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ferchú

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ferchú or dil.ie/21701

Forms: ffarchon, ferchoin, Ferchon

n n, m. (a corruption of O.Ir. árchú `blood-hound' through influence of 1 fer? cf. ceathrar farchon ag buanchoimhead ann, in a late version of Longas mac nUislenn ZCP ii 144.31 . g p. na mborb ffarchon , 148.22 ) a male hound, a savage hound: in ferchu , RC xliii 98.7 . doroine da ṡaigh ┐ ḟercoin, 96.3 . lēigen fercon dā héill letting slip a hound ZCP xiv 240.13 . n du. da ferchoin , ZCP vi 31.12 . Transf. of a warrior: re feirg bhfearchon, TD 6.12 . As npr. m. LU 6701 . TBC-LL¹ 2893 . g s. Ferchon, 2914 .