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clesach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. clesach or dil.ie/9441

adj o, ā (cles)

I skilled in feats; in pejorative sense, wily, guileful, crafty: in gilla c.¤ sin (of Cú Chulainn), LU 8455 ( FB 31 ). belaig úathaig ochtclesaig, 10394 (rhet.). a bil-[l]aburthach il-ch.¤ il-bras (to the sinful soul), PH 8181 . in chenn (sic) cleasach, chosaidec . . . Tesifóne `tricky', MR 168.6 . bean nach cleasach cuing, O'Hara 3433 . tré chomhar-bháidh breitheamh mbreabóideach ┐ charad gcleasach gcealg-rúnach, TSh. 5413 . dá sleaghaibh fírneimhneacha .i. dá n-aimsighthibh ilchleasacha, 2614 . Compar. dirim is áilliu no is choemiu no is ilchlessachu andás, TFerbe 72 .

II As subst. beguiler, deceiver : Forgull Monach .i. cleasuch robhói, ab eo quod est mon .i. cleas, Cóir Anm. 205 . Forgall Monach . . . / cach clessach na chanad cheilg / manach sein sin Gaedilg, LL 18013 . trí fichit rigan go recht / . . . / doghninn a lesa uile / fa mé in c.¤ cluanuide, SG 105.13 . is lámh fa chraoibh nach cromann / bheith red chumann, a chleasaigh (to the world), DDána 4.5 .

fáebar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fáebar or dil.ie/20997

Forms: fáebra, fáobhar

n o, m. (but n p. fáebra, LU 9617 ). fáobhar, IGT, Decl. § 17 .

I

(a) a sharp edge (of a sword or blade, also of a shield; seldom of pointed weapons): faobhar sgeo rinn, Ériu xiii 21.10 . mesir arm iarna ḟaobhruibh, 41.30 . hi fáebur in bélae the axe-edge LU 9027 (gloss) ( FB 77 ). ise in biail innraic ... tri meoir lethed a foebuir ..., O'Curry 884 (< H 3.18, 395b ). cromsciath co foebar condualach fair, TBC-I¹ 1158 = faebur chonduala, LU 5637 . cosmuiles in cloidim ar a mbitt in da faebur like a two-edged sword Laws v 222.25 Comm. dobert D. beim do faebur a gae tar mocoll ind lín, LU 1929 . la fáebru na ngaí, 8202 ( FB 15 ). meilid faebra, TBC-I¹ 3446 = melat fáebair, TBC-LL¹ 5831 . d'faebraip na tuagh ┐ na claidem, CCath. 5876 . faobar na sgene no na tuaighe, O'Dav. 1009 . mar ḟáobhar sgían mbearrtha IGT, Decl, 2043 . cuirfe sé fáobhair [sic] air a chloidheamh whet his sword Psalms vii 12 . gér amhuil cloidheamh dhá fáobhar, Proverbs v 4 . Of a bone: gérithir altan ... faebur a lurgan MR 20.3 .

(b) a sharp-bladed weapon: faibur .i. claideb (gl. machera) Ml. 75b11 . bla faebur `the exemption as to an edged weapon' Laws iii 236.23 . amal tregdas anmain duine foebur tria corp, ZCP iii 26.27 . dosoi foebar fri Fergail, RC xxiv 54.12 . grith faebair, Rawl. 124az = Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 17.4 . i mbiat fáebra fri fáebra, LU 9617 ( ZCP iii 208 ). níngabat renna no airm no faebair itir, TBC-LL¹ 1263 . ni ba heccal dó faobhra nád gallra, BNnÉ 293.1 . (faobhair v.l.). rop scíath fri fóebra fégi, Hy v 97 . cen armu, cen fáebru, MU² 644 ( LL 266b44 ). cen inad rend ┐ arm ┐ fáebur do dénam de, MU² 331 ( LL 264b5 ). faibraib derggaib with red sword-blades Rawl. 115a45 = Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 40.12 . iarna fóebraib fennad `after flaying them with sword-edges' Fél. Prol. 48 .

(c) a sharp-edged tool: saer istig ┐ faebhur, BB 25b33 = Leb. Gab.(i) i 46 . faebar la soer, Leb. Gab.(i) i 30 .

II Fig. keenness, sharpness; hence apex: faobhar ann ara fhertoiph `there is the acme of his mighty works' BNnÉ 284.32 . gan freagra faobhair without keen retort. Ó Bruad. iii 4 . an chruinne ar a fáobhar fúm, IGT, Decl. ex. 15 . Metaph: ? cis duar dían drongaighther i bfaobhraibh foimhdin, Ériu xiii 26.2 = i foebuir foimdib, O'Dav. 883 . in Laws, Comm.: orba for set n-imfaebair .i. ferann do-berar for conair .i. ime ada faebur, foebra la fine a cuingid cucu, foebrach léisi a aisec uaithi, Laws iv 46.25 . cuich in imaebur adeir ann? .i. ... faebur laisin fine im aisic don ingin ... ┐ faebur laisin ingin a aisic aris don fine (an explanation of im(f)aebair `double-edged, equivocal,' see Thurneysen, Ir. Recht 81 , 82 ), Laws iv 48.9 . fri (re) f.¤ coincidently with, at the time of: ni dernad do ulcc hi Connachtaib re faebar gabala rigi dosom achtmad oenslat ar sligid na Cruaiche, Ann. Conn. 1224 § 3 (= ALC i 268 ; corresp. to: re hucht gabhala, AFM iii 214.6 ).

III As npr. m.: Nemnuaill maic Faebair (a progenitor of Míl) Fianaig. 30.3 . o Chonand mac Febair, LL 6a45 . o Conaing mac Ḟaebhair, BB 27a9 . Conaing mac Faobhair, Keat. i 178 .

Compds. With adj. ¤derg: Cethern mac fial foebuirderg Fintain, TBC-I¹ 2760 = faebarderg red-bladed Ériu i 116.15 . Echaid faeburderg, LL 127b34 . Eochaidh Faeburderg, MacCarthy 296.2 . ¤gér sharp-edged: coibleng ... fuilech foebargher, Aen. 2371 . ¤glan clean- or bright-edged; epithet of javelins: i suaineamnaiph a fogad faebharglan, CCath. 5552 . ¤glas: gai fota faebarglas blue-bladed TBC-I¹ 2047 . As sobriquet, Eochaid Faeburglas, Rawl. 147a16 . LL 127b32 . ¤glicc skilful in wielding weapons: flaith na fian faebairglic, Acall. 664 . ¤nocht: bare-bladed (with unsheathed sword): a ḟlaith na fian faebharnochd, Acall. 1441 . ¤the: hot-edged, keen-edged: colg faobhairthe, TD 19.8 . sluagh f. ` keen-bladed host ' 3.21 . With subst.: ¤béim stroke with the edge of a weapon (?) TBC-LL¹ 1890 . ¤chless ` edge-feat ' name of a warlike feat: fáeborchles, LU 9291 . Ériu iv 30.9 . the edge of a weapon (?). TBC-LL¹ 1890 . ¤chless `edge-feat,' name of a warlike feat fáeborchles, LU 9291 . Ériu iv 30.9 . faeborcless, LU 5969 = TBC-I¹ 1501 . imma chromscíath ... cona bil áithgéir co tescfad finna i n-aigid srotha ... inbaid fogníth ... fáeborchless di is cumma imthescad dá scíath ┐ dá sleg ┐ dá chlaideb, LU 6433 = TBC-I¹ 1919 . dogni ... faeborchles don claidiub imma chend, BDD 148 . uii. bfaobhairchleasa, ZCP x 287.2 . ic faebarchless chlaideb uastu LL 266a10 ( MU² 541 ). Fig. in faebarchles feichemnais sin `this feat of accusation' MR 298.8 . Hence adj.: fálairbi ferrda ... faebar-clesach Frangc ` sword-dexterous ' MR 214.17 . ¤gal keen valour: rī ... co faebargail, Rawl. 85a5 . ¤gleó combat with sword or weapons TBC-LL¹ 3213 . ¤glond exploit or deed of arms: fri fúam febda faebarglonn, SR 6790 . ¤nél an edged, i.e. lightning-shedding cloud: re feirg bfaoboirnél bfuiglech `of the armed ( jagged ?) vociferous clouds' O'Gr. Cat. 451.11 .

rebach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. rebach or dil.ie/34874

adj o,ā. (reb) skilled in feats (of valour or strength), passing into sense of dextrous, nimble or sportive, playful. reabhach .i. fear doní cleasa, O'Cl. Of persons: Niall ua Ruairc rebach `spritely', Arch. Hib. ii 74 § 58 = LL 184a59 . flesc Find maic Rossa rebaig `nimble', Metr. Dinds. ii 80.19 . co bās in rig ro-rebaid `athletic', iii 422.22 . Áed mac Ronáin rorebaig `of many feats', iv 356.84 . úa na rígh reabhach `deedful (?)', Duan. F. ii 166.1 . an draoi reabhach `tricky', ML 90.3 . Of women and children, prob. sportive, playful, lively : dār ob an rīogain reabaig, RC xxxvii 351 § 5 . ócmná rebecha `joyous', TTr.² 1090 . maccaim ro-bega rebacha, TTébe 2265 . Of animals: fo damraid ruaid rói-reabaig sportive stags (?), Acall. 496 . adba rōn rebach, Bruchst. i § 149 = IT iii 38 § 24 (= riabach, 102 § 187 ). Of abstracts and things: gaiscidh rod ro-rebach, Aen. 2038 . gabais Brian rigi rebach `a featful kingship', RC xxiv 182.16 . sé blíadna i rrīgi rebach `joyous kingship', Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 22 ( LL 185a2 ). reabach an ris si (.i. as súgach no as clesach an scel so), Leb. Gab.(i) i 112.9 . meinic táinic toisg reabhaigh d'ḟis Amhlaeibh `on a visit of pleasure', Miscell. Celt. Soc. 166 w . dá brúgaid 'sa ráith rébaig, Hy Fiach. 260 .