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fíu adj (cf. W. gwiw `worthy'; cogn. with Ir. feb `excellence,'
Ped. i 75 ; by Thurn. Hdb. 182 regarded as orig. n s. of that
word. Pokorny, ZCP x 404 , takes the old gen. to be fio
10(later fia), found in Fer Fio; Imlech Fio AU 761 , 842 .
See also RC xxvi 16 , cited below, end of section (a). I Adj.
and subst. (a) worthy, meet, fitting, sometimes passing
into sense worth while: is f. ¤ [a] choméit (gl. acceptione
dignus) Wb 28d3 . ni f. ¤ cometecht doib it is unworthy to
15indulge them
13c16 . ni f. ¤ sercc do thabairt do 10b3 . amal
ni bad fiu ní du [tha]bairt tar ar n-aesi Ml 63d2 . ní fiú mé
... do mhacsa do ghairm dhiom, Luc. xv 21 . ní fiú é ...
tuarastal d'fhagháil he is not worthy of wages TSh. 9189 .
nach fiú na daoine ... na deagh-dhaoine do bheith eatorra
20 5525 . ni fíu mheisi a bhroga dhiómchur, Matt. iii 11 . ag
nach fíu mhé íallach a bhróg dho sgáoileadh, Luc. iii 16 .
ní mheasaim gurab fiu é freagradh do thabhairt air worth
answering
Keat. i p. 54 . ni f. ¤ falti frinn you have no cause
to welcome us
IT iii 244.46 . mórán d'éigsibh dob ḟ. ¤ a riar
25`worthy of recompense' TD 25.8 . f. ¤ an teach i dtarla
mo ṡiur dá bhfaghbha gach breath, A. Ó Dálaigh iii 3 . is
beag is f. ¤ croidhe an dhrochdhuine is little worth Prov. x 20 .
IS F. ¤ LIMM I deem it worthy, meet, worth while: mad f. ¤ lib
mo ainechsa do breith less (gl. si dignum fuerit ut et ego
30eam) Wb 14a4 . ni fiu leu bás n-aill du techt forru Ml 139c3 .
nicon ḟiu la credal | dorogra ainm Neran it does not seem
right to a believer to utter N.'s name
Fél. Prol. 111 . is í
sin ... áeningen ba f. ¤ lesseom ... do acallaim LU 10183 .
nirbo f. ¤ laiss comrac fri gilla 6106 . gur fiú leis diúltadh
35dhó, TSh. 1179 . ar nach fiú leis léirmheas do dhéanamh
748 . an tí d'árb bhfiú leis an dTighearna bhiocaire do
dheunamh de whom the Lord thought fit to make His deputy
Eochairsgiath 75.11 . ni rabi ... nec[h] ris ar b[ḟ]iu each do
breith inaci leis who would deign to lead away a horse Cog.
40 132.11 . mac ríg ag ar fiúd liumsa beith whose service
I deem worthy of me
ZCP xiii 227.1 . IS F. ¤ DOM it
is fitting for me; it is worth my while (gen. with
neg.): ni f. ¤ dúibsi in sin do é[it]secht Wb 18c11 .
asbert B. ni bú f. ¤ dóib techt LU 10581 ( CC 3 ). níorbh
45ḟ. ¤ dhó duine ... d'argoin it would not be worth his while TD
23.2 . nárbh fhiú dhó an choir ... d'agra, TSh. 3361 . Rarely
as attrib. of noun: fri fileda fāth f. ¤ dā macc F. the two sons
of F. are a worthy theme for poets
Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 14 (= Rawl.
124a30 ).
50 Cf. cuibsigter sencaid sin co firinne f. ¤ hit fíadnaisi LU
3475 ( SC 25 ). a forbthib fio RC xxvi 16 § 22 (`from per-
fections of goodness
' Stokes, taking fio as g s. of fiu). flaith
forid mbī, fiu-flaith fuissiten `a worthy lord' [?] BCrólige § 59 .
(b) folld. by acc. worth, equivalent to: amal ní bimmis
55f. ¤ ní etir as if we were not worth anything at all Ml
63d1 . each is f. ¤ boin, Laws v 62.21 Comm. f. ¤ coicait cumal,
Fianaig. 50 . mo betha is fiu bās LB 141a32 ( Hog.
Nenn. 83 ). ba fiu Eirinn a oenur he alone was worth all
Ireland
AU 902 . t'fhit[h]chell ba fiu mōir TBC² 2709
60(= ba f. ¤ máin TBC 4077 ). fiu mōr do maith Māel Fābaill,
Bruchst. i § 17 ( IT iii 19 § 54 , 47 § 76 ). as f. ¤ olc a raidhe
what thou sayest is mischievous ZCP viii 221 § 41 . bid fiu
dā macc Con in cundscle the conflict will be worthy of the
two M.C.
LL 147a33 ( Proc. RIA iii 550 ). cairem ┐ cirmaire
65nó nech bed f. ¤ iad one of the same level BColm. 66.8 . níorbh
ḟiú aonchúigear d'ḟiadh B. | an saorchúigear no five men
of B.'s land would equal these noble five
TD 36.6 . créad
is fiú í? = quid valet? TSh. 9975 . With ocus: is fiu
thu ocus in odhar `you are like the dun cow' O'Gr. Cat.
70 137 - 8 ( O'Dav. 1481 ). With copula and inf. pron. : set
besid fiu inn aile a `sed' of equal value Laws v 382.8 . ni
faigebasu curaid ... bádam fiusa as good as I LU 3913
( SC 42 ). With prep. : am fiu do rath rig I am worthy of a
king's favour
IT i 142.8 . Cf. ni beir L. for a druim ...
75marbhan ... ba fiu dó `so precious as he' FM 661 = Bruchst.
i 41 . fiche filed fiu ... fri drauc Fiachaich, Ält Ir. Dicht.
ii 16.6 . As subst. with poss. pron. or gen. subst. : nach
facusai riam ... a f. ¤ ar uairi I never saw the like of it for cold
RC xi 129 . an adhaigh an uair as mhó | raghaidh don ló
80uainn a fh. ¤ an equivalent length of the day will go from us
Dán Dé ix 27 . caidhe a ḟiú IGT iii ex. 62 . f. ¤ an chrobhuing-
sin nachar chin, ex. 663 . (c) in later lang., in neg. sent. or
after gan (= O.Ir. cen), folld. by gen. (less often acc.) the
equivalent of, as much as = even: ni bhiadh fiú na crithre
85san choigill even a spark Content. xxviii 6 . ni thug tú fiu
an mheannainn ... dhamh, Luc. xv 29 . clanna fileadh
gan fiú an g[h]iolla, Cl. AB 250.33 . níl f. ¤ na gcearc nach
airigh ... even the fowls perceived O'Bruad. ii 202 . Cf. next
section. (d) co (go) f. ¤ to the extent of; even including:
mairg nach molann Máthair Dé | go f. ¤ a bhfuaras dá fínné,
5 A. Ó Dálaigh xxvi 1 . go fiú an úcaire even the fuller also
Content. xvii 4 . go f. ¤ a chomhaing to the extent of his means
Fl. Earls 154.31 . nír shirsiod dáil ... nach fríoth go fiú a
chomhochta, Cl. AB 244.42 . éagfaid an Caesar 's go f. ¤ an
ríogh móir, Keat. Poems 329 . See Gad. i 63 , where T. F.
10O'Rahilly takes fiú in these uses (c, d) to represent feadh
(= 2 ed).
II In Glosses used as equiv. of Lat. quam in follg. senses:
(a) than (after compar.) Ml 94d5 . (b) as (correl. of Lat.
tam, ita) 80c14 . 101a15 . 111c16 . 121a2 . 134c2a . Thes. ii
157.31 ; 9.24 . Cf. Ml 23a16 where cia f. ¤ seems required.
(c) CIA F. ¤ (interrog. adv. of degree): cia fiu esámain (gl.
quam temerarium) Ml 27d8 . cia f. ¤ as crib (gl. quam cita)
61a25 . cia fiu as ndían (gl. tam velox est) 62c6a . cia f. ¤ tod-
laiger-sa (quam iusta postulem) 38c22 . cifiu (quam sancte)
20 Wb 24d18 . ZCP vii 479.21 . In Ml 48c7 cia fiu seems wrongly
used for fíu (gl. tam ... quam).
See Thes. i 717a .

fiuchach adj o-ā (fich— `boil') boiling, seething, raging: teine
fh. ¤ BNnÉ 234.34 . See fichthech.

25 fiuchad: x see fichud.

fiuchaid: x see fichid.

fiuchair adj keen, ardent: a lasardhacht fhiuchair gradha,
Instructio 211.20 . do adhratar an creidimh a choimhfhiu-
chair sin (= tam ardenti) 194.3 (71.28) .
30 Cf. feochair.

fiuchairecht n (fiuchair) eagerness, zeal (?): acht muna bia
fiuchaireacht neamhchonáich ┐ maindeachtnaighi ro-mhór
innut fein (= nisi nimis fueris negligens et infeliciter segnis)
Instructio 216.20 (92.3) .

35 fiuchta: as part. of 2 fichid: coire na bhfíongcaor bhfiuchta
` fermented ' Tribes of Irel. 84.9 .

fiúdhantach: x see fiúntach.

fiugair: x see figair.

fiugh n m. (< iodh, O.Ir. id `withe'?) a ferule ITS i 20.30 .
40 g s. an ḟ. ¤ ib. 32 : giolla an ḟiugha (title).

fiugraid: x see figraid.

fiugor: x see figair.

fiundcaire x Thes. i 3.31 : see findchoire.

fiúntach adj o-ā worthy, deserving: don druing bhíos f. ¤ (= qui
45digni sunt) TSh. 4989 . toirthe fiúdhantacha na haithrighe
(= fructus dignos poenitentiae) 1817 . gan an tSacraimint do
chaitheamh go f. ¤ , Eochairsgiath 121.13 .

fiuraid: x see feraid.

fiurt n (firt, fert) u,m. (<Lat. virtus) n s. fiurt, Thes. ii 346.31
50( Hy v Comm.). a s. ? fert, Thes. ii 291.7 (Ml Poems). g s.
ferto Wb 12a9 . cf. ind fertae (gl. signi) Ml 16a9 . n p.
ferte Wb 24c5 . fertai Ml 112d8 . a p. firtu Wb 12b20 . firto,
Thes. ii 253.4 . g p. ferte Wb 12b15 . fertae Ml 17c9 . d p.
ho fertaib 64d15 . firt, fert (ón mírbhail) IGT, Decl. § 95
55(p. 127) . A wonderful work, a miracle , of something done
or caused by supernatural or occult means; common in
relig. lit.; in Glosses = Lat. signum, miraculum and in pl.
virtutes: uirtus .i. firt, Corm. Y 576 . firt a uirtute , O'Mulc.
543 . ni dénat firtu úili (gl. numquid omnes virtutes?) Wb
60 12b20 . is he seo firt is mou dorigne Ísu PH 4500 . firta ┐
mirbuli 945 . ferta ┐ mírbaile LU 2206 ( FA 28 ). tria firt
┐ mirbuilib Dia RC xvii 411.1 (Tig.). robo mór in fiurt do
Brigit, Thes. ii 346.31 . ic comardugud ind [ḟ]erta (= in
miraculi memoriam) Lat. Lives 52 . docífitt m'fiorta ┐ mo
65miorbuile BNnÉ 267.11 . tria fiortaibh Dé ┐ Caoimhghin
FM ii 716.8 . tre fertaib Coluim Cille, Ann. Conn. 1261 § 3 .
eochair ferta féile (= generosity works wonders) ZCP vi 270
§ 7 . A `deórad Dé' was expected to perform miracles:
on deorad De ge donethsen firt no da firt, ma doḟemid in
70tres firt noco n-amail tarba, Laws v 16.11 Comm. in deoraid
Dé ma dorinde tri ferta faillsighi ag tiachtain dochum
thire i fiadnaise righ ┐ tuaithi is saire do cona sedaib ┐ a
bairc ┐ mana derna act aen no dedhe dib is saire do cona
sedaib ┐ comroind bairci dlighthighi for a bairc, O'C. 1047
75(< H 3.18, 436b ). deora De ernaigther ferta .i. ailithir co
ndernadar a ferta tre urnaigthi, O'C. 1058 (< H 3.18, 438 ).
firt filed `a poet's miracle' [i.e. wrought by a poet] AU 1024 .
RC xvii 364 (Tig.). an darna fiort filidh doronadh for N.
`the second poetical miracle performed by N.' FM iv 818.8 .
80 f. ¤ féle a miracle of generosity, extraordinary generosity: firt
féli is ferr cach ní LL 207a1 . dús in bhfuigbit[h]i cornn tria
f. ¤ fele ann ZCP viii 102 x = tria firta na feile, Ériu ii 186.19 .
feart féile, Studies 1921, 258 § 11 . IGT, Decl. § 95 (feart,
firt). Transf. of supernatural beings: aingil nimhe ┐ ferta
85flaithemhnuis (perh. = Virtutes of Celestial Hierarchy),
Parrth. Anma 347.19 .
Compds.: ¤ fuil blood of virtue: a Mheic Dé ... atá
th'fhiortfhuil dá dáil, Studies 1931, 660 . ¤ linn liquor of
virtue: grása ... go bhfeara 'na firtlinn te ib. 662 .