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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.