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ferdacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ferdacht or dil.ie/21706
Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: ferdhacht, ferthacht, —a

n ā, f. (ferda) ferdhacht, ferthacht, g s. n p. —a, IGT, Decl. § 26 (sometimes wrongly used for feracht, q.v.)

(a) manhood; virility, manliness : la firu ferdacht, la mná mifre, LL 119b18 . fri f.¤ findcháid ` heroism ' Metr. Dinds. iii 164.2 . ge airmid dliged chendachta acan ḟir ar ferrdacht ł ar foruaisle 'though the man may be reckoned to have the rule of headship on account of [his] manhood or on account of superior rank', CL 100 xviii . inghean acc Fionn, fearrdha an bhean, | ... | fearrdhacht ro thríall, tōla tlacht, | ┐ ro thréicc a bandacht, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) ii 110.17 . Cf. fearrdhacht fionnchoir .i. neart eolais O'Cl. manhood, man's estate: aos ógáin, feardhacht ┐ seanórdhacht TSh. 5277 .

(b) the male pudenda: co n-acaidh si fearrdacht a fir, BB 39b55 . Metr. Dinds. iii 156.11 v.l. bandacht na mban et ferdachta na fer, Aisl. Tond. 104.23 = ferrdocht, 130.15 .