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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.)

2 ferg n a warrior, hero (prob. same word as 1 ferg): f. ¤ .i.
laech, unde dicitur: comaid f. ¤ foebar, Corm. Y 648 . O'Dav.
45 839 (comadh f. ¤ f.). fearg .i. laech, Lec. Gl. 156 . fearg féne
.i. láoch eireannach, O'Cl. in f. ¤ fēne IT i 97.13 = LL 112a27 .
cf. ferg féne do muintir E. Fedhlig, O'Dav. 839 .

fergach adj o-ā angry, wrathful; easily moved to anger, hot-
tempered: dund fercach (gl. irato) Ml 22d13 . 23a17 . ba
50fercachsom fri suide (gl. irasceretur) 58c6 . fer fergach
uathmar TBC 5384 . intí ropo ḟercach, co rop cendais
PH 5620 . cath f. ¤ , Cog. 120.6 . a s f. fairggi fergaidh (= fer-
gaig), Snedgus u. MacR. 9.3 ( YBL 12a4 ). Adv. nondeca
A. go ferccach , Anecd. ii 12.6 . pl. ind ḟerggaig the wrathful
55 SR 8345 . foídi ferggacha angry shouts TFerbe 250 . In
sense causing anger: ua f. ¤ ri hIunaind sin that angered
Juno
TTebe 1632 .

fergaige n iā,f. (fergach) wrathfulness, irascibility: luinne
.i. fergaighe, Triads 209 gl . a luinne ┐ a dhēine ┐ a dhluth-
60fergaigi ZCP viii 549.17 = TBC p. 233 n.l .

fergaigid(ir) v g (ferg) I Intrans. grows angry , with fri of
pers. or cause: ní fercaigedar Ml 24b18 . pl. 2 fercaigthesi
20b13 . in fercaigidsi ? ib. 15 . perf. ro fergaigestar C. ...
oc ascin ind étúalaing LU 8205 ( FB 15 ). ro ḟergaig in
65clérech fria LU 319 . ni ḟergaig fri nech aile ( = non irritatur)
PH 5919 . ro fergachsat fris 3691 . subj. ní ro fergathí ...
fri fulang fochaide be ye not angry 6509 . ipv. nā ferccaigh,
a naoimhchleirigh, Ir. Texts iv 71.22 . II Trans. angers,
gen. used in passive in sense grows angry: arnachad fer-
70caigthersu, Mon. Tall. § 37 . manat fercaichther frit gilla
ib. = mad notfergaither LB 10b32 (reflex. dep. ?). raferg-
aiged A. de LL 27b1 . ferccaighter é, Cog. 92.2 . fergaigter
in ríoghan ris | re Donn `the queen is enraged with him'
Duan. Ḟ. i 31.22 . rofergcaidhi C. hi cinaid a sáraight[h]i,
75`grew angry on account of having been outraged' BColm.
70.16 . na ferguidhther thú uime RC xxix 124.3 . With
IMM of subj. (?): fergaighthear imon fflaithfeindidh, Leb.
Gab. i 78.19 .

fergara(-gaire) n for etym. cf. gairri, gl. suras Philarg. Ecl.
80 vii 32 ( Thes. ii 47.8 ; 362.4 ); the first component may
represent seir `heel,' cf. combeba do ser ndeis no chli fout
(YBL) = do gerr gara foat (Eg.) IT ii2 247 . The lower part
of the leg, calf: co mema do f. ¤ fot TBC² 1628 . co mebaid a
fergaire (of a bull) 3661 . combo slan a fergairi 1755 (where
85it corresponds to gergairi 1725 ( ¤ gara U). See gergara.

fergnia n m. f. ¤ .i. fortissima femina , gl. virago (analysed as
vir + ago ?) Sg 52a10 . In Mid. Ir. a man-at-arms ,
apparently one who had passed certain tests and was
engaged either in attendance on a king or employed in
cases of litigation where the services of a professional
5champion were needed. ferngnia [fergnia v.l.] .i. mugh,
ut est deorad, doermanach ┐ ferngnia .i. doeraicenta no
mogh no in t-aire ēchta, O'Dav. 873 = (feirghnia, Ériu
xiii 29.17 , in a list of unsuable persons). triar dia anfine
.i. a feargnia ┐ [leg. .i., Thurn., Bürgschaft p. 58 ] a fear
10leasach, a aircinnech ... ┐ a ceile, Laws v 366.8 Comm. ;
the Text is defective, but the passage seems to relate to the
recovery of a woman's `coibche' or dowry, in which three
of her relatives and three outside her family took part.
Cf. caide f. ¤ ? .i. fer aga mbi fer gnima (leg. fergnima ?)
15techta amal do-rime a mBerradh Airechta: dosboingsi a
coibche do mnai iar feimed do chach. Ocus ised is f. ¤ and .i.
ro samaighed .vii. comlaind otha comland deisi goraighi
comland morṡeisir. Geibidh fer tara gaisged o gach comland
dib go mbid na .vii. fir gabala-sin lais. Is de asber ferghnia,
20 O'C. 1029 (< H 3.18, 433a ). See Bürgsch. 58 n. 4 . fergnio
tri forggaib [leg. forgab ? or fri f. ¤ ?] a `fergnia' `of three
captures
' (personal attendant on King of Tara) Laws iv
336.6 (= Críth G. 554 ). fergnío fri forngairi ndoris Laws iv 338.15
(= C.G. 591 ). F. ¤ , ... f. ¤ Temrach la Cormac ua Cuind, Ériu
25 xi 44.18 . ni rechtgi fergniadh .i. ni usadh [omission ?]
fris in fir ferdha frisneir muir i n-uair ainftine, O'C. 470
(< H 3.18, 247 ).