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fairche

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fairche or dil.ie/21146

n , f. (Mid. Ir. form of O. Ir. parche < parūchia) a parish, or monastic diocese , used in wide sense of the sphere of authority or influence of a particular cleric, and esp. of the ecclesiastical district or group of monasteries ruled by the same abbot (see Plummer, V. SS. Hib. i p. cxii ) : cech apstal ina ḟairche ndílis fodessin, LB 153a48 . fairchi iarthair Midhi do chur le cathair Cluana maic Nóis `the diocese of Westmeath' RC xviii 291 (Tig.) = do roinnedh fairce ceall Fer Mide ar dhó etir Epscop Cluana muc Nois ┐ Epscop Cluana Iraird, CS 1107 . dona faircheadhaibh nó dona dioséisibh is da dteorannaibh amhail do horduigheadh san tSeanadh so Rátha Breasail, Keat. iii 4715 . Fairche Thuama `the see of Tuaim' 4737 . o Eirne go Sionainn suairc | f.¤ mo chiosa the district of my tribute (of St. Maedóc) BNnÉ 238.18 . báoi gnathughadh oc Ciaran fora mhancaibh gusan fairci bai léo, 108.36 . Banba ben C[h]uinn chédchathaig | don bannaeimh as í as fairche Banba (i.e. Ireland) is the saint's diocese (of Gobnat) ZCP xiii 19.24 . In loose sense a territory, district, etc. : for fairchi in arathair ploughing-field Fél. 72.22 . fairche faltshoilse th'fhuinn ghloin, Measgra D. 50.23 . sgotha fíona in gach f.¤ , Content. xxx 11 . falamh gach f.¤ (gl. fásach gacha fearainn) Ó Bruad. iii 178 .

See pairche.