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fled n ā,f. (cf. W. gwledd) d s. hí flid (gl. epulemur) Wb 9b14 .
d p. fledaib 27b3 . fledh IGT, Decl. § 39 . (a) a feast, banquet,
carousal (esp. a drinking-feast, oft. associated with vbs.
ólaid, dáilid) : f. ¤ .i. lántṡāsad etir dig ┐ mír, Corm. Y 619 .
5 rodáiled in ḟ. ¤ sain for mathib Lochlainne, corbat mesca
CRR 13 . boí f. ¤ mór la Bricrind do Chonchobur LU 8041
( FB 1 ). oc tinól na flede collecting provisions for the banquet
8043 (ib.). co ndernai L. fleid do P. (= fecit coenam magnam),
Lat. Lives 55 . ic fleid (= in convivio) 73 . aigthi carat im
10ḟleid, Sc.M. 5 . cen a cena [ = coena] ... cen mo mair ... .i.
is fleth mo betha, O'Mulc. 218 . robennach [Pátraic] fleith
in méich ... ic epscop Trian ... dia roṡásta fir Muman the
feast of the bushel (given) by Bishop T.
Trip. 216.7 . f. ¤ deoda,
f. ¤ doena, f. ¤ demanda (leg. domanda ?) Laws iii 18 = SM
15Facs. 47b (i.e. entertainment given in honour of God, to a
chief, and to low company, f. ¤ domonda .i. fled doberar
do macaib bais ┐ drochdainaib Laws iii 24.5 ( SM Facs. 48a , where
`e' is given as alternative to the first `o' of `domonda.'
Cf. O'Dav. 954 , where f. ¤ domunda is expld. as hospitality
20given to those who return it). f. ¤ flatha (entertainment due
to a chief) Laws i 194.25 . ba sí ... comairle rochinnset ... .i. fled
do thargud do thig Cairpri to provide a banquet at the house
of C.
ZCP xi 61.3 . fleg crolige ` death-feast' (funeral feast ?)
Laws v 432.15 Comm. do thochaithem na fledi PH 7287 .
25 nā samail flead re fuigeall do not compare leavings with a
banquet
Arch. iii 246 § 37 . Used of drink only : cen fleda
d'ol PH 8127 . ar ól bhfleadh TD 11.22 . do ól na fledi
TBC 986 . tucastar [in ingen] cuach ... ┐ a lán do midh
... ann ┐ tuc il-láim Ḟind ... ┐ ba geis do Ḟ. fled d'obu, Acall.
30 4961 . Hence (b) a beverage: fuaruisge a bhfleadh TD 21.9 .
suighi na fighbaide as fleagha dhoibh, Marco P. 166 . dog-
niter flegha leo do shiucra, etc. or ni bi finemain leo 187 .
Compd. ¤ ól drinking at a feast, conviviality: dāltir f. for
Luignib, Anecd. i 14 . oc ind ḟ. carousing Lat. Lives 8 = Trip.
35 52.19 . ag f. ZCP vii 306.8 . g s. co cornaibh ... fledhóil x
410.25 . ¤ ólach given to feasting, convivial: a s f. fri flaith
fledolig ZCP viii 306.27 . ¤ ḟót hospitable, convivial soil,
land: fleadhḟód Fáil, Ir. Monthly 1927, 552 ( 23 F 16, 174 ).
See also fletech.

40 fledach (fled) I adj o-ā given to feasting or conviviality: flaith
fleghach YBL 13a21 ( Snedgus u. M.R. 12.2 ). cathir ...
fledach fíanach LL 28b27 . measam fine fonn f. ¤ , Arch. iii
230.150 . rigi ... f. ¤ , Cog. 100.30 . g s. m. mic Enna ḟleadhaigh ,
Ériu v 86.1 . g p. treabh na slógh bhfleadhach TD 6.3 . As
45sobriquet : Fínnachta F. ¤ LU 2259 ( FA 32 ). As npr. m.
Dinds. 25 .
II Subst. (collect. ?) feasting: f. ¤ ┐ clesrad ┐ ceola, Marco P.
126 .

fledachas n u, o, m. feasting, conviviality: fleagachus, Marco
50P. 22 . fuair festa ┐ fledhachus, Fl. Earls 178.12 . fleadhachas
bídh ┐ dighe, TSh. 8306 .

fledaichthid n i,m. (fled) a gormandizer: fledaichthith (gl.
epulo) Sg 52.a6 . n p. fledaichthidi ib. 7 .

fledaigid v g (fled) feasts, carouses: fledigim (gl. coeno)
55 ZCP xxi 281.21 . ra fleghaidhsiot ... imaille, TFrag. 26.18 .

fledartach ? ind fer dara fonn fiadach | tonn f. ¤ laemrach ` active,
a generous feastgiver ' SG 241.21 .

fledmar adj o-ā (fled) given to feasting: abounding in feasts:
flaith f. ¤ MR 214.20 . hÍ mic U. na bfond ffledhmhar BNnÉ
60 284.18 . Flann fleadhmhar, Ir. Texts iv 60 § 89 .

fledugud n u,m. (vn. of fledaigid) feasting: f. ¤ cen túrbrúd
LU 2471 ( RC iv 256 ). fri feiss, fri f. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 350.40 ,
corresp. to : hic tomailt ┐ ic f. ¤ IT i 129.7 . Aodh ... tig
cugainn dar flegughadh `comes to bring us to a feast' Duan.
65Ḟ. i 17.9 . ac feis ┐ ag fleduchudh (fleguchudh v.l.), CCath.
2438 . cu praind ┐ f. ¤ PH 88 . g s. forad fessi ┐ fledaichthi
BB 443b2 .

flegma n (Lat. phlegma) phlegm: na neithe glanus na flegmada,
O'Gr. Cat. 178.19 .

70 flegmon n (Lat. phlegmon) inflammation (med. term) : a
bhf. ¤ na n-ae (= in hepatis inflammatione) 23 K 42, 106.15 .
an nescoid re nabur flegmon .i. att mor (fledmon, fleadmon
MSS), Ros. Angl. 170.4 ; 22 . fledmones ┐ nescoidi, Ir.
Texts v 28.31 .

75 ? fléis n f. g s. gorbhaird bhíos fa chíos na fléise ag spairrn
TD 35.10 .

flémendach pn o,m. a Fleming: of the invaders from England
in 1169 : na Flemendaigh FM ii 1172.20 . loinges na
fFlémendach do thocht a Saxaibh hi socraide Mec Mur-
80chadha ib. 12 . See Pléimenn.

1 flesc n ā,f. n s. ind ḟlesc Sg 40b16 . n du. di ḟlisc 3b19 . n p.
flesca, Thes. ii 48.1 . (a) a rod, wand, stick (cut off a tree, or
of metal, esp. one carried in the hand) : gl. virga Hib. Min.
10.340 . ferula Thes. ii 48.1 . vimen 360.25 ( Philarg. Ecl.
85 ii 72 ). f. ¤ for dib ngablaib lasin conair immetiagat do erissem
dia lethlaim furi ┐ lorc isind laim aili (gl. virgam et baculum)
Ml 45c9 . nír ás frén na f. ¤ feda trit riam LL 5a40 . co nderna
cliab bec do fhleascaib cuill, Lism.L. 2401 . femen .i. f. ¤ ,
Auraic. 610 (femen taken as = Lat. vimen). gran ... con-
dafema f. ¤ (`so that the flail strip it' Stokes, in O'Dav. 833 )
5 Laws iv 94.16 Comm. (cf. f. ¤ .i. suist, O'Dav. 833 ; f. ¤ .i.
traigh ut est o ro femadh f. ¤ .i. iarna lomadh o fleisg 898 ).
f. ¤ līn `scutching-stick' Laws i 150.6 . benaid ... in sruth co fleisc
dúir ... co tócband inna anmand súas do chind na flesci
LU 2118 ( FA 18 ). soud flesci Moysi a nathraig PH 3429 .
10 folt ... amal flesca óir LU 3639 ( SC 31 ) (cf. folt na bhfleasg
bhfáinneach, Cl. AB 216.40 . See also under flescach I).
flesca findarcit inna lámaib (of harpers) LU 7637 ( BDD 119 ).
f. ¤ airgid 'na láim ac certugud na heachraidhi, Comp. ConC.
101.13 . co flescaib iarnaidib ... do sroigled ... na pecthach
15 LU 2085 ( FA 15 ). f. ¤ óir (fig. of a bishop ), Fél. April 25 .
Of angular staves for Ogham inscriptions : Corm. Y 606
(s.v. fé). Ériu xiii 228.3 . ma rosechmaill a ḟlesg ┐ dorinde
aīr ib. 5 . co ndernui .iiii. flescca ibair [sic leg.] ┐ scrípuidh
oghumm inntib (for divination) IT i 129.21 . vii mbethi a
20n-aonfleisg do beithi, Auraic. 2804 . See also under (f) below.
lath, wattle (in a structure) : coic seoit i ndul tri a tech ...
dartaid i fleisc tís, dairt i fleisc thuas, samaisc i cleith this,
colpdach i cleith tuas, Laws iv 312.15 ( Cr. G. 215 ). Of
plectrum for a `timpán' (?) : fleasc gu cairche ced-ceol cain
25 RC xliii 10 (expld. as `a wand with hair, i.e. a bow ,' O'Curry
Mann. and Cust. iii 363 ). See f. filed, below (f). (b) a line,
stroke: o méit di flescaib bís hisin tórunt .i. mad óenf. ¤ is .i.
mad di ḟlisc is .n. (gl. ex quantitate figurae linearum) Sg 3b19 .
ind ḟlescsa huasind .m. `this line over the m.' 40b16 . cōic
30feadha cach aicmi, ┐ is oen co a cōic cach ae .i. aenfleisc co
cōic flescaib (i.e. an Ogham letter contains from one to five
strokes), Auraic 976 . (c) a scion, stripling, young person
(oft. folld. by defining gen., showing that the metaphor was
felt) : ind f. ¤ do chlainn Iesse (of the Virgin Mary) SR 7502 .
35 f. ¤ gilla óic, Acall. 5225 . fleasg seang a Teamhair (of a chief),
A. Ó Dálaigh lv 25 . (d) F. ¤ LÁMA perhaps originally land
reclaimed by one's own labour, hence land held in full fee,
patrimony, domain: flesc .i. ferand ut est orbu laime na
manach ... .i. flesc laime na manuch, O'C. 570 ( H 3.18, 284 ;
40 MR 62 n .). ferand Fergusa ... f. ¤ Find maic R., Met. Dinds.
ii 80 (cf. fleasg lamha .i. fearann, fleasg lamha Finn ... .i.
fearann Finn, O'Cl.). ní n-a [f]lesc lama sin fein ... acht a
ferann duine aile, Laws iii 426.21 Comm. cland Cobthaig
... ba he a f. ¤ láma side coiced Connacht LU 4081 . ba cóiced
45Connacht a ruidles (.i. a f. ¤ láma) 4083 . o nach hí bar bhfleasc
lamha Eriu as Ireland is not your own land MR 62.3 . dar
cenn déc [leg. deich ?] ttriucha chéd dá fleiscc lámha fodéisin
`his own native territory' FM ii 1166 . co tír nA. .i. a ḟlesca
fírduiche fén LB 175b55 = flesg lama firduthaig do fein hi,
50 Caithr. Cellaig 739 . for a ferund ┐ for a leisc lama duthaig
a athar, Cog. 64z . The meaning `land' may have arisen
from the use of a stick in measuring, cf. Eng. rood (cogn.
with rod), or because the extent of jurisdiction was measured
by the cast of a `flesc' thrown by a youth ? cf. under
55 flescach III (b). (e) a hoop, circlet (late sense) ; blaithfleasg
`a garland of flowers' Eg. Gl. 684 . f. ¤ fhionndruine ima
chenn SG 263.32 (` fillet ' ii 298 ). adeirid ... gur chuir
Maoise glas ar an bhfleisc do bhí fá n-a láimh féin ar bhrá-
ghaid Ghaedhil `fastened with a lock around the neck of G.
60the bracelet that he had on his own arm
' Keat. ii 290 (appar-
ently a confusion of the `flesc' or rod of Moses with the
`tí glas' of the earlier legend, see LB 119a24 fg., Leb. Gab.
i 196 ). do bhíodh ... fleasc fá láimh gacha taoisigh mar
chomhartha ceannais feadhna Keat. ii 292 . ro batar leo ... tuagha ...,
65ni rabhator fleascca náid ecclonna forro febh baoi for biailibh
na nGall `rings nor chains' Hugh Roe 166z (f. 45a) . fleasg
óir arna heagar | fana fholt, Duan. Ḟ. ii 392 § 82 . (f) f. ¤
filed (fileta) (1 ) poet's wand, stave: cend na flesci filed (used
in divination,cf. IT i 129 , cited above under (a)), Corm. Y
70 323 . fuath a bhfleasg ag fileadhuibh IGT, Decl. ex. 1212
(perh. ` ogham staves ' here ? see under (a) above). ro
gabastair ... a fhlesc fhileta fhindruine SG 239z . ro chroith
a fhlesc fhileta fhiled i ndorus in baile ┐ do chuala in dóir-
seoir in fuaim sin 240.3 . (2 ) poet's fillet, wreath (mark of
75his calling) : fleasg file fána cheann ITS i 84.5 (cf. e above).
(g) doubtful meanings : f. ¤ .i. fāl no ime ut est dá carpat ┐
ech etarro a lethat ┐ f. ¤ uime .i. ime uime, O'Dav. 870 =
flesga ime, Ériu xiii 33.25 (a hedge, rail ?. Cf. Ml 45c9
above under (a)). flesg .i. bun fich, Met. Gl. Eg. 13 (= fich
80bunaid hereditary land ? Cf. (d) above ; `a root of fighting'
Auraic. Gloss. p. 337 ).
As npr. m. Dinds. 19 . Met. Dinds. iii 30 ; 36 . (name of
a cupbearer, prob. in sense (a)). Cf. Flesca (name of a
woman-messenger), TTreblainne, Ferm. 68b ( ZCP xiii
85170.1 ). a s. fleisc ib.
Compds. ¤ bémnech switching, smiting with rods: f. na
slat ┐ na n-echlasc, CCath. 1836 . ¤ buille a swish of a rod or
stick: fuaimm f., Ériu iii 14 § 8 . ¤ fáinnech : folt ... fleasg-
fáinnech ` ringletted ' Ériu v 64.3 . Cf. LU 3639 , quoted
under (a) above. See also echlasc, forflesc.