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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.

? fannach adj o-ā (fann) weak; a weakling: n p. aos óga, fannaigh
35┐ fannóglaoich, Todd Lect. iv 86.4 (CRR2).

fannacon n a p. neut. ? (g p. ?) sewers: inna f. ¤ (gl. cloacas),
Rawl. 4a24 = RC xvi 381 n.3 . vii 375 .

fannaid v (fann) weakens, overpowers: pret. 3 s. with f.
suff. pron. fannsus, Ält. Ir. Dichtg. i 17.16 = Rawl.
40 116c25 .

fannaigid v g (fann) I Trans. weakens, subdues: is é ...
faindeochas nert ... diabuil LB 138by (= Todd Lect. vi 69 ).
indiu rofannaiged cumachta diabuil LB 135b30 = Todd Lect. vi
50 . Cu Chulainn ... nochar fannaigh fer whom no man ever
45subdued
Fianaig. 422 . II Intrans. grows weak: rof[h]ánn-
aigsetar th'féthi thy sinews have relaxed Aisl. MC 93.12 .
Cf. secht fondaid ... foda sguirdais gach re (.i. fannaidit
ae an fir acra, no calmais ae in fir atgairter), Laws v 306.10
Comm. (cf. fondaigid).

50 fannall n ā,f. A swallow: Sg 52b5 (gl. hirundo). fandoll
TBC² 657 . Cf. fannall .i. fanal [ = fann-āl] quia infirmae
alae eius. fannall didiu fannitech, O'Mulc. 490 . a s. mar
ḟandaill TBC 1301 = aindli St. luathithir fri fanaill, Aisl.
MC 63.9 . luathither fándli, Thr. Ir. Gl. 36 (Corm. s.v.
55 prull). g s. co lúas faindle LU 6485 . i n-athlaime na fandle
TBC 528 . n p. lingid fainnle fanna suas (sic leg.) RC v 202.3 .
i n-ocht calaind apreil āin | tecait fainnli fria nglandāil
Mart. Tall. 94 ( LL 356 marg. sup.). Cf. mar eirb nó mar
fainle, Acall. 6057 n . As npr. m.: Fandall [mac Nechtan]
60 TBC² 624 = Fandle TBC 1300 . Fannall, Dinds. 130 . Cf.
ainnel.

fannraige n weaklings (?): foṡluaig ┐ fandraigi fer nErenn
`debilitated' MR 234.13 . ni fodhbaighedh fannraghi
302.24 .

65 fanntais: x see fantais.

fanntaise n (fann + taise ?) a swoon, faintness: i ffanntaisibh
éca FM vi 1978y .

fannugud n u,m. (vn. of fannaigid) weakening, unmanning;
growing weak: ba f. ¤ fer a foircsiu LL 238a32 ( TTr. 1582 ).
70 rogabsat a chossa crithnugud ┐ fannugud fóe LL 244ay (= TTr.
2053 ). can scainredh gan fannughadh, CCath. 5831 .

fantais n f. (Lat. phantasia) a phantom, ghost: cetardam
Ulcáin a fudomnaib ifernd .i. Fúath ┐ Fantais, Sod ┐ Impód
a n-anmand LL 221b13 ( TTr. 319 ). nā ro crenam an
75fhírsoillsi ... in bethad suthain ar f. ¤ toghaīthigh in bhethad
frecnairc, Otia ii 99z . pl. doruimenatar bádis fir ṡíthe no
fantaissi (= fantassiam estimaverunt), Lat. Lives. 25 =
fantaitsi, Trip. 100.5 = fantaisi (.i. spírait), Arch. iii 20.28 .
fantaisi na carat batar marba reimi sin, CCath. 4802 . ra
80... grechaig ... na fantaisi foltscailte at the ... screaming
of the phantoms with dishevelled hair
4357 . fanntaise folt-
sgaoilte, TSh. 6680 . ina fánntaisib bánaib ┐ ina n-ímagib
esuilidib (of starving people) LB 155a22 .

fantaisech adj o-ā (fantais) phantom, spectral: teine fanntais-
85each , Eochairsgiath 112z .

fápo ? ind is amlaid robatar na da Lugaid sethnó in chatha ...
ac f. ¤ cach ḟir ar n-uair úadib `a-snatching' (?) RC xiii
456.28 < LL 291a21 ; perhaps corrupt). Vn. of a compd.
of benaid ?