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ferda

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ferda or dil.ie/21705
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: ferrdai, ferdu

adj (ferdae) io-iā (fer) male, masculine, belonging to a man: dund síl ferdu (gl. semen [virile]) Ml. 44a10 . moth .i. cach ferdae, Corm. Bodl. ball f.¤ membrum virile BColm. 94.2 . Corm. Y 865 (ferrda). indsci ferdha ` male gender ' Auraic. 1912 . ro saerad ar choblige fherrdai, PH 5890 . láthar f.¤ , see láthar. tincur fearda (gloss on fertincur), Laws, ii 356.17 Comm. as leis do cuireadh na goill fon arathar & dá ghall ag foirseadh asa ttiaghaibh fearrdha ina ndíaidh scrotums, Éigse xv 23 . techtugud f.¤ male possession (opp. to: t. banda) v 470.14 Comm . na fir i n-ecosc f.¤ ┐ na mná i n-ecosc banda LU 2619 . an feardha ┐ an bannda male and female Numbers v 3 . Manly, virile: fer ferdae, Fél. Feb. 8 . céssad slóig ḟerdai, Feb. 28 . batír ferdai a gníma, LU 4853 = ferrdai TBC-I¹ 365 . ropo f.¤ an comrac, TTr.² 1732 . ro chathaigset co ferrda, PH 6521 . Compar. as superl.: cing as ḟerdu (ferrdu, ferrda, ferdae v.l.), Fél. Aug. 20 . san aois fheardha in manhood TSh. 10245 . As subst. pl., the male pudenda: co fuaratur ferdu fer, Metr. Dinds. iii 156.11 (ferrdacht v.l.). co n-accassa ferda a fir, LL 13a9 . a f.¤ uili, CCath. 2960 . madh fer dotghné soaith for a ferdaib, ZCP vi 258.17 (leg. ferdacht ?).