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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.

1 frecnairc, frecndairc adj i (<*frith-con-derc, Thurn. Gr.
p. 514 . Cf. écndairc). O.Ir. frecndaircc Wb 32c18 . frecṅdairc
Sg 153b5 ; g s. m. frecndirc Wb 14b10 , in betho frecṅdairc
Ml 128d 15 cf. isind recdairc Pcr 64a1 (for -nd- see Thurn.
10Gr. p. 113 ). lit. `visible opposite' Thurn. RC vi 319 , hence
present (a) of time : baas frecndaircc `present death' Wb
32c18 . for na hulcu frecnarci ┐ tódochaide PH 4121 . isin bith
f. ¤ -sea LU 1996 ( FA 6 ). fo chricha in betha f. ¤ LL 168b11 .
go mí medhoin foghmair na bliadhna freacnairce FM v
151780.4 . o lucht an bethad f. ¤ , Ann. Conn. 1402 § 5 . In
gramm. the present tense: isind ḟrecndairc Sg 166a5 . do
frecṅdairc imperfecto present imperfect 147b2 . Cf. in aimsir
frecnairc = praesens tempus Auraic. 86 . hi togarmim ḟ. ¤ (gl.
in demonstratione) Sg 207b5 .
20(b) present, on the spot, in evidence: conid f. ¤ Crist ...
don eclais PH 6824 . pl. (of women :) debthaige frecnairce
`quarrelsome in company' Tec. Corm. § 16.9 . f. ¤ fri hecnairc
anois, | a lucht imdénma in ḟenchuis `present with absent
(i.e. bards of the present and past)' Met. Dinds. iii 54 . (hence
25prob. freacnairc .i. an aimsir atá do láthair, O'Cl., Gwynn.
Herm. xiv 475 ). écn[d]airc fri f. ¤ , techn. term for a fault in
prosody , using both 2nd and 3rd persons in address e.g.
Auraic. 5172 ff . : trefocul ... can ecnairc fri f. ¤ Auraic. 5057
( LL 37a9 ), cf. Auraic. 1942 , 2056 , 2161 . uathadh fri hiolar, ...
30eccnairc fri freacnairc (faults avoided in bairdne) Ériu xiii
43.25 . cf. acaldam hi f. ¤ (gl. sermo rectus) Sg 204a5 .
As subst. presence: ní ḟuilngeadh bochta ... ina freac-
nairc, Aisl. Tund. 93 § 1 = ina ḟiadnoisi p. 120 . ro léicc
fora ghluinibh é ina ḟrecnairc FM vi 2294.4 .

35 2 -frecnairc v (normally -frecmairc), a protot. form, appar-
ently corrupt, corresp. to fris-comairc, in follg. exx. : fris-
comarchar [leg. -car.]. ni frecnairc he is consulted ; he
does not
consult (others) H 3.18, 16b35 ( Laws iv 358 ). ipv.
2 s. nacham frecnairc do not question me (?) BB 497a46
40( IT ii2 104 ). Possibly a scribal error, cf. frecnarc & 2
frecnarcus
.

frecnarc n (variant of frecmarc ?) in gramm. name given to
a
noun preceded by an interrog. pron. adj. : a f. ¤ : cia fer ?
Auraic. 1886 (Thurn. would emend : frecmarc, ZCP xvii
45287 ). g p. ... ḟrecnarc mbenduighthe `holy exercises' RSCl.
85b may be the result of confusion with frecor. Cf. 2
frecnairc
and 2 frecnarcus.

1 frecnarcus n (O.Ir. frecndarcus) u, o, m. (a) presence ;
being present or in evidence: du frecndarcus su a Dáe (gl.
50 praesentia tua) Ml 87b3 . f. ¤ du fortachtae 101c6 . labrad hit f. ¤
SR 2084 . i foilse ┐ i f. ¤ dóib LU 1987 ( FA 5 ). scarthair ind
anim ri frecnarcus flatha nime LU 2131 ( FA 20 ). i f. ¤ forsna fil
crích the presence (i.e. of God) Aisl. MC 27.10 . ro bhaoi ... hi
ffreacnarcus occa present at it FM ii 800.16 . a fiadain frec-
55narcais `in the presence of witnesses' Laws i 264.12 .
(b) of time, the present: Amhalgaidh ... da labhram
a f. ¤ at present Hy Fiachr. 100.9 .

2 frecnarcus n questioning, consulting: lodarsum ... do f. ¤
craind greni ... dus in epred fris, etc. BB 497a36 ( IT ii2 104 ).
60 Cf. 2 frecnairc & frecnarc.

frecnda ... : x for words beginning thus see frecna-.

frecolla n edge, blade (? B. na f.) : fang fias ficht f. ¤ BB 378b14 ,
glossed .i. faebhor KZ xxxiii 85 (< H 3.3, 32a ).

frecomét n u,m. (vn. of fris-comai) keeping an outlook, guarding
65(against) : fréchoimhéd .i. friothchoimhéd .i. coimhéd
i n-aghaidh, O'Cl. oc f. ¤ int ṡlúaig (sc. of the enemy) LU
4692 (= forcomet TBC² 219 ). LU 6714 . TBC² 3071 . d'ḟoraire
┐ do reccomét dóib TBC 4239 = d'forchoimét St. fiallach
foraire ┐ freccometa 5092 = forcoimeta St. gen frecometa
70(term for the sign `arnin') Auraic. 5013 = g. frithchometa
5007 . g. fricométa 1818 .

frecomol n o,n. `counter-coupling,' correspondence: in prosody
the alliteration of the final word of a stanza with the first
word of the following : fidrad freccomail .i. occomol a
75deirid fri tossach aile iar fedaib IT iii 30 y . fidrad frecomul
5.3 . Cf. Auraic. 3880 .

frecomus n u,m. (frith-com-mess) lit. `calculating, taking
measures against' hence (a) keeping watch, guarding: f. ¤
.i. comét, O'Dav. 922 . ri foraire ┐ ri freccomas i n-iathaib
80bidbad LL 171b30 ( CRR 6 ).
(b) query (?) ; reservation, precaution (?) : f. ¤ .i. ... fiar-
faige, ut est ata dá f. ¤ i cairde .i. da fircoimét uais nó da
frecmaic isin cairde .i. na garmanna anacail, O'Dav. 922 .
f. ¤ .i. imcomarc ... atat da freccomus i cairde, H 3.18, 81a
85( Phil. Soc. 209 ). O'Mulc. 594 . atait da recomus [plene]
dono a cairde .i. atait da fir-athcomarc uais isin cairde :
asbeir in fer cairde ... nacham-beir co haes cairde (.i. do
denam fogla) ┐ asbeir o ricc (.i. in baile) in fuil nech do aes
cairde taetsat [leg. taet] as ┐ bid anacal doib There are two
precautionary questions
(?) in a treaty of friendship, the friend
5says:
do not bring me (to plunder) those with whom I have a
treaty, and when he reaches (the place) he says are there any
with whom there is a treaty [if so] let them come forth and they
shall have protection
, (in a statement on the legal aspect of
plundering persons protected by covenant) H 3.18, p. 262a
10( O'C. 522 ). These exx., in which f. ¤ is either plene or with
us symbol for ultimate, do not support Mac Neill's plausible
emendation, frecmarc, Ériu xi 115 .