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fainne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fainne or dil.ie/21133

Forms: fainne

n , f. (fann) weakness: in tan tainic fainde don Trae when Troy became weak Aen. 77 . tainigc trā faindi do C., BColm. 96.4 . is é domrad hi faindi, Ériu iv 158.8 . ar fainde ┐ enirte a irse, PH 5328 . g s. cen chuit fainne , Fél., May 17 . la taidbsin fainni ... i n-aimsir clainni Saúil showing signs of weakness SR 6547 (cf. 2 Reg. iii 1 ). fis foindi no amneirt, Laws iii 270.2 . Cf. fainne i. aineolas foghlama ignorance of learning O'Cl. (see 2 fann). Fig. Mo Eochaid Timine ... mo faindi mo eascaine, Leb. Cert. 200.6 (= faíne, LL 386a44 ).

fáinne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fáinne or dil.ie/21134
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: fánne, fáinneadha, fáinnidhe, ḟáinne

n io, m.

(a) A ring; a finger-ring: fánni óir im cach mér da meraib, LL 267a48 ( MU² 708 ). do bhean P. a ḟainne dá láimh, Gen. xli 42 . an f.¤ cluaise ear-ring xxiv 30 . n a p. tucait cucu a fánne ┐ a falge ┐ a fornasca, TBC-LL¹ 65 . is ré n-a linn do cuireadh fáinneadha óir ar ghlacaibh na n-uasal ar dtús, Keat. ii 2051 . fáinnidhe, Exodus xxv 27 . g p. re ceard ḟáinne n-óir, TD 29.16 .

(b) A ringlet, curl: f.¤ fuilt, O'Gr. Cat. 472.24 (wrongly expld. Manners and Customs iii 169 ). ar bharr na bhfáinneadh bhfíar, IGT, Decl. ex. 126 . céad fáinne fád bhráighid, Dánta Gr. 13.16 .

(c) Of an estuary (?): a Éirne ... tred ghlanbhun go ngormfháinne, Giolla Brighde 40 § 3 .