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fuach (n o,m. ? Cf. deach) (somet. with -ú-, but possibly a
disyllable. On derivation see Marstrander, ZCP vii 365 ) a
75 word ; a stanza or quatrain (poetic term) : fasach .i. fes-f. ¤ .i.
foach focal, Corm.Y 611 (cf. Laws v 12.6 Comm. ). fuach .i.
focul Corm.Y 447 . Met. Gl. D. 26 ; Lec. Gl. 4 ; Stowe Gl. 389 ; f. ¤ .i.
focal ; .i. rann, O'Cl. f. ¤ .i. rann, O'Dav. 858 , citing in f. ¤
ellachtda, ar an fers lasan laidneóir as f. ¤ a ainm lasin ḟilidh,
80 Ériu xiii 15.3 . cf. go ḟ. ¤ nuin ib. 29 . nocon ar f. ¤ toltanach
neich aile doniat sum an urfocru `at the voluntary word of
another
' Laws ii 310x Comm. deach .i. de-fuach .i. comruc
dā sillab conristar and, Corm.Y 500 . Cf. deach .i. di fuach in
tan is dialt ... de fuach in tan is recomrac, Auraic. 3570 . lorg-
85ga f. ¤ unstressed syllables between alliterating words: l.f. ¤ .i.
iarmberla da silladh [leg. -ab ?] O'C. 2074 ( H 4. 22, 676 ).
(l. f. ¤ eter da focul) : as mo thoil féin ar in sál [end of st.]
Imba sessach ... [beginning of next st.] imba is í in l.f. ¤ ,
Auraic. 5351 ( LL 37c47 ). lān f. ¤ firinde (.i. lan focal), Amra
Sen. 2 ( ZCP iii 223 ). dofemat ferba f. ¤ filid, Anecd. ii 75.1 .
5 siansa a f. ¤ (.i. a focal) ZCP v 483 § 1 . fer gan ainces a bfuach-
aibh (.i. i foclaibh), Leb. Gab. i 130 (of an historian). ? gab-
sait gair thromm thri uair trede nad f. ¤ fo fuair LL 287a18
(rhet.). Cf. further : gle nad n-iadha rathaighes fior fri
filedha f. ¤ , Ériu xiii 21.27 . cia f. ¤ feithes fiacha ? f. ¤ maith
10 26.3 .

fúachad n u,m. (vn. of fúachaid ?) lit. `sharpening, hence
exasperating, insulting, assailing violently (?) : no traigdes
marlocho fri f. ¤ forba enich ollaman YBL 179b9 = BB 259a57 .
f. ¤ fuigill ` abusive language ' MR 264.7 . g s. co n-imeochadh
15einbhean Ere 'na haenar gan egla fuachadh [sic] na forecin
fuirre without fear of being molested 104.3 . ? ba hadhbar
fuachdha is fergi | ēg rī Cruachna ( exasperation ?) BB
59a15 .

fúachaid v ā (a) points, directs (?) : fuachaid sem fri frega
20fál a rosc ... fuachimm chēin fri fēgi fis mu rosc, Thes. ii
293.22 ; the sense may be to sharpen, make acute .
(b) points, sharpens ; in follg. exx. used of stakes : ros-
fuacha ┐ rosfallsce trimmed and seared (the branch) TBC
674 . rosfúach 735 = Met. Dinds. iv 78.21 . fuachais dí
25chúalle ┐ dobreth cend Guill for in dara cualle ┐ da cend
Gairb ar in cuaili aile LL 111b9 ( RC xiv 428 ). Part. fúachta
q.v.
Cf. fo-fich.

fúachalda : x see úachalda.

30 fúachais n f. a hole or cavity (in the earth) : co ndingne sinnach
fúachais annsa sligid, Maund. 237 . g s. fúachaisi ib. pl.
rebaigh an crit[h] ... na cnuic ... innus co fāgann fuachaisi
doimne duba crevices (in mountains) ITS xiv 40.9 . cach
aimsir a fāgaid piasta in talman a fuachaisi ┐ na hinaid
35a mbīd fo thalam, Ériu x 145.19 . atáid fúachaisighe ag
na sionnchaibh, Matth. viii 20 . Cf. uachais, or rather
uaghais `a den, cave or vault' P.O'C. = fuachais, fuaghais
ib.

fúachas n crying, shouting: da n-imthigheadh caora ... uaim
40go mbéinnsi a fuachas ... na déigh, Ua Tuathail, Tri Rainn
xxxiii 40 . Cf. f. ¤ `an outcry ' P.O'C. fuachasach full of
shouting, ... uproar, ib.

fúachda adj io-iā (cf. fúachaid `sharpens' ?) the lit. meaning
may be sharp, keen, acute ; used fig. of persons and things
45both in favourable sense and the reverse. Of persons :
atá fó cach duma ... coica fer fírglan f. ¤ LU 2874 . Slóg
Connacht ... airecht fírálaind f. ¤ 2884 . eces f. ¤ 2890 . máthair
Meidbi ... Cruachna | glórda f. ¤ ria cach froiss LL 137b43 .
i cathaib ba f. ¤ in fer 141b1 . sluag fuachta re cach fedain,
50 Hy Fiachr. 292 . ba fuachda forgranda ... tuaruscbail
ind fir FB 37 Eg. ( IT i 271 ). na trī harrachta fuachdha
frithire ML² 1585 (om. ML 118x ).
Of actions, etc. and things : ar diantarractain fuacdha
... for cetri coicctibh ... Erenn TBC 5629 St. múrad na
55hEmna, ba gním febda f. ¤ LL 46a13 ( MS. Mat. 493 ` con-
tentious '). forlunn fuachda, Caithr. CC § 91 . aithesc febda
fuachda (: Cruachna) LL 229a13 . briathra doirbhe ...f. ¤ ,
Celt. Rev. iv 20.13 . scel fuachda re gach fine | ēg rí Crua-
c[h]na BB 58b7 . sgiath ... ḟuachdha ` terrible ' ML 110.23 .
60 tar sruthrabhartaibh f. ¤ ... na fuarḟairrge ` contentious '
46y = tar radarcuib fuachda ... ` turbulent ' ML² 692 . As
adv. : fuachda lotar Lagin | dar Áth Dúne LL 46a14 .
Colum Cille ... nach bi re fand go fúachdha BCC p. 394.1 .
go f. ¤ ┐ go firserb ZCP viii 266.7 .

65 fúachdacht n ā,f. keenness, intensity (?) : re f. ¤ a fergi MR
190.24 .

fúachnaigid : x see s.v. fúachtnaigid.

fúacht n cuckoldom: see s.v. fuichecht.

fúacht adj cold: see úacht.

70 -fúacht : v see fo-fich and fo-saig.

fúachtae adj io-iā (part. of fúachaid) sharpened, pointed: .ix.
mbera culind fúachtai follscaidi LU 5727 = fuaighthi TBC²
1254 ; = até fuachda TBC 1944 .

fúachtain n f. (late vn. of fo-fich) molesting, assailing; an
75 offence, injury: atcota frithbert f. ¤ , Anecd. iii 12 . dorónsaid
f. ¤ frim ... .i. coss na circe do brissiud LL 269a12 ( ZCP iii 3 ).
fofich .i. doni an f. ¤ , Laws ii 24.2 Comm. ; BCrólige 23 Comm.
as ga me ... ag f. ¤ , Leb. Gab. 264 n. 8 . do thriallfadh f. ¤ nó
frithchétfaidh friú, Fl. Earls 92.16 . ag f. ¤ friomsa `attacking
80me
' Ó Bruad. iii 212 . g s. fer na ḟuachtana ┐ fer na fola
`the aggressor and the wounded man' Laws i 130.25 Comm.
i n-aimsir eagla no fuachtana, DDána p. 382.19 . pl. roptar
mó ... a fuachtana ┐ a frithberta Troianna fri Greco LL
220a20 ( TTr. 217 ). teora sírfuachtana, O'Dav. 1482 .
85 Cf. foachta.

fúachtnach adj o-ā (fúachtain) aggressive, injurious: is f. ¤
roḟerais rim ... tallais dím mh'orduin uile ZCP xii 391.9
( Laud 615, 107 ).