very side of the fort Leb. Gab. i. 180.18 (cf. a dorus
assa firthoeb (of the Ark) SR 2468 , where pref. seems
otiose). 'na firiarthur right at the west end SR 4256 .
¤ iarthar in betha TTr.² 40 . frisin n-eclais a ¤ thuaid due
60north of the church
SR 4440 . i ¤ ichtur inn aigeoin the very
bottom
CCath. 1386 . (hence adj. ¤ íchtarach: superl. don
chuid is fíríochtaruidh don bholg the innermost parts Prov.
xxvi 22 ). for a fir-uachtur on its very top SR 4332 . i ffíor-
thosach na bliadhna FM vi 2096.4 . ó fhíorthús na n-aimsear
65 from earliest times TSh. 2917 . Very common with abstracts
= true, genuine or merely intens. downright, sheer: ¤ aicned:
bretha firaicnid `judgements of true nature' Laws i 16.10 .
a fīraicned screptra ┐ chuibsi, Ériu i 214.6 . ¤ athrige genuine
repentance
PH 2241 . ¤ chaín true smoothness; gentleness ,
70in phr. f. ¤ fáilte a hearty welcome: IT i 120.32 . Acall. 5830 .
Ériu iii 164.11 ; xi 195.35 . ZCP vi 31.15 . ¤ deacht true
Godhead
Hy ii 42 . ¤ déirc true charity: tobar ¤ deirce ZCP
viii 199.21 . ¤ féchain scrutinizing: aca firechain cona
dligthech, etc. looking to see that it is lawfully ... Laws iv
7520.27 Comm. , cf. aca ¤ dechsain 22.29 , ZCP viii 205.33 .
¤ grád true love: idir an bhfíor-ghrádh ... ┐ an grádh tacair,
TSh. 8953 . ¤ ítu intense thirst: follscadh firiotan, Leb.
Gab. i 28.2 . ¤ less real profit SR 322 . ¤ róen a downright
defeat SR 5092 . ¤ thnúth ` deep envy ' Ériu iv 92 § 5 . Oft.
80apparently otiose and freq. used for sake of alliteration:
togha fírbhech ár bfoghluim `of most genuine bees' O'Gr.
Cat. 475.22 . ar a fad nó ar a ¤ leithett FM vi 2082.1 . agá
fforach ┐ acca ffírlenmhain 2318.1 . cossmhailes foichedh
-bheach 2224.3 . an faircle ¤ leac fionnaolta na feineistre
85[sic leg.], Hugh Roe 288.27 (f. 76a) . ag déanamh fíorluit
is foghla, Keat. ii 3262 . (c) forming real compds. in which
the meaning of subst. is modified: f. ¤ chruithnecht selected (?)
wheat LU 8121 . ¤ íasc salmon: cora ḟiresc `a salmon-
weir ' RC xxvi 136.23 . bratan fireisc, Lism.L. viii 18 .
lethar fírésc `salmon skin' Aisl. MC 89.9 = cris d'iucraibh
5fīréisc 122.35 (see also u. -uisce). ¤ lemnacht fresh milk
LU 8120 ( FB 9 ). Acall. 829 . ¤ thipra a spring LL 30a1 .
¤ uisce fresh water (opp. to brine), spring water ZCP v 24.2 .
CCath. 1742 . BColm. 52.11 . Fl. Earls 90.20 . Études
Celt. i 86.16 . Prov. xviii 4 . eisg firuisgi fresh-water fish
10 Ros. Angl. 40z . B With adj. as advbl. pref. in sense truly,
genuinely, downright or merely intens. ¤ amnas very keen
SR 1830 . ¤ cruind perfectly round 36 . ¤ derb quite certain
Wb 12c12 . ¤ doim ` really poor ' Mon. Tall. 46 . ¤ éolach
` truly learned ' Ériu iv 144.8 . Oft. merely for alliteration
15(cf. A, b above); faideran ¤ gorm, Acall. 367 . fomor
¤ grán[d]a 1884 . féige finn ¤ ṡolus LL 385c23 . In such adjs.
as fírbrethach just in judgment ( Ériu i 122.9 . ZCP xi 96 § 55 .
Cáin Ad. 21 ), ¤ epertach truth-speaking ( PH 6499 . RC xxv
396.16 ), fír belongs to the noun fr. which the adj. is formed.
20 ¤ ferr truly the best: an agh dob fhírfhearr dar n-ealbhaidh,
PBocht 4.9 . C With vb. (chiefly in poetry), intens. or
merely otiose (met. gr.): rofirchrap, Zu Ir. Hss. u. Litt.
i 69 = IT iii 99 § 164 . ga file nach fiorchuala? Top. Poems
24.12 ( TP² 224 ). cía lia fer le fír-gairthir `is rightly called'
25 Met. Dinds. iii 60 . fíreba[i]r (: fīnemain) will be quaffed
(ibid.) Arch. iii 238.23 . fírníamhfuid will purify Ezek.
xliii 26 . fírfoscaigfider, Rawl. 111b15 (gl. on: forbuas-
caigfider). mōr fiad resa fīrtheichet from which they flee
in earnest
Ériu vii 4.15 . ro fíorthiorchanadh lá fáidhibh
30 was foretold truly FM vi 2298.8 .

2 fír adj white (?): teora ferba fira, Laws i 64.1 ; glossed: fira
.i. finda .i. teora bai iar fir ib. 15 ; .i. teora ba blechta .i.
ba fir a mbeith co suth 18 . teora ferbba fira .i. teora bae
blechta, ar ita fír bliucht bó; biid dono fir finn ut dicitur teora
35ferbba fira .i. teora bae finna for there is f. ¤ (meaning) `cow's
milk'; there is moreover, f. ¤ `white'
RC xx 250.7 . fir .i.
find, Corm. Y. 585 . teora ferbba fira (.i. finna) 584 .

3 fír n milk: see prec.

fíra: x see fír and fíre.

40 fírad n u,m. (vn. of fíraid) (a) realizing, fulfilling: hi f. ¤ ne[i]ch
dorairngert Wb 30b2 . ima ḟíradh ┐ ima comalladh ZCP
viii 550.28 . (b) confirming, corroborating: atá Pól ag
fíoradh aneithe céadna, TSh. 5865 .
Cf. fria biathadh fri fioradh sáor snaidhte, Ériu xiii 34.7 .

45 fíraid v ā (1 fír) makes true , hence (a) realizes, fulfils: adgellat
nad fírat they make promises they do not keep Tec. Corm.
§ 16.89 . cia ... firfhus cennuch friumsa anocht ? RC xiii 30.
25 = FB 97 (ITS ii. ZCP iv 177 ). Cf. atá cennach limsa for se
┐ céb é uabsi comallas frimsa hé, etc. LU 9014 ( FB 76 ).
50 ni rofír a dail `he did not keep his tryst' Dinds. 5 . pass.
fírfidir a n-asrubart in fáith Wb 13d23 . guigfitir dāla fer
┐ fírfaitir briathra ban TBC 560 . rofírad ind ḟáitsine Hy
ii 22 : dorairngert Dia, rofírtha (pl.) hi Crist Wb 14c32 .
ro fírtha tra uli a n-imrati doib LU 9640 ( ZCP iii 210 ).
55 log nad ro firthar, O'C. 1274 ( H 3.18, 517 ) probably belongs
to feraid, q.v. (b) confirms, proves: fégaid ┐ fíraid, Met.
Dinds. iii 298 . cech fis fírtait , Arch. iii 303 § 12 (3 pl. pres.
+ suff. pron.). mar rofírad LL 129a18 (`as hath been certi-
fied
' MacCarthy 193 ). tugaidís amach a bhfíadhnuiseadha
60chor go bhfíorfuighear iad, Isa. xliii 9 .

fíraigid v g (fír) makes true; verifies, fulfils: pass. fut.
fíoróchar orra briathar ar slánuightheóra, MacAingil 412.2 .

fírda adj io-iā (fír) just, righteous: fiordha .i. firénda, O'Cl.
flaith f. ¤ (of St. Patrick), Arch. iii 303 § 12 . nir ḟ. ¤ dó dul
65 it was not right for him to go SR 6903 . For: firda, Laws
i 68.20 , leg. ferda.

firdris: x see feirdris.

fíre n f. (fír) truth, right: (in: ferr fīra firse Corm. Y 647 , fira
is prob. a mistake, as other copies of the cit. ( O'C.
70 1068 . 1756 ) read ferr fola. See under fersechus and
O'Dav. 904 ). breth fíri a judgment of truth SR 3341 .
co fíri, Fél. Prol. 306 . Cf. also: i m-mes fíra (gl. in
examen) Ml 26c12 . 103c15 (edd. Thes. in both cases
amend to fírian, cf. in mes fírían (gl. aequitas) 103c8 ).
75Common in g s. fíre as adj: (a) true, veracious: fath f. ¤ LL
127a7 ( MacCarthy 144 ). luige f. ¤ a true oath PH 7321 . scél
f. ¤ , Aisl. MC 5.21 . scél firi IT iii 196.24 . aithescc fire BNnÉ
253.18 . rí f. ¤ gan ḟíoch gan ḟeall ` righteous ' TD 32.60 .
( b) veritable, genuine: in tan ... marbthar in animm ...
80is e sin in bas f. ¤ PH 7481 . námait ḟ. ¤ do Dia 2521 . cara
fire, CCath. 5164 . biodhbha fh. ¤ , PBocht 3.42 . fertach f. ¤
genuine worker of miracles BNnÉ 253.21 . locht fire a real
fault
ZCP viii 108 y . an Dia f. ¤ the true God Jerem. x 10 .
serbhfhoghantuidhe fíri Dé, Parrth. Anma 98.11 = Luc.
85Fid. 54.3 . pleurisis fh. ¤ ┐ pleuriss nach fír real pleurisy and
pseudo-pleurisy
O'Gr. Cat. 188 § 45 .