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fénnid n i,m. g s. ind ḟenneda LL 298a41 . féinnida LU 7074 .
do chenel Foelan Fennedo, Trip. 130.14 . ind fendedoi IT
iii 238.91 . féinidh IGT, Decl. ex. 1085 (see § 52 ). féinniodh
65(: fiodh) TD 20.17 . an féindedha FM v 1578 . g du. da ḟenned
TBC 4323 = feindid TBC² 2801 . n p. fendidi TBC² 1348
(= fénnide LU). féinnidhe IGT, Decl. 1333 . féinidhe 1328 .
feinnedha, Cóir Anm. 222 . g p. erriud fennidi impu LL
266a29 ( MU² 564 ). ina fendeda TBC² 3129 . fénned LL
70 14a24 . feinned 181a29 , cf. Met. Dinds. iv 102 . feinded
Alex. 229. 231 . A member of a `fian' (Meyer, Fianaig.
p. xi 4 ) ; a warrior, champion, often implying valour, skill
or success in warfare ; later in wider sense a soldier:
Asal mac Cuinn Cetcathaigh ┐ ba feindid side, Laws i 70.11
75Comm. isind ḟoclui féinnida in tige BDD 74 (see 1 fochla).
cland na fénned LL 14a24 . fianna .i. feinnedha rígh Erenn
iat, Cóir Anm. 222 . fénnid cách co trebad `every one is
a roving warrior till he takes up husbandry
', Tec. Corm.
§ 31.10 . Coirpre .i. f. ¤ do Lúignib, Thr. Ir. Gl. 34 s.v. orc
80tréith. do fennid ┐ caithchid crích `the champion and
combatant
' Laws v 418.13 . cách f. ¤ ┐ cach foglaid LU 4444 .
ní raib fénid (fer fēne v.l.) ná banscál 'sind loccán (i.e.,
in the monastery), Ériu iii 104.12 . go hégeandail nír ḟén-
nigh (i.e. he showed his full valour only in an extremity ?)
85 ZCP viii 226 § 17 . de ḟénnedaib na hIruade TBC 5875 .
for féinnedaib na Frigia LL 239b13 ( TTr. 1685 ). féindidh
foghla for Ghallaibh FM i 510 . gur ḟágaibh an iúsdís
uathadh do mhaithibh a muintire aice imaille re hiomadh
fénnedh ┐ fearóglaoch iii 230.8 . Used of women : Fin-
dabair ... sech ba femen ba fennid LL 17a44 . doluid Creidne
5for fiannas ... cumma no ḟiched de muir ┐ tír, is aire
atberth[a] di Creidni ba feinnid, Fianaig. p. xi . na ban-
fénidi (of the Amazons) TTr.² 1698 . In late poetry often
merely a title of honour : corn ... ḟéinnidh Uladh (of Mág
Uidhir) TD 10.18 . féindedh (.i. briugha) a hospitaller ZCP
10 v 485 § 4 (B. na f.), cf. féine .i. brughaidh, O'Cl. See rígf.
(s.v. ríg-).

fénnidecht n ā,f. service as a `fénnid,' hence the profession
of arms (sometimes apparently of the calling of a free-
lance) : ni bat flaith gan feinighecht LL 386a13 . tri nonbur
15dō for a fendidecht YBL 179b34 (-id- added above) =
fendecht BB 259b19 (cf. RC vi 174 ). doluidh araile feinnig
... ar feinidhecht fo Eirinn RC vi 174.5 . luid ... ind ingen
for fennidecht, Ériu iv 22.13 . luid-side cuaird fénnidechta
ib. 10 . doluidh ... for feinidecht ... do dhighail a haidedh
20 RC vi 174.18 . tug E. righ-fheinnigheacht a leithe féin
[d'Éirinn] dhó ` royal championship ' ML 70.5 ( ML² 994 ).
See further exx. s.v. ríg-,

fennóc n ā,f. a scald or royston crow: feannóg, P. O'C. Badhbh
catha .i. fionóg `a royston crow' ib. badhb .i. feannóg,
25O'Cl. in fiach ┐ in ḟendóc LB 274a64 ( SG 56.19 ). g s. i richt
einchi .i. feannoigi TBC p. 334n . ( Eg. 93 ). dath fuaince fuan (.i. dath brait na finnoige) ZCP v 490 (see fuinche). pl. fiaich ┐
fennóca LB 274b47 ( SG 57.32 ). fennoga no bansigaidhe
(said to be demons of hell not of the air) RC i 36 .

fennta (pp. of fennaid) flayed, stripped : cf. lethe fir fenta
30 LL 14b11 = ḟeannta BB 42a24 .

fénscor n a panic, stampede (?) : roléicthea na graige fo
scoraib fer ṅHerenn co ndechatar i fenscor [uaidib add. v.l.],
Bórama 110 . aos fanncraidec no curfedh for faenscur ind
miceol rochansatt RC xiii 6.8 . dul ar féanscor is ar foluamh-
35ain, Keat. iii 4473 . féanscor ` dread, terror, flight, rout '
P.O'C. (quoting Keat.). Cf. fenfad.

feo adj. (cf. W. gwiw, Ped. i 74. 252 ) withered: etir sunn
is tall | a clann ní rab f. ¤ (: gleo) may his posterity never
decay
Anecd. ii 33.4 . luadit maig is feda f. ¤ , uair isit bí
40(: gleo) the plains and leafless trees are moving, because they
are alive
LL 265a29 (= MU² 432 . Of an advancing army
in winter-time, mistaken by the person addressed for a
forest). See feód and feochos.

feochad, -aid : x see feód-.

45 feochaine n iā,f. (fiach) ravens (coll.) ; a flock of birds: feoch-
uine (nó fiaich marg.) Herenn LL 122a32 ( RC iii 183.27 ).
co n-acamar ... in feóchúni mair uasund túas LU 9247 =
in fechuine mar, Anecd. iii 49 . eochain de il-énaib ilerda
TBC 5047 (fechine St, H). 5068 .

50 feochair adj i (O. Ir. feuchair) rarely fechair, stern, severe ;
later fierce, indomitable, wild (gen. but not invariably in
unfavourable sense) : feuchair (gl. severus) Ml 27a19 .
feuchuir (gl. severus) 23d24 . huan todail feuchuir (gl.
fero haustu) 134b4 . fergach nó feochur (fechuir v.l. ; gl.
55on `acher' Hy v 9 ). Of persons : rí feóchair (= ferox)
Lat. L. 63 . rí fechoir gentlidi ib. 2 . slog ... fergach f. ¤
PH 8103 . fer blaith cennais ... f. ¤ laind ` vigorous ' (of St.
Bartholomew) 1975 . file fechair ` stern ' Met. Dinds. iii
56 . Ipamedon f. ¤ fergach, TTebe 2726 (= ferus, Theb. vii
60430 ). fianna feochra TBC 5683 . féinnidh fiuchair, Ó
Bruad. ii 180 . Of animals : fael f. ¤ SR 4816 . ba f. ¤ ... féig
in beist ... cia chruth fogebad conair d'admilliud A. 1129 .
ech f. ¤ LU 8631 ( FB 47 ). nuallān fuinche feochrae (g s f. ?)
Arch. iii 310 § 9 . anmanna feochra wild beasts CCath. 4320 .
65Of things, etc.: is f. ¤ in frecra ` savage ' BDD 63 . cath
fulech ... f. ¤ , Cog. 110.11 . fogartha feochrai SR 48 (feoch-
raib MS. metri gratiâ). In chev. : f. ¤ glóir SR 5443 . (as neut.
subst. ?) feochar ṅgal, Met. Dinds. iii 258.29 . f. ¤ ngoile
ITS v 40.10 . Compar. : ní fairgēba-su ... leō bus feochra
70 TBC² 351 = feocru LU. airdri ... as feochru cach ndracoin,
Ériu ii 98.4 . Compd. : feochair-galach ML 134.15 .

feochos : adj of a tree, having a withered or shrivelled trunk (i.e.
bark ?) : feocos foltchain in beithi (kenning for the birch-tree,
i.e. the letter b in Ogham) Auraic. 1160 (= feochuos 4255 ,
75 feocus 5528 ).

feochra (e) n iā, f. (feochair) sternness, rigour, fierceness :
n s. ind feuchrae (transl. feritas) Ml 42b2 . ind feu[ch]rae
(gl. feritas) 47d13 . a s. feuchrai firmessa (= iudicii severi-
tatem) 109c14 . d s. ho feuchrai (gl. feritate) 33c9 . hond
80feuchrai 38d7 . co feochra ` wildly ' Met. Dinds. iii 104.63 .
fid for Brefni co feochra, ii 6 (cf. Ériu xii 176 ). g s. inna
feuchrae (gl. feritatis) Ml 33d14 .

feochrach adj o-ā (feochra) fierce, untamed, savage: cer'bdar f. ¤
[feochra v.l.] menmanna na miled, CCath. 617 . na cenela
85feochrach[a] sa na hAffraice, Aen. 803 . Of arrows : saigti
... feochracha, Cog. 158.16 .