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? ecairc

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adj baí cend airech for airbirt | for ar sithbe ba hecairc, ZCP viii 333.14 = bae cenn airech ar arfeirt | for ar sithbi bae egaircc, Rawl. 158.2 = bái cend airech for airbirt | acht ar sithbe ba begairc, LL 331c21 = bai ceand airech for ar firt | for ar sithbib ar hegcirt (.i. egem ┐ ag), BB 153b36 = bai cend airem for ar feirt | for ar sithbi ba heiceirt, ZCP xiv 58 . Cf. also CRR § 56 . Possibly éc-airc death-strait .

feirt

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x see 2 firt.

1 fert

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Forms: feurt, fert, feirt, firt, Fiurt, Firt, feart, firt, feart, fearta, feart, ferta

n o, n. (later m.): n s. feurt, Trip. 317.19 . fert mbecc, 138.20 . See also Fert n-Aífe, Fert n-Ailbi, Hog. Onom. g s. feirt , AU 862 . firt, Laws iv 214.4 . i Fiurt Sciach, TBC-LL¹ 5714 = i Firt S., 5720 . feart (m.) IGT, Decl. § 90 (mixed decl.; d s. firt, feart; g s. n a p. fearta (for gs. see BNnÉ 271.7 cited below); g p. feart).

A mound or tumulus: gl. tumulum ( Eclog. v 42 ) Thes. ii 46.361 . Esp. a mound over a burial-place , often of great size, hence common in place-names (freq. folld. by gen. of npr.); the tumulus of Dowth in Co. Meath is called uam ḟeirt Boadan AU 862 . Cf. sepelierunt eas ... et fecerunt fossam rotundam [in] similitudinem fertae, quia sic faciebant [Scotici] homines et gentiles. Nobiscum hautem reli[c] uocatu[r], id est reliquiae, et feurt, Ardm. 12b1 ( Trip. 317 ), and (description of burial-customs:) fert óen-doruis d'ḟir ... f.¤ co ndib dorsib for mnai, | ferta cen dorsi drena | for maccu for ingena, Metr. Dinds. iv 152 (quoted by Keat., TSh. 5766 , who explains `fert' as `mion-ráth'; the reading of LL 200b58 substitutes `ráth' for `fert'), from which it appears that the `fert' was often a chambered tumulus. Hence by glossators expld. as a burial-place: f.¤ .i. adnacul, Corm. Y 638 . ferta .i. adnacal, O'Mulc. 523 . f.¤ .i. ulad cumdachta O'Dav. 961 . feart .i. uagh, O'Cl. In older texts distinguished from `lecht' q.v., but later used in general sense of grave (esp. in poetic usage) and of Christian burial . rolād ... a gāir guba ┐ a ḟ.¤ ┐ a lia, Ériu i 121 . adbath F.¤ andsin. Ro claidead a leacht ┐ ro laigeadh a feart, RC xxiv 184.15 . a lecht ┐ a ḟeart a n-aenecht, BB 62a2 . ní fil ... cnoc ... nach f.¤ ríg, LU 2889 . cor clasta a fert, 10738 . clada[i]r a f.¤ sátir a lia scribthair a ainm n-ogaim, 5704 = TBC-I¹ 1230 . adhlaicthear mise san bfeart | ┐ clochtar ann mo leacht, IT 112 145.584 . dentar m'ḟ.¤ ┐ m'adhnacul, Acall. 6076 . os cenn m'ferta 'san cill, BNnÉ 271.7 . uaigh nó feart talmhan do dhéanamh go bhfad ┐ go leithead an chuirp, ... ┐ carn cloch do chor ós a chionn, dá ngairthí leacht, mar atá feart Mhaothagáin i nUíbh F., TSh. 5756 . pl. (?) ferta fenned, LB 140b55 ( Hom. Leg. 81 = fertadh feineadh, B. Fermoy 103b , see under fertad). A mound (for spectators to sit or stand on?) at an `oenach' or assembly: clad firt (.i. in oenaig) `the ditch of a fair-green' Laws iv 220.9 ; 22 . denam oenaig (.i. a claide ┐ a ferta), i 156.28 ; 160.1 urba in berna (.i. suidech na Taillten .i. inad da cuailli dec) i f.¤ aireach, v 474.12 ; 476.14 . ro cechladar fert fōtmaig fo suigiu a taīsich, TBC-I¹ 3144 . Conchobar ... is hē desid forsin fert fotmaig, 3177 . ro clas fert fodbuigh dia pubaill ar in ard a mound of sods was dug for [the king's] tent Anecd. ii 77.10 . A mound or dyke used as a boundary-mark: tellach cille tar a f.¤ (.i. tar firt a mūir no a caisil), Laws v 210.6 . rath no feart no secib duae (as boundary-marks) iv 144.16 Comm . do luid tar feart a ced-teallaig (.i. tar clad in fearaind), 8.18 ; 10.6 . O'Dav. 968 (a céttechta). tar ferann in ti eirges as a firt, Laws iv 126.15 Comm. as a firt .i. as a ferann, 42.21 Comm . Cf. feart .i. fearann, O'Cl. Freq. in place-names, see Hog. Onom. s.v. Fert . Ath da Ḟert, TBC-LL¹ 2817 = A. Da Ḟertai (ferta LU) TBC-I¹ 2135 . Damhliac na Ferta, AU 1090 . COMPDS. feartmagh .i. fearannmagh, O'Cl. Cf. also feartlaoidh grave-lay, epitaph in mod. poetry, e.g. Aodhagán Ó Rathaille ITS iii2 158 .

2 fert

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[n ā, f. ] a shaft or pole (?) (`axletree', O'Curry, MS Glossary), used apparently like `fertas' of the hind-poles projecting from a chariot: a brat itir di fert in charpaid siar IT ii2 242.18 . cumraigis [in dam allaid] itir dia ḟeirt in charpait, TBC-I¹ 690 = da fert LU. itir di fert in charpait 703 (YU). bae cenn airech air ar feirt, | for ar sithbi bae egairc, Rawl. 158.2 = for ar firt, BB 153b36 , for airbirt, LL 331c21 . ZCP viii 333.14 (but latter reading unmetrical). ? COMPD.: fert-bacán: a hook or fixture of some kind attached to the `fert' of a chariot when unyoked , as a stay or rest (?): cengailter na heich ┐ cuiriter na carb(ait) et a f.¤—bacana iaraind arna cairbth[e]chaibh nach scailedh RC xi 319.32 (cf. ceangoilter ar bfrithbhacain iarnoidhe ar na carbaduibh, ZCP x 290.25 .

1 fertas

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Forms: fersat, —aid, fearsaid, fertas, fertais, feirtse, fertais, fertsi, feirsti, fersde, fertse, fertsi, feirtsi, feirstte, fertas, fersad, feirtsib, fersib, fertas, f., fersad, feartas

n ā, f. (cf. 2 fert ?) in late Mid. Ir. by metathesis also fersat, —aid ; mod. fearsaid ` spindle .' n s. fertas, LU 5250 = fertais, TBC-I¹ 773 . g s. feirtse, Laws iv 108.6 Comm. a du. eter di fertais , LU 5066 . n p. fertsi, LU 8595 . TBC-I¹ 2512 . feirsti, Mart. Don. 154.14 . fersde, TBC-I¹ 2580 . a p. fertse LU 5260 . fertsi, 5252 . feirtsi, TBC-I¹ 2506 . feirstte, ZCP x 283.21 . g p. fertas, LU 5251. 5258 . fersad, ZCP viii 539y . d p. feirtsib, Alex. 232 . fersib, TBC-I¹ 2549 . A pole or stake , esp.

(a) a shaft attached to a chariot and possibly also a spoke ; occas. translated `axle,' a rendering based on O'Mulc. 524 (cited below) and on Lat. axis in Colgan's Trias Thaum. p. 390a , corresponding to feirsti an carpait, Mart. Don. 154.14 ; but the word is pl. in the latter passage, and in the majority of exx. `fertas' is used in dual or plural of a single chariot. The word may have been used both of shaft and axletree (see PICCS XIII 281 , but chariot-pole according to Greene, The Iron Age in the Irish Sea Province 67 , and swingletree according to Sayers, Études Celt. xxi 176 ). The f.¤ could be of holly-wood : na fertse cuilinn, TBC-I¹ 784 . Cf. cuilenn ? fer for araili inn sin, ┐ feirse carpaid, Laws iv 150.2 ; of [plated with (?)] metal : co ḟeirtsib ... óir ┐ argaid, Alex. 232 . in carpat co fersib credumaib, TBC-I¹ 2549 . Cf. 2331 . a charpat ... cona ḟeirtsib findruine, RC xliii 62.25 . In the follg. exx. the word seems used of a chariot-shaft projecting either in front of the chariot or more often behind : ech ... fil do desḟertais in charpait, LU 10207 (obviously a front-shaft). The f.¤ was attached to the chariot-frame : (all that remained of a chariot :) bass dina fertsib immon creitt, TBC-LL¹ 6070 (but cf. the parallel passages : bas dona fertsaibh im in roth, H, Add. ; dorn dona fersib imon droch, TBC-I¹ 3639 ; the prep. imm may mean here `on both sides of' or `including'). fertsi crúadi colgdirgi (dist. from droch, roth, all, sithbe, cuing), LU 9261 . A person could sit on it : co n-accai ... in n-aenmnaí for fertais in charpait, TBC-LL¹ 202 (but the sense is not clear). It could be detached and used as a pole for other purposes : domroched f.¤ mo charpait co ro ḟromur in n-áth give me the shaft ... that I may test the (depth of the) ford RC xiv 422.17 . cid nach srengai feirtsi in charpait fom thaib ┐ mo ḟogaimen fom chind co rocodlaind colleic? TBC-I¹ 2506 (where the `feirtsi' and `fogaimen' seem converted into a kind of litter) = scaroidh feirstte ┐ forgeime mu charboitt fum, ZCP x 283.21 . scar dam fortcha ┐ forgemen mo charpait fóm, TBC-LL¹ 3285 . Animals could be attached to the `fertse' behind : gebis da n-ag ... ceṅglais d'fertsib ┐ d'ithisib ┐ d'iallaib in charpait, TBC-LL¹ 1324 (= cumraigis itir dia ḟeirt , TBC-I¹ 690 , see 2 fert). teilcid [in ngai] a ndiaid A. co ndechaid tresin milco[i]n bui eter da fertas in carpait, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 34.10 . Further exx. : forrurim a láim eter di fertais in carpait, co mmebaid in carbat, LU 5066 . ar samailtur nime [ = ar insamlaiter nemed, SM Facs. 5b ] fri beusa carpuit (.i. cach tuidme tuidhmes nech docum in carpait do dul ind is uad uatuasluices feirtsi in carpuit ┐ a rothae), O'D. 508 (< H 3.17, 413 ; cf. Laws iv 374.27 Comm. ). da n-impōind m'aigid ... noragdais fersde charpait triam chūlmuinēl, TBC-I¹ 2580 . rogab in cú fertais in charpait fo Ailill ... is and donáraill F. ara Aililla ... corrala a cholaind for leth ┐ co ro an a chend i fertais in charpait, IT i 106.1 ( ScM. 19 ). is mo chend-sa ... imcoicertár ... eter fertsib [ferstib v.l.] carpat, BDD 81 . cor ránic [in snechta] ... co fertsib carpat, LL 264a33 ( MU² 307 ). Acall. 3510 . gia ra-thiasmáis i ndib carptib and ... ní rossed crú nā roth nā fonnud nā f.¤ dib [lár], TBC-LL¹ 5865 . in tan romebsat da fhertais in carpait, Lism. L. 3498 = fracte sunt due rote currus V. SS. Hib. i 102.32 . brisitt feirsti an carpait do bí faoi, acus gach uair da ndaingnighthi iad an tan do teigheadh P. is in carpat do brisdis doridhisi, Mart. Don. 154.14 . The gloss : fertais carpuit quia uertitur cum rota , O'Mulc. 524 (= spoke ?) may be due to freq. association of the word with `roth,' cf. TBC-LL¹ 5865 and TBC-I¹ 3639 quoted above. Or does it imply that the word was applied to an external projection of the axle? Fig. of a hero ? f.¤ búada for a blai `chariot-pole of victory' Metr. Dinds. ii 80 (but the expression may refer to the rath of Alend, cf. Acall. 4114 quoted s.v. 2 fertas).

(b) a stick used for winding or spinning yarn, etc. a spindle: f.¤ snimae quia uertitur digitis , O'Mulc. 524 . fersad (gl. fusus), Ir. Gl. 568 . feartas n-olla (n s.) `a spindle full of woollen yarn' Laws v 214.18 Comm. ni tabair acht ... fertais, ii 378.28 Comm . damna feirtse `the makings of a spindle (of wool)' iv 108.6 Comm . damna teora fertas 116.9 Comm .

(c) of other objects : a spike projecting from a horizontal cooking-spit (?) : Fulacht na morrigna ... tricha bir do bid ass ┐ tricha drol ┐ tricha fertas ` spindles ' Celt. Rev. viii 74 = Mackinnon Cat. 133 . A rung (of a ladder) : a ḟeartais āraid (leg. feartas : cleachtus), IT iii 85 § 84 . a ḟeartais abraind, 102 § 189 ( fertas, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 70 ) = Bruchst.. i § 83 , 86 (where Meyer reads : a f.¤ a broinn. Used contemptuously of a person). COMPD. ¤lorg a mace, club: fertas-lorcc iaraind, TBC-LL¹ 5529 St. Cf. lorg-fertas.

fíanas

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Forms: fiannsa, fiansa

n u, m. the profession of a roving hunter and warrior ; military service in a `fían' ; warfare as a calling (esp. of roving, or irregular warfare) : ba leo fianus fer Fail fri laim cach rig military service RC v 198.15 . sóifid fiannas i cella `championship will turn to [monks'] cells' xxvi 40 § 213 . cet[h]arda fobera fiannas do duine .i. doimairg cricha, ... etirdiben soegol, etc. ZCP iii 453.12 . cach i [sic leg.] fiannas (sign of end of world) viii 196 § 16 . doluid Creidne ... for fiannas do ḟogail a hathar, Rawl. 143a31 . g s. fri fiannsa feba, ACL iii 298 § 67 . ar fiansa feib, Ériu ix 146 § 9 . diar cechaing fri fiansa fecht `on soldier-service' Metr. Dinds. iv 326.5 . rofích F. fichit catha ... la fiansa feirt , LL 23a11 . lúth fiansa, TBC-LL¹ 5740 . i n-urd fiansae, Ériu viii 173.1 . dord fiansa, Acall. 761 , 881 (see 1 dord). asnad fianso, ZCP xiii 262.11 (defined Corm. Y 562 : ba hesnad ainm in chiuil dignitis na fianae uman bfulacht fiansae). pl. (in concrete sense) Nuadu ... forfich fiansa who conquered warrior-bands Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 40 § 13 = Rawl. 115a44 .

2 firt

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n wrench, jerk, violent effort (?) : in f.¤ doniat na cethra ac soudh, Laws v 270.9 (gl. on : fourt cethra ac touth 268.21 ; ` heap, afterbirth (?)' Gloss.). co tart feirt for a láma ┐ co robris in ceṅgul bói for a láma, Dinds. 155 ( LL 160a49 ). Cf. feirtche.