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1 fráech n o,m. (O.Ir. froích, W. grug) fraech (an tsléibhe)
IGT, Decl. § 96 .
(a) heather, and in wider sense low scrub growing on
55 moorland, including bilberries, etc. g s. inna dærcae froích ,
gl. vaccinia Sg 49a10 ; cf. derce ruich (vaccinia) Thes. ii
48.11 = derce roig 360 (leg. ḟruīch, ḟroīg). f. ¤ .i. brucus
`heather' Ir. Gl. 565 . f. ¤ (one of the losa feada `herb-trees'),
Laws iv 148.1 . Auraic. 1157 . fraoch, fraech ` heather,
60 ling ' Hog. Luibhl. pursibatum Timus .i. bilur Muiri .i. f. ¤ ,
Arch. i 334 § 30 (a water-plant ? See fochluc). donarlaic
... isin fraech LL 114a18 ( ScM 20 ). antrenn .i. sliab fraich
┐ aiteann asuiduig (= assuidiu) `a heathy mountain and
furze upon that
' Laws iv 276.20 Comm. ni dechaid fráech
65... inna béolu (of a cow) LU 8123 ( FB 9 ). ro lommair seom
in fróech isin maigin, Trip. 92.9 (1020) . baile ... aénaig
in tulach sin. nicon ro fhás f. ¤ na aiten na fidh fuirre, Ériu
xi 50 . cosmhuil ris an bhfráoch annsa bhfásach, Jerem.
xvii 6 . guth circe fráoich an tsleibhe, Buile S. 152 .
70(b) a heath, moor: inis aluinn ... f. ¤ ferglas ina medhón
RC xiv 54y . In n. l.: do taraill le F. ¤ nAirend ... conid F. ¤
Slemna a ainm di sodoin, Dinds. 113 (= LL 168a27 ). do
loisc ó fhráoch go tuinn ... `he burned ... from the heather
to the sea
' Duan F. ii 320 . Hence in wide sense of an expanse,
75indefinite tract or distance: baí acum dar fraech immach |
cóeca ingen LU 3980 ( SC 45 ; `über die Heide begleiteten
mich
' Thurn., Sagen 102 ). ní rontétlai fiad dar f. ¤ `no
quarry escaped him over the heather
' Met. Dinds. iii 158 .
dlighidh righ Fear Luirg ... trí heich áilli tar ard ḟ. ¤ `from
80over the deep sea
' (= from abroad ? or [for riding] over the
moor
?] BR 132.14 = for ardḟ. ¤ BB 274b8 . ruc a curach for
fraech fairge, Anecd. i 52 § 15 (hardly 2 fraech, fine weather
being implied); ib. 57 § 56 v.l.; cf. tar fraich Erb (.i. Alba
[Alban ?] ZCP v 487 § 12 (B. na f.).
85(c) transf. of anything rough or bristling: cuiris f. ¤ a
dromo a n-airde (of a boar), Fianaig. 66.7 . soichfidh crú
tar fraoch fuilt `over dishevelled hair' ML 122.7 . Cf. ar
ḟraoch th'fuilt ... do earmuis gaoth puirt Parrthais, 23
H 8, 60 (Skene, Celtic Scotl. iii 424 ). f. ¤ frithrosc (name
of a species of Ogham in which the letters of two groups
5were interchanged in inverse order) : ogam rind fri derc
.i. f. ¤ f. ¤ Auraic. 5994 . cf. 6008 . See frithrosc.
(d) the Ogham name for the letter u : ur .i. fraech,
Auraic. 1195 , cf. gruidem dál .i. fraech, Anecd. iii 43x
(Briatharogum Morainn ; not in the Auraic. version).
10(e) npr. m. Fróech mac Idaith LL 248a12 = Fraech
mac Fidaig YBL 55b47 . Froech TBC² 741 . , Fráech LU
5224 , etc. Fraech AU 496 . Froech s.o. Cuscraid, Rawl.
161a38 . a s. Fraich, Rawl. 161b2 . v s. Fraích LU 5221 .
g s. Froich TBC² 760 . Fraích LU 5236 = Fruich TBC² 759 .
15See Onom. s.v. Ath F. ¤ , Carn F. ¤ , Síd F. ¤ & cf. Nia (Nat) F. ¤
Compds. (a) with subst. : fraoch-choileach ` grouse '
P. O'C. (cf. cerc ḟraích). ¤ finna coarse or shaggy hair: tría
fróechfinnu (-findfad v.l.) ferb BDD 130 ( LU 7733 ). ¤ mag
a heathy plain: an Fraochmagh ML 72.20 ( Ml² 1038 ). ¤ mes
20` heath-fruit' (bilberries, etc.). fraechmeas Brig Leithi
BR 2 . ¤ madra heath-dog, wolf (?) : fána fraochmhadraibh,
TSh. 5698 (2 fráech ?). ¤ dond : co Fingin fergga fráechdond
` heather-brown ' Met. Dinds. iv 336 .
(b) with adj. : ? ¤ lethan : (as npr. m.) Findchad ... mac
25Fraechlethain TBC 4760 (Traiglethain St) = Fraeglethain
LL 262a9 ( MU² 36 , traig-, traidh- v.l.). ¤ mín (epithet of
hair) : barr fraechmin ... ar laechraid Luchra SG 241.24 .
See also froíchne.

2 fráech n o,m. a word belonging to poetic style and in later
30lit. meaning rage, fury, fierceness ; but its association with
gen. of ferg `wrath' and other words suggests that the
orig. sense may have been different (perhaps a fig. use of
1 fráech, c). Cf. ba liach f. ¤ fola ar in mbrat sin, Ériu xi
50w ( H 3.17, c. 670 ) = f. ¤ f. forsan leann, O'C. 2238 ( Eg. 88
35f. 17c ). f. ¤ for feraib isin debaid LL 182b21 ( Arch. Hib.
ii 59 ; `men raged'). ca fróech na figed fri feirg ? TFerbe
266 (`Haide' Wind.). atrae in fraech fīrbrātha, Lec.
171va = ZCP viii 211 § 58 . f. ¤ tened ar tengthaib, Arch. iii
241 § 13 . ata f. ¤ ferci ar Fergus LU 1265 (= Im. Brain ii
40288 ). treb Neptalim don treib rochlecht f. ¤ fergi LB 124b2 .
teilgfidh Día fráoch a ḟeirge air, Job xx 23 . rug a bhfraoch
dá ngaoibh RC xlix 171 . ... na ccleas bfráoch `of the furious
feats
' Duan. F. ii 304 . fraoch sneachta = snow-storm Aithd.
D. 21 § 5 . mínigh fraoch anfaidh an ḟir (i.e. angry rage)
45 TD 15.50 . go reacht ┐ go ff. ¤ neimhe, Fl. Earls 138.16 .
fraech ferrda fothaigthi ... degairm ┐ deglaech YBL 308b16
( MR 224 ). fraoch fiacal `tooth-rage for food' P.O'C. Cf.
a fraech adamles, Zimmer Gloss. Hib 265 ( Zeuss² 954 )
which, however, acc. to Stokes, RC ii 113 , is a misreading
50of : ar aech (leg. ar ḟráech ?).
Compds. (in late texts) (a) with subst. in sense furious,
fierce: fraochdhrong, Todd Lect. iv 76x . ¤ gall : n p. fraoch-Goill ,
Aithd.D. 35 § 6 . d p. idir na freach-ghallaibh (leg.
fraech-), Caithréim CC. § 75 . ¤ rinn wrathful [spear] point:
55 g p. fāl ... fraechrend , Magauran 1069 . ¤ slat fierce youth:
fraochshlat mur Earcoil, Cl. AB 136z .
(b) with adj. : ¤ aicbéil dangerous in wrath: flaithḟeinnid
... frāechacmēil, Fianaig. 78.10 . cath ... fraoch-aighmhéil
ML 18.23 ( ¤ aigbéil ML² 266 ). triasan ffairrcce ffraoch-
60aigmhéil FM vi 2292.10 . ¤ aingid : fiuchadh fraoch-aingidh
feirge, TSh. 6638 . ¤ apaig lively in rage: superl. fraoch-
aibche, DDána p. 405.24 . ¤ doilig fierce and dour: for na
foirnibh fraochduilghe FM v 1566.10 . ¤ gruamda : ba ...
fraochghruama ... an fēaghadh, Todd Lect. iv 96 § 38 .
65 ¤ níata : re briathraibh ... fraochniata ML 102.3 . tar
sruthrabhartaibh ... fraochniata na fuarḟairrge 46y (= ML²
692 ).

1 fráechda adj io-iā (1 fráech) covered with heath: fertán f. ¤ ,
Met. Dinds. iv 30 . Rough, shaggy: tri fuilt fordonna
70fraechda forru LL 266b15 ( MU² 608 ).

2 fráechda adj io-iā (2 fráech) raging, furious, fierce: ropsat f. ¤
nirbsat meirb (of a sword) RC xx 12 . curaid ... fraechda
YBL 305b34 ( MR 182.2 ). dobheireadh sise súil ḟraochta
ar E. `glances of rage' Keat. ii 3043 (= suil ar E. ... go
75fiochda IT ii2 150z ). le tonn-ghaothaibh fraochdha fuatha,
TSh. 9138 . is frasach fraochda Fabhra `February is ...
tempestuous
' Todd Lect. iv 62.3 . do freccair ... go fraochdha
foirniata FM iii 518.8 . an tan labhraid ... go fraochdha,
TSh. 8961 . Cf. ar moing ḟraechda an mhara ` stormy '
80 Misc. Celt. Soc. 344.9 .

fráechdacht n ā,f. (2 fráechda) roughness, asperity ; fierce-
ness: atá fíor-fhraochdacht ag conáchaibh an tsaoghail se
(prospera hujus mundi asperitatem habent veram) TSh. 8130 .
ni tlaith a bfraochdhacht na fir, Top. Poems p. xci (= Top.
85Poems² p. 75.36 ).