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franc, frangc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. franc, frangc or dil.ie/24241

 

Forms: Fraincc, Frainc, Affrainc, francamhus, f., -uis

n o, m. In the exx. earlier than the 12th cent. it seems a book-word, from Beda, Isidore etc. a Frank, later a Frenchman: Francus o tát Frainc, LL 142b27 (Dublitir ua Huathgaile) = Rawl. 77a4 . ni Fraṅc forbbaig act is Conall Grant, LL 183b52 . pl. Fraincc Patraic `P.'s Franks' Trip. 104.31 ( Francc, 1183 ). Frainc, Auraic. 224 = Affrainc, 2540 (YBL). Fraingc (i.e. the Normans) AU 1072 ( ii 24 ). flaithius Franc, Anecd. iii 66 (< Beda). [Lothar] for Franccaib `L. reigning over the Franks' SR 2371 . do Frangcaib a chenél, Lat. Lives 87 (of St. Martin, the Lat. has [S]abariae Pannoniae oppido oriundus fuit parentibus non infimis). fri Frangcaib ┐ fri Lochlannaib tarrustaír i farrad Césair, CCath. 1307 . a Ffrangcaibh in France Duan. F. i 5.2 = ii 344 . ba do [F]raṅccaib ... Conces `C. was of the Franks' (i.e. Patrick's mother) Hy ii Comm. ( Thes. ii 309.19 ). For further exx. see Onom.

Compds. ¤amus : cia airm itát fraṅcamais mo thige ? ar Conchobar, RC xiv 426 ( LL 111a36 ) ; `strong soldiers' Stokes, suggesting derivation either from O.W. franc mod. ffranc `a youth' or from O.N. frakkr `fortis' ; Plummer suggests A.S. franca `spear' ; the meaning may be `Frankish' or `foreign,' hence foreign mercenaries . francamhus `a Gaulish mercenary ', Meyer, Misc. Hag. Hib. § 21 . f.¤ [leg. -uis] Medbha, Celt. Rev. iii 130 .

¤bérla the French language: frangcbérla, Maund. 124 . fraingcbhéurla `the French tongue' RSClára 35a .

¤luch a rat (= luch francach) : na franclochaidh ga folach | a n-ardchlochaibh, IGT, Decl. ex. 714 . See also Frainc, Fraingc.