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frital n o,m. frital IGT Decl. § 17 ; but d s. friotail, Content.
xxii 6 (: goimh a s. ; leg. gomh ?). (a) speaking ; (with
80obj. gen.) telling, declaring ; speech, discourse: frituil menci
(a duty of clerics) LB 260b81 . arna f. ¤ fá deich (= decies
repetita) O'Gr. Cat. 211.23 . gébaid linn do ló in ḟritail (i.e.
in the Day of Judgment ?) IGT III ex. 481 . anmchara ...
ré friotal ┐ ré foillsiughadh reachta ... Dé don rígh, Keat.
85 ii 5345 . an ré inar bhḟeidir linn friotal gach smuaineadh
(= put into words ?), Hackett iii 6 . ní bhí do ḟriotal ... aca
acht Dia, Oss. iii 266.25 . adeir se [viz. Pádraig] liom mar
friotal 258.1 . an beal so ag friotal leat iv 34.1 . Repeat-
ing (?) : coir arís a friotal sin, a ndubhairt draoi Airt,
DDána 36 § 2 . iomad leabhar re friotal na fírinne, Keat.
5 iii 1091 .
(b) interpretation (late sense) : do réir ḟriotail a aislinge,
Gen. xl 5 . fear friotuil an interpreter Job xxxiii 23 . A
translation : do réir an ḟriotail nó an translation do-
rinneadh leis na seachtmhogha fear friotail (i.e. the Septua-
10gint
) Eochairsg. 57.11 . do réir an Seachtmoghat Fear
Friotail, TSh. 976 . Cf. ... boi C. ic f. ¤ a aicepta soisceli
repeating (?), interpreting (?) Fel. 202.40 .

? fritecht (vn. of fris-téit). Some of the follg. exx. are
doubtful, cf. frithtuidecht. Going towards, encountering,
15 undertaking (?) : ógḟritecht for ratha `full amount of their
guarantee ... falls on the sureties
' (in case of an injured man),
Críth G. 59 = Ériu xii 83 ( Laws iv 302.8 . For the meaning
here Dr. Binchy cprs. téit fri `goes surety for'). f. ¤ foibur
ní cara `he does not love to meet sword-edges' Fianaig. 26.6 .
20 triasin cumachtain ṅdiada fris na fetar f. ¤ ar imressain LB
41a7 (sic MS. but in PH 4440 Atk. emends: na imressain
which is supported by LB 41b50 cited s.v. frithtuidecht). Going
back, retreating: frithteacht .i. teacht a n- aghaidh luirg,
O'Cl. In Laws ii 130.7 Comm. : nascair fritech don chet-
25chin `he is bound to answer the first debt', where Atk. Gl.
would read fritecht, the true reading may be fretech.
? frithecht derthaige LL 344b27 = freitech, Tec. Corm. § 14.9 .

fritecoirse : x see frithecoirse.

frith n `a wild mountainous space ' O'Br., O'R. ; equated
30with diothramh, fasach, fiodhbhuidh, Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 214 ).
Cf. OE frith, frythe, W. ffridd. cona boi cúil no frith- no
lár no lepaid na ristís (of apples scattered on the floor)
LB 216a54 ( Aisl. MC 51 . Meyer suggests : frith no frioth
.i. slighe `a road, way, passage ' P. O'C. , but the reading of
35LB stands for a disyll. Cf. go gclos i bhfríothaibh na
firmamente ITS i 76.16 , cf. 74.6 ; 192.6 ; i bhfritibh na
fiormaimeinte ITS x 32.53 , although these seem rather
to be corruptions of : i fraigthib, see 1 fraig (c).

fríth, fríthe n m. (latter form a part. of fo-gaib, Ped. ii 676 ).
40 fríthe m. IGT, Decl. § 2 . fríthi, ex. 62 . That which is found
(thing or person) ; in Laws techn. term for a find, estray,
waif: atait secht frithe la Feine : frithe treibe, f. cathrach,
f. fai[t]che, etc. (i.e. strays found in a homestead, etc.) Laws v
320.7 . indul is f. ¤ faithce `upon going into a true green'
45 Laws iv 316.4 (the transl. is certainly wrong, see Críth G.
257 , 260 Notes). eascairi in frithi tire of a waif of the land
Laws iii 272.14 . fer fongaib frith mbech who finds a stray swarm
of bees
iv 194.1 . cuit frithe do nech fogaib ib. 15 Comm .
d'ir rithe the finder 196.11 Comm . cf. barr blaithe ... fo
50riti ina mbech ii 120x (= fo ḟríthi, i.e. with bee-waifs on it ?).
as na frithib fogabait i n-ecmact the waifs which they get
in an inaccessible place
198.9 Comm . Hence in general
a lucky find, a treasure-trove, an unexpected gain (Fr. aubaine) :
ba fó frith, Met. Dinds. ii 18.22 (cited s.v. f. ¤ .i. édáil, O'Cl.).
55 ba fó līth luidi ... combo frīth i túaith Egept (of Joseph)
SR 3144 . fuair an tuiseach ... frith tri n-ubull, Anecd.
i 55 § 36 . baí mór di ór ┐ argut and, bá hamrae in f. ¤ LU
9419 . fursain caindel ... co n-aicther in frithi fonuarsa
LU 6024 . fursain caindel ... co n-acther in fríthi sea
60fuarusa LL 126b26 . nī lē fēin an frīthe fuair (fig. , of one who
has lost a child) ZCP vi 269 § 1 . fó fríth fearann fuaramar
SG 33.10 . ni ḟuil dia bhás frith nā fledh FM ii 902x (elegy).
nach tug fríthe dána dhuid `a gift of his art' (i.e. a poem)
AithdD. 46 § 6 . ? bés ni pad rith [ = ḟrith ?] lat su mo lecun
65sa it would be no gain to thee to desert me (?) LU 3905 ( SC
41 ). Fig. of persons : ba fo leo in frithi fuaradar `the
wanderer ' Aen. 360 . in frithi a faitchi silfus sosceli do buaib
(prophecy of a cleric to come) ZCP ix 451.1 cf. Laws iv
316 cited above. ? is frīthe serb far snāthe, TFerbe 598 .
70 frithi cen torbai RC xxvi 46 § 234 . cin co frithe `a
justified illegality
' i 90.13 Comm . is obviously, as Atk.,
Gloss., points out, for : c. co frithaide as in ii 290.10 , v
264.19 .

fríthach adj o-ā i toraib fian frithach (: nīthach) `among the
75hosts of
battlesome warriors' Otia ii 87.7 ( Rawl. 136b30 ),
cf. Cóir Anm. § 118 .

frithacre n io,n. counter-pleading, opposing in argument: ar
narbat ainfis i n-nach dān contruidfe a fritacra friut (.i.
conraidfi nech frit) Ériu viii 173.21 . Cf. 3 seoit a frith-
80croiss no a frithaccrad counterplea O'C. 1967 ( H 4. 22, p. 13 ).
Cf. frithtacre.

frithadart n m. (adart) (a) a pillow, head-rest: ba coirthe
a [ḟ]rithadart Hy ii 32 . coirthe ... nobid foa cind do ḟ. ¤ ,
Lism.L. 1094 . dognithi cosair ... dó ┐ f. ¤ fris TBC² 2765 .
85 Cf. cossairleptha ... go frithadartaib fer ṅgona friu TBC
3587 ; 3634 . dorat a sciath ina f. ¤ fo chiund, Lorg. an tS.N.
1230 . claidbi ... bar a cressaib, go ferbolgaib argit ... go
frithathartaib óir bricc friu anechtair TBC 4397 = co fétha-
naib St (Lagerstützen Wind., comparing adart in sense
`sword-rest,' `rack' ; the corresponding passage in TBC²
5 2853 : ardarcc oir bric im chechtar de, seems to refer to
the wearers).