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femm

Cite this: eDIL s.v. femm or dil.ie/21588

 

n (see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 162 ).

(a) some kind of sea-weed (?); the thick stalk of some kinds of brown seaweed (?) : feam cacha trachta ` sea-wrack ' Laws v 482.30 . crim, feam, fiad-ubull, 474.1 . femm a fimbria .i. o luibniu maris. unde dicitur femuir .i. femfēr, Phil. Soc. Trans. 1859, 210 = a fimbria .i. a luibniu .i. mairis ; unde fembur , O'Mulc. 515 . Cf. femm `a long tail ; a sea rod ' P. O'C. cf. 2 fíam;

(b) the membrum virile (?) : feam (gl. mentula), Ir. Gl. 97 .

fem(m)ar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fem(m)ar or dil.ie/21592

 

Forms: fembur

n m. some kind of edible sea-weed or water-weed: fothlac[h]t, femar, BS 116.15 . dorn biroir no femur TBC-I¹ 1169 (= femair LU). glac ḟemar, 2352 . fembur , O'Mulc. 515 (see femm) is prob. the same word.