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1 fidrad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fidrad or dil.ie/22029

Forms: fidraid, fidradaibh

n o, n. later m. (also ā, f. ) coll. (fid.). The fem. collective may be a later formation, the old word being a noun of nature or material like clesrad, samrad (see Thurn. on echrad, KZ xlviii 64 ).

(a) trees, a wood: fo ḟ.¤ Pardois SR 1340 . fri f.¤ , 1390 . Fig. for f.¤ n-ais `a wood of age' RC xxvi 28.111 . pl. tibit fidraid `woods smile' 32.152 . Transf. of branches, etc.: fiodhradh bile, TD 29.30 . fiodhradh feóir `grassy stalks' ib. 9 . Gen. of trees regarded as timber: do fidrud saindil Secheim of Shechem wood SR 4224 . d'f.¤ [figrad v.l.] na ruadrama ` handles ' CCath. 2794 . ni deligthe acht a rusclána ria fidradh (of the timber of ships) 1911 . do buain fhidhraid ┐ adhbair loingis, L. Chl. S. § 9 . crann mór d'aoinfhiodhraidh áluinn (of a flagstaff) GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 102 . do chaoilḟíodhraidh, ML 76.2 . pl. cona fidradaibh brec-rin[n]ta forta, CCath. 5463 (of arrows; `barbs ' ? Stokes, but perh. part of shaft).

(b) letters (of alphabet): da chomfhuaim fhidraid two alliterating words Auraic. 5363 . ēcomuaim fidraid breaking of alliteration 5217 . co n-imuaim fidraig, IT iii 29.12 . f.¤ cubaid harmonious lettering, harmony of letters, alliteration betw. final word of a stanza and the first accented word of the follg. one Fél. 14.30 ; also called f.¤ freccomail (.i. occomol a deirid fri tossach [ar]aile iar fedaib), IT iii 30.27 . Cf. fidhradh .i. culadh, O'Curry 147 (< H 3.18, 652 ).

(c) signification (?), explanation (?): atchonnarc aislingthi ... in fitir nech úaib a ḟ.¤ ? RC xiii 72.18 . is dorcha a f.¤ inn airchedail, Ériu v 32.7 .

Cf. figrad.