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ferda adj (ferdae) io-iā (fer) male, masculine, belonging to a man:
dund síl ferdu (gl. semen [virile]) Ml 44a10 . moth .i. cach
ferdae, Bodl. Corm. ball f. ¤ membrum virile BColm. 94.2 .
Corm. Y 865 (ferrda). indsci ferdha ` male gender ' Auraic.
5 1912 . ro saerad ar choblige fherrdai PH 5890 . láthar f. ¤ ,
see láthar. tincur fearda (gloss on fertincur), Laws, ii 356.17
Comm. techtugud f. ¤ male possession (opp. to: t. banda) v 470.14 Comm
. na fir i n-ecosc f. ¤ ┐ na mná i n-ecosc banda
LU 2619 . an feardha ┐ an bannda male and female Numb.
10 v 3 . Manly, virile: fer ferdae, Fél. Feb. 8 . céssad slóig
ḟerdai, Feb. 28 . batír ferdai a gníma LU 4853 = ferrdai
TBC² 365 . ropo f. ¤ an comrac, TTr.² 1732 . ro chathaigset
co ferrda PH 6521 . Compar. as superl.: cing as ḟerdu
(ferrdu, ferrda, ferdae v.l.), Fél. Aug. 20 . san aois fheardha
15 in manhood TSh. 10245 . As subst. pl., the male pudenda:
co fuaratur ferdu fer, Met. Dinds. iii 156.11 (ferrdacht v.l.).
co n-accassa ferda a fir LL 13a9 . a f. ¤ uili, CCath. 2960 .
madh fer dotghné soaith for a ferdaib ZCP vi 258.17 (leg.
ferdacht ?).

20 ferdacht n ā,f. (ferda) ferdhacht, ferthacht, g s. n p. —a, IGT,
Decl. § 26 (sometimes wrongly used for feracht, q.v.) (a)
manhood, virility, manliness: la firu ferdacht, la mná
mifre LL 119b18 . fri f. ¤ findcháid ` heroism ' Met. Dinds. iii
164.2 . Cf. fearrdhacht fionnchoir .i. neart eolais O'Cl.
25 manhood, man's estate: aos ógáin, feardhacht ┐ seanórdhacht
TSh. 5277 . (b) the male pudenda: co n-acaidh si fearrdacht a
fir BB 39b55 . Met. Dinds. iii 156.11 v.l. bandacht na mban
et ferdachta na fer, Aisl. Tund. 104.23 = ferrdocht 130.15 .

ferdaide adj io-iā belonging to a man, manly: dias oac feinne
30... congraim n-án f. ¤ forro TBC 4334 . 4381 . But perhaps the true reading here is fernaide, cf. the variant reading of this passage cited from TBC² 2808 in F 93.6.

ferdaigis, -sed, x etc.: see ferthigis, —sed, etc.

ferdatu n t, m. (ferda) manhood: g s. co áes ferdatad LU 4994
(= ferdada TBC² 505 ). co haois ḟerdhata FM v 1860.2 .
vi 2358.12 (ferrdhata).

35 ferdes: ind intan as atuaid rigi Caisil, a ḟ. ¤ ┐ a dliged do rig na
Deisse deiscirt .i. xxx. samaisce cach forbae cach thres
bliadna do, Rawl. 149b54 . Cf. dés.

ferdoman n m. (legal term) a minor , see Thurn., Ir. Recht
86 - 7 (fer domun): f. ¤ .i. domna fir the makings of a man
40 Corm. Y 667 . ferdomun (.i. damna fir) Laws ii 256.3 =
ZCP xiv 359 . ? g s. fola ferdomna, Ériu i 116.10 . airg ┐
fir ┐ mna ┐ ferrdomain, O'C. 587 (< H 3.18 p. 290 ). fir
domain .i. mic bithbinecha .i. damna na fer bis isin doman
[.i.] na mic beca ┐ na flescaigh ┐ na fir midbuidh, O'D.
45 825 (< H 3.17 c. 590 ). nidam fer, nidam ferdomhan, Ériu
xiii 26.24 (cf. O'Dav. 1560 ). As npr., m.: acc. Ferdomun
LL 32a3 . cor fer eter da domon | corb ainm dó féin
Ferdomon, Met. Dinds. iv 362.160 .

ferdris n (cf. dris) a bramble, briar: ardam iachtadha .i.
50feth .i. fefe nó f. ¤ , Anecd. iii 43.22 = feth .i. fe ue at uath
feirrdris, Auraic. 4295 . rubus .i. in feirdris RC ix 243.9 .
rubus .i. ferrdris, Arch. i 335.67 . feirrdhris, eirrdhris `a
dogbrier', `wild rose' P.O'C. feirdris ` wild briar ' Hog.
Luibhl.

55 ferén n o,m.: g p. Clann Eochagain ... slogh na bferēn `host
of
the girdles ' Top. Poems 8.27 (71) . port feirēn laomda
`fort of girdles' 22.11 (195) (: cenēl in both exx.).

feren: x see 1 fern.

ferenn n o,m. a thong or band used either for a belt or a
60 garter: firend [ferend LB, feirenn, Hy Maine] .i. id bis im
c[h]olpa niad ... verbi gratia ferind [ferend LB] ōir im
c[h]ois rīg, Corm. Y 586 . fireann .i. idh bhios im cholptha
deaghlaoich, O'Cl. See ZCP x 401 . Ferend [didiu] ainm
do chriss bis im duine, Corm. Y 586 . ferenn .i. crios, no
65sliasad do réir druinge, O'Cl. feirend cris cengail, Met. Gl.,
Eg. 13 . induxit nivem ... pertinguentem ferenn, Arm.
5a2 ( Thes. ii 260 ) = Trip. 284.2 . pl. is di dognitis na ferinn ,
Thr. Ir. Gl. 20 (= ferniu, Corm. Y 586 ). tacmaic snechta
ferna (no fairnniu add. LB) fer, Corm. Y 586 . ferais snechta
70... co fernnu fer LU 4777 (= TBC² 284 ) = co formnaib fer
TBC 626 (go ferna St). ro ferustair in snechta co toracht
fernu fer (= ad zonas), Lat. Lives 9 = Trip. 56.2 . sneachta
co fernu fer AU 854 . sirit fuil fernu blood seeks girdles
(i.e. rises waist high) RC xvii 133.15 . co tanic fernu fuil
75 ZCP viii 319.9 . cath ... dia fich fuil feirniu xii 235x . atgaith
dom ... .x. fernu (.i. idh bīs im cois nía), Ériu ii 4.6 .

1 ferg n ā,f. ferc Ml 49b7 . a s. ferc ib. g s. ferce Wb 22b4 .
fercae Ml 27b15 . 32d4 . ferg (f., d s. feirg, g s. -e, n p. ferga)
IGT, Decl. § 39 . Anger, wrath: (gl. ira) Ml 23a15 . Ériu
80 vii 164.26 . fergg a feruore , O'Mulc. 520 = Corm. Y 618 .
ferc ┐ digal Ml 22c13 . illestur ferce a vessel of wrath Wb
22b4 . dofánic [ = dan-ánic] f. ¤ ┐ luinni mór ic aicsin in tslóig
LU 6280 . fercc leomain TBC 5557 St (of a warrior). mád
co féirg dothí C. chucund LU 8698 ( FB 52 ). atrāigset
85clanna N. ferg Foraind LL 134a4 (Todd, Nenn. 232 ). atag-
amar ... in fer d'imbert a ferci fornd LU 3792 ( SC 36 ).
lin a fer fír ferdais feirg SR 4981 . rind na ferca, Ériu
vii 164.28 . ōn dualaich-se na fercai ZCP iii 26.29 . gus
fland ferge IT i 103.25 . fer feirgi `an angry man' Laws
v 284.4 (with gloss: .i. in fer bis a feirg friut, no risi mbi
5t'fearg). rogab f. ¤ ┐ londus iat PH 2950 . ma dosgní Dia
feirg fri re mbicc though God is angry for a little while 6638 .
fá fheirg riú dá raibh do Mhac angry with them Dán Dé
xix 25 . m'anacol ar fheirg an Choimdeadh the Lord's wrath
xix 22 . nocon acaille iter, robar bia ferc leis BNnÉ 303 § 12 .
10 Excitement, agitation: an chláirseach ... fa ghroidfheorg
rithmhir mo mheoir `the swift frenzy of my fingers' Studies
1923, 598 § 10 (where —fheorg may be a scribal error for
—fheirg; the compd. assonates with bhrosduigh in following
line). Of inanimate objects: fearg bhuinne `the fury of
15the stream
' TD 1.53 . ar ḟeirg ndíleann from the wrath of
the Deluge
7.41 . Transf. of cause of anger: olcas choimh-
éada mo chuirp ... atá 'na fheirg ar m'aingiol `causes my
Angel to be angry
' Dán Dé xxi 31 . In pl., outbursts of wrath:
dofancatar a ḟerga laiss TBC 1982 (cf. ar méit na ferggi
20dofánic 1985 ). fergga 1368 . ferdair a n-othrusa uili acht
a ferga `except [those] wounded in anger' [?] Laws iii 356.3 .
(cf. Ériu xii 89 ). cendais eter fhergaib (= inter iras) PH
5924 . beid na reilge derga | ona fergaibh peacaidh ZCP
x 49.24 . Here probably belong: Tuathal na ferg `of the
25warriors
' [battles ?] Met. Dinds. ii 48 (see v 128 ). laech
na ferg fromtha troops' [battles ?] iii 76 . Eochu Fidmuine
na fergg LL 128b1 . fri frais flanruad ferg `the blood-red
strife of heroes
(?)' Proc. RIA iii 1893-6, 540 § 1 ( LL 146b2 ).
Cf. ní bat fergaib fír `they shall not be truly heroic' ib. Proc. RIA iii 1893-6, 532
30§ 3 ( LU 9839 ). Astud rurech f. ¤ LU 4755 .
Compds. ferg-arnaid relentless in wrath Fianaig. 84.20
( ¤ arnaigh MS.). ¤ díchracht wrathful intensity MR 238.5 .
¤ duaibsech surly in anger: forne ... fergduaibsecha Finngall
MR 216.7 . ¤ Ionn wrathfully indignant: ramarbusa ... cethri
35choicait férn [apparently corr. to fían LL; fercc St] ferglond
TBC 4127 . ¤ luinne wrathful indignation; fury: nert ┐
ferglunne na righflaithi, CCath. 5534 . fubtad la fergluinne,
O'Dav. 500 . Laws v 138.13 . lán d'fhíoch ┐ d'fhearg-
luinne, TSh. 6668 . go ffuasnadh ┐ go ffergluinne luidh Ua D.
40ainnsidhe FM vi 2212.16 . g s. comlud ferglunni LU 8433
( FB 29 ). na fergluinne , CCath. 621 . Hence adj. fer-
gluinnech: n p. m. ferclaindig ZCP iii 451.2 (ferglainig v.l.)