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ferbolg

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ferbolg or dil.ie/21698

n o, m. lit. `man-bag' a bag; satchel, or pouch (for chess-men?): fidchell ... clár n-argit ┐ fir óir ... ┐ ferbolg di figi rond crédumae, LU 10808 . f.¤ fichilli, D IV 2, 63rb47 . Of a physician's bag: f.¤ fo coim gach fir, TBC-LL¹ 5498 St. a coimeta leghis, as iat na ferbolga, 5509 St. (hence, apparently: fearbholga .i. máilíneadha little bags O'Cl.) A sheath? claidbi órduirn ... bar a cressaib, go ferbolgaib argit, TBC-LL¹ 4397 = claideb ōrduirn foa choim cech ḟir, ferbolc impu cotici a ndī aithircc, TBC-I¹ 2852 (fearbholga .i. brísde, O'Cl., may be due to a misunderstanding of the latter ex.). cloidhmhe ... co bferbolccaibh leó, TBC-LL¹ 5517 St. (hence, apparently: fearbholga .i. trúaille; cloidhmhe go bfear bholgaibh .i. go dtruaillibh, O'Cl.).