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finnfad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. finnfad or dil.ie/22157

 

Forms: findfod, fionnadh

n o, m. (cf. finna) hair (coll., gen. of hair on body), fur: findfod , Corm. Y 242 . iss ed ba hetach do f.¤ a chuirp fodessin, LU 1853 ( RC x 50 ). f.¤ a malath their eyebrows Laws iii 354.8 . do tuitim findfaid in fabra eyelashes O'Gr. Cat. 190.25 . do thoirmisc fáis an findfaidh of (superfluous). hairs 178.30 . iar fhendadh ... a fhindfaid dia chind, PH 6578 . is nach ffuil trem chenn | acht fionnfadh gerr glas, Duan. F. i 80.27 . finnfadh a chinn ┐ a ulchan ... ┐ a chuirp archena, Fl. Earls 230.27 . ar bhfuilt nó ar bhfionnfadh do tharraing to tear our hair TSh. 5854 . olann na caorach ... amail ḟinnfadh na rob archena fur Laws iii 376y . étach dognither do fhindfad gabar, PH 454 . findfadh caitt, BB 250b23 . Cóir Anm. 241 . Of a bird's down RC v 199 § 6 . fionnadh, Gen. xxvii 11 ; Exodus xxv 4 ; Levit. xiii 4 , is possibly due to confusion with fionna, see finna.