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2 ferb

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Forms: fearba

n [ā, f.] (see RC viii 498 , xxv 282 and JCS ii 114 ) a blister (raised on the face by satire or moral blemish): f.¤ .i. bolg do cuirethar in duine fora gruadaibh iar n-aír no iar ngúbreith, Corm. Y 584 . fearb .i. bolg fhásas ar aghaidh, O'Cl. fearb .i. bolg, Lec. Gl. 157 . co tuidhich fuil cridhe crōdhai | f.¤ for gruaidhe, Arch. iii 295.20 . ferb bolc ut dicitur turcbait ferba fora gruadaib iar cílbrethaib LU 790 ( ACC 52 ). comdar ferba fulachta for a gruaide iar cil-brethaib, Laws iv 14.30 (glossed: na bolga 16.6 ). fearba ib. 16.2 (see on these passages, Bergin, Ériu xii 199 ). Cf. fearb (fearbh v.l.) gaoithe (gh. v.l.) `blast of wind' Ir. Monthly 1923, 642 § 22 (poem of 13th or 14th cent.), perh. a fig. use of this word.

3 ferb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 ferb or dil.ie/21693

Forms: fearb, feirb, ferbbai, ferbaib

n o n., later a, f. Ériu I 167 n. 14 , ZCP liii 189 n. 29 (<Lat. verbum; the Ir. gender may be due to influence of 1 ferb(b), 2 ferb, Ériu I 167 , see also Celtica vi 233 n. 1 ) a word (poet.): `ferbb' briathar, ut est: ro fess is fas fenechas i condeilg ferbb ṅDe ACC 52 (Rawl). Corm. Y 584 . ferb ... a verbo .i. uerbum, ut dicitur: ... a fir ... gnath ferb is olcc dart belaib ACC 52 . fearb .i. briathar, O'Cl. Lec. Gl. 157 . briathar ferbh a hainm (sic leg.) Met. Gl., Ff. 14 . fearb .i. briathor KZ xxiii 83.2 . a s. faig feirb fithir `the teacher said the word' ACC § 52 ( LU. 785 ). g s. bat comaltach ferbbai fri n-oithib `fulfil the word given on oath' Ériu viii 173.15 . pl. ni saigh rí ní frisna haigither act cia thochmustar fri ferbaib file ..., Ériu xiii 13.27 (= fri ferba filed .i. ... asa briathraibh, O'Dav. 1550 ). cf. a A. ara ḟessear marfodhla fearba fileadh feid thou shouldst know the great divisions of the words of poets IT iii 50 = Ériu xiii 25.17 . tola fearba filed (.i. imat briathar filit ogam) ZCP xvii 269.1 . na ferba filed-sa, inand són ┐ na breath- focla briathar MR 126.18 . amail rochuala D. na ferba follscaidhe-si do rādh, Anecd. ii 72.1 . dar fearba fis 68.5 . credis ... ferpo Finn RC xi 129.9 . mad iar ferbaib firamraib berlai ... nó is fas fénechas ic ferbaib Dé LU 788 ( ACC 52 ). fria ferbaib Athairni RC xxiv 280.16 . Cf. secht ṁbenna buana, búaid f.¤, | forsin chaindelbrau cruanderg SR 4341 (glory of words? but possibly = 1 ferb, the `benna' of the candlestick suggesting horns of cattle). Ferp Cluche 'lit. word of (the) contest' (name of the stone also called Fál on Tara Hill), Ériu vi 134 (De Shíl Chonairi Móir) , l 167 .

Compd.: fer ferbglan pure of word Dinds. 160 .