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fíanas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fíanas or dil.ie/21953

Forms: fiannsa, fiansa

n u, m. the profession of a roving hunter and warrior ; military service in a `fían' ; warfare as a calling (esp. of roving, or irregular warfare) : ba leo fianus fer Fail fri laim cach rig military service RC v 198.15 . sóifid fiannas i cella `championship will turn to [monks'] cells' xxvi 40 § 213 . cet[h]arda fobera fiannas do duine .i. doimairg cricha, ... etirdiben soegol, etc. ZCP iii 453.12 . cach i [sic leg.] fiannas (sign of end of world) viii 196 § 16 . doluid Creidne ... for fiannas do ḟogail a hathar, Rawl. 143a31 . g s. fri fiannsa feba, ACL iii 298 § 67 . ar fiansa feib, Ériu ix 146 § 9 . diar cechaing fri fiansa fecht `on soldier-service' Metr. Dinds. iv 326.5 . rofích F. fichit catha ... la fiansa feirt, LL 23a11 . lúth fiansa, TBC-LL¹ 5740 . i n-urd fiansae, Ériu viii 173.1 . dord fiansa, Acall. 761 , 881 (see 1 dord). asnad fianso, ZCP xiii 262.11 (defined Corm. Y 562 : ba hesnad ainm in chiuil dignitis na fianae uman bfulacht fiansae). pl. (in concrete sense) Nuadu ... forfich fiansa who conquered warrior-bands Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 40 § 13 = Rawl. 115a44 .