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Cite this: eDIL s.v. frecomus or


n u, m. (frith-com-mess) lit. `calculating, taking measures against' hence

(a) keeping watch, guarding: f.¤ .i. comét, O'Dav. 922 . ri foraire ┐ ri freccomas i n-iathaib bidbad, LL 171b30 ( CRR 6 ).

(b) query (?) ; reservation, precaution (?) : f.¤ .i. ... fiarfaige, ut est ata dá f.¤ i cairde .i. da fircoimét uais nó da frecmaic isin cairde .i. na garmanna anacail, O'Dav. 922 . f.¤ .i. imcomarc ... atat da freccomus i cairde, H 3.18, 81a ( Phil. Soc. Trans. 209 ). O'Mulc. 594 . atait da recomus [plene] dono a cairde .i. atait da fir-athcomarc uais isin cairde : asbeir in fer cairde ... nacham-beir co haes cairde (.i. do denam fogla) ┐ asbeir o ricc (.i. in baile) in fuil nech do aes cairde taetsat [leg. taet] as ┐ bid anacal doib There are two precautionary questions (?) in a treaty of friendship, the friend says: do not bring me (to plunder) those with whom I have a treaty, and when he reaches (the place) he says are there any with whom there is a treaty [if so] let them come forth and they shall have protection, (in a statement on the legal aspect of plundering persons protected by covenant) H 3.18, p. 262a ( O'Curry 522 ). These exx., in which f.¤ is either plene or with us symbol for ultimate, do not support Mac Neill's plausible emendation, frecmarc, Ériu xi 115 .