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1 fern

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Forms: ferna, fern, fernd, fernae, fernai

n ā, f.

(a) an alder-tree: a p. ferna (gl. alnos) Thes. ii 46.33 . fern (one of the `athaig fedha,' plebeian trees) Auraic. 1154 . Laws iv 146.24 . huinnius ┐ f.¤ , LL 275b11 = Mór M. § 11 (ferd v.l.). f.¤ ... is dī dogniter na sgeith, Auraic. 4265 (see below under (b)). fernd, 1169 . g s. cuaillne fernae , Corm. Bodl. s.v. orc trēith . taman ferna, BColm. 86.22 . colba ferna, MacCongl. 97.2 . i mbothán ḟerna, Cog. 92.17 . cep ferna `a log of alder' Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 28.12 . losc ... in fhern is in sciaig, SG 245. 35 .

(b) a shield (made of alder-wood , see Auraic 4265 cited above): sciath ar fern ... air isī in fern adbur in sceith, Auraic. 5536 . fearn .i. sgiath, O'Cl. tar fernn fland, IT i 108.6 . cú ferna fodluigthe shield-cleaving LU 8891 ( FB 68 ). pl. bit fernai fer dlochtai LU 8430 ( FB 29 ). ferna urdlochta .i. scietha bristi, RC xxi 401.18 . ferna tulbochtaib, BDD 35 (U). fir fern `men with shields' MU 22.32 ( LL 265a33 ; cf. MU² 440 , and note). fernaib (.i. sciathaib) ildlochtaib, LU 10376 .

(c) a pole or stake (strictly of alder ?), esp. in phrase: f.¤ siúil a sailyard; a mast: fernn siúil no seól (gl. artimone) Ardm. 189b1 ( Thes. i 498 ). feirn séoil luinge .i. bun an chroinn siúil, O'Cl. do feren seoil luingi S., Aen. 1125 (= malum de nave S., Aeneid v 487 ). feren seoil, Aen. 1131 . ótchondaic ... na seolcrannu ... ┐ na ferna, LL 235b4 ( TTr. 1367 ). Of a tent-pole: atbert ... f.¤ a pupla do ṡadhud, RC xliii 40.25 . ic gabhail férne na pupla don talmain, 42.1 . ro ḟuirim ... an feirn-sin, 42.13 . See fernae.

(d) the letter f: ind ú consain lasin laitneóir is f.¤ ... lasin Gaoidel, Corm. Y 576 . fern dono is o crand rohainmniged , YBL 235a17 = Auraic. 4264 . fearn an tshéimhighthe (i.e. lenited p) IGT, Introd. § 30 . fearn do níthear do .P. ... le séimhiughadh do chur air ib. airdibdad ferna extinction (i.e. lenition ) of f Auraic. 1283 . Cf. masa dairi fede feirn, LL 265a27 ( MU² 426 ).

2 fern

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Forms: ferngnia

n a man (poetic or cryptic term): f.¤ .i. fer, Dúil Laithne 60 ( Goid. 76 ). Cf. ferngnia (= fergnia), O'Dav. 873 .

3 fern

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Forms: fiern

adj (B. na f.) good: f.¤ (.i. cach maith) .i. iarnbelrae no iarmberla innsin, Corm. Y 612 = fiern, LB 267 marg. sup. (the gloss: cach maith is inserted above text in Y) fearn .i. maith, O'Cl. Cf. cus ferna .i. cach cosmail is maith dia imrād, O'Mulc. 263 (= cusfer noe, etc., O'Curry 1400 < H 3.18, 633 ). cufernoe, etc., Phil. Soc. Trans. 1859, 176 (< H 3.18, 66b ).

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