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85 frecra(e) n io,n. (vn. of fris-gair). n s. a frecrae Ml 35c24 .
frecre Wb 25b14 ; 27 . Sg 197b10 , 200a10 . a s. frecrae
Sg 27a2 . d s. frecru Wb 30a20 . n p. inna frecra Sg 26a12 .
frecrai LL 142b3 . In later lang. m. and f. : in f. ¤ TBC 4723
= in recra 4744 (= an aithesc TBC² 3000 ). ba hi freccra
chumair tuc sum air ind sin LB 243a4 ( PH 7295 ), cf. in
5 freccra (a s.) ib. LB 243a 10 . is é freccra doratsat 173b21 . 165a41 .
is i fregra dorad A., Aen. 1253 . fam ḟreagra thruim, Content.
xviii 25 . In later Mid. Ir. g s. and pl. forms are often
supplied by frecartha (as if < frecrad), already in TBC 71 ,
74 ; n p. freccurtai, d p. freccurtaibh, CCath. 5628 , 5637 .
10 fregra (vn.) IGT III § 47 ; m. and f. (n p. ¤ , ¤ dha ; `acht
canamhain aige') IGT, Decl. § 1 ; d p. fregarthaib, ex.
8 (ex. of `canamhain').
(a) the act of answering or responding ; an answer , with
gen., DO or FOR (AR) of inquirer or question ; subj. gen.
15also occurs : transl. responsio Ml 35c24 . 129d6 . responsum
Sg 26a12 . ished in so a frecre donaib eriteccaib Wb 25b14 .
érrethcha airindí asrenat frecrae dond immchomurc reddi-
tives, because they render an answer to the question
Sg 27a2 .
frecrae menmman `mental answer' Sg 28b15 (cf. f. ¤ menman
20 `perception of analogy' O'Don. Suppl. , no ref. ; f. ¤ do men-
mainla hOengus in so, LB Fél. Aug. 2 Comm. ). frecre do
neoch immechomarcar duit `an answer to what is asked of
thee
' Sg 197b10 . f. ¤ n-ainmnetach, Triads 174 . f. ¤ mín mun-
terda ... f. ¤ andiaraid LL 267b10 ( MU² 723 ). asbert E. oc
25a f. ¤ answering him LU 8439 ( FB 30 ). Cf. Laurint lán frecrae
(rop ecnaid ro recair dona gentib), Fél. Feb. 22 (p. 78) .
DO-BEIR F. ¤ FOR (DO) answers: ni tharat f. ¤ for in mnaí LL
112a24 ( ScM 3 Wind.). cen freccra do thabairt forru PH
2653 (but : dosbered freccra díb 2034 ). is e do fhreagrasa
30`ad quod ... respondes' Instructio 110.4 , but : ataimsi
agad fhreagra `ad quod respondeo' 110.15 . dá bhfiafraigh-
eadh neach an mbí ... mo fhreagra air go mbí my answer
to him
TSh. 1149 . do ruc G. buidechus na freagurtha sin
risin rigain ZCP vi 28.19 .
35(b) answering to, corresponding to ; a counterpart, equi-
valent: baí ech sainemail ar graig Medba ... baí ech a
recartha oc Ailill TBC 74 . Cf. f. ¤ do tiachtain fo choraibh
`he shall answer for it who seeks to get rid of his contracts'
(but a finite vb. seems meant here) Laws i 88.7 Comm.
40 `linn' ... lasin nGaedel, ni fhil a f. ¤ lasin Laitneoir, Auraic.
1093 . ag freagra na heisiomplára sin corresponding to that
prototype
1 Pet. iii 21 .
(c) passing into kindred sense answering to = referring
to: f. ¤ do na gradaib sechta sin that refers to (?) the septenary
45grades
Laws iii 112.23 . frecradh d' indligi sein ┐ nocha
frecrad dligid this refers to (?) v 276.20 Comm . (but this
seems a rendering of frithsaige indligid (gl. frithigib 272.2 )
272.14 Comm . see frithsuide. Or the literal meaning may
be intended : response to an illegal claim). freagra du breithir
50tug ... in tan rorāidh ... fregra do aicniud immorro tuc
intan roraidh ... he was referring to the word (i.e. the gram-
matical distinction) ..., but he was referring to nature (i.e.
to things) Auraic. 420 . totus ... .i. fregra du thoit na haib-
gitrech dobeir sund 315 .
55 Cf. da trian fuil i menn airm no etaigh an urrad cen
fregra da lethaithgin go rop edh bes a menn airm ┐ etaigh
an luaich deora co fregra da lethaithgin, H 3.17, c. 623
( O'D. 869 ).
(d) answering for, accounting for, taking responsibility for :
60 īc no f. ¤ dia nemtarrachtain `to pay or to answer for his non-
appearance
' Laws v 184.13 Comm. fregradh don raith
no don feichemain fein `either the surety or the debtor himself
must answer
' [for it] 302.30 Comm . ( Bürgsch. p. 49 . Perhaps
this belongs to the next section). ní mór m'eagla ... is
65d'freagra [leg. 's do ḟ. ¤ ] leam i ló an bhráith `if thou answer
for me
' A.O D. xxxii 10 . cf. bhar leithsgéal d'ḟagháil no
bhar bhfreagra ann bhar míghníomhaibh `your plea or
your defence
' [that you should answer for ?], Maguires of
F. 51.20 .
70(e) answering (a challenge, attack) ; repelling, retaliat-
ing: dia notecma crech, a f. ¤ co moch LL 148b6 ( KM.
Miscell. 266 ). ni roibi do Troianaib fer a freagra none who
would take up his challenge
Aen. 1072 . no fobartais ...
freccra Cesair im cath, Cath. 4545 . ni ḟaghann sé fer a
75ḟreagartha, Ériu v 178.261 . cat[h]a na nGennti do ḟreccra
┐ do frithailem LB 123b31 (= YBL 69a38 . BB 244a32 ;
cf. SR 5011 ). do riachtattar do ḟreccra na bágha sin, Cog.
75 n. 19 (= 74.23 ). cona bia fath fregartha ... acu ar Ullt-
achaibh that they may have no cause for retaliating on the U.
80 MR 304z ( YBL 312a46 ). cf. do mhac A. ... nár ṡaíl neach
dom nert-ḟregra MR 306.9 . ni thic don tsluagh ... freacra na
trí coicead friu to cope with the attack of the three provinces
RC xliii 34.18 . badh doilghe a freccra it will be harder to
resist him
Cog. 212.15 . caithfidhe cath do freagra do
85Mhac G. Do-ghéabhaidh se cath, ar D., Keat. iii 4401 .
iarraidh no fregra comhraig to seek or accept combat Luc.
Fid. 105.10 . Cf. fuair a ḟreaccra go ro ullamh he got his
answer
(= was opposed) FM v 1780.11 .
(f) responding to = complying with, obeying, satisfying:
olc an ní ... gan righ Erenn do fregra, Ériu iii 158.23 . tug
5orm freagra ┐ umla do thabairt do duine ... ZCP vi 285.9 .
tabur fregra ┐ anoir don tShabdan 58.9 . maithe Tuadmuman do frecra do, Ann. Conn. 1343 (= creidium AU, umhlughadh FM). Assisting, second-
ing: im ḟreccra a cheile im gach n-eiccendáil FM iv 1214.5 .
(g) responding to, i.e. undertaking, fulfilling, discharging
(a duty, obligation, etc.): dliged na heclaisi do freccra ┐
10do frithailem (function of the Levites) LB 123a51 (= YBL
69a19 . 294ay . BB 244a12 ). cf. comedaig in chaisc do
ḟrecra ┐ do frithailem YBL 68bz = 294a25 . BB 243b43 . (...
frec with m-symbol above c LB 123a25 ; cométaid iar
n-urd ríagla | in chaisc SR 4853 ). cf. frecor. ag freccra
15an móirfhedhma sin (i.e. the task of feeding the poor) ZCP
x 6.10 . co raib f. ¤ mbathius ┐ comna ... do cech duine isa
eclas techta hí that baptism and communion are available
for everyone whose lawful church it is
Ériu i 219 § 7 . ic fregra
gnim socraid practising CCath. 1189 (= rigidi servator
20honesti Phars. ii 389 ). gnimrad míled do f. ¤ to exercise,
practise (?) CCath. 330 . fregra cīsa ┐ cāna obedience (in paying)
tribute ZCP vi 281y . Cf. ni dhlicchim de cios no freaccradha
oile Hy Maine 13.14 and: freagra manach (inferred from
fregramanach in a 14th cent. charter, apparently some
25stipulated service), Reeves Adamnán 369 .
Cf. freagradh ar nduana do dhíol, Dán Dé xxvi 21 .

1 frecraid n i answerer: issé in f. ¤ fis, BColman 32.20 .

2 frecraid v answers: see fris-gair.

freicell: x see fricell.

30 frém n (= O.Ir. frén q.v.). Later also prém (see Ériu ix 84 ).
ā,f. As n-stem in g p. fremunn, Arch. iii 218 § 8 (= Rawl.
107b3 . Possibly the n.l. F. is intended here). d p. -fre-
manaib, Cog. 62.1 . frémh prémh, f. IGT, Decl. § 39 .
A root (a) in lit. sense: f. ¤ (v.l. fren) fíne, Fél. Oct. 10 .
35 dona premaibh = de radicibus RSláinte ii p. 113 . frema na
ralach LL 264a2 ( MU² 272 ). gabais F. ... dair ... assa
fremaib LL 114a2 ( ScM 18 ; v.l. frenaiph, ScM2). coillti
... do thuitim as a premaibh RC xxviii 312 § 9 . a prémaib
in crainnd LB 142a3 . do drochlebaid ... for cruaid-frē-
40manaib [sic leg.] corracha, Cog. 62.1 . fréumh do ghlacadh
to take root Isa. xxvii 6 . ag glacadh fréimhe, Job v 3 . cur
... i bpréimh to root, implant A. Ó D. xxxvii 2 .
(b) by extension, of other organic things: dae ard asa f. ¤
laime lūiter combi trelam tenn, Laws iv 350.4 . tescais
45féin fréma a chride `severs her own heart-strings' (of the
pelican) O'Gr. Cat. 461.16 . cf. tug fréamha a chridhe dar
gcionn (of the Saviour), Dán Dé v 11 . préamh na súl,
A. Ó D. xli 8 . seacht bpréamha na bpian (= the seven
deadly sins ?), Studies 1931, 260 .
50(c) fig. root, source, origin: in dligedh sin ise f. ¤ ┐ bunad
asa nfāsa gach fis, Laws i 36.5 . sna fremhoibh fis, Duan F.
ii 336 (= i bhfremhaibh fine, i 4 ). conidsi ... Saltair Tem-
rach as [f]rem ┐ as bunad ... do seanchadhaibh Erenn
BB 263a15 = YBL 185a28 ( IT iii 199 ). én ... dan f. ¤ oilemhna
55a oighid to whom her own death is a source of her nurslings'
aliment
O'Gr. Cat. 461.5 . fréma d'idnuib an uilc, Ériu iv
212 § 1 . innis ... fréamha a n-óil 's a n-imtheachta `their
origin
' TD 15.27 . cf. C. mh'fhírfhréamh eoil `C. my trusty
guide
' PBocht 7.37 . Of a person: Findén find f. ¤ inmain
60Clúana Iraird, Fél. Dec. 12 . le comhrádh ... | níor chubh-
aidh dheit bheith id' ḟréimh you should not have been the
author of ... words
Content. xxvii 6 .
(d) root-stock (of a family or race), original or genuine
stock: often loosely in sense of line, race: meic M. ... don
65fhréimh fuinedhaigh airdriogh BNnÉ 281.16 . triath na
riogh-freime ZCP ii 335.2 . fógra a fírḟréimhe of her true
race
Ériu viii 192 . aoinaoibel beo na freimhe fíorduthchasa
FM vi 2264 . eidir ḟréimh chogthaigh Chonaill C.'s warlike
race
TD 2.34 . pór ... na sé bhfréamh (apparently = na sé
70sluaigh, i.e. the peoples of the six ages) AithD.D. 75.15 .
bláth fréimhe na fírinne ib. 40 .
Compds. Freq. in poetry or rhetoric: ... an chuirp
ḟréamhdhuthain, AithD.D. 50.33 . fremh-ghég gacha
flaithiusa ` root-branch ' MR 98.5 . ¤ goin: an chích ... i
75bhfuil a fréamhghoin | guin ochta an éarlaimh dá híoc
(ref. to St. Francis) original wound (? i.e. inflicted on the
Saviour) PBocht 1.24 . ¤ lus: trí —a IGT, Decl. ex. 2087 .
With verb: ¤ feraid: le bpréimhfearthair ... ar an nG.
planted widely (?) AithD.D 35.1 .

80 1 frémach, prémach n o,m. (coll. from frém) roots: do premh-
ach ┐ do luibhennaibh BNnÉ 74 § 133 . benfuibhther as
a ḟphrémhach é, Matt. xv 13 . Fig. of a genealogical stock:
sesgad rígh don f[h]rémhach sain, Gleanings 30 § 9 .

2 frémach adj o-ā (frém) pertaining to roots; abounding in roots:
85 tir fremach ferach BB 354a8 (= férach, Met. Dinds. ii 10 ).
frémhach .i. bunáiteach ( native or original ), O'Cl.