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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 femen or dil.ie/21583
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: feimin, femin

n (<Lat. femininum) o, m.

(a) the feminine gender: in femen .i. cach banda, Anecd. v 23 n. 13 . is inderb im mascul fá f.¤ , Sg. 61a9 . do ḟemun, 64b5 . isind ḟemun, 75b2 . do ḟémiun, 69a20 . ferinnsci ┐ banninnsci ┐ demhinsce lasin nGaidel .i. mascul ┐ femen ┐ neodar lasin Laitneoir, Auraic. 522 = feimin, 3025 . ider mascal ┐ f.¤ , Laws v 4.4 . iter femin ┐ mascol, Anecd. v 23 n. 14 . g s. briathar femin , Sg. 190b5 . Auraic. 1913 . qu[a]e vel qua .i. a ainmniugud feimin, Laws v 4.1 .

(b) of feminine sex, a female: Findabair ... sech ba femen ba fennid, LL 17a44 (quoted by O'Cl. under femen .i. bean). gach banindsci ┐ cach f.¤ , Corm. Y 1219 . is femen a cenél sin uile, O'Mulc. 527 . But a native formation in the following placenames ( Ériu xxii 97 , xxvi 174 ):Mag Femen ; also Mag Femin, see Hog. Onom. ar Femun Muman, LU 10969 . a Síd ar Femin, BDD 140 . Síd ar Femun, IT iii 243 ( LL 246a19 ). Cf. femen ... .i. magh, Corm. Y 632 . O'Mulc. 514 . nimgeb format frisnach sen | igge nammá fri femen, Otia i 124 .