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fán n o,m. IGT, Decl. § 96 . g s. fain RC xliii 38 § 37 (B. Lism.).
a p. fanu LL 187b52 . A slope, declivity, depression, hollow:
70 fan ... i vallis , O'Mulc. 489 . etir fán ┐ ardd both valley
and height
Ml 140a2 . fo fán `down a slope' Hy v 55 . f. ¤ na
n-ech, ... f. ¤ na fuine `the slope of the horses ... of the cooking'
Met. Dinds. iii 24.309 (divisions of a town at fair-time).
lind ... Féic ... méraid hi fán rátha ríg, Met. Dinds. ii
7510 = LU 4136 . tocbais a lummain ... i fán a dá gualand,
Aisl. MC 43.16 . folt ... co f. ¤ a chulad nape of the neck
LL 266a1 ( MU² 532 ). ar f. ¤ na bathaisi the occiput 23 K 42,
417.20 . Fig.: hUí Neill gan righe rurech, acht a mbeith
fo fhan echtrand `under the wretched rule of strangers (?)'
80 BNnÉ 305.24 . As adj.: uamnach cech cintach, f. ¤ cech
aithisech `every reviler is precipitate' Tec. Corm. § 15.19 .
pl. i fanu folerbad `into the slopes of death' RC xxvi 28 § 107
(= Rawl. 109b16 ). i fánaib, i réidib, Trip. 216.26 . co
ngabad in caithchris sin do o fanaib a arann co hard a
85formna `from the slopes of his kidneys' (i.e. the loins)
CCath. 4685 . i f. ¤ laid low, prostrated: dindgnai Herenn ...
a mbith i fás ┐ i f. ¤ prostrate LL 150a2 . do cuir [in mucc] ...
daoine i f. ¤ overthrew Fianaig. 54.22 . as mó do cuir meisi
hi ffán what chiefly brought me low ZCP x 32.19 . biaidh B.
i ffán BNnÉ 307.28 . tuitim i ffan a fall headlong Anecd. ii
540.3 . san bhfán = in imo TSh. 10656 . AR [ = FOR] (I, LE, RE)
F. ¤ astray, wandering (as a vagrant or exile), cast away, deso-
late: fotracbad ar f. ¤ thou wast left desolate PRIA iii 546 ( LL
147a5 ). ar f. ¤ ┐ ar fiarlaoid, TSh. 2522 . a seoladh ... i
bhfán tar tonnaibh Clíodhna, Keat. Poems 60 . dochím ...
10ruaig ár dtréan re fán our champions driven into exile Hackett
xix 26 . Cf. cēn gair cech fān imthēit lēn sooner or later
every wandering comes to grief
Ériu ix 48 § 23 (= LL 147b45 ).
Compds.: With adj. ¤ fota longbacked (?) (epithet of a charioteer):
ara ... forseng fánfota LU 9274.10232 . With subst.:
15 ¤ fid: ré fíodhbhadh fáinḟeadha `a forest of sloping wood'
Todd Lect. iv 94.4 . ¤ glenn a hollow, dale: etir feda is
fánglenna, Met. Dinds. iii 426 . a fedhaib ┐ hi fanglennaib,
Dinds. 103 . o gach fáinghlenn diaroile, Buile S. 62.7 .
co rainic fanglenn mór bai ind eitermedon an muighe,
20 CCath. 3071 . ás ḟánglentaib na ciach above the hollows
(undulations) of the mist TBC 5060 (= ós fántaibh, St).
hi ffedhaibh ┐ hi ffáinghlenntoibh FM vi 2342 . ¤ lige trough,
groove (?): a p. fanlige, gl. valliculas ( Levit. xiv 37 ) Thes. i
1.14 ; 2.34 . ¤ mothar: n p. fanmothair Glenna B. `sloping
25jungles
(?)' CCath. 4764 . Cf. fánaid.

fanaid: x see anaid.

fánaid n f. fánuidh f., (g s. -adh; pl. fánta, g p. fántadh) IGT,
Decl. § 4 . A declivity, descent, depression: cia suides a
fantu LU 9307 = saigis a bfantai (fanatu v.l.), Anecd. iii 52 .
30 conacca in tromchiaich ro lin na glendu ┐ na fantu TBC² 3110 .
go ro lina grian glenta ┐ fanta TBC 5821 . barrallsam a
tilcha ... co failet ina fántaib so that they are valleys 5015 .
cuiridh na tulcha isna fantaib corop tir `cast the hills into
the hollows that they may be (level) land
' RC ix 16.11 . corbo
35snām dona heachaib ... a fantaib in muighe xviii 151.1 .
nochar teith d'fānaigh na dh'ard ZCP viii 228.6 . i n-ard
ná i bhfánaidh `on hill or vale' A. O'Dálaigh liv 1 . Fig.:
as é an t-ard ó Héibhir | Tadhg is ní hé an ḟánaidh (i.e.
no degenerate scion) IGT, Decl. ex. 249 . In phr. re (le)
40 fánaid downwards: re fánuigh headlong, into a precipice
Kirk = Eg. Gl. 314 . is ré fánaidh thiaghar ó Ierusalem
sair connuici an Indía in going eastwards ... one descends
Maund. 156 . tuitfeamaoid ré fánaidh amhail na huisgeadha,
TSh. 49 ( ii Reg. xiv 14 ). go dteilgthear ré f. ¤ i n-ifreann
45iad TSh. 4305 . re heas abhann fhuaduighthear lé f. ¤ 7608 .
fuair an ḟéile céim re f. ¤ hospitality got a set-back, fell away
Keat. Poems 494 . Cf. beiridh céim fir re f. ¤ IGT, Decl.
ex. 250 . ag dul ré fánaigh go glenn na ndemhan,
MacAingil 92.4 .
50 Cf. fán.

fanamait: x see fonamait.

fand n ā,f. a tear: as npr.: Fand ingen Áeda Abrat (explained:
Fand iarom ainm na dére ... Aed Abrat = fire of eyelash
i.e. eye, pupil). LU 3376 ( SC 17 ). a d s. Faind LU 3314 . 3339 .
55 g s. Fainde 3373 . Fainne 3755 . niamlestar Fainde ingine
Flidis, Dinds. 55 = Fainne Flidais, Met. Dinds. iii 260.16 .

fang n o,m. (cf. W. gwanc `voracity' RC xxxv 91 ) a raven:
fang (.i. fiac[h]) fias ficht frecolla KZ xxxiii 82.85 . BB
378b13 (not glossed). f. ¤ .i. fiach, Corm. Y 642 . g s. forbratt
60 faiṅg TBC 2530 = faind LU 6388 (.i. brat fiaich no ar dath
an fiaich, O'Cl. s. faing no fang .i. fiach).

1 fann n a postern, back-door: gl. postica Sg 217b7 .

2 fann adj o-ā weak, helpless, lacking strength or power; soft,
pliant; a weak, helpless person: used in a variety of applica-
65tions. Of living beings: bean ḟ. ¤ IGT, Decl. § 116 . cf. fann
[o,m.] § 96 . bale i ndénta fingal no etualand d'immirt
for fannaib LU 4342 . coibés no sroiglithea in tren ... ┐ in
fand LB 155b50 . dia mbat goirt, bid fann do chlí | fri
haíne ZCP vii 298.18 . intí is trén, nertad in fand PH 5825 .
70 in chruim rúad trá ba fand ar thús LU 194 (`was weak'
Todd Lect. vi 11 ). pl.: ar faind ┐ ar mná ┐ ar maccaími
d'ḟácbáil LL 263b22 ( MU² 241 ). na faind LB 155b46 . na
fáinn ┐ na truaigh do ḟodhbhadh RC xxv 392.21 . forrach
fann despoiling the weak Lism L. 4551 . dona dainib
75fannaibh (= infirmis) 1437 . Lat. Lives 76 . furtuightheóir
na bhfann, TSh. 5146 . fanna mila marta `weak are the
animals of March
' CRR 6 . Of inanimate objects: fid f. ¤
(the fig-tree) SR 1363 . fid fand fleascach, Anecd. i 54x .
sibhne fanna IGT, Decl. ex. 1365 . folt fand flescach
80 smooth LU 4231 . ri fairrge faind `the sluggish sea' Met.
Dinds. iii 442 . Druim F. fan fann sreabh TD 4.18 . cranna
fanna (of spear-shafts) LU 9688 (? = fianna LL 277a37 ).
Of a banner: sróll fann re caoil-ḟiodhbhaidh limp (?) GF, Ir.
Monthly 1919, 102 . In abstract sense: fand indiu mo
85beatha, Ériu iv 154.15 . bidh f. ¤ a cumang ZCP viii 110.12 .
ní fáth fand not paltry the cause MacCarthy 148 (< LL
127a17 ). ní seolad fand, Anecd. i 69z . cf. ni foccul fandsaide LL 28a10 where -saide seems to be the anaphoric suff. pron. tola fanna weak
passions
Ériu ii 55 § 4 . Adv. ro erig cu fand cobsaid PH 511 .
Compar. (+ di): ni ba fainnide do recht no do righe foirne
thy rule over us shall be none the weaker D iv 2, 53 [51]r b 33 .
5 Diffident, (?): du breith aesa faind ┐ boirb for seis, Auraic.
737 . IGT, Introd. § 1 . do fubhtad borb ┐ aineolach ┐
do breith aesa fainn for seis dligid, Cóic Conara 26 § 1 .
Cf. do cosc (.i. tegusc) fand (.i. aineolach) ZCP v 486.4
(B. na f.). áos fann .i. áos aineolach no lag, O'Cl. s.v.
10 fainne. Cf. forcedal fann trēn ZCP vii 298.2 .
Compds.: With subst.: ¤ ád ` lowly fortune ' Met. Dinds.
iii 60.79 (: Dallán). ¤ bréit a soft or yielding piece of cloth,
etc.: na fannbreiti fata ... do ṡítta (i.e. flags) limp (?)
CCath. 4929 . ¤ chos f. weak leg: fannchosa fiara ... faoi
15(of a worn-out horse), TSh. 2559 . ¤ chosc checking gently:
ic fannchosc slóg ra síd seng, Ériu iv 96.2 . ¤ éirge? ní
fand-éirge dar samlaib, Met. Dinds. iii 110.11 . ¤ fáistine?
fiugair na fand-ḟaisdini more BB 431a39 (= fírfastini
LL 230b7 ). ¤ gáeth a weak wind, breeze: fidren na fanngaithi,
20 CCath. 5437 . ¤ ires feeble faith: faindires ┐ cunntabairt
PH 6736 . ¤ lige prostration, prostrate lying: i fannligib
fola LL 240a25 ( TTr. 1734 ). ¤ ócláech weak (faint-hearted?)
warrior: see under fannach. ¤ slat weak stem: ar fand-
ṡlataibh foithremla fidbaidi MR 238.3 . With adj.:
25 ¤ chlechtach in limp folds or pleats: inar f., Acall. 5922.470n .
folt fainnchlechtach, Fianaig. 58z . ¤ chr(a)idech faint-
hearted: aos fanncraidec nocurfedh for faenscur (of ghostly
sounds) RC xiii 6.8 . gealtán fanncraidech MR 174.15 .
¤ eitech weak-winged: fannitech, O'Mulc. 490 (see fannall).
30 ¤ scaílte dispersed, spread in weakness ; of clouds: fraisnella
fannscailti `weak, scattered shower-clouds' CCath. 4421 .
Of flags: fannbreiti fannscailti 4929 . Cf. fainnseól.
See fanntaise.