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fírinnech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fírinnech or dil.ie/22204

 

adj o-ā

(a) true, veracious: co f.¤ verily, in truth LB 133a2 . compar. ni is firindige , Corm. Y 32 . Adv. go f.¤ truly CCC 73.13 .

(b) genuine, real: eaglas ḟ.¤ , Ó Héodhusa 33 . aithrighe ḟírindech, BCC § 236 . don aithrighe fhírinnigh ┐ bhréige, TSh. 4411 .

(c) trustworthy, reliable: as fírinneach an rádh faithful is the saying (Gk. πιστός) 1 Timothy i 15 (1681 ; [ata] an rádhsa f.¤ , 1602 ). Superl. gurab iad is firinnighi dhírghe neimhfhealltaighi ... fon doman, Fl. Earls 92.22 . is í sin céadfaidh is fírinnighe, Keat. ii 557 .