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flescach

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(1 flesc)

I adj o-ā in various senses of flesc. Abounding in shoots or branches (freq. epithet of woods) : fid fand f.¤ , Anecd. i 54 § 34 . fiod f.¤ , K. and H. 29 ( ZCP iii 457 ). fid ... fleascach fann, Ériu iv 156.21 . fidh flesgach, ZCP vii 303x . la folucht fianclar f.¤ , ZCP xiii 276.10 . mualach ... f.¤ fērach osier-bearing (?) Corm. Y 944 . Made of twigs or wattles: ina churach f.¤ fann, RC xvii 175 (Tig.). na fianḟlescaig fo thuga `hunting-booths of osier' Metr. Dinds. iii 112.31 . Of hair : folt fand f.¤ , LU 4231 ( SG 83 ), cf. LU 3639 quoted under 1 flesc (a). Having lines or strokes: ficheall chorrfhleasgach `a smoothlined chessboard' Studies 1923, 599 . gair na mbleige [ = mbleidhe] fleasgach fionn decorated with lines (?) Rel. Celt. ii 286.7 . Cf. leasgach (leg. flescach ? flescán v.l.), name of a drinking-horn , Acall. 147 .

II adj Youthful (cf. 1 flesc c) : f.¤ no maothcnesach, Auraic. 610 v.l.

III n o, m.

(a) a rod or stick (?) : f.¤ ┐ emnad ┐ cairced acon timpanach, Manners and Customs 363 n . H 3.18 f. 87 ( O'Curry 154 ).

(b) techn. term in laws for a certain kind of minor, of lowly origin and status, a lad under 17 years ; expl. as a lad who had a `flesc' (in lieu of a spear ?) : is e fleascach indsen .i. is aici bis in fleasc bundsaidi no no diubraiges hi, O'Curry 559 . Cóic Con. p. 69 n . urc[h]or flescaig, is eiside mac bundsaige, Laws iv 138.16 . secht fflesgaig focerdtha flesg tar [nai fótu], Ériu xiii 46.23 = Ériu xi 45.6 . tomus airchinn cethrib forrgib | co n-aurchur flescaich, PRIA xxxvi C 16. 311 ( ZCP xii 366.21 ). fleasgach (one of the `fodla febe') .i. fleasgas na heocho, O'Curry 213 (< H 3.18, 110 = Laws v 78 ). na tri flescaidh, a tri n-eneclainne screpall, da screpall, tri screpaill ... ; a tri n-aosa, ocht mbliadna .x. mbliadna ┐ 2 bliadain .x. laithe aicenta faosum cach fir dona flescachaib ... na flescaidh ┐ na fir miudba ar aois ┐ indracus aithfegar eneclann doib a n-aois ┐ a n-indracus a sealb ┐ a tochas. uair mic daoine ndereoil iatsiad [sic O'C.] nachit graidh ┐ dina direnar ina hincaibh graidh ┐ nach rofes gradha a n-athar nach a senathar, O'Curry 1266 (< H 3.18, 512 - 13 ). otha f.¤ co ruice righ, O'Curry 866 ( H 3.18, 390 ). cia mac is lughu eneclann dona macaib ? .i. fleascach, Ir. Recht 22 § 22 Comm. (text has : mac nad mug na manach na dirrenar a inchuib athar na fine na aitte a boy who is neither a serf, a monk [i.e. bound to lord or monastery] and for whom fine is not paid according to the status of father, tribe or fosterer).

(c) later in wider sense ; complimentary epithet of a warrior or chief : do bhíodh ... fleasc fá láimh gacha taoisigh ..., is uaidh sin adeirthear fleascach uasal ré ceann buidhne anois, Keat. ii 294 (see 1 flesc, e). A stripling: go ffacamar ... fleasgach óg dēidgheal, Duan. F. ii 352 § 59 . f.¤ eladna a student (of literature, music, etc.) : flesgach ealadhna do muinntir Dhálaigh `graduate in science' ALC ii 450 (1582) . Cf. ... filidhe | flatha is fleasgaidh ealadhna, le haghaidh aiste a dhéanamh, Iar Conn. 291 (early 19th cent.).

1 mual?

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Forms: m.

n ar múal in Maige (: fúal), Metr. Dinds. iii 454 ; quoted by O'Cl. with gl.: mual .i. mullach top, highest part . m.¤ ` top or summit of a hill ', O'R. Poems Cf. 3 muad and mualach .

mualach

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n m. a bog or swamp ? m.¤ .i. seiscend, ut dixit Rechtgal ó Siadhail: Slicht a dā gai tria cach m.¤ | cuanach flescach fērach, Corm. Y 944 ; quoted also by O'Cl. with gl.: m.¤ .i. seisgeann. m.¤ `a way, passage ', O'R. Poems Cf. mian mualacháin doircheacht, Hard. ii 404.20 .