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? 1 fuba(e)

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Forms: fubad, fubai

n io, n. later m. (vn. of fo-ben). In late texts sometimes spelt fubad. The act of attacking, being on the offensive; harming, affecting injuriously:

(a) In Laws text freq. in expression: f.¤ ┐ ruba attack and defence. Applied to compulsory military service within the territory; the `fuba' consisted in withstanding pirates and horse-thieves and hunting wolves: dlighidh in flaith cēilsine ... fri dāil fri digail, fri rubu fri fuba, Laws ii 268.17 ( ZCP xiv 364 ). fuba ┐ ruba, Laws i 156.28 ; 230.22 , v 308.17 . na tri fuba .i. fodiuba im loingsechaib ┐ im echtādait ┐ im macu tiri, i 160.1 Comm ., cf. iii 22.17 . fri fubu .i. fri luingsecha ┐ ecthaighe ┐ macu tire, ii 270.5 Comm . fri f.¤ fri ruba, iii 22.5 . Cf. freccuir cach domaine do fuba fri flaith ib. 11 . duine ... ris nách eidir fubu na rubu a ferainn do denum, iv 132.28 Comm .

(b) of the maleficent practice of magic: f.¤ n-imda (.i. pisoca isin lepuidh ... .i. a ben do breith uadh .i. cona bi tualuing lanamnus) ` bed-witchcraft ' Laws i 176.3 (180.24) ; cf. f.¤ co fessaib ... .i. a leamad nó pisoga do [dénum dó], O'Dav. 930 . fīr fogearrta ... .i. issed doni fīr geindtlide dib f.¤ do breith chucu (i.e. the employment of `fuba' in a legal ordeal makes it pagan in character ?) Laws v 472.23 Comm.

(c) in wider sense: cen f.¤ ngalair `injury from disease' Laws ii 248.27 . leth-cumal a fuba fiadnaise no cranncor (= tampering with) H 3.17, c. 477 ( O'D. 641 ). fubadh cetmuinnterais .i. diulta dó da cetmuinntir uais gan a tabairt, no gan a riachtanas a leas do tabairt di a n-aimsir a heslaint[e], O'Curry 2308 ( Eg. 88 f.23b ). f.¤ sailech injuring a willow ZCP xii 366.13 ( PRIA xxxvi C 310 ). cf. f.¤ .i. crécht, O'Cl. fubhai (.i. dorchadus) for rendaib, ZCP ix 170.29 . cland Chlothrand is na Find co fubaib, LL 138a6 . ? ni fubai dam ... olda duitsiu (= it will do me as little harm as you) LL 108a6 ( RC xiv 402 . by Meyer Fianaig. Gloss. s.v. fo-ben taken as 2 s. subj. of that verb).

(d) in gramm. or prosody a defect, a fault: cen fubae without flaw (of speech) Sg. 26a8 . Dia Dia .i. Dia do rāda oenfecht nir ba lōr ... uair no ḟāsḟad f.¤ icon ḟilid gaedelach de ┐ rogair ... ainmm in ḟuba sin, LB 238[d]b60 . (of a metre:) ni f.¤ a ngairit ara binnus ┐ ara segdacht la cach the short [line] is not [counted as] a defect, because of its sweetness, etc. IT iii 27.21 . Auraic. 5459 . cf. ni fuba don eolach ┐ is fubu don aneoluch, BB 305b42 ( ZCP xix 197 ). má tá fubadh nó fuilledh `blemish or excess' O'Gr. Cat. 137.3 (scribal note).