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2 fras adj o-ā (same word as 1 fras ?) abundant, copious ; free,
liberal (?) ; ready, active P. O'C. (from Shaw's Highland
Dict.) : inad sloig na foindḟear fras `alert levies' Met. Dinds.
iii 424 . ón ríoghraidh ḟrais, Hackett xlii 100 .

5 3 fras- frais- pref in compds. ; common in later poetry and
romance, with subst. and less often adj., either with lit.
sense of 1 fras or else = copious, abundant , later quick,
active .
(a) with subst. : ¤ aṁnert : fógra frasaimhnirt (meaning
10obscure) Aithd. Dána 35.6 . frosbrechtrad findruine `a
showery sparkling
' (of decoration on a robe) RC xxvi 12 .
¤ cheol : bruithṡéis taighiúir ḟraisciuil `quick melody'
Hackett xxxi 3 . ¤ chith : froischetha caor ... a gunnadhaibh
showers of balls Hugh Roe 146.7 (f. 39a) . FM vi 2028.16 .
15 ¤ diubrucud : foghar ... [na] bhfogha dá bhfraisdiubhracadh,
Todd Lect. iv 94.5 (cf. go bhfraisdiubhraicdís mórḟódaibh
-cast showers of clods 74.26 ). pl. na froissdiubraichte ` volleys '
FM vi 2130.7 . ¤ eólus ready knowledge (?) : in t-aigni air-
berta .i. fraiseolus i fenecus ┐ i filidicht aicgi BB 364b39
20(= fraiseol- YBL 203a39 ; misprinted frais eoluis, Laws
v 100.13 Comm. ). gurab dall nó daoi tug fraiseolas fabhaill
dó `a shower of fabulous information' Keat. i p. 74 . ¤ fáebar :
fri ḟiansgor frasḟaobhar `heroic loosing of showers of blades'
Todd Lect. iv 80.23 . ¤ imbert : dogab N. ... aga fraisimirt
25(of playing chess) IT ii2 136 . ¤ imram : ac f. ¤ -imram in
mara, TTebe 2003 . ¤ línad : tri fichit long ... ar na ffrais-
líonadh do ghleire galgat ` teeming ' Leb. Gab. i 84x . ¤ linn :
f. ¤ -linnti ... fola YBL 309b35 ( MR 238y ). ¤ mag : an fros-
mhagh fionn `watered plain' Ir. M. 1927, 437 ( DDána 319 ).
30 ¤ nél rain-cloud (?) scattered clouds (?) : fraisnēlla ... na
firmaminte, CCath. 4421 . Buile S. 22.6 . a bhfraisnéllaibh
... an aidheoir, Todd Lect. iv 84.9 . ¤ sín showery or rainy
weather: fulang fraissíne ` rain-storm ' Buile Ṡ. 90.25 .
(b) with adj. : ¤ garb : a bhfochuasaibh f. ¤ -gharbha na
35firmaimeint `shower-wild vaults' Todd Lect. iv 84.10 .
¤ glúinech : frasghlúineach (epithet of hair) `abundantly
curved
' (see glúinech). Keat. Poems 66 . ¤ gonta : feinnidh
fraisghonta with many wounds (pierced by volleys ?) ML
134.27 ( ML² 1795 ). TSh. 6609 . ¤ linntech : ba guinech ...
40fraislinntech ... a coimergi causing pool-forming showers (of
blood) BB 420a17 .
(c) With verb, see s.v. -diubrucud, above.

frasach, frossach (adj o-ā (1 fras) showery ; rainy: sam tur
frossach (taurḟ. ¤ v.l.) ZCP xi 82 § 25 . is f. ¤ fraochda Fabhra,
45 Todd Lect. iv 62.3 . fēr f. ¤ forderg d'fhuil besprinkled TTebe
2095 . iter nēllaib frasacha 2488 . bid frosaig far ndālai your
assemblies will be held in showery weather
Trip. 208.21 (2448) .
pn As sobriquet : Niall Frossach (expld. as N. of the showers,
see 1 fras) LL 25b6 . N. Fras(s)ach, Cóir Anm. 124 . AU
50 717 , 763 . Cf. Keat. iii 2296 . FM 759 .

frasad n u,m. pouring, showering: f. ¤ na fala a corpthaib na
curad, TTebe 3074 . ? ┐ sē oc f. ¤ ┐ ic fath-imbert na fithcilli
┐ ... Acall. 2999 n . ; `making ready (?)' Gloss. (perh. of
distributing the pieces on the squares ? Cf. fraisimbert.
55 s.v. 3 fras).

frasaid v ā (1 fras) pours, throws in a shower: pass. pret. pl.
ro frasaid slega suainmeacha, TTebe, 3086 .

frasugud n m. (1 fras) pouring, shedding copiously: re f. ¤ na
fola ... re corpaib ... na milead, TTebe 399 .

60 frebnas ? ind meic go frebnais (leg. frebnas ? Rimes with
lethglas) ZCP viii 196 § 16 (sign of a degenerate age).

frecairt n f. the act of answering: roraid A. aga fregairt BB
457b43 ( Aen. 811 ). See frecrae.

? frecar n m. (B. na f.) a knowing or instructed person: f. ¤
65(.i. fer eolach) ZCP v 486 § 9 .
See also frecor.

? frecare ? ind luid A. ... do recare a ech i nÁne Ch. LL 288a25
= do [f]recare RC xiii 434 ; `to pasture' < frithgaire (cf.
ingaire) Stokes.

70 frecarthach adj o-ā (frecra) (a) responsive, quick to answer
(a question or challenge) : file fáobhrach freagarthach,
IGT, Decl. ex. 17 ( DDána 254 ). Conall ... garbhfreagarthach
YBL 303a53 ( MR 150 ). ropsat fraechda ... freagarthacha
a fénnid YBL 308b34 ( MR 224y ).
75(b) corresponding (to), a counterpart: fregartach Guaire
im ghartaibh ZCP viii 109 § 11 . grus lasin nGaedel ni fil a
fregarthach sidhe lasin Laitneoir (= there is no Latin word
corresponding to it) Auraic. 1085 . cenela cloch do nā
fuilet frecarthaich icon Laitneoir 1090 .

80 ? frechtrann : ind i frechtrannaibh ferg, Ériu xiii 49.5 .

frecmad : x see fris-comai.

frecmarc n o,n. (vn. of fris-comairc) inquiring of, consulting
(a pers.) ; asking for or about (a thing) : tri frecmorc firén
ZCP xii 363.34 . do fercmorc [leg. frec-] na crand to consult
85the (oracular) trees
BB 496b30 ( IT ii2 102 ). frecmharc
ḟéigh ḟéthamhail, Ériu xiii 25.8 . do frecmurc anmchardi
dosom to ask him for ghostly counsel Mon. Tall. § 21 (= dfha-
ghail teaguisg sbioradalta uadh, Rule of T. § 71 ). fer
frecmaircc ḟiss a man inquiring after knowledge Críth G. 528
( Laws iv 334 ). n du. da frecmairc [leg. -arc ?] two inquiries
5 O'Dav. 922 . Cf. frecnarc.