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ar-fich

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ar-fich or dil.ie/4111

Forms: airgal

v (* air-fich-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 521 )

(a) fights, does battle: arslaidh a n-áthu arfich a ngressu he fights their combats, LU 8313 ( FB 23 ). arfich ó aíb ech ┐ analaib fer, 8347 (ib. 24 ). arfich far n-áthu ┐ far n-irgala, Comp. CC 8.24 (`he wins your (fights in the) fords', Gloss.). fer fiaclach caille, cullach arfich tréd, O'D. 2201 (Nero A vii, 140a). tricha cath ba clothach n-oll / arfich arm Illand ṅgorm, LL 6085 . ardafich he fights (overcomes?) them, ZCP xii 235 § 52 . ? coarfichbem coemchlanna Carpri cosa (rhet.), Corp. Gen. 79.13 .

(b) overcomes, vanquishes: arfiuch fuili `I vanquish blood' (a charm), Thes. ii 249.7 . arfich tola tothlai `that vanquishes urgent desires', Fél. Apr. 15 . arfich gāis gail wisdom overcomes valour, Anecd. iii 13.18 (= Tec. Corm. § 15.2 ). in tṡluaig tictís dia thaichmi / arfigtís a glan-graifni `conquered its bright races', Metr. Dinds. iii 2.7 .

Vn. airgal.