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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.

5 2 flesc ind rain, wet ? f. ¤ .i. fleochad, Thr. Ir. Gl. 19 = fleasc .i.
fliuchud, Corm. Y 582 .

flescach (1 flesc) I adj o-ā in various senses of flesc. Abounding
in shoots or branches (freq. epithet of woods) : fid fand f. ¤ ,
Anecd. i 54 § 34 . fiod f. ¤ , K. and H. 29 ( ZCP iii 457 ). fid ...
10fleascach, Ériu iv 156.21 . fidh flesgach ZCP vii 303x . la
folucht fianclar f. ¤ ZCP xiii 276.10 . mualach ... f. ¤ fērach
osier-bearing (?) Corm. Y 944 . Made of twigs or wattles:
ina churach f. ¤ fann RC xvii 175 (Tig.). na fianḟlescaig fo
thuga `hunting-booths of osier' Met. Dinds. iii 112.31 . Of
15 hair : folt fand f. ¤ LU 4231 ( SG 83 ), cf. LU 3639 quoted under
1 flesc (a). Having lines or strokes: ficheall chorrfhleasgach
`a smoothlined chessboard' Studies 1923, 599 . gair na
mbleige [ = mbleidhe] fleasgach fionn decorated with lines (?)
Rel. Celt. ii 286.7 . Cf. leasgach (leg. flescach ? flescán
20 v.l.), name of a drinking-horn , Acall. 147 .
II adj Youthful (cf. 1 flesc c) : f. ¤ no maothcnesach, Auraic.
610 v.l.
III n o,m. (a) a rod or stick (?) : f. ¤ ┐ emnad ┐ cairced acon
timpanach, M. and C. 363 n . H 3.18 f. 87 ( O'C. 154 ) `a wand
25and hair '. (b) techn. term in laws for a certain kind of
minor, of lowly origin and status, a lad under 17 years ;
expl. as a lad who had a `flesc' (in lieu of a spear ?) : is
e fleascach indsen .i. is aici bis in fleasc bundsaidi no no
diubraiges hi, O'C. 559 . Cóic Conara p. 69 n . urc[h]or
30flescaig, is eiside mac bundsaige, Laws iv 138.16 . secht
fflesgaig focerdtha flesg tar [nai fótu], Ériu xiii 46.23 = Ériu xi
45.6 . tomus airchinn cethrib forrgib | co n-aurchur
flescaich PRIA xxxvi C 16. 311 ( ZCP xii 366.21 ). fleas-
gach (one of the `fodla febe') .i. fleasgas na heocho,
35 O'C. 213 (< H 3.18, 110 = Laws v 78 ). na tri flescaidh,
a tri n-eneclainne screpall, da screpall, tri screpaill ... ;
a tri n-aosa, ocht mbliadna .x. mbliadna ┐ 2 bliadain
.x. laithe aicenta faosum cach fir dona flescachaib ...
na flescaidh ┐ na fir miudba ar aois ┐ indracus aithfegar
40eneclann doib a n-aois ┐ a n-indracus a sealb ┐ a tochas.
uair mic daoine ndereoil iatsiad [sic O'C.] nachit graidh ┐
dina direnar ina hincaibh graidh ┐ nach rofes gradha a
n-athar nach a senathar, O'C. 1266 (< H 3.18, 512 - 13 ).
otha f. ¤ co ruice righ O'C. 866 ( H 3.18, 390 ). cia mac is lughu
45eneclann dona macaib ? .i. fleascach, Ir. Recht 22 § 22
Comm. (text has : mac nad mug na manach na dirrenar a
inchuib athar na fine na aitte a boy who is neither a serf,
a monk
[i.e. bound to lord or monastery] and for whom fine
is not paid according to the status of father, tribe or fosterer
).
50(c) later in wider sense ; complimentary epithet of a warrior
or chief : do bhíodh ... fleasc fá láimh gacha taoisigh ...,
is uaidh sin adeirthear fleascach uasal ré ceann buidhne
anois, Keat. ii 294 (see 1 flesc, e). A stripling: go ffacamar
... fleasgach óg dēidgheal, Duan. F. ii 352 § 59 . f. ¤ eladna a
55 student (of literature, music, etc.) : flesgach ealadhna do
muinntir Dhálaigh `graduate in science' ALC ii 450 (1582) .
Cf. ... filidhe | flatha is fleasgaidh ealadhna, le haghaidh
aiste a dhéanamh, Iar Connaught 291 (early 19th cent.).

flescad n u,m. beating, whipping: ferr a f. ¤ a fóenblegon
60`better to whip them than to humour them' Tec. Corm. § 16.
106 . Of beating clothes, Mon. Tall. § 67 = Ériu ii 222.21 .

flescaid v ā (1 flesc) beats (with a stick) : flesc lin .i. da flesc-
ther in lin with which flax is scutched Laws i 152.15 .

flescán n o,m. dim. of 1 flesc ; name of a drinking-horn ,
65 Acall. 147 n .

flescda adj io-iā (1 flesc) like a wand : slender, pliant (?) ;
hence youthful (? cf. 1 flesc, c) : femina de f. ¤ no maithch-
nechas dicitur , Auraic. 610 (flescach no maothcnesach v.l.).
The glossator prob. connects femina with vimen, see 1 flesc
70(a)
.

fletech n s,n. (fled + tech) a banqueting-house or hall: mad
fleteg ... dogneid dind aeclis Wb 11d16 . hi fledtigib Ml
86b5 . a flettech RC xii 108.3 . Cf. ceol cen letedh (letech
v.l. ; leg. ḟletech ZCP xi 155 ), Anecd. i 61 § 98 . cen teora
75fechta fletigi, O'Don. 1633 ( H 5. 15 p. 17a ) = fledhtigh, O'C.
2466 ( Eg. 88 fo. 37a ).

fliche n ā,f. abstr. from fliuch, moisture: P.O'C. flichi, Mackinnon
Cat. 44.1 .

flichidecht, flichecht n ā,f. (fliuch, fliuchaide) wet, mois-
80ture: fliuchidhecht (gl. liquor) Ir. Gl. 1097 . tiormacht ┐
flichidheacht, TSh. 598 . g s. do dhíoth na flichidheachta
1577 . do hiompoigheadh mo ḟlicheacht a ttart, Ps.
xxxii 4 .

flid (flich) n m. name of a herb, chickweed ? f. ¤ do tegad ar
85licc te no i naighen (for a cure), Ir. Texts v 74.22 . fiadhaile,
fliodh ┐ neanntóg, Oss. iv 274.4 . Hippia minor .i. in flidh
RC ix 235 . Cf. flíoch (: tír) is fiadhaile, Cúirt 80 . fliodh,
fligh ` chickweed, stitchwort ' (`pronounced fuilig in
Munster') Hog. Luibhl. g s. sugh fleagha , Mackinnon Cat.
33.9 .